Do they or don’t they assist productivity? Is it simply a cheap option for corporates in terms of office space? This debate has been going on for a decade or more.
Australians typically work hard and regrettably, don’t take their full entitlement of annual leave. Naturally the leave accumulates. But at what cost to their mental and physical health?
Early August has seen unprecedented rioting in the UK, first in London and then spreading to other parts such as Birmingham and Manchester. But this was rioting and looting with a difference; a big difference. Yes, it might have been started by the police shooting of a drug dealer in Tottenham, but the rioters in other parts of England had no concern for that particular situation.
Now that the carnage and anarchy has subsided, the real questions are being asked. […]