Policy at the Pub: The state of the labour market in Australia


From: Wednesday October 25, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday October 25, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion taking a holistic look at the application of labour economics and labour laws in Australia. Dr Jaai Parasnis will explore gender gaps in skills formation and labour markets, Tyler Reysenbach will speak about the rife exploitation of workers and changes needed to the enforcement of labour laws, and Jennifer Jones will provide an insight into the WEstjustice Employment and Equality Law Program and the key issues and challenges her team’s clients are facing.

About the speakers

Dr Jaai Parasnis is Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Economics, Monash University. Jaai is an applied microeconomist. Her work documents the inequalities based on migration and gender with a particular focus on Australia and India and shows the consequences of these inequalities on fertility, skills and labour market outcomes. Jaai is passionate about teaching economics.

Tyler Reysenbach is an associate at the Grattan Institute. Previously, she worked as a data analyst in the Central Analytics Hub at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on topics including the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and Australia’s reopening after the pandemic. She started her career at the Productivity Commission working on the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy and Vulnerable Supply Chains inquiries. Tyler graduated from the University of Western Australia with First Class Honours in economics. 


Jennifer Jones is the Legal Director of Employment and Equality Law at WEstjustice (Western Community Legal Centre). She has over 16 years’ experience providing legal, policy and strategic advice in the areas of workplace relations, anti-discrimination and human rights law, with experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Jennifer graduated from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in History. She also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is admitted to practise law in both Victoria and New Zealand.


Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023
Time: 6pm and runs until approximately 7pm. Attendees welcome to arrive from 5:30pm to enjoy drinks downstairs (at own cost)
Cost: Free of charge

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