We travel to Canberra to talk with Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute, the well known and hugely insightful Richard Denniss.

Also speaking in Canberra was Sally McManus, Secretary of the ACTU.

“The social safety net protects every single one of us”, said Sally McManus during her address at the National Press Club on Australia’s social contract and its enduring power.

More about On The Job podcast

Further reading from this episode

ABC iView: Sally McManus at The National Press Club

The Guardian: The best way to help Australian manufacturing? Stop exporting gas
Richard Denniss


Sally Rugg, @sallyrugg

Francis Leach, @SaintFrankly

Date Published: 07/12/2020 Category: On The Job

Related Content

Workers’ rights finally on the menu

Workers’ rights finally on the menu

Food delivery tech operator Menulog has finally come around to what Unions have been saying for years – that its contracted riders and drivers should be considered employees and given the same rights and entitlements as other workers.

Read More

Remember when knocking off work meant just that?

Remember when knocking off work meant just that?

As it becomes increasingly difficult for workers to switch off, unions are pushing for the "right to disconnect" after work hours.

Read More