The motherhood penalty: Why mothers face the widest gender pay gap 

The ‘motherhood penalty’ is a major factor in Australia’s gender pay gap and this must be addressed if we’re ever going to close the gap, said Diversity Council Australia.

DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese, said recent ABS statistics showing the national gender pay gap has increased to 18.2% – the highest level in 30 years – paints a depressing picture and demands urgent attention.