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Under a cloud of rising debt, soaring house prices and the struggle to find secure, full-time employment, today’s young Australians are facing a very real possibility that their generation will be the first to be worse off than their parents.
While today’s young people...
The Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) commissioned this report to explore how South Australia’s strengths in the arts and cultural industries could further support the state’s economic agenda.
Australia's future will depend on how well it develops the ‘human capital’ of its population.
A well-performing schooling system is fundamental. It benefits individuals, the functioning and cohesion of society and the performance of the economy. The importance of school education has increased with...
This paper addresses the question of how effectively youth wages and reduced minimum shift lengths promote fairness and equality.
It focuses on the majority of young workers employed on a casual or part-time basis in the retail, hospitality and fast food industries4 under the...
This edition of the bi-annual report explores the transition of young people from schools and training institutions into the labour market, a phase marking a critical period in the life cycle.
In this latest report in an annual series on the employment and education situation of young Australians, two significant long-term trends are apparent:the stability of working life for young people has steadily decreased Australia’s economic prosperity is consistently not being passed...
The debate about the Australian Government’s funding for schools has been reinvigorated by its school funding review—the first comprehensive government appraisal of school funding since the early 1970s. In 2009, the Australian Government restructured its funding for schools, particularly for government schools, as a result...
It is only a year since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) plunged most wealthy nations into recession. Australia escaped a ‘technical recession’ but unemployment rose by one third. Young people were among the worst affected because employers put new hires on hold, waiting for the...
This research explored the experiences of 22 women as they navigated the family law system following their separation from a relationship in which they had experienced domestic violence. The research highlights the inadequacies of the current system in protecting women and children from...
This paper sets out the main issues being considered by the Commission in this new inquiry.
The federal government has directed the Commission to give consideration to and advise on:
• demand for the workforce’s services, with particular regard to the skill sets...