Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Coal companies can meet the challenges of a just net zero transition

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As the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease in the share of coal in global energy generation.

Australia’s industry associations unite to avert skills and labor shortage

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Australia’s post-COVID economy recovery is under threat from a labor shortage, due to a shortage of job seekers able to fill key positions in industries like retail, travel, and hospitality, says former Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, The Hon Gary Hardgrave.

ACS urges diversity boost to address the Aussie labour shortage problem

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Australian technology employment numbers continue to boom, with over 1.2 million people expected to be working in the sector by 2027, according to the new ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2022 report released in Brisbane. Digital Pulse 2022 reveals technology jobs are paying better than equivalent industries and proposes ways the nation can address the chronic IT worker shortage, including boosting the sector’s diversity and building the skills pipeline.
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Youth unemployment due to COVID-19 will have a significant social impact on young people...

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Younger people will be more likely to face deeper impacts in their employment with consequent social impacts in years to come.

Aussie SMBs positive about post-pandemic prospects but lack the capital to reap the new...

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PayPal Australia has today released research that reveals Aussie small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) feel confident about the future and are eager to invest in making the most of growing consumer demand online, but a lack of cash flow, and difficulty accessing business finance could jeopardise their post-pandemic recovery.

SMEs are key to driving the business travel sector’s recovery in Australia

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A global SME travel management company says SMEs will be a key driver in the country’s travel recovery and will play an important role in giving the economy a needed boost.

Businesses can leverage the SBR process in order to clean up old debt

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As the economy continues to battle ongoing waves of COVID-19, businesses who are struggling to pay legacy debts may be left wondering what their future might look like. The Australian Tax Office encourages taxpayers to lodge their returns on time to get stimulus payments like Jobkeeper, even if the taxpayer couldn’t pay the underlying tax debt.
Australia’s small business predicts rapid growth post COVID-19 - GoDaddy

Australia’s small businesses predict ‘rapid growth’ post COVID-19, GoDaddy global research reveals

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Looking beyond Australia’s immediate hardships, 82% were optimistic that they would recover within 12 months - compared to just 70% of their global counterparts.

Australian job opportunities continue on a rising trend post pandemic

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“There were 289,000 job vacancies in February 2021, 61,000 more than a year earlier. This reflected the pace of recovery in labour demand over the second half of 2020 and early 2021, and labour shortages in some industries.” Mr Jarvis said.

Victoria gets back to business as spending surges in post-lockdown

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Personal services businesses, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, in Victoria, have welcomed a 481% increase in sales in their first-weekend post-lockdown compared with the previous weekend, according to Commonwealth Bank Australia merchant terminal data.