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Barriers to work

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Report

Barriers to employment for migrant engineers

Australia needs more skilled engineers to deliver on an ambitious infrastructure agenda. However this research reveals that many overseas-born engineers struggle to find work in the industry.
Briefing paper

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: insights from recent research

Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. This brief outlines evidence as to why employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents, and turn it to their competitive advantage.
Report

Refugee employment experience: struggles, strategies and solutions

This report investigates the struggles and challenges refugees face in finding work in Australia. The aim of the report is to highlight the refugee perspective on working and looking for work by listening to what refugees themselves say about their job seeking efforts and their...
Report

Community conversations: talking about finding work in Australia

The Community Conversations project was created to gather further information on the nature of economic exclusion among refugee and migrant communities in Melbourne’s west, and to source community-informed ideas for reducing barriers to participation.
Report

Shifting the balance: cultural diversity in leadership within the Australian arts, screen and creative sectors

This report provides a starting point for the development of more substantial research into the composition and organisational cultures of creative sector organisations, and the causes for CALD under-representation in these organisations.
Conference paper

Identifying barriers in lean implementation in the construction industry

It is of utmost importance to identify factors which lead to poor management in Lean construction activities. This paper proposes that lack of ‘top management support’, ‘misperception about Lean practices’, and ‘lack of information sharing and integrated change control’ are the top three barriers for...
Conference paper

Implementing takt planning and takt control into residential construction

This study addresses the suitability of takt planning and takt control (TPTC) for the interior phase in residential construction projects. The purpose is to gain understanding on how to best implement TPTC in residential construction.
Guide

How to be disability inclusive

Every Australian has a role to play in creating positive change and breaking down barriers. This paper is a guide to disability inclusion - to promote living and working in an accessible world.
Journal article

Culture specific words as a barrier in cross-cultural communication in construction business

This research is an examination of the 'word' as a cultural unit in cross-cultural communication in the construction business.The results are presented in the form of analysis of the linguistic data and cultural phenomena, which take place in cross-cultural communication.
Report

Panic! Social class, taste and inequalities in the creative industries

This paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.
Report

Giving asylum seekers a chance: insights from a pilot employment program

What is needed to overcome the disadvantage faced by asylum seekers when competing in the labour market?
Report

Applying behavioural insights to return to work

It is widely recognised that long-term absence from work is harmful to physical and mental wellbeing. Returning safely and quickly to work has strong benefits for the individual, their family, employer and the broader sustainability of the workers compensation system. In March 2013, the Department...
Report

Valuing access to work

This report was commissioned by the Blind Foundation to analyse the economic impact of improved access to employment for people with disabilities (PWD) in New Zealand. Two scenarios were considered: