March 16, 2018 7
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
March 1, 2018 13
While the governing class examines its own navel for scandal, what's happening on the most important policy issues?
February 22, 2018 5
East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.
January 31, 2018 5
Labor has thrown down the gauntlet to employers, in effect saying if they want to return to centralised wage-fixing then that can be used to lift wages.
January 24, 2018 7
A major employer survey makes a mockery of the government's insistence wages growth is going to start any day now.
January 17, 2018 8
Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.
December 7, 2017 3
Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.
November 22, 2017 29
If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
November 22, 2017 1
Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
November 17, 2017 5
If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.