If you think Australia is the land of equality, think again.
The latest OECD statistics on the wage gap between men and women shows Australia is behind a lot of nations when it comes to equality in pay.
The difference between the wages of men and those of women is 18% in Australia.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a man on the average wage earns $283.20 a week more than a full-time working woman.
And when it comes to pay rises, women miss out. Men’s salaries rose $24.90 a week and women’s increased only $7.09 between November 2013 and May 2014.
This puts Australia, in terms of the percentage difference between the pay of men and women, behind the US, UK and a lot of Europe.
The nation with the smallest wage gap between men and women is New Zealand at 5.6%.
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