Topic archives: minimum wage

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

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.

Scenes from a wage case

March 16, 2018 7

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

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.

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

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’?

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Minimum wage rise wasted on women, says government

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.

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

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

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 […]

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Time for IR reform advocates to put up or shut up

Time for IR reform advocates to put up or shut up

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.

Don’t lower the minimum wage

July 16, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk youth unemployment and The Australian's so-called objectivity.

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

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?

Cambodia not a safe place for Australian refugees — or anyone else

Cambodia not a safe place for Australian refugees — or anyone else

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.

Would you like a raise with that?

Would you like a raise with that?

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.