More than a million Australians live in poverty: CEDA report – The Age

+-*Extract from an article by Judith Ireland More than a million Australians are living in poverty despite two decades of economic growth, according to new research which calls for a radical policy shake-up to deal with the national “disgrace”. Just weeks before the federal budget, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has found that between 4 and  6 per cent … [Read More] More than a million Australians live in poverty: CEDA report – The Age

Family Violence in the News 21 April 2015

+-*Brotherhood Library staff monitor press and add to this post throughout the day. ABC News – Family violence victim support groups to detail regional challenges to SA parliamentary committee The Australian – Lead from the front on violence: army chief David Morrison The Australian – Parents too ashamed to tell of domestic violence by kids Daily Life – Teen … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 21 April 2015

Event: Domestic violence: what can be done about it? – Conversations with the Archbishop

+-*Melbourne, Wednesday 22 April This can’t continue: Ending domestic violenceNext Wednesday 22 April, Joanna Fletcher, CEO of the Women’s Legal Service Victoria and Paul Linossier, CEO of Our Watch, formerly the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children, will join Archbishop Freier as they discuss the huge increase in domestic violence in Australia, and what can be done about it.You’re warmly invited to attend … [Read More] Event: Domestic violence: what can be done about it? – Conversations with the Archbishop

Factors Influencing Contraception Awareness and Use: The Experiences of Young African Australian mothers – JRS

+-*ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to examine contraception awareness and use among African Australian women in Melbourne, Australia, who have experienced teenage pregnancy, and to explore the social contexts that shape these women’s attitudes towards contraception. Among young immigrant and refugee women living in sites of settlement, knowledge and use of contraception are … [Read More] Factors Influencing Contraception Awareness and Use: The Experiences of Young African Australian mothers – JRS

Older Workers’ Learning Within Organizations: Issues and Challenges – Educational Gerontology

+-*ABSTRACT As increasing numbers of older adults stay in the workforce or engage in encore careers, they are subjected to diverse issues and challenges. The new dynamics of the workplace in a global market exert pressure on older workers and employers alike in which training and development has a potentially significant function for achieving greater … [Read More] Older Workers’ Learning Within Organizations: Issues and Challenges – Educational Gerontology

Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care – KQED Science

+-*Extract from an article by Amy Standen April 20, 2015 By 2025, 7 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease, according to one recent estimate. Millions more will suffer from dementia caused by other diseases, such as Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia or just regular aging. Together, these diseases may become the most expensive segment of the so-called “silver tsunami”—80 million baby boomers—that … [Read More] Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care – KQED Science

Report reveals extent of domestic violence perpetrated by children, calls on government to fund dedicated services – ABC News

+-*Extract from an article by Emma Wynne A report has revealed more than 2,000 children in Western Australia have been arrested for violence towards parents and siblings, and that there are no dedicated services to combat the problem. The report, prepared by Sarah Broadhead from Women’s Health and Family Services, details police statistics showing between 2009 … [Read More] Report reveals extent of domestic violence perpetrated by children, calls on government to fund dedicated services – ABC News

Reframing immigration detention in response to irregular migration: Does Detention Deter? – International Detention Coalition

+-*This briefing paper reviews the international research literature on the effectiveness of border control policies – particularly immigration detention – in reducing irregular migration. The brief first provides a short overview of the concept of deterrence in migration and criminal justice settings. It then reviews the evidence to critique claims that detention deters new arrivals and that beneficial … [Read More] Reframing immigration detention in response to irregular migration: Does Detention Deter? – International Detention Coalition

The Impact of Labour Market Policies on Late Career Employment from a Life Course Perspective – Journal of Social Policy

+-*ABSTRACT We investigate the labour market situation of older individuals in Europe in relation to their previous employment history as well as the regulations relating to employment protection legislation and early retirement. Specifically, we look at the competing risks of early retirement and late career unemployment. The central research question is whether policy effects differ … [Read More] The Impact of Labour Market Policies on Late Career Employment from a Life Course Perspective – Journal of Social Policy

Building A Victoria Without Poverty: Invest In Social Housing To Tackle The Housing Crisis – VCOSS

+-*Extract Evidence of Victoria’s affordable housing crisis continues mount. In Melbourne alone, there are over 50,000 households living in unaffordable rental housing with incomes in the bottom 20 per cent of the population. The public housing waiting list remains at over 34,000 people. Home ownership rates are falling, especially among younger age groups. Having a … [Read More] Building A Victoria Without Poverty: Invest In Social Housing To Tackle The Housing Crisis – VCOSS

Domestic violence is on the political agenda like never before (UK) – The Telegraph

+-*Extract from an article by Polly Neate For the first time, domestic violence is all over the political agenda and has appeared in four parties’ manifestos. Women’s Aid chief Polly Neate looks at which party could help victims the most It’s been a positive manifesto week for Women’s Aid. Domestic violence is on the political … [Read More] Domestic violence is on the political agenda like never before (UK) – The Telegraph

Parents too ashamed to tell of domestic violence by kids – The Australian

+-*Extract from an article by Sonia Kohlbacher Thousands of children are the perpetrators of domestic violence and many of their parents are ­too ashamed to report the abuse. Australia’s strategy to curb domestic violence calls for action in families where children are the victims but overlooks thousands of cases highlighted in a report to be … [Read More] Parents too ashamed to tell of domestic violence by kids – The Australian

Narrative and Silence: How Former Refugees Talk about Loss and Past Trauma – Refugee Survey Quarterly

+-*ABSTRACT Using narrative methodology this paper analyses the life stories of 25 former refugees from two African countries, resettled in Australia. Study findings demonstrated a salient divergence between the stories of the two communities; within which there were also individual differences in structure and content of participants’ narratives. Five narrative types were identified along a … [Read More] Narrative and Silence: How Former Refugees Talk about Loss and Past Trauma – Refugee Survey Quarterly

Getting Refugees to Work: A Street-level Perspective of Refugee Resettlement Policy – Refugee Survey Quarterly (US)

+-*ABSTRACT Refugee resettlement organizations in the US are tasked with implementing employment policies for newly arrived refugees, yet there is limited research explaining how refugee resettlement organizations operate. Workfare literature that deploys a street-level perspective to understand welfare-to-work policy explains that with the expansion of privatization and contracting, street-level organizations are in a position to … [Read More] Getting Refugees to Work: A Street-level Perspective of Refugee Resettlement Policy – Refugee Survey Quarterly (US)

‘Tiny hearts’ and ‘balls of steel’. This is what the world thinks of Australia – The Guardian

+-*Extract from an article by Julian Burnside Australians have “tiny hearts and whacking great gunships”. We “threaten [migrant boats] with violence until they bugger off”. And British people should be more like us. That’s Katie Hopkins’ view, at least. Her column for the Sun on Saturday about asylum seekers leaving North Africa, crossing the Mediterranean … [Read More] ‘Tiny hearts’ and ‘balls of steel’. This is what the world thinks of Australia – The Guardian

We need a culturally inclusive approach to domestic violence – Right Now

+-*Extract from an article by Zoya Patel The past month has shone the light on domestic violence in Canberra. There have been two deaths of women allegedly at the hands of their current or former partner in three weeks and the community has been shaken by the surge in violence in an otherwise quiet city. … [Read More] We need a culturally inclusive approach to domestic violence – Right Now

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