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2012 publication and presentations

  • Books and book chapters Time Bomb Book
  • Reports
  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers and presentations
  • Books and book chapters


    Pocock, B., Skinner, N. & Williams, P (2012), Time Bomb: Work, rest and play in Australia today, NewSouth Books. More information concerning the book and launch. Related article: Lucky Country?  Book may be ordered here

    Pocock, B. & Skinner, N. (2012). 'Job quality in Australia.' In C. Warhurst, F. Carre, P. Findlay, and C. Tilly (Eds.). Are bad jobs inevitable? Trends, determinants and responses to job quality in the twenty-first century, Palgrave Macmillan.

    Skinner, N., Williams, P., Pocock B. & Edwards, J. (2012). '21st century life - how our work, home and community lives affect our capacity to live sustainably.' In S. Lehmann & R. Crocker (Eds.) Designing for Zero Waste, consumption technologies and the built environment. Oxford: Earthscan.


    Reports


    NEW Encouraging pro-environmental action

    Encouraging pro-environmental action: Lessons for Australian workplaces and households Janine Chapman & Helen Walton, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

    This report is part of a larger project Work, life and sustainable living: how work, household and community life interact to affect environmental behaviours and outcomes funded by the Australian Research Council and industry partners and details interim findings from five studies.

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    AWALI 2012 reports

    AWALI 2012 National Report
    The Big Squeeze: Work, home and care in 2012

    Full Report 
    Executive Summary
    Appendix


    Work-Life balance in South Australia AWALI 2012 Report

    Full Report 
    Appendix

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    Workplace Sexual Harassment reportFormal Complaints of Workplace Sexual Harassment Lodged with Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissions 1 July 2009 - 31 December 2009  The report was launched at 'Workplace Sexual Harassment: Just 'Bad Apples' or a Symptom of Gender Inequality' Symposium held in Brisbane on 17 April 2012, jointly hosted by the School of Business, QUT and the Centre for Work + Life.

    As part of a larger ARC funded project Sexual Harassment in Australia Causes, Outcomes and Prevention complaint file data were collected from the Australian Human rights and Equal Opportunity Commissions.

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    What women doWhat women do: Exploring the link between pro-environmental actions, work, travel and home

    Janine Chapman, Centre for Work + Life, February 2012

    This report and the following report are part of a larger project 'Work life and sustainable living: how work, household and community life interact to affect environmental behaviours and outcomes', funded by the Australian Research Council and industry partners Zero Waste SA, Urban Renewal Authority (formerly Land Management Corporation), Community and Public Sector Union and State Public Services Federation.Who does what report

    Who does what? The pro-environmental behaviours of Australian workers
    Janine Chapman, Centre for Work + Life, February 2012


    Journal articles

    Pocock, B., Williams, P. & Skinner, N. (2012), 'Conceptualizing Work, Family and Community: A Socio-Ecological Systems Model, Taking Account of Power, Time, Space and Life Stage', British Journal of Industrial Relations 50 (3) 391-411.

    Charlesworth, S. and Heron. A, (2012) 'New Australian Working Time Minimum Standards: Reproducing the Same Old Gendered Architecture?', Journal of Industrial Relations 54(2), 164-181

    Heron, A. and Charlesworth, S. (2012) 'Working Time and Managing Care under Labor: Whose Flexibility', Australian Bulletin of Labour, Special Edition 'Work and Family Policy in Australia: Current Policy and Outstanding Issues', 38 (3), 214-233.

    Baines, D., Charlesworth, S., Cunningham, I. and Dassinger, J. (2012) 'Self-monitoring, self-blaming, self-sacrificing workers: Gendered managerialism in the non-profit sector' Women's Studies International Forum, 35 (5), 362-371.

    Charlesworth, S. (2012) 'Decent working conditions for care workers? The intersections of employment regulation, the funding market and gender norms' Australian Journal of Labour Law, 25(2), 107-129.

    Charlesworth, S and Robertson, D. (2012) 'Policing, Gender and Working Time: The Case of the Part-time Detective' Police Practice and Research: an International Journal,18(3), 241-253.

    Campbell, I., Charlesworth, S. and Malone, J. (2012) 'Part-time of what? Job quality and part-time employment in the legal profession in Australia' Journal of Sociology, 48 (2) 149-166.


    Conference and other presentations


    Professor Barbara Pocock is the keynote speaker for the 2012 Women in Super National Road Show and presented 'The ticking time bomb - putting together jobs and larger life' being presented across Australia in August and September 2012.  

    Assoc Prof Sara Charlesworth gave keynote 'Work & Care: Australian Regulatory and Policy Innovations' to Work/Family Challenges: EU and Comparative Investigations Workshop Family and Work Network, Nuffield Foundation, London, 11 September 2012.
     
    Professor Barbara Pocock presented 'Economics, well-being and working women: Rights, Road Blocks and Resilience' at the Older Women's Network NSW Forum 'The Three Rs: Rights, Roadblocks and Resilience - A Challenge to Ageism Forum', Sydney, 16 August 2012.
     
    Assoc Prof Sara Charlesworth, was a panel member for seminar Public Governance Regimes in Welfare and Work: Interpretations, Intersections, and Interchanges seminar by Prof Mitchell Dean, University of Newcastle, hosted by the Centre for Work + Life and Hawke Research Institute.
     
    Assoc Prof Sara Charlesworth co-organised workshop (with Flinders University) on Home Care in a Changing Terrain, on 29 August 2012.
     
    Natalija Vujinovic, PhD scholar, presented a paper entitled 'Does adjustment to early motherhood equal readiness to return to work for first-time mothers on maternity leave?' Vujinovic, N. & Boyd, C. at the 12th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 25-27 July 2012.

    Professor Barbara Pocock presented a paper entitled 'Union strategy in a time of crisis', at the International Labour and Employment Relations Conference, Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia July 3 2012.

    Professor Barbara Pocock presented a paper entitled 'Gender Equity And Work/Family Policy Reform In Australia' by Barbara Pocock, B., Skinner, N. and Charlesworth, S., Work and Family Research Network Conference, New York, June 3-6 2012. She also presented in debate on work family terminology at the same conference 'In defence of work-life: a theoretical idea whose time is right'

    Professor Barbara Pocock gave the keynote address entitled 'Work and Life in Australia' at the 11th annual Family Business Hall of Fame Dinner, Wed 25th July 2012.  

    Professor Barbara Pocock presented Gender Equality and Work/Family Policy Reform in Australia: Progress and Prospects and Claire Hutchinson presented 'When Flexible Work Arrangements Are Not Enough: The Interaction of Work Demands and Flexibility and their Effects on Burnout, Work-Life Interference and the Health of Workers in the South Australia Public Sector' at the Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural conference, June 14-16, 2012, New York.

    Professor Barbara Pocock recently addressed the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work International Conference, in Montreal, 11 May 2012.

    Charlesworth, S and McDonald,P. 'Seeking Redress: Sexual harassment complaints made to Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity  Commissions'; Charlesworth, S., McDonald, P. and Worley, A.  'Workplace Sexual Harassment: Policing the Gender Borders'. Presentations at the 'Workplace Sexual Harassment: Just 'Bad Apples' or a Symptom of Gender Inequality', Symposium held  in Brisbane on 17 April 2012,  jointly hosted by the School of Business QUT and the Centre for Work + Life, UniSA.

    ConferencePocock B, Gender & Leadership, keynote speaker, Wayne Morse Center for law and Politics-'Gender Equality and Capitalism symposium', Gerlinger Lounge and Knight Law Center, University of Oregon, 8-9 March 2012.

    Pocock, B. 'Prospects for restoring worker power'  panel discussion at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon, 24 February 2012.

    Pocock, B. 'Australian politics and policy', presented at Graduate Student Luncheon in the Law School at University of Oregon, 21 February 2012.

    Campbell, I., Charlesworth, S., Baird, M. and Bamberry, L. (2012) 'Part-time work in Australia: An uneven spatial distribution of poor quality part-time jobs?' presented to the 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012.

    Charlesworth, S., McDonald, P. and Worley, A. (2012) 'Sexual Harassment as Policing the Gender Borders' presented to the 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012.

    Charlesworth, S. (2012) 'Intersections of regulation, gender and space in home care work' presented to the 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012.

    Pocock, B. & Skinner, N. 'Adding insult to injury-Training in low paid jobs' presented to 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012.

    Skinner, N. & Dorrian, J. 'A work-life perspective on sleep and fatigue - it's not just the shift workers who are at risk', presented to 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012

    Hutchinson C, 'The impact of insecurity of flexible work arrangements on workers work-life outcomes: A study of Public Sector workers in South Australia', presented to 26th Conference of AIRAANZ, Surfers Paradise, 8-10 February 2012.

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