Age Pension

Set to retire? Think again

Older Australians must work for longer if Australia is to have a sustainable economy, says federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Older Aussies on the scrapheap

Anglicare Australia says the Government must act now to save older Australians from the jobs scrapheap.


Prices may climb under jobs plan

A radical theory to eliminate unemployment using government funds is gaining traction in Australia, but critics argue it would lead to hyperinflation.

Job Counselling

Ageism alive and well in jobs hunt

Ageism is alive and well in the jobs market, according to YourLifeChoices members.


Hope at hand for older job seekers

The Government has this week cast a lifeline to mature-age job seekers living in regions where there are fewer employment opportunities.


First jobs: the good, bad and ugly

First jobs can be defining moments in our lives, an escalation in our independence and, best of all, money – our own money! – in our pockets. YourLifeChoices writers share their experiences


What is the ‘Hopelessness index’?

Australia’s official unemployment rate currently sits at 5.7 per cent. At face value, this seems reasonable, but this figure conceals a darker picture for older Australian job seekers.


Dole recipient loophole exposed

Newstart Allowance recipients have been exploiting a loophole in the system that allows them to reject jobs without losing welfare payments.


Older worker program failing

Announced in the 2014 Federal Budget, the Government’s Restart program to get older workers back in employment has failed to deliver on target uptake.


Helping mature workers find jobs

The Growing Jobs and Small Business package aims to make mature job seekers more employable, and to increase their likelihood of employment through subsidised wages.


Telstra to offshore 671 jobs

463 Telstra employees’ and 208 contractors’ jobs will be sent offshore to Asia.

Career Doctor

Creating job security

The easiest way to avoid looking for a job in this tricky economic climate is to keep the one you’ve already got. Susan Moir shares how to make yourself invaluable and improve your job security.

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