Fitzroy, Thursday 23 October from 12.00 noon-1.00pm
You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 23 October from 12.00 noon-1.00pm, at the Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Fr Tuckers Meeting Room.
Prospects for decent work and quality care under individualised funding arrangements: reflections on . . . → Read More: BSL Event: Prospects for decent work and quality care under individualised funding arrangements – RPC
Results from a study commissioned by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and launched today, highlight the opportunities to support and challenges faced by culturally-diverse, ageing communities.
Representatives from the Chinese Health Foundation of Australia, CO.AS.IT and Australian Greek Welfare Society, who work with three of Victoria’s largest Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups, were . . . → Read More: Ageing Well in Three Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities – LMCF
Extract from an article by John Collett
Consumers are complaining that they cannot easily access free copies of their credit reports. Queries rolled in after Money ran a story recently about the new regime that came into effect in March, where monthly payment histories on loans and credit cards will be shown and reports will . . . → Read More: Free credit record not always easy to find – The Age
Relatively low rates of employment are one of the reasons for many of the poor economic and social outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians. Increases in the rate of Indigenous employment would result in significant economic gains to the individuals who move into employment, and their families and communities, to the government who would receive . . . → Read More: The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing Indigenous Employment – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU
Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas
NLY 277 indigenous jobseekers have found employment that lasted more than six months in remote regions in the past year, prompting the Abbott government to devise an overhaul of Labor’s remote jobs scheme.
The Coalition has concluded that the $1.5 billion nationwide scheme has been failing to engage . . . → Read More: $1.5bn scheme failing on jobs – The Australian
Extract from an article by Aaron Greenup
Prior to releasing the September Labour Force Survey (LFS) results this month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced they were taking the unusual step of dropping the seasonally adjusted Labour Force estimates for July, August and September. Many users of the monthly survey results have . . . → Read More: ABS Labour Force revisions: a botch job or short term pain for long term gain? Flag Post
Extract from an article by Sophie Vorrath
Australia’s dramatic backwards slide on climate action and low-carbon policy under the federal Coalition is, by now, well documented. Since coming into power, Tony Abbott and his climate-sceptic team have dumped the nation’s world-leading carbon pricing scheme, wound back renewable energy support mechanisms, and taken aim at the . . . → Read More: Australia ranked dead last on climate, green investment – Renew Economy
Author: Christopher Kent
We all know the policy challenges of an ageing population, but what are the opportunities? The Reserve Bank’s assistant governor, Christopher Kent, calls for an element of risk-taking.
Population ageing is driven by three different forces. The first is the baby boom that followed World War II. The second is the . . . → Read More: Christopher Kent: Challenges (and opportunities) in ageing – The Mandarin
The Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV) Annual Report for 2013/14 suggests energy retailers are failing to offer sufficient assistance to customers struggling with high bills. During the year, EWOV received an average of 37 calls a day from Victorians concerned about imminent or actual disconnection.
EWOV reported its highest level . . . → Read More: Victorian energy retailers failing struggling customers: disconnection on the rise – Consumers’ Federation of Australia
Extract from an article by Xavier Smerdon
Millennials, who are often maligned as a the “me generation” and a selfish group of citizens that are impatient and filled with a sense of entitlement, actually have the power to change the face of the Not for Profit sector, a visiting US impact investment . . . → Read More: Millennials Pushing for Social Change – Pro Bono News