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Monday, 15th November 2021

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

A Labor Government will lead a national push to help close the gender pay gap.

The national gender pay gap is 14.2%, calculated by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

If you factor in total earnings – like bonuses and overtime – the gap grows to 16.8%. In some states it’s over 20%.

In some industries (like health care and social services) women are, on average, paid almost 25% less – or to express it a different way – men working in health care and social services earn 32% more, on average, than their female colleagues.

On average, women working full-time earned $1575.50 while men working full-time earned $1,837.

A Labor Government will lead a national push to help close the gender pay gap by: 

  • Legislating so companies with more than 250 employees will have to report their gender pay gap publicly.
  • Prohibiting pay secrecy clauses and giving employees the right to disclose their pay, if they want to.
  • Taking action to address the gender pay gap in the Australian Public Service.
  • Strengthening the ability and capacity of the Fair Work Commission to order pay increases for workers in low paid, female dominated industries.

Read more about Labor's policies.

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334a Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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CANBERRA ACT 2600

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