Tag: Younger

The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

/ January 18, 2021

Will we have a debt crisis following the coronavirus crisis? | COVID-19 Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4X-7fEA_cDuring the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns have halted the flow of cash to workers and companies, forcing governments to step in. Countries, rich and poor, are burning through vast amounts of money. But it's all on loan.They're taking on debt like…

/ January 13, 2021

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Australia: Who Is Alli Simpson

On Tuesday afternoon Alli Simpson confirmed she’s the newest star to enter the ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle, teasing viewers they will watch her “fall apart on national tele & get to know me reaaaaal well”. …

/ January 12, 2021

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021

The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020

2021 will harden the winners’ and losers’ brackets created by the pandemic economy

Heading into 2021, the economy is in a state of gross divergence, presenting opposing narratives that are drifting further apart, creating ostensible winners' and losers' brackets.Why it matters: The pandemic has accelerated shifts in the economic makeup of the U.S.…

/ December 21, 2020

Venus was once more Earth-like, but climate change made it uninhabitable

We can learn a lot about climate change from Venus, our sister planet. Venus currently has a surface temperature of 450℃ (the temperature of an oven’s self-cleaning cycle) and an atmosphere dominated by carbon dioxide (96 per cent) with a…

/ December 13, 2020

Newsmax looks to lure Fox News staff

Newsmax is working to pull ahead of conservative rival Fox News, trying to lure away its vital booking agents with promises of higher salaries, two people who have been contacted by Newsmax tell me.Why it matters: The battle to serve…

/ December 10, 2020

Oxford And AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Row Explained

Oxford University and AstraZeneca have acknowledged a manufacturing error meant some trial participants received only a partial dose of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.The announcement has raised questions about why researchers did not mention the error when they claimed the jab…

/ November 27, 2020

Australia, are you OK? Here are the groups with the highest (and lowest) life satisfaction

Measuring the material factors of our lives — like finances, work, health — can tell us a lot about the state of Australian society, but what matters most to us? To help answer this question, we need to know not…

/ November 19, 2020

JobMaker is nowhere near bold enough. Here are four ways to expand it

The government has targeted its JobMaker Hiring Credit too narrowly. The scheme to go before the Senate this week will give employers who take on someone aged 16 to 29 years who has been on JobSeeker or a related benefit…

/ November 9, 2020

With house prices soaring again the government must get ahead of the market and become a ‘customer of first resort’

House prices are spiking again, with “affordable homes” showing most growth. That’s no surprise really, with multiple factors in play. Market instability due to COVID-19 is driving asset acquisition — property is the classic port in a storm for investors.…

/ November 8, 2020