Non-compete clauses limit the ability of workers to seek better pay and conditions and not surprisingly employers love them.
Let us celebrate real wages rising, but not forget how far we have to go.
Public housing was once much more common – we need more public housing rather than rely on private landlords to keep prices down
We need to stop giving billions to high income earners that just exacerbates the housing crisis
We need to tax things we want less of and subsidise things we want more of. Right now with PRRT and HECS, we’re doing it the wrong way round.
The total tax package designed by the Morrison government was not fair because Stage 3 was so clearly directed to giving money to those on high incomes. The new changes improve the entire package.
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments continue to do all they can to help foreign gas companies including giving them gas for free, despite them paying next to no tax.
The latest enterprise agreements figures show that wages continue to grow in line with long-term inflation targets, and that wages continue to provide a dampening impact on inflation.
It is clear the massive increase in SUVs and utes is not due to more tradies or those using them on weekends, but because out tax system encourages the purchase of these behemoths to the detriment of our roads, our safety and the climate.
The Wellbeing Framework suggests Australia’s prosperity is linked with company profits, but it wrongly suggests this also measures people’s living standards...
The Wellbeing Framework attempts to measure how well Australians trust their institutions. Unfortunately, the government seems to have chosen measures designed to tell a good story.
The Wellbeing Framework aims to measure what matters, but its measure of innovation has little to do with research or development
According to Treasurer Jim Chalmers, the new Wellbeing Framework “helps us put … fairness and opportunity at the very core of our thinking”, but (astoundingly) lacks any substantive measure of poverty...
The most important issue for Australians’ wellbeing is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and yet the government is not being honest about its progress in the the Wellbeing Framework.
In the September quarter, household living standards fell as rate rises continued to hurt. And then in November the RBA decided to hurt them again.
It is time for the Government to stop using land use figures to make their greenhouse gas emission projections look better than they really are.....
In a tight labour market, approving new coal and gas mines is not just bad for the climate, it also raises the cost of public infrastructure projects.
The Tasmanian salmon industry talks a big game about its importance to the economy, but it is rather quiet when it comes to paying tax
The RBA now expects real wages to grow much slower than they were predicting in August, and it means it will take many more years to recover what has been lost in the past three....
When you combine the increase in interest rates and falling real wages, you get a picture of households being hit two ways.
Enterprise agreements lodged in the past 3 months have helped recover some lost income for workers.
The evidence is clear – our current policies and targets are insufficient to prevent dangerous global warming, and not aligned with latest scientific research.
Don’t be scared by claims Australia is being inundated by migrants
Stronger wage growth will deliver more money to workers and also improve the budget position buy delivering more tax revenue
Enterprise agreements are now delivering strong wage growth and good outcomes for workers...
The Stage 3 tax cuts cost too much, deliver little benefit to those who need it, and leave Australia less fair. We propose 4 ways to make Stage 3 Better
The latest data of enterprise agreements shows just how necessary were the changes to the bargaining system made last year, as the number of workers covered by EBA’s remains low.......
Strong wage growth from enterprise agreements shows the importance of the government’s reforms.
Off the Charts is curated by Greg Jericho, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work.
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