Fossil fuels, employment, and support for climate policies – Energy Policy

Highlights •Individual-level support for climate policy will depend on expected costs and opportunities. •Data from three large-scale Norwegian representative opinion surveys are used. •Those working in the oil/gas sector are less in favor of constraints on fossil fuel production. •In the same group, support for renewables is similar to that of the population at large. … [Read More] Fossil fuels, employment, and support for climate policies – Energy Policy

Apprenticeships and vocations: assessing the impact of research on policy and practice – NCVER

DESCRIPTION This report assesses the impact of NCVER’s research against two themes: the role of apprenticeships in a modern economy and the nature of vocations and competencies required by industry. Using the framework developed by NCVER, this case study evaluation reveals the extent to which NCVER’s research is influencing policy and practice in the vocational … [Read More] Apprenticeships and vocations: assessing the impact of research on policy and practice – NCVER

Little difference between Labor and the Coalition’s jobs programs for young people – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Phil Lewis Labor and the Coalition have both put forward plans to boost employment for young people but the plans are both based on the same economic reasoning and are little different. Both the Coalition and Labor seek to improve the employability of unemployed youth by providing basic work skills which … [Read More] Little difference between Labor and the Coalition’s jobs programs for young people – The Conversation

NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 20th June 2016

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 20th June The Age – A housing problem solved is a pleasure shared Bendigo Advertiser – Parents prepare for change Canberra Times – NDIS rollout in Sydney: not perfect but at least it’s here Central Western Daily – Wangarang general manager Kevin McGuire calls … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 20th June 2016

From Refugees to Workers: Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees in EU Member States – Migration Policy Centre (EU)

The Migration Policy Centre, in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Stiftung of Germany, is carrying out a research study on the labour market integration of recent refugees and asylum-seekers in nine European Union Member States. The overall objective of the REFMISMES Project (Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees: Policies and Practices in … [Read More] From Refugees to Workers: Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees in EU Member States – Migration Policy Centre (EU)

Repairing the lives of vulnerable young people – Mission Australia

Extract from a  Mission Australia Blog Post by Jo Fildes Australia’s first smash repair social enterprise, Mission Australia’s Synergy Auto Repairs is offering positive long-term outcomes for vulnerable young people. Jo Fildes tells how. Synergy Auto Repairs offers customers a full suite of smash repair services, while providing a flexible accredited training program and support … [Read More] Repairing the lives of vulnerable young people – Mission Australia

Are unpaid internships unlawful? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Andrew Stewart In today’s hyper competitive job market, internships are becoming a must-have on almost every job applicant’s CV. But when should a worker be paid for an internship, and is the rise of unpaid internships simply broadening the gap between those who can afford to work for free and those … [Read More] Are unpaid internships unlawful? The Conversation

May jobless rate unchanged at 5.7pc as economy creates 17,900 new jobs – Australian Financial Review

Extract from an article by Jacob Greber The annual pace of jobs growth slipped in May below 2 per cent for the first time in eight months, adding to signs that gains in the labour market have weakened in 2016. Australian employers added 17,900 extra jobs last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. The … [Read More] May jobless rate unchanged at 5.7pc as economy creates 17,900 new jobs – Australian Financial Review

Total apprentice and trainee numbers fall, but number of starting tradies could be stabilising – NCVER

Media Release Total apprentice and trainee numbers fall, but number of starting tradies could be stabilising Overall 171 200 people started apprenticeships and traineeships in 2015, 10.1% fewer than in 2014, but trade commencements showed signs of stabilising at year’s end according to the latest apprentice and trainee data. Published by the National Centre for … [Read More] Total apprentice and trainee numbers fall, but number of starting tradies could be stabilising – NCVER

The Immense Value of Secure Work – Anglicare Australia

Media Release Anglicare Australia today released its election Position Paper on Secure Work. “Work insecurity is one face of an economy that is not operating in the best interest of us all” executive director Kasy Chambers said today. “All over the world people are dealing with uncertainty at many levels: from day to day employment, … [Read More] The Immense Value of Secure Work – Anglicare Australia

Identifying Sectors for Reform issues paper – Productivity Commission

Media Release – Placing users at the heart of service delivery The Productivity Commission today released more information about its inquiry into Human Services. The inquiry follows the Harper Competition Policy Review recommendation that the human services sector be assessed to see where there would be opportunity to apply competition principles. The inquiry is being conducted … [Read More] Identifying Sectors for Reform issues paper – Productivity Commission

A Proposal for Unemployment Insurance: Research report – Jobs Australia

FOREWORD – David Thompson CEO The problems of entrenched high unemployment in Australia, and the need to improve the support given to people who are affected by unemployment, require new thinking and new ideas in order to bring about policy change. Therefore, Jobs Australia commissioned this research paper to ask Professor Andrew Scott to elaborate … [Read More] A Proposal for Unemployment Insurance: Research report – Jobs Australia

Still not equal: the accumulation of poverty across women’s lives – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Dina Bowman The gender pay gap, unpaid domestic work, and broken attachment to the labour market can result in ‘serious consequences’ for women’s economic security across the life course, writes Dr Dina Bowman. Dr Bowman leads research and policy on Work and Economic Security in the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and … [Read More] Still not equal: the accumulation of poverty across women’s lives – The Power to Persuade

Reforming Homelessness Policies for Migrants: 8 lessons from a working group of European cities – Compass Blog (UK)

Senior officials from five European cities have been working together as part of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity‘s Action for Inclusion in Europe project, aiming to develop high-level strategic thinking on migrant homelessness, learn from research evidence and the experiences of other cities, and deliver improvements in services. Each city has developed an implemented … [Read More] Reforming Homelessness Policies for Migrants: 8 lessons from a working group of European cities – Compass Blog (UK)

Renewing Australia’s Promise: Report Card 2016 – Foundation for Young Australians

Extract Every generation seeks to create a better life for their children. Whether it’s a higher quality education, the chance to own their own home, or just having the opportunities they may have missed out on themselves – all Australians want to leave a legacy of a brighter future for the next generation. But under a cloud of rising debt, soaring … [Read More] Renewing Australia’s Promise: Report Card 2016 – Foundation for Young Australians

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