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Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.

The problem is not that men don’t want women to work. The problem is there are no damn jobs.

The problem is not that men don’t want women to work. The problem is there are no damn jobs.

Naked sexism popped up this week in the personage of James C. Green, who says women should stay home because men earn more anyway. But the real problem, of course, is that there are no jobs.

The looming crisis for women in Oz tech

The looming crisis for women in Oz tech

One of the most important industries in Australia has few women -- and the situation is getting worse. Bernard Keane looks at the tech sector and its "female problem".

Women’s work: why are there so few female editors in Australia?

Women’s work: why are there so few female editors in Australia?

Good news! Crikey has found there are twice as many female editors of print publications than there were two years ago. But there's some bad news as well ...

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.

Foreign farm subsidies hurting Aussie farmers

Foreign farm subsidies hurting Aussie farmers

Crikey readers talk asylum seekers on Manus Island, the reality for Australian farmers, the gender pay gap and why Wills and Kate might be doing our air force a favour.

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women -- pay, retirement income, parental leave -- both parties score poorly.

At the coalface: females increasingly hitting paydirt in the mines

At the coalface: females increasingly hitting paydirt in the mines

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance aims to double the number of women working in the resources sector. But how will they do it? Freelance journalist Mandi Santic investigates.

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Talkback radio is dominated by male presenters. If we're to have any hope of diversity of opinion we need more women on the radio, says radio producer Kate Leaver.

What <em>really</em> happens when women negotiate

What really happens when women negotiate

Women still earn, on average, 17.6% less then men. This is partly because women are less likely to negotiate, more likely to undervalue their work and perceived as less likeable if they do bargain, says Mara Olekalns.