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What Victoria’s abattoir rules mean for the supply and price of meat

With Victoria’s declaration of a state of disaster and imposition of Stage 4 restrictions, many Melburnians have returned to panic buying. Supermarket shelves across the city have been stripped of canned goods, fresh vegetables and meat. The meat buying, at least, makes some sense. After aged care homes, meat-p…

America has corn and Asia has rice. It’s time Australia had a native staple food

Only 1% of Australia’s native food sector is produced by Indigenous people.

There’s serious talk about a “job guarantee”, but it’s not that straightforward

It will take a mix of measures to ensure that high unemployment is only temporary.

Sure, let’s bring production onshore, but it might not ensure supplies

OPINION: “The best way to achieve supply chain robustness is to build supply chains involving more than one supplier, located in more than one national territory.”

Why Melbourne’s supermarket shortages will quickly pass

The only thing stopping supply returning to normal is the speed of transportation and restocking.

Low-paid, young women: the grim truth about who this recession is hitting hardest

Young people account for one in two of the jobs lost in accommodation and food services, arts and recreation services and retail trade.

Disagreeability, neuroticism and stress: what drives panic buying during the COVID-19 pandemic

Findings suggest panic buyers are likely to feel a lack of control in their lives, stocking up on items gives them a sense of security in one part of their lives.

The updated deal for pharmacists will help recognise their role as health experts, not just retailers

Community Pharmacy Agreement will mean more government support for services to Indigenous people.

Teleworkability in Australia: 41% of full-time and 35% of part-time jobs can be done from home

Women are more likely to have teleworkable jobs than men.

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

As online shopping increasingly provides greater revenue streams for retailers, more physical store closures are also on the cards.

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