Tag Archives: pay equity

The gender wealth gap is widening

The gender wealth gap among mid-age singles (35-55 years) jumped from 4 per cent to 28 per cent between 2002 and 2010.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/rich-man-poor-woman-the-gender-wealth-gap-widens-20141108-11igay.html#ixzz3IdO4IGC4

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COAG report Tracking Equity for women and girls

COAG’s report on equity for women and girls attracted a lot of attention last week in the media.  Not only for not only what it said but what it did not say. John Brumby the Chair of the committee that developed the report described as a  ‘baffling contrast’ when describing the phenomena of  women and girls being in general more highly educated than men but women still lagging behind in pay equity and earning on average 17.5% less than men. Some commentators have described this as not being baffling at all, but a product of the discrimination that women face in the workforce.

Below is a link to the report and to some commentary circulating last week

SMH: COAG reports girls ahead at school but women lag in pay stakes

women starting to fall behind: The Conversation  

Women’s Agenda: Dear Prime Minster COAG says its time to act on Gender inequity

Tracking Equity comparing women and girls across Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald October 25: Some men ‘fear competing with women

Leading chief executives have conceded that many Australian companies have a problem with women in senior roles, saying some men “fear having to compete with women”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/some-men-fear-competing-with-women-20131025-2w5i8.html#ixzz2iuvoQgpS

The ABS Stats are in : More women than men in less secure jobs

More women than men in Australia continue to work in jobs that provide less security and stability, according to a new report released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This week’s release of Gender Indicators, Australia brings together a variety of ABS and non-ABS data to look at the differences between men and women, and how these differences are changing over time.

For more details click the link to the ABS press release

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/D75D00B0F3C80434CA2578FD0017FF50?Opendocument

Make your vote count: Responses now in from Labor, Liberals and the Greens

The Australian Labor Party, the Liberals and the Greens have now all  provided their  response to our questions. Click links to see their responses A Fair Deal for Women ALP response   A Fair Deal for Women_response_23.8.13Greens   2013 Coalition Response – A Fair Deal for Women

A Fair Deal For Women has asked  the major political parties what policies they propose to tackle on a range of vital issues for women’s economic and employment security. Our main areas of concern relate to:

  • Support for women to obtain and keep decent jobs
  • Access to quality education and training
  • Improvements to income support especially for unemployed people and sole parents
  • Measures to improve the gender pay gap
  • Review of marginal tax rates to increase women’s labour force participation
  • Measures to improve women’s superannuation in retirement
  • Collection of data disaggregated by gender and impact assessments of policies on women
  • Comprehensive review of child care

 

Make your vote count: Responses from the major political parties regarding women & economic security issues

Updated 25 August 2013. Response from Greens. See below for more detail.

 

A Fair Deal For Women has asked  the major political parties what policies they propose to tackle on a range of vital issues for women’s economic and employment security. Our main areas of concern relate to:

  • Support for women to obtain and keep decent jobs
  • Access to quality education and training
  • Improvements to income support especially for unemployed people and sole parents
  • Measures to improve the gender pay gap
  • Review of marginal tax rates to increase women’s labour force participation
  • Measures to improve women’s superannuation in retirement
  • Collection of data disaggregated by gender and impact assessments of policies on women
  • Comprehensive review of child care

The Australian Labor Party  and the Greens have provided its response to our questions. Click link to see their responses A Fair Deal for Women ALP response   A Fair Deal for Women_response_23.8.13Greens

To date no response has been received from the Liberal Party but we will post their response on our website and Facebook page when and if they make a response.