Essay - Living Wage | Meredith Hammat

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Published
23 May 2019
Topics
Unions and Workers
Wages and Wealth
Jobs

Our recent polling shows that Australia sees a Living Wage, as the best and most effective way to address Wealth Inequality.

Persistent, unfair and unequal distribution of income and wealth weakens us all. It creates pressure across generations, particularly for younger Australians but it also affects their relationship to other generations within families and communities.

Inequality fosters other injustices and I’ve chosen to discuss the equalising impact of a Living Wage on two other important aspects of Australian society - poverty and the unfair and unequal financial outcomes of women compared with men.

The policy of a Living Wage is one important measure in our moving towards, and to some extent returning to, being a fairer and more equal society.

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