Brekky Wrap: Pay Gap At 20 Percent And Stan Lee Has Died
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Australian men earn more than their female colleagues in all industries, according to the fifth review into pay discrepancies by the Workplace Gender Equality agency. The review found that a men take home an average $25,700 more per year that their female counterparts, contributing to a pay gap of about 21.3 percent. The review found there was an increase in the number of female CEOs from 15.7 percent to 17.1 percent. The finance industry had the biggest pay gap between men and women.
Shadow Treasurer Andrew Leigh has announced that if Labor is elected at the next federal vote, it will introduce a new office that will ensure tax payer money is being spent how it should. The new office of the evaluate general would operate within the treasury and would encourage departments like the ATO to carry out random trials to appeal to people's sense of fairness so they might be encouraged to pay more tax for example. The office would be funded with $5 million and would work with departments in the federal government to ensure their programs are being constantly evaluated.
Separated Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa continue to rely on each other's support as they recover. The pair were separated on Friday and on Monday they were lying together in the same bed, reaching out for each other and putting their legs across each other like they did when they were joined. A spokesperson for the Children First Foundation, Julie Webber said the girls are doing very well -- they are eating solids and playing and tugging at each other's hair.
The death toll continues to rise in the worst wildfires the US state of California has seen in 85 years. At least 31 people have been confirmed dead and another 200 are missing as flames burn across the state. The town of Paradise has been virtually flattened, with homes and business being destroyed by the blaze. A number of homes in the seaside town of Malibu have also been ruined. Celebrities including Neil Young, Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and Robin Thicke have also reported significant damage to their homes. The last fire of this scale was the Griffith Park disaster that occurred in California in 1933.
Amazon has been asked to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo that could be a clue in a double murder case. Two women's bodies were found under a home in the American state New Hampshire in January 2017. The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty to the charges, but now the judge presiding over the case has requested the recordings from an Echo be given to the court, as the device may have recorded the the time around or during the murder. Previously Amazon said it would not provide the recordings unless legally mandated.
The EU and the UK will strive to reach a Brexit deal in the coming 48 hours, with UK officials trying to decide on terms so they are able to send them to the EU leaders on Wednesday. European leaders will then have until the end of the month to to agree to the proposed terms. Downing Street said talks are persisting, but there are still a number of "substantial issues" that need to be resolved.
Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died aged 95. TMZ reports Lee was taken to hospital in an ambulance on Monday morning, where he later died. Lee's first Marvel Comic was The Fantastic Four, which was published in 1961. Other famous titles include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man and The Avengers.
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