The Jesuit is at it again:I really wish he would fade into obscurity and leave for that nice lobbying job that's waiting for him outside of politics (probably in the coal industry) but I think it's pretty obvious he still wants the big chair. I think he's just picking up on what Morrison said the other day and it's always popular to blame the lowest common denominator for our woes because they're the least able to fight back.
As discussed before, many older workers are always in danger of being prematurely kicked out of work. In regional areas it's harder to run viable businesses, and jobs aren't as easy to pick up.It's incredibly difficult to get an employer - any employer - to take on someone with multiple disabilities who is a bit older and might have been out of the workforce for a while. Usually they just don't want a bar of them.
I wonder if the Directors of Bellamy's tried to obtain loans to fund share Buybacks?The fact that they apparently didn't try and protect the share price from that large drop would suggest not.
One company sent me to Bendigo for a job estimated to take 4 hours. It took 45 minutes so that is what they paid me for- it didn't even cover petrol and parking.As a sub-contractor you must have agreed to a contract that says this is what they must pay you. You need to make sure that your contract ensures that you to receive appropriate remuneration for your work and reimbursement for any costs incurred with oncosts. If it doesn't then your solicitor isn't doing his job.
We, the banks and our financial system will experience significant distress if, or is it when, house prices drop.But they're going to do everything in their power to ensure that housing keeps going at the expense of anything and everything else - Fairfax is reporting today that the stacking of the Reserve Bank Board with property people continues apace:
Officially I am a 'Casual Employee' for 5 different companies at the moment. The local manufacturer is good and tries to find me as much work as possible.One company sent me to Bendigo for a job estimated to take 4 hours. It took 45 minutes so that is what they paid me for- it didn't even cover petrol and parking.As a sub-contractor you must have agreed to a contract that says this is what they must pay you. You need to make sure that your contract ensures that you to receive appropriate remuneration for your work and reimbursement for any costs incurred with oncosts. If it doesn't then your solicitor isn't doing his job.
Officially I am a 'Casual Employee' for 5 different companies at the moment.Then they must pay you award rates, including travel time/km.
Incidentally it's interesting to see that crayfish tail might be off the menu for many Aussies at Xmas with Chinese demand extremely high right now - Aussie crays are getting $100+ a kilo (ABC) and I've heard from some local seafood aficionados that $200+ is the norm for the very best quality tail meat... wow. Must be a good time to own a cray license.I wanted to eat some local crayfish when we visited Tasmania in 2010. It was $85/kg then, with a crayfish salad at Mures restaurant on Constitution Dock, Hobart being $140! A seafood vendor that runs a van out here each Friday was telling me recently that mudcrabs are at about $79/kg. I did manage to buy 2kg of prawns from him for $30 though!
That is what I insist on but as other people are willing to work for less than the minimum wage I only get work when none of them are available.Officially I am a 'Casual Employee' for 5 different companies at the moment.Then they must pay you award rates, including travel time/km.
I'm not sure what your skills might be, but I worked in IT for 27 years (officially, and probably another 5 unofficially) and there should be no shortage of work for a skilled IT person. My former employer is currently offering two full-time positions. For about 10 seconds I almost considered coming out of retirement...
That is what I insist on but as other people are willing to work for less than the minimum wage I only get work when none of them are available.It seems like we're all in a race to the bottom; when you tell other people about the undercutting of awards that occur they simply don't believe you but it's rampant in Australia now.
RBA minutes. YeahThey need to keep the spigots on the (private) debt taps at full bore because if ScoMo has his way they will slash very, very hard. The only thing keeping a lid on their agenda right now is the senate but perhaps they might actually do enough horse-trading next year to get their cuts though. It's also extremely likely that we will actually slip into recession soon with the final closure of the car industry - but I think reading the statement they will sheet that home to 'external forces'.
Good news, Perth real estate has definitely bottomed out according to (who else but) real estate group Raine and Horne - as has the Aussie dollar and the mining slump (Broker News). There's nothing but good news for the west from here on in -The real estate market in Adelaide is still bonkers.
“Economic reports in January and February will set the tone for a 2017 rebound,” said Craig Abbott, general manager for Western Australia at Raine & Horne.
“The key factors we’ll be looking for in WA will be the performance of the retail sector over the Christmas period, the local unemployment rate and inflation. The February meeting of the Reserve Bank will also be monitored closely.”
I thought the bottom was supposed to be six months ago? You should never pick bottoms, there's always the risk you'll be wrong later on... not to mention its very unhygienic
The real estate market in Adelaide is still bonkers.I don't understand it either, it's not like we have a really good job market underpinning residential property here although anecdotally I have heard that we are a very attractive 'investment' destination from people in Sydney and Melbourne who who are looking to build their multi-million dollar property empires like these clever Sydney-based property millionaires, so that might explain why conditions are still strong.