A blogger writes an essay noting the inequality of women in Australia. She cites several statistics about this inequality. She notes a seventeen per cent difference between the salaries earned by women as opposed to men. She also notes that women retire with a pension that is less than half of those enjoyed by men. She cites some instances of improvement, such a a company cancelling a contract when it found out slave labour was involved. She concludes by urging companies to close the hiring and wage difference between men and women.
- A gender pay gap of 17% is still evident between men and women in Australia. Older women in Australia are showing a trend of homelessness and couch surfing.
- Only 16% of people in STEM fields in Australia are women. Women tend to have the lowest jobs in the STEM industry and continue to face harassment and less pay for equal work.
- Equality between cultures in Australia is worse than the gender inequality. Indigenous people have almost no equality. Businesses play an important part in equality and diversity is good for business.
“On the World Economic Forum Gender Index, Australia is ranked #1 for educational attainment of women, and yet we are 55th in the world for labour force participation.”