Ethical Jobs Blog

Career advice, tips and behind-the-scenes interviews to help you find yourself an ethical job.

Want to know where future ethical jobs will be? Try the organic industry
Posted on Jul 01, 2010 04:29 PM |

Are you studying or working, and trying to work out what sort of ethical or green job you might want to apply for in the coming year? Well, apparently the organics industry will be a great place to look! Research from IBISWorld has forecast the organics industry to expand more than any other Australian industry in the coming financial year to June 2011.

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Big Win for Community Workers in Victoria
Posted on Jun 25, 2010 12:57 PM |

In a big win for community workers who rallied in Melbourne to demand equal pay earlier this month, Victoria's Brumby Government announced on the weekend that it would support "Pay Justice" for community workers in Victoria by supporting the sector's equal pay claim, which was lodged with the Fair Work Australia tribunal in March.

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Thousands rally in support of equal pay
Posted on Jun 17, 2010 04:42 PM |

Thousands of community workers rallied across Australia last Thursday in the biggest protest in support of equal pay since the 1970s. Organised by the Australian Services Union and backed by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the rallies attracted thousands of community workers and supporters at 17 locations around the country. Has your organisation signed onto ACOSS's statement in support of full funding for social and community services?

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Can you help us decide how to give away $2,000?
Posted on May 27, 2010 10:21 AM |

With our donation poll for April and May set to close in a few days, it's time for us to decide which amazing Australian charity we should donate to next, and we'd love your help. If you know of an Australian charitable organisation that is short on funds and/or depends largely on volunteers to continue its important work for a more equitable, just or sustainable society, please tell us!

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Jobs for a future economy? Victoria's Green Jobs Action Plan
Posted on May 06, 2010 10:30 AM |

With the dust still settling on the collapse of the home insulation and green loans schemes and last week's decision by the Rudd Government to put the much-maligned Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) is on ice until 2013, the prospects for national leadership on green job creation are looking increasingly grim. So it's good news for green job-seekers that at least one State Government seems to be stepping up to the challenge of creating and securing green jobs.

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A New Social Networking Site - with Emphasis on the "Social"
Posted on May 05, 2010 04:56 PM |

You may not know the name Chris Hughes, but you’re probably familiar with his work. After co-founding social networking behemoth Facebook, Hughes went on to apply his talents to the creation of a social networking platform for Barack Obama’s election campaign. What's the connection between the founder of Facebook and the search for ethical employment? you would be wise to ask.

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Send a kiss to Julia Gillard: No more lip service to equal pay
Posted on Apr 22, 2010 12:00 PM |

With the growing percentage of Australians employed in the health and welfare sectors the push for equal pay for Australian women has never been more vital. It's hard to believe, but Australian women are still paid an average of 17% less than men - that's equivalent to having to work an extra 63 days a year just to earn the same income. Now, the Australian Services Union (ASU) has launched a fun campaign encouraging Ms. Gillard to come through with the goods for underpaid community service workers.

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Would you join Tony Abbott's Green Jobs "Army"?
Posted on Mar 18, 2010 03:18 PM |

In good news for green-job seekers, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott recently released his plan to create a 'Green Army' of environmental workers. His plan comes in response to Rudd's proposal for a Green Jobs Corps, a revamp of the Green Corps, which will provide 10,000 six month traineeships for unemployed people, spread out over three years. But will these national programs create the sort of Green jobs that are really needed to transform the economy in the face of dangerous climate change?

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Unethical Job #613: Spying on the community
Posted on Mar 04, 2010 05:45 PM |

Were your hopes for a career as a Biotic-Powered Super Soldier dashed by revelations that an ad for this most unethical job was a hoax promoting a computer game? Well, here's an alternative that we're pretty sure is for real.

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Cutting FBT concessions - A kick in the guts for those in the lowest-paid community jobs
Posted on Mar 01, 2010 02:09 PM |

If you already work in a not-for-profit job then you probably know that employees in the NFP sector often receive substantially less than their counterparts in the private sector. So taking away the Fringe Benefits Tax concessions that were introduced to make up for this wage inequality would be a further kick in the guts for those who do the lowest paid community sector jobs.

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