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Employment Vulnerability in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

CONTEXT The operations of many businesses have been restricted as a result of pandemic related government policies, as Australia officially entered an economic recession for the first time in nearly 30 years on the 1st of September 2020. Recent ABS data has revealed the Accommodation and Food Services sector recorded the largest contraction in payroll jobs. In […]

Employment Vulnerability

“More than one million Australians are now unemployed with the official jobless measure breaking through the seven-figure mark for the first time on record despite an extra 115,000 jobs added in July.” (The Age, 2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of our lives unpredictable. Government policy designed to combat the spread of the virus […]

Additional Federal funding announcement

On August 12, Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, announced new investment in cutting-edge technology, equipment and people to conduct research into Australia’s most critical national challenges. AURIN sits at the forefront of the response to those challenges, providing infrastructure that enables research into the livability, productivity, design and resilience of our cities and communities. This […]

AURIN’s APM Point-Level Data, Enabling Your Research Impact

AURIN’s APM Point-Level Data is enabling important research in various metropolitan and rural municipalities across the nation, in economic impact, disaster impact, housing affordability, education, immigration and more.

Housing Vulnerability Under Pandemic Conditions

The Victorian Government recently announced a rental relief package to support tenants who are “experiencing rental hardship due to COVID-19” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2020). Eligible renters who are unable to afford rent, can access a one-off payment of up to $2000, with the aim of avoiding evictions during the current state of emergency. […]

Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on Australia’s employment

In his May 14 Sydney Morning Herald article, Shane Wright states “government policies to definitions of employment – cloud the true state of the jobs market”. Wright shows there are many complex considerations to grasping the full effects of the Australian Government’s Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) driven restrictions, such as the shutdown of services and […]

Introducing Our New Outreach Manager

We are pleased to welcome Su-Lin Lim to the AURIN team as our new Outreach Manager.  Su-Lin will lead our outreach activities to help strengthen the connection and collaboration of AURIN’s research and data community. She is looking forward to engaging with researchers to support and promote their research outcomes and help them get the […]

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