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The final hearing for the Inquiry into price gouging and unfair pricing practices – chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO – wrapped up in Canberra yesterday, with the Inquiry report to be released later this year.
Reckon big business have too much power?
You’re not alone – nearly two thirds of Australians think so too.
Happy Halloween to the Big Business lobby groups who for months have been telling spooky stories about why we can’t close the loopholes. The truth: They’re scared of what will happen to their mega profits if they have to pay people properly. Let’s take a look at the downright lunacy of Big Business scare campaigns….
The Closing Loopholes bill was introduced by the Albanese Government in the face of massive price gouging and profiteering by big business that caused a massive inflation spike. The new laws will increase job security, help stop wage theft, make workplaces safer, and help get wages moving again.
Yesterday the inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices commenced in Melbourne, convened by economist and former ACCC chair Professor Allan Fels and commissioned by the ACTU.
New laws, designed to make workplaces fairer and safer for workers, have been introduced by the Albanese Government in Parliament this week.
From food to petrol to electricity to flights: prices everywhere are skyrocketing. As are corporate profits and executive salaries and bonuses.
Whether your pay is getting a bump up and by how much depends on a few different factors. Here are three steps to help you figure out how much to expect in your next pay cycle.
Good news! Around one in four workers in Australia have just won a pay rise. Find out if you’re one of them.
Australian unions have just helped secure wage increases between 5.75% and 8.6% for millions of workers.
How have we landed in this mess?
They grew up during the Global Financial Crisis, survived a decade of conservative governments, and now are well and truly adults. Millennials are thirty, flirty and so not thriving.
Here are the six things you need to know about how everyone benefits from fair pay rises.
For workers who rely on minimum wages, the sheer cost of living doesn’t mean missing out on takeaway coffee or streaming services. Those things are already long gone. It means cutting back on basic needs because there’s nothing else left to cut.