Posts for 2021

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ACEN Critical Conversations – Wellbeing in WIL

CDWI Deputy Director, Deanna Grant-Smith will share insights and personal experiences from researching and exploring wellbeing in WIL at the ACEN Critical Conversations event on 19th August at 11:30. Find out how students, coordinators and university systems manage and support wellbeing in WIL by registering for this online event…

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PREDICT Principles of Good Mining

The PREDICT Principles of Good Mining is a first of its kind tool designed to facilitate genuine multi-stakeholder interactions in the resources sector. PREDICT aims to help industry and stakeholders develop a dynamic, shared social licence to operate to advance good mining. PREDICT has been developed by CDWI researchers Robyn Mayes,

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Gender equality key to success for Sustainable Development Goals

QUT Business School recently hosted a webinar with centre member, Bree Hurst in conversation with Janelle Weissman, Executive Director UN Women Australia to examine Sustainable Development Goal 5 and what achieving it could mean for Australia’s future.  Audience members were able to participate in a live Q&A session on topics such as…

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Project website to assist stakeholders throughout the mining lifecycle

CDWI researchers Robyn Mayes, Bree Hurst and Amelia Hine have just completed an 18 month project examining the complex drivers and interactions of stakeholders operating in the Australian mining sector. You can now explore the project website, including findings and a toolkit for industry and stakeholders. Together these tools can assist…

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Best Paper Award

Congratulations to CDWI HDR student Maria Khan who was awarded best paper in the HR track of the Eastern Academy of Management for her paper “Neurodiversity: An HR Framework to Create an Inclusive Workplace”. Read the paper here: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/209733/ &nbsp…

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2020 Annual Report

This annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Centre for Decent Work & Industry in 2020…

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Gary Marsden Travel Awards Recipient

Congratulations to Jenna Mikus (CDWI PhD candidate, supervised by Deanna Grant-Smith) who is one of only three Australian PhD students to win a Gary Marsden Travel Award.  The award enables Jenna to attend the upcoming Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference scheduled to take place in Japan (and virtually) next month. Jenna will…

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Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow

QUT’s Centre for Justice (C4J) has been fortunate to receive funding through the Vice Chancellor’s Office for an Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  The appointment, a joint appointment between C4J and the Carumba Institute, is a level B academic position for 3 years. The Indigenous Australians Postdoctoral Research…

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We Need to Talk About Public Toilets…

Master of Philosophy student Katherine Webber (supervised by Assoc Professor Deanna Grant-Smith) had her work on the provision of public toilets as a rights issue at an event at Parliament House in Canberra last week.  Katherine is a specialist in social planning and has been researching public toilets nationally and internationally as…

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How sexual harassment affects workplaces across Australia – including Parliament House

Centre member Professor Paula McDonald was cited in ABC Online this week stating that ‘complaint processes in many workplaces are still falling short’ and that many people who experience sexual harassment are concerned about career penalties that may come their way should they come forward.  Read more in the ABC article on preventing…

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Au pairs in Australia: Contexts, vulnerabilities to abuse, and policy implications

Centre Director, Professor Robyn Mayes publishes on the labour and policy contexts of au pair work in Australia and the ways these shape the vulnerabilities of au pairs to abuse and exploitation.  Read the full paper here as part of the Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series.

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Disability Access to Australian Higher Education

Centre members Deanna Grant-Smith and Bernd Irmer’s briefing paper on Disability Access to Australian Higher Education is now available as part of the Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series. Their paper (issue 11) evaluates how well Australian universities have performed against the parity targets of the widening participation in…

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