1997-2007 --- ARCHIVES
EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME
you look on the Australian
Bureau of Statistics website, you will find the following:
industry wages tend to be higher than those paid by other industries,
and considerably higher than the minimum wage. In May 2012, average
hourly cash earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
working in the mining industry ($52.30) were higher than comparable
earnings of comparable employees working in other industries,
especially those working in the retail trade ($25.20) and
accommodation and food services ($23.90) industries. At the same
time, the adult national minimum wage was $15.51 per hour. (Endnote
for an industry that has monopolies in a
resource or utility service. Next is in education, another monopoly.
That is followed by Computer skills.
mining is increasing. Funny, most of
the increase (more than 100% increase) happened since 2008-2009. I
wonder what happened then? Open a lot of new mines? Or perhaps some
change in the labour laws.
MANY ARE IN THE MINING INDUSTRY?
February 1986 and May 2000, the number of people employed in the
mining industry in Australia gradually decreased from 109,200 to
74,800. However mining industry employment has more than tripled
since, peaking at 276,300 in May 2012.
OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE MINING INDUSTRY
SELECTED INDUSTRIES OF EMPLOYMENT(a) OF CENSUS NIGHT
POPULATIONS - AUGUST 2011
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)
to give your children is, choose
a monopoly industry with strong union representation during a period
when a Labour government is in power.
plan to reduce the medicare
rebate for “Brief Consultations” by $20.00.
consultation (not more than 5 minutes).
AA230: Standard. More
than 5 minutes duration but not more than 15 minutes duration.
AA240: More than 15
minutes duration but not more than 30 minutes duration.
AA250: More than 30
minutes duration but not more than 45 minutes duration.
AA260: More than 45
minutes duration but not more than 60 minutes duration.
AA270: More than 60
minutes duration but not more than 75 minutes duration
AA280: More than 75
whole of the time available for each class of
consultation, the charge per hour generally works out to be $200/Hr,
excepting for “short” consultations, where the charge exceeds
$500/hr. One can sympathize with the government's attempt to reduce
the rebate by $20.00.
would have brought the hourly
rate down from $504 to a higher than average rate of $262/hr.
of “Your ABC” and the Fairfax
media for this backdown.