Unemployment rate falls to 5.5pc as full-time job creation continues to boom

"Australia's unemployment rate has tumbled to 5.5 per cent as another 42,200 jobs were created in May. In seasonally adjusted terms, the number of full time jobs rose by 52,000, while part time employment fell by 10,000. It is the eighth consecutive month full time employment has risen, with 124,000 full time jobs created since … Continue reading Unemployment rate falls to 5.5pc as full-time job creation continues to boom

PM moves to quell backbench over clean target

Under a CLEAN ENERGY TARGET proposed by the Finkel review of the Electricity sector, Australian's could save about $90 a year, or up to $1000 on their electricity bills over a decade to 2030.  However amidst Government Conservative backbench outcry, at a Council of Australian Governments meeting, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised a CET was "no … Continue reading PM moves to quell backbench over clean target

Could the US exit from the Paris climate deal actually be a win for the environment?

Some climate advocates are saying the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement could actually be a good thing, and will drive international resolve to limit global warming. Luke Kemp, climate and environmental policy lecturer at the Australian National University, called America's participation in the deal "purely symbolic." "There could be other opportunities, other countries such as … Continue reading Could the US exit from the Paris climate deal actually be a win for the environment?