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Employment In The Dioceses

Archbishop Costelloe apologises for underpayment of staff

The Perth Archdiocese has admitted to underpaying more than 100 staff by more than $1.6 million over six years. Source: The West Australian.

Employment First Nations Jobs Market Blog

Labor announces $700m jobs program for Indigenous Australians

The Albanese Government will invest $707 million in a new jobs program for remote Australia that it says will deliver 3000 jobs and better living conditions for Indigenous Australians over the next three years. Source: The Australian.


Dutton says Coalition would overturn right-to-disconnect legislation

Workers will soon have the right to ignore unreasonable calls and emails outside their rostered shifts, after the Albanese Government’s legislation cleared Parliament on Thursday. Source: The Guardian.

Cost Of Living Employment Politics

Care economy workers ‘the big winners’ in tax cuts overhaul

Workers in the care economy will significantly benefit from Labor’s redesigned stage three income tax cuts, with more than 97 per cent of aged and disability carers, childcare workers and nurses receiving a bigger tax cut than under the original plan. Source: The Australian.

Employment Politics

Tax cuts will boost workforce by 25,000 full-time jobs: Chalmers

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the Albanese Government’s stage 3 tax cut changes will boost the nation’s workforce by the equivalent of 25,000 full-time jobs, while the Coalition argues the overhaul will reduce workers’ aspirations. Source: The Age.

Employment HIgher Education

University confirms $3.6 million underpayment of staff

Australian Catholic University has apologised to hundreds of staff after an extensive audit found 1100 people were underpaid $3.6 million in wages over a seven year period. Source: Herald Sun.

Disability Education Employment

Café menu includes food, coffee and a pathway to future employment

Senior students at a Good Samaritan school in Sydney embarked on a new endeavour in business and hospitality this year by opening the Cup of Peace Café – an enterprise they helped bring to life as part of their school curriculum and pathway to future employment. Source: The Good Oil.

Employment Jobs Market Blog

Lack of suitable jobs locking hundreds of thousands in poverty, report finds

A lack of suitable jobs and a trend towards insecure work is locking hundreds of thousands of people in poverty, according to a new report. Source: The Guardian.


Catholic Religious Australia backs Government’s Fair Work bill

Catholic Religious Australia has supported the Albanese Government’s proposed Fair Work legislation in a submission that calls for better protections for workers at risk of being exploited in precarious employment arrangements.