Category: Employment

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.

Unions demand tougher safety laws across Australia

Australia’s Unions are demanding tougher safety laws for workers. They’ve made it the catch cry of International Workers’ Memorial Day. Alexis Moran reports.

The political race heats up in the north before Anzac Day break

The election campaign has moved to the north of Australia, with both parties trying to win over voters in marginal areas. But they’ll have a break on Anzac day. Georgie Hewson reports.

Adani convoy heads north

The Anti Adani protests that swamped Brisbane are moving to the bush. But a convoy to stop the mine may not be very welcome there. Shelley Cheng reports.

Election campaigning back on track after Easter hiatus

After an Easter truce campaigning is back on in earnest for the major political parties. The Coalition is wooing small business, and Labor plans to divert billions of dollars into new projects. Brigitte O’Brien reports.

Youth unemployment on the rise in Australia

Youth unemployment will almost certainly play a part in the coming election. But according to young people themselves the problem may be bigger than politicians suspect. Beatriz Alonso reports.

One Nation support slump provides major party boost

Australia’s major political parties have received a pre-election boost with support for One Nation waning. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are now trying to bolster support in Victoria. Shelley Cheng reports.

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Shorten in Brisbane to bolster Labor’s $14-billion schools pledge

The Opposition Leader was in Brisbane this morning, to sell his $14-billion State Schools election pledge. But that message was somewhat overshadowed, by the Prime Minister’s announcement of business tax cuts. Leanne Nebe reports.

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