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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.

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The impact of changing technology on employment

The impact of changing technology on employment is one of the biggest challenges societies will face in the 21st Century. While technological change is not new and there is no consensus among analysts about the ways in which current developments will impact on particular jobs and occupations, there is general agreement that robots,…

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#Mentoo: Sexual harassment is not just a female problem

Paula McDonald was interviewed by Tracey Spicer for an article, #MenToo: Sexual harassment is not just a female problem, The Sydney Morning Herald, May.

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How working for free went mainstream

Paula McDonald was interviewed by ABC News on her work on internships for an article How working for free went mainstream. ABC online, May, 2018.

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Symposium – New social inequalities and the future of work

Symposium: New social inequalities and the future of work, 19-20 June, 2018. Presented by the School of Social Science and School of Political Science and  International Studies, UQ and the QUT Work/Industry Futures Research Program   Read more about the event, download the Program Overview The impact of changing technology on…

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Seminar | Regulating work and labour hire in the gig economy

Join us at Professor Andrew Stewart’s seminar on Wednesday 23 May, 2018 (12.00pm – 1.30pm) “Regulating work and labour hire in the gig economy”. OVERVIEW Andrew Stewart will look at what previous case law both in Australia and overseas can tell us about the legal status of workers in the burgeoning “gig economy” – and in particular what…

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Submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers

This submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers was compiled by members of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program. Read the submission here.

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Low-paid ‘women’s work’: why early childhood educators are walking out

Paula McDonald co-authored an article published in The Conversation on 23 March, 2018, ‘Low-paid ‘women’s work’: Why early childhood educators are walking out’. Click here to read the article.  

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Should private lives be subject to public scrutiny?

Paula McDonald was a guest on Radio National ‘The Minefield’ presented by Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens, discussing the Joyce affair and the lack of basic agreement on fundamental questions: Should the ‘private lives’ of public figures be the objects of scrutiny? Is there a difference between the virtues demanded of those who hold public…

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