Unemployment

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Discussion paper

The reconstruction memorandum: building back better or just bigger?

This discussion paper from the Australia Institute outlines how Australia could emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as one of the richest countries in the world, while gaining long-lasting benefits from economic stimulus projects and a renewed faith in the effectiveness of democratic governance.
Discussion paper

Mutual obligation after COVID-19: the work for the dole time bomb

Per Capita's key recommendation in this report is that 'work for the dole' be disbanded and replaced with a genuine work experience program for people experiencing long term unemployment. A work experience program could be established through community economic regeneration grants for job creation projects.
Report

COVID-19, employment stress and student vulnerability in Australia

This report examines the impact of employment stress on children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing. It provides an overview of international evidence, including research covering previous recessions.
Discussion paper

Gender experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown

This paper examines the differential experiences of men and women during the dramatic changes to the labour market caused by the health response to COVID-19 and evaluates the likely impact of stimulating different industries on men and women.
Briefing paper

The macroeconomic impact of the NSW public sector pay cut

The NSW government plan to cut the pay of public servants and spend more money on capital works will likely lead to a reduction of 1,100 jobs, according to this analysis by the Australia Institute.
Discussion paper

Evaluating the Cashless Debit Card: how will it solve poverty and unemployment?

This paper explores data from two early reports related to an evaluation of the trial of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) roll-out in the Electoral Division of Hinkler, Queensland, which began in January 2019.
Report

Will Australian charities be COVID-19 casualties or partners in recovery? A financial health check

This report forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis if financial supports, such as JobKeeper and lease and loan deferrals, come to an end in October.
Report

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 2: who is affected?

This report provides the human face of poverty in Australia and explains who is most affected and at risk. Looked at through the varied aspects of life – our age, gender, family relationships, paid work and sources of income, disability and other characteristics - the...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Labor claims unemployment in Qld highest in 11 years

Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk claims there are almost 31,000 more Queenslanders without a job since March 2012 and blames the Liberal government for the rise.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Jobs and unemployment: What's the real story in Tasmania?

Tasmanian permier Lara Giddings says 3,300 new jobs were created in the past six months. But opposition leader Will Hodgman claims 10,000 full-time jobs have been lost under the Labor-Green minority Government. Who is right?