Australia’s workforce shortage: ‘never a better time to be applying for a job’, experts say

Australia’s workforce shortage: ‘never a better time to be applying for a job’, experts say

Written by Peter Hannam from the Guardian

Post-lockdown recovery has workers well placed to cash in on labour shortages by demanding higher wages


When Jan McKenzie first heard Guardian Australia journalists had arrived without notice at her Cafe Sydney restaurant on a frantic Friday afternoon, her first question in jest was, “can they wait tables this weekend?”

Just three days after reopening from almost four months of lockdown, McKenzie has been run ragged trying to lure back staff to meet the burst of bookings for her elegant eatery overlooking Circular Quay.

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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