Workers affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis can now access up to $20,000 of their super to help see them through. It’s a good move.
It’s clear than many Australian households will need help if they loose their livelihoods through the COVID-19 crisis. They should be a high priority for the Morrison Government as it puts together its second economic support package.
Over a third of Australian workers don’t have paid sick leave. They’re in a vulnerable position.
Our new paper finds that when super goes up, wages grow more slowly. This has sparked a lively debate – and the need to correct some myths and misconceptions about our work.
Looser macro-prudential rules, rather than the federal election result, appear to be driving a rebound in house prices in Sydney and Melbourne.
Low income earners are struggling with high housing costs and there are widespread calls for governments to help. But the last major effort, the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), was fundamentally flawed.
It’s the misleading housing statistic that just won’t die. But it isn’t a claim being made by politicians in the heat of an election campaign. Instead it keeps appearing in the reports of some of Australia’s most prominent housing researchers.
We take a look at the evidence that superannuation comes out of workers’ wages.
Are one quarter of older Australians really living in poverty? Not once we account for the fact that most own their own homes.
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