Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Make your Super work for a better world, too
Posted on Mar 05, 2015 01:11 PM |

Getting a job that “works for a better world” is one of the most important ways you can make a difference in your life. But what if the money you earned in your ethical job was being used to create the very problems that you were working to stop – like being invested in promoting gambling, the military or fossil fuel extraction.

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Pay gap for women at all time record – why is Australia moving backwards?
Posted on Mar 05, 2015 12:55 PM |

You might have thought that by 2015 Australian women wouldn’t have to worry about earning less than men. But according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), women currently earn almost 19 percent less than men across the economy.

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Five common interview questions - and how to answer them
Posted on Feb 26, 2015 03:37 PM |

Job interviews are tough, no matter how many you’ve done! While you can’t predict every question you’ll be asked – especially some of the stranger ones – there are a lot of questions that will get asked in most interviews you go to. So, to help you prepare for your next job interview, here are five common questions and some tips on how best to answer them:

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Funding ‘debacle’ for thousands of community workers results in Senate inquiry
Posted on Feb 26, 2015 01:59 PM |

Some positive news for not-for-profit organisations and community workers this week, with the Senate launching an inquiry into the Department of Social Service’s (DSS) ‘shambolic’ grants program.

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National protests called against Abbott’s threats to wages & workplace rights
Posted on Feb 19, 2015 03:46 PM |

Australian unions have called a nationwide protest on 4 March in response to the Abbott Government’s threats to weekend penalty rates, the minimum wage and other workplace rights.

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Working for a better world: headspace’s Andrew Smith
Posted on Feb 19, 2015 01:21 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts, which go behind the scenes to meet some of the people, and organisations that are finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au. Today’s story is Andrew Smith who found his role as NSW/ACT State Coordinator for headspace – the national youth mental health foundation – after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Working in an ethical job but still feeling burnt out? This could help you
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 01:29 PM |

If you work in mental health, social work, international development, caring or a host of other jobs where you’re working with people in need, you know it can be incredibly rewarding, but also sometimes stressful! This guest post by Amanda Lambros, Lecturer in Evidence Informed Health Practice at Curtin University and a relationship, grief & loss counsellor, looks at one of the major causes of burnout, and gives some useful advice on avoiding it.

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Abbott Government puts thousands of homelessness jobs at risk, again
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 01:22 PM |

More than fifty homelessness organisations providing services to 80,000 Australians have warned Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison that funding uncertainty has left more than 3,000 community jobs “in limbo

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Thousands of community job losses on hold as funding temporarily extended
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 09:29 AM |

Staff at hundreds of community organisations that were facing defunding and possible closure at the end of February are now breathing a tentative sigh of relief after their funding was extended by a few months – until the end of June this year.

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Stop violence prevention job cuts: Rosie Batty tells Tony Abbott
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 09:21 AM |

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has urged Tony Abbott to put his money where his mouth is and reverse his decision to cut jobs and funding from community organisations running services for domestic violence survivors.

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