Wow, are seniors legally entitled to less pay in Australia?
That's what I thought till now.
Ugh... I tried backing up what I was saying from fairwork and I didn't find them openly saying that about seniors, just teenagers, so now I'm not sure. It could be it was fazed out or I misunderstood.
So maybe is just the juniors, and seniors just have working limitations that makes them earn less overall and I misunderstood they were in the same boat.
Coming from Mexico it makes no sense to me. One thing is paying less for simpler jobs and having old people be the ones that tend to go for those positions, but I was raised by the idea of "equal pay for equal job", as in that if you can perform the job, you deserved the same pay no matter your age, gender, etc.
Of course, as far as I understand government says it was set in place to give an incentive to companies to hire teenagers and that way create more opportunities for them.