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Businesses respond to COVID-19 challenges
Australia’s sheep flock falls to lowest level since 1905
Engineering Construction Activity now at Lowest in
NSW Government pauses pay rises to protect and create jobs
Trade declines, but resources exports remain strong
Government needs to back up its claims about support to arts and entertainment workers
ABS Preliminary Retail Trade Figures for April Down 18% and 9% YoY
Preliminary Retail turnover falls 17.9 per cent in April
Slowdown in COVID-19 job losses
Greens release economic recovery plan creating 76,000 WA jobs
Loneliness most common stressor during COVID-19
Greens launch debt-led economic recovery plan including a jobs and income guarantee and massive green investment
What happens to inflation when we cannot buy goods during a lockdown?
Fast Food Award – Proposed changes are in everyone’s interests
ABS Labour Force Figures for April
Labour Force Data
Wage subsidy must be extended as unemployment hits 6.2%
SA unemployment rate increase in line with increase nationally
Employment falls 594,300 in April to 12.4 million
Wage growth slows to 2.1 per cent as pandemic continues to hit workers
Further steep declines in overseas travel in April
Decrease in overseas arrivals in March largest on record
Resource exports holding up despite COVID-19
Australian PBI: Sudden and rapid slump in business conditions to historic low
Retail turnover rises 8.5 per cent in March
New loan commitments for housing steady in March
Decisive action by Palaszczuk Government protects more Queensland jobs
Income support crisis continues for performers and crew
One third of Accommodation & food services jobs lost
Job ads halve in April
Businesses expect ongoing COVID-19 financial impacts
Dwelling approvals stable in March
COVID-19: One-third of households financially worse off
Improved seasonal conditions but low sheep numbers limit recovery in shorn wool production
CPI rose 0.3 per cent in March 2020 quarter
Australia’s population: over 7.5 million born overseas
7.3 million migrants call Australia home 28 April
COVID-19 pandemic dwarfs GFC for global impact: economists
Where to now? – Talking Point by Rebecca White
Mining supports Australian exports and economy through COVID-19 pandemic
Preliminary Merchandise Trade rebounds in March
Building Industry Job Losses Show Government Stimulus Needed
“extreme caution” required in reading estimated ABS March retail trade figures
Preliminary Retail turnover rises 8.2 per cent in March
People under 20 experience largest drop in jobs
COVID-19 impacts on Australian households
Sydney and Hunter rental vacancies reduce amid a lower survey response rate from property managers
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