minimum wage

The true minimum wage

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Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:25

Talking about a minimum wage is not the same as discussing increasing wages or increasing standards of living. These are wonderful points in a career as Australians improve their lot in life. The minimum wage discussion, however, consists solely of an arbitrary political line that disregards human relationships, and unique circumstances in life. It also overtly hurts the lowest earners in our communities.

The recent Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage hike increase to $18.93/ hour effectively makes any wages below the line illegal.

Thomas Sowell put it this way:

The true minimum wage

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Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:01

Talking about a minimum wage is not the same as discussing increasing wages or increasing standards of living. These are wonderful points in a career as Australians improve their lot in life. The minimum wage discussion, however, consists solely of an arbitrary political line that disregards human relationships, and unique circumstances in life. It also overtly hurts the lowest earners in our communities.

The recent Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage hike increase to $18.93/ hour effectively makes any wages below the line illegal.

Thomas Sowell put it this way:

Union bashing is easy but we want prosperity

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Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:59

Whenever a problem arises a moment of reflection — or, in reality, a time to criticise and complain — is necessary. But you get a day for that, tops. Now it’s time for real solutions.

Last week the ACTU Secretary Sally McManus gave a low energy presentation identifying wage growth, inequality, and casual work as problems but coming up far short of innovative solutions.

Union bashing is easy but we want prosperity

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Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:50

Whenever a problem arises a moment of reflection — or, in reality, a time to criticise and complain — is necessary. But you get a day for that, tops. Now it’s time for real solutions.

Last week the ACTU Secretary Sally McManus gave a low energy presentation identifying wage growth, inequality, and casual work as problems but coming up far short of innovative solutions.