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News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.

Early childhood educators underpaid, undervalued
Posted on Apr 17, 2014 03:10 PM |

It's probably not a surprise, but a new study published in the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood has found that the low wages paid to early childhood educators are making them feel undervalued, and driving them away from the sector.

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This charity sent a man onto the streets of London with a sign that said "f@#k the poor". Watch what happened next.
Posted on Apr 15, 2014 02:17 PM |

It's not the message you'd expect from a charity that works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable in London, but the Pilion Trust has sent a man onto the streets of London with a sign saying “F@#k the poor”.

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Where's the easiest place in Australia to find a job? The answer may surprise you
Posted on Apr 09, 2014 11:56 PM |

Looking for the easiest place in Australia to find a job? The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week released its figures for vacancy rates around Australia. And the state with lowest number of unemployed people per vacancy is?

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Hundreds of green jobs to go as Abbott cuts Environment Department budget
Posted on Apr 09, 2014 03:55 PM |

More green jobs are on Tony Abbott's chopping block this week, with an internal review of the federal Department of Environment foreshadowing a budget cut of $130 million over the next four years. The Guardian Australia is reporting that "the department’s budget will be slashed from $460m in 2013-14 to $361m in 2017-18, requiring the loss of 670 jobs – a quarter of the department's workforce."

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Abbott maintains funding for homelessness jobs - but cuts $44 million capital increase
Posted on Mar 31, 2014 01:06 PM |

A campaign by the homelessness sector to ensure government funding for 3,400 jobs has been won, with the federal government yesterday committing to maintain the sector’s $115 million funding for essential food, shelter and support services.

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Working for a better world: The School of St Jude’s Matt Chard
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 12:59 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Read about Matt Chard who found his Volunteer Grant Writer role with The School of St Jude, Tanzania, after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Local food creates three times more jobs, so why won't government support it?
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 12:44 PM |

While Australia’s national food and agriculture debate centres on boosting production and increasing exports, our local food industry is being neglected. A few weeks ago, the federal government decided to scrap the A$1.5 million Community Food Grants program.

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Melbourne event: clean energy jobs on the state agenda
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 12:26 PM |

With the loss of jobs in manufacturing, employment is looming as a major state election issue against a backdrop of a growing concern about the social and environmental cost of fossil fuels. So what are the options for quickly boosting employment in Victoria in the renewable energy industry?

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Where will Queensland’s jobs come from after the mining boom?
Posted on Mar 20, 2014 02:40 PM |

The inevitable end of the mining boom in Queensland should make way for jobs growth in more reliable and sustainable industries, according to a new report from the Centre for Policy Development (CPD).

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Are welfare jobs next in line for privatisation?
Posted on Mar 20, 2014 02:11 PM |

The Abbott Government has taken the first steps on a potentially dangerous path to the wider privatisation of welfare services by awarding Transfield Services – an engineering and defence contractor – the contract to provide social welfare services to asylum seekers in detention centres on Manus and Nauru island.

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