This report explains the complexities and challenges of the career transitions Australians face and makes recommendations to ensure everyone builds a solid foundation in career management skills.
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment in managing the integrity of payments to employment service providers.
The Typology of Employment Support Interventions (TESI) provides a shared language and method for conceptualising, designing, commissioning, selecting and evaluating employment supports for people experiencing injury, illness or disability. This guide explains the purpose of the TESI, and suggests ways to use it for funders...
'An oasis of integration in our country': evaluation of the Multicultural Enterprise Development Project
The Multicultural Enterprise Development Project was designed to assist people from refugee, humanitarian or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to improve their employment opportunities and social integration through targeted support. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the project.
This report shows why Australia should aim to lock in full employment – where everyone who wants a job can find a job. It demonstrates that all workers suffer when unemployment is high, but the most vulnerable workers suffer the most.
This paper argues that there have basically been massive continuities rather than a sudden step up in State intervention as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is illustrated by examining one regional city in Australia – Geelong in Victoria – which has successfully moved...
This action plan acts as a blueprint on how the New Zealand government can help support and encourage older people to stay in the workforce if they want or need to, and supports the government’s overall employment strategy
This study builds on previous IPA research by analysing the potential economic and employment impact of a ban on all new coal, gas and oil projects – which at a minimum would be required for Australia to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 commitment.
Proposed review framework for the list of occupational diseases in the Accident Compensation Act 2001
This discussion document provides a review of Schedule 2 of the New Zealand Accident Compensation Act 2001. The New Zealand Government welcomes views on the proposed framework, alternative options and/or any other relevant points.
Young people are one of the most significant assets in policy-making. They contribute insight from the perspective of those affected by a policy or policy change, and as our future community and business leaders. This briefing outlines how the creative, participatory method of appreciative inquiry...
This report is the committee's final substantive report. It covers a wide range of issues relating to insecure and precarious work. In this report, the committee has been able to bring together evidence on a number of remaining issues, including—critically—casual work and the impacts of...
This report argues that tech jobs are a key source of social mobility in Australia. They are one of the best and most certain way that any Australian can improve or maintain their standard of living.
Fact Check: Angus Taylor says the carbon tax destroyed one in eight manufacturing jobs. Is he correct?
Angus Taylor, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, claimed that Labor’s 2012 carbon tax destroyed one in eight manufacturing jobs, or roughly 12 per cent of the industry. Verdict: Mr Taylor’s claim is wrong.
This report from the Centre For Policy Development’s sustainable economy initiative models the impact of global decarbonisation commitments on employment and output at a Local Government Area (LGA) level in Australia.
The Recruiting for diversity project explores barriers and enablers, within organisations, that support or hinder recruiting for diversity. This work provides insight into organisational culture, systems and structures relating to recruiting a diverse workforce from the perspective of human resource departments.
This report provides a picture of the role tourism plays in New Zealand, with information on the changing levels and impact of tourism activity.
South Australia has the second highest rate of job insecurity and the lowest pay in Australia. This report details the challenge, and outlines actionable steps for South Australian government to reverse the trend.
Automation is changing the way we work. While new innovations are essential to improve productivity, often the incorporation of new tech into workplaces pushes Australians out of work – sometimes permanently. This report explores how overdue reforms to Australia’s redundancy framework can provide a smoother...
This report assesses the health equity implications of federal, state and territory government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across housing, employment and income support.