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Economic Bulletin – The Pay Equity Edition

Last week in the dead of night – just before midnight on Thursday – the Government passed the Equal Pay Amendment Act. This Act set out to improve the process for women in occupations that have been economically disadvantaged compared to work of equal value done by men.

As well as being a gender equity issue it is also an economic and wellbeing issue, as households with the main earner being female are between two and three times more likely to be in poverty than those with the main earner being male.

Download the full bulletin: CTU Economic Bulletin 220 – July 2020