We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Crikey readers discuss minimum wage and climate change.
The Fair Work Commission has reduced wage increases for the one in five Australians on minimum wages, reflecting a complete misunderstanding of the state of the economy.
Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese's new Labor leadership team has made its debut, and not everyone is happy with the Fair Work Commission's minimum wage increase. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Josh Frydenberg told the ABC's Q&A that the minimum wage has been growing at a faster rate than inflation and the average wage. Is he correct?
Crikey readers discuss the school strikes for climate action and the need for a minimum wage rise.
Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.
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.
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.