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Jobs availability snapshot 2017

This report shines a spotlight on what the job market is really like for those facing the greatest barriers to work – people who may not have qualifications or experience to draw on, those trying to re-enter the workforce after a long break, or those...

Excessive hours, unpaid overtime and the future of work: an update

This report examines the ongoing polarisation in Australian employment patterns, between those with full-time, relatively secure jobs, and a growing portion of people working part-time, casual, temporary, or insecure positions.

Renewable energy jobs: future growth in Australia - 2017 supplement

Australia could miss out on 20,000 potential jobs in the electricity sector under the federal government’s projections for the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to this report.

Towards a workable global emissions scheme – building on our relative strengths

The leading authorities on climate change have indicated that countries should be aiming to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at 550 ppmv of CO2. This will restrict global warming to about 2.8°C, which is the upper limit for averting the worst impacts of climate change. It...
Blog post

Use of 2016 Census data to inform on electorate level employment

The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...

Australian employee salary/wages DATAbase by detailed occupation, location and year (2002-14); (plus Sole Traders)

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) made a dataset openly available (see links) showing all the Australian Salary and Wages (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) by detailed occupation (around 1,000) and over 100 SA4 regions. Sole Trader sales and earnings are also provided. This open data (csv)...

Characteristics and use of casual employees in Australia

There has been discussion about the growth of casual employment in Australia over the past few decades with suggestions it is an insecure, precarious and non-preferred form of employment. This analysis sheds further light on whether preferences of casual workers are being met.
Journal article

Implications of work time flexibility for health promoting behaviours

This article reviews evidence regarding the influence of flexible work time on health behaviour and outcomes as relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

Employees no longer: on the federal government's proposals for contractors

The federal government is committed to removing laws restricting the use of independent contractor arrangements. Yet many independent contractors are really dependent workers. Changing the law, then, will produce a new class of workers who are effectively employees but no longer recognised and protected as...

Westpac diversity dividend report

Australian businesses have made significant progress in improving diversity in leadership in recent years. But, there is still much more that needs to be done.