Tag Archives: babyboomers

No substitute for experience

There is a very interesting story at the Huffington Post titled 15 Photos Show You Can Be Awesome At Your Job, No Matter Your Age. That this is the case should not be surprising. Winston Churchill’s finest years, for example, … Continue reading

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Gig economy and baby boomers easing into retirement would partly explain why jobs growth mostly part-time

The July labour force data released by the ABS yesterday were good news for Australia and Queensland, with the unemployment rate falling in seasonally adjusted terms for both Australia, from 5.8% to 5.7%, and for Queensland, from 6.4% to 6.1%. … Continue reading

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Vehicle sales affected by weak consumer confidence & Gen Y habits

New motor vehicle sales in Queensland in August were almost 9% lower than in August 2013, according to ABS data released yesterday. There are at least three contributing factors: persistently weak consumer confidence (see Consumer sentiment slumps as budget worries … Continue reading

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Are baby boomers ruining the careers of Gen Xers?

There was a story in News Ltd papers yesterday regarding how “job-hogging boomers don’t know when to quit” and how this potentially has adverse consequences for the businesses they work in and the next generation of employees. While it’s certainly … Continue reading

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Qld still has second highest population growth rate in Australia

OESR has published a useful information brief on today’s new ABS population data, from which I’ve copied the chart below showing Queensland is still performing reasonably well in population growth terms. The ABS media release on the data is worth a read. … Continue reading

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Pollies should be careful with jobs promises

Former Premier Peter Beattie was fortunate that the mining boom came along and helped bring Queensland’s unemployment rate below the 5% he promised, but his successor Anna Bligh wasn’t so fortunate – the Queensland economy still hasn’t generated the 100,000 … Continue reading

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