May 18, 2018 5
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.
March 16, 2018 7
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
January 15, 2018 3
Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.
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.
November 3, 2017 8
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.
June 7, 2017 2
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.
April 7, 2017 6
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.
March 30, 2017 26
The government has resorted to 1970s-style "breadwinner" arguments to urge against a minimum wage rise that would benefit women and young people.
November 10, 2016
Voters approved recreational marijuana in California yesterday, and four states also approved minimum wage increases.
May 13, 2016 1
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 […]
April 13, 2016 9
There is an indisputable link between rate of pay and safety, writes OHS expert Professor Michael Quinlan of the University of New South Wales.
September 2, 2015 5
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.
February 3, 2015 7
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.
January 23, 2015 12
The Productivity Commission's inquiry into industrial relations is an opportunity for business to produce hard evidence about the problems of a system that appears to be serving Australia well, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
July 16, 2014 2
Crikey readers talk youth unemployment and The Australian's so-called objectivity.
July 15, 2014 17
Australia's youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia's young people back -- or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?
April 30, 2014 14
The Australian government appears to have struck a deal with Cambodia to house 100 refugees in exchange for a massive increase in foreign aid. But Cambodia is far from a safe place to settle.
December 13, 2013 13
The minimum wage in the United States is just $7.25 an hour. For a long time that has remained unchanged and undebated -- but the workers are now rising up.