Family Violence in the News 31 August 2015

Brotherhood Library staff monitor press and add to this post throughout the day. ABC News – Domestic violence: Hawthorn footballers to help Tasmania tackle family violence The Courier Mail – Rosie Batty backs domestic violence court but says more still needs to be done The Daily Examiner – Animal and child cruelty comes from same dark place The … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 31 August 2015

Brotherhood in the News: Fraying on the fringe: Dealing with disadvantage in Mernda – The Age

Extract from an article by Shane Green, Associate Editor of The Age The suburbs ‘Scratch the surface and there are huge problems and huge challenges’ The streets are neatly laid out, the houses bright and new. From what were once paddocks on Melbourne’s northern fringe, the new estates of Mernda have emerged, an expression of the great … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Fraying on the fringe: Dealing with disadvantage in Mernda – The Age

Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce and Kate Grenville read for the Brotherhood – Daily Review

Extract from an article on the Daily Review The Brotherhood of St Laurence has snared star-studded panel of judges to decide the winners of its inaugural $12,500 short story competition to be known as “The Hope Prize”.Actor Cate Blanchett, author Kate Grenville and former Governor-General Quentin Bryce will read entries for the prize for Australian writers writing on … [Read More] Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce and Kate Grenville read for the Brotherhood – Daily Review

Dementia ‘My Life Story’ app strikes gold – DPS News

Extract Australian company Aged Care Revolution has won the 2015 Gold Asia Design App Award in the category Health for it’s photo album memory tool ‘My Life Story’. The ‘My Life Story’ app allows people with Alzheimer’s and dementia to record their life stories and memories. This can then be used as a tool for … [Read More] Dementia ‘My Life Story’ app strikes gold – DPS News

It’s a mistake to retire too soon – Adele Horin

Extract If you’re feeling the pressure to retire from work just resist it, says Renata Singer in her great new book called Older and Bolder*.  Don’t be one of those bored retirees who looks back in regret at having stopped work too soon. It’s a message aimed particularly at women. Husbands eager for a playmate or … [Read More] It’s a mistake to retire too soon – Adele Horin

Dementia sufferers ‘stop noticing memory loss two years before condition develops’ – The Guardian

Extract US study shows sharp drop in memory awareness about two years before the development of symptoms This new study followed older adults before they showed signs of dementia. Experiencing “senior moments” may be a good sign rather than a cause for concern, research suggests. The time to worry is when you begin to stop … [Read More] Dementia sufferers ‘stop noticing memory loss two years before condition develops’ – The Guardian

Social housing reduces financial stress and promotes stability for tenants – AIHW

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals a range of positive impacts of living in social housing with over 90% of surveyed tenants reporting ‘feeling more settled’ and ‘able to manage rent/money better’. The report, National Social Housing Survey 2014: detailed report, looks at the experiences of the tenants … [Read More] Social housing reduces financial stress and promotes stability for tenants – AIHW

We deride them as ‘migrants’. Why not call them people? – The Guardian (UK)

Extract from an article by David Marsh The term is badly tarnished after years of abuse by those who seek to strip refugees of their humanity What do the following people have in common: Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England; the former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen; Nigel Farage’s wife, Kirsten; Chelsea’s new striker, … [Read More] We deride them as ‘migrants’. Why not call them people? – The Guardian (UK)

National Reform Summit: Youth workers plan first on agenda – The Australian

Extract from an article by Sid Maher A major business group and welfare groups will discuss a new program aimed at giving young unemployed people training and work experience in a bid to provide a path into the workforce. In the first tangible result of Wednesday’s National Reform Summit, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry … [Read More] National Reform Summit: Youth workers plan first on agenda – The Australian

Heat or eat: Real stories of Victorians forced to choose – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Extract from Consumers’ Federation of Australia website Victorians have shared their stories of energy disconnection as part of research by RMIT for Consumer Action Law Centre’s ‘Heat or Eat’ report released today. The report details six unique stories showing how issues like mental health, unemployment and family violence can be further compounded by the experience … [Read More] Heat or eat: Real stories of Victorians forced to choose – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Family Violence in the News 28 August 2015

Brotherhood Library staff monitor press and add to this post throughout the day. ABC Brisbane – QUT Offers a Graduate Certificate in domestic violence ABC The World Today – Country Women’s Association talks drought, drugs, and disease at 70 year anniversary conference The Border Watch – Survival stories shared Huffington Post – Domestic Violence Is A Workplace Issue PS … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 28 August 2015

NFPs Address National Reform Summit Issues – Pro Bono News

Extract from an article on Pro Bono News Australia’s policy solutions should be more creative around revenue and expenditure and housing affordability must be one of the keys to reform, according to Not for Profit leaders attending a national summit in Canberra. The National ­Reform Summit featured more than 90 corporate, union, welfare, economic and … [Read More] NFPs Address National Reform Summit Issues – Pro Bono News

What can the apprenticeship levy do for apprentices? (UK) – NIACE

Extract from an article by David Hughes The apprenticeship levy will be a game-changer, let’s be in no doubt about that. The trouble is that at this stage, with a consultation light on details and openly asking for ideas and solutions, it is not clear what impact the levy will have. On the plus side … [Read More] What can the apprenticeship levy do for apprentices? (UK) – NIACE

Event – Youth Employment Pathways: Realising the benefits of a holistic approach to youth employment

Melbourne, 2-3 December 2015 OVERVIEW Demonstrating effective employment, education & training pathways for youth Youth unemployment continues to rise across Australia. It is a national issue of extreme importance that can have its deepest impacts at the local level. Funding changes have been significant to the sector broadly, and with important programs losing their funding, … [Read More] Event – Youth Employment Pathways: Realising the benefits of a holistic approach to youth employment

From the provider-led to an employer-led system: implications of apprenticeship reform on the private training market – Journal of Vocational Education and Training

ABSTRACT Despite expending a great deal of public money, and after many government-led ‘reforms’ to develop an apprenticeship system that rivals those found in other countries, the apprenticeship system in England still faces a number of challenges and failings, not least in the private training market. This paper explores the landscape of private training provision … [Read More] From the provider-led to an employer-led system: implications of apprenticeship reform on the private training market – Journal of Vocational Education and Training

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