Improving Australia’s productivity performance requires overcoming specific challenges. This document sets out areas of policy focus which, in the Commission's judgment, best reflect the balance of challenges and opportunities that Australia faces.
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.
This report explains the complexities and challenges of the career transitions Australians face and makes recommendations to ensure everyone builds a solid foundation in career management skills.
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...
New technologies are transforming the ways in which we live, learn, work and play. Researchers conducted interviews and case studies with 18 Australian companies drawn from a broad cross section of Ai Group’s membership. This report outlines the findings.
In this discussion paper, the author explores how the VET sector transform the future by adapting to changing skill needs, helping learners to adapt and responding to unpredictable events.
This publication outlines KPMG’s analysis of the 2022 Australian federal election result, including an examination of the ALP's policy focus for the national economy, foreign affairs and defence, health and wellbeing, and climate change and energy.
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...
Technological and social change alter the required skill composition of the workforce. For many newly emerging jobs, precise skill requirements are evolving and unclear. This paper reports on how data can enable useful foresight about skill requirements and training needs, even when that data has...
The analysis undertaken for this report suggests that Australia can address our economy's current and future skill needs by closing the gap between the number employed and hours worked of men and women across our economy.
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.
This strategy provides a framework for government to ensure a consistent, coordinated approach to address workforce issues and sector-specific workforce plans.
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.
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.
This paper provides an analysis of digital skills in the Australian and international economies using a mix of data sources and analysis techniques.
Fact Check: Richard Marles says there are 70,000 fewer apprentices and trainees than there were in 2013. Is that correct?
Deputy Labor leader, Richard Marles, claimed the Coalition government had overseen a fall of 70,000 apprentices and trainees. However, that fall was driven by a decline in trainees rather than combined trainees and apprentices, which was largely the result of changes made by the previous...
In the coming years, labour markets will face significant challenges. In this context, reskilling and upskilling of adults is an urgent priority for all. This policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of Australia’s most ambitious public policy initiatives. This report recommends that the Australian government develop and publish a comprehensive consultation strategy for the implementation of measures under the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025.
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.
Upskilling and reskilling: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employers and their training choices
The challenge for the vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia will be to ensure that it continues to adapt and innovate its services in a responsive way - one that meets employer skill needs. The findings in this report indicate that a sizeable...