• Reserve Bank says small minimum wage rises don't cause job losses

    Reserve Bank says small minimum wage rises don't cause job losses

    Minimum wage is sustaining rule that makes sure low-paid workers don’t fall below the poverty line.

    Unfortunately in recent years, the cost of living has sky-rocketed and workers on minimum wage are falling further and further behind.

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  • The Consequences of Fiscal Austerity in WA

    The Consequences of Fiscal Austerity in WA

    Western Australia’s recent budget deficit is the result – not the cause – of deteriorating economic conditions.

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  • Free TAFE in Victoria: who benefits and why WA should consider it

    Free TAFE in Victoria: who benefits and why WA should consider it

    The Victorian government's budget announcement on 1 May included a significant reinvestment in TAFE. Courses in 30 key skill priority areas will be free from the beginning of 2019.

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  • How to restore public trust in government

    How to restore public trust in government

    Each and every one of us in public office or public service has a fundamental responsibility: to operate in the public interest. Identifying and striving to serve the public interest is the most important thing we can do.

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Fighting back against the generalised JDF

Budget cuts for staff in any workplace brings with it a number of risks – spiralling overtime, higher levels of stress and an expectation that everyone left needs to ‘step up.’ What happens when ‘stepping up’ or ‘embracing change’ means that your Job Description Form (JDF) suddenly becomes unrecognisable to you?

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