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Maybe not, if you work on Wall Street. Reuters

Is the American Dream dead?

Falling homeownership rates, stagnant wages and diminishing retirement savings mean that for more and more Americans, the middle-class dream is slowly dying – if it's not already gone.
The Howard-era WorkChoices redefined the terms around which the debate on workplace relations reform has been couched. AAP/Andrew Brownbill

Enterprise contracts echo ‘take it or leave it’ world of WorkChoices

Echoes of WorkChoices? The Coalition is keen to avoid any whiff of the failed policy, but some of the Productivity Commission's recommendations have a strong flavour of it.
The policy goal of seeking to ensure children benefit from increasing community living standards has been shattered. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Minimum wage up but households still falling behind

Despite consistent but slight rises in the minimum wage, successive governments have dropped the ball on providing adequate support to low income working families.
Can people who work weekends really choose not to? AAP/Robert McGrath

A day of rest: the costs of removing penalty rates

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently commented that if employees “don’t want to work on a weekend, fair enough, don’t work on a weekend … But if you do want to work on a weekend — and lots of…

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