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Immigration – Points-based admission is less effective than the employer sponsored program research finds

This paper has examined the causal relationship between earnings and high skilled migration inflows under two central selective policies: employer sponsored admission and the points- tested scheme. We attempted to isolate the endogeneity by instrumenting average local area worker earnings with time series variations in global commodity prices, interacting with cross-sectional variation in the commodity … Continue reading

Immigration in Australia – Unions and business alliance oppose cuts

In a rare alliance, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Industry Group and a suite of national peak bodies have said they collectively “affirm that Australia’s permanent migration program is essential to Australian society and economy and do not support any reduction to the scheme”. “Our permanent migration program has been central to … Continue reading

The Future of Work in Australia – The critical imperative is to ensure that workers – particularly low- skilled men – can access retraining and education opportunities

This sixth report in BCEC’s Focus on the States series looks at the changing nature of employment, the quality of work, and considers the role of technology in the jobs of the future. The report also sheds light on patterns of employment and hours worked across industry sectors, and brings empirical evidence to bear on … Continue reading

University-Educated Immigrants in Australia, Canada, and the US – Performance advantage in US

Recent years have seen a push in the U.S. and in a number of European countries, including the U.K. and Germany, for governments to adopt `point systems’ for screening prospective immigrants on human capital criteria. The appeal of a `points system’ reflects not only concerns about the potential adverse effects of unskilled migrant flows on … Continue reading

Skilled Immigration in Australia – The great majority of those visaed in the skill program are professionals, an increasing share of whom hold occupations that are oversupplied

As vexations flowing from record high net overseas migration mount, supporters of the permanent entry program have had to dig deeper to defend it. These supporters include the Treasury and the Reserve Bank as well as business and property interests. They say that any major cut to the migration program would put in jeopardy Australia’s … Continue reading

Australia – Transitioning Australia’s skills base requires a radical shift in the nation’s approach to on-the-job learning says Microsoft

Microsoft believes that equipping the nation to succeed in the digital age – and ensuring all Australians are carried along – must be an urgent national priority. Through the launch of our National Skills Program in 2018 and the practical directions contained in this report, we hope to lead a focused conversation with our partners … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Jobs matter and labour markets do not stand still

Jobs matter. For almost all of us, they are more than a source of income, extending to the provision of opportunities for social interaction; a source of self-esteem; or a feeling of contribution to a profession or community. From an economy-wide viewpoint, growing employment rates and higher labour market participation are primary sources of improved … Continue reading

Underemployment In Australia – Over 1 M people

Being underemployed can have a significant impact on the financial, personal and social lives of individuals. While there are some people who are entirely without work (e.g. the unemployed), there is also a growing number of people who are in work but who want more work (i.e. underemployed). These workers are likely to be competing … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in 8 Countries – Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa

This report presents the results of the analysis of apprenticeship in eight countries: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa. The study used documentary analysis as its central methodological approach, citing, summarizing, synthesizing, analyzing and critically reflecting on existing literature and data produced by international organizations, government agencies, universities, and research institutions. … Continue reading

Australia – VET and employer training choices in 2017

Unaccredited training is training that does not lead to a nationally recognised qualification. The training activity must have a specified content or predetermined plan designed to develop employment-related skills and competencies. Informal training refers to training that usually occurs on the job through interactions with co-workers as part of the day-to-day work. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

Census 2016 in Australia – Manufacturing jobs drop 24% in five years

The number of manufacturing workers in Australia has fallen 24% over the five years to 2016, new data from the census shows. Days after the last Australian-made car rolled off the production line in Adelaide, the new data shows Australia’s manufacturing industry as a whole has seen its workforce decline from 902,829 in 2011 to … Continue reading

Future of Work – Future Skills by the Australian Industry Skills Committee

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) commissioned the Future Skills and Training Resource to gather and analyse data on Australian and international megatrends, their potential impact on Australia’s future workforce and the implications for vocational education and training.  It complements existing data sources and Industry Reference Committee (IRC) intelligence. It is a practical resource intended to … Continue reading

Australia – A very positive perception of mature age workers by employers

Attracting and retaining an engaged and productive workforce is key to the success of any organisation and, in turn, is critical to a thriving economy. With an ageing Australian population and skills shortages experienced across many industries, it is more important than ever for organisations to encourage experienced workers to remain in the workforce. Whilst … Continue reading

Skills in Australia – The number of jobs in soft-skill intensive occupations will grow at 2.5 times the rate of jobs in other occupations

A workforce with a broad mix of skills is crucial for business success and national prosperity. Businesses with more skilled sta have higher rates of innovation and productivity. And academic literature has found a consistent relationship between human capital and economic growth. But do we fully understand the workforce skills necessary for success? Formal quali … Continue reading

Automation in Australia – More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years

More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs that exist today, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements, a CEDA report being released today has found. Figure 1 shows the estimated probabilities of the susceptibility of jobs to computerisation … Continue reading

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