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’.
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.
Housing and wages loom as stubborn problems that could bring our economy unstuck in the year ahead.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
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.
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of it.
The Palaszczuk government has achieved better outcomes than the last two Queensland governments.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
Amid wider reforms to labour law, proposals to reduce subsidised jobs for the unemployed raise concerns.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
The costs of casual work are now outweighing the slim benefits in wages (and even those are not as much as they used to be).
The minimum wage may be adequate for some low-paid workers – but this is clearly not the case for the woefully inadequate Newstart Allowance.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
The threat of a loss of jobs in the the industries that support construction reveals the problem in relying on building to sustain the economy.