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.
Skills education needs action, not more talk
A flawed vocational training system is letting down Australia at a critical time for skills. Two University of Melbourne experts have a simple plan to fix it.
An older society will need to work for all
Early findings from a University of Melbourne survey find Australians are not generally ageist, but some young people think older people need to move over.
Why all jobs aren’t equal for people with disabilities
University of Melbourne research has found that people with disability are more likely to experience low-quality jobs, seriously impacting their mental health.
Is any job safe from the march of the machines?
On the latest episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Professor Richard Susskind discusses how machines are transforming the professions.
Rise of the robots
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast explores automation's impact on how we work, and how it might help humanity thrive.
A new approach to disability in the workplace
While people with disabilities can still face discrimination when job-seeking, University of Melbourne experts say some employers value a diverse workforce.
Taking positive psychology to a group level
Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.
Will a robot take your job?
Robots are replacing workers from the kitchen to the “Dark Factory”, but there are other factors which will keep humans in a workplace of the future.
Flexible families = workplace equality
Here are five key ideas that could have a positive effect on equalising gender relations and improving the status of families.