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Igor Dosen

Research & Inquiries Officer, Parliamentary Library & Information Service (Victoria)
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Labour rights in the gig economy: an explainer

Analysis shows that workers in the gig economy tend to have lower wages than employees. They also often miss out on a number of other benefits. Further, their classification as independent contractors has implications on their tax status and superannuation. This research note examines how...
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The cost of living: an explainer

This research paper examines the cost of living in Melbourne and Victoria through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally.
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Victorian economic snapshot: February 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...
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Cryptocurrency and blockchain explained

This paper provides a brief introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain.
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Housing affordability in Victoria

Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?