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The majority of 457 visa holders are skilled workers. AAP/Alan Porritt

Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths

Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths. The Conversation16.4 MB (download)
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.
Analysis shows single parents who are welfare recipients have a financial incentive to seek work. www.shutterstock.com

For single parents, it pays to work

Despite media reports that single parents might find relying on welfare payments more appealing than working, analysis shows they are better off working and more than half in Australia are.
Western Australia’s government hopes its workers will look away from the mining sector towards industries like tourism and health. Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Western Australia’s economic future remains uncertain after the mining boom: study

Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall. Kyle Steed/Flickr

The internet helps us translate ‘social capital’ to economic benefits

Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Since the 1990s a shift has occurred in manufacturing from developed to developing countries like China. Adrian Bradshaw/EPA

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

Research shows that low-skilled workers are losing jobs and wages in developed countries because of trade, but the evidence still isn't there as to who are the winners.

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