Labour market disruption

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Report

Bridging the gap: population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA

This report report takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the Western Australian labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on how they arise, as well as potential responses by government...
Working paper

Labour market policies for inclusiveness: a literature review with a gap analysis

This paper reviews the role of specific fiscal spending and transfer programmes in shaping labour market dynamics by disentangling different macroeconomic and microeconomic mechanisms.
Discussion paper

Jobs and Skills Summit: issues paper

The Jobs and Skills Summit will bring together unions, employers, civil society and government, to discuss Australia's shared economic challenges and propose both immediate and long-term solutions. This issues paper outlines Australia's current labour market challenges.
Report

Navigating life's career transitions: essential support and services

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.
Working paper

The post-COVID-19 rise in labour shortages

The labour market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has been strong among advanced countries, partly reflecting massive and unprecedented policy support to workers and firms. This paper provides evidence and stylised facts about labour market tightening and labour shortages since the onset of the pandemic.
Report

Contracting care: the rise and risks of digital contractor work in the NDIS

The rise of contractor work, coordinated through digital platforms, has become one of the defining trends in the world of work over the past decade. This report examines some of the potential consequences of these emerging trends in employment arrangements in the disability care labour...
Report

Click here for care: how the platform economy can impede high-quality childcare

Most of the media and policy attention on gig economy platforms has focused on companies such as Uber and Deliveroo, while those largely represented by women, such as cleaning and caring platforms, get little airtime. Despite the picture that a reference to the gig economy...
Report

The Pacific workforce and the impact of COVID-19

This study investigates the impact of COVID-19 (COVID) on the labour market disparities between Pasifika and New Zealand European (NZ European). The researchers sought to understand whether COVID amplified ethnic disparities in job accession and benefit dependence, job and wage mobility and job separation.
Report

Feeling the pinch

This report explores how Australian Service Union members working in clerical and administrative roles in the private sector are faring under these conditions. It provides insight into their wages and their satisfaction with their wages, their perceptions around their financial situation and the cost of...
Report

Jobs of tomorrow: the triple returns of social jobs in the economic recovery

As policy-makers aim to balance crisis management with longer-term recovery priorities, this paper suggests that three foundational social institutions – education, healthcare and care – may benefit from key investments to re-start the engine of social mobility across national economies.
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...
Working paper

Is the workforce ready for the jobs of the future? Data-informed skills and training foresight

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...
Report

Social Dialogue Report 2022: collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

This report examines the role of collective bargaining in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment and earnings, helping to cushion inequality, while reinforcing the resilience of enterprises and labour markets. The report considers the contribution of collective bargaining to a human-centred recovery.
Literature review

How did working from home during COVID-19 impact productivity? A literature review

This paper aims to analyse different approaches used to capture the impact of COVID-19 on labour productivity. To this end, it presents a brief framework for understanding the concept of productivity and the measures most commonly used to determine it. Then, it reviews different empirical...
Report

Youth unemployment and the pandemic

Young people have long suffered from disproportionately high unemployment rates, low pay, high turnover rates, low skills, high incidence of non-standard employment and non-career path positions. This report presents an aggregate view of labour market outcomes for young people before and during the pandemic.
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...
Report

Impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales: First report - the gig economy

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the NSW Government to establish a powerful new tribunal to set enforceable, fair standards for all workers in the gig economy, regardless of their employment classification.
Report

Experiences with COVID-19 among gig workers

Drawing on in-depth interviews with participants who are currently or have recently worked as ride-share or food delivery gig workers, this report argues that platformed work - organised and mediated through an online platform or app, is structurally distinct from traditional forms of work.
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...
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.