Insecure work is putting the lives of a record number of Australians on hold. Government can help fix this, but the Morrison Government has either ignored the problem or made it worse.
More and more Australians are struggling to make ends meet. The rising cost of living is eating away at wages that have barely grown since the Coalition Government came to power back in 2013. Because price rises for petrol, rent, childcare, fresh food, and other essentials have far outstripped wages growth, the average Australian worker on $68,000 has already lost over $800.00 in the last year in real terms and is now losing another $100 a month.
The report also provides a new estimate of the extent of insecure work in this country using the best data available. It finds that up to 4.15 million workers are in insecure work, or about 1 in 3 workers in this country.