We’d very much like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended our Jobs for Australia online symposium on Friday 29th May.
The event marked the 75th anniversary of the Curtin White Paper on Full Employment and the launch of our own project on full employment: Jobs for Australia.
Taking inspiration from the postwar Labor Governments of John Curtin and Ben Chifley, our Jobs for Australia project is rooted in the explicit purpose of reducing inequality and constructing an economically and ecologically sustainable world.
If you are one of those fortunate enough to still be in secure work, and have the capacity to contribute to this important project, please consider making a tax deductible donation to Per Capita’s research fund here, or by contacting us as email@example.com.
Session 1 – Full Employment: A Labor Legacy
Wayne Swan in conversation with Emma Dawson
Session 2 – What do we mean by full employment?
with Andrew Leigh MP and Ged Kearney MP
Breakout session 1 – How do we tackle underemployment and insecure work?
moderated by Per Capita Research Economist Matthew Lloyd-Cape
Full recording coming soon
Breakout session 2 – Employment services reform
moderated by Per Capita Research Associate Simone Casey
Breakout session 3 – Rebuilding our manufacturing capacity
moderated by Per Capita Senior Economist Shirley Jackson
Breakout session 4 – Investing in social (public and community) housing
moderated by Per Capita Research Associate Abigail Lewis and Director of Social Innovation Myfan Jordan
Final session – How do we rebuild a full employment economy?
Michele O’Neil in conversation with Dr John Falzon