Diversity & inclusion (314 items)

Employers to pay "market rates" under 457 changes

Changes to the 457-visa scheme are mostly in favour of 457 holders, and will disadvantage employers that have relied on on-the-job training, according to Acacia Immigration Australia director, Mark Webster. » more »





Legal system fails employees wronged at work: Christina Rich

The Australian human rights law framework doesn't cater for employees who have been wronged at work, according to high-profile discrimination claimant Christina Rich. She says corporate and individual leaders can play a role in reforming workplace culture, but the broader system needs to change. » more »



Employment rights standard sets benchmark for workplace culture

A new Australian Standard of Employment Rights gives employers and workers a benchmark against which to measure the industrial relations health of their workplace, says University of Sydney professor of labour law, Ron McCallum. » more »



Increase maternity leave and get mums back quickly

Paid maternity leave increases the chances that new and expectant mums will remain "attached" to the workforce and quickly return to their pre-birth employers, according to researchers from Deakin University. » more »