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1 in 4 Aussies is now looking to change their job

With the economy beginning its recovery from the COVID-19 downturn, Australian workers are now actively seeking new employment, a survey has revealed. Stats released by Gartner Inc showed that 24 per cent of Australians are now actively looking for a new role, with workers intent to stay in their current …

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Calls for gender lens on budget and ‘real jobs’ for young people ahead of 11 May

A lot of hope is resting on the upcoming budget after the Treasurer reaffirmed that fiscal strategy will take a backseat as economic recovery becomes the focal point for this year. This budget is expected to embody a number of things, from being the first genuine care economy budget, to one …

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‘Can you help me?’: The pandemic’s impact on rural Australians

COVID-19 has pushed many rural Australians to breaking point after an already tough summer, an accountant has told nestegg. Simone Palfreyman is the principal of Palfreyman Chartered Accountants in Cessnock and has seen a number of clients suffering due to business closures and separation of family and friends due to …

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‘This will be another pandemic budget’: Frydenberg

The Australian government will use next month’s budget to target Australia’s unemployment rate and reduce taxes paid as it looks to support the economy post the COVID-19 downturn. In a speech made ahead of the 11 May federal budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said he plans to delay budget repairs to instead focus …

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Rate of inflation disappoints, silencing interest rate doomsayers

Speculation that the likelihood of rising March quarter inflation data would signal the prospect of interest rate rises has predictably once again fallen well wide of the mark, an economist has said. Inflation is significantly lower than economists expected, further justifying the Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates at …

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