The gender super gap continues to be a problem with women retiring with a third less super than men, with time out of the workforce caring for others a key driver of this inequality.

Governments around the world now recognise the significant social and economic benefits of paid parental leave.

However, new Industry Super Australia analysis shows only a small percentage of women in Australia receive superannuation on their paid parental leave. Australian mothers have missed out on $1.6 billion in super contributions because the Federal Government won’t pay on its paid parental leave scheme.

Hear from ISA on how governments at all levels and employers have the opportunity to reduce the gender super gap by paying superannuation on paid parental leave, joined by Steve Bracks to discuss Cbus's parental leave policies.

Moderated by: Jeannene O'Day, Deputy Chair, WIS NSW









The Hon Steve Bracks AC was Premier of Victoria for eight years (1999-2007). He was appointed Chancellor of Victoria University in January 2021. Mr Bracks chairs the superannuation fund Cbus, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, Victory Offices, and the AFL Strategic Community Investment Fund Advisory Board. He is a non-executive director of the Bank of Sydney; and from 2007 to 2019 Jardine Lloyd Thomson Australia (2007-2019). He is a member of the Australian Republican Movement’s Republican Advisory Panel. Mr Bracks is an Honorary Chair of the Union Education Foundation and was an Honorary Adviser to the former Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmao from 2007 to 2017.






Georgia is responsible for leading Industry Super Australia’s media and communication activities, driving positive and proactive media coverage across consumer and finance media, and developing and implementing policy-based campaigns to help secure positive change for members.

Georgia has more than a decade of experience delivering media and communication strategies across government and not-for-profit sectors.

She brings to ISA an intimate understanding of the 24/7 media cycle and the role of government, having held senior media roles in the Office of the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, most recently as the Deputy Director of Media, and previously for the former Federal Labor Government.

She has a Master of Communications from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce from the University of Melbourne.





Gemma is Director of Strategic Engagement at Industry Super Australia. Her role is responsible for strengthening relationships between ISA and key stakeholders. Gemma is on the Board of the progressive think tank Per Capita and is a member of the Women in Super policy committee.

Gemma most recently held senior positions at the ACTU, and worked in the union movement for two decades. and was previously a Director of AustralianSuper and Industry Fund Services.



Thursday 14 October 2021


10.30am - 12.00pm 


Online via Zoom
Attendees will receive Zoom details 3 days prior to the event


Panel discussion with Q&A

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