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The two issues policymakers have to grapple with on JobSeeker
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The two issues policymakers have to grapple with on JobSeeker

Amid the worst recession since the Great Depression, some businesses and Coalition MPs are warning that employers can't fill vacant jobs.

  • by Jennifer Duke

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Gender pay gap to remain for decades without fast improvement, data shows

Gender pay gap to remain for decades without fast improvement, data shows

Women will be paid less than men for decades on the current trajectory and half the nation's employers are not making an effort to close the gender pay gap.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Victorian budget: Call to expand voucher plan to bring back thousands of jobs

Victorian budget: Call to expand voucher plan to bring back thousands of jobs

Hospitality operators want Victoria to follow NSW and start a voucher plan for Melbourne restaurants and destinations, to restore jobs wiped out by the pandemic

  • by Clay Lucas
'No evidence' doubled JobSeeker was a disincentive to work: Academics

'No evidence' doubled JobSeeker was a disincentive to work: Academics

Two of Australia's top welfare academics say there is no evidence doubling the dole discouraged unemployed workers from accepting another job.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Bar tsars apologise for comments about 'self-entitled' young workers

Bar tsars apologise for comments about 'self-entitled' young workers

"We apologise for what has been framed to be a public shaming. This is not what was intended."

  • by Michael Koziol
'Cushioning the decline': RBA finds JobKeeper saved 700,000 jobs

'Cushioning the decline': RBA finds JobKeeper saved 700,000 jobs

RBA research estimates twice as many people would have lost their jobs in the first half of 2020 if not for the government's JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme.

  • by Jennifer Duke
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Seek puts short attacks behind it as investors applaud sunnier outlook

Seek puts short attacks behind it as investors applaud sunnier outlook

ASX-listed online employment giant’s latest trading update points to a post-COVID revival of its Australian operations.

  • by Colin Kruger
Sydney hospitality gurus unload on 'whining, self-entitled' young workers
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Sydney hospitality gurus unload on 'whining, self-entitled' young workers

The Mary's Group founders said it was "almost impossible to run a business now without offending somebody".

  • by Michael Koziol
Queensland jobless rate hits 7.7% as government blasts 'lazy' opposition

Queensland jobless rate hits 7.7% as government blasts 'lazy' opposition

Treasurer Cameron Dick says the October figure, the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation, masks good news for Queensland's economy.

  • by Stuart Layt
RBA governor says economic recovery needs risk-takers

RBA governor says economic recovery needs risk-takers

RBA governor Philip Lowe has used a speech to urge consumers and businesses to take risks to ensure the economy continues its recession recovery.

  • by Shane Wright
Tanya Plibersek says government should set target of full employment

Tanya Plibersek says government should set target of full employment

The Labor frontbencher says Australia should aim higher than John Howard's famous maxim of wanting the country to be "relaxed and comfortable".

  • by Rob Harris