Want to end youth homelessness? This works – The Age

Extract from an article by Miki Perkins How do you stop being Aboriginal? When Christinaray Weetra was a timid seven-year-old at a mainstream school, she tried her best to make it happen. Blend in, speak like everyone else, don’t stand out. She was teased anyway. But a childhood spent ricocheting between home and women’s refuges to escape … [Read More] Want to end youth homelessness? This works – The Age

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 30 May 2016

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor news sources and add links to this post throughout the week ABC News – A lot of uncertainty’ in remote NSW about NDIS rollout to isolated areas The Australian – NDIS reaches ‘mission critical’ as launch nears Daily Liberal – Providing a link to services Herald Sun – People with a disability should have … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 30 May 2016

How Students from Non-English-speaking Backgrounds Learn to Read and Write in Different Ways – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sally Baker, Research Associate, Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, University of Newcastle and Georgina Ramsay Assistant researcher, University of Newcastle ­ Educational experience of refugees in Australia We know that the majority of refugees who are resettled in Australia are literate in their own language. Data based on refugees who’ve … [Read More] How Students from Non-English-speaking Backgrounds Learn to Read and Write in Different Ways – The Conversation

Homeowners kept in dark about climate change risk to houses, says report – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Melissa Davey Climate Institute says risk data held by regulators, state and local governments, insurers and banks, but homebuyers and developers do not have access to it.. The risk that houses in some areas of Australia are likely to become uninsurable, dilapidated and uninhabitable due to climate change is kept … [Read More] Homeowners kept in dark about climate change risk to houses, says report – The Guardian

Are the Robots about to Take all the Jobs?: Don’t hold your breath – LSE

Extract The claim that nearly half of all US jobs are at risk of being automated has been repeated many times. But is it that straightforward? Gavin Kelly offers some facts that moderate the claim. He concludes that although the impact of evolving technology on jobs is currently impossible to predict, there are other, very … [Read More] Are the Robots about to Take all the Jobs?: Don’t hold your breath – LSE

Holding up half the sky? Women at work in the 21st century – The Economic and Labour Relations Review

ABSTRACT This is an edited version of the 2015 Fay Gale Lecture soon after the author’s retirement as Director of the University of South Australia’s Centre for Work + Life. It begins with the author’s personal work reminiscences as a touchstone for reflecting on continuity and change in women’s working lives. A first job in … [Read More] Holding up half the sky? Women at work in the 21st century – The Economic and Labour Relations Review

An Exploration of the Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) Model with Resettled Refugee Adolescents in Australia: A qualitative study – Transcultural Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Refugee adolescents endure high rates of traumatic exposure, as well as subsequent resettlement and adaptational stressors. Research on the effects of trauma in refugee populations has focussed on psychopathological outcomes, in particular posttraumatic stress disorder. However this approach does not address the psychosocial and adaptive dimensions of refugee experience. The ADAPT model proposes an … [Read More] An Exploration of the Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) Model with Resettled Refugee Adolescents in Australia: A qualitative study – Transcultural Psychiatry

BSL Event: Taxes, Transfers, the Budget and Election – Research & Policy Centre Seminar

You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 2 June fro­m 12.00 noon-1.00pm, at the Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Fr Tuckers Meeting Room.  All are welcome to attend this seminar and there is no cost involved. Presenter: Professor Miranda Stewart Miranda Stewart will … [Read More] BSL Event: Taxes, Transfers, the Budget and Election – Research & Policy Centre Seminar

Time To Call Compulsory Super Experiment Off – IPA

Extract from an article by Mikayla Novak originally in the Canberra Times 28th May, 2016 The compulsory superannuation system is a policy experiment failing everyday Australians and should be scrapped. The Turnbull government’s Budget-time announcement of tax increases applied to superannuation accounts has not only aggrieved Liberal Party supporters, who thought their leaders stood for lower taxes. The … [Read More] Time To Call Compulsory Super Experiment Off – IPA

Walking the Tightrope: Market drivers versus social responsibility with implications for language, literacy and numeracy, and inclusive teaching

ABSTRACT For the past two years TAFE Queensland Brisbane and one of its amalgamated branches, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, have been conducting a collaborative action research project investigating how best to support their very diverse vocational students to successfully complete their studies. This is in a climate of devaluing vocational education, reflected in drastically … [Read More] Walking the Tightrope: Market drivers versus social responsibility with implications for language, literacy and numeracy, and inclusive teaching

Preschool shouldn’t be an optional extra – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Greg Whitby  It is unfathomable that 23 per cent of children cannot access early learning due to the high cost, in light of the Auditor-General’s report, which revealed $350 million of the budget was left unspent over four years in NSW. This is particularly troubling for many families in disadvantaged areas of western Sydney … [Read More] Preschool shouldn’t be an optional extra – Sydney Morning Herald

The Growing Discontents of Older British Employees: Extended Working Life at Risk from Quality of Working Life – Social Policy and Society

ABSTRACT A key component of sustainable welfare policy is the extension of working life (EWL). Currently this aim is chiefly pursued by financial policies, neglecting the potential role of quality of working life (QWL) in attracting people to remain employed. National survey data for Britain in the years 1992, 2006 and 2012 demonstrate deteriorating overall … [Read More] The Growing Discontents of Older British Employees: Extended Working Life at Risk from Quality of Working Life – Social Policy and Society

Potential Health Outcome and Vulnerability Indicators of Climate Change for Australia: Evidence for Policy Development – Australian Journal of Public Administration

ABSTRACT There is a growing need to develop health-related indicators for climate change to assist in policy, planning, and evaluation of preventive measures. To date, no environmental health indicators of climate change have been developed specifically for Australia. We conducted a review of the Australian literature relevant to climate change health impacts to find out … [Read More] Potential Health Outcome and Vulnerability Indicators of Climate Change for Australia: Evidence for Policy Development – Australian Journal of Public Administration

Unemployment, temporary work and subjective well-being: Gendered effect of spousal labour market insecurity in the United Kingdom- OECD

ABSTRACT This paper investigates the extent to which unemployment and temporary work – two forms of labour market insecurity – affect different aspects of subjective well-being (i.e. life satisfaction, psychological well-being and satisfaction with partnership) among legally married and cohabiting couples in the United Kingdom. Drawing on matched data for couples from the British Household … [Read More] Unemployment, temporary work and subjective well-being: Gendered effect of spousal labour market insecurity in the United Kingdom- OECD

Vulnerable consumers and public services – can competition and switching reduce inequalities? British Politics & Policy at LSE

Extract from an article by Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez, Sebastian Jilke and Oliver James Widespread regulatory reforms across European countries have tried to increase consumer welfare by introducing competition and choice into public service markets. Here, Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez, Sebastian Jilke and Oliver James present evidence that suggests to reduce inequalities between users, regulation could focus more on the … [Read More] Vulnerable consumers and public services – can competition and switching reduce inequalities? British Politics & Policy at LSE

Opportunities or barriers? the experiences of disadvantaged older jobseekers participating in training – International Journal of Training Research

ABSTRACT In Australia and other OECD countries, increasing the labour force participation rate of older adults (45-64 years) is seen as a primary strategy to address the current demographic challenges brought about by an ageing population and the retirement of skilled workers. Not all older adults have current workplace skills, yet barriers which include institutional, … [Read More] Opportunities or barriers? the experiences of disadvantaged older jobseekers participating in training – International Journal of Training Research

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