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Cost Of Living Employment

Catholic body welcomes wage rise but warns more is needed

The Fair Work Commission’s decision to raise the nation’s minimum wage to 3.75 per cent has fallen short of the 4.9 per cent increase sought by the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Low paid workers receive pay rise as minimum wage increases

Australia’s minimum wage and award wages will increase by 3.75 per cent from July 1, the Fair Work Commission has announced. Source: ABC News.

Cost Of Living Employment

Fair Work Commission set to hand down decision on minimum pay rates

The Albanese Government has recommended the Fair Work Commission boost minimum pay rates to stop wages of Australia’s lowest-paid workers from going backwards in real terms. Source: Canberra Times.

Employment Youth

Tassie program builds up skills and wellbeing

Ten young Tasmanians have taken their first steps towards a career in the building and construction industry, thanks to a free pre-employment program run by Centacare Evolve Housing. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Employment Social Services

Government urged to reform employment services in Budget

Catholic Social Services Australia is among 23 organisations that have signed a letter calling for the Albanese Government to “commit to wholesale reform of employment services”. Source: AAP.

Employment Politics Welfare

Sharp rise in Australians moving onto welfare payments

Almost 50,000 people have moved on to JobSeeker and Youth Allowance payments in five months despite historically low unemployment rates, as Treasurer Jim Chalmers warns of labour market weaknesses. Source: The Australian.

Employment Politics

Government pushes for rise in minimum wage to keep pace with inflation

The Albanese Government will push for minimum and award wage increases that keep pace with inflation, which has been sitting at 4.1 per cent over the year to December 2023. Source: ABC News.

Economy Employment

Economists say more jobs must go to crack cost-of-living crisis

Economists are concerned about mass job losses after the latest official data showed the economy slowing to a crawl as interest rate hikes temper demand. Source: ABC News. 

Employment Women

Lower gender pay gap for women with Catholic employers

Women with Catholic employers are well-supported, according to the first national gender pay gap report, but some organisations said there remains scope to better uphold the equal dignity of all their employees. Source: The Catholic Weekly.