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Recent developments

The Productivity Insights series unpacks and analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics, and details and comments on trends and new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.
Report

Options paper: incentivising tradeswork and shiftwork post COVID-19

This report examines the experience of the trades and shift-work segments of the workforce during COVID-19, and outlines a policy agenda that will provide support for these professions so that they remain an attractive career in future.
Working paper

Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic

The scenarios in this paper demonstrate that even a contained outbreak (which is optimistic), will significantly impact the global economy in the coming years. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic under plausible scenarios are substantial and the ongoing economic adjustment is far from over.
Report

Future directions: ways forward for the economies of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills – the Central City District of Sydney

The report examines the economic trajectory of the Central City District economies of Western Sydney in the boom years prior to the COVID-19 recession.
Discussion paper

What VET can offer to COVID-19 youth unemployment recovery

Examining responses to past economic downturns and recessions, both in Australia and internationally, this paper discusses the role of vocational education and training (VET) in mitigating the effects of economic downturns on young people and helping them move into employment.
Discussion paper

Financial conditions and downside risk to economic activity in Australia

The key finding in this paper is that financial conditions provide useful information about downside risks to GDP and employment growth, and upside risks to the unemployment rate. That is, when financial conditions are extremely restrictive, the risks of very bad outcomes for these variables...
Strategy

Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia

This strategy report from the Business Council of Australia provides three clear steps to reopen the country and let people get on with their lives.
Report

Build back stronger

Drawing on the contributions of over 50,000 citizens, the landmark report of Renew Normal: the People’s Commission on Life After COVID-19 says that without radical reform to build a stronger, more resilient and more united nation, the UK risks never recovering from the huge social...
Working paper

COVID-19 fiscal support and its effectiveness

This paper uses a threshold-augmented Global VAR model to quantify the macroeconomic effects of countries’ discretionary fiscal actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout.
Report

Social security and time use during COVID-19

This study used an online survey to examine how people receiving social security payments used the $550 Coronavirus Supplement (‘the Supplement’) and their time as a result of the temporary suspension of mutual obligations. The research indicates a substantial gap between Australian Government policy, policy...