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Out of touch

Eltham, Benjamin 2016, Out of touch, Overland, no. 224, Spring.

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Title Out of touch
Author(s) Eltham, BenjaminORCID iD for Eltham, Benjamin orcid.org/0000-0003-4639-460X
Journal name Overland
Issue number 224
Season Spring
Publisher Overland Express
Place of publication Footscray, Vic.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1444-3163
Keyword(s) inequality
class
social change
social theory
Australian government and politics
Summary In June 2016, an Australian on minimum wage earned $656.90 per week. That is $34,159 a year, before tax. According to the Australian Tax Office’s ‘simple tax calculator’, the tax owed would be $3030, leaving a take-home salary of $31,128. Let’s call it $600 a week.It’s fair to say that many of us would struggle to make ends meet on that income – $600 a week does not go very far in modern Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
1904 Performing Arts And Creative Writing
2005 Literary Studies
2099 Other Language, Communication And Culture
Socio Economic Objective 940108 Distribution of Income and Wealth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Overland Express
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086338

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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