The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) has an extensive program of research in the field of work and labour markets, encompassing both grant funded research and commissioned projects.

We have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and the range of disciplinary insights that we bring to bear on a problem enables us to select modes of thought and analysis that are particularly tailored to the problem at hand.

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Featured Projects

Evaluation of the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

A NILS-led consortium has been commissioned to evaluate the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The aim of the project is to examine the experiences of participants, their families and carers, service providers and their workforces over the next three years.

The team is comprised of researchers from the Social Research Centre, I-View, the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit of Flinders University, Cultural Partners, and experts from La Trobe University and the Universities of Sydney, Nottingham (UK), Baltimore and Michigan (US), will  For more information about the evaluation, please visit the project page.