Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work

Date/Time: Thu 24 Nov / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Father Tucker’s Room Brotherhood of St Laurence

Monash Sociology and Gender Studies, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, co-host this public event, ‘Beyond the Gig Economy’. 

Local stakeholders join researchers from the UK, New Zealand, Denmark and Australia to discuss the consequences of insecure work, existing policy responses and opportunities for collaboration to foster positive change in relation to precarity and underemployment. 

Topics will include:

  1.  The experience and impact of labour market change and increased economic insecurity across the life course
  2.  impacts of current and predicted changes on those groups already experiencing labour market disadvantage and economic insecurity
  3.  government responses to labour market changes and the increasingly weakened link between work and economic security.


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Robert MacDonald (Teesside University, UK), 

Professor Alan France (Univeristy of Auckland, NZ), 

Professor Lisa Adkins (University of Newcastle, Aust) 

Dr Kraen Blume Jensen (head of Research in Social Policy and Welfare at the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), Denmark).

The event will be moderated by Peter Mares, Contributing Editor of ‘Inside Story’ and Adjunct Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology.

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