Job matchmaker uses machine learning to hunt best staff

A homegrown recruitment app with built-in machine learning could cut the hiring process from weeks to days for shops and cafes. The Hunt app launched on Tuesday uses matchmaking technology powered by machine learning to connect employers with jobseekers. Machine...[Read More]

Transparency to be first step to close gender pay gap

Employers will soon have their pay rates for male and female workers published in a bid to increase transparency and help close the gender pay gap. Minister for Women Katy Gallagher will introduce a law to the Senate requiring the publication of pay gaps in workplaces...[Read More]

Car industry crashes past climate target amid warnings

The automotive industry is not cutting carbon emissions fast enough and could blow its 1.5-degree climate target by as much as 75 per cent in 2050, new research warns. The Pathway Report, prepared by consulting firm Kearney, also found swapping petrol vehicles for...[Read More]

Raising the roof for more female trade apprentices

Dressed in high-vis and working on a roof, Meliha Birkett is the one per cent. She is one of roughly 65 female roof tilers in Australia, among 6500 people employed in the trade. Ms Birkett, 19, began working with her dad Paul to save up for an overseas trip, but loved...[Read More]

Survey to support new energy jobs, regions

A new survey will provide information for fossil fuel industry workers who need an exit strategy for themselves and their communities. Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Monday over 60,000 clean energy jobs could be created in Australia by 2025, most of them in...[Read More]

Australia looks to plug EU energy gap with renewables

Australia is being proposed as a solution to Europe’s energy woes with the energy minister pushing for closer ties. Delivering a speech in Brussels, Energy Minister Chris Bowen said Australia will be a renewables superpower and could step in to plug energy...[Read More]

Wholesale energy prices, emissions falling

Wholesale electricity prices have dropped after a year of disruption from the war in Ukraine, generator outages and fossil fuel supply woes. Australian Energy Market Operator data for the December quarter of 2022 published on Wednesday shows federal market intervention...[Read More]

Women gradually cracking the glass ceiling

Women are still woefully under-represented in top jobs but female leaders are becoming more common in Australia’s economic and financial institutions. Within Treasury, the government department responsible for economic policy, the federal budget and market...[Read More]

External robodebt auditor faces commission

A partner at a leading auditing firm will face the robodebt royal commission to answer questions about an external inquiry into the scheme. Shane West from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will give evidence about a review into the Human Services department’s online...[Read More]

Medicare to undergo major funding overhaul

Nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals will soon be included in the delivery of primary care as Medicare faces the biggest overhaul in its 40-year history. Labor is preparing to open up Medicare to a wider range of medical professionals in a bid to save...[Read More]

Time management: The meaning, importance and benefits

It is often said that ‘Time and tide wait for no one.’ Therefore, to achieve success in life, one needs to develop a deep appreciation for time. Anyone can benefit from time management — whether in school, in the office or with life in general. You can realise...[Read More]

Australia to plug clean energy gender gap

Australia has signed an international pledge to equal pay, leadership and opportunity for women in the clean energy industry. The Equal By 30 campaign has 180 signatories worldwide including organisations, companies and governments committed to gender equity across the...[Read More]