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Pandemic taxes small business and mental health

Ongoing financial stress and instability due to coronavirus impact and restrictions is taking a psychological toll on small to medium business owners. Accessible and affordable mental health and financial counselling could help them through the crisis, argues Tania Tonkin.

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Youth job prospects on downward trend since GFC

Young Australians have been struggling to find employment in their desired occupation since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and any improvement is unlikely for some time yet given the economic impact of the coronavirus.

 

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Opinion

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.

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.