Category: Careers

Gender Gap In Superannuation

Tina Wu The gender pay gap in superannuation may be another symptom of the overarching issue of gender inequality in the workforce and society failing to accommodate women who choose to have children. This issue is highlighted clearly with statistics revealing that the average super balance for women being $150,000 less than the average for men. “Several factors are contributing to women’s lower super balances,” says Dr Martin Fahy, CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. “Women take time out of the paid workforce to have children and are more likely to care for family members. “They...

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Advertising Sales Representative

The Sydney Observer magazine requires the services of an experienced Advertising Sales Representative. Sydney Observer is a monthly publication covering important news and current affairs, lifestyle, health and beauty as well as other issues relating to the Ku-ring-gai area. We pride ourselves on creating original content and feature interviews with prominent North Shore figures. The job involves: Selling ad space in our magazine to businesses and working on monthly features Visting potential clients (own car essential!) as well as regular phone contact Building relationships with advertisers Focus on revenue targets and deadlines Part-time position in a small team environment,...

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Why Merit Fails Australian Women

What  is  the  Liberal  Party’s  definition  of  ‘merit’?  And  why  is  it  preventing  women  from  reaching  executive-­‐level  positions?  Steph  Nash reporting. The  year  is  2004. Parliamentary  senior,  Judith  Troeth,  sits  silently  in  front  of  her  pre-­selectors.  She  is  cool,  calm  and  collected,  having  been  through  this  process  many  times  before. Her  competition  is  stiff:  a  mixture  of  young  blood,  and  a  surprise  former-­MP  who  has  just  come  out  of  retirement. But  with  13  years  in  parliament,  and  64  years  of  life  experience,  Troeth  is  relaxed  about  scoring  a  place  on  the  Liberal  ticket  to  the  Senate. That  was  until...

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