Recent Submissions

  • Gender pay equity in Australia: where are we now and where are we heading? 

    Todd, P; Preston, A (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    In this article we consider the current trends in gender pay equity in Australia, identifying the lack of improvement, and indeed the recent deterioration, in the national gender wage ratio. We analyse the gender wage gap ...
  • Private retirement savings in Australia: current policy initiatives and gender equity implications 

    Jefferson, Therese (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    This article assesses the implications for gender equity of three recent policy initiatives on superannuation in Australia: (i) government co-contributions for low-income earners; (ii) an increase in compulsory ...
  • Working time and managing care under Labor: whose flexibility? 

    Heron, A; Charlesworth, S (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    Since the Labor Government’s election in 2007, debate around working-time flexibility has continued unabated. Employers argue that increasing employer-orientated flexibility through changes to minimum working-time standards and ...
  • Maternal employment and childcare in Australia: achievements and barriers to satisfying employment 

    Boyd, W (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    The Australian Government has begun effecting significant changes that focus on the provision of high-quality, accessible early-childhood education and care (ECEC). This approach is twofold: it recognises the continual ...
  • Paid parental leave: first birthday policy review 

    Baird, M; Whitehouse, G (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    Australia’s Paid Parental Leave scheme commenced payments on 1 January 2011. In this article we provide an overview of the scheme in its first year of operation, drawing attention in particular to one major extension of ...
  • Guest editors' introduction to the Special Issue 

    Charlesworth, S; Elder, A; Hill, E; Pocock, Barbara (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
    This Special Issue of the Australian Bulletin of Labour is edited by the Australian Work+Family Policy Roundtable (W+FPR). The W+FPR exists to translate good research into action. There is a great deal of research available ...