underemployment cafe worker

On July 19 the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) put out some very impressive numbers. They showed unemployment falling to just 5.4% -- a five-year low. That afternoon the Prime Minister and Treasurer fronted the press, smiling to talk about those figures. You know when the PM wants in on a press conference that he reckons it is good news.

But what of Australian underemployment? Neither Morrison nor Turnbull so much as whispered the word. No journalists asked about it.