Employment

Report

14 Dec 2018

This report sets out the panel's 11 recommendations on the future of employment services. The panel recommends service delivery to be grounded in digital and supported with face-to-face services for those who need them. They recommend a more user friendly and personalised new system, built...

Report

13 Dec 2018

Australia’s enterprise bargaining system is crumbling rapidly in private sector workplaces, according to the findings in this report from the Centre for Future Work.

Report

9 Dec 2018

This report explores how predictive tools affect equity throughout the entire hiring process. It examines some popular tools that many employers currently use, and offers recommendations for further scrutiny and reflection. It concludes that without active measures to mitigate them, bias will arise in predictive...

Working paper

30 Nov 2018

Coal mine closure is, in large part, about mitigating impacts on people and communities. This report outlines “Just Transition for All” principles that can achieve meaningful outcomes for mine-affected communities.

Chapter

29 Nov 2018

The new work reality

For at least the past century, the prospect of a good job that pays a fair wage has been part of Australia’s promise to our young people. Australia has experienced relatively strong economic growth, high wages and relatively low...

Report

15 Nov 2018

At a time when all jobs, whether in a coffee shop or a bank, can seemingly be described as creative, you’d be forgiven for thinking the word had lost all meaning in the labour market. However, this first piece of research from the Creative Industries...

Journal article

15 Nov 2018

This paper examines the impacts of the flagship of the sharing economy—Uber—on workers employed in conventional taxi services.

Discussion paper

1 Nov 2018

Benefits of the digital economy are evident in everyday life, but there are significant concerns that these benefits may not be appropriately reflected in official statistics. The measurement of the net benefits of new and disappearing products depends on what type of price index the...

Report

1 Nov 2018

Students are being faced with a false choice between the liberal arts and technical fields. Philosophy, English, and history majors are warned to prepare for un- or underemployment, while classmates in engineering and computer science are assumed to have six-figure salaries waiting after graduation....

Blog post

31 Oct 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the next instalment of data from the survey of Pregnancy and Employment Transitions. This little known survey is conducted every six years as a special topic in the November Labour Force Survey. The first survey was undertaken...

Guide

30 Oct 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of the different types of people who are not in the labour force, gives an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides, designed to...

Report

Evidence from micro-businesses in the UK, Ireland and USA
26 Oct 2018

The advent of Industry 4.0 emphasises the potential importance of digital adoption for sustained competitiveness. Here, based on new survey data for over 9,000 firms in the UK, Ireland and USA we consider whether digital adoption provides a new mechanism through which firms’ growth ambition...

Report

15 Oct 2018

This statistical snapshot sheds light on the contribution of the small business sector to the Australian economy using key economic indicators such as employment and Industry Value Added (IVA).

Working paper

1 Oct 2018

We explore the rise of the so-called “gig economy” through the lens of Uber and its drivers in the United Kingdom. Using administrative data from Uber and a new representative survey of London drivers, we explore their backgrounds, earnings, and well-being. We find that the...

Working paper

1 Oct 2018

This paper addresses two questions: what characteristics are associated with entrepreneurship (starting a self-employed business); and which sorts of entrepreneurs are more successful (create jobs)?

Report

19 Sep 2018

The world of work is changing. In Australia and elsewhere, policymakers face the challenge of responding to trends and proactively preparing the nation and its workers for the employment landscape of tomorrow.

Policy

17 Sep 2018

As Australia’s seventh largest city and global gateway for northern NSW, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism.

This first-ever Metropolitan Plan for Greater Newcastle, and first for a non-capital city in Australia, aims to capitalise...

Report

1 Sep 2018

Technological innovation is transforming economic exchange. Just a decade ago, the Online Platform Economy comprised a handful of marketplaces connecting independent sellers to buyers of physical goods. Today, many consumers use software platforms to procure almost any kind of good or service from independent suppliers...

Working paper

1 Sep 2018

The American labor market is increasingly unequal, characterized by extraordinary returns to work at the top of the market but rising precarity and instability at the bottom of the market. Research on precarious work and its consequences has overwhelmingly focused on the economic dimension of...

Submission

10 Aug 2018

The Brotherhood is pleased to make this submission to inform the next iteration of employment services. Our contribution identifies the key factors constraining the current system and proposes a different way forward, underpinned by recommendations for reform.

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