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The University of Sydney paid its vice-chancellor $1,627,500 last year, more than any other Australian public university VC received. EQRoy/Shutterstock

How Australian vice-chancellors’ pay came to average $1 million and why it’s a problem

Vice-chancellors’ average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers’ pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.
The gulf between what Domino’s CEO Don Meij earned in 2017, A$36.8 million, and those who deliver the pizzas is extraordinary, so is the CEO worth that much? Paul Miller/AAP

CEO pay is more about white male entitlement than value for money

The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn’t enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
One study found women were four times more likely to experience anxiety than their male colleagues in similar jobs. from www.shutterstock.com

The gender pay gap is harming women’s health

The long term financial consequences of the pay gap are clear; but could there also been impacts on health?
Women may be happy in jobs that are stereotypically seen as ‘women’s work’ because of the way gender roles have developed over time. www.shutterstock.com

Women are satisfied with ‘women’s work’ but not with the pay

Women may be happy in roles that are associated with gender stereotypes but the gender pay gap persists and women certainly aren’t happy with that.
When pay rates are individually negotiated, women tend to do less well. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Let’s talk about your pay, and loudly

With the gender pay gap refusing to go away, it’s time more people were encouraged to discuss their salary openly.
There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science. CIAT/Flickr

What it’s like to be a woman working in science, and how to make it better

What is it like to be a woman working in the sciences? While there are hurdles to overcome, there are joys as well. The new SAGE initiative hopes to make STEM even more amenable to women.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year. Shutterstock

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.
The difference between CEO and average workers’ pay is much greater than most people imagine, but Australians’ idea of the ideal ratio is higher than elsewhere. Shutterstock/albund

Do Australians still believe in the fair go? Views on pay suggest not

A recently published study produced some revealing findings on beliefs about inequality in a range of countries around the world. The study, by Chulalongkorn University’s Sorapop Kiatpongsan and Harvard…

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