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Submission to the National Youth Commission

Five members of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program – Deanna Grant-Smith, Paula McDonald, Katherine Moore, Penny Williams and Bernd Irmer – recently published a Submission to the National Youth Commission into Youth Employment and Transitions. The submission notes the need for reform to many of Australia’s industrial relations…

New report: Digital platform work in Australia

A new report presents the preliminary findings from a national survey commissioned by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. It was prepared by Prof Paula McDonald (QUT), Dr Penny Williams (QUT), Prof Andrew Stewart (University of Adelaide), Dr Damian Oliver (UTS), and A/Prof Robyn Mayes (QUT). The survey of 14,000 respondents…

Gerardo Patriotta: Crafting papers for publication

On Thursday 11th May, Professor Gerardo Patriotta from the Warwick Business School conducted a workshop for 25 staff and students which examined the techniques that authors can use for developing effective arguments, leveraging academic conventions in a constructive fashion, and communicating clear contributions to their audiences…

Work + Family Roundtable election benchmarks released

In the lead up to the 2019 Federal election, the Work + Family Roundtable has proposed a set of research-informed Policy Benchmarks against which election proposals for improving work, care and family outcomes in Australia can be assessed. The benchmarks were released on April 17…

Seminar: WIL, Internships and Equity

In this seminar on Tuesday 14th May, A/Prof Robyn Mayes, Dr Deanna Grant-Smith and Prof Paula McDonald from the Work/Industry Futures Research Program presented recent research in the field of work integrated learning (WIL), open market internships and student equity in postgraduate access. The presentations, which were hosted by the QUT…