Quality of work life

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Casualties of fashion: how garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are wearing the cost of COVID-19

The research in this report reveals that garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia – two prominent garment producing countries for the Australian market – are not earning enough to cover basic living costs for their families during COVID-19.
Strategy

Australian Public Service gender equality strategy 2021–26

This strategy is the culmination of a partnership between the Australian Public Service Commission and the federal Office for Women, in conjunction with extensive consultation across the APS, academia and the private sector.
Report

Wellbeing at work: apprenticeships and mental health

Despite the importance of apprenticeships, almost half of young people who commence an apprenticeship will not finish it. This report examines how the mental health and wellbeing of apprentices can be better supported.
Report

Independent Review into Workplace Equality in Ambulance Victoria: final report volume 1

This report details widespread reports of incivility, disrespect, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation. It presents 24 recommendations, detailing changes that can be actioned immediately by Ambulance Victoria to begin rebuilding a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace.
Report

Challenges of work, family and care for Australia’s retail, online retail, warehousing and fast food workers

This report provides information about the work, family and care arrangements of employees in Australia’s retail, fast food and warehousing industries.
Report

Modern work: how changes to the way we work are impacting Australians’ mental health

Work in Australia has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. Technological innovation has led to wide scale digitisation of work, automation and the gig economy. The research presented in this paper focuses on workplace mental health.
Report

Working from home, or living at work?

2021 marks the thirteenth annual Go Home on Time Day, an initiative of the Centre for Future Work focusing on overwork among Australians, including excessive overtime that is often unpaid. This year’s report considers whether home work will become the 'new normal' for many workers...
Presentation

Hybrid working: the story so far .. preview

In February 2021, WorkFLEX started interviewing senior business leaders from around Australia, to ask them what the likely post-pandemic work arrangements would be for their organisations. This presentation presents a preview of some of the trends that have already been identified.
Report

Second interim report: insecurity in publicly-funded jobs

This interim report looks at insecurity in publicly-funded jobs and is focussed primarily on those jobs where the Australian government—also referred to as the Commonwealth—is the funder, or primary funder.
Transcript

Economics of working from home

Australian Productivity Commission Chair, Michael Brennan, delivered this presentation as part of a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) panel discussion on 12 October 2021.
Report

First interim report: on-demand platform work in Australia

The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. This first interim report focuses on gig work and gig workers.
Policy report

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
Report

Navigating precarity in non-standard work

An estimated 30 percent of the Canadian workforce engages in non-standard employment in some form. This paper explores policy considerations as well as the current state of non-standard and precarious employment and antecedents that have rendered this a reality for many and a choice for...
Report

The constant boss: work under digital surveillance

This report argues that policy-makers must build robust data protections that empower workers, not just consumers, and also broaden their understanding of algorithmic harms beyond bias and discrimination.
Strategy

A roadmap for respect: preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Through this document, the Morrison Government outlines its response to the 2020 Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry report, and sets out its long-term commitment to preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Report

Gari yala (speak the truth): synopsis report

This project aimed to gain a firsthand understanding of the diversity of Indigenous workers’ experiences. The project is Indigenous-led, and has been overseen by a panel of distinguished Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academics and employment practitioners.
Report

Work and life in a pandemic: an update on hours of work and unpaid overtime under COVID-19

This research reveals that almost three-quarters of Australians 'working from home' are doing at least some of it in non-work-time. The report calls for additional protections for people working from home, including limits on hours, overtime pay when relevant, allowances for extra home office expenses...
Report

Moving out: making a success of civil service relocation

This report argues that relocations, particularly for public policy and other specialist roles, should focus on improving the capacity of the civil service by widening the pool of highly skilled workers available to it.
Report

Good work for wellbeing in the coronavirus economy

The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted jobs and livelihoods, but it has also seen labour market interventions that were previously unimaginable and given rise to calls to build back a better labour market. This report sets out a number of definitions of ‘good work’, and...
Report

How we worked

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot outlines some of the changes over the last four decades in when, how and where we work.