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The heads of the Business Council of Australia and Australian Retailers Association are among those blaming “inadvertent payroll mistakes"on an overly complex industrial relations system. www.shutterstock.com

No, a ‘complex’ system is not to blame for corporate wage theft

Employers are blaming underpaying employees on the the complexity of industrial awards. They should blame themselves.
The Commission of Audit’s minimum wage recommendation shows no understanding of issues facing the low paid. 'No understanding anytime': artist: Richard Tipping, from the Signed Signs series, Brisbane Powerhouse, 2001.

Commission of Audit’s poverty traps for low wage earners

There was nothing in the Commission of Audit’s terms of reference inviting it to make recommendations on the minimum wage. The Commission was asked to produce a report on “government expenditure”. Yet…

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