‘Take a pay cut to keep welfare’, Josh Robertson, Herald-Sun, 14/5/11
"SOME families could be better off knocking back a $20,000 pay rise rather than slipping out of the welfare net, an economist has found.
As the federal Government tries to claw back almost $2 billion in savings by stalling thresholds of some family welfare payments, an exclusive analysis for the Herald Sun reveals some families could be left asking questions about the worth of work.
It comes as Bureau of Statistics data shows Australian workers' average wages last year were more than $1000 a week ..."
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