Analysis

Yesterday, Australia voted.

Date Published: 22/05/2022
Category: Analysis

Last night’s election outcome is a win for workers across the country. But it’s not the end of our campaigning efforts. It’s a new beginning. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/22/yesterday-australia-voted/

2021 Throwback: Here’s what unions did in the year that was

Date Published: 13/01/2022
Category: Analysis

Here’s a look back on the year that was, with a view toward the future we can create.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/13/2021-throwback-heres-what-unions-did-in-the-year-that-was/

There is no labour shortage, just a properly paid job shortage

Date Published: 23/11/2021
Category: Analysis

There’s a lot of noise from employers at the moment about not being able to find workers. Even with millions of workers returning to the labour force after falling out of work during the pandemic, employers – apparently – simply cannot find anyone to fill vacancies. In response, the Morrison Government has announced this week…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/23/there-is-no-labour-shortage-just-a-properly-paid-job-shortage/

Workers battle stagnant wages and job insecurity while businesses make a profit

Date Published: 10/11/2021
Category: Analysis

The end to lockdowns and restrictions is bittersweet, we can all celebrate seeing our sorely missed family and friends and newfound freedoms, but we would be lying to ourselves if we thought that we were all coming out of this equally. Our frontline workers are exhausted, with 4 in 5 teachers now considering leaving the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/10/workers-battle-stagnant-wages/

As the Morrison Government courts climate change, the world deserves better

Date Published: 29/10/2021
Category: Analysis Climate Working life

The Morrison Government’s Plan for Australia to reach net zero emissions by 2050, released this week, has been widely criticised domestically and internationally, for it highlights that the Morrison Government is not simply passive or inactive in the face of climate change; it is actively pursuing and facilitating it, and is happy to sacrifice lives, the environment, and the economy in the pursuit of short-term political gain, writes Lauren Piko.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/29/the-world-deserves-better/

Early Childhood Education and Care isn’t just an “incentive”: it’s essential national infrastructure

Date Published: 22/10/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

The crucial educational, social and economic role of early childhood education and care (ECEC) has been further highlighted over the past two years, as the interruptions of lockdowns and distancing have exacerbated longstanding barriers to accessing free, high-quality, ECEC in Australia, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/22/ecec-is-essential/

The federal government must prioritise working people’s financial security

Date Published: 21/10/2021
Category: Analysis

2021 has been a year for breaking grim records. As of June 2020, according to ABS statistics, more Australians than ever are working multiple jobs. In the past, a single income from one decent, secure job was enough to feed, clothe and house a family of five. Around about that time, that one income was…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/21/the-federal-government-must-prioritise-working-peoples-financial-security/

Cutting Disaster Payments early proves economic harm is a choice

Date Published: 08/10/2021
Category: Analysis Working life

The Morrison Government’s mismanagement of the pandemic continues with plans to cut COVID payments, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/08/cutting-disaster-payments/

Why won’t the Morrison Government crackdown on millionaire tax cheats?

Date Published: 05/10/2021
Category: Analysis

The Pandora Papers have revealed how Australia’s wealthiest are cheating our tax system. When is Morrison going to do something about it?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/05/why-wont-the-morrison-government-crackdown-on-millionaire-tax-cheats/