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New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area. fizkes/Shutterstock

Why double-majors might beat you out of a job

New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
If we examine the proportion of people employed in Australia, as compared to the US, it tells a very different story. Justin Lane/AAP

The US isn’t a shining example for Australia when it comes to jobs

Unemployment rates have risen in Australia while falling in the US. But Australia has experienced a much smaller decline in the proportion of its population who are in work.
The ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative has existed since 2006, but the statistics show the gap is growing. Mick Tsikas/AAP

We’re not closing the gap on Indigenous employment, it’s widening

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’.
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. Lukas Coch/AAP

Government budget update saved by higher than expected economic figures

The improvements in the government's debt position are entirely because of revisions in economic assumptions, not fantastic fiscal management.

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