Labour market

NARROWER TERMS
Report

The career paths and employment transitions of early childhood education workers

This report analyses the career paths and labour market outcomes of the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Several data sources are used to complement and cross-check each other.
Briefing paper

2020 year-end labour market review: insecure work and the COVID-19 pandemic

Australia’s labour market experienced unprecedented volatility during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession. This report highlights several ways in which the pandemic has increased inequality in Australia, and reinforced the dominance of insecure work in the overall labour market.
Report

Employment aspects of the transition from fossil fuels in Australia

This research, commissioned by health care industry super fund HESTA, finds that a planned transition of Australia’s labour market away from fossil fuel jobs could occur without involuntary layoffs or severe disruption to communities—if governments focus on a planned and fair transition.
Report

The shape of Australia’s post COVID-19 workforce

This report builds on the understanding of Australia’s workforce and skills recovery from COVID-19. The report analyses the impact of the pandemic on Australia's labour market, through scenario modelling, and profiles a resilient occupations framework.
Report

Wage theft: the shadow market

The exploitation of temporary migrant workers in Australia is a common and known problem that appears to be endemic throughout Australian workplaces. This report focuses on the audit results of foreign language jobs advertised in NSW, excluding the horticultural industry.
Discussion paper

An apprenticeship model for the modern economy

Apprenticeships and traineeships, in one form or another, are used the world over to train new entrants to the workforce in skilled jobs. The key features of learning by doing, underpinned by formal theory training whilst in paid employment, are widely supported and often expanded...
Working paper

Changing demand for STEM skills in Australia and gender implications

The need to increase the level of skills and qualifications of the Australian workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) features regularly in narratives of the future of work. In this paper, the authors propose a method for measuring the 'STEM-intensity'...
Report

The impacts of specialisation and diversification on Australia's mid-sized towns

This report examines the impacts of economic specialisation and diversification on Australia’s mid-sized towns. For the purposes of this project, mid-sized towns include all settlements with a population of 5,000 to 50,000 persons.
Conference paper

Suburbs in the ‘Global City’: labour markets in Western Sydney since the mid 1990s

This paper challenges these interpretations of Sydney’s outer suburban areas by exploring employment and labour market changes between 1996 and 2001.
Report

Race inequality in the workforce: analysing the state of play in the coronavirus economy

The effect of COVID-19 on the labour market has impacted specific groups of workers more than others, including those with an ethnic minority background. This report makes eleven recommendations for government and employers, to ensure both that job quality is protected for all and that...