Inequality Bites: Lord of the Rungs
Education is a powerful driver of social mobility. Rather than jacking up fees, we should be expanding access.
Get the facts on intergenerational mobility.
Unemployment By Numbers
Even before the outbreak of coronavirus, vulnerable Australians were facing a lousy job market. We need to build a fairer society.Read more
Underpaid & Over It
Is it fair that the average Australian woman effectively works for a sixth of the year for free?Read more
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?
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.Read more
Bricks & Mortar
Australia's home ownership rate is down to a 60-year low. There are at least four walls keeping people from entering.
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.Read more
The Lucky Country
What would Australia's wealth inequality look like if it was translated to geography? You might be surprised.
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.
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?Read more