Paying wages directly would be an Australian first, and far from ideal.
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
Refusing to own any particular set of figures, which is what Labor has done – apart from passing nods to assessments that suit its case - is risky.
American employers routinely violate workers' rights. A Bernie Sanders presidency could change that.
A Labor government would boost the lowest wage that could be paid under a 457-style visa, crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers, and ensure businesses looked to local people first.
Boosting productivity isn't enough, no matter how much you do it.
Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?
Jenny Macklin on inequality and Labor values
In this podcast she tells The Conversation a Labor government would fix "one of the worst" problems of the NDIS by abolishing the cap on the number of staff that could be employed in the agency.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
Australian evidence backs up the governments contention that immigration boosts rather than cuts living standards.
What if we were part-paid in something that was like shares in the firm we worked for, except better. It might give us better pay rises.
Employment Minister Mathias Cormann has let the cat out of the bag. The government has been trying to supress wages.
Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
But the ALP has not put a figure on the amount it believes would be appropriate.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Weak economic data and sluggish wages have contributed to the Coalition's poor showing in the latest Newspoll, which gives Labor a 54-46 lead on two-party preferred.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Businesses and workers are at the mercy of mega-corporations.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.