Discrimination in employment


9 Dec 2018

This report explores how predictive tools affect equity throughout the entire hiring process. It examines some popular tools that many employers currently use, and offers recommendations for further scrutiny and reflection. It concludes that without active measures to mitigate them, bias will arise in predictive...


30 Oct 2018

Workforce planning that includes succession planning is regarded as a core strategic human resource activity. However, the data in this study leads to the conclusion that organisations may not be giving it the attention it deserves.

Draft report

26 Feb 2018

This draft code is part of a comprehensive package of measures strongly supported by LPA’s Executive Council to deal with discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.


Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey
21 Nov 2017

Despite the prominence of migrant worker exploitation in the media, there has been limited empirical data on the overall nature and extent of wage theft among international students and backpackers in Australia. This study begins to fill these gaps.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

This discussion paper highlights the connection between disability and poverty, and explores how to help people with disabilities to thrive.


4 Oct 2017

Penalty rates are a long-standing and important part of Australia's workplace relations framework. They are rightly seen as an important mechanism to ensure that people are adequately compensated for missing out on family activities, on social and family gatherings, and participating in community events.

Discussion paper

3 Sep 2017

The NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice has released this discussion paper, as part of the review into the Anti-Discrimination Act.


21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses.


16 Aug 2017

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs.

Policy report

18 Jul 2017

A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.


30 Jun 2017

This study assessed whether women and minorities are discriminated against in the early stages of the recruitment process for senior positions in the Australian Public Service (APS).



27 Apr 2017

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work in the last 12 months - starting as early as 45 years of age.

We conducted a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years...

Journal article

16 Feb 2017

Laboring in the new economy has recently drawn tremendous social, legal, and political debate. The changes created by platform-facilitated labor are considered fundamental challenges to the future of work and are generating contestation regarding the proper classification of laborers as employees or independent contractors. Yet,...

Working paper

1 Dec 2016

There are an estimated 67 million domestic workers globally, 80% of whom are women. Many of them work in low-paid, insecure and exploitative conditions. Technology-focused companies linking households to domestic workers through ‘on-demand’ platforms are attempting to disrupt the traditional sector, claiming to offer rapidly...


A study of gender differences in Australian media
1 Jun 2016

Respondents to a survey of 1,054 Australian journalists between September and December 2015 believe discrimination remains rife in the industry.

Briefing paper

17 Dec 2015

A group of HR managers from a range of local government councils including inner urban and outer growth areas, met for a roundtable discussion on increasing cultural diversity in the workforce. ECCV conducted the roundtable hosted by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in November...


11 Dec 2015

ECCV recognises that culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) are often adversely affected by exploitative labour hire practices based on our consultations with CALD communities, service providers and regional Victorian ECCs. While labour hire and insecure work affects many communities, the ethno-specific dimension of exploitation...


7 Dec 2015

Summary The State of the Disability Sector report includes a business confidence survey which shows that most disability service providers are cautiously optimistic and plan to grow in the next six months; but a high proportion think that government agencies are not working closely...


30 Sep 2015

Employer toolkits are designed to help employers remove barriers for particular jobseekers, including young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and mature-age workers. This study of 20 toolkits examined the propositions used to engage employers and the tools provided, in order to assess the...

Book review

1 May 2015

Some influential management researchers have worked to understand how firms relate to their surrounding societies. They argue that, despite the obvious pressures of globalisation on both governments and firms, national 'business systems' show little tendency to converge to a standard pattern. Yet gender relations are...



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