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Ending pay secrecy alone won’t close gender pay gap

Larissa Waters 21 Oct 2022

The Greens welcome the announcement this week that the government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill will include new rules to end pay secrecy clauses to stop employees from discussing how much they get paid, something the Greens have previously sought to legislate for.

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“Pay secrecy has been an ongoing contributor to the gender pay gap.

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Greens call for increase in WGEA’s powers

Larissa Waters 24 Nov 2021

The Greens say the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) must be given more powers to tackle gender inequality in the workplace, including the ability to require organisations to report on the number of sexual harassment incidents reported by employees and how they were handled.

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