The government can shout about strong jobs growth, but it completely ignores that underemployment among women has remained high for decades.
As part-time work skyrockets, so too does underemployment. But what can we do about this, and what effect is it having on our mental health?
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The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.
RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle said that the wage price index could undershoot the government's estimation.
The success of Tasmania's economy, which has turned around from being one Australia's least impressive, could be self-perpetuating if state and federal governments can find a way not to screw it up.
The government's latest welfare experiment looks to the gig economy for answers, but there are concerns that it will push jobseekers into dangerous, underpaid and exploitative work.
Has Scott Morrison had his worst month since becoming Treasurer?
Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.