Waging a war on salary secrecy, Australia works to close gender pay gap
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Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

A new report into Australia’s gender pay gap pours cold water over employers’ arguments that pay secrecy clauses should be allowed in employment contracts.

The report released by Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in February shows that the national gender pay gap has dropped to 13.3%. While this is a trend in the right direction, women in full-time employment still make 87 cents for every AU$1 made by a male counterpart.