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  • 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.

  • 27-November-2019

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    Pensions at a Glance 2019 - Key findings for Australia

    Key findings for Australia from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"

  • 10-October-2019

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    The Heavy Burden of Obesity: Key findings for Australia

    Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity: nearly one in three adults are obese. As a result, Australians live on average 2.7 years less due to overweight. The impact on the economy is large: overweight accounts for 8.6% of health expenditure; and lowers labour market outputs by the equivalent of 371 thousand full time workers per year. Combined, this means that overweight reduces Australia’s GDP by 3.1%.

  • 10-April-2019

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    The Squeezed Middle Class - How does Australia compare?

    This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.

  • 30-January-2019

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    Australia needs to intensify efforts to meet its 2030 emissions goal

    Australia has made some progress replacing coal with natural gas and renewables in electricity generation yet remains one of the most carbon-intensive OECD countries and one of the few where greenhouse gas emissions (excluding land use and forestry) have risen in the past decade. The country will fall short of its 2030 emissions target without a major effort to move to a low-carbon model, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-décembre-2018

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    Etude économique de l'Australie 2018

    Avec 27 années de croissance économique positive, l'Australie a démontré une capacité remarquable d'élévation régulière du niveau de vie de sa population et d'absorption des chocs économiques.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Australia 2018

    Australia has always been a nation of immigrants. More than one quarter of its population in 2015 was born abroad. Immigrants make an important economic and demographic contribution and help address skill and labour shortages. Labour migration is managed through a complex, but well-functioning and effective system which sets and respects annual migration targets. In recent years, the labour migration system has shifted from a mainly supply-driven system to a system where demand-driven migration represents close to half of the permanent skilled migration programme and demand-driven temporary migration has also risen sharply. In addition, two-step migration has gained ground in recent years. The review examines the implications of these changes for the composition of immigrants and their labour market outcomes. Moreover, it discusses recent changes in the tools used to manage labour migration and provides a detailed analysis on the impact of the introduction of SkillSelect on the efficiency of the system. Finally, the review discusses the extent to which the current labour migration system responds to the labour market needs of Australia's States and Territories.
  • 7-November-2018

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    Stemming the Superbug Tide in Australia

    Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in Australia have increased in recent years, from 7% in 2005 to 10% in 2015, and could go up to 12% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in Australia were lower than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).

  • 15-June-2018

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    A Broken Social Elevator? Key findings for Australia

    A Broken Social Elevator? Key findings for Australia

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  • 26-mars-2018

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    L’Australie doit accroître son aide au développement pour donner corps à son engagement renforcé

    L’engagement actif de l’Australie en matière de développement sur la scène mondiale, de même que son intérêt pour les petits États insulaires fragiles et la réduction des risques de catastrophe, sont louables. Toutefois, selon le dernier Examen par les pairs de l'Australie réalisé par le CAD, des compressions successives du budget de l’aide depuis 2013 entravent les efforts du pays.

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