Naomi Rodgers-Falk

The right to equal pay for work of equal value was won for women in Australia in 1972, but this has not meant that women’s wages today equal those of men. The 2008 federal parliamentary inquiry into women’s wages revealed that, on average, Australian women earn 12-18% less than their male counterparts.
Around 150 women and men gathered on the lawns of the Mt Isa Civic Centre on August 19 to condemn Mayor John Moloney’s recent statement degrading women and to demand his resignation.
This article is based on a talk given by Naomi Rodgers-Falk to the closing session of the Resistance National Conference, held at the University of Technology, Sydney, on June 27 to 29.