Employment

Dancing in the streets for equal pay
Community Sector / Employment / Spring 2012

Dancing in the streets for equal pay

Emily Mayo reflects upon the successful equal pay case and campaign run by the Australian Services Union and how community workers across NSW rallied, danced, petitioned, lobbied, educated the community, and outed themselves and their work. What preceded the campaign and how did it gain momentum and achieve victory this time around?

Work disincentives: the road to worklessness
Centrelink / Employment / Spring 2012

Work disincentives: the road to worklessness

How are public housing tenants caught in a poverty trap between Centrelink and Housing NSW? Charmaine Jones looks at the policies that discourage people from paid work, and argues that governments need to recognise these disincentives and institute policies that encourage social and economic participation, rather than penalising it.