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Brendan Coates

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No one left behind: why Australia should lock in full employment

This report shows why Australia should aim to lock in full employment – where everyone who wants a job can find a job. It demonstrates that all workers suffer when unemployment is high, but the most vulnerable workers suffer the most.
Guide

Migrants in the Australian workforce: a guidebook for policy makers

The COVID crisis highlights how important migrant workers are to the Australian economy, yet the role migrants play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook seeks to fill that knowledge gap so policy-makers can reform the system to supercharge the economic benefits of...
Report

Fixing temporary skilled migration: a better deal for Australia

This report highlights how the current temporary skilled migration program in Australia is unpopular with the public, squanders many of the potential benefits of temporary skilled migration, and enables unscrupulous employers to exploit workers.
Policy report

Orange Book 2022: policy priorities for the federal government

Building on research and analysis published by Grattan Institute since it was founded 13 years ago, this report identifies reforms to boost incomes, improve health and education, create better transport links, make housing more affordable, generate meaningful progress on climate change, and strengthen Australia’s political...
Report

Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID

This report argues that once 80 per cent of the Australian population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – the nation can begin to ‘live with' COVID-19.