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Weaker jobs growth puts wage boost in doubt

Weaker jobs growth puts wage boost in doubt

Jobs growth has slid dramatically, with only 95,900 extra workers employed during the past six months, down from 208,000 employed in the previous six months.

  • by Peter Martin

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Why it's great to be a Queenslander
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Why it's great to be a Queenslander

Queensland is gearing up for State of Origin, but off the field, the state is a winner too.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
SafeWork inspects Botany chemical plant after employees locked out

SafeWork inspects Botany chemical plant after employees locked out

SafeWork NSW inspected a Botany chemical plant on Tuesday after employees were locked out

  • by Anna Patty
Safety concerns raised after chemical plant locks out staff

Safety concerns raised after chemical plant locks out staff

Company insists standards will be maintained amid a deepening industrial stoush

  • by Anna Patty
Public spending would back local jobs in new union blueprint
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Public spending would back local jobs in new union blueprint

The national union movement has developed a blueprint for change to make Australian jobs more secure

  • by Anna Patty
Why some young people fare better than others in the job market
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Why some young people fare better than others in the job market

Success should be every young person being on a positive pathway at age 24, not a high score at the end of Year 12.

  • by Megan O’Connell
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Emboldened by passing 1 million jobs mark, Turnbull pushes for business tax cuts
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Emboldened by passing 1 million jobs mark, Turnbull pushes for business tax cuts

The Turnbull government has broken through the key economic benchmark set by former prime minister Tony Abbott when he took office.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Peter Martin
Despite some pessimism, 1 million jobs was never a big ask
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Despite some pessimism, 1 million jobs was never a big ask

The biggest myth surrounding the Tony Abbott’s pledge of one million jobs in five years is that he reached for the stars.

  • by Peter Martin
'Pretty ambitious': Government hits 1m jobs pledge ahead of schedule
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'Pretty ambitious': Government hits 1m jobs pledge ahead of schedule

The Turnbull government has broken through the key economic benchmark set by former prime minister Tony Abbott when he took office.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Peter Martin
Housing and job market boost ACT in State of the States report

Housing and job market boost ACT in State of the States report

The ACT has remained in third place in the latest CommSec State of the States report.

  • by Emily Baker
Queensland enjoys highest job growth rate in nation

Queensland enjoys highest job growth rate in nation

Queensland has recorded its highest jobs growth in the country for the 12 months to March but still languishes compared with other states' unemployment rates.

  • by Stuart Layt