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Kelly Hughes, Charlotte Lemmon, Lexi Denison, Ainslie Couper | 5/28/2017
The Fair Work Commission, with the support of the Turnbull government, has made a hallmark decision to cut penalty and Sunday pay rates.
This decision affects those working across the retail, hospitality, fast food and pharmacy sectors and is expected to hit hundreds of thousands of low earning Australians.
SMH | 5/17/2017
Australia's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in April, official figures show, beating expectations of a flat rate of 5.9 per cent.
The total number of people with jobs rose by 37,400 in the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
SMH | 5/16/2017
Real wage growth has fallen into negative territory and stalled at an all-time low, figures to be released on Wednesday are expected to show, as workers receive pay rises that have failed to keep up with the cost of living.
SMH | 5/10/2017
Labor will put higher education at the centre of its response to this year's budget by announcing it will oppose all the government's major university changes, including the proposed rise in fees and slashing of the HECS repayment threshold.
Kelly Hughes | 5/9/2017
- The Medicare levy will be increased, with the revenue to fund a $22 billion National Disability Scheme.
- First home buyers will be able to use voluntary contributions to their superannuation to save for housing, as well as a new restriction on foreign property owners.