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Report

Refugee employment experience: struggles, strategies and solutions

This report investigates the struggles and challenges refugees face in finding work in Australia. The aim of the report is to highlight the refugee perspective on working and looking for work by listening to what refugees themselves say about their job seeking efforts and their...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Labor says wages fell 2.1 per cent over the year to June 2021, the 'fastest drop in 20 years'. Is that correct?

Wages growth in Australia has been sluggish for years, well before the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy. In a Facebook post, Federal Labor claimed that "under Scott Morrison real wages have fallen 2.1 per cent in 12 months, the fastest drop in wages in 20...
Policy report

Insights from the first six months of JobKeeper

This report presents the Australian Treasury's analysis on the first six months of the JobKeeper Payment (to 27 September 2020), reflecting on the design and initial impacts of JobKeeper as a key element of the federal government’s macroeconomic response to COVID-19.
Working paper

Occupational licensing and accountant quality: evidence from the 150-hour rule

This paper examines the effects of occupational licensing on the quality of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), especially considering the adoption of the 150-hour rule, which increases the educational requirements for a CPA license.
Report

E3 Opportunity assessment: developing the future energy workforce - final report 2021

This opportunity assessment describes a pathway to understanding the present and future energy workforce in Australia. Developing the workforce is crucial to enabling the clean energy transition and realising the RACE for 2030 vision of a customer-centred clean energy system.
Strategy

Victorian social enterprise strategy 2021-2025

This strategy document sets an ambitious agenda for a thriving Victorian social enterprise sector – creating jobs, fostering social entrepreneurship and supplying the marketplace with quality and diverse goods and services.
Report

Australian jobs 2020

This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and employment service providers, career advisers, those considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues.
Report

Australian jobs 2021

This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and employment service providers, career advisers, those considering future training and people interested in labour market issues.
Report

World social protection report 2020-22

This report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits...
Policy report

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: how successful has the furlough scheme been and what should happen next?

This report, based on the final official data before the furlough scheme is due to close, assesses the most radical economic policy the UK government enacted in response to coronavirus – and supports the government’s decision to bring it to a close later this month.