Topic archives: employment

Business cockiness further undermines government’s wage fantasy

January 24, 2018 7

A major employer survey makes a mockery of the government's insistence wages growth is going to start any day now.

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

January 22, 2018 8

Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

January 15, 2018 3

Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

December 7, 2017 3

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

US economy circling the drain

November 23, 2017 3

The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

November 17, 2017 5

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a ‘living wage’?

November 3, 2017 8

The Australian Council of Trade Unions' call for a living wage in Australia goes against what they've asked for for the last 20 years, according to one of Australia's pre-eminent workplace academics.

Razer: dying for capitalism at our standing desks

October 26, 2017 20

Forget what you hear about the need for constant change in industry: it's all about staying exactly the same.

Michaelia Cash’s jobs figures don’t add up

October 20, 2017 6

The Employment Minister tends to boast impressive figures in her monthly report on jobs growth, but just a little digging turns up a lot of fool's gold.

Our leave entitlements have dropped to lowest point in years

October 12, 2017 13

Australian workers are suffering from declining entitlements, despite record corporate profits and high commodity prices.