We note that in reports of early November, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), using ABS data, revealed that the national gender pay gap presently stands at 14.6%, the lowest in twenty years. The WGEA noted that the gap had hovered between 15% and 19% over the past two decades.
The past 10 years has highlighted that movement in Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (AWOTE) are almost twice that of the movement in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Senior executive’s fixed or come-to-work remuneration among Australia’s leading companies has been in decline over the last decade.
This article was triggered by an enquiry from Patrick Durkin of the Australian Financial Review, responding to comments by the former Treasurer, Wayne Swan, that Chief Executive pay is “out of control”.
On June 1st 2018 the Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage by 3.5%.