Staff Discussion Papers


This series provides an avenue for the Department of Education, Skills and Employment staff to publish and disseminate their research and analyses to a broader audience.

The topics of the Staff Discussion Paper Series reflect either the core business of the department or broad social and economic topics relevant to the department’s policies and programs.

We encourage staff to be innovative, strategic and thought leaders in their areas of expertise. The opinions expressed in the Staff Discussion Paper Series are those of the author/s and do not necessarily represent the position or policy of the department or the Australian Government.


  • Issue Number 1 – Implications of differences in employment estimates by industry between ABS Labour Force Survey and ABS Business-survey data
  • Issue Number 2 – Adjusting the Australian wage share for depreciation, housing, and other factors, 1960-2016