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50 years after Australia's historic 'equal pay' decision, the legacy of 'women's work' remains

  • Written by Leonora Risse, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT University

June 19, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Australia’s industrial relations system endorsing the principle of “equal pay for equal work”.

Yet, five decades on, a gender pay gap remains.

The 1969 decision was a breakthrough, but also highlighted the problem of putting principle into practice, given a legacy of past decisions being...

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