The New World of Australian Labour Market Programs: An Evaluation of the Howard-Reith Labour Market Reforms

P.N. Junankar, University of Western Sydney


The labour market reforms of the Coalition government in the second half of the 1990s are compared with those of the former Labor government in the first half. Though economic growth was the same for both governments, the improvement in aggregate, male / female, long term, and youth unemployment appears significantly better under the former Labor government.

P.N. (Raja) Junankar is Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus.

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