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Rise of WA Minimum Wage is ‘Not Enough’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The peak body for the social service sector in WA has said the $16-a-week rise for the state’s lowest paid workers is welcome, but is not enough. The state Industrial Relations

Minimum Wage Review Needed to Fix Structural Unemployment: OECD

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 13th July 2015 -  There is merit in the OECD's call for countries including Australia to review the minimum wage, writes Professor of Economics at University of Canberra, Phil Lewis, in this article

Minimum Wage Rise Possible

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 30th March 2015 -  Australia’s lowest paid workers could receive almost $1500 extra every year if a push for an increase in the minimum wage is approved. The powerful Australian Council of Trade…

Audit’s an Assault on Low Paid Workers – Opposition

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th May 2014 -  The Federal Opposition says the National Commission of Audit recommendation to slash the minimum wage is an assault on Australia’s lowest paid workers. As part of its 86 recommendations,…

Snapshot Reveals Severe Rental Stress

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th April 2014 -  Australians on low incomes, and those on government payments and the minimum wage, can not afford to cover the costs of the current rental market, the latest Anglicare Rental Affordability…

Minimum Wage Is Increased

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd July 2012 -  The Federal Government has announced that more than 1.3 million Australians will benefit for an increase of 2.9 per cent to the minimum wage. The Fair Work Australia decision commenced…
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