Centre of Full Employment and Equity


Creating a New Geography of Functional Economic Regions to Analyse Aspects of Labour Market Performance in Australia

A new geography of Functional Economic Regions (FERs) has been created across the large metropolitan city regions and across the non-metropolitan areas of the nation. The demarcation of FRRs, which are formed on spatial building blocks known as SLAs (Statistical Local Areas), uses a methodology...

Locked-in casual employment

This paper provides an up-to-date examination of the hypothesis that under certain circumstances casual workers can become trapped into a work history of repetitive casual jobs with little chance of escape. Australia experienced strong economic growth between 1992 and 2008 and the subsequent employment growth...

A 21st century solution to skill shortages in Australia

This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-skilled internationally competitive labour force in Australia. It argues for replacing the current policy of maintaining labour underutilisation as a productivity driver, with a national system of counter-cyclical public sector employment (Job Guarantee)...

Dynamic tracking of the Employment Vulnerability Index against Centrelink labour market payments data

This paper explains and demonstrates the new tools that CofFEE has developed to map the EVI assessments against the claims for unemployment benefits from Centrelink. In March 2008, the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) and the Griffith University’s Urban Research Program (URP) published...

Modern monetary theory interviews

Modern Monetary Theory interviews recorded on May 29, 2009 at Newcastle, Australia.