Flagpost is a blog on current issues of interest to members of the Australian Parliament.
Public sector reform
During the 2022 federal election campaign, the Labor Party included improving the Australian Public Service (APS) within its raft of policy commitments. This article examines the key issues likely to influence plans for reform, taken from the ALP’s policy positions, inquiries initiated by the previous...
Identity matters: sexual identity in Australia
This article provides some statistics on sexual identity in Australia.
Snapshot of women in the Australian workforce, 2021
This article provides a brief overview of women’s participation in the Australian workforce, providing some key rates with age breakdowns, part-time employment rates, employment status and involvement in leadership roles.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at work
This article provides a snapshot of employment by a range of characteristics, as well as some earlier data from a comparable ABS source. Figures in this article refer to people aged 15 to 74 years, unless otherwise specified.
The impact of COVID-19 on Australian higher education and overseas students—what do the numbers say?
This post provides an overview of some key data to understand the status of the higher education sector prior to COVID-19, and the emerging impact of the pandemic.