Bill Shorten was on Radio 2GB to tell us how well we are doing by world standards – we rank 5th or 6th in the developed world on employment.
The station finance reporter Ross Geenwood noted that the rise was in part-time employment, a clear signal that employers are wary of the traps and snares put in place by the Fair Work Act for people who are bold enough to take on fulltime workers.
But full-time employment decreased by 4200 jobs to 8,132,200, while part-time employment increased by 18,100 to 3,414,200.
The message is clear: its all about flexibility, stupid!
It’s all about productivity as well, I wonder what Bill and his Keynesian mates have got to say about that?