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How profitable is mining?

How profitable is mining?

According to the ABS, very profitable. At the end of last month (May 28), the ABS published their annual “Australian Industry” release which looked at a wide array of comparative industry performance measures for the Australian economy in the 2008/09 financial year. The results for mining are probably worth going over considering the hyperbole venting […]

Essential Report – Stimpak Support

Essential Report – Stimpak Support

This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 43 (down 2)/ 39 (up 1) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 54/46 the same way – a two point increase to the Coalition. The Greens and the broad “Others” are unchanged on 9 a piece. This comes from a rolling […]

From Boom To Bust – How Employment Has Changed

From Boom To Bust – How Employment Has Changed

Ever wondered where we are all working these days? The latest release of the ABS Labor Force Survey tells us.(click to expand) Health care and social assistance industries have come in as Australia’s largest employer in February, beating the retail sector for only the second time (the first being back in August 2009). Together, these […]

How many hours did we work this month?

How many hours did we work this month?

The ABS has released a new series to accompany their Labour Force Survey results called Aggregate Monthly Hours Worked, which you can read all about over at the ABS site. It’s a nifty new series that the ABS describes as: To complement the existing weekly actual hours worked original estimates, the ABS has developed estimates […]