Women still do not have equal access and opportunities in employment. In Australia the gender pay gap between the average full time earnings of men and women sits at of 18.2%. This discrepancy in earnings continues throughout women’s live with women’s average super payout at just one third of the average man’s. Increasing casualisation and the lack of ability to access flexible working arrangement impacts on women’s capacity to engage in paid employment as they often have caring responsibilities. Employees right to access flexible working arrangements need to be enforceable and paid parental leave must be extended to provide adequate leave and include superannuation.
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