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Australia’s unemployment rate is creeping up but the real danger is underemployment

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in September, however Australians should be focusing on another more troubling labour statistic.

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Finding a job is now twice as competitive, new study finds

A new study has shown that finding a job in Australia is twice as competitive as the beginning of the year, despite the job...

Should JobKeeper be extended?

JobKeeper is the definition of policy made on the run. At the time, it was very important to roll something out quickly to cushion...

Ideal jobless rate ‘some time away’: RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia board members agreed back-to-back cash rate cuts were necessary to eat into spare labour market capacity, but a high participation...

“Best year for jobs growth ever” in 2017: Cash

Labor force figures released by the ABS this week show more than 403,000 jobs were created in Australia in 2017, with Minister for Jobs...

NSW unemployment hits five-year low

Unemployment has hit a five-year low in NSW, dropping to 4.6% – more than a full percentage point below the next best state and almost a...

New youth unemployment program will benefit SMEs hungry for ‘fresh talent’

The Victorian Government has contributed more than a million in funding towards a program that will help unemployed youth into jobs in the technology...

Budget 2016: Small business is too big to ignore

NSW Business Chamber supports the 2016 budget stating that small and medium businesses across NSW have been given the opportunity to grow, innovate and...

Budget 2016: Employment a key battleground for small business

It’s hard to disagree that the 2015 budget wasn’t a cash cow for small business. Across Australia some two million businesses cashed in on $5.5...

$3.17 billion in revenue lost annually due to poor online customer service

Businesses must invest in their online customer service as COVID-19 has driven up consumer demand for more virtual support.

Let’s Talk: Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is not only a pressing social concern, but is intrinsically tied to your business model. Having policies that...

Australians have little trust in Artificial intelligence, new study shows

A new study has shown that Australians are generally unwilling to sign off on wide-spread use of Artificial intelligence (AI), with less...

ASIC’s 2021 regulatory agenda: Consumer-centric DDO and responsible lending

Earlier this week, ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes outlined ASIC’s expectation that issuers and distributors of financial products adopt a “consumer-centric” approach when...

Meet the Australian founder using drones to plant thousands of trees a day

Dr Susan Graham is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems, an environmental restoration company founded in 2014. Based in...

‘The beating heart of communities’: Why small businesses are culturally essential

A new study has been released highlighting the essential role small businesses play in shaping communities, with Australian consumers revealing their affection...

The Changing Face of e-commerce in China

While China offers Australian exporters unprecedented opportunity in terms of potential customers, entering the market doesn’t come without risk. One cost-effective way for...

Tech creators describe Prime Minister’s digital strategy as ‘paradoxical’

The Prime Minister has encouraged businesses to “be the best at adopting” technology but has cautioned against becoming “one big Silicon Valley.”...