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Violating the rights of the child

Australia’s history of mistreating marginalised children.

The election debate we need to have

Why has social security been overlooked in the election campaign?

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Indonesia

In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and...

Future fears for child poverty

Despite a rise in child well-being, concern surrounds the future.

Getting pension reform right

Reforming the $40bn pension question is tough but worth it.

Work til you drop?

The risks of raising the pension age.

World-leading economist shares insights

Deirdre McCloskey gives special tutorial to Crawford students.

Risky business

The challenges of uncertainty in the public sector.

Setting the wage floor: The evolution and future of the Minimum Wage in Australia

The minimum wage in Australia has a long and colourful history.

Whilst now at a similar real value as at the peak it reached some decades ago, the role of the minimum wage has fundamentally changed. It has shifted from a wage set to meet the needs of a family to an individual wage. This transition has been complemented by strong increases in government support for families, especially those with low earnings.

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