Wage expectations remain low

More Australians don’t believe their wages will rise this year than those who do, according to a poll by EY Sweeney.

ACTU calls for increase to the minimum wage

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called for a $43-per week pay increase for Australia’s lowest paid workers, in the lead up to this year’s federal election.

New home buyers delaying overseas travel

Nearly half of all Australians who’ve recently bought a property are waiting more than three years before going on their next overseas trip, a survey found.

Retail spending barely lifts in January

Australian retail turnover rose by just 0.1% in January 2019, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.