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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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Over recent decades significant economic and social changes have altered the way in which work is organised and carried out in Australia. Examples of major changes include:

  • an increase in labour force participation
  • labour market deregulation
  • the rapid growth of part-time employment
  • an increase in casual employment
  • changes in the hours worked by Australians
  • trading hours liberalisation, and
  • anti-discrimination legislation.

    The following section includes further information on how Australia's labour market has changed over time. More specifically, it includes information on: the proportion of the population in work, labour force participation, part-time employment, casual employment, hours worked, and earnings.

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