Government ministers have defended Centrelink’s debt recovery processes as ‘working’ following an ongoing controversy.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.
The government was forced to respond to John Hewson’s plan.
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Blindsided by John Hewson's policy platform, the Keating government scrambled to come up with solutions to the "recession we had to have".
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?
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will deliver the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook next week.
The US Fed meets expectations for a rate cut, Australia's unemployment rate heads upwards again, and all eyes look to the mid year budget update.
Job seekers wait for employers searching for casual labour on the streets of Cape Town.
South Africa's proposed national minimum wage must not be seen as a solution for all the country's economic problems but as a floor to protect the most vulnerable workers.
A mining truck drives off in the Pilbara.
Western Australia posted enviable growth numbers for a long time. But the trend is now going the wrong way, and unless something is done soon there will be difficult times ahead.
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.
Members of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa protesting against youth unemployment.
South Africa's problem is that its constitution is a perfect brochure of the nation it aspires to be. But the contractors entrusted with its future have an entirely different project in mind.
A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo.
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Job prospects are not good for newly arrived refugees in Sweden. But better integration programmes will help.
The majority of 457 visa holders are skilled workers.
Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths.
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Policies targeting the 457 visa workers scheme aren't going to improve the employment prospects for low skilled workers and Australia's unemployed, an expert says.
A report has found there are not enough job vacancies for people with limited skill, education or experience.
A snapshot of the availability of jobs has shown limited employment opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers, indicating the need for a new approach to getting these people into work.
Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
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Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
Is handing out cash the solution? To what problem?
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The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
The 200 men of the Jarrow crusade on their march to London in 1936.
Why the 200 men who marched from the north-east to London in October 1936 must not be forgotten.
South Africa’s economy will be hit hard if universities can’t finish the year.
Economic models suggest that South Africa's GDP would fall, inequality would deepen and unemployment would rise if university graduates don't enter the labour market in 2017.
Getting a job as a young person can be like a game of snakes and ladders.
Youth unemployment is a problem of demand. Cutting welfare payments merely punishes those young people who are most vulnerable to poverty.
Fighting poverty needs to be about more than just getting people into work.
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
Employment growth remains flat, despite hopes for improvement.
The Australian economy continues to deliver mixed, but on the whole positive, signals.
In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
Unemployed graduates are among those demanding political change in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's students and graduates are angry. They have every reason to be. The country's finances are badly managed and its economy is in crisis.