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'He threatened to break my arms': Backpacker 'verbally and physically attacked' on Qld farm - NEWS.com.au

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'He threatened to break my arms': Backpacker 'verbally and physically attacked' on Qld farm
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But there are serious concerns over the “labour hire” industry, through which third party companies typically find backpackers employment on farms. A report into labour hire in Queensland published in June 2016 highlighted “exploitation and ...

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Robots will wipe out backpacker jobs within five years: Campbell Newman - Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times

Robots will wipe out backpacker jobs within five years: Campbell Newman
Brisbane Times
Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman says the federal debate over a backpacker tax was redundant because robots will take their jobs soon anyway. Mr Newman, who is now involved in an agriculture robotics company, was speaking at an ...

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Queensland's export boom doing nothing to support those looking for work - Courier Mail

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Queensland's export boom doing nothing to support those looking for work
Courier Mail
According to CommSec's state of the state report, exports from Queensland are growing at 43 per cent a year, but one of the state's biggest problems is a lack of jobs. Queensland ranks fifth on the CommSec tables, behind Tasmania, partly because its ...

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Regions lead way for jobs growth - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Regions lead way for jobs growth
Courier Mail
“Over the course of the past six months greater Brisbane has shed 10,300 fulltime positions while the Rest of Queensland has added 9300 and almost all of these are coming from the bush,'' Mr Faulkner said. “Regions that have contributed to this growth ...

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Westpac 'more interested in noisy activists' - The Australian

The Australian

Westpac 'more interested in noisy activists'
The Australian
Resources Minister Matthew Canavan has accused the Westpac bank of being more interested in listening to “noisy activists in Sydney” than job-seekers in north Queensland. Attacking the bank for its announcement today that it will limit financing for ...
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Queensland Budget 2017: Public service wages threaten bottom line - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Queensland Budget 2017: Public service wages threaten bottom line
Courier Mail
Above-growth hiring deals locked in for nurses and teachers mean the Government could be forced to cut jobs elsewhere to meet its projections. Former federal treasury official Joe Branigan said the Government's claim that it would keep overall expenses ...


BHP Billiton to spend $270m on link project at Queensland mine creating 400 construction jobs - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

BHP Billiton to spend $270m on link project at Queensland mine creating 400 construction jobs
Courier Mail
The downturn led to the loss of about 20,000 jobs since 2011, cut hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties to the State Government and crippled the regional economy. “The investment flowing from the project will help support the local community and ...

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New statistics show Queensland has 30000 jobs but 167000 jobless - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

New statistics show Queensland has 30000 jobs but 167000 jobless
Courier Mail
CommSec said the national job vacancy level has risen by 1.8 per cent in the three months to February, a six-year high. Job vacancies are up 7.3 per cent on a year ago. In Queensland, the figures were well below the 33,000 vacancies in November but ...

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Can QR's new chief pass the test? - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Can QR's new chief pass the test?
Courier Mail
An example of a puzzle used in Queensland Rail psychometric testing. The answer is the E symbol (second from left). Aurizon drivers seeking a QR job have expressed dismay at the difficulty of some test questions and query why it has taken almost three ...

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Queensland has top two postcodes for dole recipients in Australia - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Queensland has top two postcodes for dole recipients in Australia
Courier Mail
Mr Entsch, whose first job was cleaning toilets at a railway station, said there were jobs in fruit picking, milking sheds and even cafes that were being snubbed by Australians. There have been reports the Federal Government is moving to crack down on ...


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