AUWU Policy Blog: Fighting back with a seat at the table

The Drum 16 January 2013   We’re all subject to the swings of fortune. We shouldn’t have to debate whether we extend a hand of compassion or punish one another for bad luck, writes Eliza Cussen. I was on Newstart Allowance for six months between finishing uni – Bachelor of Media (Honours), thanks for asking – and landing my first job in 2010. I had been living in relative poverty throughout my student years, and
The Sydney Morning Herald September 5th, 2012   On this site last week the Centre for Independent Studies acknowledged that the payment may be too low but argued that not every unemployed person needs an increase. So the search is on for those unemployed people who can live on $35 a day. Some argue that people can live on the payment as long as they don’t have to rely on it for more than a year at

Unemployment rate tipped to rise

Posted by admin on  March 31, 2014

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Sky News 14th February, 2014     Jobs growth in January is expected to have bounced after a weak result in December, but not enough to prevent another small rise in the unemployment rate. Official labour force figures to be released on Thursday are expected to show the number of people with jobs rose by 15,000 in January, after a surprise fall of 22,600 in December. January’s unemployment rate is forecast to rise to 5.9

Real unemployment rate masked, study finds

Posted by admin on  March 31, 2014

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The Sydney Morning Herald 20th November 2013   Australians in full-time work are doing more unpaid overtime than ever before, while the unemployed and those with a part-time job struggle to find enough to do, a new report shows. It comes as separate federal government research shows that more than a third of the nation’s mothers with children under 15 are also not in paid employment – one of the lowest in the developed world.

Welcome

Posted by admin on  December 10, 2013

Category: Announcements
Hello and welcome to the Australian Unemployment Union, We are an organisation formed in 2014 by a group of people who were fed up with being pushed around by Centrelink and the Employment Services providers. After seeing that there were many others who were just as frustrated as we were (just go to any Centrelink office anywhere in Australia!), we decided to form an organisation that could provide Unemployed Australians with a voice. At the