Original article by Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: Online : 11-Mar-19
Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers says Labor would "encourage" the Fair Work Commission to deliver a living wage for workers if it wins the next election. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims that Labor is guilty of falsehoods when it contends pushing up wages through the FWC would not lead to higher unemployment. The FWC is required by law to take into account various criteria when making its yearly minimum wage decisions; Labor has refused to state whether it would enact legislation to change this criteria, fearing an outcry from business.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, MINERAL COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA