Working paper
21 March 2017

This report examines trends in participation in vocational education and training, and attainment of vocational qualifications, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during 2002–15....

10 March 2017

Includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s...

3 March 2017

Examines labour exploitation in the Australian construction industry, with a particular focus on temporary migrant workers.

Discussion paper
2 March 2017

This Issues Paper addresses two primary questions: first, how will outcomes for NDIS participants vary in different urban contexts and domains? And, second, in what ways will the NDIS drive wider...

24 February 2017

Labor is creating unrealistic expectations by refusing to accept the decision of the umpire it created.

20 February 2017

This report focuses on the settlement of displaced people under the offshore component of Australia’s humanitarian migration program, by proposing a three-pronged approach to improve settlement...

Audio program
16 February 2017

Social researchers say the trend to part-time work is placing a heavy financial burden on families, and is also seeing the nation undergo a significant social change.

7 February 2017

The Summer 2017 edition of the NSW Economic Update presents a current snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian States and Territories.

2 February 2017

Annually produced each year, this report provides a marker of how New Zealand is doing as a nation.

31 January 2017

This article argues that a model that uses expert support to build employers’ capacity is proving a necessary first step to increase workplace participation for people with disability.