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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…

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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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Brisbane Fair Food Alliance

Since the 2016 Building a Fairer Food System: Community Symposium, in collaboration with Dr Kiah Smith and Dr Hope Johnson from QUT Law, Carol Richards has formed a new community organisation: the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance. Its inaugural committee holds a range of expertise including public health, nutrition, food policy, grant writing, marketing, campaigning, community…

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Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence Project

The Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence program, led by Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Professor Abby Cathcart, is a teaching and learning collaboration between Queensland and Chinese universities. The program saw 10 Queensland universities work together to promote quality teaching and learning internationally. More than 180 academic staff from 49 separate Chinese Universities participated…

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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 employment is one of the biggest challenges…

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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…

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Seminar | "Engagement" in higher education: How does it affect the missions of education and research?

Join us at Professor Mats Benner’s (Lund University, Sweden) seminar on Thursday 21st June, 2018 (12.00pm – 1.30pm) “Engagement” in higher education: How does it affect the missions of education and research? OVERVIEW Universities today are expected to contribute to a wide variety of goals: not only providing excellent education and research (goals that in…

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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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Read our 2017 Annual Report

This 2017 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2017.