Further Resources and Information
There is a comprehensive list of further reading and resources in the FlexAbility Kit. In addition, these resources will help you better understand your rights and obligations for working flexibly.
The Fair Work Obudsman provides information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations. Case studies, examples of requests for flexible work, and templates to help write to your employer to request flexible working arrangements, can be found here. For more information download Fair Work's Factsheets and Best Practice Guides here.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency established by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. It works collaboratively with employers providing advice, practical tools and education to help them improve gender performance in the workplace.
The Agency has a range of information and tools to support employers with flexibility in the workplace. A range of publications and tools, for employees and employers, can be accessed here.
Diversity Council Australia is the independent, not-for-profit diversity advisor to business in Australia and a leading voice on workplace diversity & inclusion. DCA membership provides organisations with access to unique research, exciting events, comprehensive resources and unrivalled expertise across the diversity and inclusion spectrum. To become a member click here.
Future-Flex is a new DCA initiative comprising evidence-based practical guidelines for HR and diversity practitioners and managers and team leaders, on how to implement and mainstream flexible work through job and work (re)design. Click here to download the synopsis report.
The Equilibrium Challenge is a series of micro-documentaries that follow the lives of five professional men as they negotiate and move towards flexible working arrangements. The Equilibrium Challenge aims to advance the take up of flexible work practices to support people to achieve greater equilibrium in their lives. The videos can be accessed here.
The Queensland Government has resources to help plan for and manage a high performing flexible workforce, including examples from across the Queensland Public Service. To access these tools click here. For an overview of case studies about flexible working in the Queensland public sector click here.
The NSW Public Service Commission provides tools, templates and guidance (including myth busters) to support its staff for accessing flexible working in the NSW public sector. To access these resources click here.
The Supporting Working Parents website is an Australian Government initiative that provides guides and toolkits to support employers and employees. The Toolkit for Employers promotes understanding of the laws for pregnant employees, employees on parental leave and working parents. These laws include the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), state or territory anti-discrimination legislation, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and federal, state and territory work health and safety legislation. These laws apply to most workplaces in Australia. Guides and tools to support both employers and employees can be downloaded here.
The Paid Parental Leave Scheme, available through the Australian Government Department of Human Services, provides financial support for up to 18 weeks' to help eligible parents take time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child. Dad and Partner Pay supports dads or partners to care for a newborn or recently adopted child with up to two weeks' government funded pay. For further information about these payments and services for families, visit the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.