super
Finance

How the planned super increase will likely mean the end to pay rises for workers

- February 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

There’s something odd about those television and internet advertisements telling us we are getting more super. The money seems to come from nowhere, writes Peter Martin, visiting fellow at Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. “Pretty soon,” explains the woman getting onto an escalator, “the amount of super paid on top of our… Read more »

social housing
Finance

Economists call for boosts to JobSeeker and social housing ahead of budget

- September 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts. The 49 eminent economists who responded to Conversation-Economic Society of Australia pre-budget survey were asked to rate 13 options in terms of “bang for the buck” – effectiveness in boosting the… Read more »