Wages growth

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Australian wages in real terms are essentially no different from where they were in 2013 | Greg Jericho
Low wages growth, inflation, price rises and jobseeker are combining to put talk of a strong recovery from the pandemic into context

Greg Jericho

18, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Morrison’s objection to lifting wages in line with inflation puts spotlight on pensions linked to CPI
Prime minister says such a move would be ‘incredibly reckless’ but payments such as pensions are already tied to cost-of-living changes

Peter Hannam

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Anthony Albanese narrows scope of pledge to support 5.1% pay rise to match inflation
Labor leader says stance only relates to those on minimum wage of $20.33 an hour and is conditional on industrial tribunal ordering increase

Paul Karp

12, May, 2022 @4:45 AM

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It shouldn’t be such a shock that Anthony Albanese believes the minimum wage should rise with inflation | Greg Jericho
If you think the real wages of the lowest paid in Australia should go backwards, you’re advocating for declining living standards

Greg Jericho

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Markets turmoil and interest rate rises: the economic challenges facing Australia after the election
Soaring energy costs, stagflation fears and calls for higher wages are just some of the bumps in the road awaiting a new or returned government

Peter Hannam

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Over-the-top alarmism’: economists dismiss concerns wage rises cause inflation
Australia’s minimum wage is shrinking compared to median pay, bucking global trends

Peter Hannam

11, May, 2022 @7:58 AM

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Factcheck: is Albanese’s backing of a 5.1% minimum wage rise an ‘unprecedented’ intervention?
Government claims Labor leader is improperly interfering with independent process, but it wouldn’t be the first time a precise number was proposed

Paul Karp

11, May, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Industry warns ’small business can’t afford it’ after Albanese backs 5.1% minimum wage rise
Employers argue that excessive minimum pay increases will fuel inflation as unions call for ‘incredibly reasonable’ boost to meet cost of living pressures

Paul Karp

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Labor will announce new measures to close gender pay gap in election campaign’s final fortnight
Tanya Plibersek says party would look at introducing superannnuation on paid parental leave ‘when we can afford to’

Paul Karp

08, May, 2022 @1:46 AM

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Queensland workers in pay dispute to only respond to bosses with ‘nanu nanu’ in protest
Visy staff to don pink high-vis vests and only respond to bosses with Robin Williams catchphrase to show management they mean business

Cait Kelly

06, May, 2022 @6:34 AM

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Real wages to fall by 3% this year as inflation surges, says RBA
Australians’ wages are tipped to grow over the next two years, but are not predicted to catch up with rising prices until 2024

Peter Hannam

06, May, 2022 @4:05 AM

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Will the RBA lift the cash rate this week to counter inflation – or wait until after the election?
Analysis: The Reserve Bank of Australia finds itself in a strategic and political bind. Credibility is at stake

Peter Hannam

01, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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