How generous are Australian work conditions?

Claims are mounting that Australian working conditions are simply too lavish. So how do we stack up against the rest of the OECD?

The government’s submission to Fair Work calling for a review of Australia's national awards scheme has brought Australia’s industrial relations debate to a head. As a result, we’re going to see unions, government and business lobby groups start comparing Australia’s IR laws to other OECD countries.

So, we’ve done just that, focusing on three core areas of the IR debate: minimum wage, leave and penalty rates.


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