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Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon.Tanya Plibersek MP, says investment in cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is a “no brainer” as we begin our COVID-19 recovery.

Talking to On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg, Plibersek explained, “We've got another opportunity going into the next century of driving jobs and growth and national wealth by being a renewable energy superpower."

Gender bias still a big player in sport

On the Job: Star coach wants shift in “weight of numbers”

Australia’s most capped netball coach, Lisa Alexander, says it’s time the “weight of numbers” shifted.

The highly experienced former Australian Diamonds boss recently applied for the now-filled senior coaching position at AFL club North Melbourne and was told she wouldn’t be receiving an interview.

Super: What You Need to Know

Superannuation can be hard to get your head around. We get it.


For the Workers

Find out how you can support the hidden heroes here.

The Australian Unions Support Centre has the answers.

In what’s been an already devasting year, it’s fair to say Victorians have had an especially rough week.

Following weeks of rollercoaster COVID stats, the state has been forced to put in place the toughest restrictions Australia has seen so far.

The Australian Unions Supporter Program 

In July 2020, Australian Unions launched a new program to enable workers who are not eligible for union membership to support and engage with the union movement. 

Every year, we are contacted by thousands of people – workers temporarily out of paid work, retired workers, small business owners – who want to support the vital work that unions do. 

In Conversation: Young Workers

Michele O'Neil interviewed young workers and how they were affected by COVID-19. You can watch all her interviews here.

Michele O'Neil on Insiders

Watch the full interview here.

National Economic Reconstruction Plan - a plan for jobs!