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Title: Telework review


1
Telework review
2
Outline
  • History of telework
  • Current state of play
  • Australian Telework Advisory Committee
  • Benefits
  • Barriers
  • Issues
  • Next steps

3
History
  • Telework has been around a long time
  • Uptake has increased over past 10 years
  • New interest in telework
  • Ageing workforce
  • Family/work balance
  • Environmental
  • Technology

4
State-of-play overall take-up
  • The numbers
  • In 2000, an estimated 1 million workers (or 11
    per cent of workers in Australia) regularly
    worked from home (ABS)
  • In 2003, an estimated 2.4 million employed
    persons (25 per cent of employed persons) worked
    any hours from home, including 1.4 million
    employees (HILDA)
  • Prediction of 3.4 million Australians teleworking
    by 2008.

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Australian Telework Advisory Committee
  • Election Commitment
  • Membership government and industry
  • First meeting 31 March 2005
  • Terms of Reference
  • Submission process
  • Research

7
Definition
  • Worker not working at traditional workplace
  • Using information and communication technology
  • Part of the Australian economy
  • Paid employment
  • Formal/informal, full-time, part-time or casual
  • Voluntary or compulsory.

8
Benefits
  • Increased productivity and savings for businesses
  • Work-life balance
  • Economic opportunities for regional industry
  • Reduced traffic and environmental pollution
  • Ongoing when natural disaster strikes
  • Improved opportunities for target groups

9
Barriers
  • IT costs and access
  • Culture of organisation
  • Managing style
  • Security and privacy
  • Occupational health and safety

10
Issues
  • What are the crucial issues?
  • What, if anything, should government do?
  • Develop a National Telework Strategy
  • Promotion and training
  • Annual reporting of teleworking use in public and
    private sector

11
Next steps
  • Submission process end of May
  • Evidence gathering case studies, research
  • ATAC to identify issues
  • ATAC to report back to government by February
    2006

12
Contact us
  • 1-800 267 837
  • telework_at_dcita.gov.au
  • www.dcita.gov.au
  • www.workplace.gov.au/WorkFamily
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