The Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force, collectively known as Defence, has prepared this document as an introductory briefing paper to the Royal Commissioners. The paper provides background into the employment arrangements for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including the composition of the...
This report offers insights into the challenges faced by retail, fast food and distribution workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent lockdowns. The focus is upon the impact on job security and worker-customer relations during the pandemic.
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.
Understanding the importance of secure, safe and flexible work as women age, this research project sought to benchmark work outcomes and conditions under the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a platform for less heard voices.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to large-scale and rapid changes in work practices, including a dramatic increase in the number of people working from home. This report considers how decisions about location of work will be made as firms and workers continue to learn how...
Preparing for the unimaginable: guidelines for organisational response and staff support before, during and after disaster
Affected communities need long-term support far beyond what many disaster relief volunteering organisation can often commit to. This project explores the phenomenon of support before, during and after disaster (specifically the floods in Townsville and North West Queensland), focusing on organisational support for staff to...
The research outlined in this report suggests that by requiring stronger monitoring and prevention measures in Australian workplaces, a significant share of mental illness and injury could be avoided. In addition to reducing the toll of mental illness for workers and their families, these measures...
The evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) Program and makes recommendations regarding its future development.
Best practice guidelines: supporting the wellbeing of family violence workers during times of emergency and crisis
These guidelines draw on research by the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, in partnership with Domestic Violence Victoria, that investigated the impact of COVID-19 on family violence, practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery.
This report seeks to better understand employees’ experiences of working from home during the pandemic – the benefits, challenges and future opportunities.