As the Tasmanian government seeks to limit spending on the pokies, the data shows how much gambling takes from society, and how little it delivers in revenue
Enterprise bargaining agreements deliver better wages, but union backed ones deliver the best.
A strong, progressive tax base and quality public services are the keys to reducing inequality
The past 2 years has seen a surge in the number of people working multiple jobs
The Stage 3 cuts will cut revenue that could be used for much needed services and programs
Ten years of productivity gains has resulted in a zero increase in real hourly wages
The latest GDP figures show more than ever before workers are getting less than their fair share
Profits continue to soar ahead of wages
77% of the benefits of the Stage 3 tax cuts will go to the richest 25%
When you count earnings per waged hours it is very clear that real wages have not kept up with productivity
Average annual earnings growth slowed over the past 6 months while real average earnings plummeted
Underutilisation is at 40 year lows; wages are not even at 10 year highs
In the past year real wages fell so far they are now back to 2012 levels.
The lack of workers is the major reason for the flight delays and airport wait-times. People are back travelling, but the air travel workers are not.
Off the Charts is curated by the Centre for Future Work’s Labour market and Fiscal policy director Greg Jericho.
Tanya Martin Executive Assistant
Jake Wishart Senior Media Adviser