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Tax, welfare reform on election agenda

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 5 APR 2022
... families and individuals at risk of deep poverty and financial stress. The lowest cost measure for the government increases JobSeeker by $150 per fortnight. The 'medium' option increases JobSeeker, Disability Support and Carer Pensions by $200 per fortnight ...

Tough news for those already doing it tough

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... No payment increases were announced for the unemployed, despite cost of living pressures being felt Australia-wide. JobSeeker indexation occurs on 20 September and 20 March each year, March's indexation saw the payment lifted by just $13.20 a fortnight. ...

Positive hiring outlook for 2022: Research

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JAN 2022
Australian business leaders are overwhelmingly confident about their growth prospects in the coming year, according to new research from Robert Half. The latest independent C-suite research indicates that almost three-out-of-four (71%) Australian business ...

ATO will not pursue erroneous JobKeeper payments

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
... did not receive a breakdown of which industries relied most on JobKeeper. Many large ASX-listed companies that claimed JobSeeker payments have been slammed by the media for largely profiting during the pandemic yet refuse to repay the government. Federal ...

Booming market for financial services jobs

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 10 AUG 2021
According to Kaizen Recruitment, which specialises in financial services, lockdowns have not cooled a hot job market for finance professionals. The recruitment firm said positive momentum from the first quarter of 2021 only accelerated into the second ...

Chief economist update: It's raining jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
"It's raining men! Hallelujah! It's raining men!" -The Weather Girls Australian 'men' (and women) at work' that is. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS): "Employment increased by 115,000 people in May, following the 31,000 ...

Accessing super cements inequality: Report

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 25 MAY 2021
... impacts were less severe when people had access to government support - not just to their superannuation. The increased JobSeeker payments that were part of the COVID-19 stimulus did help, with unemployed people reporting a 10% improvement in their ability ...

COVID support temporarily improves inequality

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 17 MAY 2021
... be temporary. It reflects, among other things, government support directed towards young people through JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments, which ended in March this year." The index considers 24 indicators (economic, housing, social, health and disability ...

Australia is coming back: Frydenberg

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
... through the biggest global economic shock since the Great Depression. JobKeeper kept 3.8 million people in their job. JobSeeker helped 1.5 million people without work." However, the treasurer said the measures to keep the country afloat have come at ...

Chief economist update: Australians all let us rejoice

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 APR 2021
Australia is back! Back on track after its economy was cruelly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This space had been ranting about the virtuous cycle that had been circling around the nation since activity and business and consumer sentiment indicators ...
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