Gender Pay Equity Reform in Australia: What is the Way Forward?. ‘Women’s Business – Current Issues and Future Agendas’ 7 March 2008 Meg Smith University of Western Sydney. Shaping Gender Pay Equity Reform in Labour Law 2008-. Three Stages of Gender Pay Equity Reform
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Gender Pay Equity Reform in Australia: What is the Way Forward?
‘Women’s Business – Current Issues and Future Agendas’
7 March 2008
University of Western Sydney
Three Stages of Gender Pay Equity Reform
- allow intervention of Full Bench (or equivalent)
- allow tribunal powers associated with dispute settlement
- allow application at the level of industry settlement with proximity to the system of wage fixing
- if discrimination is to be a founding construct, then the test becomes a prospective one
- test of undervaluation as opposed to discrimination
- flexibility in comparative benchmarks
- contemporary assessment of work value not prejudiced by previous assessments