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Migrant workers are overworked, intimidated and even killed on Australian farms

Migrant workers are overworked, intimidated and even killed on Australian farms

Australia's supermarket duopoly sits at the head of a production chain that holds labourers in slave-like conditions, putting them at risk of serious injury or death.

Jobs market starts downturn, so where will growth come from?

Jobs market starts downturn, so where will growth come from?

The labour market is finally starting to catch up with the slowing growth of the broader economy. How can we speed it up again?

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump’s economic idiocy

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump’s economic idiocy

It’s a great time to have a lower dollar. But we wouldn't want it to stay too low for too long.

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

The real challenge of economic reform revolves around the relative power of corporations and citizens, not the traditional reform narrative of recent decades that has left people disenchanted.

How to employ more Aussies and reduce 457 visa rorting

How to employ more Aussies and reduce 457 visa rorting

The 457 visa program can and should be fixed, writes migration researcher for the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, Henry Sherrell

Shhhh! The workplace flexibility we’re pretending isn’t there

Shhhh! The workplace flexibility we’re pretending isn’t there

There's a growing acceptance that Australia's workplace relations system is playing crucial role in economic adjustment. Will that ever filter through to the government and business, wonder Glenn Dyer/b> and Bernard Keane.

Retailers, enjoy the boom while it lasts — the crash is coming

Retailers, enjoy the boom while it lasts — the crash is coming

The recent surge in retail sales makes the outlook brighter for employment, but don’t be surprised if it's just a temporary spike. Spending growth could slow as households become more cautious.

The freelance economy: iPros rally, but are they getting a fair deal?

The freelance economy: iPros rally, but are they getting a fair deal?

As Australia's manufacturers shut up shop, more and more workers will be going freelance. Henry Belot -- himself a freelance writer -- looks at what it will mean when we give the boss the flick.

Newman the dinosaur has some prehistoric ideas on labour market

Newman the dinosaur has some prehistoric ideas on labour market

Maurice Newman, Tony Abbott's hand-picked business adviser, is misguided on Australia's labour markets, according to former Labor adviser and Per Capita research fellow Stephen Koukoulas.

What the media isn’t telling you about labour changes

What the media isn’t telling you about labour changes

Don't believe the "doom and gloom" reporting: the labour market is far more flexible than the media, employers, or unions will ever admit.