The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has said the national gender pay gap decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 13.4% in the past six months.
The Australian government is looking to allow employees to choose between increased take-home pay and higher pension contributions.
The uplift was attributed to a reverse in salary cuts by businesses, as a measure to survive amid the economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and Safe Work Australia (SWA) have advised employers to assume employee vaccinations are not required.
The number of workers who collected wage subsidies decreased by about 2 million over an eight-month period last year.
This would encourage fathers to share care of the child, causing less disruption and long-term impact to women’s careers, she says.
Payroll jobs had the largest increases in the states of Queensland, up by 2.8%, and South Australia, up by 2.4%.
This covers the country’s retail, fast food and warehouse workers, as well as those who work in aviation, arts and recreation, and tourism.
Although employment has recovered 90% of the fall from March to May, the recovery in part-time employment has outpaced full-time employment.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank intends to keep a hybrid model of staff working from the office and home.
The increase in vacancies reflect the pace of recovery in labour demand in the second half of the year, says labour stats chief.
Australians need to change what, when and how they learn to prepare for the workplace of the future.
Businesses can force their staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under workplace laws.
The government programme aims to support up to 80,000 additional apprenticeships over five years, particularly in industries with skill gaps to fill.
The jobless rate eased to 6.8%, the labour participation rate rose to 66.1%, while monthly hours worked rose by 43 million hours.
A new compensation initiative aims to protect gig economy workers injured or killed while working,
Many workers in New South Wales are opting to continue working from home.
The change in policy aims to create more flexibility for employers and more hours for employees.
More than 17,000 businesses in New Zealand have voluntarily repaid NZ$524 million in subsidies.
The country employs 2.6 million casual workers, with 1.35 million of them working regular shifts.
Sales Workers; Labourers; and Community and Personal Service Workers saw the highest increase in job advertisements for the month.
Official figures released showed jobs rising by 178,800 for the month, an improvement from September’s numbers.
Jobs support and creation will be a priority until unemployment falls below 6%.
The tax relief package is expected to benefit over 11 million Australians. as the country attempts to recover from the pandemic.
Unions in Australia unions are evaluating if more protection would be needed so that workers do not face discrimination or loss of pay and benefits.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison hopes the declining COVID-19 cases is a sign of better things to come for Australia's job market.
More than A$3 billion has been earmarked to help businesses in the Australian state of Victoria overcome the impact of COVID-19.
The latest statistics provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics also points to the country’s worst economic years in more than 60 years.
With workers staying at home because of the pandemic, the financial hit to Sydney’s central business district comes at a cost of AUD$10 billion.
The airline also revealed plans to outsource ground handling at major Australian airports, including Sydney and Melbourne.