Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

May 26, 2016
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Penalty rates have been a feature of Australian life for over 100 years. In my latest RiotACT article, I look at the case for keeping Sunday penalty rates:

Even though Sunday working participation rates have more than doubled, still only 20% of currently employed working age people work on a Sunday compared with 80% on weekdays … working on Sundays reduces family leisure time by over two hours, inclusive of reduced parents’ time with their children and reduces leisure time in the company of friends by an hour and a half.

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