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    :: Monday, July 31, 2006 ::

    Bananas up our noses - By Peter Boyle, Green Left Weekly, Australia
    The Australian Council of Trade Unions is asking the Fair Pay Commission for a $30 per week pay increase for workers on the minimum wage. At current prices, that would buy three kilos of bananas.

    Peter Hendy from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry claimed that the equivalent of three kilos of bananas a week for the working poor was "over the top".

    The Liberal federal treasurer, Peter Costello, reckons the workers are doing OK because they've simply stopped buying bananas.

    Perhaps agreeing with Costello, the Labor government of South Australia has asked the Fair Pay Commission to give the poorest workers only a $17 per week (1.7 kilos of bananas) pay rise.

    PM John Howard (who scored a $20,280 pay rise last month, which brought his annual salary to $309,270) said that minimum-wage workers deserve some bananas, but shied away from saying how many.

    Labor opposition leader Kim Beazley says he gives heaps of his bananas to charity.
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