Quality of work life

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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.
Guide

Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a practical guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector...
Guide

Good Practice Note: Preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector

This publication is intended to support higher education providers to better understand, prevent, identify and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Journal article

Workplace wellness: Industry associations are well placed and some are ready to take a more active role in workplace health

This research suggests that across many industry sectors, larger industry associations (IAs) are ready to take a more active role in workplace health initiatives and are well placed to promote these to member organisations.
Report

The future is now: creating decent work post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which swept across the globe in the early months of 2020, has rapidly accelerated long-standing trends in labour markets and economies around the world. Income inequality, precarious work and the digitisation of the economy are now issues that policymakers must grapple with...
Report

Working in new disability markets: a survey of Australia's disability workforce

This report is based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,300 responses from across the disability sector in March 2020. It reveals that a key concern for workers is the rising casualisation of the workforce, with many staff having to work less than full...