Unemployment By Numbers

Even before the outbreak of coronavirus, vulnerable Australians were facing a lousy job market. We need to build a fairer society.

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Underpaid & Over It

Is it fair that the average Australian woman effectively works for a sixth of the year for free?

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Our second convict age?

Since the 1980s, the crime rate has fallen, but the imprisonment rate has nearly doubled. Are we locking up too many people?

 

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State of the Unions

The key inequality measures have risen since the early 80's, while union membership has gone down.

There's never been a better time to join a union.

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Bricks & Mortar

Australia's home ownership rate is down to a 60-year low. There are at least four walls keeping people from entering.

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Are You Being Fleeced?

We shouldn't be sheepish about talking tax - progressive tax systems are a proven tool to combat rising income and wealth inequality.

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The Lucky Country

What would Australia's wealth inequality look like if it was translated to geography? You might be surprised.

 

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Another Day, Another Dollar

Cuts to penalty rates add up - it can cost someone who typically already earns less than the average worker up to $1,400 a year.

That’s why, in our first 100 days in government, a Shorten Labor Government would restore Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for 700,000 workers.

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How Tall is Your Money?

Inequality is at a 75-year high with wages growing three times as fast for the top 10th as for the bottom 10th.

Can we still call Australia a fair country when we have so much wealth moving from the battlers to the billionaires?

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Your Plane or Mine?

The private jet market has doubled over the past decade, while legroom on commercial flights has shrunk.

Less cash shouldn't mean poor treatment.

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