The Women and Work Research Group (WWRG) at the University of Sydney Business School provides a scholarly environment for inquiry into all aspects of women, work, employment, family and community in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It provides a focal point for collaboration with established and leading and emerging scholars, with research centres with similar interests and with practitioners and policy makers in the field. The WWRG has an extensive membership of academics and practitioners and holds regular seminars, roundtables and conferences.
The WWRG also engages closely with public and political debates about maternity, family and carers' leave, the implications of changing industrial relations regulations on women, child care and family violence. Recent studies and reports have included a focus on women and leadership in the NSW public sector, on work and care chains in the Asia-Pacific, analysis of the financial impact of changes to Australia's paid parental leave system and on paid domestic leave.
A/Prof Meg Smith Western Sydney University & Dr Carla Harris, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
15 Dec 2015 4pm - 6pm The University of Sydney
25th Sep 2015 3:15pm-4:45pm
In this seminar Susan Milner examined how the economic crisis in western Europe has affected work-life balance policies and trade unions' capacity to shape workplace practices.
14th Oct 2015 9:00am-4:45pm The Darlington Centre
The conference brought together Australian and Swedish researchers who will report on their recent investigations of health care and aged care as gendered industries, workplaces, institutions and domains of 'informal' care.
A/Prof Meg Smith
15th Dec 2015 4:00pm-6:00pm The Darlington Centre
Gender Pay Equity: Challenges and Contradictions
Workforce Attachment Policy Comparisons
The attached paper compares the Female Workforce Attachment Policies of the political parties. It has been authored by Professor Marian Baird, and Irina Kolodizner, and authorised by the National Foundation for Australian Women Social Policy Committee.
WWRG members along with more than 25 other Australian Academics who constitute The Work and Family Policy Roundtable, release Work, Care and Family Policies: Election Benchmarks 2013.
Visit the Work + Family Policy Rountable website for a full outline of the Benchmarks.
Childcare & Early Childhood Learning Productivity Commission Public Inquiry
WGEA reporting requirements consultation
The Right to Request flexible working arrangements
Women, Work and the Global Economic Downturn, a WWRG research report
Mature Age Workers and Eldercare, a WWRG research report
The Government Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act and Agency has been completed and legislation amending the Act is before Parliament (April 2012)
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