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Women in planning

Dr Deanna Grant-Smith is a Committee Member for The Women in Planning Symposium which was held on Thursday 29th September, 2016 at The Shore Restaurant (South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland). This symposium emerges out of a longstanding interest into the role and stories of leading female researchers and professionals working in the planning…

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Fair Food Symposium

Over 80 members of the public attended this event which was held in November, 2016 at the Brisbane Square Library and hosted by Carol Richards and Dr Kiah Smith (UQ). The symposium featured ‘lightening talks’ by 14 speakers, including small food businesses, NGOs, academics, food activists, nutritionists and a farmer. Covering a range of…

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The fight for safe factories

How can we understand the global supply chains that brings us products like branded jeans and iPhones? A recent talk at QUT examined the extent and success of initiatives implemented since the Rana Plaza incident. Rana Plaza and beyond

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) conference

In May 2016 we hosted the ECEC Workforce Development Policy Workshop, which offered over 60 participants the chance to share initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study and collaboratively explore policy and practice ideas.

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Just Work in the Digital Economy

Rapid technological innovation is fundamentally changing the nature of work, with significant implications for individuals, organisations and societies. In this symposium, QUT researchers from the Work/Industry Futures Research Program (QUT Business School), Digital Media Research Centre (Creative Industries Faculty) and Intellectual…

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Divestment and social change

Shen Narayanasamy, founder of No Business in Abuse and guest speaker on ABC’s Q&A program was amongst the high calibre presenters at this Divestment symposium, which was a collaboration between Carol Richards, Robyn Mayes and Prof Matthew Rimmer (QUT Faculty of Law). The forum explored the social, financial and legal debates regarding…

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Read our 2015 Annual Report

This 2015 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2015.

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Young people don't expect to rely on 'bank of mum and dad'

Dr Deanna-Grant Smith and Prof Paula McDonald contributed to an article published in The Conversation on the 19th of October, 2016 Young people don’t expect to rely on the ‘bank of mum and dad’: study.  Click here to read the full article. …

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Why is sexual harassment in the Australian Federal Police systemic?

Prof Paula McDonald’s article ‘Why is sexual harassment in the AFP systemic?  And can the culture be changed? published in The Conversation on 25th August, 2016 discusses what makes sexual harassment systemic, and how the AFP and other organisations can achieve the cultural reform needed to respond adequately.  Click here to read the…

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Profiling employees online

Prof Paula McDonald was interviewed by Eleanor Hall (ABC Radio National) for  ‘The World Today’ program on 29 August, 2016 about the use of social media in the workplace. Kelly Higgins-Devine from 612 ABC Brisbane also spoke to Paula about online profiling, and the blurring of lines between public and private life. To read more, click

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