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Supporters outside the offices of the Fair Work Commission in Melbourne on Friday, June 1, 2018 after it lifted the minimum wage by 3.5% JOE CASTRO/AAP

The false hope offered by talk of a living wage

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.
The ACTU has launched a campaign to create a living wage. AAP

Explainer: what exactly is a living wage?

The ACTU has proposed Australia adopt a "living wage". This might improve the incomes of some people, but it wouldn't solve "working poverty".

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