The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
A hike in the minimum wage could jeopardise Australia's post-COVID recovery, says the Morrison government. That's an outdated economic idea.
It's not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
The federal minimum wage's purchasing power has rarely been lower since it created in 1938 as part of the New Deal.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak's claims to be "helping the poorest the most", but Tories are moving in the right direction.
A freeze in the minimum wage would make it easier for stressed employers to hang onto their workers says a bare majority of experts surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation.
Many key workers are among the UK's lowest paid.
Unions, business and government will sit down to try to overhaul our industrial relations system. Past and recent history tell us this is a tough ask.
The risk to workers hasn't changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
Treasury's inability to forecast wage growth suggests it doesn't understand what cases it and why we need it.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa's townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
Promised increases from both sides are a striking new feature of UK politics and could be transformative for many.
The restaurant industry as a whole hasn't been a huge supporter of the fight to increase minimum wage – but it should be.
Workers on awards and the minimum wage will get 3%. There was a case for awarding even more.
The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people.
Granting low-wage workers a "living wage" instead of a minimum wage is far from costless, and there are much better ways of helping people genuinely in need.
As debate begins over what living wages mean for Australian workers, it is a good time to consider a global living wage.
Ontario's Conservative government, despite its "for the people" slogan, is repealing basic protections for the province's most vulnerable workers.