Closing the gender pay gap and strengthening childcare policies to encourage equal sharing of care are just some of the initiatives that have gained ground across the Australian business landscape, but despite the progress more can be done.
While the data now indicates a slightly more balanced impact between the genders since COVID-19, women have still been disproportionately impacted through increased levels of non-paid care work.
This report finds, once again, that stubborn gender stereotypes about the roles men and women play in paid work and caring continue to drive the gender pay gap.
The mantra of equal pay for equal work became law in Australia in 1973, so why is it still so hard to achieve?
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