Centre for Workforce Futures

Centre for Workforce Futures

Trusted research for managing workforce challenges

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Centre Mission 

The pursuit of decent work for all.  

Centre Vision

To make a difference through research and advice to those who can influence, create and sustain decent work for all.

Today's employers, employees, workplace regulators and legislators face very complex workforce challenges. To achieve the best outcomes for individuals, organisations and the economy they need to understand and address a variety of critical issues affecting employee engagement and productivity.

These issues include: CWF word cloud

  • Intergenerational Change 
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Automation and digital disruption
  • Workers Capital/Superannuation
  • Incomes policy and social goals
  • Climate Change and work
  • Supply Chains and globalisation
  • Profits and Shared Value Creation
  • New Forms of Work Organisation
  • Regulation and the workplace
  • Workforce Planning in a changing world
  • Employment and participation in work
  • Industrial and Employment Relations

What happens in our local workplaces is linked to national and global trends. Our society and our economy depend on getting the balance right between people, profits and public good. We are here to help them understand the complexity of their challenges as the world around us changes to new ways of thinking and new ways of working.

The Centre for Workforce Futures is guided by the values underpinning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2015.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals UN SDG Goal 8

Our People

The Centre for Workforce Futures represents one of the Asia Pacific's leading concentrations of expertise in the fields of employment relations, labour economics, demography, labour law and management strategy.

Our Research Networks

Australia Anywhere Working (Telework) Research Network

China Business Research Group

Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation

Global Aviation Network

Social Media Research Network

Transport and Logistics Open Network (TALON)

Our Research 

A National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme

Climate Change and Work

Superannuation Performance and Governance

The Impact of NSW Workers Compensation Legislation

Reports & Publications

Evaluating Approaches to Regulating WHS in the Australian Road Freight Transport Industry (PDF)

Simply the Best Workplaces in Australia (PDF)

Climate Change and Work Database

Climate Change and the Australian Workplace (PDF)

The Success of Representative Governance on Superannuation Boards (PDF)

The Case of the National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme in Australia (PDF)

Collaborate with us

We collaborate with industry and government to ensure our research is relevant and in tune with modern needs whilst offering optimal value to our partners.


Contact us

Professor Daryll Hull - Acting Centre Director

E: daryll.hull@mq.edu.au

Candice Langdon - Project Officer

E: candice.langdon@mq.edu.au

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