The McKell Institute

The McKell Institute is a progressive research institute dedicated to providing practical and innovative solutions to contemporary policy challenges.

Report

Initial assessment of the impact of a COVID-19 induced economic downturn on NSW and Australian workers

This publication collates data on immediately impacted cohorts of the labour market who are already being adversely impacted by a collapse in aggregate demand resulting from strict policy responses to COVID-19, such as social distancing and travel restrictions.
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Wage-cutting strategies in the mining industry

Ausralia’s resource sector historically delivers good paying jobs to workers in regional and rural Australia. But increasingly, these jobs are being casualised, and in many cases replaced with contractual labour, procured through labour-hire. This report explores the broader economic impact of these wage-cutting strategies that...
Policy report

Economic benefits of universal superannuation

This report outlines the evidence that universal superannuation has benefitted and will continue to benefit all Australians. It also provides confirmation of the large benefits to Australians and the Australian economy from increasing the Superannuation Guarantee from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.
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Opportunities in change: responding to the future of work

The nature of work in Australia is rapidly changing as technology drives innovation. This report provides a snapshot of today’s Australian labour market, the forces that are shaping it, and the blind-spots that need to be addressed if we are to succeed in a competitive...
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Disability and rare disease: towards person centered care for Australians with rare diseases

Many Australians with rare diseases aren’t receiving the treatment they deserve. This report uses comprehensive survey data gathered from Australians with rare diseases, and their carers, to identify gaps in treatment and outline how services, including the NDIS, can deliver better health outcomes.