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The Australian Labour Market in 2007

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Abstract: Both global and domestic economic growth remained robust in 2007

    resulting in historically low unemployment and high labour force participation in

    Australia. However, these favourable labour force statistics were overshadowed

    for much of the year by a number of other issues such as the continuing drought,

    high oil and petrol prices and associated inflation and interest rate pressures, a

    November federal election, and the first full year of the operation of the Work

    Choices legislation. This article will address each of these issues by presenting

    an analysis of the macroeconomy and labour market, and reviewing the labour

    market implications of the Work Choices legislation in Australia.

UOW Authors


  •   O'Brien, Martin
  •   Valadkhani, Abbas (external author)
  •   Townsend, Keith (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • O'Brien, M. J., Valadkhani, A. & Townsend, K. (2008). The Australian Labour Market in 2007. Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (3), 383-398.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-43449122778

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2243

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 383

End Page


  • 398

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://jir.sagepub.com/

Abstract


  • Abstract: Both global and domestic economic growth remained robust in 2007

    resulting in historically low unemployment and high labour force participation in

    Australia. However, these favourable labour force statistics were overshadowed

    for much of the year by a number of other issues such as the continuing drought,

    high oil and petrol prices and associated inflation and interest rate pressures, a

    November federal election, and the first full year of the operation of the Work

    Choices legislation. This article will address each of these issues by presenting

    an analysis of the macroeconomy and labour market, and reviewing the labour

    market implications of the Work Choices legislation in Australia.

UOW Authors


  •   O'Brien, Martin
  •   Valadkhani, Abbas (external author)
  •   Townsend, Keith (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • O'Brien, M. J., Valadkhani, A. & Townsend, K. (2008). The Australian Labour Market in 2007. Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (3), 383-398.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-43449122778

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2243

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 383

End Page


  • 398

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://jir.sagepub.com/