NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 22 August 2016

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 22 August 2016 The Australian – Porter questions repairs to NDIS bungle Newcastle Herald – Canberra admits responsibility for NDIS computer problems | poll Tuesday 23 August 2016 Northern Argus – NDIS Scheme to help jobs in the region Wednesday 24 August 2016 … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 22 August 2016

Brotherhood Event: The Role of Regulation in Policy for Australian Dementia Care: Clusters and the organisation of risk – Research & Policy Centre

You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 25 August  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 Presenters:    Professor Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr The … [Read More] Brotherhood Event: The Role of Regulation in Policy for Australian Dementia Care: Clusters and the organisation of risk – Research & Policy Centre

Later Life in 2015: An analysis of the views and experiences of people aged 50 and over – Centre for Ageing Better

FOREWORD – Extract While many people today enjoy a good later life, this is not a universal experience. Too many people still die prematurely, suffer from ill health or disability for much of their later life, experience poverty or financial insecurity, feel lonely and isolated, or lack meaning and purpose in their lives. Ageing is still often seen … [Read More] Later Life in 2015: An analysis of the views and experiences of people aged 50 and over – Centre for Ageing Better

Video: Supporting People with Dementia and Family (as proxy Decision-makers) in Decision Making – Dementia Training Study Centres

This is a video recording of a Webinar presented by:  Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Director, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC), La Trobe University Overview of presentation The right to make one’s own decisions is fundamental to biomedical ethics and research has shown that there is a relationship between involvement in decision-making, sharing preferences … [Read More] Video: Supporting People with Dementia and Family (as proxy Decision-makers) in Decision Making – Dementia Training Study Centres

Video: Vocally Disruptive Behaviour and Dementia – Dementia Training Study Centres

This is a video recording of a Webinar presented by: Wendy Hall, Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist, Behaviour Consultant Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service Vic. Overview of presentation Verbal and vocal disruptive behaviours (VDB) are a form of agitation experienced by people with dementia. Drawing on the best available evidence, this presentation will help the viewers reach … [Read More] Video: Vocally Disruptive Behaviour and Dementia – Dementia Training Study Centres

Costs of Formal and Informal Care at Home for People with Dementia: ‘Expert panel’ opinions from staff and informal carers – Dementia

ABSTRACT Effective home support in dementia is key in delaying nursing home admission. However, home support is frequently not tailored to the individual needs of people with dementia. Staff allocating home support services may not identify important care needs, which only be recognised by informal carers. The purpose of this study was to explore the … [Read More] Costs of Formal and Informal Care at Home for People with Dementia: ‘Expert panel’ opinions from staff and informal carers – Dementia

Baby Boomers have Trouble Making New Friends in Retirement, Research Shows – Chicago Tribune

Extract from an article by Debbie Carlson. The older people get, the more challenging it can be to make friends, and that’s especially true after retirement as work is one of the most common ways to meet people. Research from the Stanford Center on Longevity shows of all the age groups, baby boomers show the … [Read More] Baby Boomers have Trouble Making New Friends in Retirement, Research Shows – Chicago Tribune

Australians Today – Scanlon Foundation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Australia@2015 is the largest parallel survey of Australia born and immigrants undertaken in Australia. The survey was open between September 2015 and February 2016 and was completed by more than 10,000 respondents. The objective of reaching such a large number of respondents was to further understand sub-groups of the population that … [Read More] Australians Today – Scanlon Foundation

Event – An Evening with Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne, 28 October 2016 Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Hall – Monash University Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Hall Monash Business School is proud to announce an evening with Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 28 October 2016. Thomas Piketty is a world-leading thinker, bestselling author, professor at the prestigious École des Hautes Etudes en … [Read More] Event – An Evening with Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Hall

Measuring Australia’s Digital Divide: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016 – Swinburne University of Technology,for Telstra

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index measures the extent of digital inclusion in Australia. Access and affordability can present barriers to digital inclusion, however an individual’s digital engagement is also largely affected by Digital Ability (attitudes, skills and activities), whether a person can see potential benefits of engagement, and motivation and attitude, including concerns about safety … [Read More] Measuring Australia’s Digital Divide: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016 – Swinburne University of Technology,for Telstra

Financial Adviser Anxiety, Financial Literacy, and Financial Advice Seeking – The Journal of Consumer Affairs

ABSTRACT Seeking professional financial advice to assist with financial decision making is an important option for consumers faced with increased responsibility for their own financial circumstances. We explore the role of two potential barriers/enablers to accessing financial advice. First, we explore the role of a variety of financial literacy measures to explain observed financial advice … [Read More] Financial Adviser Anxiety, Financial Literacy, and Financial Advice Seeking – The Journal of Consumer Affairs

How to get a better bang for the taxpayers’ buck in all sectors, not only Indigenous programs – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Peter Siminski A report released today by the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) has drawn attention to the lack of quality evaluations being conducted on Indigenous programs. The report identified 1082 Indigenous-specific programs delivered by government agencies, Indigenous organisations, not-for-profit NGOs and for-profit contractors. It found 92% have never been evaluated … [Read More] How to get a better bang for the taxpayers’ buck in all sectors, not only Indigenous programs – The Conversation

$18 million to progress National Energy Productivity Plan – Minister for the Environment and Energy

Media Release Australia is on its way to meeting its 40 per cent National Energy Productivity Target to ensure families and businesses are getting value for money as we move to a lower emissions future. We know our Energy Performance Standards have in the past driven significant improvements that we now need to build on. … [Read More] $18 million to progress National Energy Productivity Plan – Minister for the Environment and Energy

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes – Renew Economy

Extract from an article by Sophie Vorrath The launch of a community solar investor fund in Sydney’s inner-west raised a total of $17,500 in just nine minutes over the weekend, to go towards the installation of solar at a local craft brewery in Newtown. As we reported last week, the money invested at the event, which … [Read More] Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes – Renew Economy

Employment Trajectories Beyond Retirement – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT Within the political and academic debate on working longer, post-retirement employment is discussed as an alternative to maintain older workers in the labor market. Our article enhances this discussion by studying determinants of transitions into post-retirement jobs within differing work environments of birth cohorts 1940–1942. We estimate proportional subhazard models accounting for competing risks … [Read More] Employment Trajectories Beyond Retirement – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Hotham Mission looks into food insecurity in Flemington, Kensington, North Melbourne – The Leader

Extract from an article by Natalie Savino A study into food insecurity is shining a light on the “dirty little secret” in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Hotham Mission is exploring the effects of food insecurity on disadvantaged youths from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Flemington, Kensington and North Melbourne. According to the organisation, food is a critical … [Read More] Hotham Mission looks into food insecurity in Flemington, Kensington, North Melbourne – The Leader

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