New data shines a light on gender pay gap in the public sector

Miriam Webber
Updated June 20 2024 - 9:39am, first published 12:01am

Women in the Commonwealth public sector are earning an average of $19,000 less than their male colleagues per year, though the gap is still narrower than it is in the private sector.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

Miriam Webber is a federal politics and public sector reporter, with a keen interest in integrity, transparency and accountability in government. She has been a member of the federal political bureau since 2023, and previously worked as the city reporter. Reach her at

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