Australia’s economy, like that of almost all other rich countries, is increasingly dominated by its service sector. This paper sheds light on the evolution of the services sector in Australia, busts some common misconceptions about services, and highlights the challenges associated with services productivity measurement...
Following the recent United Kingdom's Supreme Court judgement on Uber’s employment model and the global legal and regulatory pressures on the broader platform business model, this policy brief explores the implications of these developments for work and productivity in the UK economy.
This report offers a series of pragmatic policy solutions to motivate employers to engage with their employees fairly, and to remove barriers to justice for migrants who have been exploited.
The recommendations in this report could help ensure that permanent skilled migration can satisfy the skills needs of the Australian economy. This will help make the system work better for both employers and skilled migrants, with flow on benefits for the broader Australian community.
This briefing highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating economic and social insecurity for more than 2 billion people employed in the informal sector, and adding to global inequality. The author argues that a radical rethink of the nature of work and social insurance is...
This study examined relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the availability of affordable housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital and satellite cities.
COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Australia’s workforce. This interim report makes recommendations specifically to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.
This paper recognises and values the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to our societies and economies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That contribution has always been vital, but a year of the devastating pandemic has provided the most compelling insight to date into the essential role...
The National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee was appointed in December 2019 to develop a labour strategy for Australian agriculture. This document outlines the committee's recommendations.