Q: What do we mean by Pay Equity?
Sometimes called 'pay equity', 'equal pay for work of equal value' or 'comparable worth', the idea behind pay equity is that men and women should be paid the same amount for work of equal or comparable value. So women who perform work that has equal levels of skill required or responsibility involved, under the same or comparable conditions, should be paid the same as men.
In theory, women in Australia have been paid the same as men since the equal pay decisions of 1969 and 1972 in the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. But even today, statistics show that the average earnings of women are still less than men.
The University is committed to the principle of pay equity and recognises the importance of collecting and collating data related to staff employment and salaries to enable effective analysis of gender pay equity.
This record last updated Thursday, 26 April 2012 by Dannii Ellul