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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 office and the character…

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Banning workplace romances won't solve the problem of sexual misconduct in the office

Paula McDonald’s article published in The Conversation on 16 February, 2018 discusses Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that sexual relations between ministers and their staff will be prohibited under a change to the ministerial code of conduct. Click here to read the article.

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Snappers wary of digital platforms

Platform work in the photographic industry: A snapshot of the gig economy, was a paper presented to the 2018 AIRAANZ conference by QUT’s Paula McDonald, Penny Williams and Robyn Mayes, Adelaide, February 7, 2018.  Click here to read Workplace Express’ article on the presentation.  

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Radio National, background briefing on sexual harassment in policing

Paula McDonald was a guest on Radio National 11 February, 2018 ‘Copping it: The cost of complaining when you’re in the police’. Each year, NSW Police officers lodge around 200 harassment complaints against their own colleagues. About a quarter of those are for sex-based harassment. But for many victims, speaking out can be just as…

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Working the platform: How photographers engage with digital platforms to generate income

Click here to read more about Paula McDonald, Penny Williams and Robyn Mayes’ research on digital platform work.

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Hunger and poverty in Australia

Carol Richard’s was interviewed on ABC News, 21st January, 2018 on hunger and poverty in Australia.

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Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

Carol Richard authored an article in The Conversation on 18th January, 2018 ‘Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails’.

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Australia's food insecurity and food waste

Listen to Carol Richard’s radio interview with Tom Mann from Radio Adelaide 101.5, discussing why Australia has food insecurity.

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What can universities do to create more impact from research?

Join us for a conversation about what universities can do to create more impact from research. The “Impact Agenda” has become increasingly important in recent years as funders of research look for ways to justify their investments through measurable contributions to the economy and society. In the UK, this new measure of academic success was tested…

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Flexible careers: How young women and men expect to share paid work and care over the life course

Paula McDonald was a guest contributor to the blog of the American Sociological Association; sociology on the economy, work and inequality.  To read her article, click here. The article summarises findings from “How flexible are careers in the anticipated life courses of young people” in Human Relations. For a free pre-publication version of the article, click here.