Published: 25/07/2023

Welcome to the second issue of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) for 2020. This year Australia, like every country in the world has experienced one of the biggest shocks to its economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic with enormous impacts on the labour market. Given its importance we have made this issue of AJLE a Special Issue devoted to the effects of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.

Message from Managing Editor

From the Managing Editor

Phil Lewis
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Page i-iii


JobKeeper: The efficacy of Australia’s first short-time wage subsidy

Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan
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Page 99-128

Scarring effects

Jeff Borland
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Page 173-188

How might COVID-19 affect the Indigenous labour market?

Yonatan Dinku, Boyd Hunter, Francis Markham
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Page 189-210

The urgent need for tax reform in Australia in the COVID-19 world

Tristram Sainsbury, Robert Breunig
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Page 211-229

The Proposed Job-ready Graduate Package: a misguided arrow missing its target

Phil Lewis, Anne Daly
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Page 231-251