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Wage gap widens for Australian Women

Australian women face bigger wage gaps for doing similar jobs than women in
Syria, Indonesia and Thailand, an article in the Sydney Morning Herald revealed
on the weekend.

Australia was ranked 20th in the World Economic Forum’s global gender gap
index, down from its rank of 15 in 2006; ranked 60th for wage equality for
similar work; and 50th for labour force participation – down from 41st in 2007,
despite more women entering the workforce in that time.

ACTU President Sharan Burrow said that as a result “over the course of her
career, an Australian woman will earn $1 million less than a man, and will
retire with less than half the savings in her superannuation account.”

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