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Jobs Australia

Report

Faces of unemployment: September 2018

This report looks behind the headline unemployment statistics to reveal who is affected, why it’s no easy matter for most unemployed people to secure a job, and the disturbing growth in long-term unemployment. It also look at the chances people on unemployment payments have of...
Report

Faces of unemployment: April 2020

The report was prepared before the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent announcement of a six-month payment that effectively doubles the rate of the JobSeeker Allowance (Newstart) and Youth Allowance. Nonetheless, the report provides important insights that could be applied by government to effectively reduce long-term...
Discussion paper

Reforming employment assistance: a blueprint for the future

Executive summary: Australia’s employment service system delivers unemployment-related assistance to approximately 1.6m Australians annually. These services are delivered through Jobs Services Australia (JSA) by more than 100 contracted providers at more than 2,000 sites across Australia. This crucial support is enabled through the large investment...
Report

A question of balance: principles, contracts and the government-not-for-profit relationship

This report examines the contractual relationship between governments and non-for-profit organisations for the provision of services, particularly employment services.