Working From Home: tracky dacks and keystroke surveillance

featuring Ebony Bennett and Alison Pennington

Working from home has great potential to cushion the economic blow of the pandemic: allowing many to keep working and earning an income. But there are also many challenges and risks associated with this major shift in work patterns. So to unpack the implications of everything from Orwellian surveillance programs to the joys of working in tracky dacks – we talk to the author of the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future work’s report on the subject, senior economist Alison Pennington.Alison’s paper on working from home is available here or visit for more research and analysis from the Centre for Future Work.Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettGuest: Alison Pennington // @ak_penningtonCentre for Future Work // @cntrfutureworkThe Australia Institute // @theausinstituteThis episode was produced by Jennifer Macey with production help fromLucy Luo, Hayley Wilkinson and Jack WallnerOur theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum.Stay home if you can, keep washing those hands and thanks for listening

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