New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.
Reskilling the workforce for the future labour market could be one solution to the current job crisis, say UNSW Business school experts.
We're facing a global economic problem that no one really understands or knows how to fix.
Pushing up interest rates due to current Australia unemployment figures and historical economic theories may de dangerous.
Persistently low inflation puts the Reserve Bank in a difficult position where the right thing to do might be doing nothing at all, writes Richard Holden.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
The Newstart Allowance received by people looking for work falls well below the minimum income required to achieve a basic standard of living, UNSW research has found.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble, writes Richard Holden.
There is a looming fear among young people that they will not find jobs commensurate with their educational levels, writes Usman W. Chohan.