Working nation: the white paper on employment and growth


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Author: Keating, Paul J.


This white paper describes the Commonwealth Government's plan for achieving economic growth in Australia, and increasing employment opportunities for urban, rural and regional Australia. The policies were intended to reduce the number of unemployed, and aimed to reach an unemployment rate of five per cent by the end of the century and to set new goals for education and training, for economic efficiency, for income support arrangements and for industry. The paper argues that unemployment inhibits growth, so that reducing unemployment is an essential part of getting the economy onto a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Economics; Employment; Performance; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Government policy; Unemployment; Economic growth; Employment creation; Productivity; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1994

Physical description: 2 v.

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ISBN: 0644334509 (set); 0644333774 (volume 1); 0644333782 (volume 2)

Statement of responsibility: Presented by the Prime Minister the Honourable P. J. Keating, House of Representatives, 4 May 1994

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: Copyright Commonwealth of Australia reproduced by permission

Document number: TD/LMR 85.650

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