Coastal electorates that rely heavily on tourism have been hit hardest, and workers in rural and regional electorates have been hit harder than workers in the major capitals.
Articles from Grattan Blog
2.7 million people either lost their jobs or lost hours of work in April. The unemployment rate doesn't capture the scale of COVID's effect on jobs.
More than one million Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app in the first 12 hours of its release. But that is a long way from the numbers the app needs to be effective. The government needs to do more to convince people it can be trusted.
Do some people have too much influence over public policy in Australia? This blog post shows that older people, and men, were heavily over-represented in submissions to the 2015 Tax White Paper.
Since the early 1990s, higher education statistics have defined someone as of low socio-economic status if they are from a region classified in the lowest 25 per cent in Australia according to the ABS Index of Education and Occupation. Wouldn't it be better to pay more attention to areas that for whatever reason have low university participation rates, even if quirks of the Index of Education and Occupation formula give them SES ratings that disqualify them from low-SES rewards?
In 1987, for the first time in Australia’s history, more women than men were enrolled in higher education. Many things have changed in Australian higher education since but, as the figure below shows, the gender make-up of our university classrooms is not one of them. In 1989 – the first year for which reliable data were available – 71 per cent of teaching students were women; in 2016, the figure was 73 per cent. In nursing, it was 89 per cent in 1989 and 87 per cent three decades later.