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‘The pay deal is terrible’: Fairfax journos lose money but keep their grades

Fairfax’s union members have finally negotiated an EBA with management, swallowing “lousy” pay increases for the ability to maintain their conditions.

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Star Observer‘s cost woes worsen as journalist claims underpayment

A journalist at Australia’s oldest gay publication has claimed he was underpaid for his work, but the Star Observer says he was a contractor.

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Chris Kenny, barista? How The Australian can become profitable

A business that’s losing money should cut costs, cut wages, make hard choices and let the market decide, right? Let’s see The Australian practise what it preaches, writes a senior economics commentator.

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Fairfax execs score a cool $2.4 million pay hike — but no money for journos

Times are tough in media, right? Well, not if you’re at the top of Fairfax …

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Get Fact: do men make much more than women for the same job?

Australian men are said to earn 17.1% more than Australian women, and even those in the same jobs are paid 10% more just for being men. Right? Well, not exactly …

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‘I’m not happy’: ABC staff scandalised as salaries revealed

The salaries of senior figures at the ABC have been leaked to The Australian — and all hell has broken loose at Aunty today. Some staff think they’re being underpaid, while there are concerns top journos will now be poached by commercial networks.

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Is AusPost boss’ $4.8 million salary pushing the envelope?

Ahmed Fahour, the head of AusPost, has been paid an extraordinary $4.8 million. Should he really be paid 10 times more than his American and Canadian counterparts?

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Who’s making money on Australian media? The CEO salary survey

Who is the best-paid media CEO in the land? And when you compare it to the size and performance of the operations, do they really earn it? Crikey investigates.

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Economic debate Aussie-style: a tale of two datasets

It’s difficult to have an informed economic debate when key data is ignored because it doesn’t fit the media narrative. Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Get Fact: are penalty rates killing small business?

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, News Limited and some restaurateurs are claiming that penalty rates are too high and are hurting the hospitality sector. But is it true? Melbourne-based freelance writer Callum Denness puts down his latte to find out.

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ABS reveals where the money is

The Australian Bureau of Statistics this morning released a study showing where Australia’s highest paid wage and salary earners live.

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The IMF’s gloomy economic predictions

Hidden behind the somewhat bland title “Will it hurt? Macroeconomic effects of fiscal consolidation” released overnight by the IMF revealed some gloomy predictions of what will follow from the worldwide rush to reduce government budget deficits.

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What are Australian freelancers paid? The complete data

Margaret Simons put the call-out for freelance journos to spill on the rates they’re receiving from Australia’s big media organisations. The results are in, all compiled into a handy cut-out-and-keep chart.

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What are Aussie freelancers getting paid?

What’s a “fair” rate for freelance journalism in Australia these days? Margaret Simons wants to know. If you’re writing for one of Australia’s mainstream publications, share your knowledge.

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Public sector keeps wages growing faster than they should be

Wages growth in Australia continues to ease, as the Reserve Bank says it has, but that’s not to say the public sector hasn’t done its best to keep wages growing faster than they should be.

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Wall St wages vs. Average wages

A disturbing chart tracks the average tracking the average Wall St bonus against the average American wage since 1985. And despite the GFC, they’re on the rise again. No wonder bankers are feasting on $43 steaks.

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Inflation and productivity: all together now

The Commonwealth Government is talking tough on fiscal policy. They have to, to back up their equally tough line on monetary policy. But they’re just one level of government. What are the states and territories doing? Christian Kerr investigates.

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