Total Recall (1990).
The idea that automation and robotics will lead to huge job losses is wrong. Big business likes the sweat of cheap labour too much.
The 1994 Employment Minister Simon Crean even had to be briefed by officials on the content of the policy when Working Nation was released.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.
The ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative has existed since 2006, but the statistics show the gap is growing.
To Close the Gap, Indigenous Australians are the experts. Indigenous organisations are more likely to achieve outcomes because they understand local issues and have ‘skin in the game’.
The Working Time Directive is designed to stop this kind of behaviour.
The Working Time Directive enshrines legal rights to rest periods, paid holidays and a maximum 48-hour working week.
Fewer government welfare recipients due to higher than expected employment growth provides a slightly stronger budget outlook for the Turnbull government as they head into 2018.
The improvements in the government's debt position are entirely because of revisions in economic assumptions, not fantastic fiscal management.
House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the GOP tax plan.
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Unlike other age groups, 16- to 24-year-olds haven't recovered the job losses they suffered during the Great Recession. Spurring investment and growth are key to getting them back to work.
Demand is growing for aged care workers in regional areas and so policymakers should be focused on this rather than manufacturing jobs.
Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on.
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Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943.
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Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
Jobs have been a constant theme of the Labor government’s campaign for a second term in Queensland.
Queensland Labor claimed it has 'created 122,500 jobs – more than four times the number of jobs created under the Newman-Nicholls government'. Is that right? We asked the experts.
High level interpersonal and problem solving skills are what will make you employable in a digital world.
Despite the hype about STEM skills, research shows interpersonal, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills will make you more employable in the 21st century.
It is easy to forget that the James Bond franchise is firmly set in the world of work. Bond's evolution reflects changing attitudes to the workplace.
In the balance.
Employers increasingly expect employees to take responsibility for ensuring a healthy work-life balance.
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The rise of robots and new technology threatens to take over many jobs, but just how many is still up for debate.
Census figures show remote Indigenous communities are falling behind.
Looking past the headline Census figures, we see divergences between rural and urban Indigenous populations, and the young and old.
Healthcare is becoming increasingly important in a services-led economy.
Australia is increasingly a services-led economy. The health sector is not only a big employer, but health care is an important factor in worker productivity.
BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany.
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
Harvey Weinstein (third from left) faces allegations, but it’s not just a problem in showbiz.
The nature of the entertainment industry has always made some more vulnerable.
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It's the first nationwide strike ballot since tough new legal requirements for industrial action were introduced.
Pilots are in high demand.
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There is a global pilot shortage which could soon affect all airlines.