David Hayward

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Victoria's social economy: social opportunity, economic growth

This report examines the growth of artificial intelligence and its effects on the current and future workforce, and concludes this will not replace the complex work of physical and social services delivered by humans any time soon. As other workforces diminish in the face of...

An unfair go? Government funding of government and non-government school education

Although universities are the only area of education spending solely funded by the Commonwealth, they received only one-third of the increase in education spending in this year's federal budget. Once again, argue David Hayward and Alexis Esposto, the budget shifted funds away from government education...

An unnecessary act?

The Victorian government is in the process of cutting around 300 positions from the head office of the Department of Education and Training. In this paper, David Hayward looks at why the cuts are being made and whether they are justified.
Briefing paper

The 2002/2003 Victorian state budget: How good is it for Victorian social policy?

The recent Victorian state budget received rave reviews from the social sector on the day it was brought down last month. But how good was it? asks David Hayward in his post-budget analysis for the Victorian Council of Social Service.

Breaking a nasty habit? Gaming policy and politics in the state of Victoria

Last year, poker machine losses surged past the $2.3b mark, up almost 10% - or $141m - on the previous year. This growth occurred despite the industry introducing its own Responsible Code of Practice in 1997 and despite the Bracks Labor government introducing a range...