Worker Shortage

Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Is Worker Shortage Solution
10 March 2023

Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Is Worker Shortage Solution

“As Australia faces simultaneous incarceration and worker shortage crises, many low-risk non-violent offenders could be gainfully employed in the community right now without risk,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, Dean of the Swinburne University of Technology Law School. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker
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Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage
13 January 2023

Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage

This article was originally published on Sky News Australia. 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. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943.
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Pensioner Power Beats Migrant Workers
12 January 2023

Pensioner Power Beats Migrant Workers

This article was originally published in the Australian Financial Review. In this article, John Roskam 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
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Pension Reforms Commencing Today Do Not Go Far Enough To Address Australia’s Worker Shortage
1 December 2022

Pension Reforms Commencing Today Do Not Go Far Enough To Address Australia’s Worker Shortage

“Pension reforms commencing today still punish age pensioners and veterans who want to work and contribute to the community, and do not go far enough to address Australia’s worker shortage crisis,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Federal Government’s recently legislated age pension and veteran work bonus reforms commence allowing recipients to
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Make Them Pay: Proposed Sentencing Reforms For Fraud Offences
11 November 2022

Make Them Pay: Proposed Sentencing Reforms For Fraud Offences

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Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
28 September 2022

Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. I’d like to set out some broader economic context for the bill and its intent to alleviate the crippling worker shortage facing our nation. Forthcoming research by the Institute of Public Affairs has established the significant economic challenges facing Australia, which this bill seeks to alleviate. New private sector
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Red Tape Locks Pensioners Out Of Work
28 September 2022

Red Tape Locks Pensioners Out Of Work

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. 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. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. On
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Australia’s Unprecedented Worker Shortage: Causes And Solutions
23 August 2022

Australia’s Unprecedented Worker Shortage: Causes And Solutions

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented, country-wide shortage of workers. This is undermining economic output and growth by limiting the ability of businesses to meet their production, and as a result there are flow-on effects on wages and government revenue. Addressing this worker shortage should be a high priority for state and federal governments. Australia’s international borders have been re-opened
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Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
23 August 2022

Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Australia is facing an unprecedented, country- wide shortage of workers, the effect of which is to reduce business investment, economic growth, and productivity, as well as forgone wages and government revenue. Urgent government action is needed to reduce the shortage of workers, with one promising initiative being to encourage more pensioners to re-enter the workforce by reduce the unfair penalty
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Let Pensioners And Veterans Shore Up Our Worker Shortage
22 August 2022

Let Pensioners And Veterans Shore Up Our Worker Shortage

The upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit in Australia, to be held on Sept. 1 to 2, must bring immediate reform to address worker shortages crippling Australian businesses. Australia is in the midst of a worker shortage crisis, with almost 500,000 job vacancies across the country. This is holding businesses back as they try to recover from the past two and
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