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How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis
12 February 2024

How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis

Australia is currently experiencing unprecedented, yet persistent, worker shortages. According to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of job vacancies across the Australian economy—meaning a job position that is available for immediate filling and for which recruitment action has been taken—is currently above 388,000. Worker shortages make it difficult for entrepreneurs and investors to
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IPA Research: New Zealand Pension Model Roadmap To Solving Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis
12 February 2024

IPA Research: New Zealand Pension Model Roadmap To Solving Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis

“The current tax debate in Canberra has failed to notice that Australian pensioners and veterans face an effective marginal tax rate of 69 per cent if they choose to work. Without reform, Australia will not solve its worker shortage crisis,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new report, How New
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ABS Data Shows Response To Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis Has Failed
10 January 2024

ABS Data Shows Response To Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis Has Failed

“The ongoing high number of job vacancies in Australia underscores the immediate need to lower tax rates facing Australians who want to work if we want to lower vacancy levels to what they were prior to the pandemic,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows
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Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students
18 October 2023

Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students

“Pension reforms introduced to federal parliament today lack ambition and will still see pensioners, veterans, and students face unfair tax and red tape disincentives to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the federal government introduced the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023, which makes permanent the
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Australia’s Worker Shortage is a Canberra Policy Shortage
12 October 2023

Australia’s Worker Shortage is a Canberra Policy Shortage

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. Australia’s persistent worker shortage crisis is a major roadblock to the growth of our economy and our nation’s prosperity. There is no clearer example of how it is adversely affecting our infrastructure
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Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis: A Handbrake On Economic Growth
5 October 2023

Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis: A Handbrake On Economic Growth

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. It has become clear since the release of the federal government’s much-touted Employment White Paper that there is no comprehensive plan to properly achieve ‘full employment’ or resolve Australia’s entrenched worker shortage crisis. Australia
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023
28 September 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of PublicAffairs (the IPA) with the Education and Employment Legislation Committee as it conducts itsinquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (the bill). The findings contained in this submission are based on analysis conducted by the IPA relating
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ABS Job Vacancy Data Confirms Worker Shortage Crisis Persists
28 September 2023

ABS Job Vacancy Data Confirms Worker Shortage Crisis Persists

“Australia’s persistent worker shortage crisis is a handbrake on vital economic growth with job vacancy levels remaining almost twice that of three years ago,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are over 390,000 job vacancies across the nation, and one in five Australian businesses
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Employment White Paper Cop Out
25 September 2023

Employment White Paper Cop Out

“Making permanent the minor changes to the pension work bonus scheme is welcome, and an endorsement of IPA research, however the White Paper fails pensioners, veterans, and students by not committing to remove all disincentives to work once and for all,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs The federal government’s Employment White Paper outlines a
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Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach
20 September 2023

Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach

“The failure to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping pensioners, veterans and students from working must be addressed as a priority in the federal government’s Employment White Paper to be released next week,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research has shown that $32 billion in wages is foregone each year as tax
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