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  • Public Service Association Budget Submission 2013 - Age for a Change
    This report was prepared for the Public Service Association of South Australia as their Budget Submission for 2013. It details the global economic outlook and the economic outlook for Australia and South Australia, and also analyses the SA public sector before discussing the implications of an ageing population in the state on service delivery. [further details]

  • Learning from Returning III - Return to Work Fund 2011-2012 Annual Evaluation Report
    This publication reports on the third year of WISeR's evaluation of the project. In the three years since its commencement, WISeR has monitored and evaluated a number of training and job placement projects, motivation and support projects and business engagement projects that have all provided a range of innovative programs, support and activities for injured workers. [further details]

  • Australia's parental leave policy and gender equality: an international comparison
    This study examines Australia's new paid and unpaid parental leave provisions and compares them to recent developments in a number of European countries. [further details]

  • 'Modern' Labor and the Fair Work Act 2009: Challenging the Male Breadwinner Gender Order?
    This report examines key elements of Labor's Fair Work Act 2009 and its implications, particularly for women workers. [further details]

  • The Workforce Retention Dividend
    This report was prepared for the Public Service Association of South Australia and aims to examine the impact of reductions in public sector employment in recent State budgets. [further details]

  • Aboriginal Employment at Work: Survey of Aboriginal Employment in the not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Services sector
    This report was prepared for the Don Dunstan Foundation and details a survey of twenty-five organisations in the not-for-profit community services sector that provided information on the numbers of paid staff and regular volunteers. [further details]

  • Quality at Work: The Quality Part-Time Work Imperative
    This discussion paper finds that quality part time work is associated with a range of workplace benefits that increase productivity and enable employees to effectively balance work with other life roles and responsibilities. [further details]

  • Learning from Returning - Return to Work Fund July 2010-June 2011 Annual Report
    The Australian Institute for Social Research (AISR) at The University of Adelaide was selected by WorkCover SA to provide the RTW Fund evaluation over three years to end July 2012, with the contract finalised between the two organisations on 23 July 2009. This evaluation was designed to develop, implement, collect and analyse both performance (monitoring) data and outcome and impact (evaluative) data to provide an assessment of the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the Initiative. In summary, this formative meta-Ã,evaluation recognises that prospective projects vary considerably in terms of duration, size, complexity, topic and proposed outcomes. The AISR have developed an evaluation framework that focuses on the provision of constructive, practical and targeted support to individual RTW Fund project managers to enable them to develop evaluation strategies, plans and performance indicators that meet the needs of individual Projects while being consistent with the objectives and purpose of the RTW Fund as a whole. [further details]

  • Quality at Work: The Quality Part-Time Work Imperative (Review of Literature)
    This report comprises a review of literature to accompany the Quality at Work: The quality part-time work imperative report prepared for Safework SA. [further details]

  • South Australian Budget Impact Survey Report 2: Staff Impact
    This report focuses on the perspectives of PSA members on the impact of the State Budget on staff. A previously released companion report considers the effects of the State Budget on the delivery of Government Services. [further details]

  • Aboriginal People of Central North South Australia - Baseline Statistical Report
    OZ Minerals commissioned the Australian Institute for Social Research to provide a demographic and socio-economic profile of Aboriginal people in the Central North Area of South Australia (CNSA) to help inform the development of strategies designed to maximise employment opportunities for Aboriginal people from growth in the mining sector. This research takes place in the context of an increase in investment by OZ Minerals and other mining companies in exploration and new projects. Data is also presented for other adjacent areas and/or major population centres from which a workforce population can be drawn. [further details]

  • South Australian State Budget Impact Survey Report 1: Impact on Delivery of Government Services
    This report focuses on the perspectives of PSA members on the impact of the State Budget on the delivery of Government Services. A companion report considers the effects of the State Budget on staff. [further details]

  • Coordination Works Understanding Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators in South Australia: A case study report
    The success stories depicted in the four case studies presented in this report reinforce the importance of recognised fundamental ingredients for successful return to work. The findings also illustrate the pivotal contribution RRTWCs can make to the RTW process. The critical success factors exemplified in the case studies are summarised below, and related to the two key stakeholders in the workplace - the RRTWC, and the employer - reflecting the interactive effect between them. In addition, all RRTWCs also identified the critical importance of injured worker's positive attitude and commitment to RTW. [further details]

  • Mining Employment in SA - exploration and exports boom but what about jobs?
    This paper examines published employment statistics and indicators of activity in the South Australian mining industry and offers some suggestions for explaining the relatively low level of employment at this time in the face of increasing mining industry activity. This increase in activity is set to generate a rise in employment demand in the sector, particularly if large scale projects like the expansion of Olympic Dam proceed in 2012. [further details]

  • Understanding Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators in South Australia
    This report depicts four cases studies that reinforce the importance of recognised fundamental ingredients for successful return to work. Findings illustrate the pivotal contribution Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators (RRTWCs) can make to the Return to Work (RTW) process. [further details]

 

 

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