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Report

Learning and working in the digital age: advancing opportunities and identifying the risks

The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...
Evaluation

'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.
Report

No one left behind: why Australia should lock in full employment

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.
Guide

Migrants in the Australian workforce: a guidebook for policy makers

The COVID crisis highlights how important migrant workers are to the Australian economy, yet the role migrants play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook seeks to fill that knowledge gap so policy-makers can reform the system to supercharge the economic benefits of...
Report

The great migration: leaving our cities for the regions - part 2: current working patterns, future work perspectives

COVID-19 has forced us to reimagine the way we’re working now and into the future. This second instalment in the Future of Work Lab’s 'Regional Migration Survey' series, aims to better understand the current working patterns and future work aspirations of people who have migrated...
Report

Missing in action: Morrison's record of failure on secure jobs

This report reveals that an estimated 4.15 million Australian workers are currently in insecure work – including casual work, labour hire, gig economy workers, and those on rolling fixed-term contracts. The report also argues that despite being presented with reasonable solutions to tackle the proliferation...
Policy report

A blueprint for better, cleaner jobs

The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. This report aims to provide insights and options to policy-makers, so that Australia can confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of action on climate change.
Working paper

Occupational mobility in the ALife data: how reliable are occupational patterns from administrative Australian tax records?

The purpose of this paper is to compare the distribution of occupation and rates of occupational mobility in the ATO Longitudinal Information Files (ALife) and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) datasets.
Report

Systemic, sustained and shameful: unlawful underpayment of employees' remuneration

Wage theft on a broad scale is a relatively new phenomenon and creates significant problems for Australian labour market regulation. An increasing evidence base, and a plethora of media investigations, suggest that non-compliance with Australia's minimum employment laws has become pervasive, as well as 'endemic'...
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2022-23: a budget to get to the May election – but no further

The Morrison Government has tabled its budget for the 2022-23 financial year. In this briefing paper, the Centre for Future Work's team of economists unpacks the budget, considers its effects and suggests alternatives.
Strategy

National workforce strategy 2022-27

This strategy provides a framework for government to ensure a consistent, coordinated approach to address workforce issues and sector-specific workforce plans.
Briefing paper

The promises and perils of new technologies to improve education and employment opportunities

In this policy briefing, the authors provide insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers and stakeholders, such as education and labor policy-makers, to expand access to skills and quality jobs to the most disadvantaged learners and workers across the world.
Working paper

Who benefits from firm success? Heterogeneous rent-sharing in New Zealand

The authors of this paper continue their examination of inclusive growth at the firm level by examining heterogeneity in rent sharing in New Zealand using linked employer-employee data.
Report

Fixing temporary skilled migration: a better deal for Australia

This report highlights how the current temporary skilled migration program in Australia is unpopular with the public, squanders many of the potential benefits of temporary skilled migration, and enables unscrupulous employers to exploit workers.
Report

Digital skills in the Australian and international economies

This paper provides an analysis of digital skills in the Australian and international economies using a mix of data sources and analysis techniques.
Report

Fourth interim report: the job insecurity report

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...
Report

Australia’s tech jobs opportunity – cracking the code to Australia’s best jobs

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 sheet

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.
Report

Engaging more employers in nationally recognised training to develop their workforce

This report explores employer approaches to training their workforce through the use of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) as opposed to other forms of training, with the aim of identifying strategies that encourage more employers to use nationally recognised training.
Report

Trading up: free TAFE

TAFE is a greatly respected institution in Australia and is integral to the nation’s vocational education and training system. This report argues that free TAFE courses in identified areas of skill shortages is an economic reform that would help Australia build back stronger after the...