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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Kevin Rudd can defend his jobs claim but Tony Abbott is more on the money

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?
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are one in 10 workers in Australia on temporary work visas?

Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus has called for an end to Australia's uncapped temporary working visa system.
Working paper

Labour market consequences of a transition to a circular economy: a review paper

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.

The initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

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...
Working paper

Sectoral employment dynamics In Australia

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.

Hardship, distress, and resilience: the initial impacts of COVID-19 in Australia

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.

Working together in the national interest – COVID-19 next steps

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...

Technological change and the future of work

The document reports the findings from a government inquiry into technological change, disruption and the future of work.

How bad might the lockdown be for jobs and income?

The author of this report discusses the economic impact the COVID-19 lockdown may have on the New Zealand economy.
Policy report

Relief measures: comparing COVID-19 wage subsidy schemes

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...