Brotherhood in the News: Age Encounters: Exploring Age and Intergenerational Perceptions – Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

ABSTRACT Age Encounters was a video documentary project wherein 10 younger people and 10 older people were asked questions about age; ageism; and their perception of the other generation, including challenges the other group might face and whether they could identify possibilities for solidarity between the two generations. It was found that most intergenerational relationships … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Age Encounters: Exploring Age and Intergenerational Perceptions – Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 25th July 2016

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 25th July ABC News – Disability sector struggling to attract young people, Tasmanian providers say The Age – Disability scheme deserves all our support Daily Liberal – Dubbo disability service providers score NDIS-ready funding Tuesday 26th July Financial Review – Porter prioritises … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week Beginning 25th July 2016

Lets get the right plan for Victorians with disability – Victorian Council of Social Service

Extract from an article by Carly Nowell, VCOSS Policy Advisor Here are a few things people living with disability desperately need: better infrastructure and reduced barriers to education, commerce, housing and mainstream government services. And here are a few things they certainly don’t need: lofty goals, aspirational targets and promises not backed up by action. Words, words … [Read More] Lets get the right plan for Victorians with disability – Victorian Council of Social Service

House Prices, Household Debt and Labour Supply in Australia – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract The international economic turmoil wrought by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) placed in sharp focus the importance of links between housing, finance and labour markets for macroeconomic stability and, ultimately, national wellbeing. Following these events, there have been concerted attempts within the research and policy community to better understand the linkages … [Read More] House Prices, Household Debt and Labour Supply in Australia – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Why we’re Making no Progress Tackling the Exploitation of Migrant Workers – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marie Segrave, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University On Tuesday night, SBS’ Insight program aired concerns about temporary migrant labour exploitation. These issues tend to come to national attention when a particular case is exposed, but mostly they are not seen as national priorities – and, as such, the response is generally … [Read More] Why we’re Making no Progress Tackling the Exploitation of Migrant Workers – The Conversation

Practice Change Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities: What Works, and Why? – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

ABSTRACT Over the past three decades, there has been a notable increase in studies of practice change interventions in long-term care (LTC) settings. This review, based on a modified realist approach, addresses the following questions:What practice change intervention characteristics work? And, in what circumstances do they work and why? A modified realist approach was applied … [Read More] Practice Change Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities: What Works, and Why? – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

Preserving Dignity in Later Life – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

ABSTRACT This article examines how elders who receive social care in the community experience loss of dignity and how they preserve their dignity. Qualitative research revealed that loss of dignity is a major concern for these elders and that they preserve their dignity differently, ranging from actively engaging with life to detaching themselves from life. … [Read More] Preserving Dignity in Later Life – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime – TED Talks

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve … [Read More] How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime – TED Talks

Childhood Trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom – Australian Council for Educational Research

ABSTRACT New understandings in developmental and neuroscience research have challenged popular ideas about trauma exposure and brain development during childhood. There is a general misconception that children are more resilient than adults to the effects of trauma and will ‘outgrow’ traumatic experiences (Lieberman & Knorr, 2007). However, these ideas are incorrect and are not supported … [Read More] Childhood Trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom – Australian Council for Educational Research

Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Jenni Henderson Australia is facing an income recession warns economist Janine Dixon from Victoria University. To fend it off we need to increase different types of productivity. Income per capita, one way to measure living standards, is 3% below the peak of 2012 and this is tied to slow growth in … [Read More] Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes – The Conversation

Renting with pets: a pathway to housing insecurity? Housing Studies

ABSTRACT Companion animals are rarely considered in rental policy or research. This absence belies their prevalence and growing centrality within practices of family and home, and persists despite evidence of links between companion animals and rental insecurity. This paper begins to address this gap. Through an online survey and in-depth interviews with people who rented … [Read More] Renting with pets: a pathway to housing insecurity? Housing Studies

Excluded and dropped in: habitus and biographical identity in vocational adolescents’ life transitions – Journal of Vocational Education and Training

ABSTRACT The ideal–typical distinction of normal/choice biography has been adopted by many youth researchers over the last 17 years as a means of approaching how vocational adolescents take decisions in a context in which life transitions are reversible and unsafe. In this article, we aim to show that this distinction is overestimated, by focusing on … [Read More] Excluded and dropped in: habitus and biographical identity in vocational adolescents’ life transitions – Journal of Vocational Education and Training

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS – Commonwealth of Australia

INTRODUCTION – Extract 2.1 Enabling people with disability to have choice and control over their lives is one of the central tenets of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).1 At present, Australians with disability are not assured of access to housing suitable for their needs. This has long been an issue of local, state and national concern. … [Read More] Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS – Commonwealth of Australia

Funding boost helps Queenslanders transition to NDIS – Queensland Government

Media Release Queensland’s peak body for non-government disability services has received more than $700,000 in funding to help service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which started rolling out across Queensland on 1 July. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said a further three years of funding had been allocated to National Disability … [Read More] Funding boost helps Queenslanders transition to NDIS – Queensland Government

Event – NDIS Provider Readiness Forums – National Disability Services

NSW, 23 August 2016 Various locations and dates from 23 August Location: New South Wales Date: 23/08/2016 Registration Round 3 Provider Forum Registration FAQs PDF440KB DOC70KB As the NDIS rolls out across NSW, NDS in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing Disability and Home Care, and … [Read More] Event – NDIS Provider Readiness Forums – National Disability Services

Top Incomes and Inequality in Australia: Reconciling Recent Estimates from Household Survey and Tax Return Data – MIAESR

 ABSTRACT We systematically compare differences in recent Australian income inequality estimates derived from tax records and survey data. We use customised tax tables provided by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to more precisely measure Australian top incomes as conceptualised in the international top incomes literature. We then document the inability of Household, Income and Labour … [Read More] Top Incomes and Inequality in Australia: Reconciling Recent Estimates from Household Survey and Tax Return Data – MIAESR

Impacts from Delaying Access to Retirement Benefits on Welfare Receipt and Expenditure: Evidence from a Natural Experiment – MIAESR

ABSTRACT Governments are responding to fiscal pressures associated with aging populations by increasing the eligibility age for publicly-funded retirement benefits. However, recent studies show large resulting increases in the receipt of disability and unemployment benefits, which raises concern that welfare savings are offset by increased inflows into alternative payments. Using administrative data to examine the … [Read More] Impacts from Delaying Access to Retirement Benefits on Welfare Receipt and Expenditure: Evidence from a Natural Experiment – MIAESR

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