Electricity pricing is confusing – and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Greg Jericho One of the more frustrating aspects of energy policy is that it begins and ends with electricity prices and the over-arching issue of climate change is a side issue he government has clearly decided that electricity prices is its key message for the next three years – and … [Read More] Electricity pricing is confusing – and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us – The Guardian

States drag feet on affordable housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Carolyn Whitzman Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities. But living on the street is only the tip of the iceberg. Many more households are living in … [Read More] States drag feet on affordable housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Extract form an article by Andrew Donne Pitting welfare and families against the National Disability Insurance Scheme is just creating a humiliating hierarchy of need, writes Endeavour Foundation chief executive Andrew Donne So here we are again, with politicians bouncing the issue of better support for people with a disability around the floor of Parliament House … [Read More] Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Full-time employment increases for fourth straight month – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release Monthly trend full-time employment increased by 6,500 in Australia in January 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. This was the fourth consecutive month of increasing full-time employment, after eight consecutive decreases earlier in 2016. Total trend employment increased by 11,700 persons to 11,984,300 persons in January … [Read More] Full-time employment increases for fourth straight month – Australian Bureau of Statistics

The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Extract from an article by Surya Kant A classroom in a suitcase equipping remote parts of the world with the tools of education. A digital library made up of over 30,000 books in 43 languages across 63 countries, tackling illiteracy head on. And a hybrid wifi router and mobile modem, ensuring those with unreliable connectivity and … [Read More] The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Unsettled: Life in Australia’s Private Rental Market – Choice, National Shelter & NATO

INTRODUCTION – Extract Australia has traditionally been a nation of homeowners. However, as the dream of the quarteracre block dwindles, more and more of us are renting. Between 1994-5 and 2013-14 the number of Australians renting increased from 25.7% to 31%.1 While home ownership offers many advantages, renting is not necessarily bad for consumers or society more broadly. Many advanced economies such … [Read More] Unsettled: Life in Australia’s Private Rental Market – Choice, National Shelter & NATO

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