Jim Stanford

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

Briefing paper
23 March 2017

This briefing note critically reviews several proposals from government and business leaders on a range of 'transition mechanisms' to ease economic hardship on workers affected by proposed Sunday...

Briefing paper
22 December 2016

This paper considers the likely impact of a paid domestic violence leave provision on the payroll costs of employers.

Blog post
15 December 2016

A recent Australia Institute Centre for Future Work report highlights three threats to the place of paid holidays in Australian life.

28 November 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.

Briefing paper
24 November 2016

This paper recommends that if government genuinely wants to make housing more affordable, it should turn its attention to the real causes of soaring housing prices: by cooling off property...

10 August 2016

Work one hour a week and you’re not counted as unemployed. That’s why the numbers look better than they are, writes Jim Stanford.

8 August 2016

The economic arguments in favour of cutting penalties (as advocated by lobbyists for the retail and hospitality sectors) are deeply flawed, writes Jim Standford.

Discussion paper
9 June 2016

An attempt to dig beneath vague claims about economic competence and friendliness to business, and consider more concrete indicators of economic progress.

2 June 2016

This paper lists ten key policy levers that have been invoked in other countries to support manufacturing – and which could play a positive role here, too, so long as government gives the sector...