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Skilled temporary visa holders: A barometer for the Australian economy

For at least 20 years, the much-maligned skilled temporary visa has tracked the relative state of ...  
The revolving door inside our aged care sector

If Australia has known for a long time that its aged care sector is in crisis, why is reform so ...  
Young workers worse off than ever

The future for young Australian workers looks dire with news their income was well in decline ...  
Paid pandemic leave key to stem COVID-19 spread and unemployment

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called for a comprehensive plan from the Morr ...  
Job-ready Graduates Package inequitable and just poor economics

The Coalition's new university fees policy is increasingly onerous for students, inconsistent and ...  
How Melbourne’s events sector workers have struggled in the pandemic

William Olson gives a first-hand account of how Melbourne's hospitality industry was affected ...  
New report reveals gig economy thrives off hardship and instability

A recent Victorian Government report on the gig economy reveals a sector governed by laws that act ...  
Morrison Government taking $1.3 billion from the poor and unemployed

The announcement of extensions to the COVID-19 supplement payments comes with the usual fine print ...  
Now is the time to reduce overlong working hours

As Australians are working longer hours, the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to reset the ...  
Australia's migration and humanitarian programs at record lows

Australia's 2020-21 migration and humanitarian programs are likely to be fewer than since the ...  
Morrison Government forges ahead with penalty rate cuts

Tony Burke has hit out at the Morrison Government for forging ahead with the final round of Sunday ...  
Industrial relations reform negotiations at loggerheads — but not for long

Progress with the ongoing industrial relations reform negotiations has been slow, with both sides ...  
The Morrison Government's robodebt cover-up lies

Rather than offer an apology, Scott Morrison has shifted the blame for the robodebt scandal to a ...  
After JobSeeker ends, we need a new unemployment system

We should take lessons learnt from the economic stimuli offered during the pandemic to restructure ...  
McManus says disappointing pay rise short-changes workers

Fair Work Commission’s paltry pay rise will leave many Australian workers struggling to feed ...  
Unemployment numbers likely worse than projected

Unemployment in Australia has been baking for a long time.  
Victory for Andrews Labor Government as anti-wage theft law is passed

The Andrews Government has had a victory in Victoria with the passing of new laws that will serve ...  
Staff and unions need to take up the fight for the ABC

The ones who should be fighting the hardest to save the ABC are those whose jobs depend on it and ...  

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