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Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Introduction International Women’s Day (IWD) is now just a week away. A few days later, March 13th, is the deadline day for submissions to the Annual Wage Review (AWR) run by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). So, in this blog I review what is happening with wage suppression in Australia and focus on what the…

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Dependence on private corporations to fix inequality and climate change will be a dead end

Dependence on private corporations to fix inequality and climate change will be a dead end

Global economy faces $19tn corporate debt timebomb, warns IMF Here we have the IMF warning the capitalist class, and the governments that protect it, that they have a problem. Interest on corporate debt that cannot be repaid. It’s yet another problem of their own making. The IMF is a capitalist institution and is one of…

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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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