This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.
The conference hosted by NESA within the framework of the LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance saw a strengthening of partnerships between employment services, business leaders, the non-profit sector, governments and other stakeholders from Australia and abroad. Proceedings now online
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
This project focuses on the adjustments required to ensure labour markets comply with the demands of a greener economy (adaptation) as well as on the expansion of good quality green jobs as an opportunity to develop lower-carbon activities (mitigation).
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Australia. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
The Australian education system fares well in international comparison with regards to PISA test scores and the higher education system attracts an increasing number of foreign students. However, a number of challenges need to be addressed.