unemployment

Jobseeker Cuts Leave Millions in Poverty

Fearing the economic and political repercussions of an unemployment spike, the Morrison government was forced to increase the Newstart unemployment allowance by $550 per fortnight earlier this year. But despite widespread economic devastation Morrison’s...

The Great Depression and the rise of the Communist Party Australia

The Great Depression created a palpable crisis throughout Australia. Gross Domestic Production declined by 10% between 1929 and 1931 and one in three people were unemployed by 1932. Workers wages were slashed 10%. The Australian...

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