Dignity of Work

Lockdowns Crush Small Business Workers

Small business workers across Australia have been devastated by the recent wave of lockdowns, losing 420,000 jobs in just 21 days – or 20,000 jobs per day – according to…

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NSW Real Unemployment Almost Double Official Rate

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that the real unemployment rate for NSW was 8.7% in the month of July, almost double the official rate of 4.5%. This…

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NSW Loses 10,000 Jobs Per Day Of Lockdown

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs, based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Weekly payroll jobs and wages, has found that between 26 June (when the Greater Sydney lockdown started)…

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 8: Greg Rosshandler of Finewrap

Can we still make things in Australia? Cian asks this question of Greg Rosshandler, the founder of Finewrap. Discover Greg’s journey that started in 1967 with a bag making machine…

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 7: Jim Penman of Jim’s Mowing

Familiar with Jim’s Mowing? Listen to how Jim Penman started out with a mower and $24, and turned them into a series of franchise home-service businesses. Find out how his…

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 6: Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck of Lvly

In this episode, Cian Hussey meets with young Mums, Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck, to learn how they built Lvly, an online national gift delivery service. Crucially, we discover how…

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 5: Martin Michael of Funk Cider

Cian Hussey speaks to Martin Michael, founder of the Perth-based craft beer brand Funk Cider. A young entrepreneur, Martin shares the secrets of Funk Cider’s success, and passes on tips…

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Net Zero Emissions Means Net Zero Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned of humanitarian and economic destruction if the Morrison Government were to adopt a net zero emissions target. “The Coalition’s…

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Why We Need A Manufacturing Sector

Since the year 2000 something has gone wrong in Australia. As it happens, this was two years after the old Industry Commission was renamed the Productivity Commission – which is…

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 4: Roger & Lesley Gillespie of Bakers Delight

In episode 4 of Tell Us Your Story, Cian speaks to Roger and Lesley Gillespie, the founders of the much-loved Australian franchise Bakers Delight. In 1980, the Gillespies founded their first…

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Why Are We Letting The Reserve Bank Make Housing Less Affordable?

It speaks volumes to the lack of ambition in the federal government that it took a first-term senator on the backbench to identify and speak out about one of the most significant public policy challenges facing Australians….

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Tell Us Your Story Episode 3: Chris Aylward

  In episode 3 of Tell Us Your Story, Cian talks to Chris Aylward, the non-executive chairman of the ASX-listed APN Property Group. Chris founded APN in 1996, the same…

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