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JobKeeper Payment scheme Legislated with changes

JobKeeper Payment scheme: Legislated, with changes

As it stands, in terms of COVID-19*, globally, there has been a reported 4,343,269 cases, 296,784 deaths, and 1,547,294 recoveries. And, domestically, there has been a reported 6,988 cases, 98 deaths, and 6,295 recoveries. Google’s ‘COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports’ provides insights into how COVID-19, and the policies implemented to combat it (e.g. social distancing, isolation and restrictions), have…
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The unemployment ‘hangover’ of coronavirus will last until 2024

The unemployment ‘hangover’ of coronavirus will last until 2024

Some forecasts of the unemployment rate have reached as high as 15.1 per cent – but getting this figure down to pre-coronavirus level won’t be in reach for another four years, a Deloitte economist has said. According to Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson, Australia will have to “champion a new round of much-needed economic…
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The benefits of workplace health wellness programs

The benefits of workplace health & wellness programs

An individual’s health and wellness, especially in relation to ill health or often preventable chronic diseases, can have an impact on not only themselves and their family, but also the funders of the health system (e.g. Government and private health insurers) and the wider community (e.g. businesses). With approximately one-third of an adult’s life spent at work, a…
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7 secrets to job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

7 secrets to job-hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has ripped millions of Australians from their jobs or have seen their hours reduced as a result of the business shutdown. Not only have people lost jobs, but job ads have dropped dramatically, making the employment market more competitive than ever. But despite the uncertainty, there are still things job-seekers can do to put their…
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The three LinkedIn courses everyone is learning right now

The three LinkedIn courses everyone is learning right now

The global pandemic has seen a surge in online learning as people search for ways to up-skill and stay competitive in the job market once the crisis passes – and it looks like Aussies are wanting to know what the secrets to success are. New data from LinkedIn Learning reveals that the most-viewed course during…
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COVID19 economic response Businesses

COVID-19 economic response: Businesses

As it stands, in terms of COVID-19*, globally, there has been a reported 1,273,990 cases, 69,444 deaths, and 260,247 recoveries. And, domestically, there has been a reported 5,687 cases, 35 deaths, and 757 recoveries.   While COVID-19 is first and foremost a public health issue, clear economic and financial issues have emerged. In response to this,…
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COVID19 economic response Individuals and households

COVID-19 economic response: Individuals and households

As it stands, in terms of COVID-19*, globally, there has been a reported 1,273,990 cases, 69,444 deaths, and 260,247 recoveries. And, domestically, there has been a reported 5,687 cases, 35 deaths, and 757 recoveries.   While COVID-19 is first and foremost a public health issue, clear economic and financial issues have emerged. In response to this, the Government…
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5 Tips for Balancing Work and Homeschooling

Productivity tips for parents working at home with kids

The coronavirus pandemic has left many people struggling with the sudden shift to remote work. For parents, productivity has likely taken a major hit, especially for those who have chosen to pull their children out of school. But getting work done – at home – isn’t impossible with a few tricks up your sleeve. we asked a…
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Hostplus balanced fund left behind by Scott Papes index option

Hostplus’ balanced fund left behind by Scott Pape’s index option

The low-cost index-tracking options offered by some superannuation funds have significantly outpaced the returns of the default “balanced” options in the past four weeks, as sharemarkets have mounted a recovery. Since March 23, the Hostplus index balanced option has gained 8.9 per cent, based on publicly disclosed unit prices, while the default balanced fund has…
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