Posts for 2018

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Brisbane Fair Food Alliance

Since the 2016 Building a Fairer Food System: Community Symposium, in collaboration with Dr Kiah Smith and Dr Hope Johnson from QUT Law, Carol Richards has formed a new community organisation: the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance. Its inaugural committee holds a range of expertise including public health, nutrition, food policy, grant…

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Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence Project

The Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence program, led by Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Professor Abby Cathcart, is a teaching and learning collaboration between Queensland and Chinese universities. The program saw 10 Queensland universities work together to promote quality teaching and learning…

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Meet Australia's professional part-timers

Paula McDonald was interviewed by The Brisbane Times for an article Meet Australia’s professional full-time part-timers. The article was republished in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July, 2018…

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The impact of changing technology on employment

The impact of changing technology on employment is one of the biggest challenges societies will face in the 21st Century. While technological change is not new and there is no consensus among analysts about the ways in which current developments will impact on particular jobs and occupations, there is general agreement that robots…

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#Mentoo: Sexual harassment is not just a female problem

Paula McDonald was interviewed by Tracey Spicer for an article, #MenToo: Sexual harassment is not just a female problem, The Sydney Morning Herald, May…

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How working for free went mainstream

Paula McDonald was interviewed by ABC News on her work on internships for an article How working for free went mainstream. ABC online, May, 2018…

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Symposium – New social inequalities and the future of work

Symposium: New social inequalities and the future of work, 19-20 June, 2018. Presented by the School of Social Science and School of Political Science and  International Studies, UQ and the QUT Work/Industry Futures Research Program   Read more about the event, download the Program Overview The impact of changing technology on…

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Seminar | Regulating work and labour hire in the gig economy

Join us at Professor Andrew Stewart’s seminar on Wednesday 23 May, 2018 (12.00pm – 1.30pm) “Regulating work and labour hire in the gig economy”. OVERVIEW Andrew Stewart will look at what previous case law both in Australia and overseas can tell us about the legal status of workers in the burgeoning “gig economy” – and in particular what…

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Seminar | "Engagement" in higher education: How does it affect the missions of education and research?

Join us at Professor Mats Benner’s (Lund University, Sweden) seminar on Thursday 21st June, 2018 (12.00pm – 1.30pm) “Engagement” in higher education: How does it affect the missions of education and research? OVERVIEW Universities today are expected to contribute to a wide variety of goals: not only providing excellent education and…

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Submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers

This submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers was compiled by members of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program. Read the submission here.

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Low-paid ‘women’s work’: why early childhood educators are walking out

Paula McDonald co-authored an article published in The Conversation on 23 March, 2018, ‘Low-paid ‘women’s work’: Why early childhood educators are walking out’. Click here to read the article. &nbsp…

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Read our 2017 Annual Report

This 2017 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2017…

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