ADM’s inaugural Women in Defence Awards has confirmed that Australia’s first female Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne will be the patron for the program.
“It’s an honour to be the patron of the inaugural ADM Women in Defence Awards,” Minister Payne said. “It is a great initiative that will shine a light on some of the remarkable achievements by women in the Defence sector. Encouraging greater diversity across Defence and industry is key to increasing capability.”
Minister Payne will be presenting a keynote speech at the awards luncheon on July 27 and presenting the Hall of Fame award.
ADM is seeking to celebrate talented, determined, successful women who make a positive impact in the defence business arena, as members of Defence industry, Australian Public Service (APS) or in uniform, recognising that the Defence community is seeking to realise the value that diversity in all forms brings.
The national gender pay gap is calculated by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 15.3 per cent. It has hovered between 15 per cent and 19 per cent for the past two decades.
The national gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time base salary earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. It is a measure of women’s overall position in the paid workforce and does not compare like roles.
The WGEA collects pay data annually from non-public sector organisations with 100 or more employees, covering about 4 million employees in Australia, including superannuation, bonuses and other additional payments.
While there are no discrete data sets for Defence, the graphs shown represent data from both manufacturing and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, two employment areas that Defence utilises frequently.