When AI gets it wrong, workers suffer
AI can be just as discriminatory in the workplace as any human manager and the law needs to catch up to this new reality, says University of Melbourne expert
The COVID cost for Asia’s informal workers
A new book from the University of Melbourne investigates the ravages of the COVID-19 impact on people in the informal economy across Southeast and South Asia
The rise and rise of job insecurity
Blue collar workers were the winners in a COVID-19 job market that saw the biggest rise in job insecurity in two decades, finds the annual HILDA survey.
Removing barriers to participation for people with disability
Policies that remove barriers to participation could substantially improve health and wellbeing for people with disability, say University of Melbourne experts.
How remote work is invading our spaces
While work needs to happen somewhere, in a post-pandemic world, that somewhere can be anywhere. But is that a good thing, asks University of Melbourne expert.
Women are doing too much and it’s hurting their mental health
Women still do most of the unpaid work at home while also working. A first-of-its-kind University of Melbourne review finds it’s hurting their mental health.
A family breakup is a poverty trap for women
A woman’s risk of falling into poverty doubles after a separation, with a family breakup a poverty trap for many, says new University of Melbourne research
Persistent poverty is a major policy issue
While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers
How Australia’s internal migrants could benefit our regions
Regional Australia can benefit from ‘tree and sea changers’, but University of Melbourne experts say we need to understand their motivations and skills.
Blurring the weekend
HILDA Survey shows many Australian do some work on the weekend; a University of Melbourne expert asks whether working from home will further blur the weekend