Government legislation followed numerous campaigns in the 19th century for Saturday afternoons off.
University of Canberra VC Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss this week in politics, and talk about what to expect in the last parliamentary sitting fortnight, which starts this Monday.
In his second "vision statement" Albanese says he wants to pursue his “productivity project”, and paints himself as a fiscal conservative well removed from Bill Shorten's tax and spend approach.
Labor productivity doesn't matter as much as emissions productivity. Workers aren't a particularly finite resource.
A big surplus will come. It should be saved for something important, not simply spent.
Transforming our societies to stop climate change offers us the chance to make our lives better.
Germany's rising inequality shows what happens when consumers and companies don't widely embrace innovation.
Small businesses fail to recognise the business benefits and importance of prioritise staff mental health and well-being.
Workers with long commutes are more likely to become sick. They also receive less net income (after deducting travel costs) and less leisure time.
The global evidence from more than 300 studies on the economic impact of unionisation shows unions do not, overall, reduce productivity.
Boosting productivity isn't enough, no matter how much you do it.
Top tips to improve your email use based on academic research into email best practice, productivity and stress.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Wanting to change a person’s autistic behaviours is like attempting to correct left-handedness or sexual preference. The modern workplace should see strength in difference.
The internet has always been just about to deliver an enormous spurt of economic growth or productivity growth A new meta-analysis of 59 econometric studies finds it is yet to do so.
There are early indicators that London's fortunes could be shifting.
Managers work tirelessly to modernise offices, innovate and cut costs, but what really boosts employee performance? The answer is the scientific method: design, test, and measure.
Most owners of small businesses reconcile competing work and life demands in an ad hoc way.
The prospect of a post-Brexit talent exodus and the ongoing productivity puzzle underline the urgency of developing homegrown talent.
Listening to employee suggestions could give the UK the productivity boost it desperately needs.