This report aims to demonstrate that the time we spend in work is neither natural nor inevitable. One of the central aims of this report is to establish time itself as a site of political contestation – in the same vein as housing, healthcare, income,...
This briefing summarises the case for shortening people’s working hours without a loss in pay and puts forward an initial policy framework for getting there. It also marks the beginning of a new stream of work supporting those in trade unions, industry and government seeking...
Technological innovation is transforming economic exchange. Just a decade ago, the Online Platform Economy comprised a handful of marketplaces connecting independent sellers to buyers of physical goods. Today, many consumers use software platforms to procure almost any kind of good or service from independent suppliers...
The third issue of CAMEO Cuts examines the changing social relations of time and self-management at work.
Melissa Gregg shows how the dispersed organization increasingly relies on technologies and platforms that aim to improve personal productivity and efficiency, but tend to do so at...
This paper integrates the evidence relating to attraction, retention and skill shortages in the aged care workforce, and provides recommendations of the steps the sector could take to achieve a skilled and sustainable workforce which is able meet the care needs of older Australians both...
This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.
This strategy document outlines the Victorian government’s three year plan to enhance the economic participation of people with disability.
This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.
This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market.
The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers.
The new scheme will be made up of two...
A growing and ageing population and an ageing health workforce creates challenges for New Zealand to have the right health professionals in the right place, at the right time for our future needs.
Health Workforce New Zealand’s mandate is to build...
Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.
This research examined...
Australia’s disability employment landscape is transforming. The National Disablity Insurance Scheme continues to be rolled out across Australia, with the expectation of direct employment growth. Changes to government programs for people with disability are also underway.
In this context, SVA in partnership with the...
Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that internships and other forms of unpaid work experience (UWE) are becoming increasingly common in Australia.
Well-designed work experience programs can clearly play an important role in the transition from education to work, helping to develop valuable work-based skills, enhancing...
As the workforce ages, and people retire later in life, organizations will need to develop strategies to engage their mature-age workers. We used a stereotype threat framework to investigate the impact of threat-inducing (young manager, young workgroup, manual occupation) and threat-inhibiting (high performance practices, mature-age...
Workers compensation has a fraught history in most jurisdictions and Victoria is no exception. It is socially responsible to provide for a universal system of insurance covering work related injury to recognise the value of workers and the risks of work, and economically responsible both...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a science and a set of computational technologies that are inspired by—but typically operate quite differently from—the ways people use their nervous systems and bodies to sense, learn, reason, and take action. While the rate of progress in AI has been...
Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, steps down this week after five years in the job. Ryan is frustrated at the slowness of workplaces in adjusting to the reality of an ageing population.
A new report by accountancy giant, Price Waterhouse Coopers, calculates...
A new PwC global report has found that harnessing the power of an older workforce could deliver gains of up to $78 billion for the Australian economy.
The report finds that if Australia’s employment rates for older workers aged 55+ was increased to those...