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
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.
In the first leaders' debate of the 2019 election, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has claimed wages growth under the Coalition is at record lows while living costs are rising across the board.
UK transport commentator, Christian Wolmar claims train drivers in the Pilbara earn about $240,000 a year and are probably the highest-paid train drivers in the world.
This paper documents the harmful consequences of freezing public service pay, both for public sector workers and for the broader economy.
The COVID-19 outbreak will likely lead to a significant economic recession. The NZ government's pandemic response has rightly prioritised maintaining employment and the ability of firms to recover quickly when the crisis abates. This report compares wage subsidy schemes in Canada and Australia with New...
Ausralia’s resource sector historically delivers good paying jobs to workers in regional and rural Australia. But increasingly, these jobs are being casualised, and in many cases replaced with contractual labour, procured through labour-hire. This report explores the broader economic impact of these wage-cutting strategies that...
A wage freeze is often described as a "temporary sacrifice," that supposedly ends once normal annual wage increments are restored. However, this paper confirms that the legacy of even a temporary pay freeze is a permanent reduction in lifetime incomes and superannuation, which can easily...
Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: further strengthening the civil compliance and enforcement framework
The Australian government is committed to an industrial relations system that balances the needs of both employees and employers, including those engaged in small business. This paper seeks input from the community about the operation of the current compliance and enforcement framework.