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.
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
Increases in super contributions come out of our own pockets. In the past Shorten and Keating have conceded this.
Wage-increases can end austerity.
Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence. Here's why politics must not be allowed to interfere with it.
New research shows high numbers of people in the UK are working multiple low-paid jobs.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
Food suppliers and sellers around the world are using blockchain technologies to ensure that what consumers buy is labeled clearly and accurately.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
As unions have shrunk, conditions for workers have got worse.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to 'stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages'. Let's take a closer look.
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.