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Labour standards

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Robbed at sea: endemic wage theft from seafarers in Australian waters

This research finds that seafarers working on foreign-registered freight ships in Australian waters face regular theft of wages and other entitlements due to legal loopholes and poor enforcement of labour standards.
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NDIS workforce final report

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of Australia’s most ambitious public policy initiatives. This report recommends that the Australian government develop and publish a comprehensive consultation strategy for the implementation of measures under the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025.
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Rapid evidence review: professional standards and sexual harassment

This review of sexual harassment as a potential cause of consumer harms in the legal profession was prepared to assist regulators in reducing and eliminating sexual harassment in all professions.
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Billionaire wealth vs. community health: protecting essential workers from pandemic profiteers

This report identifies a dozen companies in the United States that have seen their fortunes increase, but continue to provide inadequate protection for their workers. These companies are emblematic of the corporate greed that has grown rampant over the last forty years.
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Measuring the benefits of integration

This paper reviews the evidence on the integration of migrants into the UK labour market. It illustrates the potential benefits of utilising migrants’ untapped skills to the UK economy.
Policy report

Exploratory study of good policies in the protection of construction workers in the Middle East

This paper explores the changes that have taken place over the past few decades in the way in which workers are employed in the construction industry. As a number of studies have recently dealt with the challenge of eliminating recruitment debt, this paper will focus...
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Do no harm? Procurement of medical goods by Australian companies and government

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries...
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Rights on demand: ensuring workplace standards and workplace security in the on-demand economy

The organization of work is changing rapidly for America’s workers. While the latter decades of the 20th century witnessed a transformation from the post–World War II paradigm of long-term stable employment with a single employer to an economy in which many individuals expected to move...