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Gender pay equity research: Stage 2 report published

04 Apr 2024

We have published the Stage 2 report as part of the Gender pay equity research project for the Annual Wage Review 2023-24.

This report has been prepared by our staff and examines the history of 12 of the 13 modern awards identified in the Stage 1 report as setting the pay in large, highly feminised occupations in feminised industries.

The Stage 2 report examines the history of wage fixing and work value assessments in each of the 12 awards, helping to identify any indications of gender undervaluation. These indications include:

  • a lack of a work value exercise undertaken by the Commission
  • inadequate application of equal pay principles, and
  • the making of consent awards and agreements.

The release of this report was previously announced in Justice Hatcher’s 5 December 2023 statement. The report is published in accordance with the timetable for the Annual Wage Review 2023-24.

Justice Hatcher has also issued a statement which includes next steps for parties who wish to respond to the report.  

Interested parties are invited to comment on the research in reply submissions to the Annual Wage Review 2023-24 by 5pm (AEST) on Monday 29 April 2024.

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