Labor demands coronavirus supports remain as figures show 13 jobseekers per vacancy

Original article by Paul Karp
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 13-Jul-20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed on 10 July that Labor was scaremongering over the future of the $70 billion JobKeeper program. He said he had made it clear that there would be a further stage of income support, and that it was "disgraceful" and "blatantly untrue" for Labor to claim the government was going to end the program in September. Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese responded to Morrison’s comments on 12 July by stating that businesses still had no certainty about whether the program will continue, while Labor says figures that reveal there are 13 jobseekers per job vacancy show that the government must keep COVID-19 income support programs in place beyond September.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Women twice as likely as men to be discouraged workers after Covid-19 job loss

Original article by Paul Karp
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 7-Jul-20

A report by the Australian National University has noted an increase in the number of people who are unemployed but not actively looking for work. The report was based on a survey by the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, and report co-author Nicholas Biddle says the increase fits in with the notion of the ‘discouraged’ worker, namely someone who would like to work but does not believe there are any suitable jobs available. The ANU found that women who have lost their job because of COVID-19 are much more likely to be ‘discouraged workers’ than men.

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Labor plans overhaul of job welfare

Original article by Rick Morton
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 8-Jan-19

The Business Council of Australia and the Council of Small Business of Australia support Labor’s proposal for changes to the Jobactive system if it wins the 2019 federal election. Amongst other things, Labor will relax the requirement that unemployed people must apply for up to 20 jobs a month. The BCA argues that this creates an unnecessary cost for both businesses and job-seekers, as employers receive many application from people who are not qualified for a job. Labor may also make changes to the ‘Work for the Dole’ scheme.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, COUNCIL OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESS, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES. CENTRELINK

Million job milestone under federal scheme

Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 10 : 13-Apr-18

Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash says the best form of welfare is getting a job. Cash is due to announce that more than one million people have now been helped in securing a job through the federal government’s jobactive scheme, with those under the age of 30 benefiting the most. Nearly 80 per cent of those who have been helped in finding work have secured permanent positions, while 65.8 per cent of placements have been in metropolitan areas and 34.2 per cent have been in regional areas.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESS

Pay rises in low-wage era few

Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 13-Aug-15

Changing jobs is no longer a passport to a higher salary, according to recruitment agencies. The growth in wages in the private sector is at a record low, with only a 2.2 increase in 2014-15. Employees seeking a pay rise must demonstrate their work was critical to the employer’s goals or that they had a unique set of skills.

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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, RANDSTAD RECRUITMENT PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RESOURCES INSTITUTE, YARRA VALLEY WATER

Rising unemployment among young Aussies matched by increasing anxiety, depression and stress

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-May-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 9.5 per cent of Australians aged 18-24 were looking for work in 2010. This figure had almost doubled to 18.9 per cent by the end of 2014. Meanwhile, the proportion of 18-24 year-olds who reported experiencing anxiety in an average 12 months has risen from 11.2 per cent to 23 per cent over the last five years, which is the highest incidence of any age group and well above the national average of 16.6 per cent. The survey also shows that proportion of 18-24 year-olds affected by stress has grown from 24 per cent to 33.7 per cent, while the incidence of depression has increased from 11.3 per cent to 19.4 per cent.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Law graduates undeterred by dire job hopes

Original article by Marianna Papadakis, Edmund Tadros
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 32 : 27-Feb-15

The latest Australian Law Students Survey has highlighted the challenging job market for law graduates. The Survive Law website’s survey found that 33 per cent of law students are not confident that they will gain a job after graduating, while more than 50 per cent say that universities should offer greater assistance in searching for jobs. In addition, more than 50 per cent of law students indicated their desire to practice law after graduating

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SURVIVE LAW, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING