Fellow feminists, rejoice! According to no less an authority than the treasurer of Australia, “…the gender pay gap has closed”. Josh Frydenberg said so, on Monday, in Question Time. It’s in Hansard, so it must be true.
Job done! We can all stop with the time-consuming advocacy and agitation, and just hit the shops to start spending the extra $241.50 per week we’re getting in our pay packets now that the government has brought our earnings into line with the blokes. Hurrah!
Except … not so much. It’s not true, as minister for women Marise Payne made clear in the Senate […]