COMMENT:

If you believe the press release earlier this month, the public service gender pay gap has decreased for the third year in the row. If you look into the fine print, you will see this isn't quite so.

If the public service gender pay gap is measured by averaging all men's and all women's salaries, the gap between the averages has dropped. More women in senior leadership positions boosted the average, potentially hiding the reality of most women public servants.

If you measure the gender pay gap by finding the median, the public service gender pay gap has got

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