Organisation

Centre for Future Work

Owning Institution:
Report

Powering onwards: Australia’s opportunity to reinvigorate manufacturing through renewable energy

This report argues that there is clear evidence of the popularity of a renewable-powered manufacturing policy agenda with the Australian public. This support will have become even stronger due to heightened awareness of the vulnerability of global supply chains for essential manufactures, exposed by the...
Briefing paper

The same mistake twice: the self-defeating consequences of public sector pay freezes

This paper documents the harmful consequences of freezing public service pay, both for public sector workers and for the broader economy.
Briefing paper

Working from home: opportunities and risks

With many regular workplaces shut down to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19, millions of Australians are now shifting their work to home. This paper surveys the scope of home work, considers its impacts on economic and gender inequality, and proposes several policy recommendations to make...
Report

Gender inequality in Australia’s labour market: a factbook

This publication outlines evidence on over 60 different statistical indicators of gender inequality in Australia, organised into 18 different subject groupings. It paints a composite picture of how women are blocked from full participation in work and economic activity, experience greater precarity in employment, are...
Briefing paper

The long-term consequences of wage freezes for real wages, lifetime earnings, and superannuation

A wage freeze is often described as a "temporary sacrifice," that supposedly ends once normal annual wage increments are restored. However, this paper confirms that the legacy of even a temporary pay freeze is a permanent reduction in lifetime incomes and superannuation, which can easily...