Previously hard-hit rural electorates in Queensland and NSW with large tourism industries have regained some jobs, while inner-city electorates are now among the hardest hit.
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Coastal electorates that rely heavily on tourism have been hit hardest, and workers in rural and regional electorates have been hit harder than workers in the major capitals.
2.7 million people either lost their jobs or lost hours of work in April. The unemployment rate doesn't capture the scale of COVID's effect on jobs.
More than one million Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app in the first 12 hours of its release. But that is a long way from the numbers the app needs to be effective. The government needs to do more to convince people it can be trusted.
Do some people have too much influence over public policy in Australia? This blog post shows that older people, and men, were heavily over-represented in submissions to the 2015 Tax White Paper.
Since the early 1990s, higher education statistics have defined someone as of low socio-economic status if they are from a region classified in the lowest 25 per cent in Australia according to the ABS Index of Education and Occupation. Wouldn't it be better to pay more attention to areas that for whatever reason have low university participation rates, even if quirks of the Index of Education and Occupation formula give them SES ratings that disqualify them from low-SES rewards?