Why are employers pushing back on flexible work and domestic violence leave? Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Lucinda Osborne-Crowley Employers have been accused of using legal gymnastics to get around new workplace provisions for flexible working hours and domestic violence leave. The ACTU has recently lodged a claim with the Fair Work Commission requesting that employers be required by law to provide domestic violence leave to all … [Read More] Why are employers pushing back on flexible work and domestic violence leave? Women’s Agenda

Employers try tricky legal tactics to quash new support for family friendly work arrangements and domestic violence leave – ACTU

Employer groups are using tricky legal tactics to avoid new workplace protections for domestic violence leave and family friendly work arrangements which will increase women’s workforce participation. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Housing Industry Association (HIA), Australia Industry Group (AIG) and National Farmers Federation (NFF) lodged responses to dismiss the ACTU’s claim … [Read More] Employers try tricky legal tactics to quash new support for family friendly work arrangements and domestic violence leave – ACTU

Face the Facts: Growing Youth Employment – ACYS

The latest Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS) briefing, ‘Face the Facts: Growing Youth Employment’ has been released. The briefing focuses on the strategy that growing sustainable employment opportunities for young people is not just to find jobs but to create jobs through commercial and social entrepreneurship. It provides analysis of international evidence and good … [Read More] Face the Facts: Growing Youth Employment – ACYS

Remote work for the dole scheme will create ‘slave labour’ and job losses, job agencies say – ABC News

Extract from an article by Felicity James A jobs provider on the Tiwi Islands says it will be forced to sack at least 20 Indigenous staff if a remote work for the dole scheme goes ahead as planned and the reforms could result in “slave labour”. The revised Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) will … [Read More] Remote work for the dole scheme will create ‘slave labour’ and job losses, job agencies say – ABC News

Public sector must lead fight against disability, age discrimination – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Stephen Easton Discrimination and unfair treatment in employment on the basis of age or ability is a social ill that unfortunately can only be cured slowly, much like homophobia, racism, or sexism. Governments have a big role to play as some of the biggest employers around. All governments support diversity … [Read More] Public sector must lead fight against disability, age discrimination – The Mandarin

Impact of Partner Violence on the Career Development Process for Professional Women – Journal of Family Violence

ABSTRACT During the past few decades, scholars have focused their attention on investigating the impact of partner violence on women’s work activities, financial well-being, and employment stability. Significantly less is known about the impact of partner violence on women’s career development over time. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of partner … [Read More] Impact of Partner Violence on the Career Development Process for Professional Women – Journal of Family Violence

Older Workers’ Learning Within Organizations: Issues and Challenges – Educational Gerontology

ABSTRACT As increasing numbers of older adults stay in the workforce or engage in encore careers, they are subjected to diverse issues and challenges. The new dynamics of the workplace in a global market exert pressure on older workers and employers alike in which training and development has a potentially significant function for achieving greater … [Read More] Older Workers’ Learning Within Organizations: Issues and Challenges – Educational Gerontology

The Impact of Labour Market Policies on Late Career Employment from a Life Course Perspective – Journal of Social Policy

ABSTRACT We investigate the labour market situation of older individuals in Europe in relation to their previous employment history as well as the regulations relating to employment protection legislation and early retirement. Specifically, we look at the competing risks of early retirement and late career unemployment. The central research question is whether policy effects differ … [Read More] The Impact of Labour Market Policies on Late Career Employment from a Life Course Perspective – Journal of Social Policy

Getting Refugees to Work: A Street-level Perspective of Refugee Resettlement Policy – Refugee Survey Quarterly (US)

ABSTRACT Refugee resettlement organizations in the US are tasked with implementing employment policies for newly arrived refugees, yet there is limited research explaining how refugee resettlement organizations operate. Workfare literature that deploys a street-level perspective to understand welfare-to-work policy explains that with the expansion of privatization and contracting, street-level organizations are in a position to … [Read More] Getting Refugees to Work: A Street-level Perspective of Refugee Resettlement Policy – Refugee Survey Quarterly (US)

The Dynamic Fiscal Effects of Demographic Shift: The Case of Australia – CEPAR

ABSTRACT In this paper, we develop a small open economy, overlapping generations model that incorporates non-stationary demographic transition paths to study the dynamic fiscal effects of demographic shift in Australia. Our main results are summarised as follows. First, the demographic shifts towards population ageing lead to a change in the tax base from labor income … [Read More] The Dynamic Fiscal Effects of Demographic Shift: The Case of Australia – CEPAR

Youth surge into labour force to ease baby-boomer ageing burden – The Australian

Extract from an article by David Uren The burden of an ageing population will be eased by a surge in the number of children who will be entering the labour force just as the baby boomer generation enters their 80s. By 2050, there will be two ­million more children younger than 10 years than was … [Read More] Youth surge into labour force to ease baby-boomer ageing burden – The Australian

The determinants of earnings for indigenous Australian workers – Australian Journal of Labour Economics

ABSTRACT Reducing the disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians in relation to employment outcomes has become an important issue. There have been several studies which have focused on the factors associated with Indigenous Australians’ labour force status. There is, however, only limited research on the factors which influence the earnings of Indigenous men and women. This … [Read More] The determinants of earnings for indigenous Australian workers – Australian Journal of Labour Economics

Gender, age and flexible working in later life – Work, Employment & Society

ABSTRACT In many countries economic and social concerns associated with ageing populations have focused attention onto flexible forms of working as key to encouraging people to work longer and delay retirement. This article argues that there has been a remarkable lack of attention paid to the role of gender in extending working lives and contends … [Read More] Gender, age and flexible working in later life – Work, Employment & Society

High youth unemployment can’t be blamed on wages – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Raja Junankar Youth unemployment rates (for 15-24 year olds) in Australia have been increasing steadily since the global financial crisis, reaching a new high of 13.9% in February 2015, the highest since 1998. Business lobbies, and some politicians argue youth unemployment is high and rising because of high wages. But as … [Read More] High youth unemployment can’t be blamed on wages – The Conversation

Australia’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.1 per cent in March 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release Australia’s estimated seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2015 was 6.1 per cent, compared with a revised 6.2 per cent for February 2015 as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. This represented a decrease of less than 0.1 percentage points. In trend terms, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.2 … [Read More] Australia’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.1 per cent in March 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

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