Dignity of Work

The Big Winner Is China

The ongoing net zero push for renewable energy has one major beneficiary – and it is not Australia Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, addressing the media at the Pacific…

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Australia’s Worker Shortage See’s $32 Billion In Wages Lost

“Australia is in the middle of an unprecedented worker shortage, and any Australian, particularly pensioners, who want to work, should not face barriers to getting a job,” said Daniel Wild,…

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Age Pensioners Key To Solving Australia’s Labour Crunch

Featured Image Credit: Dean Alston/The West Australian I used to work at a community newspaper where I met some pretty interesting characters. One of the particularly eccentric ones among a group…

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‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA

There will be no shortage of theories about the Coalition’s performance for months to come. In Western Australia alone, the swing of -10.5 per cent was three times the national…

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Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business

Preliminary research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs has identified that a 5.1% wage hike as proposed by Labor leader Anthony Albanese could over the next twelve months:…

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Rising Red Tape Under The Morrison Government Is Strangling Australian Business

When the federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg remarked on the inspiration he takes from the Thatcher and Reagan governments in July 2020, he gave Australians an insight into what he had…

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Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’

The reality has finally dawned on Labor that Net Zero means no new coal projects. This is something that the Greens and the Climate Council have been saying for years…

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Frydenberg’s Budget Is A Spendathon, But Is It Any Good?

The government’s much-anticipated 2022-23 Budget contains the usual set of massive spending programs characteristic of an election year. Many of these are warranted and arguably long overdue – such as…

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Everything We Say, Do And Write Now Seems Racist

This week, the Diversity Council of Australia released a report Racism At Work, which claims less than one-third of workers believe their organisations are proactive in preventing workplace racism. According…

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Daniel Andrews’ ‘Casual’ Betrayal Of Workers

The Victorian government’s Sick Pay Guarantee, launched on March 14 of this year, provides taxpayer-funded sick and personal leave entitlements to casual workers in the hope of leading a broader...
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Probuild Just The First To Fall

The collapse of building giant Probuild is the canary in the coalmine for Victoria and Australia. The statement on Wednesday from Wilson Bayly Holmes, the parent company of Probuild, said...
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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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