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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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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…

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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…

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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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