A fast-growing population – 50% bigger than it was in 1990 – is causing, directly or indirectly, all of Australia’s serious environmental problems. These impacts must be central to decision-making.
‘Formidable’ writer and inequality activist Barbara Ehrenreich – author of Nickel and Dimed – has died, aged 81. Barbara Pocock celebrates her legacy.
LinkedIn called creativity ‘the most important skill in the world’ – it should be central to Labor’s jobs summit.
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.
We have fewer workers changing jobs and fewer new firms than we used to.
Australia’s economic state in 1983 was very different from today: Bob Hawke wanted to lower expectations of government; Anthony Albanese is trying to raise them, even just a little.
The greatest workforce challenge Australia faces is in health, an issue that will likely be with us for another decade. Here’s one way to fix it.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Associate Professor of journalism Dr. Caroline Fisher talk about this week in politics.
Economic conditions today are very different from those that informed Bob Hawke’s 1983 summit – and that will affect what unions and the government can get from each other at the 2022 summit.
The best way to increase wages is to invest in education and skills.
Australia needs an additional 35,000 aged care workers a year. While skilled migration can play a role, it’s unlikely to be enough to fix the immediate or long-term workforce shortages.
We studied 1,709 aged care homes over five years and found increases in the use of ‘agency’ staff impacted quality of care. Ahead of the federal jobs summit, the sector faces ongoing challenges.
Michelle & Amanda 23.08.2022.
In this podcast, politics editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the solicitor-general's advice on Scott Morrison's secret appointment to multiple ministries, which flouted "responsible government".
Governments budget in billions. Yet analysis prepared for The Conversation shows they’ve been extraordinarily stingy with pay rises – particularly when it comes to teachers and nurses.
What’s driving this new ultra-low unemployment? Digging into economic data reveals something we haven’t seen before – which has already changed the lives of almost 100,000 Australians.
Big business wants a “catch up boost” to permanent migration, with at least two thirds of the places going to skilled workers,
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Word from The Hill: ‘Pandemic fatigue’ takes its toll of mandates and even the expert health advice.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Ensuring equal opportunities and pay for women is one of the wide range of topics laid down for the federal government’s jobs summit, to be held September 1-2.