Category Archives: Economics

Employment Vulnerability in the Retail Sector

CONTEXT Retail has been one of the most affected industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. National and statewide restrictions have disrupted the operation of many retail stores as areas have gone into lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. These restrictions are clearly visible in Victoria’s data as it reentered lockdown in early July. Retail […]

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 […]

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 […]

Case Study: Analysing Housing Affordability

Outline of the Research Housing affordability in Australia has become a critical concern for young would-be homeowners and policy-makers alike. It has been the focus of a large body of research in Australia, and as house prices increase rapidly, has increasingly become a contentious political concern. Yet, despite the rhetoric emerging from various groups around […]

Welcome to AURIN’s new Animation

Welcome to AURIN from AURIN on Vimeo. Australia’s population is predicted to double by mid-century, with 7 out of 10 people living and working in just 5 mega-metro regions. AURIN—the ‘Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network’ —is a national service that empowers urban researchers, planners and policy makers to transform Australia’s growing population centres and regions […]

Mapping inequality: how does your suburb stack up?

Visit the AURIN Map to see how the other half live, work, drive, earn and more A new online interactive map is showing Australians how our suburbs compare across a range of indicators of disadvantage, including unemployment, income, access to health and financial services, education, potential mortgage stress and others. Australia is the ‘lucky country’, […]

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