Quiz: How well do you know the history of work in Australia?


Which state was the first to adopt the eight-hour work day? And when did Australia get its first internet connection? Test your knowledge of the history of work with HRM’s quiz.

2023 has been a transformative year for HR. The profession has had to navigate a myriad of legislative changes, an economic downturn and the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence across all aspects of work. 

For many of us, this week marks our final days in the workplace for the year. If, like us, you’re a bit exhausted and ready to kick into holiday mode, now is an excellent time to distract yourself with an activity that sort of counts as work, but not really.

To that end, HRM has put together an end-of-year quiz to test your knowledge of the history of work in Australia, from the 1940s to today. Put your memory to the test and learn new fun facts about how employment has evolved over the years by taking the quiz below. 


Let us know your score or share any fun facts about the history of work with us in the comment section below.

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Kate Norton
Kate Norton
3 months ago

Quite interesting! Thanks for year end fun 🙂

Prue Ashleigh
Prue Ashleigh
3 months ago

Fun opportunity to look back and see how far we have come!

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Quiz: How well do you know the history of work in Australia?


Which state was the first to adopt the eight-hour work day? And when did Australia get its first internet connection? Test your knowledge of the history of work with HRM’s quiz.

2023 has been a transformative year for HR. The profession has had to navigate a myriad of legislative changes, an economic downturn and the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence across all aspects of work. 

For many of us, this week marks our final days in the workplace for the year. If, like us, you’re a bit exhausted and ready to kick into holiday mode, now is an excellent time to distract yourself with an activity that sort of counts as work, but not really.

To that end, HRM has put together an end-of-year quiz to test your knowledge of the history of work in Australia, from the 1940s to today. Put your memory to the test and learn new fun facts about how employment has evolved over the years by taking the quiz below. 


Let us know your score or share any fun facts about the history of work with us in the comment section below.

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2 Comments
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Kate Norton
Kate Norton
3 months ago

Quite interesting! Thanks for year end fun 🙂

Prue Ashleigh
Prue Ashleigh
3 months ago

Fun opportunity to look back and see how far we have come!

More on HRM