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Damian Oliver

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Digital platform work in Australia: preliminary findings from a national survey

The objectives of this research were to explore the prevalence and characteristics of digital platform work in Australia, gain insight into the characteristics and experiences of those participating in digital platform work, and understand the extent to which they combine digital platform work with other...
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Unpaid work experience in Australia: prevalence, nature and impact

Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that internships and other forms of unpaid work experience (UWE) are becoming increasingly common in Australia.
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VET: securing skills for growth

Education is at the core of a thriving economy and while Australia has historically had a comparative advantage in its highly-educated workforce, this is being eroded. At the same time, the challenges posed by emerging technologies that threaten to make current skills obsolete pose a...
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Pre-apprenticeships and their impact on apprenticeship completion and satisfaction

Giving would-be apprentices a taste of what to expect through pre-apprenticeship training does not necessarily lead to increased completion rates or course satisfaction. Pre-apprenticeship programs have attracted a great degree of interest from employers and training providers as one means of increasing apprentice satisfaction and...
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Women and WorkChoices: impacts on the low pay sector

This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.