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Jim Stanford

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The Australia Institute

Jim Stanford is an economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute.


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Briefing paper

21 Jun 2017

Ahead of a national manufacturing summit, this report outlines the manufacturing industry’s dogged resilience in difficult times, its importance to the Australian economy, and its more hopeful future prospects.

The report identifies several indicators which suggest that the economic...

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Research report

02 May 2017

Australians continue to debate the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to reduce Sunday and holiday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. This report investigates the prevalence of weekend work in other sectors of Australia’s economy - and confirms the overall economic importance...

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Briefing paper

23 Mar 2017

Government and business leaders have proposed a range of possible “transition” mechanisms to ease the economic hardship, and defuse political anger, following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for work on Sundays and public holidays in the retail and hospitality industries...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

This paper considers the likely utilisation of paid family and domestic violence leave provisions if they are extended (as has been proposed) to apply to all paid employees in Australia.

The paper reviews the actual experience of several Australian employers which have already implemented...

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Blog post

15 Dec 2016

Holidays are important. We dream about them. We plan them. We take them on our own, with family, and with friends. Paid holidays are among the greatest social achievements of workers, reformers and the labour movement. Paid annual leave democratises the holiday and allows millions of Australians...

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Commentary

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28 Nov 2016

Short commentary article summarizing findings and policy implications of a research paper on threats to access to, and utilisation of, paid holiday leave in Australian employment. Written by Troy Henderson and Jim Stanford, and published by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute...

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Briefing paper

24 Nov 2016

Remember when Prime Minister Turnbull and Immigration Minister Dutton blamed unionized construction workers for the high cost of housing in Australia? The idea that workers (not property speculators or bankers) are to blame for the property bubble is pretty far-fetched - in fact, it sparked a...

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Commentary

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10 Aug 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia, like central bankers around the world, is sailing in uncharted waters. In its recent Monetary Policy Report the RBA acknowledged inflation will not likely recover to its target range (between 2 and 3 per cent) until 2019, despite record-low interest rates. The...

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Commentary

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08 Aug 2016

Penalty rates for working on weekends were an important 'sleeper' issue in the recent federal election. On the surface, both Labor and the Coalition agreed the future of penalty rates would be determined by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). But that superficial consensus couldn’t hide deep...

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Discussion paper

09 Jun 2016

Public opinion polls indicate that voters regularly rank economic issues at the top of their list of concerns and priorities when electing their governments. In response, it is not surprising that political candidates emphasize their economic credentials in appealing for voter support. The...

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