In almost every debate about the gender pay gap, the blame tends to fall on the nation’s male employers.
It goes something like: Why aren’t those well-paid male CEOs appointing more women to senior management and boards? Why aren’t workplaces more flexible? Why aren’t they meeting diversity targets?
But an often overlooked factor – one that was virtually absent from Malcolm Turnbull’s recent attempt to have ‘tax reform’ – is the role Australia’s tax system plays.