Posts for December 2018

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Read our 2018 Annual Report

This 2018 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2016.

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Flexible work: Barrier to benefits?

Money & Life, the magazine of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, included an article based on Melinda Laundon and Penny Williams’ paper published in the Financial Planning Research Journal, Flexible Work: Barrier to benefits? (September, 2018).

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Why Australia needs to invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage

Paula McDonald co-authored an article with Karen Thorpe and Sue Irvine in The Conversation on 5 September, 2018.  Why Australia needs to invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage.

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Sick days, employment contracts and overtime: Your workplace rights, explained

Katherine Moore was interviewed by ABC News for an article about workplace rights: Sick days, employment contracts and overtime: Your workplace rights, explained. ABC online, November, 2018.

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8 tips for nailing your next job interview

Katherine Moore was interviewed by ABC News for an article about succeeding in job interviews: 8 tips for nailing your next job interview. ABC Online, October.

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Creating markets for change in Fiji

Throughout the Pacific, subsistence farming and the small-scale market sale of independently grown produce is an intrinsic way of life. Largely rural, Pacific populations are heavily reliant on an agrarian lifestyle and it is predominantly women who engage in small-scale farmer’s market operations. In fact, while women are often…

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Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation annual conference

Robyn Mayes gave a keynote address to the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation annual conference in Brisbane on November 28 where she spoke about resilience in the future of work.

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The Future of Work: Panel Discussion

Robyn Mayes was an invited speaker at The Future of Work: Panel Discussion hosted by North Brisbane Greens in Brisbane on October 28. Robyn spoke on skilled labour migration and gendered dimensions of the future of work.

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Why we need to pay attention to the role of au pairs in the future of work in Australia

In this short article arising out of her presentation at the New Social Inequalities and the Future of Work Symposium, Robyn Mayes outlines the current practices around au pairs in Australia, arguing that debates and hopes around the future of work cannot be divorced—as they currently tend to be—from ongoing inequalities associated with…

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