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ABS stats show appalling gender pay gap increase to nearly 20%

Larissa Waters 26 Feb 2015

New ABS figures released today show that the gender pay gap has increased to 18.8 per cent - the highest in two decades.

"The gender pay gap is getting closer and closer to 20 per cent. It's outrageous that across all industries for full-time work, women on average are being paid almost a fifth less than men," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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Greens introduce bill to boost women’s super

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt will this morning introduce a private member's bill into the House of Representatives that will allow employers to boost superannuation payments to women employees.

The Sex Discrimination Amendment (Boosting Superannuation for Women) Bill 2014 will ensure employers are able to contribute more super for women employees than male employees without being considered to have breached anti-discrimination legislation.

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