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.
Western Australia’s rising emissions means the efforts by other states to reduce emissions are being cancelled out.
Australia has higher incarceration rates for Indigenous men than is the case in the USA for either Black Americans or Native Americans.
Some recent strong wage growth in enterprise agreements bodes well for workers
In the past year the number of people working more than one job has risen 7%.
The three months to June saw one the biggest ever falls in the government’s measure of well-being.
We often hear how important fossil-fuel mining is for jobs, but the reality is sport is a much greater employer.
The average wage growth in enterprise agreements shows that workers continue to see their real wages fall.
Australian’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising and with each month the path ahead becomes harder and more costly.
Jim Chalmers suggests the superannuation system is the intergenerational “genius” but it really means providing more support for wealthier people who do not need it.
Australia’s population is set to age, but that does not mean we need to go without – we just need to be honest about paying for it.
Australia not only is a low taxing nation, it now taxes less compared to the OECD than in the past – that will need to change if we are to provide the services Australians want.
The forecast of productivity growth in the Intergenerational Report is not all doom and gloom – but it will be if workers continue to receive less than their fair share of the benefits. . .
It is now 3 years since real wages have increased
The latest figures of wage growth in enterprise agreements show that wages continue to grow by much less than inflation
The Australian Government would like the other states to help offset the Northern Territory emissions. That’s a big ask given the NT is already the heaviest emitter of CO2 per capita in the world_
Employers says wages should rise in line with productivity, but they do all they can to prevent that happening.
The Reserve Bank should keep rates on hold as the biggest drivers of service prices will not be affected by interest rate rises.
Relying on carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions is like trying to empty a swimming pool with a thimble
Any time wages are increased business groups say it will fuel inflation, but they say nothing about the impact of their massive dividends
The latest data on Enterprise Bargaining Agreement highlights that wage remains very much within levels that are consistent with the Reserve Bank’s inflation target
With less than 7 years to go till 2030 we cannot wait to transition away from coal and gas
While campaign finance reform can, if done well, reduce the role of money in elections, poorly-designed changes to campaign finance rules risk providing yet more power to incumbents.
For the sixth consecutive quarter a record number of people are working more than one job
In the debate over what is driving inflation – the OECD has looked at 15 nations across the world and found that in Australia and most other nations, the answer is profits
Whenever Australia’s GDP per capita has gone backwards through a year Australia has been in recession or nearly so. And right now the Budget expects that to happen in 2023-24.
The indexation of HECS/HELP debt this year will leave people earning less than $62,000 with a bigger debt even after their repayments.
Consultancy companies like to boast they are committed to action on climate change, but they much prefer overstating the benefits of coal mines
While record company profits are dismissed as “short-term” workers continue to suffer ongoing falls in real wages
Off the Charts is curated by Greg Jericho, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work.
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