Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
Taking a clear look at inequality
Inequality in Australia is relatively stable but pockets of disadvantage need serious attention including job opportunities says University of Melbourne expert
How Australians are faring
The annual the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, or HILDA, gives us a snapshot of the economic and social wellbeing of Australians.
2018 Budget: The big takeaways
University of Melbourne economists worry the Government's flatter tax system plan will stoke inequality while the 2018-19 budget dodges the major challenges.
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.
What 17 years of data tells us about Australia
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey has been running for 17 years, providing important insight into the financial and social wellbeing of Australians.
Australia’s generational wealth divide is biting
In 2017 the University of Melbourne's long running HILDA Survey shows Australia's generational wealth divide is biting, threatening the future retirement system
Is a comfortable retirement out of reach for the average Australian?
The Commonwealth Government’s tougher Age Pension assets test will reduce the retirement incomes of most working Australians. Will you retire comfortably?
How to advance Australia fair
Australia, the land of the fair go, isn’t looking so fair with a widening divide between the haves and have nots. What can be done is dissected in this podcast.
How post-boom Australia is faring
The largest ongoing survey of Australians shows that the young are missing out to the older generations and the boom times are over as wealth growth stalls.