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Living low paid : the dark side of prosperous Australia / Helen Masterman-Smith & Barbara Pocock.

Living low paid : the dark side of prosperous Australia / Helen Masterman-Smith & Barbara Pocock.
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Record Number 13760
ISBN 9781741753967 (pbk.)
Location 331.23 MAS
Author Masterman-Smith, Helen
Title Living low paid : the dark side of prosperous Australia / Helen Masterman-Smith & Barbara Pocock.
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Collation xiv, 241 p. ; 21 cm.
General Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Bibliography: p. 224-235.
Summary Note "Australia is more prosperous than at any other time in our history. Unemployment is at a record low, and the economy is performing well. Yet many Australians are working more for less and struggling to meet their basic needs, despite being employed. Living Low Paid investigates the Orwellian vision unfolding, often behind closed doors, in Australia's working heartland. The book challenges the low wage path to national prosperity by exposing the hard realities of living low paid for Australian workers today. In their own words, workers tell the costs of low pay for individuals, families and communities and the social fabric at large. Workers are increasingly being undermined by casualisation, hours of work and exploitative pay setting methods, while enormous tax breaks are given to the rich, jobs are 'outsourced', unions are muzzled and job entitlements such as sick pay, holiday pay and penalty rates are scrapped. The Rudd government's changes to industrial relations legislation only ameliorate the situation to some degree. Living Low Paid offers a biting account of Australia's growing underbelly. It is vital reading for anyone who cares about where Australia is heading." -- Provided by publisher.
Topical Term Low-income consumers -- Australia
Working poor -- Australia
Child care workers -- Australia -- Social conditions
Cleaning personnel -- Australia -- Social conditions
Added Name Pocock, Barbara
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