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The hypocrisy of the minimum wage

An article by an anonymous industry insider was published in The Age, ‘Price to pay for maintaining Melbourne’s famous cafe scene’, and has sparked a bit of debate about the minimum wage. This post is the first in a two-part series, the next titled “The abolition of the minimum wage” to be published next week. Readers’ comments on the post variously identify the following problems and solutions: Blame the business owners (poor management, liars who skim cash and stea