Bendigo women and young people suffer greatest unemployment while COVID-19 disrupts lives

The definition of unemployment according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics is ‘someone who during a specific period was not employed for one hour or more, is actively seeking work, and is currently available to work’. Figures from the Bendigo…

ACTU Resolves to Endorse COVID-19 Payment for Vulnerable Workers

Rosa Raco, Principal and Katherine Taylor, Law Student The pandemic has exposed ‘vulnerable’ workers to even further risk. The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union’s (RTBU) National Secretary, Mark Diamond highlights that, “While some workers can choose to work from home,…

Working parents home-schooling are suffering high levels of mental stress

Many parents are multi-tasking and barely keeping their heads above water as they try to be the best they can while carrying full-time roles of parenting, teaching, and working in either full-time or part-time employment. There are some frightening figures…