Matt Wade

Matt Wade

Australia's collective know-how at an all-time high

Matt Wade The value of our collective know-how has never been higher.

The gay pay gap: men earn less, but women earn more

Gay men are paid up to 18 per cent less than their heterosexual counterparts, a study has found.

Matt Wade A new dimension of workplace discrimination has been exposed: the gay pay gap.

NSW election debate: Polls, wires and prices – smoke and mirrors

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Matt Wade If there had been any doubt about the importance of electricity privatisation in this election it was dispelled when Mike Baird and Luke Foley went head to head for the first time.

Teen challenge: how the young are working differently

Matt Wade Youth unemployment is on the rise. But it's a different challenge to what it used to be.

Census is good value and fundamental to our democracy

Pedestrians.

Matt Wade The short-term benefit of delaying or dumping the census would be outweighed by the costs in the long run.

The Boxing Day tsunami triggered unprecedented generosity

Matt Wade The Indian Ocean tsunami triggered the biggest private response to a disaster with the public world-wide giving $5.5 billion for relief and rehabilitation following the disaster.

United Nations debates new goals for making world a better place

Bjorn Lomborg

Matt Wade What should be on the world's priority list? The United Nations is grappling with that very question right now.

Unemployment is a $15 billion drag on wellbeing

Matt Wade Australians are feeling the effects of a sluggish national economy with new figures revealing a sharp rise in the social and economic cost of unemployment.

The paid and unpaid workload on Aussie dads heavy by world standards

Childcare.

Matt Wade Australian mothers and fathers with children under four have heavier workloads than counterparts in other wealthy countries, a survey shows.

Home brands trump big brands in the price stakes

Matt Wade, Everydayonomics Home brands are usually the cheapest option when it comes to groceries, so why do so many of us continue to opt for the big name brands?

Rich man, poor woman: the gender wealth gap widens

One step forward, two steps back: Both the gender pay gap and the gender wealth gap have widened in recent years.

Matt Wade Australia's gender wealth gap has widened sharply over the past decade leaving single women aged under-35 with a little over half the average assets of their male counterparts.

Business booming in NSW despite budget nerves

Matt Wade Businesses in NSW are reporting better profits and the proportion of firms hiring new workers has grown. But worries linger about the impact of the federal budget on the economy.

Australians remain top as richest in the world

Money

Matt Wade Another day, another stellar global comparison for Australia.

Access to credit a 'human right', says the father of microfinance

Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Matt Wade Muhammad Yunus stands by the idea that took him from a $27 loan to a Nobel Prize.

Property speculators in the firing line

Glenn Stevens

Matt Wade Taking some steam out of the Sydney property market may risk wider hurt.

House prices are changing the way we live

for sale.

Matt Wade It's spring, the property market is running hot and familiar debates are raging. Have prices overshot? Is there a bubble? Will investors get burned? How can we help first home buyers? But as the...

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Wellbeing on the slide since Abbott was elected

National wellbeing is on the slide.

Matt Wade Australia's collective wellbeing has taken a backward step since the Coalition won office a year ago as national income declined, growth in our shared knowledge stalled and long-term unemployment...

Long-term unemployment damages Australia's wellbeing

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Matt Wade A sharp rise in long-term unemployment is taking a growing toll on Australia's collective well-being.

Wellbeing Index shows impact of jobless on society

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Matt Wade A sharp rise in the rate of long-term unemployment is taking a growing toll on Australia's collective wellbeing.

Young people on Newstart forced to beg and approach charities

Begging in Melbourne's CBD.

Matt Wade One in four people on the dole for more than a year have been forced to beg on the streets and six in 10 have approached a charity for help, a grim new academic study into life on unemployment...