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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its average weekly earnings report which does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking the average weekly earnings and multiplying them by 52, it's possible to work out the average annual wage in Australia. Here's how much you should be earning.

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The internet is full of advice on improving your resume. But what if you're just starting out in the workforce? Creating a resume from scratch can be a daunting task. What should you include? What should you leave out? What order does everything go in? If you're staring at a blank page with no idea what to do, this comprehensive checklist has the answers.

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Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. According to a recent survey from Glassdoor, a whopping 39 per cent of employees believe they are not receiving fair pay in their current job. But it’s hard for them to be sure.

Here are 15 signs you’re paid less than you should be.

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Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it's true? I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I'm a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)?

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Today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, an annual holiday for practicing Jedis, Sith Lords and hardcore fans of George Lucas' phenomenally successful space opera. To celebrate, we've assembled six life lessons from the making of Star Wars that can help steer any business career in the right direction (including Lucas-esque blunders to avoid). May the fourth be with you!

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There's no shortage of resume tips on the internet, but word selection is one area that's often overlooked. Believe it or not, your verb choices can have a serious impact on how your resume is received by prospective hirers — even if the listed skills and achievements remain otherwise unchanged. This infographic from Eapplicants lists 22 action verbs that have been proven to strengthen resumes, along with a multitude of extra tips.

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Dear Lifehacker, I work in a call centre and always have bits of spare time between my calls. It adds up to a lot of time wasted per day but the time between calls isn't huge. Are there any things I can be doing to further myself in this time? Maybe learning a language? I'd be interested in what ideas you guys might have!

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It might not come as any surprise to anyone with their email account connected to a smartphone, but Australians are finding it increasingly hard to switch off after work. While the problem has increased across all states and genders, there are some fields of work that are more susceptible.

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If you dream of travelling to far flung places to teach English, then becoming qualified is the first step. Globally, CELTA is the highest regarded qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. Because it’s internationally respected, it’s a very intensive course and is a steep learning curve. I’ll admit it was exhausting at times and I became a coffee addict while training for my certificate. I loved it prior to starting the course, but it soon became more than love, it became a necessity.

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In July last year Centrelink rolled out a new automated income matching system for detecting and recovering debts. It became known as "Robodebt" and was designed to help the Department of Human Services collect $4.5 million in debt every day. In that sense, it was super efficient. Too efficient, even.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has just released a detailed report into the failings of the OCI - calling the system "poorly planned, deficient and unclear", confirming up to 20 per cent (possibly $3,075,503 worth) of demands to repay debt were incorrectly issued.

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A 40 per cent tax rate on multinational companies that use overseas tax havens to avoid paying tax in Australia was passed by the Senate last night. The diverted profits tax (DPT), also known as the “Google tax”, will begin on 1 July, 2017.