Labour market

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Report

Untapped potential: trends and disparities in the economic participation of migrant and refugee women in Australia

This report brings together information from a variety of sources specifically on the economic participation of migrant and refugee women. The research includes a review of the academic literature, as well as analyses of major data sources.
Policy report

Wages growth in Australia: evidence and policy evaluation

This paper reviews the evidence regarding wages growth in Australia since the 2008 financial crisis and discusses what it means for policy. This includes the pros and cons of new policy measures, such as a return to multi-employer bargaining and a boost to planned permanent...
Report

Theft by any other name: unsatisfactory working hours and unpaid overtime - 2022 update

This report outlines key challenges in organising working time in Australia’s current labour market. These include insecure, non-standard working arrangements; limited ability for workers to achieve optimal working hours; and the scale and cost of unpaid overtime.
Report

Care workforce labour market study: final report

This study comes against a backdrop of a rapid rise in the number of care and support workers in recent years and represents the first, whole-of-sector examination of the care and support workforce. It considers the needs of the workforce, in relation to aged, disability...
Report

Upskilling and expanding the Australian cyber security workforce

This report tracks and analyses the emerging cyber security needs of Australian firms, paying particular attention to the skills and capabilities of the workers already employed in this crucial sector, and the increasing demand for their work.
Report

Climate impacts at work: supporting a climate ready workforce

All workers and all industries need to be supported to adapt to climate change. Serious impacts are evident now and are escalating rapidly. This report presents the first worker-centric analysis of climate change impacts.
Report

Bridging the gap: population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA

This report report takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the Western Australian labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on how they arise, as well as potential responses by government...
Working paper

Labour market policies for inclusiveness: a literature review with a gap analysis

This paper reviews the role of specific fiscal spending and transfer programmes in shaping labour market dynamics by disentangling different macroeconomic and microeconomic mechanisms.
Briefing paper

Jobs and Skills Summit: outcomes

The Jobs and Skills Summit brought Australians together to work constructively on the challenges and opportunities facing the Australian labour market and economy. A major objective emerging from the summit was the promotion of full employment and growing productivity for the benefit of all Australians.
Report

Women in work: a story of exclusion

This report seeks to analyse and identify the population cohorts that have been excluded from the Australian labour market, finding that equal opportunities and gender equality must be achieved to unlock a cohort of older female workers currently excluded from the workforce.
Transcript

Think big: a new mission statement for Australia

In this keynote address to the 2022 Skills and Jobs Summit, Grattan Institute CEO, Danielle Wood, urges Australia’s leaders to forge a plan for full employment and higher productivity.
Discussion paper

Jobs and Skills Summit: unlocking skilled migration

Ahead of the federal government’s Jobs and Skills Summit, CEDA is calling for immediate reforms to the migration system. This discussion paper outlines proposed improvements to the skilled migration system in the immediate term, complemented by substantial reform in the longer term.
Position paper

Restoring full employment: policies for the Jobs and Skills Summit

ACOSS has released its proposals to restore full employment in Australia for this week’s Jobs and Skills Summit, including a bold plan to reform employment assistance for people unemployed long-term.
Position paper

Eight opportunities to increase the potential of humanitarian migration to Australia

This document provides key messaging for participants at the 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit on how refugee and humanitarian entrants can and do contribute to meeting Australia’s current and future challenges.
Briefing paper

Better harnessing Australia’s talent: five facts for the summit

The e61 Institute has published this research to help guide policy-makers and stakeholders at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit being held in Canberra on 1-2 September 2022. The research identifies five key facts using detailed analysis of firm-level and worker-level data.
Policy report

Addressing skills shortages and getting our skills mix right over the long-term

In this policy paper, released ahead of the Jobs and Skills Summit, the Business Council of Australia argues for need to make sure students leave school with strong foundation skills, a clear path and a comprehensive snapshot of their abilities and capabilities, not just a...
Discussion paper

Jobs and Skills Summit: issues paper

The Jobs and Skills Summit will bring together unions, employers, civil society and government, to discuss Australia's shared economic challenges and propose both immediate and long-term solutions. This issues paper outlines Australia's current labour market challenges.
Discussion paper

An economy that works for people

Full and secure employment should be the top macroeconomic goal of the Albanese Government, according to the ACTU in this paper released ahead of the Jobs Summit in early September.
Strategy

Getting to 1.2 million: our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce

This strategy document sets out Australia’s tech jobs opportunity, the barriers the nation faces to meet this opportunity, and what industry and government can do to reduce these barriers.
Report

Comparative analysis of cost of living

Deloitte Access Economics was engaged by the Western Australian Treasury to undertake a comparative analysis of cost of living between Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; and between the major regional centres of Bunbury, Newcastle, Geelong and Sunshine Coast. The purpose of the report is to...