1. ‘Women have had enough’: Lisa Wilkinson on the gender pay gap that led to her shock resignation from The Today Show.
Lisa Wilkinson has spoken for the first time on the issue that was rumoured to be behind her shock resignation from The Today Show, a job she had held for 10 years.
Speaking to News Corp, the 57-year-old said Australian women were "fed up" with not being paid the same as their male counterparts.
"You can see women have had enough — the gender pay gap, domestic violence, homelessness is on a huge rise in this country particularly for women over 50," she said.
"We have so many issues we need to address and I think women are really feeling the power and the wind behind them right now."
Within an hour of announcing she would no longer appear as a co-host alongside Karl Stefanovic on the popular breakfast TV show, Lisa revealed she would be starting a new job as a panelist on Channel 10's The Project.
It was widely reported that Lisa left Channel 9 after executives failed to match her male co-host's salary, believed to be upwards of $2 million. Wilkinson was believed to be making just half the amount.
Her bold move was praised by women - especially in the media - as one that showed women should know their worth and not be afraid to act when they weren’t being paid or treated fairly.
Lisa added that despite 2017 being one that "didn't start out with a lot of promise with having someone like Donald Trump in power", women have "rallied" throughout the year.
"Women are rising up," she told News Corp.
"You look at the whole Harvey Weinstein situation in America — it's all just about to break here with the work Tracey Spicer and Kate McClymont are doing."