Labour market

Journal article

14 Mar 2019
6

This article argues that the Australian labour market and industrial relations policies are poised for fundamental change. A combination of political and macroeconomic factors has created a historic opportunity to turn away from the individualised, market-driven labour market policy that has prevailed since the 1980s,...

Report

7 Mar 2019
260

The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO, with Dr David Cousins AM as Deputy Chair, was established as part of the federal government’s response to the revelation of significant wage underpayments in certain industry sectors. This report provides a summary of the...

Submission

Submission to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce
22 Feb 2019
195

This submission presents evidence from several different strands of research undertaken over the past three years, all of which touch in different ways on the challenges and opportunities associated with on-demand or 'gig' work.

Report

14 Feb 2019
502

This report is the result of the Inquiry into the appropriateness and effectiveness of the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of the Australian public employment service, jobactive.

Strategy

14 Feb 2019
82

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s policy and long-term reform agenda for the Australian resources sector.

Report

6 Feb 2019
72

This report predicts that early action to diversify the economy and invest in regional development could ensure the Hunter Valley avoids the worst economic impacts of a decline in coal mining as the world acts on climate change.

Working paper

5 Feb 2019
59

This paper uses firm-level data from the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE) to measure the dispersion in labour productivity for six Australian industries (manufacturing; construction; retail trade; wholesale trade; professional, scientific and technical services; and administrative and support services).

Discussion paper

31 Jan 2019
221

This discussion paper outlines the nature of insecure work in Australia. It defines how we got here, and what the impact of such widespread workplace insecurity is on Australia’s workers and its economy.

Report

Australia’s 2013-18 job creation in historical perspective
30 Jan 2019
83

This paper reviews Australia’s job-creation record over the past five years, on the basis of year-end employment data recently published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Its aim is to evaluate claims that the pace of employment creation during that period (with 1.1 million net...

Working paper

28 Jan 2019
270

The future of work is currently receiving attention at the highest policy levels. This paper demonstrates the case for a strong gender lens in these debates and makes a clear call for women’s economic empowerment to be at the front and centre of efforts to...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
22 Jan 2019
82

This report argues that the Canadian public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
21 Jan 2019
17

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless it changes the way it trains workers today, argues this report. The country needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
16 Jan 2019
10

This paper argues that, in the face of rapid labour market changes, Canada should consider introducing a portable benefits sytem.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
14 Jan 2019
9

This report argues that in the face of rapid changes to the labour market, the world needs an open platform for employment and training. A global effort, like the one that built the International Space Station in the 1990s, could provide the funding and critical...

Report

Final report on the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program
18 Dec 2018
38

The Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program acted as a ‘bridge’ to employment for asylum seekers, circumventing some of the challenges of constrained visa conditions and barriers in mainstream recruitment. This final report examines the employment trajectories of program participants.

Report

10 Dec 2018
56

In the past few decades other non-standard or non-traditional forms of employment such as labour hire, employees on short-term contracts, and engagement of independent contractors have emerged as hiring options for employers. This snapshot sheds light on the significance and contribution of different forms of...

Report

3 Dec 2018
63

A powerful reshaping of Australia’s youth labour market has ushered in an era of extreme job insecurity for the nation’s youth. In 2018, young Australians are far more likely to work part-time than forty years ago, according to this report summary.

Report

3 Dec 2018
45

This report calls for government action to stem rampant casualisation of full-time mining jobs in order to improve the industry’s social and economic return to the regional communities that support it.

Report

29 Nov 2018
37

This report presents the first comprehensive study of living and working conditions of au pairs in Australia. It draws on responses from 1,479 au pairs across 34 nationalities to an online survey in 2017. The study seeks to provide an evidence base to indicate the...

Report

How behavioural insights can improve employment policies and programmes
28 Nov 2018
9

This report looks at the available evidence and draws out the broader insights learned from the work that BIT and others have done in this space, with an eye to what is practical and universal. Its objective is to give policymakers and researchers around the...

Overview

 

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