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Report

Things you can’t drop on your feet: an overview of Australia’s services sector productivity

Australia’s economy, like that of almost all other rich countries, is increasingly dominated by its service sector. This paper sheds light on the evolution of the services sector in Australia, busts some common misconceptions about services, and highlights the challenges associated with services productivity measurement...
Report

COVID-19 wage subsidy support and effects

This document provides a brief preliminary analysis of the short-run impact of COVID-19 and the government’s Covid Wage Subsidy (CWS) response on labour market flows.
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Report of Valuing the Teaching Profession - an independent inquiry

In early 2020, the NSW Teachers Federation resolved to commission an independent inquiry into the state of the teaching profession in the public schools of NSW and the significant changes that have affected the profession since 2004. This report outlines the inquiry's findings.
Briefing paper

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021: briefing note

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated just how damaging job insecurity is, not only to individual workers and their families, but to society as a whole. This briefing paper lays out the Bill’s provisions and Per Capita's arguments against them.
Briefing paper

How non-union agreements suppress wage growth – and why the Omnibus Bill will lead to more of them

This report illustrates how the Morrison Government's omnibus industrial relations bill will lead to a significant increase in employer-designed enterprise agreements (EA) that reduce workers' pay and conditions, rather than improve them—signalling a return to the WorkChoices pattern of EA-making and putting further downward pressure...
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Wage theft: the shadow market

The exploitation of temporary migrant workers in Australia is a common and known problem that appears to be endemic throughout Australian workplaces. This report focuses on the audit results of foreign language jobs advertised in NSW, excluding the horticultural industry.
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Mind the (graduate gender pay) gap

This report looks at the scale of the gender pay gap between male and female graduates and the factors that may influence this. It finds the overall graduate gender pay gap is not wholly accounted for by subject of study, type of university attended, prior...
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As if we weren't humans

This report presents findings from a July online survey of 6,105 international students and visa holders, on their experiences in Australia during COVID-19.
Briefing paper

Pay equity in community services: the consequences of federal budgetary decisions

This paper suggests that the failure of the Commonwealth to confirm that it will maintain funding for community service organisations could threaten up to 12,000 jobs in that sector, at a moment when those services are critical to Australia’s pandemic-damaged economy.
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Income and wealth

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot report outlines some of the significant changes in household incomes, household wealth and also the amount of household debt over the last forty years.