Labour market disruption

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Rethinking redundancy for the automation age

Automation is changing the way we work. While new innovations are essential to improve productivity, often the incorporation of new tech into workplaces pushes Australians out of work – sometimes permanently. This report explores how overdue reforms to Australia’s redundancy framework can provide a smoother...
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Second interim report: insecurity in publicly-funded jobs

This interim report looks at insecurity in publicly-funded jobs and is focussed primarily on those jobs where the Australian government—also referred to as the Commonwealth—is the funder, or primary funder.
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Economics of working from home

Australian Productivity Commission Chair, Michael Brennan, delivered this presentation as part of a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) panel discussion on 12 October 2021.
Policy report

Net zero emissions will divide Australians

This report analyses the impact that a net zero emissions target could have on jobs across federal electorates in the eastern states.
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Australian jobs 2021

This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and employment service providers, career advisers, those considering future training and people interested in labour market issues.
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World social protection report 2020-22

This report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits...
Policy report

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: how successful has the furlough scheme been and what should happen next?

This report, based on the final official data before the furlough scheme is due to close, assesses the most radical economic policy the UK government enacted in response to coronavirus – and supports the government’s decision to bring it to a close later this month.
Working paper

The laws of attraction: economic drivers of inter-regional migration, housing costs and the role of policies

The capacity of workers to move regions in response to local economic shocks is one key dimension of labour market dynamism which could contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In this context, this paper proposes articulating structural with place-based policies to help prospective...
Working paper

Remote work wanted? Evidence from job postings during COVID-19

This paper evaluates the evolution of employment and job postings around the 'remotability' of work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic up to the end of 2020.
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Final report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program

In gathering evidence for this final report, the Committee considered skilled migration in the context of the other levers available to government. It became apparent that greater coordination of effort across the Commonwealth and across jurisdictions is needed to identify labour shortages and formulate the...
Briefing paper

An emerging opportunity for recovery: "modern markets for all"

This policy brief discusses how to make labour markets more equitable through a collaborative effort between government agencies and tech companies to maximise growth, opportunity and inclusion.
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First interim report: on-demand platform work in Australia

The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. This first interim report focuses on gig work and gig workers.
Policy report

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
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Managing transformation in disrupted sectors

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live and work. The objective of this paper is to provide an analysis of how workers, employers and sectors can fortify themselves in a new economy.
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Navigating precarity in non-standard work

An estimated 30 percent of the Canadian workforce engages in non-standard employment in some form. This paper explores policy considerations as well as the current state of non-standard and precarious employment and antecedents that have rendered this a reality for many and a choice for...
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The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and work in New Zealand

This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...
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Powering the just transition

This report gives an overview of the challenge of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Yorkshire and the Humber regions of the United Kingdom.
Policy report

Uber and beyond: policy implications for the UK

Following the recent United Kingdom's Supreme Court judgement on Uber’s employment model and the global legal and regulatory pressures on the broader platform business model, this policy brief explores the implications of these developments for work and productivity in the UK economy.
Briefing paper

Developing social insurance schemes for informal and 'gig' workers

This briefing highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating economic and social insecurity for more than 2 billion people employed in the informal sector, and adding to global inequality. The author argues that a radical rethink of the nature of work and social insurance is...
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Interim report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Australia’s workforce. This interim report makes recommendations specifically to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.