A mural by Amanda Newman in Northcote, Melbourne, depicts Ai Fen, a Wuhan Central Hospital doctor who was reprimanded for raising the alarm about COVID-19 in December 2019.
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The inner suburbs are home to large numbers of workers in jobs vulnerable to the pandemic. If they're forced to seek cheaper housing in outer suburbs, the urban divide will widen.
We protect the savings of non-resident people in Australia but we leave them without any benefits if they lose their job here.
Does the budget tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (right) speak to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s (left) vision of the new economy?
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
The national broadcaster has announced more cuts to its services, including 250 job losses and the axing of the major 7:45am news bulletin. It is the latest in a long line of blows to the ABC.
People queue to receive food during a distribution.
The social impacts of the coronavirus will leave a legacy long after the virus itself.
Lockdowns to curb the coronavirus have shut down Africa’s dominant informal economy, destroying livelihoods.
The loss of livelihoods flowing from the efforts to combat the pandemic highlights the dearth of social protection measures on the continent.
Representatives of tenants and agents agree that leaving individuals to try to sort out rent reductions has created a mess. It calls for government to step in to look after both renters and landlords.
Unemployed people wait outside a government office in NYC in 1933.
Some economists are predicting joblessness to surpass the record level experienced at the height of the Great Depression as 22 million people file for unemployment benefits.
As New Zealand enters a four-week lockdown, some business leaders will get their workers through better than others. Five key principles can make all the difference.
A recent study conducted by Brookings Institute researchers found artificial intelligence could “affect work in virtually every occupational group”. However, it’s yet to be seen exactly how jobs will be impacted.
As machine automation and artificial intelligence surge, there's paranoia our jobs will be overrun by robots. But even if this happens, work won't disappear, because humans need it.
South Africans with jobs fear that automation could make them redundant.
The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.
Jobs on the line.
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Regional authorities require real teeth to protect their towns from big shocks like factory closures.
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
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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.
Employees are often unsettled by change in their organisations.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
Staring into the abyss.
The US has already tried to save a steel industry, and its undercooked response holds some valuable lessons.
Why the British steel crisis needs strategic government intervention to give the industry a chance of survival.