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Each year the Fair Work Commission is presented with submissions that are used to determine the minimum wage of millions of Australian workers. The submissions presented to the Fair Work Commission however, are largely based on vested interests with powerful unions and business advocacy groups...
This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.
Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics CEO, presents his views on the slow pace of change surrounding the greater adoption of the concept of evidence-based policy.
What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...
To produce evidence with ‘impact’, and know how to ‘make evidence count’, we need to understand the policy process and how evidence is produced and used in a complex system.
Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs.
Part memoir, this is a book is about the realities of politics, public policy making and administration from the perspective of a one-time farmer, economic researcher and political practitioner, John Kerin, Australian Government Minister for Primary Industry then Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, 1983-1991....
The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Social Policy section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits on google analytics.
The most popular topic was asylum seekers, reflecting how prominent the issue has been in Australian politics. Other reports...
The ABC’s decision this week to reinvigorate regional journalism is a positive step. The challenge now is to embed journalists where they are needed most. This will be no easy feat for city-based ABC managers trying to navigate regional and rural Australia’s changing, uneven and...
This case study explores HomeGround Real Estate, an innovative model of delivering affordable housing pioneered by HomeGround Services (now Launch Housing) in Victoria.
While most affordable housing initiatives focus on increasing stock of new social housing, HomeGround Real Estate represents an intervention in a...