Cos Lettuce Price June 2022
The recent floods caused massive Price hikes for various vegetables recently.
Iceberg lettuce have been in the news over the last few days, due to the high cost following the drop in supply.
I checked them out while shopping today.
$5.99 for a pack of … Read the rest
Will Food Prices Rise Sharply?
Farmers are warning that prices for their produce will rise further following their increased wage costs.
An example of why these increased costs will have large effect is this quote from an Apple farmer.
“When it comes to growing an apple, 50% of the cost … Read the rest
Petrol Prices in SE Queensland May 2022 to June 2022.
Petrol prices have been rising recently, quite substantially compared to previous years.
My 2022 average cost for E10 Petrol (January to May) has been:
- an average of $1.67 per litre. (25% rise from 2021)
It is 29% higher than the … Read the rest
2022/23 Australian Minimum Wage.
On 15 June 2022, the Fair Work Commission announced it will raise the national minimum wage by 5.2% from 1 July 2022, taking the minimum wage to $21.38 per hour, or $812.60 a week for full-time workers.
This gives a full time worker, whose wage is … Read the rest
Australia’s High Gas and Electricity Prices.
Allegra Spender, one of the new ‘teal’ independent MPs has said “You’re seeing gas prices and coal prices across the world spiking because of the war in the Ukraine.”
The new Energy Minister Chris Bowen has ruled out imposing windfall taxes on … Read the rest
The Real Cost of Electricity in Australia.
How much YOUR Electricity bill will be depends on many factors, including what part of Australia you are in, and more especially, how much electricity you CHOOSE to use, and whether you have a Solar panel system.
In March 2012, yes, 10 years … Read the rest
How Good is Unemployment Benefit in Australia?
Compared to many other countries, the Unemployment benefit in Australia, currently called Jobseeker, is quite reasonable. Not enough to live comfortably on, but better than nothing.
There are many stories in the news, especially around election times, saying how low it is, and … Read the rest
How Wage Growth Compares over years.
The following chart, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows each quarters annualised wage growth percentages.
The latest figures of 2.4%, released for the year ended March 2022, is the equal highest, in the years covered, with the December 2018 year which was also … Read the rest
Food Price Increases in Australia and the World.
Australians are reading about increasing food prices, as are many other countries around the world.
Almost everybody has seen the prices of everyday goods shooting up, and Labor is keen to pin the blame on the Coalition.
After last week’s higher-than expected … Read the rest
Australian Median Incomes by Government.
Have wages really risen higher under a Coalition Lib/Nat government than under Labor?
On 7 September 2013, Liberal won the Federal Election.
During the 8 years of this Liberal government, the Median Full Time Weekly wage rose from $1,150 to $1,499. That is an … Read the rest