Tag: Australia

How Australia Became a Conservative Nation

The year is 2014 and Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minister, announces a series of cuts to public spending across healthcare, education and unemployment benefits. Modeled off of the austerity programs sweeping Europe at the time, the cuts aimed to balance the federal budget and privatize public services. The UK, Greece, Spain and Portugal have all adopted ...

Long Working Hours Are Making Australians: Unproductive, Mentally Ill, Physically Ill

Research indicates working more than 48 hours a week is associated with significant declines in productivity, more mistakes and more mental health problems. Yet the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons reckons working up to 65 hours a week “is appropriate for trainees to gain the knowledge and experience required”. It’s an attitude that explains why a 2017 audit found ...

Can creativity SAVE your job from automation?

Around 40% of all law jobs are at risk of automation, according to a 2016 Deloitte report. Traditional skills expected of law graduates are increasingly going to be undertaken by new AI-driven software. Basic skills such as database research and document drafting are already being automated by large Australian law firms. The race is on ...

Racism in Australia: How Much and Who?

Immigration Trends: Between 1975 and 2005, 42% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[1] In 2012, 60% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[2] Over 1 in 4 Australians are born overseas.[3] There are 5.3 million First Generation Australians and counting.[4] Over 1 in 5 Australians have a parent who was born overseas.[5] ...