Per Capita have produced a report for CyberX which makes a series of education and training, reskilling and recruitment recommendations to address Australia's critical shortage of cyber security workers.
The Regional Australia Institute has released a framework advocating for a 'rebalance' of Australia's population and resource allocation between urban and regional Australia through a process of 'regionalisation'. The framework's five pillars include Jobs and skills, liveability, population, productivity and innovation and sustainability and resilience.
This sixteenth report in the Focus on WA series takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the WA labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on how they arise, as well as potential responses by government and industry.
Read the report here
This article by Peter Martin from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU asks 50 economists about policy settings that would address the Australia's short and long term skills shortage.
First published in The Conversation on 28th August 2022
The productivity commission has published Interim 2 report into a 5 year investigation into Australia's data and digital divide. The report looks at the role that digital programs, resources and applications can play in driving Australia's economic and social capital.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions, Business Council of Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Australian Industry Group have produced a Statement of Common interest prior to the Jobs and Skills summit advocating for a strengthening of Australia's training sector through a range of measures to reduce barriers to access, increase foundational and digital capability and increase flexibility and diversity of learning models to enhance lifelong workforce development.
The Business Council of Australia have published a report advocating for the need to urgently address Australia's productivity concerns as a mechanism to maintain full employment.
SportWest have released a report quantifying the value of community sport to Western Australia. The Social Return on Investment report reveals organised sport in WA creates 10.3 billion per annum in gross benefit and 1.8 billion mental health benefits each year.
The CSIRO has published 'Our Future World' a once in 10 year report that describes seven global megatrends that will impact investment, strategy and policy decisions for government, business, not for profits and the broader Australian Community.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released the first of a series of discussion papers ahead of the Commonwealth Jobs Summit on September 1st and 2nd. ' An economy that works for people' argues that the objectives of full employment and equitable and sustainable wage growth are should be prioritised - the report can be read here.