This is the ninth and final part of The Conversation’s series on Child Protection in Australia.
Authors*: Aron Shlonsky and Robyn Mildon
After a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such . . . → Read More: Child Protection in Australia: Part 9 – The Conversation
Extract from an article by Natasha Bita
THE Employment Department has accused baby boomers of “retiring’’ on the dole, as the number of over-50s on Newstart jumped 9 per cent in a year.
Unemployment is rising five times faster for Australians in their 50s than for those in their 20s, the latest social-security data reveals, . . . → Read More: Baby boomers blasted for ‘retiring’ on dole money – The Australian
Ever seen an ad urging you make a quick phone call in order to get debt free fast, so you can get on with living a stress-free life? Chances are it was an ad for a debt agreement.
Regulated by the Bankruptcy Act, debt agreements are one . . . → Read More: Are debt businesses unfairly targeting vulnerable consumers? Consumer Action Law Centre
This is an edited version of a speech given at the AGM of the Association of Volunteer Managers on 23 October 2014
Widening the Civic Core
Official surveys suggest a slight increase in volunteering following the 2012 Games, with a tailing off in the past year. However, . . . → Read More: Is formal volunteering finished? (UK) – NCVO
When people experience homelessness for the first time it’s critical that we stop the cycle of homelessness before it takes hold. That circuit breaker is almost always a safe, permanent, affordable home.
Rapid rehousing is a key plank of CHP’s state election platform and we’re calling for $54 million over four years to . . . → Read More: When you say ‘end homelessness’, we think ‘housing first’ – Council to Homeless Persons
Extract from an article by Emma Woolley
Technology, with all its rapid growth and innovation, has long been considered an indicator of status. Perhaps this is why some people think of cell phones as luxury items, despite the fact that the vast majority of Canadians have them. (83% of households had . . . → Read More: How can homeless people afford cell phones? Homeless Hub
Extract from an article by Dan Harrison
Indigenous groups have reacted sceptically to reports the Abbott Government is considering forcing unemployed Aboriginal people in remote communities to do 25 hours a week of work for the dole.
News Corporation reported on Wednesday that the government was considering introducing tough new sanctions . . . → Read More: Aboriginal groups cool on remote dole shake-up – The Age