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Community functioning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: analysis using the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey

This paper has four main aims: to identify a subset of community functioning measures and develop an index or set of indices; to analyse the distribution of community functioning by remoteness, sex and age; to analyse the factors associated with community functioning; and to analyse...
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Super-cycles of commodity prices since the mid-nineteenth century

This paper examines real commodity prices, suggesting four super-cycles during 1865-2009 ranging between 30-40 years with amplitudes 20-40 percent higher or lower than the long-run trend.
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A gender deduction gap

This paper uses Australian tax return data and techniques from the gender pay gap literature to explore whether men in similar economic circumstances to women claim more deductions on their tax return.
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Regional patterns of Australia’s economy and population

This working paper examines trends in incomes, employment, and demographics across Australia over the past decade. The trends outlined have been influenced by broader economic forces: a mining investment boom that boosted investment and incomes in particular regions; and the continuing shift of consumption and...
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Including forestry in an emissions trading scheme: lessons from New Zealand

This paper describes the policy changes to the New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) since 2008 that directly affect forestry; assesses the effectiveness of the scheme; explores who is benefiting from it; and outlines issues facing forestry in the ETS moving forward.
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How political systems and social welfare policies affect well-being: a literature review

A literature review of how formal institutions affect self-reported well-being.
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Basic income: trade-offs and bottom lines

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.
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CAPITA – Treasury’s microsimulation model of personal income tax and transfers

The Department of the Treasury (Australia) has developed the CAPITA model, a general-purpose, static microsimulation model, which is used to analyse the combined effect of changes to personal income tax and transfer policy on families with different income levels, family structures and living arrangements.
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Developing appropriate workforce skills for Australia's emerging digital economy: working paper

This working paper is the first publication from a project looking at the role of vocational education and training (VET) in supporting the growing need for digital skills in the Australian workforce.
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Skilled migration policy and the labour market performance of immigrants

This working paper reviews the effect of a specific migration policy change in Australia and examines whether migration policy can be used to influence immigrants’ labour market outcomes.