Impact of Budget on employment

Aug 19, 2014

Q. Do you think the Government’s budget will be good or bad for employment in Australia? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

21%

8%

46%

3%

11%

Total bad

49%

76%

15%

74%

67%

Very good

4%

4%

8%

1%

Good

17%

4%

38%

3%

10%

Neither good nor bad

21%

13%

31%

12%

16%

Bad

24%

30%

13%

37%

31%

Very bad

25%

46%

2%

37%

36%

Don’t know

9%

4%

8%

11%

5%

49% think that the Government’s budget will be bad for employment in Australia and 21% think it will be good for employment.

Among those earning less than $600pw, 17% think it will be good and 60% think it will be bad.

Employment by religious organisations

Jan 21, 2013

Q.  Should religious organisations be allowed to refuse to hire people who don’t live according to the organisations’ beliefs?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes

34%

26%

42%

22%

34%

33%

35%

31%

37%

No

52%

58%

48%

63%

54%

51%

54%

50%

54%

Don’t know

14%

16%

10%

15%

12%

15%

11%

19%

9%

34% think that religious organisations should be allowed to refuse to hire people who don’t live according to the organisations’ beliefs and 52% think they should not.

Those most likely to think they should not were Labor voters (58%), Greens voters (63%) and respondents on lower incomes (57% of those earning less than $1,000pw).

Australian Workers under a Liberal Government

Jul 23, 2012

Q. Do you think Australian workers would be better off or worse off under a Liberal Government lead by Tony Abbott?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Work full time

Work part time

Total better off

32%

8%

65%

8%

35%

27%

Total worse off

37%

75%

4%

65%

34%

40%

A lot better off

15%

3%

33%

17%

12%

A little better off

17%

5%

32%

8%

18%

15%

Make no difference

19%

12%

22%

15%

21%

20%

A little worse off

9%

12%

3%

17%

10%

11%

A lot worse off

28%

63%

1%

48%

24%

29%

Don’t know

11%

5%

8%

12%

9%

12%

32% think that Australian workers would be better off under a Liberal Government lead by Tony Abbott and 37% think they would be worse off – and 19% think it would make no difference.

Full-time workers split 35% better off and 34% worse off while part-time workers were more likely to think workers would be worse off (40% worse off/27% better off).

43% of respondents aged 45-64 think workers would be worse off and 31% better off. 40% of those earning under $1,000 pw thought workers would be worse off and 33% better off.

Can a price on carbon create jobs?

Jul 3, 2012



Tim Ayres tells manufacturers to focus on opportunities in clean energy and new government subsidies.

Despite the hyperbole on one side and scaremongering on the other, the much debated carbon tax is in place. For manufacturers, the carbon tax is a game shifter heralding new beginnings but also some losses.

Tim Ayres for the AMWU tells 3Q about the opportunities and challenges to Australia’s clean, green future. Though the Government has committed billions in loans through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation kick-starting a clean technology industry in wind, solar and geothermal will mean putting the right policies in place so that local workers benefit.

Do we need foreign workers?

Jun 26, 2012


Rita Mallia speaks of the importance of unemployed locals getting the first pick of mining jobs as well as her union’s proud multicultural ethos.

Importing foreign workers has rocketed during the mining boom. Last year almost 90,000 workers were employed under 457 visa grants allowing them to stay and work in Australia for up to four years. The number of visas granted is up nearly 50 per cent on last year.

Since Gina RInehart received permission to bring in 1700 workers for her Roy Hill mine and the subsequent uproar, a Resources Jobs Board has been created.

The CFMEU’s Rita Mallia tells 3Q 60,000 people have already visited the website — putting paid to claims that Australians don’t want to do remote mining work.

Job security

Mar 26, 2012

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned? 

 

8 Jun

09

5 Oct

09

28 Jun 10

18 Oct 10

4 Apr

11

4 Jul

11

3 Oct

11

26 Mar 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

43%

55%

34%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

9%

16%

8%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

34%

39%

26%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

44%

31%

51%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

6%

7%

9%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

6%

6%

Concern over job security has risen slightly since the last time the question was polled, increasing 2 points up from 47% in October 2011 to 49% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from April 2011, total concern has increased from 43% to 49%.

Coalition voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (55% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (34% total concerned).

There were no major differences across income or age groups – except for the under 25’s where 41% were concerned and 48% not at all concerned.

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Taking Sick Days

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Which of the following apply to you over the last 12 months?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I have taken a sickie (that is, a day off work when you weren’t really sick)

23%

23%

22%

30%

21%

8%

 I have taken a day off sick without a doctor’s certificate

51%

49%

52%

55%

53%

34%

I have taken a day off sick with a doctor’s certificate

47%

49%

44%

49%

49%

33%

I have gone to work when I was sick

81%

83%

78%

83%

82%

70%

* based of those who worked in paid employment over the last 12 months

More than three times as many respondents said that, over the last 12 months, they had worked when they were sick than had taken a “sickie”. 81% said they had gone to work when they were sick and 23% said they had taken a day off work when they weren’t really sick.

Men (83%) were a little more likely than women (78%) to go to work when they were sick.

Those aged under 35 were a little more likely to take a “sickie” (30%) but were also more likely to go to work when they were sick (83%).

Older respondents seem to be less likely to get sick at all – 70% said they had worked when sick – and only 34% had taken a day off with a doctor’s certificate and 33% without a doctor’s certificate.

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Importance of Industries for Providing Jobs

Feb 20, 2012

Q. How important are the following industries for providing jobs for Australians into the future?

Very important Quite important Somewhat important Not very important Don’t know
Mining 64% 24% 7% 2% 3%
Construction 58% 30% 9% 0% 2%
Manufacturing 55% 29% 12% 2% 2%
Tourism 53% 33% 11% 1% 2%
Retail 47% 35% 13% 2% 2%
Hospitality 46% 38% 12% 1% 3%
Finance 39% 38% 18% 3% 3%
Telecommunications 39% 37% 18% 3% 3%

Respondents regard the mining (64%), construction (58%) and manufacturing (55%) industries to be the most important for providing jobs for Australians in the future.

This was followed closely by the tourism (53%), retail (47%) and hospitality (46%) industries.

The finance (39%) and telecommunications (39%) industries are the most likely to be seen as only ‘somewhat important’ (18%) for providing jobs.

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