Opinion

Reactive economic policy is no safeguard in a public health crisis

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

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

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/16/safeguard-in-a-public-health-crisis/

There’ll be no economic recovery without a wages recovery

Date Published: 14/07/2021
Category: Opinion

It’s time to face the truth. Our wages problem is because of the weak bargaining power of workers, writes ACTU Secretary Sally McManus

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/14/no-economic-recovery-without-a-wages-recovery/

Protecting our healthcare system – why Medicare reforms need greater scrutiny

Date Published: 09/07/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Coalition’s track record on Medicare warrants greater scrutiny of new changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/09/why-medicare-reforms-need-greater-scrutiny/

The kids are more than alright – meet the next gen of activists shaking things up

Date Published: 25/06/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

From group chats to TikTok, the next gen of activists are inventing new ways to fight for a better future for all, writes Tom Quinlivan.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/25/meet-the-next-gen-of-activists-shaking-things-up/

Banks set to profit as Morrison continues attack on retirement savings

Date Published: 18/06/2021
Category: Opinion Super Working life

Banks are set to profit as workers stand to lose thousands in retirement funds from Government changes to superannuation.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/18/banks-win-big-as-morrison-continues-attack-on-retirement-savings/

Morrison’s Medicare overhaul – how will new changes affect your medical costs

Date Published: 08/06/2021
Category: Economic recovery Opinion

Changes to Medicare will leave some with unexpected out-of-pocket medical costs. What are these changes and what do they mean for you?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/08/medicare-overhaul-how-will-new-changes-affect-your-medical-costs/

What we now know about Morrison’s failed vaccine rollout

Date Published: 04/06/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Morrison Government’s bungled vaccination rollout has put workers and vulnerable people at potentionally deadly risk, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/04/what-we-now-know-about-morrisons-failed-vaccine-rollout/

Without wage increases, this budget is a failure

Date Published: 13/05/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The budget has failed as a plan to revive Australia’s social infrastructure and as a plan for economic recovery, writes Chloe Ward

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/13/this-budget-is-a-failure/

In Joe Biden’s America, climate transition goes hand in hand with job creation

Date Published: 23/04/2021
Category: Climate Opinion

Our international partners are getting on with transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, showing climate transition can go hand in hand with job creation, but the Morrison government continue to make excuses for their inaction.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/23/climate-transition-goes-hand-in-hand-with-job-creation/