Originally published: June 7, 2017
A new report has called for a national target to close the gender pay gap and for gender pay equity to be enshrined in workplace laws.
A Senate inquiry report, tabled in parliament on Wednesday, made nine recommendations - most of which were rejected by government members of the committee.
Committee chair, Labor senator Jenny McAllister, said it was time to do more than just measure the gender pay gap.
"It is time to take action," she said.
The report found a woman working in a female-dominated industry would, on average, earn almost $40,000 less at total remuneration than the average full-time total remuneration of a man in a male-dominated industry.