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Nick Dyrenfurth

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Rental nation: a plan for secure housing in Australia

Australians are renting for longer, and often permanently, as home ownership grows out of reach for generations of working and middle-class Australians. Drawing upon local and international housing trends and regulatory frameworks, this report outlines six practical policy recommendations to ensure Australia remains a country...
Policy report

Artificial Intelligence and the future of work

Governments have a vital role to play to ensure the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shared broadly across all sectors of our society. This report outlines a number of recommendations to ensure Australia rightly takes advantage of the opportunities in front of us.
Discussion paper

#changethestats: a new way of talking about unemployment

Nick Dyrenfurth argues that for too long statistics have been hiding the real economic story. Consider the latest unemployment data - ostensibly good news. But ask anyone who is working or looking for work and you’ll hear a different story.
Discussion paper

Curtin’s wish: seven big ideas for a better, fairer Australia

Australia needs a government that can get on with the job. The John Curtin Research Centre has crafted a list of seven key policies a Labor Government under Bill Shorten should push for.
Policy report

Super ideas: securing Australia’s retirement income system

This report looks at the challenges of providing a secure retirement for all Australians and the changes needed to ensure the superannuation system remains fit for purpose over the coming decades.