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Like many people around the world, Australians are starting to realise that working from home is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be. 

But researchers say much of the increase in working from home will likely become permanent, even after the immediate health emergency passes. 

Some organisations have acknowledged the toll working from home is taking on its workforce. The Australian National University (ANU) says it will take into account the impact on families and carers, telling staff that if they can work at least 25 hours a week (pro-rata for part-time staff) this will be deemed a full working week for pay purposes.