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The shorter working week can work

March 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

In just two weeks’ time, on 1 April, we will enter our 104th quarter of economic growth without recession, and officially claim the record for the longest period of economic expansion in history. Australians like breaking records.


How one woman beat her mental illness by helping others

March 23, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Jessica May was moving quickly up the career ladder until she was tripped up by mental illness. Following the birth of her first child, Jessica developed a problem with her thyroid gland that greatly exacerbated her pre-existing anxiety disorder.


Workplace diversity benefits society

March 23, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Workplace diversity is generally recognised as a positive thing. Most organisations recognise the benefit of reflecting the community they serve and it's good practice that helps an organisation to function better.


Disability service provider's unique new approach

March 23, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

A disability service provider is pioneering a new approach to help families navigate their way through the new world of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


Concern for services under NDIS

March 23, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania has raised concerns about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme roll-out could impact some vulnerable Tasmanians.


'I no longer need to hide my disability from my boss'

March 16, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

As a housekeeper, Teremoana Tangata hid her disability from her boss to protect her job. Since starting a new job at a major bank in Sydney five months ago, there has been no need to keep the secret.


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