Will Mackey is a Senior Associate at Grattan Institute. An economist and data scientist, he has worked in the Economic Policy, Education, and Health programs. He spent 2020 working on Australia’s COVID-19 response, with Grattan and in the Victorian Department of Health.
Will runs workshops on data analysis, communication, and visualisation, is the founder of the R users network for Australian public policy (runapp), and is the author of a number of R packages for public policy. He holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics from RMIT and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Melbourne.
Don’t fiddle with migration policy to try to fix short-term labour shortages
Look at agriculture and hospitality: once an industry relies on low-wage labour, it’s hard to wind the clock back.