NEW REPORT CONFIRMS LIBERAL FAILURE ON GENDER PAY GAP

JULIE COLLINS MP.
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NEW REPORT CONFIRMS LIBERAL FAILURE ON GENDER PAY GAP
JULIE COLLINS MP
Today’s KPMG report on the gender pay gap confirms the Liberals’ failure over the last six years to ensure Australians are paid equally and treated fairly in the workplace.
 
For all of the political spin from the Prime Minister and Treasurer about the benefits of economic growth it is clear this is not true for many Australians – especially women. 
 
The gender pay gap in Australia has remained stubbornly high over the past two decades and any minor changes have been widely attributed to the mining boom ending. 
 
The Morrison Government must put forward a genuine reform agenda to close the gender pay gap and address the discrimination that is fuelling this gap.
 
Pay equity must be a central objective of Australia’s workplace relations system and the Morrison Government must address the rising cost of childcare.
 
There must also be a serious look at how government can help fix attitudes that contribute to women taking on the majority of unpaid caring responsibilities and work in Australian households.
 
Labor has a proud record of fighting for equal pay for Australian women.
 
When we were last in government this included introducing the first national paid parental leave scheme.
 
Labor delivered funding to support the equal pay case for social and community service workers delivering pay rises to 150,000 workers.
 
Labor also ensured businesses with more than 100 employees report annually on gender equality indicators.
 
The Morrison Government must do more to ensure Australian women are not worse off in the workplace.
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