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How did you mark Equal Pay Day this year? Here at WGEA it’s a bittersweet occasion – progress on closing the gap has slowed (and in fact gone backwards this year), but it is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and solutions.

Australian women in 2021 have had to work about two months more, on average, to earn the same as men did last financial year.

Equal Pay Day 2021 recognises that it has taken until 31 August to close the national gender pay gap, which is 14.2%, a rise of 0.8 percentage points over the last six months.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today released the new national gender pay gap figure of 14.2%, a rise of 0.8 percentage points over the last six months. This means Equal Pay Day 2021 will be on 31 August, marking the 61 extra days from the end of the previous financial year that women, on average, must work to earn the same annual pay as men.

As she finishes her five-and-a-half-year tenure this week, we catch up with Libby Lyons, outgoing Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), about perspective, ambition and making change.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency announced today that that national gender pay gap has dropped to 13.4%, a decline of 0.6 percentage points over the last six months.

As we are improving our reporting systems to make it easier for you to use, we are also updating your CAB reports. This year, your CAB report will look a little different.