Wages

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1169492

Discussion paper

10 Jun 2018

This paper shows why trade unions and collective bargaining are good for workers and good for the economy. It shows how the decline of the union movement has contributed to a growing power imbalance in the economy and to soaring inequality.

Report

31 May 2018

On 26 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the ‘Commitment to the Senate’ issued by the Business Council of Australia on 21 March 2018, and commitments to stronger wages and employment to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry. This is the interim...

Working paper

Report commissioned by the Ministry for Women, New Zealand
28 May 2018

This paper is an initial exploration of what we can learn regarding the drivers of the gender pay gap in New Zealand from combining administrative wage data, birth records, and survey data on hours worked and earnings.

Report

How government can use its economic leverage to lift labour standards throughout the economy
22 May 2018

This report argues that weak labour market conditions could be improved significantly through pro-active efforts by government to link public spending in all forms to improved job quality and compensation.

Discussion paper

15 May 2018

Australia has a detailed system of ‘awards’ that specify different minimum wages depending on the industry, location and skill of an employee. Using job-level data from a survey of firms, this paper examines the effect of award wage changes on wages, hours worked and the...

Report

10 May 2018

This report analyses two types of data on gender pay: the economy-wide data produced by the ONS, and new organisation-level data published for the first time in April 2018 by more than 10,000 large employers, following the introduction of new reporting requirements.

Research report

26 Apr 2018

This research paper examines the cost of living in Melbourne and Victoria through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally....

Report

4 Apr 2018

APRA has released the results of a review of remuneration practices at large financial institutions, which found considerable room for improvement in the design and implementation of executive remuneration structures.

Article

14 Mar 2018

Each year the Fair Work Commission is presented with submissions that are used to determine the minimum wage of millions of Australian workers. The submissions presented to the Fair Work Commission however, are largely based on vested interests with powerful unions and business advocacy groups...

Research report

Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, average CEO pay is back on the rise
14 Mar 2018

This report, analysing CEO pay in Australia, has found concerning trends that mirror the surge in executive pay in the lead-up to the GFC.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report simulates the net hourly incomes received by UberX drivers in six Australian cities, and finds that they almost certainly earn much less than would be required under relevant minimum wage standards.

Research report

2 Mar 2018

This third report in the Gender Equity Insights series extends and strengthens the evidence base around gender pay gaps and how these have changed over time across Australian workplaces.

Research report

28 Feb 2018

This report argues that the time for a reckoning is here. The government must intervene to secure the hard-fought-for right of Australian workers to receive a living wage in return for their labour.

Commentary

15 Feb 2018

Wages have collapsed Malcolm Turnbull. Not necessarily for anything he has done or not done, but fixing it and ameliorating the pain is today’s pressing issue, writes John Wanna.

Research report

12 Feb 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...

Briefing paper

30 Jan 2018

This resource outlines how, across the national economy, work stoppages have become extremely rare – and the extraordinary discretionary ability of industrial authorities to restrict or prevent industrial action is an important reason why.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.

Working paper

1 Dec 2017

The complex system of occupation and industry-specific minimum wages has the potential to close the gender wage gap by ensuring equal minimum pay for equal jobs, but it also has the potential to widen it by discriminating against jobs more commonly held by women.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report examines the ongoing polarisation in Australian employment patterns, between those with full-time, relatively secure jobs, and a growing portion of people working part-time, casual, temporary, or insecure positions.

Research report

Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey
21 Nov 2017

Despite the prominence of migrant worker exploitation in the media, there has been limited empirical data on the overall nature and extent of wage theft among international students and backpackers in Australia. This study begins to fill these gaps.