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Just A Thought: The New Gender Pay Gap Stats Will Make You Eyeroll

As the Workplace Gender Equality Agency releases its annual Gender Equality Scorecard, here's where Australia stands today.

By Jamila Rizvi

Gender diversity

As the Workplace Gender Equality Agency releases its annual Gender Equality Scorecard, here's where Australia stands today.

By Jamila Rizvi

I’d like to say there is good news and bad news when it comes to Australia’s gender pay gap. In reality however, there is passable news and there is bad news. While women are fast approaching equal numbers in the paid work force, we remain far from equal players.

The newest scorecard from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, released this morning, paints a pretty dim picture of sexism in Aussie workplaces. There are small positive changes here and there – some companies standing up and trying to do the right thing – but there are no monumental industry-wide shifts. Australia remains on a slow, eye-rolling-worthy level trek towards closing the gender pay gap.

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Just A Thought explores the cultural and political musings of Jamila Rizvi.

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