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As the wave of unemployment begins to flatten in the US, the virus surges

America faces a grim winter with millions still unemployed as a third wave of the virus mounts.

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Many countries have avoided mass job losses, but not Australia. Why?

Despite massive lockdowns, many countries have seen a rise in jobs numbers during the pandemic. What's going wrong in Australia?

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Reserve Bank will take us further into a new world in November

The Reserve Bank board is likely to complete the transition to an entirely new monetary policy centred around quantitative easing when it meets in November.

People are seen in long queues outside the Centrelink office in Southport on the Gold Coast, on Monday, March 23, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Where will the jobs come from? Government takes a gamble on the private sector

The government needs a jobs boom to lift us out of recession. It's achieved one before — but it's ignoring the lessons it learnt then.

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It’s not what you spend, it’s how and where you spend it

The debate over the 2020 budget is less about the quantum of stimulus — that will be vast — but how effective it will be in the way it is spent.

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Gig economy saves the jobs market — a sign of things to come?

Don't be surprised if employers use the recession to employ more casuals and outsource more work.

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New jobs for a new world — COVID is a chance for change, let’s not waste it

The reset caused by the pandemic has provided us with a unique chance to reconsider the kind of work we value.

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Aged care crisis shows a disaster waiting in workplace ‘flexibility’

The Coalition wants to allow employers to impose short-hour contracts — precisely the cause of the tragic aged care sector scandal.

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The way we work is changing forever. Bring on the three-day weekend

Hours worked in Australia have been trending downwards some time. And that was before the coronavirus hit. Is a four-day working week becoming more and more likely?

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We could be in for a long recession as jobs market succumbs to a virus

The economy was struggling even before Melbourne had to shut down again and the pain has extended across most sectors.

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