Organization Type

Academic Institution



The University of Melbourne School of Government is a research facility that examines the implications of economic, legal, social, political, and cultural trends for the content and conduct of public policy. They offer a research program that aims to improve the design, development, and impact of public policy both nationally and internationally.

In 2021, the University of Melbourne received the Paul Ramsay Foundation Award as part of the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge. The University of Melbourne is working on a multi-pronged approach to support young people at risk of wage theft while also providing data for regulators, policymakers, and businesses to drive system change. The project will draw upon cross-disciplinary expertise in labor law and regulation, digital design, information science, UX design, data analysis, and data ethics to design/develop three interlinked components: the Fair Day’s Work portal, a Wage Theft Database, and finally, a Wage Theft Prediction Tool.