Despite massive lockdowns, many countries have seen a rise in jobs numbers during the pandemic. What's going wrong in Australia?
Lorna Jane's 'protective' active wear, the federal government's new jobs package, and more of the latest coronavirus news.
Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government will today unveil its latest skills investment program, JobTrainer, and Victorian health authorities reportedly went against their own COVID-19 rules by not testing 26 close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case back in June. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The economy was struggling even before Melbourne had to shut down again and the pain has extended across most sectors.
The ABS has revealed 2.7 million Australians have had their jobs affected by the pandemic, with 900,000 losing their jobs completely and 1.8 million losing hours or being stood down. Meanwhile, in the US, the economic debate is increasingly centred around the need for more stimulus.
Are jobs that can be performed at home the safest industries right now? We share what industries are still hiring, as well as the industries that have been worst affected by COVID-19.
New Treasury figures forecast that the unemployment rate will double from 5.1% to 10% and new cases of coronavirus dipped below 50 over the bank holiday weekend. George Pell is being investigated over new child abuse allegations and NSW will now test anyone with even mild flu-like symptoms in either at-risk areas or sites with unexplained transmissions.
Inq investigates how disability employment service providers are able to game the system and rake in government benefits while failing the people they are supposed to be helping.
Good morning, early birds. The government’s $220 million regional jobs scheme is under fire for skewed funding decisions, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison is pitching his drought preparedness plan. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.