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

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

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

Scenes from a wage case

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

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

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

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

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’?

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum wage rise wasted on women, says government

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

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

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

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

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 […]