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Question On Notice No. 342 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 September 2017 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


I refer to the Pay Equity Unit, which was closed by the Barnett Government in 2015, and I ask:

(a) does the Minister intend to re-establish a Pay Equity Unit;
(b) if yes to (a), when does the Minister expect the unit to be operational;
(c) if yes to (a), how many FTE will be appointed to the unit; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
Answered on 31 October 2017

(a) Not at the current time.

(b)-(c) Not applicable

(d) The Government is currently examining appropriate equal remuneration strategies to address pay equity issues.