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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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Inclusion and Work: Disability Perspectives

The School of Management’s first alumni event for 2019 will be held on Tuesday, 19 February. The event will feature guest speakers Sinead Hourigan, Qld Director for Robert Walters; Mary Darke, Associate Director for Robert Walters; Bill Gamack, CEO EPIC Assist; Dr Jannine Williams, Lecturer at QUT; and Dr Katherine Moore, Lecturer at…

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Visiting Professor, Gill Kirton from Queen Mary University London

Professor Gill Kirton from Queen Mary University London is visiting QUT in February at the invitation of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program. She will deliver a research seminar on Tuesday 19th February from 11.00 to 12.30pm in Room B-124, Level 1, B Block, QUT Gardens Point campus, titled Explaining the intractable gender gap in…

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Why some workers are saying no to the gig economy

Predictions of large numbers of workers choosing or being compelled to access work via digital platforms have proliferated in the popular media and consultancy reports. Yet such predictions have so far not been borne out in workforce statistics. In this article in Futures of Work, Penny Williams, Robyn Mayes and Paula McDonald discuss…

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Gig-style internships are on the rise

Paula McDonald was interviewed for an article in Campus Review on ‘micro-internships’. The article raised a number of concerns about this new form of gig work, including avenues of dispute for non-payments if a company deems an intern’s work incomplete or unacceptable, and rights to benefits and protections enjoyed by other employees…

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Read our 2018 Annual Report

This 2018 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2018.