LABOUR MARKET NOV QTR 2016

MIDDLE CLASS JOBS HOLLOWING OUT

78,300 full time jobs were lost for Tradesmen and Tradeswomen in the past year, virtually all of them in the private sector. 65,700 of these full-time jobs lost were formerly held by Tradesmen. 55,500 full time clerical and admin jobs were lost last year. 51,400 of these were former full time jobs in the private […]

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    RECREATIONAL RESEARCH

    WE’RE BACK! SPATSIZI LODGE, BC

    Now I’m a sensitive Green kind of guy, but when you’re up this close, I think it’s fair to say that Grizzly Bears look much better stuffed and inside a glass case. This big fella is part of the welcoming committee at Smithers Airport. It reminds you that you’re a guest here in this part […]

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      THE FRASER YEARS: END OF AN ERA

      CLERKS REPLACE TRADIES AS DOMINANT ALP BLOC

      One in four women work as professionals. Their support for Labor candidates steadily increased from 1980 under Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and by 2004, this support had levelled off to split 50/50 between Labor and the Coalition. However, the inner-urban professional seats – such as Melbourne Ports and Brisbane – swung to Coalition Leader […]

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