Labour supply

Blog post

5 Dec 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released additional results from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. This includes information about people who work: where they work; who they work for; what type of work they do; their hours of work; and how they...

Research report

4 Dec 2017

The 2008 global financial crisis remains the defining event in Australia’s youth unemployment story, and long-term unemployment presents a threat for a new generation.

Remarkably, 18.4 per cent of all young unemployed 15–24 year olds in September 2017 had been out of work for...

Report

22 Nov 2017

To investigate the prevalence of overwork and unpaid overtime, the Centre for Future Work commissioned a survey of over 1400 Australians on the incidence of overwork and Australian attitudes toward it. The results are surprising.

Highlights include:

There is...

Research report

21 Nov 2017

The National Temporary Migrant Work Survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia. The survey draws on responses from 4,322 temporary migrants across 107 nationalities of every region in the world,...

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

The benefits of the Adani coal mine have been readily discussed and debated. Equally important but rarely discussed are the many electorates that stand to lose out from the development of the Galilee Basin. In some cases, the winners and losers share an electorate....

Report

19 Oct 2017

This report tells a story that will surprise many. They show a grave situation for people with barriers to work, despite one of the strongest periods of growth in full-time employment in Australia for some time. In our sample month of May 2017, there were...

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This paper sets out the vision the Business Council of Australia has of creating a culture of lifelong learning and building a universal education system for Australians across schools, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education (HE).

The Business Council aspires to a...

Research report

28 Sep 2017

Background

SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically focusses on barriers that current...

Article

21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses. That is the conclusion of newly-published research from a special symposium on...

Report

14 Aug 2017

The Australian public is lukewarm in its overall support of foreign investment. However, its contribution to local employment is widely regarded positively. This is particularly important at a time when Australia’s labour market is softening and wages are growing at their slowest pace on record....

Research report

14 Aug 2017

The decline in Australia’s working male population is a constant and serious trend that, unfortunately, is rarely discussed. Yet this silent crisis brings significant consequences for Australia, for the rapidly growing cohort of jobless men themselves and for their families and children.

Worst of...

Report

13 Jul 2017

This report is concerned with prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Specifically, it examines how the prices set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are:

• affecting disability support workers;

• enabling employers of...

Research report

6 Jul 2017

This paper, a companion to the Monthly Statistical Bulletin published by the Parliamentary Library, provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these with Australian averages.

Each table presents data...

Report

28 Jun 2017

This helpful resource for job seekers, students, careers advisers and those exploring their career options has been released by the Department of Employment.

Australian Jobs 2017 provides a snapshot of the labour market at the national, state and regional level and for industries...

Report

7 Jun 2017

SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically focusses on barriers that current visa regulations may...

Website

26 May 2017

An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not correlate to electoral boundaries.

Interactive charts present...

Report

26 Apr 2017

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA).

It specifically...

Research report

13 Dec 2016

Executive summary

A stable and prosperous Pacific Islands region is essential for Australia’s security and foreign policy. Australia is investing significant amounts of aid in the development of the region with very mixed results. The economic, demographic, governance, and climatic challenges the Pacific...

Research report

9 Dec 2016

Temporary migrants play an important role in Australia’s workforce and student population. Little is known, however, about the migration mechanisms temporary migrants use and the associated risks these may involve.

This paper examines the role of migration brokers in alleged and finalised cases of...

Briefing paper

9 Nov 2016

This paper explores the link between the unequal distribution of caring work between women and men and the unequal outcomes in workforce participation, job opportunities, gender pay gaps and the gap in superannuation savings.

Key findings:

In Australia women spend substantially more time...