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This was 9 News on 13 June 2017, at the obvious urging of Human Services Minister Alan Tudge, indulging in a round of naming and shaming in "Australia's ten worst dole bludging towns and suburbs revealed":TOP TEN LIST1. Caboolture, Queensland&nb...

ABC News, 23 February 2017:Let's start by calling a spade a spade. Sunday penalty rates have been cut by the Fair Work Commission. Not "equalised" or "brought in line" with Saturday rates. Cut.Business, big and small, has been seeking this cut for ye...

The  Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2017:What were they thinking? On Monday three members of cabinet called a press conference to pressure the Senate to cut the dole. That's right, to cut the dole. At just $13,750 per year plus an $8.80 per...

The charts above were made using information in a new Economic Policy Institute report. They used numbers from the Labor Department.The top chart shows the current unemployment rate in Texas compared to the pre-recession numbers of the fourth quarter...

Pick a paragraph, almost any paragraph - if you are from a working class family someone you care about is likely to find themselves affected.The First Omnibus Bill……Turnbull Government, Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 as passed by both the Hou...

Job creation in January was more than expected. Only about 175,000 jobs were expected to be created, but the Labor Department reports that 227,000 were created. Unfortunately, because the size of the civilian work force also increased significantly,...

“The average American worker has gone nowhere,” Mnuchin said in his confirmation hearing.fTreasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate...