The Coalition’s policy promises only minor changes to the fair work laws, but will ask the Productivity Commission to undertake a “comprehensive and broad” review of industrial relations policy - with the results to be taken to the next election

ABC - Strikes, cars and deficits: Tony Abbott with Jon Faine



George Calombaris’ claim that the minimum wages he has to pay his staff on Sundays make it uneconomical to open his restaurant(s). Is it true?

Will a Newstart boost actually deter jobseekers?

Welfare fraud in Australia: Dimension and issues - A major purpose of this paper is to help inform the debate about welfare by providing data on the size and dimensions of welfare fraud, including substantiated fraud, as evidenced by criminal convictions. Substantiated fraud represents a very small fraction of all welfare allocations, but losses can involve scams worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.