Business

May, 2018

Will Turnbull’s tax cuts be eaten up before they’re even delivered?

and , May 22, 2018

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Rising oil prices and low wages growth might become a dangerous political combination.

Start ’em young: why it’s time to revisit the fight over youth wages

, May 22, 2018

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Why does a 20-year-old deserve less pay than a 21-year-old doing the same job? If the unions want more young people on board, this is the way to get them.

Eslake: what has changed in the housing market over the past year?

, May 22, 2018

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The word "housing" was mentioned only once in the Treasurer’s budget speech. Saul Eslake explains what the budget means for putting a roof over our heads in real terms.

Longman claims its first victim as Hanson backflips again on tax

, May 22, 2018

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Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.

We should abolish ASIC

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ASIC can't be fixed -- it is the wrong regulator for a crucial job. Time for the ACCC to take over consumer finance regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Why Australia needs not-for-profit newspapers

, May 21, 2018

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In an industry of social responsibilities, focus on profits drives bad behaviour. Papers in the US and Canada are leaving for-profit models; why not us?

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

, May 18, 2018

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It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

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The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

, May 18, 2018

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On the very last day that the FWC was doing consultation for its next wage decision, the RBA published a study showing that rising minimum wages don’t hurt employment.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

, May 17, 2018

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The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

and , May 17, 2018

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Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

Missing in action: James Murdoch

, May 17, 2018

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Lachlan Murdoch has been announced as incoming Fox CEO in a statement overnight, leaving one big question: where's James?

Wage growth shocker leaves workers struggling to keep up

and , May 16, 2018

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Another bad wages growth number shows Australian workers struggling to keep ahead of inflation, and in some major sectors, going backwards, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

, May 16, 2018

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A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.

The scandalous lie beneath the ‘merit v diversity’ argument

, May 16, 2018

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Opponents of increased female participation insist that merit should win out over diversity. But history has routinely shown us that "merit" is a myth.

RBA warns unemployment will have to fall further before wages can rise

, May 15, 2018

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RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle said that the wage price index could undershoot the government's estimation.

How Google became the internet’s biggest standover man

, May 15, 2018

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A recent submission to the ACCC enquiry shows that Australian businesses are being played by the search engine monopoly holders.

Sanctions-buster ZTE latest beneficiary of a Trump U-turn

, May 14, 2018

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Donald Trump's hard-and-fast policy positions only last until someone butters him — which is how Xi Jinping saved ZTE, a company guilty of trading with the world's worst regimes.

US wage growth falls as the Trump buyback bonanza continues

, May 14, 2018

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As wages growth sputters in the US amidst the biggest share buyback boom in history, the Financial Review finally acknowledges reality on company tax cuts.

A UBI would help artists about as much as it would help precarious workers

, May 11, 2018

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That champions of universal basic income think the lives of artists — or any workers — would flourish under UBI shows that they are out of touch with the wealth systems they are trying to disrupt.