PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Pay equity

Mind the gender pay gap! This is a very real issue in architecture, with women architecture graduates starting out, on average, on salaries 6.5% below their male peers. Nor does it seem to get better as careers develop. What do we do?

No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

Before accepting every story that gets circulated, it’s important to look at the facts. Gill Matthewson points out that claims in Vogue are just not credible.
Breaking news: women are not condiments

Breaking news: women are not condiments

Dodgy data on the gender pay gap has inspired alarmist headlines and some rather archaic opinions, argues Gill Matthewson.
Overdue, overtime

Overdue, overtime

The prevalence of unpaid overtime has serious hidden costs for our profession. Clinton Cole calls for a more transparent remuneration system.
EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

Leone Lorrimer offers a series of resolutions to help ensure that architectural practices have fair and equitable remuneration, and a set of resources to support them.
Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

The gender pay gap in architecture does not discriminate, hitting just about every age group. Gill Matthewson digs into the Census stats and uncovers disturbing results.
Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
A look behind the drapes – auditing Redshift’s equity practice

A look behind the drapes – auditing Redshift’s equity practice

Michael Lewarne reports on Redshift Architecture's equity audit – and challenges other offices to conduct similar workplace equity audits and publish the results.
Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
Why pay equity matters

Why pay equity matters

As Gill Matthewson comments, this quote she found about sums it up: “The literature shows that pay is an important predictor of the extent to which a person is valued in his or her employment context and, more specifically, of the extent to which this person is perceived to have...
More on the gender pay gap.

More on the gender pay gap.

Justine Clark reflects on disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap.
Pay equity for women in small business

Pay equity for women in small business

The Women & Work Research Group and economic Security4Women invite you to their 2013 Equal Pay Day event: Spotlight on pay equity for women in small business.
The graduate pay gap – new figures

The graduate pay gap – new figures

Shelley Penn, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, updates the figures for the architecture graduate pay gap.
Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

What can we do about the gender pay gap? Neph Wake has collated some helpful links, along with questions to help check how gender friendly our workplaces are.
The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
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