The Importance of Penalty Rates for Our Health Workforce

The economic & healthcare impacts of cutting penalty rates

Penalty rates play an essential role in Australia’s wage system. For our health workforce, they are particularly important in enabling healthcare workers to access adequate remuneration. In an era in which penalty rates are under threat, this report examines the impact of the reduction of health workers’ penalty rates on both individuals and the broader economy.

February 2016
Mak Cole

Equity Economics