Human beings are effectively kept as a 'reserve stock' of unemployed in order to keep wage growth and inflation low. Great isn't it?Very misleading headline. How many people are going to read the article, vs how many will go "******* dole bludgers" and move on?
"This is voluntary unemployment — voluntary for the Reserve Bank, because it is unemployment that the Reserve Bank chooses to allow."
Eminent economist Professor Ross Garnaut criticises Australia's policymakers for allowing hundreds of thousands of people to remain unemployed in recent years.www.abc.net.au
True, its rife in some industries and less so in others.I don't have statistics, but anecdotally that is not uncommon.
There is an undercurrent of jobs that do not pass muster for the Fair Work Act.
I think the Coalition has looked at their internal polling and made a calculated decision that the community outrage over this, and the ranks of unemployed Australians, won't be big enough to cost them seats.There's going to be a lot of idiot Liberal voting sheep on JobKeeper who will be getting an ugly surprise at the art of April.
Spend some money to build accommodation for politicians at HMAS Harman in Canberra. Then remove the $280 per night they claim, and inform them that they can live at HMAS Harman when they are in Canberra and be feed out of the current mess hall on base. If they don't like the accommodation and meals provided, then they can pay for other accommodation out of their own pocket.
It's been a dodgy perk for yearsSpend some money to build accommodation for politicians at HMAS Harman in Canberra. Then remove the $280 per night they claim, and inform them that they can live at HMAS Harman when they are in Canberra and be feed out of the current mess hall on base. If they don't like the accommodation and meals provided, then they can pay for other accommodation out of their own pocket.
Jobkeeper was terribly set up from the outset. I commented on this on the covid threads at the time. Should have been a month by month thing.Is it fair for JobKeeper payments to flow to shareholders? Or, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggests, is it just the "politics of envy", writes Gareth Hutchens.www.abc.net.au
One of those companies was AP Eagers, Australia's biggest car retailing group.
It declared a profit after tax of $156 million despite experiencing historically low sales in April and May during the lockdowns.
It received JobKeeper subsidies worth $130.5 million from Australia's government, and $4 million in wage subsidies from New Zealand's government.
It said it would be paying dividends to its shareholders worth $64 million this year — including $17 million to the billionaire Nick Politis, who chairs the Sydney Roosters National Rugby League club and owns 27 per cent of the car group's shares through his company WFM Motors.
AP Eagers chief executive Martin Ward said the company wouldn't be repaying any of the $130 million in JobKeeper subsidies because he believed the money was used "for the right intentions"
The Victorian Government incorrectly paid small businesses money and are demanding their money back!Jobkeeper was terribly set up from the outset. I commented on this on the covid threads at the time. Should have been a month by month thing.
People expecting companies to pay it back though is laughable. Why would you? Government screws everyone over at some point, may as well make good when they fu** up and give you free money.
So many ma and pa businesses have benefited the same way.
And the idea of jobkeeper was to keep people in jobs, it did that, otherwise they didn't get the payments.
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It's an allowance. It's a way of keeping salaries lower but still paying the person in the job more. How many people receive "uniform allowance" when uniforms are supplied, etc?It's been a dodgy perk for years
Many poli's actually share houses together to keep costs extremely low and pocket the lot.
Change it to a receipt required for every cost with a per day cap, and watch everything change
And all of them do it, not just alp or libs