Tens of thousands march in Australia for higher wages

MELBOURNE, Australia --- Tens of thousands marched for better work conditions and higher wages in Australia Wednesday, bringing the city of Melbourne to a standstill, ahead of national elections in May. The opposition Labor party wants to make stagnant wages a focus of its election campaign, with its union allies claiming "Australians have seen the largest fall in their living standards in 30 years." The governing conservative Liberal-National coalition has argued the best way of boosting wages is through company tax cuts. Many demonstrators wore fluorescent "hi-visibility" workwear and carried banners with "Change the Rules" written on them. State premier Daniel Andrews ...Keep on reading: Tens of thousands march in Australia for higher wages

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