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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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Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers Report

On 19 October 2017 the Senate established the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers to inquire and report on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in Australia. The report was tabled on 19 September, 2018 with the Work/Industry Futures Research Program submission cited a total of…

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Bystander interventions in workplace sexual harassment

Professor Paula McDonald was invited to a two day workshop  in New York (30-31 July) by UN Women to speak about bystander interventions in workplace sexual harassment and the importance of data collection in informing policy and practices. More information can be found here.  

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Meet Australia's professional part-timers

Paula McDonald was interviewed by The Brisbane Times for an article Meet Australia’s professional full-time part-timers. The article was republished in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July, 2018.