Michelle & Amanda 06.09.2022.
Michelle discusses Tuesday’s RBA rate rise – the fifth increase in a row – as well as the imminent passage of Labor’s climate legislation, and industrial relations negotiations coming out of last week’s summit.
One challenge is the minimum wage for temporary skilled migrants; another is the pathway from temporary to permanent residency.
Gender equality was at the forefront of all discussions at the government’s jobs summit - but it was also a reminder there is still a long way to go.
The final stage of the Coalition’s tax cuts, worth more than $240 billion over a decade, is now in the gun sights of many critics, who are calling on Anthony Albanese to dump his promise to deliver it.
Australia hasn’t tried hard enough to deliver full employment. We are well-placed, if we play to our natural strengths – including having the best solar and wind resources in the developed world.
The government will bring in early legislation for multi-employer bargaining and implement a range of other changes to the industrial relations system.
Like Australia, the Australian economy is getting older and slower. Revitalisation should start at school.
Word from The Hill: Albanese announces more than $1 billion in federal-state TAFE funding.
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation's politics team.
LinkedIn called creativity ‘the most important skill in the world’ – it should be central to Labor’s jobs summit.
The surveyed Australians who changed jobs in 2021 switched for less than if they had stayed.
Jim Chalmers & Michelle Grattan.
For Treasurer Jim Chalmers, this week's jobs and skills summit is the prelude to what will be his main game, the October budget.
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One crucial element of the regional jobs discussion is the need for a redefinition of ‘work’, to include community responsibilities, care and caring for land and Country.
Many of the 2.5 million Australian retirees on the age pension would like to work, but only a fraction do – partly because it can mean losing some of their pension.
Modelling from Victoria University finds four groups of occupations most likely to have shortages of workers or an oversupply.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the biggest outcome he wants from this week’s jobs and skills summit “is the beginning of a new culture of co-operation”
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Among the top economists surveyed was the man who designed Australia’s higher education loans scheme – who described funding for vocational education as a “mess”.
We hear the term ‘skills shortages’ all the time in media and policy debates. But what skills do we need, and more importantly, how do we get them?
The escalating cost of living is your ally when you’re an opposition seeking election, but when you’re in office, it’s a rampaging beast to manage, economically and politically.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: David Littleproud on charting his course in opposition
In this Podcast Michelle and David Littleproud discuss a number of topics including the recent Morrison fiasco, the upcoming jobs and skills summit and his vision for the National Party.