Australia must follow through on its commitments to global vaccine equity

Date Published: 17/09/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

Australian support of a vaccine waiver is bringing us closer to vaccine equity, but the Government must follow through, writes Lauren Piko

Impact on healthcare workers overlooked in a pandemic defined by numbers

Date Published: 10/09/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

Healthcare workers are the irreplaceable heart of our healthcare system. They must be better supported through the surge in COVID cases, writes Lauren Piko.

[email protected] must be the starting point

Date Published: 03/09/2021
Category: Analysis Working life Working women

This week, the Senate debated a partial, incomplete and cherry-picked list of recommendations which were drawn from the Sex Discrimination Commission’s [email protected] report, published over a year ago.

Spotlight on Job Insecurity and Wages: Tasmania

Date Published: 02/09/2021
Category: Analysis Job security

The insecure work crisis is hitting the workers of Tasmania hard. Tasmania has the highest level of casual work (26.6%) in the country – that’s 4.7% higher than the national average. Tasmanian workers earn 13% less than the Australian median weekly wage. One in three workers in Tasmania are on insecure work arrangements including casual,…

Unstable work and wages: a product of political will

Date Published: 31/08/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

Last week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics published their employment and wage price index for the June quarter. We take a look beyond the numbers.

Stay at home? Housing must be considered in public health and economic recovery

Date Published: 20/08/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

Addressing the inequalities in Australia’s housing market is essential to our economic recovery, writes Lauren Piko

Nowhere to hide on climate futures – Australia’s energy transition is long overdue

Date Published: 13/08/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

In the wake of the IPCC report, the Morrison Government can’t keep hiding behind climate spin. The time for an energy transition is now, writes Lauren Piko.

In this together? We need collective support, not individual blame

Date Published: 06/08/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

With over half the country in lockdown, Morrison must stop shifting blame to the individual for vaccine rollout failures, writes Lauren Piko

Rebooting the cultural sector is vital to our COVID recovery

Date Published: 30/07/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

An economic and structural reboot of the cultural sector is needed to ensure this vital sector survives the pandemic, writes Lauren Piko

Reactive economic policy is no safeguard in a public health crisis

Date Published: 16/07/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

Without a JobKeeper wage subsidy, lockdowns will keep exacerbating and further entrenching patterns of inequality, writes Lauren Piko