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Don't use pandemic as cover to erode worker rights

Calls for an overhaul of Australia’s workplace laws in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis are really an attempt to erode workers’ rights at the time when protections are most needed, argues Josh Peak – the head of SA’s biggest union.

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A shuttered shop in Adelaide. "It is so long since full employment was part of the policy debate that it now seems hard to even consider it as realistic or achievable." Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
Opinion

Radical ideas put full employment back on the agenda

Our rates of unemployment and underemployment are a scandal caused by myopic economic policies, writes Greg Ogle. He argues for a return to the goal of full employment – and outlines how we might fund it.

Opinion

Automation and the future of work

The clock is ticking on supermarket checkouts and operators, signalling a radical shift in future job opportunities across a range of industries. The question of how sidelined workers support themselves needs to be tackled now, argues Richard Holden.

News

SA unemployment rate rises

South Australia’s unemployment rate increased last month from 5.7 to 5.9 per cent, with 4700 fewer people now working than a month ago, in seasonally adjusted terms.