Category: Employment

Coronavirus strikes a bad chord with the music industry

The coronavirus pandemic has left music venues empty, musicians without an income and fans starved of live performances. Despite eased restrictions, the road to recovery may be further away than expected. VJ Jack Ryan reports.

Moving abroad during a pandemic

By Benjamin Hyams A young Australian couple has moved overseas during the pandemic, unfazed by the fear affecting most of the world. Dominic Hand and Mondi Milenkovic made the decision to go ahead with their planned move to Scotland in

Farmers’ pleas fall foul as backpackers speak out

By Andi-Bianca Haddow Australian farmers are appealing for help picking this season’s produce, but it’s been met with reluctance, following a social media campaign describing farm conditions as ‘horrific’, ‘unsafe’ and well below minimum wage.

State border restrictions impact harvest of winter crops

By Sophie Johnson New South Wales and Queensland farmers are preparing for a successful winter grain crop after seven years of drought, however state border restrictions are creating challenges.

Working from home – to thrive or to survive?

By Ingrid Uhlmann Six am, a soft ringing wakes Georgina Prance, to make sure she’s on time for work. As an essential worker, she hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to work from home this year. Having worked in health for

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How to Survive as a Journalist

A podcast by Jack Ryan. How to Survive as a Journalist looks into the world of journalism and aims to shed light on an industry facing a myriad of obstacles and challenges. In the first week of the podcast your

New army vehicle to be built in Brisbane

The Australian Army’s newest toy has been unveiled at Gallipoli Barracks. It’s called “the Boxer.” And these Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles will be built right here in Brisbane. Sam Wilson reports.

Labor promises more funding for TAFE Queensland ahead of election

By Laura Daly Today on the campaign trail the Australian Labor Party has promised more money to vocational education and TAFE facilities. Deputy leader of the ALP Tanya Plibersek announced a $40 million plan to build a new campus at

Welfare recipients plan protests against the LNP’s cardless cash

By Laura Daly and Liam Lo Grande Trials of the cashless debit card (CDC) for welfare recipients may be causing trouble for the federal government, with protests scheduled across the country to resist the project. The initiative, currently being trialed

Election Special: Economic Impact

The election has become a fight over the best plan for the economy and who will put more cash in your wallet. But different policies on penalty rates have worried workers and bosses alike. Dominic Elsome reports.

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