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Employers’ pyrrhic penalty rates win reflects self-defeating economics

Feb 26, 2017News

“It’s not that stores and restaurants couldn’t do business on Sundays under the existing rules; any casual observer can attest to the brisk trade that now takes place right through the weekend. It’s just that those businesses would be considerably more profitable if wages were lower,” writes Jim Stanford from the Australia Institute for Fairfax Media. Read the full article here.


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