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  • 22-October-2021

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    Australia: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biographical note of Australia's Permanent Representative to the OECD.

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  • 14-September-2021

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    Australia: Post-pandemic reforms should strive for a return to strong, well-distributed growth

    After rebounding rapidly from last year’s COVID-19 recession, Australia’s economy has weakened due to containment measures to combat new outbreaks of the virus. Once the economy reopens and the recovery resumes, the focus should turn to reforms to revive productivity growth, lift living standards and strengthen resilience, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-July-2021

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2021: How does your country compare?

    In some countries, employers used job retention programmes to cut hours while allowing workers to keep their pay and jobs; there, it is likely that the full impact of the pandemic is yet to be felt. In other countries, there have been unprecedented increases in unemployment, but many workers will return to their jobs (or to new ones) as economies re-open and activity picks up.

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  • 15-June-2021

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    OECD Skills Outlook 2021: How does Australia compare?

    The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Australia is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.

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  • 7-June-2021

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    Data for Development Profiles - Official Development Assistance for Data and Statistical Systems

    Sound and timely data and statistics are essential for designing better policies for better lives. When the right data are available and used by policy makers, they play a crucial role in managing crises, as revealed during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also indispensable for transparent and accountable delivery of policies and services and to guide business and investment decisions in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first 2021 edition of the OECD’s Data for Development Profiles is a unique source of information and insights on how members of the Development Co-operation Committee (DAC) allocate official development assistance (ODA) to statistical capacity development and strengthening data ecosystems in low and middle income countries. By providing a comprehensive overview of members’ data and statistical policy priorities, strategies, funding, delivery modalities and partnerships, the profiles serve as a baseline for co-ordinating international support and highlight ways forward for greater impact and effectiveness.
  • 19-May-2021

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    Preventing Harmful Alcohol Use: Key Findings for Australia

    Australia consumes 10.5 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.2 bottles of wine or 4.0 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Australia, some population groups are at higher risk than others.

  • 15-March-2021

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  • 9-July-2020

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    How's life in Australia?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.

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  • 7-July-2020

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2020 - Key findings for Australia

    The unemployment rate in Australia rose to 7.1%. in May 2020. Including the increase in inactivity linked to the COVID-19 crisis would push this up to 11.3%. The official rate is projected to rise to 8.3% at the end of 2020 (below the OECD average of 9.4%), falling back to 7.4% in 2021 (just below the OECD average of 7.7%).

  • 24-June-2020

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    Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion - How does Australia compare?

    This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Australia and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.

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