Once again, It looks like holistic tax
reform will not be progressed for fear of meddling by the Senate. The Senate continues
to act more as a block on elected government action than as a house of review.
The only way we can reform the
Senate is through Constitutional change. Public cynicism about our politicians,
and their motives, has resulted in continuous failure of referendums for change.
A Constitutional Council,
populated with Australians of high integrity and trust, should be established to publicly
promote change and draft any required referendums.
"Industry Minister Ed Husic will take a proposal for a new digital apprenticeship scheme to next month’s national jobs and skills summit in a bid to beat a severe shortfall in tech workers that he says threatens the nation’s economic growth."...40 per cent of tech jobs did not need a university degree and the country needed a modern training system “fit for purpose”."The tech sector, which estimates it needs an extra 650,000 people by 2030”...ARTICLE > https://bit.ly/3P8tXul
JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3bAaqVQ
FUTURE WORK SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3SrxTcBhttps://bit.ly/3Sy8spF
TECH COUNCIL REPORT >
Australians face many issues today, and we can take action
to impact some more than others.
Action on climate change is essential, but the impact of our
contribution to the global challenge is minimal.
Things are different regarding the economy and opportunities
for coming generations. We can re-set our taxation framework and government
spending patterns to reduce debt and boost chances for all.
We need a community-wide deliberation on how to share the
load in building a more robust economy and ladder of opportunity for future
New York City joins at least seven US states that are requiring some form of salary transparency, including Colorado, Washington and Connecticut. The rules are part of a broader push to narrow the gender pay gap by also prohibiting companies in many jurisdictions from asking about compensation at previous employers or retaliating against workers who share their own pay information.
New York City’s new law applies to employers with four or more workers. That amounts to about 1/3 of employers but roughly 90% of workers in the city, according to state Labor Department statistics.