NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 20th June 2016

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 20th June The Age – A housing problem solved is a pleasure shared Bendigo Advertiser – Parents prepare for change Canberra Times – NDIS rollout in Sydney: not perfect but at least it’s here Central Western Daily – Wangarang general manager Kevin McGuire calls … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 20th June 2016

Event: Refugee Week 2016: With Courage Let Us All Combine

Sunday 19 June  to Saturday 25 June 2016  Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June). In 2016, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday … [Read More] Event: Refugee Week 2016: With Courage Let Us All Combine

Brotherhood of St Laurence Seeking Research Participants: ‘Spinning the Plates’

Many Australians today who work on a casual basis or on short-term contracts are coping with the fact that their wage one week may be higher or lower than their wage next week. Some may also have to deal with problems with their Centrelink payments due to their fluctuating hours and income. International research shows … [Read More] Brotherhood of St Laurence Seeking Research Participants: ‘Spinning the Plates’

Families raise concerns about ‘culture of cover-ups’ in disability group homes – ABC News

Extract from an article by Alison Branley and Norman Hermant Parents of disabled people in group homes say they are concerned a culture of covering up serious incidents and avoiding police scrutiny pervades the sector. Key points: Families want major parties to commit to reforms before the election There are concerns changes to the sector … [Read More] Families raise concerns about ‘culture of cover-ups’ in disability group homes – ABC News

Co-ops Can Help Deliver on ‘Great Promise’ of NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper The cooperative business model has the power to support and protect both service providers and consumers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to the sector’s peak body. CEO of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM) Melina Morrison said the model would give consumers more choice and … [Read More] Co-ops Can Help Deliver on ‘Great Promise’ of NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

NDIS stimulates small business with radical new approach – The Age

Extract from an article by Bhakthi Puvanenthiran Just as the internet has forever changed shopping, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has swept into the disability service industry and almost everyone is starting from scratch, giving start-ups and small businesses a hand up. “The NDIS is leading dramatic change across the disability sector,” according to small business owner and disability … [Read More] NDIS stimulates small business with radical new approach – The Age

ANZ: Services-dependent economy, ageing population could cause skilled labour shortage – ABC News

Extract from an article by Thuy Ong A new report from ANZ has warned there could be a shortage in significantly skilled labour across Australia by 2030, caused by a shift from a mining economy to a services one, and as the country grapples with an ageing population. In the report, titled “Servicing Australia’s Future”, ANZ … [Read More] ANZ: Services-dependent economy, ageing population could cause skilled labour shortage – ABC News

New issue: Journal Of Aging And Health – SAGE

A selection of articles from the Journal Of Aging And Health August 2016; 28 (5) with abstracts Longitudinal Relationship Between Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults: Results From the Cardiovascular Health Study Objective: To understand the longitudinal relationship between loneliness and isolation. Method: Participants included 5,870 adults 65 years and older (M = 72.89 ± 5.59 … [Read More] New issue: Journal Of Aging And Health – SAGE

Paradoxical and powerful: Volunteers experiences of befriending people with dementia – Dementia

ABSTRACT This qualitative UK study explored the lived experiences of volunteer befrienders to people with dementia, using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine befrienders aged between 25 and 66 years. The relationship that developed between befriender and befriendee was at the heart of befrienders’ experiences. It comprised numerous paradoxical processes that … [Read More] Paradoxical and powerful: Volunteers experiences of befriending people with dementia – Dementia

News: UNSW’s Henry Brodaty has won the $250,000 Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects more than 340,000 Australians.

Extract from an article by Dan Wheelahan UNSW Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty has won The Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects around 342,000 Australians. The $250,000 international prize rewards the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. It is the world’s … [Read More] News: UNSW’s Henry Brodaty has won the $250,000 Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects more than 340,000 Australians.

Design, policy and stigma: Lessons from Australia’s golden age of public housing – ABC Radio National

Extract from an article by Michael Williams For decades public housing in Australia has stood as a symbol of economic disadvantage and social marginalisation, but it wasn’t always this way. As Mira Adler-Gillies explains, public housing was once built for working families, using innovative and progressive design principles. While contemporary debates around public housing tend … [Read More] Design, policy and stigma: Lessons from Australia’s golden age of public housing – ABC Radio National

Qualifications and Work, Australia, 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS – Extract 4235.0 – Qualifications and Work, Australia, 2015 QUALIFICATIONS AND THE LABOUR MARKET Education plays an important role in preparing individuals for entry into the labour force, and ensuring they have the skills necessary for on-going employment and life-long learning. Over recent decades there has been an increased demand for vocational … [Read More] Qualifications and Work, Australia, 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

What our next Prime Minister should do on asylum seekers – Pearls and Irritations

Posted on 22/06/2016 by John Menadue  After the election, our new Prime Minister should arrange an urgent meeting with the leaders of the three other major parties to negotiate a sensible and humanitarian response on asylum issues that have been avoided in the election campaign. At that meeting the new Prime Minister should make it … [Read More] What our next Prime Minister should do on asylum seekers – Pearls and Irritations

The ‘jobs of the future’ nobody is talking about – The New Daily

Extract from an article by Emma King ANALYSIS: Australia is at risk of missing the next great economic boom if we don’t act quickly. If Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten agree on anything, it’s that “jobs of the future” seems like a pretty good thing to keep banging on about. “The Turnbull Coalition government is … [Read More] The ‘jobs of the future’ nobody is talking about – The New Daily

Ecologies of housing and underlying assumptions of vulnerability – Housing, Care and Support

ABSTRACT Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the difficulties in implementing models of housing, and to help address the lack of accessible and affordable private housing for people with disability in Australia. In responding to this aim, the study formulated an ecological map of housing models, which are examined in this … [Read More] Ecologies of housing and underlying assumptions of vulnerability – Housing, Care and Support

What are they saying to women? Election 2016 – National Foundation of Australian Women

In this document the NFAW analyses the party policies that are being presented at this election which are of interest and concern to women: Table of Contents Introduction Revenue and fiscal outlook: Sustainability ; Corporate/company taxation ; Personal taxation ; Superannuation Young women Income support for under 25 year olds ; Higher education for young women ; LGBTIQ* youth ; Youth … [Read More] What are they saying to women? Election 2016 – National Foundation of Australian Women

Australia: Where Parties Stand on Human Rights – Human Rights Watch

What Human Rights Watch says: Australia has a solid record of protecting civil and political rights. However, the government’s failure to respect international standards for asylum seekers and refugees continues to take a heavy human toll. The country’s practices of mandatory detention of asylum seekers, abuses related to offshore processing, and outsourcing of refugee obligations to … [Read More] Australia: Where Parties Stand on Human Rights – Human Rights Watch

New books recommended by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library & Information Service

A selection of resources held at AA NSW Library & Information Service : Staring at the sun : overcoming the terror of death / Irvin D. Yalom (Fiction) — The father of “existential psychotherapy” demonstrates that the fear of death can prompt an awakening to life and a realization that our connections to others and our influence on those around … [Read More] New books recommended by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library & Information Service

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