This paper considers the future role of the minimum wage in Australia, after reviewing its historical development and current trends. Topics include: the development of a 'family wage', policy changes over the century, current role, characteristics of minimum wage workers, international comparisons, impact of taxes and transfers, economic theory, research findings on the impact of the minimum wage, and national priorities and pathways.
"HC Coombs Policy Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific."
The HC Coombs Policy Forum is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Government and ANU, at the Crawford School of Public Policy. It is administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
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