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Shirley Jackson

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Coming of age in a crisis: young workers, COVID-19, and the Youth Guarantee

This report looks at the state of youth unemployment and underutilisation in Australia both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and forecasts a likely trajectory for youth unemployment in the months and years ahead.
Report

The super freeze: what you’ve lost

This analysis looks at the rate of real wage growth in the five years since the implementation of the freeze on the Superannuation Guarantee rate and quantifies the amount of superannuation workers have lost as a result of the freeze.
Report

At the coalface: work, community and climate change

This report is an analysis of the industrial profiles of Mackay, Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It reveals that forcing workers in the coal mining sector out of their jobs, without ensuring alternative employment with similar wages and benefits, would have devastating consequences for...
Briefing paper

Degrees north: vocational and university education in Australia and Nordic countries

Australia should consider whether it wants a higher education and vocational training system more like that of Finland or more like the USA, according to this report from The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre.