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IR reforms could improve employment opportunities for young Australians

Almost eight years after the 2008 financial crisis, young Australians still face a significantly tougher job market than before the crisis. To illustrate, the employment-to-population ratio for young Australians aged 15 to 24 remains well below rates experienced prior to … Continue reading

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Tourism sector needs IR reform

You may have noticed how difficult it has become to get a single night’s accommodation during weekends in Australia, particularly via Wotif. And in yesterday’s Sunday Mail I noticed a large advertisement for two night weekend packages by Rydges, and … Continue reading

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More young women studying full-time due to sluggish labour market

Katherine Feeney has an interesting article in the Brisbane Times today on the decline in labour force participation (i.e. working or actively looking for work) among young women in Brisbane since the financial crisis (Young women out of work): In … Continue reading

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