The Australian Computer Society (“ACS”) conducted a survey and found that almost one third of all people applying for information and computer technology positions have been discriminated against on the basis of age or gender.

Almost half of all women have encountered discrimination, with one third of those claiming it was based upon gender.

Of those over 55, over one third claimed that in hiring they have encountered age discrimination.

A 2012 ACS remuneration survey found that males earn 9.8 per cent more than females.