Australia’s teachers are burnt out and fed up. Here’s why

Australia’s teachers are burnt out and fed up. Here’s why

Ryan Johnstone’s friends were always shocked when he’d describe his typical week as a high school English teacher. “[I’d work] 70 hours a week. I’d start my day at 7am and I usually would finish around 7pm,” he tells ABC RN’s This Working Life. “Or, I would have had a break [in the evening], and then I’d go … Read more

Canada’s homeownership rate falls to 20-year low, census shows

Canada’s homeownership rate falls to 20-year low, census shows

A construction worker works on a new home in Ottawa on May 27, 2021. The steady climb in home prices has pushed many would-be buyers out of the market and into rentals.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters Canada’s home ownership rate dropped to 66.5 per cent last year, new census data show, the lowest level since the turn of … Read more

Shuvinai Ashoona explores new forms in Vancouver at Granville gallery residency

Shuvinai Ashoona explores new forms in Vancouver at Granville gallery residency

Children looking into classroom by artist Shuvinai Ashoona. Ashoona has been in Vancouver for a month, working at the New Leaf Editions print studio on Granville Island.Handout When visitors dropped by a Vancouver print studio to see Kinngait artist Shuvinai Ashoona this week she was too busy drawing to chat. Instead, her recent efforts, dangling … Read more

What happens to public art when it’s no longer wanted?

What happens to public art when it’s no longer wanted?

Artist Lilian Broca produced a five-panel series that hung at the City Hall cafeteria in Vancouver, but for years has been unable to find them.Alana Paterson/The Globe and Mail This is a mystery story about art. In the 1970s, Vancouver buildings filled up with paintings, murals, mosaics, tapestries, and even statues as money flowed from … Read more

Government asks ACCC to investigate child care cost increases, provide interim report before subsidy change

Government asks ACCC to investigate child care cost increases, provide interim report before subsidy change

The federal government says its decision to launch an inquiry into rising child care costs next year is to make sure its spending targets the main causes of price hikes. Key points: According to the government the cost of child care has risen by 41 per cent over the last eight years The ACCC will be … Read more

German artist Thomas Demand rebuilds mysterious Japanese karaoke bar in Toronto’s MOCA

German artist Thomas Demand rebuilds mysterious Japanese karaoke bar in Toronto’s MOCA

German artist Thomas Demand stands in front of his photograph ‘Foundation’ in his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto on Sept. 15.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail They have opened a new karaoke bar in the lobby at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. It’s a tiny venue – a pint-sized plywood cabin … Read more

Gig economy and ‘Uberisation’ overhaul as Albanese government preps laws to change employment

Gig economy and ‘Uberisation’ overhaul as Albanese government preps laws to change employment

Minimum wages, job security and better conditions could be coming for millions of Australian workers in the so-called “gig economy”. The federal government is consulting on new laws to boost work security for millions of Australian workers, while new platforms offering better conditions, and a labour shortage, are making it harder for apps to attract … Read more

Nearly half of NYC workers back in Manhattan offices: poll

Nearly half of NYC workers back in Manhattan offices: poll

New Yorkers are starting to trickle back to work after more than two years of remote employment during the COVID-19 pandemic — with Manhattan offices 49% occupied on an average weekday, a new survey from the Partnership for New York shows. The newest back-to-work figure for mid-September represents a significant jump from April, when Manhattan … Read more

James Cook University to cut 130 jobs to combat dramatic drop in student enrolment

James Cook University to cut 130 jobs to combat dramatic drop in student enrolment

A North Queensland university is planning to slash 10 per cent of its workforce as student enrolment continues to plummet. Key points: JCU plans to cut 130 jobs, about a tenth of its workforce  It hopes to claw back millions of dollars lost by a drop in student enrolment The university said more redundancies could be … Read more

Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for Sept. 2-8 – TribDem.com

Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for Sept. 2-8 – TribDem.com

Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for Sept. 2-8  TribDem.com