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Five ways to take care of your mental health during unemployment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  Losing your job can take more of a toll than you might realise. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, we take a look at how you can stay mentally healthy during your hunt

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

COVID-19: Impact on vulnerable Victorians

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Mike Davis shares findings from TaskForce’s demographic survey which shows how COVID-19 has prompted growing demand for drug and alcohol counselling services and led to a rise in

‘Reintroducing the liquid asset test is mean spirited and unfair in the midst of a recession’

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  If you make people spend all of their hard-earned savings before receiving income support then they are left in a precarious position, argues Greens Senator Rachel Siewert. We are

The ‘second wave’ and the Australian economy

Joe Zabar, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  Failing to address the unemployment and underemployment challenges facing the nation will have significant impacts on the social and economic wellbeing of hundreds of thousands

The job of bringing Australia back from the brink

Joe Zabar, Tuesday, 26th May 2020 -  Growing our economy with a job creation agenda at its centre is both decent and politically expedient, writes Joe Zabar, deputy CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia. The latest

COVID-19 helps shift public perceptions of marginalised Aussies

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  The pandemic is changing the way Australians view others As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, more than one in five Australians now feel more positively towards people with mental

Through no fault of their own

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  It took COVID-19 for people to recognise that without the unpaid, low paid or the lowly paid work of women, society could not function, writes Augustine Zycher, who highlights three

Young Aussies struggling to find work

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  New research shows nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for more than a year Young people are twice as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared

What are you doing to ensure people with disability have equal access to work opportunities in your organisation?

Claire Robbs, Friday, 29th November 2019 -  That is the question Claire Robbs, chief executive of Life Without Barriers, is asking of employers everywhere as we approach International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday.

Corporate foundations unite to create more jobs in the Illawarra

Contributor, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  Illawarra-based social enterprise, Green Connect, is the fifth organisation to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach led by Westpac Foundation which aims to create

The ripple effect of job creation

Contributor, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Social enterprises can help some of the most marginalised people in our society not only to gain employment but stay in it, but social enterprises also need to be supported, writes
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