Smh notes downside to record employment

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Last updated on August 10th, 2017 at 10:17 am

On the eve of Anzac Day, the Sydney Morning Herald found a war theme to illustrate this screaming front-page lead on Australia’s employment killing fields:

More than 310,000 Australians aged under 25 have suffered work-related injuries or diseases over the past 10 years, almost equal to the number of Australians killed and wounded during the first and second world wars.

So a work-related dislocation or cut is comparable to being killed or wounded in combat. Work is hell.

Another 500 young workers were killed in the 10 years – an alarming toll compiled by the Herald using the national workers’ compensation database.

The Herald will be kicking itself when it realises how similar is this alarming toll to the number of Australians killed in Vietnam. Chance missed, kids.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/24/2006 at 02:07 PM
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