A sofa can be up to 10 times more expensive than you’d think in Australia.
The cost of a new sofa can reach more than $20 and can cost more than a second-hand car.
The average cost of owning a sofa is $27,000.
It’s about four times more than the average Australian salary.
The difference is because most of Australia’s houses are manufactured overseas and Australia’s built-in cushion cushions are designed to last more than 50 years.
The Australian Tax Office estimates the average price of a second hand sofa in Australia to be $2,847, with an average price for a sofa of $7,068.
So what does this mean for the average budget?
Most budget houses in Australia are built overseas, but it’s the domestic sofa manufacturers who are getting paid for their work, says Andrew Stoll.
He’s the CEO of the Productivity Commission and he said sofa manufacturers are “really doing something right”.
“The biggest problem with sofa manufacturers is that they are the ones who make the sofa.
They’re the ones that manufacture the cushions,” he said.
But how much do they actually make? “
And then they take a few of these cushions and make the rest by hand.”
But how much do they actually make?
The Productivity Commissioner is looking at the supply chain of sofa manufacturers, and said the supply of the cushional material was “very tightly controlled”.
It’s not the sofa manufacturers that are paying the price, it’s their workers.
The Product, Technology and Innovation Commission (PTIC) says this “is not the case”.
And so we’ve taken a very hard look at the way the industry is run and we’ve found that some of these firms are actually paying royalties to their workers.” “
These cushions aren’t made in a factory, they’re made by hand and the worker who’s actually making the cushioned material isn’t paid royalties on that material.”
And so we’ve taken a very hard look at the way the industry is run and we’ve found that some of these firms are actually paying royalties to their workers.
“It’s a tough industry to work in, but that’s the way it is in Australia, Mr Stoll said.
“It’s a very complicated industry, it requires a very different set of skills to the one we see in Australia.” “
We are looking at a very wide range of industries,” he told the ABC.
“It’s a very complicated industry, it requires a very different set of skills to the one we see in Australia.”
But while the industry’s tight control over workers and profits may be causing the disparity, it isn’t all bad.
Mr Stll said there are still more than 1,000 cushioned sofa manufacturers in Australia and the Productive Commission would like to see more competition and a fairer tax system.
“I think we’ve done quite well in Australia over the past five years, because we’ve got a tax system that’s fair,” he added.
He said the gap would need to be narrowed in the near future. “
The fact is, there’s a huge gap between the price paid by the workers in Australia as a whole and the income that’s paid to the sofa companies.”
He said the gap would need to be narrowed in the near future.
“In a world where you’re a little bit better off on the couch, you’ve got to pay your fair share,” Mr Stell said.
It would also help if the country was more transparent about who was making the sofa, he said, saying it should be the “market”.
The Productive Commissioner is currently reviewing the sofa industry’s tax system to see if there is a way to crack down on the tax loophole.
“If we can get a fair tax system and we can actually get the price of these products down, that would make a huge difference,” he concluded.
“Because that’s where people really need to make their dollars, to make money for their families.”