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WA's volatile jobless numbers fall amid blue over Shorten wages policy

WA's volatile jobless numbers fall amid blue over Shorten wages policy

WA's volatile jobless rate fell from 6.9 to 5.9 per cent in February, amid fears Labor's wages policy will force three quarters of businesses to cut back on staff.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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Kelly O'Dwyer to unveil biggest changes to employment services in two decades
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Kelly O'Dwyer to unveil biggest changes to employment services in two decades

Job hunters will be able to search for work from their home computer or smartphone and be freed from demands to apply for 20 positions a month.

  • by Shane Wright
'Start-ups will scramble': Atlassian's new Sydney home a tech epicentre
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'Start-ups will scramble': Atlassian's new Sydney home a tech epicentre

Atlassian, which has grown to become one of the world's biggest software companies, is helping to create an epicentre of technology in Sydney.

  • by Esther Han
One in three Australian teachers leaves in first five years, inquiry hears
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One in three Australian teachers leaves in first five years, inquiry hears

Submissions to a federal inquiry holding public hearings in Brisbane next week have blamed a range of issues from poor pay to micromanagement.

  • by Tony Moore
'Blue collar is back': Berejiklian reveals ambitious plan to create 250,000 jobs
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'Blue collar is back': Berejiklian reveals ambitious plan to create 250,000 jobs

More than 250,000 jobs will be created over the next four years in a pre-election promise by the NSW government.

  • by Esther Han
Forestry industry in limbo as Andrews stalls timber release plan

Forestry industry in limbo as Andrews stalls timber release plan

The government has suspended the release of new areas of native forest for logging, in a decision the industry says put has regional businesses in danger.

  • by Adam Carey
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'Blew me away': record low unemployment figures but problems in the bush
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'Blew me away': record low unemployment figures but problems in the bush

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Coalition's vision for the state and the unemployment rates are the proof.

  • by Esther Han and Lisa Visentin
Wages grow at glacial pace particularly in retail and telecommunications
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Wages grow at glacial pace particularly in retail and telecommunications

More than a million workers are struggling to get pay rises above the rising cost of living.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
'Constant Hunger Games': Ex-staff reveal truth of Victoria's Secret
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'Constant Hunger Games': Ex-staff reveal truth of Victoria's Secret

When Chloe Bosch and her friends started working at Victoria’s Secret glitzy new flagship store last year, they couldn’t have been more excited. It didn't last.

  • by Simone Fox Koob and Melissa Cunningham
Morrison and Shorten diverge on Indigenous affairs pathway
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Morrison and Shorten diverge on Indigenous affairs pathway

Both sides agree there needs to be change after the latest Closing the Gap showed another year of disappointing results.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria
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Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria

Most businesses in NSW and Victoria reported flat conditions in January, while the battered retail industry struggled with slow wage growth and high household debt.

  • by Nick Bonyhady