Perhaps in marked contrast to the lack of political collaboration in the USA a joint roundtable stemming from the collaboration between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the Buisiness Council of Australia (BCA), and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) found there are major barriers towards getting unemployed people into jobs and discussed the potential for new approaches such as ‘demand-led’ employment to meet the needs of both employers and people disadvantaged in the labour market. The first-of-its-kind alliance between the three organisations was established earlier this month to tackle entrenched disadvantage by working collaboratively towards providing employment opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market, and giving employers access to workers who meet their skills needs. READ MORE (Thanks fo Tim Williams of Australia for this tip)

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