Organisation

Centre for Future Work

Owning Institution:
Report

Public service in challenging times: the economic and social value of public sector work in Queensland

This report considers several dimensions of the economic and social contribution that is made to Queensland by its public sector workforce. It provides a review of public sector employment in Queensland, showing the qualitative and quantitative importance of the state public sector workforce and examines...
Briefing paper

Pay equity in community services: the consequences of federal budgetary decisions

This paper suggests that the failure of the Commonwealth to confirm that it will maintain funding for community service organisations could threaten up to 12,000 jobs in that sector, at a moment when those services are critical to Australia’s pandemic-damaged economy.
Report

An investment in productivity and inclusion: the economic and social benefits of the TAFE system

This research report, from the Centre for Future Work, finds that despite chronic underfunding and failed market-led VET policies, Australia’s historic investment in the TAFE system continues to generate an enormous and ongoing dividend to the Australian economy.
Report

The robots are NOT coming (and why that’s a bad thing …)

This research shows that Australia’s economy is now regressing in its use of new technology, with negative implications for productivity, incomes, and job quality. The report's findings contrast sharply with the common concern that robots and other forms of automation will threaten future job security...
Report

A fair share for Australian manufacturing

This report describes the strategic importance of the manufacturing sector to Australia's future prosperity, and provides an inventory of policy tools that could help rebuild the sector to a size proportional to Australia's domestic needs for manufactured products.