Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says 1 million jobs have been created over the past five and a half years. But Opposition Leader Tony Abbott Opposition claims unemployment is marching towards 800,000. Can they both be right?
Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus has called for an end to Australia's uncapped temporary working visa system.
To date, the quantitative literature on the employment impacts of the circular economy is still scarce. This study is the first of its kind to review the available studies on this increasingly important policy issue.
This paper provides a summary of the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed based on data from the 33rd ANUpoll which collected information from 3,155 Australians over the period 14-27 April 2020. It is the first longitudinal survey data on the impact of COVID-19...
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevention of further decline in aggregate employment and turning it around are high on the agenda of policymakers. This paper develops a multivariate time series model of employment in 19 sectors of the Australian economy.
This paper provides a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes, income, financial stress, social cohesiveness, political attitudes, subjective wellbeing, and psychological distress.
Australia has been highly successful at managing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on local health outcomes. The business community stands ready to step-up and stand side by side with state and federal governments to safely re-open the economy and to provide and promote safe workplaces for...
The author of this report discusses the economic impact the COVID-19 lockdown may have on the New Zealand economy.
The COVID-19 outbreak will likely lead to a significant economic recession. The NZ government's pandemic response has rightly prioritised maintaining employment and the ability of firms to recover quickly when the crisis abates. This report compares wage subsidy schemes in Canada and Australia with New...