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Many workers to be better off as ‘arbitrary’ super payment threshold to end

Hundreds of thousands of Australians will be better off in retirement when the superannuation income threshold payment is dropped on July 1. The axing of the $450 threshold means employees aged 18 and over will have to be paid super, regardless of how much they earn.

Reforms required to enable more equitable economic outcomes for working women

Economics experts from RMIT University say it’s high time for reforms to enable more equitable economic outcomes for Australian women. Data shows that 106,800 Australian women want to work but cannot due to childcare responsibilities, but many more are working part-time despite wishing to reengage full time with their careers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Women’s index shows drop in gender equality progress despite closing of super gender gap

Progress to gender financial equality reversed in the March quarter despite a significant win in superannuation savings for women which saw the gender gap narrowing by the most in more than a decade, according to the latest Financy Women's Index.

May 21 could be ‘watershed’ election on fair go for women

Female-concentrated professions such as child care, aged care, and disability tend to be lower paid, offer insecure hours, and have a flatter trajectory for pay and career progression, which leads to protracted lower earnings – and savings – compared to men. So what can be done about it?

New report shows work gender inequities extend to gig economy

The need to improve conditions for gig economy workers is underlined in a new report commissioned by the Victorian Government that highlights the gender inequalities entrenched in the on-demand economy.

‘Hard truths’ on pay gap for Aussie women require urgent addressing

Bosses and governments are being urged to close the pay gap for women to attract the best talent and make workplaces fairer.

Women risk being left behind in COVID recovery as pay gap widens

Independent not-for-profit organisation Our Watch has pointed to the growing gender pay gap, now at $261.5 per week, as evidence that women have been disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19, sounding the alarm that women are at risk of being left behind in the pandemic recovery.

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