Opinion

Anthony Albanese's got a tough job ahead dealing with jobs

By Zoe Wundenberg
June 7 2022 - 5:30am
Anthony Albanese's campaign promised to prioritise a jobs summit. Now is the time. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Labor prime minister John Curtin released the Full Employment White Paper in 1945, designed to guide the Australian labour market post-World War II, founded on the idea that everyone who wanted employment and was available, should be able to secure work. However, this wasn't just a feel-good social policy after the period of extreme global struggle throughout the first half of the 20th century; it was an economic one with a positive social-spin.