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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Fairfax a brilliant investment, according to Fairfax ... George Christensen takes his time on penalty rates ... ScoMo happy to find popular cuts...

Scullion’s disastrous indigenous work-for-the-dole mainly leads to financial penalties

Scullion’s disastrous indigenous work-for-the-dole mainly leads to financial penalties

Deploying the tired trope of indigenous dysfunction and making assumptions about behavioural modification will not magically create jobs, writes Jon Altman, research professor, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

Is Australia too nice to the unemployed?

Is Australia too nice to the unemployed?

The Unemployment Benefit (UB) was introduced in Australia in 1945. What's improved since then? Crikey intern Rachel Robertson asks the question.

Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that

Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that

The government's scheme to force job-seekers to send 40 applications a month will definitely increase employment -- among entrepreneurial app developers.

Dole around the world: how does Australia stack up?

Dole around the world: how does Australia stack up?

With the latest unemployment rate due to be announced tomorrow, a quick look around the world shows that Australia is not a terrible place to be unemployed, writes freelance journalist Sally Whyte.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Tough life on the dole for Greens MP ... brouhahah at Medicare Locals ... help us find the very worst of silly season media reporting ...

Doling out the hard truths on youth

Doling out the hard truths on youth

Young people are naive, criminals or lazy, if you listen to the political rhetoric. In which case, Abbott's plan to ban the dole for under 30s makes sense. Except, moving an unskilled person away from their support network and down a mine is ridiculous, writes Dr James Arvanitakis.

Quiggin: Abbott abandons da yoof

Quiggin: Abbott abandons da yoof

Abbott is making a shameless grab for the anti-youth vote by proposing under-30s be denied the dole, but it probably won't work, says John Quiggin: why try to convert rusted-on oldies at the expense of people who are still forming their political views?

Under 30? No dole for you, says Tony

Under 30? No dole for you, says Tony

Under 30s would be banned from the dole and told to go work in mining, proposed Tony Abbott at a meeting with resource industry leaders. Is this clever, creative thinking or a simplistic way to end a skills shortage?

Pension v dole: what’s the dollar difference?

Pension v dole: what’s the dollar difference?

Will under-67-year-olds be worse off on the dole instead of the pension? We crunch the numbers.