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The Assembly is looking into the future of the working week. Our main focus is on what a four-day work week would look like and whether it is the future of work.

How you can take part

The easiest way to take part in this inquiry is to fill out this short survey.

There are 17 questions. Only those with an asterisk are compulsory. It will take about 4 minutes to complete.

The survey closes on 5pm on 28 October 2022.

If you have more to say, you can email a submission to us. Click here for information about making a submission. Submissions close on 28 October 2022.

If you have any questions, email the committee secretary at lacommitteeEGEE@parliament.act.gov.au or call on (02) 6205 0435.

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* 1. Are you supportive of a four-day work week?

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* 2. Please explain your reasons for your answer to Question 1.

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* 3. If a four day work week was adopted which approach to pay and conditions would you be supportive of?

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* 4. If a four day working week was adopted, which model would you be most supportive of?

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* 5. Would you like to explain your reasons for your answers in questions 3 and 4?

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* 6. What would you consider to be the advantages of a four-day working week?

  No advantage Some advantage Significant advantage
Increased productivity
Better work/life balance
Happier employees (improved wellbeing, less stress or burnout)
More time for carer responsibilities
Better employee retention

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* 7. What would you consider to be the disadvantages of a four-day working week?

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Too difficult to organise within businesses
Reduced productivity
Less time for interacting with colleagues
Cost to business
Too difficult to manage clients working five-day weeks

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* 8. What other flexible work arrangements would you support? (Tick as many as apply)

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* 9. Would you support the flexible working arrangements being offered in conjunction with a four-day work week, e.g. working four days a week but from home?

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