Working papers

Parental leave pay and paid maternity leave: should entitlement be tied?

Parental leave pay and paid maternity leave: should entitlement be tied?

Author/editor: Taylor, M.

Year published: 2018

This paper provides an insight into the earnings and household income of mothers who would be affected by recently proposed reforms to Parental Leave Pay (PLP) – formerly Paid Parental Leave – that would tie PLP entitlement to access to paid maternity leave (PML) workplace conditions. The Household...

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The short-term effect of a compulsory Work for the Dole trial

The short-term effect of a compulsory Work for the Dole trial

Author/editor: Biddle, N, & Gray, M.

Year published: 2018

This paper summarises the results from an evaluation of the impact of an Australian active labour market program – Work for the Dole (WfD) – on employment and income support receipt outcomes of participants. The WfD program is part of the Australian system of ‘mutual obligation’ requirements that...

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The social and economic impacts of drought

The social and economic impacts of drought

Author/editor: B, Edwards, M, Gray, and B, Hunter.

Year published: 2018

This paper analyses that survey to measure the extent to which drought affects a range of economic, health and social outcomes. Drought is found to have a substantial negative economic and health impact on farmers and others employed in the agricultural sector. There is some evidence that groups...

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Building children’s resilience through respectful and gender equitable relationships pilot project

Building children’s resilience through respectful and gender equitable relationships pilot project

Author/editor: T, King, A, Meehl, & N, Priest.

Year published: 2018

The scoping project documented in this report presents the results of a rapid, comprehensive and systematic review of empirical evidence from the past 10 years, conducted with the following aims: to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to promote gender equity and prevent gender bias among...

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The role of informal wage negotiations and formal promotion processes in explaining the gender wage gap

The role of informal wage negotiations and formal promotion processes in explaining the gender wage gap

Author/editor: Gray, M, & Shankar, S.

Year published: 2017

This paper provides estimates of the impact of gender differences in attempts to negotiate over wages and in wage outcomes of formal promotion processes. The research concerns a question about which there is little survey-based empirical evidence. The paper extends the existing literature by using...

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Regional housing supply and demand in Australia

Regional housing supply and demand in Australia

Author/editor: Phillips, B & Joseph, C.

Year published: 2017

In this paper we develop a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia. We take into account a range of complicating factors such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccopied dwellings at the regional level. Previous...

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Certifying mediation: a study of section 60I certificates

Certifying mediation: a study of section 60I certificates

Author/editor: Smyth, B, Bonython, W, Rodgers, B, Keogh, E, Chrisholm, R, Butler, R, Parker, R, Stubbs, M, Temple, J, & Vnuk, M.

Year published: 2017

The present study was commissioned by Interrelate with the financial support of the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, which co-funded the study. Interrelate is a provider of family dispute resolution services throughout New South Wales, and has a strong interest in evaluating its...

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