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Sexism blamed for gender pay gap

Sexism blamed for gender pay gap

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


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Sexism is the most likely reason behind the gender pay gap according to a study conducted by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. The study examined 50% of the working population in New Zealand from 2001 to 2011 and looked at key areas; productivity, willingness to bargain, different workpla...

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

August 21, 2017


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Proverbs 29:18: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ And so, with Malcolm Turnbull at the helm, the Federal Liberal Party will proceed to its demise. The Federal Government is not a united front. Had the Prime Minister rallied the forces and acted like a leader should, the wedge of Mar...

Long live the Sisterhood: fighting workplace “nastiness” between women

Long live the Sisterhood: fighting workplace “nastiness” between women

Loz Sindel, Staff reported

March 10, 2016


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This week saw the 107th International Women’s Day, globally acknowledging female achievements. But, in 2016, women are still fighting for equality. According to recent research conducted by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), the current gender pay gap in Australia is 24 per cent, m...

Ireland votes ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Ireland votes ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Joanne Brewer, Staff reporter

May 27, 2015


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Ireland went to the polls this weekend in a referendum for marriage equality and the result was a resounding yes. The yes vote made Ireland the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal by popular vote with 62 per cent voting in favour of the change to the Constitution. The proposed...

Labor in dispute over conscience vote on marriage equality

Labor in dispute over conscience vote on marriage equality

Mentari Sandiastri, Staff reporter

May 3, 2015


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Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has attracted controversy within the Labor Party by pushing to overturn the conscience vote on marriage equality. Prominent Labor conservative Joe de Bruyn has publicly criticised Ms Plibersek, calling her push for binding vote unnecessary and pointing out that...

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