Labor claims government underspent on Tafe training and apprentices

The Federal Opposition has accused the Morrison government of shortchanging Tafe and training by underspending in vocational and training programs. The education department revealed in its 2018-19 annual report that it had spent less than what was budgeted in the last financial year, which had contributed to a combined almost $1 billion underspent since 2014.…

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National unemployment falls marginally for September

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen in September, with the drop in joblessness attributed to a fall in Australians looking for work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday that the nation’s jobless rate slipped slightly to 5.2 per cent for the month, a stronger than expected result. Meanwhile, Australia’s underemployment rate, which measures the…

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Hong Kong people in Australia call on federal government to maintain Hong Kong connection

Hong Kong people living in Australia have called for recognition of their concerns following recent riots and protests, as they acknowledged the impact to fellow people affected in the region. People from Hong Kong gathered in Canberra to acknowledge those involved in disputes while also calling on government to maintain Hong Kong’s relationship with Australia.…

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Federal Labor calls for government small business support over increasing reverse factoring

The federal opposition has questioned the Morrison government’s support of small businesses, following concerns over a payment process that is harming businessesby receiving delayed payments. Labor has raised concerns about “reverse factoring” following reports of the process increasing on Thursday, and government promises over a register of payment times that had not materialised. The party…

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