Organisation

John Curtin Research Centre

Policy report

Rental nation: a plan for secure housing in Australia

Australians are renting for longer, and often permanently, as home ownership grows out of reach for generations of working and middle-class Australians. Drawing upon local and international housing trends and regulatory frameworks, this report outlines six practical policy recommendations to ensure Australia remains a country...
Policy report

Artificial Intelligence and the future of work

Governments have a vital role to play to ensure the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shared broadly across all sectors of our society. This report outlines a number of recommendations to ensure Australia rightly takes advantage of the opportunities in front of us.
Discussion paper

#changethestats: a new way of talking about unemployment

Nick Dyrenfurth argues that for too long statistics have been hiding the real economic story. Consider the latest unemployment data - ostensibly good news. But ask anyone who is working or looking for work and you’ll hear a different story.
Discussion paper

Curtin’s wish: seven big ideas for a better, fairer Australia

Australia needs a government that can get on with the job. The John Curtin Research Centre has crafted a list of seven key policies a Labor Government under Bill Shorten should push for.
Discussion paper

Beyond Trump: what's unravelling America and what we can do about it

There were about 230 million Americans eligible to vote on election day in 2016. 170 million either didn’t vote or didn’t vote for Trump. This means that nearly 75 percent of American voters who could cast a vote for president didn’t vote for the man...