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Thousands of disabled Australians earn just a few dollars an hour working at disability enterprises. A recent Federal Court decision will lead to higher wages, but some employers fear this will send them broke. Is this a cunning ploy to get out of paying more...
In the workplace, more so than society in general, mental illness continues to lurk quietly and relatively freely, writes Sam Ryan.
The workplace is a breeding ground for mental illness stigma: where increasing pressure (203) creates and exacerbates stress, and increasing...
As part of a Background Briefing series on mental illness in the work place, Di Martin spoke to Justice Shane Marshall of the Federal Court. In an Australian first, the judge spoke candidly about his struggles with depression and the mental health issues that face...
Work life balance is more of an aspiration than a reality for many Australians. Unpaid overtime is commonplace in many Australian workplaces with more than half of all workers stating they worked unpaid overtime in the week leading up to the survey....
Analyses the links between mental health and two alternative workplace productivity measures– absenteeism and presenteeism.
Abstract Much of the economic cost of mental illness stems from workers’ reduced productivity. We analyze the links between mental health and two alternative workplace productivity measures –...
New sub-national New Zealand population measures have been developed by The Treasury using integrated administrative data. This paper describes their development, compares them against existing sources of official population data, describes some high level findings, and presents three case studies describing population change in specific...
This report compares the health and health service use of Australians who receive the Disability Support Pension with those receiving wages or business income. It also examines the health of people receiving Newstart (unemployment benefit).
This report summarises the findings from Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which stands as a guide to inform our understanding of what’s shaping modern Australia.
This report showcases the business opportunity in pushing beyond reactive measures and compliance in mental health, to reap the financial returns and resilience that comes with combatting one of Australia’s most pressing issues.