Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Exploitation Of Working Holiday Workers

The holiday season is fast approaching, and while some of us may be lucky to have time off work, others will be taking advantage of the influx of jobs available for Christmas casuals and holiday working farms. Australia’s Working Holiday … Continue reading

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The Need For Dignity, Hope & Human Rights

Dignity, hope, and human rights was the focus of Pope Francis’ speech at the European Union yesterday (26/11). In the first papal visit to the European Parliament in over a quarter of a century, Pope Francis declared that the EU … Continue reading

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What Ferguson Says About The Challenge & Triumph Of Social Media

Following the day of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in the U.S town of Ferguson, Missouri, an ongoing series and incidents of civil unrest, shootings, and hostility has erupted in an endless stream of violence and protest. The Ferguson … Continue reading

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Gender Gap Still Getting Wider

A new study released today has revealed that women make up just a quarter of those employed in key management positions in Australia. In addition, the average full-time earnings of men were almost 25% more. One-third of Australia’s workforce was … Continue reading

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Keep Left If You Want To Walk Right

Right-side walkers, or those of us who do not keep to the left on footpaths, have been dubbed “a daily threat” to the quality of life in Australia’s most liveable city. Melbourne City Council have called for more better measures … Continue reading

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Modern Day Slavery In Australia

While it may seem like an issue confined to another place or era; slavery is very much alive in 21st century Australia. A report published by the Walk Free Foundation – an organisation aimed at ending modern slavery – revealed … Continue reading

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Is Your Mail Inbox Making You Sick?

Put your hand up if you’re guilty of “sleep-texting” or checking your emails while in bed! With instant communication playing such a huge part in our daily lives, it has freed us up and allowed for workplace flexibility and functionality. … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance Getting Worse For Australian Workers

The balance of Australian’s work-life balance is getting worse, with close to one-third of workers spending over 50 hours a week in the workplace. The average full-time worker in Australia is doing six hours of unpaid overtime a week, leaving … Continue reading

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The Startling Facts Behind Australia’s Jobless Youth

New research from AMP and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling has revealed that young Australians are four and a half times more likely to be unemployed due to a weak labor market and young people not having … Continue reading

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How Facebook Can Ruin Your Chances Of Landing That Job

Social media is among the key tools used in the job hunting process, with many sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook allowing job seekers a means to network and find work. However, social media can hinder your success … Continue reading

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