BSL Event: Prospects for decent work and quality care under individualised funding arrangements – RPC

Fitzroy, Thursday 23 October from 12.00 noon-1.00pm

You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 23 October from 12.00 noon-1.00pm, at the Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Fr Tuckers Meeting Room.

Prospects for decent work and quality care under individualised funding arrangements: reflections on . . . → Read More: BSL Event: Prospects for decent work and quality care under individualised funding arrangements – RPC

National Children’s Week 18th-26th October 2014 – CWCOA

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: “A Caring World Shares” as a reflection of Children’s Week aims while at the same time acknowledging the designated year on national posters and other printed materials.

A diverse range . . . → Read More: National Children’s Week 18th-26th October 2014 – CWCOA

Measuring living standards of older people using Sen’s Capability Approach – Ageing & Society

ABSTRACT

The impact of disparities in socio-economic status on the health of older people is an important issue for policy makers in the context of population ageing. As older people live in different types of economic circumstances and because, as people age, their desires and needs are different to those of younger generations, measures of . . . → Read More: Measuring living standards of older people using Sen’s Capability Approach – Ageing & Society

Not Just Scenery: Viewing Nature Pictures Improves Executive Attention in Older Adults – EAR

ABSTRACT

Background/Study Context: Attention Restoration Theory (Kaplan, 1995, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 169–182) suggests that exposure to nature improves attention. Berman, Jonides, and Kaplan (2008, Psychological Science, 19, 1207–1212) showed that simply viewing naturepictures improves executive attention in young adults. The present study is the first to investigate . . . → Read More: Not Just Scenery: Viewing Nature Pictures Improves Executive Attention in Older Adults – EAR

Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice: November 2014 – SAGE

Table of Contents: November 2014; 13 (6)

Swaffer, K. “Dementia: Stigma, Language, and Dementia-friendly.” Dementia 13(6): 709-716.

The incidence of dementia worldwide is rapidly increasing and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) (2013) reported that ‘there are 7.7 million new cases of dementia each year, implying that there is a new case of dementia somewhere . . . → Read More: Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice: November 2014 – SAGE

Ageing Well in Three Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities – LMCF

Results from a study commissioned by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and launched today, highlight the opportunities to support and challenges faced by culturally-diverse, ageing communities.

Representatives from the Chinese Health Foundation of Australia, CO.AS.IT and Australian Greek Welfare Society, who work with three of Victoria’s largest Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups, were . . . → Read More: Ageing Well in Three Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities – LMCF

Free credit record not always easy to find – The Age

Extract from an article by John Collett

Consumers are complaining that they cannot easily access free copies of their credit reports. Queries rolled in after Money ran a story recently about the new regime that came into effect in March, where monthly payment histories on loans and credit cards will be shown and reports will . . . → Read More: Free credit record not always easy to find – The Age

Social Integration: A wake-up call – Social Integration Commission (UK)

New report says wake up call is needed to reduce costs of faltering social integration

The Social Integration Commission, a major independent enquiry into the UK’s increasing diversity, has today issued the second of its three reports, entitled ‘Social Integration: A wake-up call’. The report reveals the costs to the current UK economy of a . . . → Read More: Social Integration: A wake-up call – Social Integration Commission (UK)

The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing Indigenous Employment – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU

ABSTRACT

Relatively low rates of employment are one of the reasons for many of the poor economic and social outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians. Increases in the rate of Indigenous employment would result in significant economic gains to the individuals who move into employment, and their families and communities, to the government who would receive . . . → Read More: The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing Indigenous Employment – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU

$1.5bn scheme failing on jobs – The Australian

Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas

NLY 277 indigenous jobseekers have found employment that ­lasted more than six months in ­remote regions in the past year, prompting the Abbott government to devise an overhaul of Labor’s remote jobs scheme.

The Coalition has concluded that the $1.5 billion nationwide scheme has been failing to engage . . . → Read More: $1.5bn scheme failing on jobs – The Australian

ABS Labour Force revisions: a botch job or short term pain for long term gain? Flag Post

Extract from an article by Aaron Greenup

Prior to releasing the September Labour Force Survey (LFS) results this month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced they were taking the unusual step of dropping the seasonally adjusted Labour Force estimates for July, August and September. Many users of the monthly survey results have . . . → Read More: ABS Labour Force revisions: a botch job or short term pain for long term gain? Flag Post

Australia ranked dead last on climate, green investment – Renew Economy

Extract from an article by Sophie Vorrath

Australia’s dramatic backwards slide on climate action and low-carbon policy under the federal Coalition is, by now, well documented. Since coming into power, Tony Abbott and his climate-sceptic team have dumped the nation’s world-leading carbon pricing scheme, wound back renewable energy support mechanisms, and taken aim at the . . . → Read More: Australia ranked dead last on climate, green investment – Renew Economy

Christopher Kent: Challenges (and opportunities) in ageing – The Mandarin

Author: Christopher Kent

Extract

We all know the policy challenges of an ageing population, but what are the opportunities? The Reserve Bank’s assistant governor, Christopher Kent, calls for an element of risk-taking.

Population ageing is driven by three different forces. The first is the baby boom that followed World War II. The second is the . . . → Read More: Christopher Kent: Challenges (and opportunities) in ageing – The Mandarin

Victorian energy retailers failing struggling customers: disconnection on the rise – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

The Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV) Annual Report for 2013/14 suggests energy retailers are failing to offer sufficient assistance to customers struggling with high bills. During the year, EWOV received an average of 37 calls a day from Victorians concerned about imminent or actual disconnection.

EWOV reported its highest level . . . → Read More: Victorian energy retailers failing struggling customers: disconnection on the rise – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Maternity protection: Good for workers, good for small businesses – International Labour Organization

Maternity protection and work-family measures can generate positive outcomes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says ILO Specialist Laura Addati.

For most people, having a child is a joyful, if challenging, event. But let’s be honest, it can also lead to discrimination against women.

Take the example of Noemi, a 26-year-old woman whose contract was . . . → Read More: Maternity protection: Good for workers, good for small businesses – International Labour Organization

Millennials Pushing for Social Change – Pro Bono News

Extract from an article by Xavier Smerdon

Millennials, who are often maligned as a the “me generation” and a selfish group of citizens that are impatient and filled with a sense of entitlement, actually have the power to change the face of the Not for Profit sector, a visiting US impact investment . . . → Read More: Millennials Pushing for Social Change – Pro Bono News

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