Written by Sophia Russell, this article first appeared on Women’s Agenda. When Roslyn went back to work nine months after the birth of her daughter, she braced herself for an onslaught of emotions: guilt, exhaustion, excitement tinged with anxiety. What she wasn’t prepared for, though, was the solidarity she felt with her husband, Evan. While […]

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New episodes of the Equilibrium Man Challenge reveal the personal and professional benefits of flexible work and can inspire others to rethink their arrangements as they start the 2016 working year. The third episodes of the ground-breaking micro-documentary series show the different ways participants have put boundaries around their working hours to find more time […]

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By Julie Nugent – The following blog post first appeared on Catalyst’s Men Advocating Real Change, onthemarc.org How many of you have heard, “Oh is dad babysitting the kids today?” Or, “Isn’t it sweet that dad is spending time with the baby today at the park?” How many of you have seen dads get special […]

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“We have discovered it is the employment, business and corporate world where human rights are for the most part being breached, affecting the lives of most Australians. Poverty in part arises from breaches of human rights and in particular from discriminatory employment practises” – Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs There is a booming […]

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David was a successful lawyer at the top of his game, working the long hours his senior role demanded. And then something changed. After over a decade in a senior executive position, David – a dad of three – decided to cut back on work instead of family time. Here’s his story: “I’d been struggling […]

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It’s a common point of dispute between new parents: who has it tougher, the partner who stays home with the baby or the partner who goes out to work? It’s hard to imagine the exhaustion looking after a new baby can bring, or the frustrations of wrangling a toddler. But going out to work all […]

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One of our Challengers, Simon Quartermaine, was a guest on Radio National’s Life Matters this morning talking about being a member of the ‘sandwiched generation’, those of us who are caring for  young children and elderly parents. Simon talks about the challenges he faces with his parents and how flexibility at work helps him manage […]

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Recovering workaholics, ailing parents and phone-free Fridays: Equilibrium Man Challenge hits half-way mark We’re half-way! The release of the second episodes in the Equilibrium Man Challenge micro-documentary project reveal surprising insights and trials for our five challengers on their journey to flexibility. Here’s how they’re going: SIMON: Workaholic showing signs of recovery Simon Quartermaine, Supervising […]

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“Gender” is often code for “women”, but it’s time to change that. Last week, the ABS released the latest in its fascinating series of Gender Indicators statistics. They showed the overwhelming dominance of men in the workplace and public life: as chief executives, parliamentarians, judges and even recipients of Order of Australia awards. But they […]

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Technology is dramatically transforming our personal and professional lives at breakneck speed, and it’s not done yet! But have we been too quick to adopt technology without due care and consideration as to what gets left by the wayside? What is the true price of always being “on”? This week the Australian Financial Review said, […]

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