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Results of this report suggest that over employment has adverse consequences.
Abstract Nationally representative panel survey data for Australia and Germany are used to investigate the impact of working-time mismatches (i.e., differences between actual and desired work hours) on mental health, as measured...
Mental illness carries enormous emotional and social costs for individuals and communities. But what about its broader impact on the economy?
According to the OECD, as many as one in two people will experience mental illness at some point in their lives. It can...
Mental illness in young men costs the Australian economy A$387,000 per hour and over nine million working days lost per annum – figures which this report argues cannot be ignored by the business sector.
The human and economic costs of mental illness in Australia...
Principals’ Australia, estimates that as many as 70% of Australia’s 10,000 school principals will reach retirement age within the next five years. They will be replaced with much younger, less experienced individuals, potentially more at risk of adverse health outcomes from undertaking the role. However,...
'Job strain', where workers have little control over their job, but who are under high pressure to perform, accounts for 17 per cent of depression in working women and 13 per cent in working men.
Workplace psychosocial stressors have been linked to...
This report sets out a number of priority actions to assist Australians with disability, including mental illness, into work.
It recognises the importance of education and training as a pathway to sustainable employment, and the role of employers in increasing employment opportunities for people...
After fifteen years of economic growth, Australia still has the seventh lowest employment rate for people with disability, including mental illness, in the OECD. Attempts by previous governments to encourage people with disability into employment, including via Welfare to Work, have failed.
ACOSS's submission to Ministers on the National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy deals with the causes of poor employment outcomes for people with disabilities (less than 40% of people with disabilities are employed with little progress made over the last 15 years) and policy...
As a part of the Social Inclusion Agenda, the federal government is developing a National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy.
The discussion paper outlines the background and purpose of the strategy and invites comment.
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Let's Get to Work is an employment strategy and, a way forward to address one of the most important productivity and health issues in Australia. It outlines the actions that need to be taken and provides a detailed background and rationale to these recommended actions....