Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood joins other groups in opposing detention of children as deeply harmful to their welfare

The Brotherhood of St Laurence today joined other organisations in the child and family welfare sector in calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release from detention children and their families who are seeking asylum. The Brotherhood of St Laurence today joined other organisations in the child and family welfare sector in calling on Prime Minister … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood joins other groups in opposing detention of children as deeply harmful to their welfare

Vulnerable young people to benefit from support to improve digital skills (UK) – Carnegie Trust

The funding has been made available by the Carnegie UK Trust as part of their #NotWithoutMe project, which aims to support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland that are working to address and test solutions to the digital challenges facing vulnerable young people aged 12-25.  Projects will each benefit from £10k investment and support to … [Read More] Vulnerable young people to benefit from support to improve digital skills (UK) – Carnegie Trust

Go ask ‘Gladys’: Why gender matters in energy consumption policy and research – British Politics & Policy at LSE

Extract from an article by Sherilyn MacGregor Gender norms and relations should be a core concern for energy researchers and policy-makers because they mediate access to resources, adoption of values and practices, capacity to make choices, and opportunities for participation in all aspects of society (from markets to politics).  Here, Sherilyn MacGregor outlines how gender norms and identities … [Read More] Go ask ‘Gladys’: Why gender matters in energy consumption policy and research – British Politics & Policy at LSE

Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a job – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Pathik Pathak Ernst and Young was the first prominent graduate employer to decide that its own entry criteria were a more accurate judge of job applicants than the degree classifications on their CVs. But similar moves away from a reliance on degree grades are now taking root at other big accountancy … [Read More] Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a job – The Conversation

Future fears: Melbourne young people won’t have access to jobs by 2031 – Domain.com.au

Extract from an article by Kirsten Robb Buying a house on Melbourne’s fringe or even in the city’s established outer suburbs won’t be practical for young people in coming decades, as jobs continue to become highly concentrated in the CBD, research shows. Forecasts show just half of Melbourne’s youth will be able to conveniently access the majority of the city’s jobs by 2031. … [Read More] Future fears: Melbourne young people won’t have access to jobs by 2031 – Domain.com.au

Energy-efficient housing to get $250m boost from Clean Energy Finance Corporation – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Lenore Taylor The agency, which the government is still seeking to abolish, will fund up to 1,000 homes for low-income earners The Turnbull government will announce $250m in loans for energy-efficient public housing on Tuesday, funded by an agency it is still seeking to abolish. The $250m will be provided by … [Read More] Energy-efficient housing to get $250m boost from Clean Energy Finance Corporation – The Guardian

Inequalities in dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over 14 years – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

ABSTRACT Introduction Reducing racial/ethnic disparities is a primary objective of the National Alzheimer’s Plan (NAPA), yet direct comparisons within large samples representing diversity of the United States are lacking. Methods Dementia incidence from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2013 and a 25-year cumulative risk in 274,283 health care members aged 64+ (n = 18,778 African-American, n = 4543 … [Read More] Inequalities in dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over 14 years – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Technology training for older job-seeking adults: The efficacy of a program offered through a university-community collaboration – Educational Gerontology

ABSTRACT Many older adults who lose their jobs face challenges in finding new employment due to fundamental limitations in their technology skills. While training could give them the skills they need, older workers often have less access to training programs than younger workers. This study examined the feasibility of using an e-learning training program developed … [Read More] Technology training for older job-seeking adults: The efficacy of a program offered through a university-community collaboration – Educational Gerontology

Australia can have good jobs without sacrificing employment growth – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Greg Jericho New OECD data is a strong rebuke to the notion that Australian wages are too high and our labour conditions need to be more flexible Contrary to what business groups might say, you can have well-paid, secure jobs – and good employment growth. A study released by the … [Read More] Australia can have good jobs without sacrificing employment growth – The Guardian

Afterschool programs that support homeless youth – Journal of Children and Poverty

ABSTRACT Across the United States, many afterschool and out-of-school time programs are making constructive and lasting impacts on the lives of homeless children and youth by providing expanded learning opportunities and positive youth development outcomes in a safe space. In this brief, we profile two youth-serving organizations and the After School Division of the California … [Read More] Afterschool programs that support homeless youth – Journal of Children and Poverty

Geography and structural drivers of homelessness – Launch Housing

This significant piece of research explores the rates of homelessness across Australia by geographic area over the ten year period from 2001 – 2011. It is the second phase of earlier research into the structural drivers of homelessness, completed in 2011/12. The key findings demonstrate the significant proportion of homelessness in northern and central Australia. … [Read More] Geography and structural drivers of homelessness – Launch Housing

Partners in Crime: Schools, Neighborhoods and the Formation of Criminal Networks (US) – National Bureau of Economic Research

ABSTRACT Why do crime rates differ greatly across neighborhoods and schools? Comparing youth who were assigned to opposite sides of newly drawn school boundaries, we show that concentrating disadvantaged youth together in the same schools and neighborhoods increases total crime. We then show that these youth are more likely to be arrested for committing crimes … [Read More] Partners in Crime: Schools, Neighborhoods and the Formation of Criminal Networks (US) – National Bureau of Economic Research

Indigenous Australians retire with 23% less savings – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Osei K. Wiafe Indigenous people will retire with 23% less income than non-Indigenous Australians, according to new research by Griffith Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation. People who identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) origin make up2.5% of Australia’s population. Australia’s indigenous people have a younger age … [Read More] Indigenous Australians retire with 23% less savings – The Conversation

Energy in Australia 2015 – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australia’s energy industry continues to support the domestic and global economy, according to Energy in Australia 2015, released by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. ‘Australia produces around three times our energy needs,’ the Department’s Chief Economist, Mark Cully, said. In 2014–15 energy exports brought about $67 billion to the Australian economy. Australia continues to … [Read More] Energy in Australia 2015 – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Asylum seeker students ‘all of a sudden just disappear’ says Victorian principal – The Guardian

Head of Glenroy College says he is afraid his three asylum seeker students who were part of the high court challenge will be removed imminently. Extract from an article by Melissa Davey Young students who are also asylum seekers “all of a sudden just disappear” when they get sent back to their home country or to … [Read More] Asylum seeker students ‘all of a sudden just disappear’ says Victorian principal – The Guardian

Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians: Landmark report reveals the wellbeing divide among older Australians – Benevolent Society

What is the Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IWOA)? The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians is an Australia-wide study – the first of its kind – into the wellbeing of older people. It maps how older Australians are faring nationally across five key areas (‘domains’), including, health, resources, participation and wealth. The most significant … [Read More] Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians: Landmark report reveals the wellbeing divide among older Australians – Benevolent Society

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