Mismatched priorities of governments worldwide and the “widespread ignorance” of the general public have failed to address the deterioration of life on Earth.
After decades of under-investment, the number of households on the social-housing waiting list in Victoria had ballooned to 48,529 as of September 30, the equivalent of more than 100,000 people.
Daniel Ziffer A coalition of anti-poverty groups, unions, construction industry bodies and the multibillion-dollar heft of the industry super sector have come together to try to fix Australia’s biggest housing problem: Social housing. Owned and run by governments or not-for-profit agencies, social housing puts a roof over the heads of […]
EXCLUSIVE Cait Kelly – The NewDaily A recruitment company set up at the start of the pandemic to find Australians work on farms has found it ‘impossible’ to get locals jobs, despite the industry crying out for boots on the ground. One of the founders of AgriAus, who spoke to The […]
Josh Butler Political Editor The government’s signature jobs policy is “perplexing”, “lacking in detail” and prone to rorting, Australia’s peak small business group has said. Employers and union groups told a Senate inquiry on Monday that the JobMaker hiring subsidy was flawed and inadequate, with a “lack of clarity” over […]
As income inequality and economic upheaval take center stage, is a guaranteed minimum income worth considering? Results from a two-year experiment in Finland offer clues By Tera Allas, Jukka Maksimainen, James Manyika, and Navjot Singh Readers who are familiar with the inequality debate or the fears that robots will take all of our jobs will almost certainly […]
Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts. The 49 eminent economists who responded to The Conversation-Economic Society of Australia pre-budget survey were asked to rate 13 options in terms of ‘bang for the […]
This week, support to unemployed Australians will be dramatically reduced. In April, the new Coronavirus Supplement roughly doubled the level of benefits for unemployed people on the JobSeeker payment and a range of other working-age payments. The supplement will drop from $550 to $250 a fortnight from Friday. This is before it is dropped […]
By Jennifer Duke September 18, 2020 — 6.45pm Assistant Minister for Superannuation Jane Hume has lashed out at industry super funds, saying their role is not to create jobs, rebuild the economy or get involved in the climate debate but to bolster retirement incomes for workers. In a sign of […]
Irrelevance is the enemy of political leaders, and to avoid sinking to the bottom of the field, they need to keep moving, adapt and make continuous announcements, even when there’s not too much to announce May 30, 2020 – Eddy Jokovich During a crisis, it’s absolutely essential for a prime minister […]
Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to email@example.com Almost every threat to modern humanity can be traced simply to our […]
The small, beleaguered country is struggling to safeguard its sovereignty, its territorial integrity and its very ecological survival by Asoka Bandarage January 29, 2020 Sri Lanka’s historical narrative has been defined by geopolitical rivalry, external aggression and internal resistance to that aggression. The early historical era experienced successive waves of […]
By Geoff Rowe – ADA Australia CEO Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has flagged a need for older people to work longer and learn new skills to avoid becoming an economic burden. But, says Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia CEO Geoff Rowe, older Australians are not the cause of the fundamental problem. […]
Chris Carosa Senior ContributorRetirement I help families/small businesses discover wealth-building strategies. Watch out, Millennials! The OG “Me” generation is nipping at your virtual tails. Yes, that’s right. Baby Boomers have found a new way to retire—by becoming internet entrepreneurs. Not all of them, but the numbers may shock you. According […]
Six Degrees Executive Older workers are often a forgotten piece of the diversity equation. It’s time to check our age bias and learn to recognise that ability and talent are ageless. Aussies, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, are increasingly working to older ages. A 2018 study found […]