Category Archives: COVID-19

Employment Vulnerability in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

CONTEXT The operations of many businesses have been restricted as a result of pandemic related government policies, as Australia officially entered an economic recession for the first time in nearly 30 years on the 1st of September 2020. Recent ABS data has revealed the Accommodation and Food Services sector recorded the largest contraction in payroll jobs. In […]

Employment Vulnerability

“More than one million Australians are now unemployed with the official jobless measure breaking through the seven-figure mark for the first time on record despite an extra 115,000 jobs added in July.” (The Age, 2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of our lives unpredictable. Government policy designed to combat the spread of the virus […]

Housing Vulnerability Under Pandemic Conditions

The Victorian Government recently announced a rental relief package to support tenants who are “experiencing rental hardship due to COVID-19” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2020). Eligible renters who are unable to afford rent, can access a one-off payment of up to $2000, with the aim of avoiding evictions during the current state of emergency. […]

Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on Australia’s employment

In his May 14 Sydney Morning Herald article, Shane Wright states “government policies to definitions of employment – cloud the true state of the jobs market”. Wright shows there are many complex considerations to grasping the full effects of the Australian Government’s Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) driven restrictions, such as the shutdown of services and […]

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