National Go Home on Time Day

By Rod Benson Did you know that Australians work over two billion hours of unpaid overtime every year?  It seems that, in the country of the fair go, workers feel under increasing pressure to turn up early, and work back late, while some employers (perhaps many) are actively exploiting their staff. The Australia Institute has …

Punitive action against banks

By Rod Benson The nation’s big banks are once again returning record profits to their investors, and approving record salaries and benefits for their senior executives.  These actions have unleashed a tidal wave of criticism, with Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey going so far as to suggest that the government should impose punitive measures to “rein …