In the 1950s and 1960s, as more women joined the paid workforce, trade unions took up the case for equal pay.
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Five decades ago Australia's industrial relations system endorsed the concept of 'equal pay for equal work'. So why does the gender pay gap endure?
The gender pay gap has proved difficult to close.
Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?
Supreme Court justices stood with Brett Kavanaugh, his wife Ashley, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on the day of Kavanaugh’s investiture.
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With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict that the court will move to the right on issues from abortion to gun rights. But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.
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The success of the women's movement shows the importance of international solidarity.
Mind the gap.
The gender pay gap remains stubbornly high in the UK, but the new rules are shaming companies into action.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
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With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
Equal pay remains a long way away.
It will take 217 years for women to achieve equal pay at the current rate.
Nonprofit boards should be more diverse than this group, but too often they’re not.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
Chancellor, take note.
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Women have borne the brunt of government austerity policies since 2010.
Research shows women’s work hour limit is 34 hours before their mental health deteriorates compared to 47 hours for men.
Australia needs to tackle the widespread belief that it's fair or feasible for people to work long hours without compromising either their health or gender equality.
Gurindji ranger Ursula Chubb pays her respects to ancestors killed in the early 1900s at Blackfella Creek, where children were tied with wire and dragged by horses, and adults were shot as they fled. They were buried under rocks where they fell.
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The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made history 50 years ago by standing up for their rights to land and better pay. But a new book reveals the deeper story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off.
Want to know how your salary jar stacks up?
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Pay transparency laws are the latest effort to eliminate the still-yawning gap between the salaries of men and women. Do they work?
Another day, another trophy.
Whether the women's U.S. soccer team wins its fight for pay equity, its existence alone shows just how much has already been won.
Men's tennis number one offered an apology for comments made but truth is, it's a view long-held by many.
Djokovic: men deserve more.
My number of spectators is bigger than yours – why there are more sexist issues at play in tennis than the size of your crowd.
Same journey. Different rewards.
Publishing the data on the differences between salaries for men and women will only be half the battle.
They won the gold, but where’s the money?
As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously…
Most multinationals still struggle with gender equality.
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The US division of L’Oréal has recently gained a new gender equality certification. The Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) certification is a way that companies can “prove” their credentials…
A roundtable of academics have reviewed family and work policies proposed by the major parties in the lead up to the 2013 election on September 7.
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Australia is approaching a “care tsunami” in which more people will find themselves juggling work with care of children and…
While young women are rising through Australian media ranks, the old glass ceiling remains.
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Women now outnumber men in the Australian media, but they are typically younger, earn less and have less powerful positions than male colleagues. A new national survey shows women now make up 55.5% of…