Barriers to work

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Report

Community conversations: talking about finding work in Australia

The Community Conversations project was then 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.
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.
Article

Foundations for equality: exploring how the construction sector can promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community

The construction industry has made progress towards a more inclusive and equal industry but it is clear that homophobia/transphobia is still an issue within the sector. In a survey conducted by Construction News in 2017, 54% of LGBTQ+ respondents said that they didn’t feel comfortable...
Journal article

Insights into architects’ future roles in off-site construction

Off-Site Manufacture and Construction (OSCM) is at the heart of the modern construction industry. This paper explores the traditional thinking patterns of architects in China and predicts possible future roles for them. We foresee a study approach that focuses on the order and rules for...
Conference paper

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

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.
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.
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.
Report

Writing the future: Black and Asian writers and publishers in the UK marketplace

We believe that for UK literature of all genres (and its publishers) to thrive, it must reflect the complexity of the cultures and society it is responding to. Yet the success and upsurge in the publication of BAME fiction writers in the 1990’s and early...