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MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT HITS RECORD LOWS AS JOB VACANCIES ALSO DROP

September 26, 2019

Today’s quarterly industry labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are a sombre reflection of the Australian labour market.

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JOHN CURTIN RESEARCH CENTRE PRESENTS ‘PATHWAYS TO GOVERNMENT’ - MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBE...

September 25, 2019

‘PATHWAYS TO GOVERNMENT’

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GOVERNMENT BELATEDLY ACTS ON VITAMIN MANUFACTURERS

September 25, 2019

Labor welcomes the Government’s path forward – albeit extremely belated - to ensuring Australian vitamin manufacturers can say they are Australian Made on their labels.

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LABOR TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO VOTE ON THEIR OWN LEGISLATION TO TRACK DODGY PHOENIX DIRECTORS

September 20, 2019

Labor will force the Government to vote on the Director Identification Number in Parliament.

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R&D AS PERCENTAGE OF GDP DECLINES UNDER GOVERNMENT WATCH

September 20, 2019

The latest Gross Expenditure in Research & Development (R&D) as a proportion of GDP decreased from 1.88 per cent to 1.79 per cent according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

September 19, 2019

Today’s labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the youth unemployment rate continues to sit stubbornly high at more than double the rate of the national unemployment rate.

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