Minimum Wage

From Basic Income to Poor Law and Back Again – Part 4: Designing a Viable Basic Income

This is the final in my four part series on basic income. In Part 3, I highlighted potential impacts of  different basic income options on… Read More ›

From Basic Income to Poor Law and Back Again – Part 3: Renewing the Social Minimum

In Part 1 of this series on Basic Income, we travelled back in time to England on the eve of the industrial revolution in search… Read More ›

The Links Between Tariff Protection and Wage Protection in the Early Federation

In the first decade after Federation in 1901, the Australian Parliament passed legislation that determined the main features of our economic and social policies for… Read More ›

The Dynamics of “Zero Net Taxpayers”: A Lifecourse and Risk Perspective

This is the final part in a four-part series on the topic. The media and political debate about “zero net taxpayers” relies on these static… Read More ›

A Related Concept: Net Tax Thresholds

This post is the second of a four-part series on the topic. If we turn to the policy or academic literature, we find that in… Read More ›

Income Tax at 100 years: The Income Tax Threshold and the Minimum Wage

I was recently asked by the media for my view on the proposal by the Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan to increase the income… Read More ›