Child support payments actually help single mums to stay employed for longer, research finds.
Higher child support payments actually lead to an increase in the employment rate of single mums, research finds.
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The UK government's U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
“I just don’t get what the big deal is.”
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Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Businesses are expanding into new markets, so employees increasingly have to move between different geographical locations.
New research finds there are significant risks and uncertainties in the complexities of national and international tax systems as applied to internationally mobile employees.
Workers don’t have much recourse if they are underpaid by a franchise.
The obstacles workers face in successfully pursuing their entitlements and the inadequacy of our current penalties to deter underpayments means problems with franchises will remain.
Hospitality workers, along with fast food and retail workers, will have Sunday and public holiday rates cut under the decision.
The Fair Work Commission's latest decision to cut certain Sunday and public holiday penalty rates continues a tradition of undervaluing young workers.
Hanging by a thread?
Psychologists rank job insecurity as one of the most stressful things about work – new research uncovers why.
Reforms to the benefits system have faced severe delays and left people struggling.
Fewer than half a million people are currently receiving the new, simplified benefit according to newly released data.
Having a job plays an important role in our overall happiness – yet research also shows most of us are unhappy while we're at work.
The mining industry is the largest and perhaps most visible contributor to Australia’s army of long-distance commuters.
Regions that offer adquate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters into the sort of new residents who can sustain regional prosperity.
Giving a reference is protected, in defamation law, by the common-law defence of qualified privilege.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.
That exhausting extra mile.
Doing well at work can often just lead to getting more work to do.
Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds may find it harder to get unpaid work experience.
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A new study quantifies unpaid work experience in Australia and shows how some young people miss out.
Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
When it comes to the speed of their company’s growth many CEOs are fearful of making wrong decisions.
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Money alone will not create the numbers and kinds of jobs required to boost the economy.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?