The ‘Population Ponzi’ – Employment, Migrants, Incomes and Manufacturing & Australia’s lost Economic narrative – MacroBusiness

In the 1950s and 60s Australia had a policy of supporting manufacturing development in Australia, and its capacity to absorb large numbers migrants largely reflected its industry protection. Given the operation of the then Industrial Relations Commission, those industries tended to have remuneration outcomes which enabled both the migrants coming to Australia, and the pre existing Australians, meaningful wage outcomes – generally families could live off one income. There were also exceptionally large infrastructure projects …

An intriguing glimpse into Julie Bishop’s personal life – Sydney Morning Herald

The local church ladies running classes in colloquial Australian (“We’ll head over to the servo after brekkie”) are just some of the delightful characters and surprising stories crammed in here. The only discordant note is that despite the opening credits identifying the town as being in Gangulu country, the original inhabitants of the area remain conspicuous by their absence.

Guy Sebastian, one of the music industry’s genuine nice guys.

Guy Sebastian: The Man, the MusicNine*, …

What’s the next best thing if you can’t study abroad now – Gulf News

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Students with plans to study abroad are at the crossroads, unable to proceed with the ongoing travel restrictions in place for Covid-19. Many have had to defer or delay their enrolment date. Given that the UAE is home to several international universities, there are a variety of options at their disposal.

“Amid the pandemic, American University in Dubai was already privileged to have more than 101 nationalities and a very international student body,” …

The crucial role multicultural media has played in combating COVID-19 – Sydney Morning Herald

Ms Pazzano put other questions to Professor Senanayake that her colleagues at SBS Radio had heard posed by their multicultural communities.

Will sunbathing keep me safe? Will drinking alcohol or hot water or lemon water clear my throat of the virus? Do 5G mobile networks spread COVID-19?

She also asked about a rumour Cedric Yin-Cheng, the founder of gay advocacy group ANTRA, says began spreading in Mandarin-language media in February: can the anti-HIV drug PrEP …

My employer spelled my name wrong twice — this is why it matters – ABC News

American showman P T Barnum once famously said: “I don’t give a damn what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.”

My name is Tahlea (or Tali) Aualiitia and as someone who — through unsolicited commentary — has always been told how “different” and “difficult” my name is, this quote has always resonated with me.

In fact, the last person I had to correct for the misspelling of my name …

Wollongong’s Merrigong Theatre Company facing insolvency, despite COVID-19 performing arts bailout – ABC News

One of the largest regional theatre companies in NSW is facing insolvency, warning a Federal Government bailout might not be enough to save it.

Key points: Australia’s arts sector will get access to $250 million worth of grants and loans under a COVID-19 recovery package Wollongong’s Merrigong Theatre Company says the money might have come too late Wollongong City Council says it can’t give more than the $1 million already allocated

Wollongong’s Merrigong Theatre Company …

Watch as young Illawarra refugees make film praising friends, football – Illawarra Mercury

On Friday the nation celebrated news Australia and New Zealand will host the Women’s World Cup in 2023. Closer to home the latest addition to the Illawarra-based U & Me short-film project, which celebrates the world game, was launched. Young people from refugee backgrounds are behind the short-film project which concentrates on the friendship of two goalkeepers. Sharing a passion for football, goalkeeping and music, prominent Wollongong goalkeepers and coaches John Krajnovic, of Croatian background,…

Crikey Worm: Backyard blitz – Crikey

Good morning, early birds. Victoria has launched a COVID-19 testing blitz across 10 priority suburbs, and ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose has reportedly accused Communications Minister Paul Fletcher of lying about the national broadcaster’s efforts to collaborate with SBS. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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In a bid to control community transmission and trace unknown cases, Victoria has launched a free testing blitz for everyone, symptomatic …


Oh, really? It’s exactly that diversity — taken to extremes — that’s helped to create this fear of a “second wave”.

For eight days, Victoria has had between 13 and 25 new infections a day. The rest of the country combined has had between zero and nine.

Other states now treat Victoria as a leper. South Australia is stepping up police guards on its border, and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned businesses “not to interact …

What’s On? Things to do from 25-27 June – Neos Kosmos

ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL ENTRIESEntries still open for photographers to submit their work for the Athens Photo Festival 2020. The festival features work of emerging and established artists the world over. The festival aims to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today. The chosen works will be exhibited at the Benaki Museum in Athens from 16 September to 15 NovemberClosing date for entries: 30 JuneFor more information:

SUMMER NOSTOS FESTIVAL 2020This year’s online …