Eradicating modern slavery in Australia
The Government's review of the ‘Modern Slavery Act’, must address risks of forced labour inherent in our visa system, say University of Melbourne experts.
The real cost to unpaid carers
Unpaid caregiving is detrimental to mental health, finds University of Melbourne research. And globally, the unpaid care load is still mostly carried by women.
Keeping supply chains ethical and sustainable amid COVID-19
Pressure on global supply chains from COVID-19 means we need to be watchful that ethics and sustainability aren't sacrificed say University of Melbourne experts
Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime?
Victorian Labor has promised to criminalise 'wage theft' if re-elected, but University of Melbourne experts argue this will be difficult to do at state level.
South Australia votes: A divided electorate
University of Melbourne analysis finds the SA-BEST party could hold the balance of power if neither the Liberals nor Labor win outright in South Australia.
5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy
The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal
Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry
As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.
Passions betrayed: The end of “doing what you love” in the workforce
Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships are more likely to be disappointed and exploited than fulfilled.
Too old at 21, you’re fired!
Minimum wage policies in the Netherlands are making employees barely in their twenties too expensive to keep. Are there lessons for Australia?
From Proletariat to Precariat: Navigating uncertainty in a globalised economy
Labour historian Professor Leon Fink on the rise of the Precariat - people in a permanent state of intermittent or underemployment.