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Quality of work life

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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.