Worker Shortage

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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Australia’s Worker Shortage See’s $32 Billion In Wages Lost
4 August 2022

Australia’s Worker Shortage See’s $32 Billion In Wages Lost

“Australia is in the middle of an unprecedented worker shortage, and any Australian, particularly pensioners, who want to work, should not face barriers to getting a job,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. New research from the IPA shows Australia’s total worker shortage see $32 billion in wages forgone each year, it also represents
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ACTU’s Campaign For ‘Secure’ Work Is Misguided
1 May 2022

ACTU’s Campaign For ‘Secure’ Work Is Misguided

The Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) drive against flexible working arrangements is set to continue throughout the election campaign, with the release of its latest report: “Missing in Action on Secure Jobs.” Central to the report is the estimate that up to 4.15 million workers all around the country are currently in insecure work, making up 31 percent of
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