Worker Shortage

Daniel Wild Discussing Worker Shortages and Immigration on Channel Nine Perth
1 May 2023

Daniel Wild Discussing Worker Shortages and Immigration on Channel Nine Perth

On April 28, IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discussed IPA research on Australia’s worker shortage crisis and the government’s migration review on Channel Nine News Perth with Monika Kos. Below is a transcript of the interview. Monika Kos: Now help wanted signs are plastered everywhere, from pubs to cafes to retail. Employers are having a hard time attracting workers,
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Daniel Wild Discussing Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis on FiveAA Afternoons
27 April 2023

Daniel Wild Discussing Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis on FiveAA Afternoons

On April 27, IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discussed IPA research on Australia’s worker shortage crisis and the government’s migration review on FiveAA Afternoons with Jade Robran. Below is a transcript of the interview. Jade Robran: Do you think Australia’s migration system is broken? A review released today says a major reform is needed to attract skilled workers to
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Daniel Wild Discussing Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis on 6PR Mornings
27 April 2023

Daniel Wild Discussing Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis on 6PR Mornings

On April 27, IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discussed IPA research on Australia’s worker shortage crisis and the government’s migration review on 6PR Perth Mornings with Gary Adshead. Below is a transcript of the interview. Gary Adshead: In 20 minutes’ time, the Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil will tell us why Australia’s migration programs need a massive overhaul. She’s
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Scott Hargreaves Discusses The Worker Shortage Crisis On Credlin
27 April 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discusses The Worker Shortage Crisis On Credlin

On April 26, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves discussed Australia’s worker shortage crisis and the increase of Immigration on Credlin. Below is a transcript of the interview. Peta Credlin: All right, busy day. Let’s just jump straight into it. Now, joining me the Daily Telegraph’s National Editor, National Affairs Editor, of course, Sky News hosted the US Report and Outsiders
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Migration Review A Missed Opportunity
27 April 2023

Migration Review A Missed Opportunity

“The Federal Government has missed an opportunity to support getting more Australians into work and looks set to continue the short-sighted and lazy approach of plugging Australia’s worker shortage simply with more migration,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. According to reports, the migration review led by Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil fails
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Australians Are Ready, Willing, and Able to Work – Let Them!
11 April 2023

Australians Are Ready, Willing, and Able to Work – Let Them!

In this article, Daniel Wild 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. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Australian families are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living
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Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Pension Work Reform Research On FiveAA Mornings
31 March 2023

Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Pension Work Reform Research On FiveAA Mornings

On March 31, IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discussed IPA research on Australia’s worker shortage crisis and the Federal Government’s failure to properly enact effective solutions such as pension, veteran, and student work reform, rather than simply increasing immigration, with Matthew Pantelis on FiveAA Adelaide Mornings. Below is a transcript of the interview. Matthew Pantelis: Well, the Institute of
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Half Hearted Pension Reforms Fail To Alleviate Worker Shortage Crisis
30 March 2023

Half Hearted Pension Reforms Fail To Alleviate Worker Shortage Crisis

“The latest job vacancy data confirms the Federal Government’s half-hearted pension reforms are inadequate to fix our unprecedented worker shortage. We need to get serious about fixing this problem once and for all,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. According to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are now over
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Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages
27 March 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages

Our latest research brief discusses Australia’s alarming incarceration rate and nationwide worker shortages. IPA research has found that over-incarceration and worker shortages could be addressed by adopting sensible criminal justice reform. If the proposed offender employment program was adopted for low-risk non-violent offenders, government budgets could be improved by $2 billion every year through reduced prison costs and increased income
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Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker Shortage
10 March 2023

Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker Shortage

Australia is experiencing both an incarceration crisis and an unprecedented worker shortage. Sensible criminal justice reform can address the excessive burden on Australia’s prison system while also filling persistent job vacancies in the economy. The total cost to the Australian taxpayer of imprisoning roughly 42,000 prisoners is now nearly $4.5 billion annually. Over-incarceration imposes an additional cost on Australians by
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