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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…

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Inclusion and work: Disability perspectives

Dr Jannine Williams and Dr. Kathy Moore hosted a QUT alumni event on Tuesday 19th February addressing Inclusion and Work: Disability Perspectives. The event featured guest speakers Sinead Hourigan, Qld Director for Robert Walters; Mary Darke, Associate Director for Robert Walters; and Bill Gamack, CEO EPIC. The presenters shared their…

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Submission to national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

Paula McDonald and Sara Charlesworth (RMIT) published a Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. Read the submission… Excerpts from the submission were published in an article in Workplace Express on February 1st.

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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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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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Backlash against gender equality is arising in new forms

Opponents of gender equality now question the research methods in studies of sexual harassment and assault, write Paula McDonald and Diane White. Read the article published in LSE Business Review  

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As the Kavanaugh backlash shows, #MeToo hasn't gone far enough

Paula McDonald and Diane White co-authored an article ‘As the Kavanaugh backlash shows, #MeToo hasn’t gone far enough‘, published in The Guardian, 5 October, 2018. Diane White is a consultant working in the areas of gender equality and violence against women, and was the former principal Adviser to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and…

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