International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8 March – is a time to reflect on progress made, call for change, and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
This year at FSU, we hope to shine light on the true cost of pay secrecy and highlight how pay transparency improves the lives of all workers.
We will be joined by two outstanding speakers as we facilitate engagement among colleagues in conversations about the way pay secrecy contributes to the gender pay gap and how it leads to injustice for all workers, not just women.
Shining a light on pay secrecy: How much is it costing you?
Tuesday, 8 March
2pm – 4:00pm (AEDT)
We are honoured to be joined by Labor MP, Peta Murphy and Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at the Centre for Future Work, associated with The Australia Institute.
Peta Murphy is the first woman to represent the federal seat of Dunkley since her election in 2019.
Prior to entering politics, Peta’s career was defined by a commitment to social justice and strong communities. She worked in the Victorian justice system for a decade and a half, volunteered at her local Community Legal Centre, was a solicitor advocate, a Senior Public Defender at Victoria Legal Aid, a Barrister and a Team Leader at the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
After running as the Labor candidate for Dunkley in the 2016 election, Peta became Chief of Staff to The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations in 2017.
Peta has also served as a Director on the Board of Peninsula Health and committee member of the Peninsula Waves VNL club.
Peta lives in Frankston with her husband, Rod and two Labradors – Bert and Ernie
Peta is a member of the House of Representatives Economics Committee and has used her position to call for pay transparency from the big banks. Peta is also a strong advocate for better behaviour and standards in politics.
Alison Pennington conducts research on economic issues facing working people including the future of jobs, skills and training, collective bargaining, and the role of government. Alison is a regular national media commentator on TV and radio, with writing published on platforms including The Guardian and The New Daily. Alison has held previous roles in public finance, public sector unions, and music teaching.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Your FSU Team