Opinion and evidence differ on minimum wage policies, but one thing seems clear – they need to be better integrated within a wider economic support strategy.
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A first glimpse of the low-income housing scheme, designed in collaboration with West, raises red flags.
The study found that in order to pay for insurance people were cutting down on heating, food and outings.
People on low incomes put insurance cover first – even if it means doing without basic goods.
New research shows that spatial segregation between the rich and poor in our six largest cities has been increasing over time.
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Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live in the big cities.
Some low income families as part of the study reported not having enough money to feed themselves as well as their children.
New research shows the harsh realities of getting by on a low income and highlights how help for those doing it tough needs to change.
The super system provides very little support to low-income earners in the bottom 10% of taxpayers.
Super is the wrong tool to provide an adequate support in retirement for low-income earners. Our research shows top-up measures to help this group are poorly targeted and too expensive.
Why is America missing good-quality child care?
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have called for improved child care. There is already a long history of child care policy initiatives in the U.S.; most of them have been unsuccessful.
Mortgage stress is still a risk for low-income earners, particularly in the country, new analysis from Roy Morgan shows.
New analysis shows low-income earners, particularly in Tasmania and South Australia, face the most mortgage stress.
For low paid workers, such as those in hospitality, cutting personal income tax would be more helpful than changing the minimum wage.
Reducing the minimum wage - and eliminating income tax for those workers - is a far better strategy to tackle poverty.
The reforms to superannuation in the federal budget reflect how the objective of the system is changing.
Budget superannuation changes redirect concessions to lower income earners where they are most needed.
Friend to the battlers: Clive Palmer says he’ll oppose the repeal of a superannuation top up scheme for low incomes earners.
The low income superannuation contribution is rapidly becoming a case study in the perils of linking unrelated policy initiatives. The scheme, a federal government contribution of up to $500 to people…
Smaller piece of the pie: low income workers will suffer under a Coalition pledge to discontinue a superannuation top-up scheme directed at those earning less than $37,000 a year.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s budget reply pledge to discontinue the Low Income Earners Superannuation Contribution (LISC) will hit the retirement savings of thousands of low-paid Australian workers…