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Why unemployment is set to stay below 5% for years to come

ShutterstockUnfathomably, Australia’s unemployment rate has sunk to 3.5%. Even harder to believe is that it will soon sink lower – perhaps even this week, when the update is rele...

Costs of Sydney's driverless train conversion outweigh the benefits

ShutterstockThe NSW government’s industrial dispute with rail unions over the new intercity trains is tipped to add hundreds of millions of dollars to costs on Australia’s larges...

'It's important not to overreact': Australia's top economists on how to fix high inflation

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDAustralia’s top economists are divided about how to tackle ballooning inflation of 6.1% that’s forecast to climb to a three-decade high of ...

Personality testing in job applications: what can and can't employers ask you?

Photo by Sora Shimazaki/Pexels, CC BYYou might have heard of jobseekers being asked to complete a “personality test” as part of a job application, or been through the process you...

Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code led the world. It's time to finish what we started

ShutterstockPublic interest journalism is essential to a well-functioning society, even for those who do not watch or read it. It holds the powerful to account, provides a journal of record ...

Pacific aviation is struggling to take off after the pandemic – how can the ‘blue continent’ stay connected?

Getty ImagesWith Samoa fully reopening its borders on August 1, another Pacific country moved tentatively forwards after two years of border closures and little or no international tourism.B...