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The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

Charlie Lewis November 10, 2017

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a ‘living wage’?

Charlie Lewis November 3, 2017 8 Comments

The Australian Council of Trade Unions' call for a living wage in Australia goes against what they've asked for for the last 20 years, according to one of Australia's pre-eminent workplace academics.

Crikey Worm: fallout from Brighton siege, pressure on foreign donations

Crikey Worm: fallout from Brighton siege, pressure on foreign donations

Josh Taylor June 7, 2017 2 Comments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said parole laws need to be overhauled after Brighton terror siege, Adani coal mine gets green light but needs cash. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Happy Youth Week! Here’s how the Turnbull govt screwed the young this week

Crikey Intern April 7, 2017 6 Comments

It's National Youth Week. But how can young people celebrate when the government is implementing policies that are actively working against them? Crikey intern Alice Rennison reports.

Minimum wage rise wasted on women, says government

Bernard Keane March 30, 2017 26 Comments

The government has resorted to 1970s-style "breadwinner" arguments to urge against a minimum wage rise that would benefit women and young people.

Dope and the death penalty: what else Americans voted on yesterday

Glenn Dyer November 10, 2016

Voters approved recreational marijuana in California yesterday, and four states also approved minimum wage increases.

LNP’s gay Brisbane candidate backs same-sex marriage plebiscite

Josh Taylor May 13, 2016 1 Comment

The historic contest for the federal seat of Brisbane shows just how far both major parties have come, according to Liberal candidate Trevor Evans. Evans was tapped in April to run as the Liberal National Party candidate for the seat of Brisbane after the surprise retirement of sitting member Teresa Gambaro earlier this year. Evans […]

Don’t believe the alarmist claims — paying truckies more will save lives

Crikey April 13, 2016 9 Comments

There is an indisputable link between rate of pay and safety, writes OHS expert Professor Michael Quinlan of the University of New South Wales.

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Crikey Intern September 2, 2015 5 Comments

Serving mediocre, overpriced junk food might not be the worst offence committed by 7-Eleven. Former employees are claiming systemic underpayment. Crikey intern Marc Sudholz explains.

Essential: Turnbull the pick to lead — but Liberal voters want Bishop

Essential: Turnbull the pick to lead — but Liberal voters want Bishop

Bernard Keane February 3, 2015 7 Comments

Today's Essential Report shows Malcolm Turnbull is still the preferred leader of the Liberal Party, but Julie Bishop is closing in, while Tony Abbott flounders.