wages

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Tax and wage growth are key areas for change

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A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.

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Despite employment growth, Australian wages remain stagnant in real terms as the economy starts 2018 with the same mix of positive and negative signs seen in 2017, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia continues to create jobs, but wages aren’t keeping up and policymakers are running out of options, writes Richard Holden.

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The Newstart Allowance received by people looking for work falls well below the minimum income required to achieve a basic standard of living, UNSW research has found.