Category: Inequality

The “logic” of Morrison’s LNP new old-fashioned attack on workers’ rights

The “logic” of Morrison’s LNP new old-fashioned attack on workers’ rights

It should come as no surprise to anyone that a new LNP government would go after workers and union rights after winning an election. There has not been an LNP government that has not done that or regulatory bodies that have not fallen into line. It’s in their DNA and in a perverse sense there…

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Annual Wage Review decision: class warfare continues

Annual Wage Review decision: class warfare continues

Last Friday the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its decision arising from the Annual Wage Review (AWR). This annual Review is required by the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA09) and decides whether or not Australia’s lowest paid workers get a wage increase and, if so, by how much. The Commission granted a 3% increase…

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Wages, wage suppression and crocodile tears

Wages, wage suppression and crocodile tears

House price falls are not the economy’s biggest worry Reserve Bank governor Dr Philip Lowe had more sensible things to say in three hours than we usually get in a month. http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/house-price-falls-are-not-the-economy-s-biggest-worry-20190226-p510gk.html?btis Here Ross Gittins, economist at the Sydney Morning Herald, sheds crocodile tears over wages suppression and associated low household incomes. He backs up…

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