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Age Discrimination in the Workplace Happening to People as Young as 45

Justine Irving, Friday, 28th April 2017 -  Older adults feel undervalued at work and are struggling to secure work due to age, writes University of South Australia researcher Justine Irving in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Census to Shine a Light on ‘Hidden’ Family Violence Workers

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th April 2017 -  A new census has been launched to find Victoria’s “hidden” family violence workers.

New Standard for Employing People with Mental Health Issues

Wendy Williams, Friday, 21st April 2017 -  An Australian not-for-profit service provider has “set a new standard” for employing people with mental health issues after actively seeking people with a lived experience to take up roles.

Coding the Future of Vocational Training

Wendy Williams, Friday, 21st April 2017 -  A new Queensland-based not for profit that teaches vocational coding skills to adults for free is hoping to “totally change” the vocational sector.

New Cadetship Program To Open Doors For Disadvantaged Students

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The Business Council of Australia and national children’s education charity The Smith Family have joined forces on a new program to give young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds a kickstart to their careers.

Getting A Bigger Taste of Good in the Community

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 18th April 2017 -  A social enterprise providing meaningful work for people with disability through the baking, selling and delivering of gourmet biscuits and slices is set for expansion.

Does A Culture of ‘Love’ Make A Happy Workplace?

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th April 2017 -  A new US study into male dominated workplaces has found that having an emotional culture of “love” isn’t always enough to make a happy workplace.

Workplace Initiative Targets Mental Health

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th April 2017 -  The Victorian government has launched a $50 million initiative targeting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The Pursuit of Happiness in Work

Wendy Williams, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  Money can’t buy you happiness, but what you actually do for a living is key, according to new research which found not-for-profit workers were among the most satisfied.

Mud Army Covered For Injury

Wendy Williams, Friday, 7th April 2017 -  Queensland’s so-called “Mud Army”, who are volunteering to helping flood and cyclone ravaged communities get back on their feet, will be covered in case of injury.
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