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March 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic more workplaces are turning to remote work out of necessity to keep their businesses running.  I know there have been hiccups with setting up technology at home and ensuring that everyone has internet connectivity – and there has been the o...

March 24, 2020


Safe Work Australia has identified remote and isolated work as a key psycho-social risk in Australian workplaces. For those who are new to working remotely, and especially those who do not have a choice, staying connected to the workplace is more than just receiving a...

March 22, 2020

At a glance:

  1. Family Routine – This gives kids stability in a time of uncertainty.

  2. Work Schedules – You both cannot work at the same time for the whole day.

  3. Reigns of responsibility – Who is doing what and when?

  4. Meal plan – Your evenings wil...

March 11, 2020

With the current COVID-19 health crisis necessitating the closure of some physical office spaces, businesses are being forced to urgently form strategies for ensuring business productivity and remote working. The situation is moving faster than preparation allows.

If yo...

December 12, 2019

I have spent a lot of time with likable sexist guys this week [1]. As a feminist, many of you would be quick to suggest that is an oxymoron. Let me explain. Most of the guys in my brigade are gold. They are friendly and practical ‘Aussie blokes’ who have a good sense o...

December 12, 2019

A core value of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) is support, friendship and camaraderie. Until this last week, I have never experienced camaraderie with Australian men aged over 50 in my life – it has been awesome. These are guys I have risked my life beside, and trusted w...

December 2, 2019

The idea of a ‘double bottom line’ is so tidy it sometimes seems unrealistic. But the future of women’s participation in STEM presents an example of where what’s good for business is also in the best interest of the social good. This blog post explores the social impli...

November 27, 2019

It is well established that written workplace policies are important – they communicate standard procedures to all employees and are a reference point in ensuring compliance with legal obligations. Additionally, workplace policies are a recognised way to communicate or...

November 24, 2019

Intersectionality’ is today a commonly used phrase in discussing diversity in the workplace, but the term has a longer history. If you’ve heard the term intersectionality but wondered what exactly it means and how it presents a new lens on workplace div...

August 12, 2019

Organisations often play an important role when it comes to creating a workplace culture that encourages life/work integration whilst offering meaningful work and career pathways for dual career families. But the problem we have today is that many of the orga...

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