Inequality – ACOSS

  Excessive inequality is a problem for any society. It means that people have unequal ability to take part in social and economic opportunities, and it undermines the cohesiveness of that society. Excessive inequality is a problem for any economy. Resources become concentrated in fewer hands, resulting in reduced economic participation for the majority. Practically, … [Read More] Inequality – ACOSS

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving What’s the Problem? – OECD

ABSTRACT The report provides an in-depth analysis of the results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments, along with measures concerning the use of ICT and problem solving. The Nordic countries and the Netherlands have the largest proportions of adults (around 40%) who score at the higher levels in … [Read More] Adults, Computers and Problem Solving What’s the Problem? – OECD

Improved access to justice for vulnerable women – Prime Minister and Cabinet

Work is underway to strengthen the capacity of Australian courts to ensure access to justice for Indigenous women as well as women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Coalition Government will provide $120,000 to the Migration Council Australia to fund a … [Read More] Improved access to justice for vulnerable women – Prime Minister and Cabinet

Labor refugee activists to mount strong push against Labor embracing “turnbacks” – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon has fired a salvo in one of the most electorally important battles for Bill Shorten at the coming ALP national conference – whether a Labor government should turn back boats. Fitzgibbon, a former defence minister, predicted that turnbacks would be part of Labor’s policy for … [Read More] Labor refugee activists to mount strong push against Labor embracing “turnbacks” – The Conversation

Out of the frying pan and into the fire: the plight of LGBTI refugees – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Paula Gerber, Associate Professor, Human Rights Law at Monash University Countries such as the US, Ireland, Finland and Scotland have recently joined the growing list of nations legalising same-sex marriage. But in many parts of the world the situation for LGBTI people is getting worse – rather than better. There are … [Read More] Out of the frying pan and into the fire: the plight of LGBTI refugees – The Conversation

The Many Faces of Inequality and Poverty in Australia and the World – Big P Political Economy

Extract from a blog by Tom Conley Inequality matters. This is the consistent finding of a myriad of studies in recent times. Consequently, inequality has become an increasingly important concern for policy-makers, business people and societies throughout the world. We can attribute some of the increased interest in inequality to the success of Thomas Piketty’s book … [Read More] The Many Faces of Inequality and Poverty in Australia and the World – Big P Political Economy

VCOSS submission to 2015 review of charter of human rights – VCOSS

VCOSS submission to the Review of the Charter of Human Rights recommends the Charter be strengthened to enhance human rights protections and provide a stronger and more enduring human rights culture in Victoria. Extract The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this review of the Victorian Charter of Human … [Read More] VCOSS submission to 2015 review of charter of human rights – VCOSS

Judicial education for domestic and family violence: State of knowledge paper – ANROWS

INTRODUCTION – Extract This state of knowledge paper examines judicial education in relation to domestic and family violence, including good practices and initiatives, why specific education, professional development and training are needed and the factors influencing judicial officer decision making. It further identifies a range of factors which intersect to contribute to improved judicial officer … [Read More] Judicial education for domestic and family violence: State of knowledge paper – ANROWS

Asylum seekers, refugees and human dignity – Social Alternatives

ABSTRACT In 1954 the Menzies government committed Australia to the 1951 Refugee Convention which reaffirmed the dignity and equality of all persons, and bound this country to the humane treatment of asylum-seekers, who were never to be turned away or harmed by the recipient government. In recent years Australia has flouted these rules and turned … [Read More] Asylum seekers, refugees and human dignity – Social Alternatives

Read and weep: a gentle reminder of what happens in offshore detention centres – New Matilda

Extract from an article by Max Chalmers As the major parties team up to quash a legal challenge to the policy, a senate inquiry continues to show its devastating consequences, writes Max Chalmers. On Wednesday morning it emerged that Labor and the Coalition would vote together to rush legislation shoring up the legal foundations of … [Read More] Read and weep: a gentle reminder of what happens in offshore detention centres – New Matilda

New issue: Family Matters Journal – AIFS

Healthy families, healthy children This edition presents a range of articles based on research presented at the 13th AIFS Conference 2014. Contents: Marriage, cohabitation and mental health |(Abstract) Children in Australia: Harms and hopes |(Abstract) Ethical research involving children: Putting the evidence into practice |(Abstract) Challenges in the family: Problematic substance use and sibling relationships … [Read More] New issue: Family Matters Journal – AIFS

Family Violence in the News 26 June 2015

Brotherhood Library staff monitor press and add to this post throughout the day. BBC.com Domestic Violence in Families: Theory, Effects, and Intervention (UK) Social Justice Solutions Domestic violence response in Victoria ‘broken but not irredeemable’ (US) ABC News Senate shoots down divorce fee hikes over concerns about domestic violence Waverley Leader Murdered mother might not have understood Australian legal system GWI Promoting Violence-Free Family … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 26 June 2015

Alcohol and other drugs and family violence: A selected bibliography – NZ Family Violence Centre

The review articles and original research selected for this bibliography come from the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse database, the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse database and research selected from other sources. The main focus of most of this research is on the association between alcohol use and misuse and intimate partner violence. However, … [Read More] Alcohol and other drugs and family violence: A selected bibliography – NZ Family Violence Centre

Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 – ABS

This publication presents information on children aged 0-12 years and their families. Information presented includes: use of formal and informal care; cost and duration of care; working arrangements used by parents to care for their children; attendance at preschool programs; requirements for additional formal care or preschool; and informal learning. The statistics in this publication … [Read More] Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 – ABS

Family violence: A selection of articles

A selection of articles from various sources on the topic of Family Violence Advancing our knowledge of the complexity and management of intimate partner violence and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems in women [HTML] / R Mason, J Du Mont – F1000Prime Reports, 2015 — For example, TIP number 25, Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence … [Read More] Family violence: A selection of articles

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