Minimum wage

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Australian farm workers entitled to minimum wage in major industry shake-up
Fair Work ruling effectively abolishes piece rates after commission found existing provisions ‘not fit for purpose’

Cait Kelly

04, Nov, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Small minimum wage rises don't cause job losses, Reserve Bank study finds
Study is first of its kind in Australia and boosts union call for an increase in minimum wage

Paul Karp

16, May, 2018 @7:24 AM

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Quiz: how much do you know about surviving on Newstart?
Liberal MP Julia Banks this week said she could survive on $40 per day – take the quiz to find out if you think it’s feasible

Guardian staff

05, May, 2018 @12:00 AM

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$50-a-week wage rise would create up to 87,000 jobs, unions say
Australian Council of Trade Unions says ‘modest and regular wage increases’ will not mean higher jobless rate

Paul Karp

18, Apr, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Shorten a 'craven populist' for pushing minimum wage rise, Turnbull says
Regulating out of modest wages growth ‘would put a handbrake on job creation’, PM says

Paul Karp

07, Mar, 2018 @12:59 AM

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Unions seek dramatic pay increases to ensure minimum ‘living wage'
ACTU secretary Sally McManus signals significant increase in union pay demands from the Fair Work Commission

Paul Karp

01, Nov, 2017 @5:01 PM

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One Nation copies Greens penalty rates plan to embarrass Labor and unions
The bid has failed to derail Labor’s proposal to protect penalty rates for award workers, which the Senate passed on Thursday

Paul Karp

30, Mar, 2017 @5:19 AM

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Michaelia Cash fails to justify claim low-paid workers often in high-income households
Minister does not answer after being asked repeatedly to explain government claim about workers on the minimum wage

Paul Karp

30, Mar, 2017 @1:54 AM

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Minimum wage review should be approached with caution, Turnbull government says
Increases not supported by higher prices or productivity ‘will most likely cost jobs’, Coalition warns Fair Work Commission

Katharine Murphy Political editor

29, Mar, 2017 @7:50 PM

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ACTU to push for $45-a-week increase in minimum wage, Sally McManus to say
Inequality is now at 70-year high, union boss to tell National Press Club, after wages grew by record low of 1.9% last year

Paul Karp

28, Mar, 2017 @5:30 PM

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