Wages

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Report

Wage theft: the shadow market

The exploitation of temporary migrant workers in Australia is a common and known problem that appears to be endemic throughout Australian workplaces. This report focuses on the audit results of foreign language jobs advertised in NSW, excluding the horticultural industry.
Report

Mind the (graduate gender pay) gap

This report looks at the scale of the gender pay gap between male and female graduates and the factors that may influence this. It finds the overall graduate gender pay gap is not wholly accounted for by subject of study, type of university attended, prior...
Report

As if we weren't humans

This report presents findings from a July online survey of 6,105 international students and visa holders, on their experiences in Australia during COVID-19.
Briefing paper

Pay equity in community services: the consequences of federal budgetary decisions

This paper suggests that the failure of the Commonwealth to confirm that it will maintain funding for community service organisations could threaten up to 12,000 jobs in that sector, at a moment when those services are critical to Australia’s pandemic-damaged economy.
Report

Income and wealth

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot report outlines some of the significant changes in household incomes, household wealth and also the amount of household debt over the last forty years.
Report

Why did young people’s incomes decline?

This report provides an in-depth analysis of how income sources evolved between 2001 and 2018 for various age groups, and why. It shows the main driver behind lower incomes for young people is falling wage income.
Briefing paper

The macroeconomic impact of the NSW public sector pay cut

The NSW government plan to cut the pay of public servants and spend more money on capital works will likely lead to a reduction of 1,100 jobs, according to this analysis by the Australia Institute.
Briefing paper

Wage Theft Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages?

The Business Council of Australia promises to invest more in Australia if the Government's proposed corporate tax is passed, arguing this would lead to higher wages. But Labor Senator Murray Watt claims this promise can't be fulfilled
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Christopher Pyne's claim that graduates earn more is overblown

Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims university students have a less than 1 per cent unemployment rate and, over a lifetime, earn 75 per cent more than those who don't go to university.