Australia’s working women earn 17.4% less than their male colleagues, based on new ABS data. The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has calculated the gender pay gap based on average weekly ordinary time earnings for men and women.

The gender pay gap is a disincentive to women’s participation in the workforce. In a time of significant skills shortages and with productivity levels in decline, it makes good business sense and is in our national interest to eliminate this disincentive to full workforce participation,” Ms Helen Conway, EEOWA Director said.

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