Working from home is now just ‘work’, and Australia Talks data suggests it’s here to stay – ABC News (Daniel Ziffer | May 2021)

A woman in a wheelchair in an office picking up a smartphone.

Nearly half of Australians are now doing some work from home, and the latest evidence is that ‘WFH’ is here to stay.

It shouldn’t need saying, but we’ll say it anyway, stories like this underscore that a home-based endeavour is real work that has a valuable role to play in the Australian economy and society. We are thrilled to be helping Australians who live with a disability to pursue their entrepreneurial potential.  And to set up work that suits their disability and needs.

NAB information technology manager Simon Kooloos is one of those benefiting from the shift.

Living near the Victorian regional centre of Bendigo, 150 kilometres north of Melbourne, he was spending four hours on the train every weekday for the return journey.

Mr Kooloos said it took a big toll on his work-life balance.

“Really, it takes away the time that you have to interact with the family,” he said.

“When you think about the time that you need to leave – to catch a 6:30am train – and then you’re often actually getting back at 6.30 in the evening…

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It shouldn't need saying, but we'll say it anyway, stories like this underscore that a home-based endeavour is real work that has a valuable role to play in the Australian economy and society. We are thrilled to be helping Australians who live with a disability to pursue their entrepreneurial potential.  And to set up work that suits their disability and needs.

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