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About the Centre for Work + Life

The Centre for Work + Life (CW+L) is part of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia. It is a national research centre that investigates work and its intersection with household, family, community and social life in Australia.

Centre for Work + Life charter (PDF 301kb)

The Centre for Work + Life aims to generate innovative thinking about work and life in Australia, making sense of experience in order to improve the well being of Australians. It does this by:

Advisory Board

The Centre's Advisory Board Membership includes representatives of the Centre's partners and of the international and national research community, community organisations, unions, business and government. The Board meets bi-annually to advise on the strategic directions and activities of the Centre.

See our annual reports  2011 2010  2009  2008 2007  and 2006 for more information on the centre's activities.

Australia faces critical work and life questions:

The Centre for Work + Life aims to:

A focused research community, working in partnership

The centre is a focused research community analysing work and life with its partners, aiming at long-term change, challenges and policy effect. It is multi-disciplinary. It pursues research that strategically responds to key Australian and international challenges around work and life. The centre hosts imaginative researchers and thinkers from Australia and internationally who are studying work and life. It conducts research, advises governments, unions, companies and community groups, and conducts seminars, roundtables and conferences.

The centre has a number of postgraduate students. It has research affiliates from other universities and organisations.

The centre is supported by:

Our partners include:

Our partners help fund our research and advise on its direction and implications, and may be represented on the centre's Advisory Board.