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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

These ‘job snob’ claims don’t match the evidence

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Whatever the reasons for joblessness, lack of willingness to work is not one of them, write researchers Michelle Peterie, Gaby Ramia, Greg Marston and Roger Patulny, in this article

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Disrupt Unemployment Cycle With Practical Skills

Jak Hardy, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  High-value industries demand an equipped workforce which we simply don’t have, writes social entrepreneur Jak Hardy, reflecting on his experience of working with young people

Punitive Welfare Conditions Don’t Address Drug Addiction, Unemployment or Service Needs

Contributor, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  The most appropriate method to tackle the social harms related to substance use is to invest in targeted, accessible, well-resourced and stigma-free counselling and rehabilitation

Welfare Program Dismisses Complexities of Single Motherhood

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  Established welfare-to-work systems don’t take into account the reality of single mothers’ lives and push them into unstable work, a report says.   The study, released by Good Shepherd

Jobseekers Dissatisfied With Government Employment Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Less than one in 10 jobseekers are satisfied with the federal government’s outsourced employment program and there’s a wide perception consultants are unskilled, new research

VET System Presenting More Barriers Than Supports for Young People

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is making it difficult for the most disadvantaged young people to gain access and a qualification, at the same time that

Senate Urged to Reject Welfare Reform Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  People across the country have united in a day of action to fight welfare reforms, as the peak body for the community services sector calls for the senate to reject the bill amid claims

Young Australians Struggling to Break Unemployment Cycle

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  Blaming young unemployed Australians for failing to secure work is “simply not supported by the facts”, according to a new report which said they tried just as hard as older jobseekers

Governments Haven’t Always Shirked Responsibility For Our Low Wages

Warwick Smith, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  The federal government could help restore full employment in Australia by using its spending power – like it did in the post-war boom – to create a more prosperous and egalitarian nation,

Unemployed Australians with Disability Face High Levels of Discrimination

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th November 2017 -  Unemployed Australians with disability are facing high levels of discrimination, which can cause increased psychological distress, according to new research. The University

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland
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