The way we classify skills shortages is broken.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe says Bill Shorten must channel the abilities of his colleagues in parliament and the broader progressive movement if he is to lead the ALP back to government.
The idea of a four-day workweek sounds great, and many companies have tested or even implemented it, citing happier, healthier workers. But here's why it may not be healthy.
The link between labor's decline and stagnating worker pay has convinced some politicians that we need to rebuild unions. What we need are new labor policies for tomorrow's workforce.
The holiday began as a strike against excessive workweeks but now bears little resemblance to its worker-centric origins, even as the founders' gains are slowly lost.
Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Deputy Labor leader picks up schools from Kate Ellis and higher education from Kim Carr.
Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.
Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries.
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As the world tries to get a handle on what a Brexit means, D-Day looms for both Labor and the Coalition.
Labor's proposed competition policies are based on incorrect assumptions about market power and fail to address inequality.
Labor's policies, costed by the Parliamentary Budget office, pass scrutiny - but like the Coalition, fail the test of real budget repair.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
20% of surveyed early education educators said they want to leave their job due to low pay, volume of paperwork and feeling undervalued.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
Pyne talked more about changing taxes and incentives to stimulate growth and industry, whereas Carr had clear plans for government investment.
Labor's policy essentially creates a new layer of tertiary education that would involve universities and TAFE Institutes working together to deliver associate degrees and advanced diplomas.
Labor’s policy does, however, fail to commit to long-term funding for universal access to preschool education.