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Boomers & Millennials: an aftermath of austerity will kill Australians too

Boomers & Millennials: an aftermath of austerity will kill Australians too

Yesterday, the Treasurer warned that restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus are costing Australia $4 billion a week. Is it fair for the younger generation to cop this economic fallout plus be burdened with Australia’s biggest economic stimulus while the Government stubbornly refuses to address controversial franking credits, negative gearing and tax-free super? Michael Tanner reports.

Boomers and Millennials: better a pension than Newstart … until the virus

Boomers and Millennials: better a pension than Newstart … until the virus

The biggest risk of living in poverty in Australia is to receive welfare payments without an additional source of income. This is a problem of both generational and class inequality. Noah Corbett reports on decades of economic policy decisions which have reduced the social welfare safety net for those who are young, working-age or older without property whilst benefitting wealthy, older Australians who own property and have sizeable superannuation.

Boomers vs Millennials: the gig economy breaks & enters the Australian Public Service

Boomers vs Millennials: the gig economy breaks & enters the Australian Public Service

Casualisation of the workforce disproportionally affects younger generations. From Amazon’s big MEL1 sweatshop to even the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), the gig economic proliferates. Millennial lawyer Geordie Wilson reports that even the Australian Government is casualising its workforce at an astounding rate. In this, the first of our series Millennials vs Boomers, Wilson says illegal workplace practices appear to be rife even in the public service. It is something the Baby Boomers generation would hardly have even contemplated as, back in the day, they sought secure government jobs and the protection of the law. 

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