BSL Event: Perils of Place: Identifying hotspots of health inequalities – Brotherhood of St Laurence

You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 5 May fro­m 12.00 noon-1.00pm, The Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Fr Tuckers Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend this seminar and there is no cost involved. Presenters: Dr Stephen Duckett and Associate Kate Griffiths, … [Read More] BSL Event: Perils of Place: Identifying hotspots of health inequalities – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Victorian Budget: Recognition for Disadvantaged Job Seekers – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Help in the Budget to build skills and experience needed for the modern economy is welcome. In its second Budget, the Andrews Government has set out some welcome directions to benefit the most disadvantaged people in the Victorian community, says anti-poverty group the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Unifying the state’s employment services into one system through … [Read More] Victorian Budget: Recognition for Disadvantaged Job Seekers – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Young people don’t have the skills for future jobs – The Age

Extract from an article by Jan Owen Fifteen-year-olds can expect to have more than 17 jobs in five different industries over their working lives. So, why aren’t they ready? So, what do you want to be when you grow up? We have been putting this question to children and young people since the start of … [Read More] Young people don’t have the skills for future jobs – The Age

Early interventions and the NDIS – Rattler

ABSTRACT From July this year, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will roll out across Australia. Margie O’Tarpey explores how it will function in the early childhood sector, including early childhood intervention services. SOURCE: O’Tarpey, Margie. Early interventions and the NDIS [online]. Rattler (Sydney), No. 117, 2016: 19-21 BROTHERHOOD STAFF –  please contact the LIBRARY if you … [Read More] Early interventions and the NDIS – Rattler

New: Issues 1 & 2: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults – Emerald Insights

A selection of articles from Quality in Ageing and Older Adults 2016 17:1 & 2 with abstracts Issue 1: Special Issue: In the margins or the mainstream? Future directions and innovations in providing inclusive accommodation and support for older LGBTI adults. Ageing fears and concerns of gay men aged 60 and over / Peter Robinson Bonds, bridges and ties: … [Read More] New: Issues 1 & 2: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults – Emerald Insights

New issue: Journal of Gerontological Social Work

A selection of articles form  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 59, Issue 2, 2016 with abstracts Alzheimer’s Disease and Social Work Practice: Implications of Advances in Neurosciences for Social Workers / Adam Levesque New Directions for Social Services: Much Ado About Nothing / Mildred M. Seltzer Social Work Response to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging / Constance Corley Saltz , … [Read More] New issue: Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Victoria’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence – Flag Post

Extract from a report by Helen Portillo-Castro The Victorian Government last week announced a significant funding package of $572 million in response to recommendations made in the report by the state’s Royal Commission into Family Violence tabled on 29 March 2016. The package, to be implemented over two years, provides funding for implementation of 65 of … [Read More] Victoria’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence – Flag Post

Australia’s soaring housing costs signal need for a new economic consensus – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Tom Bentley, Principal Adviser to the Vice Chancellor, RMIT University and Jonathan West, Emertius Professor, University of Tasmania The deeper issue behind Australia’s current housing debates is how housing investment will impact on our long-term prosperity. The International Monetary Fund estimates that Australia’s houses are overvalued by around 10%. The special place of … [Read More] Australia’s soaring housing costs signal need for a new economic consensus – The Conversation

What happened to the Great Australian Dream? Home truths on the housing debate – ABC Four Corners

Extract from an article by Ben Knight and Ruth Fogarty Australia’s obsession with real estate is practically a national sport, with spectators watching auctions as keenly as any footy game. But in Melbourne and Sydney, some first homebuyers are faced with difficult choices: vast mortgages, vulnerable to interest rates rising; the prospect of moving to the … [Read More] What happened to the Great Australian Dream? Home truths on the housing debate – ABC Four Corners

Australia: Refugee death highlights fatal flaws in offshore processing – Amnesty International

The death of another refugee in an Australian-run detention centre on Nauru demonstrates the fatal flaws of a system that must be brought to an end. “The desperate actions of this refugee underscore the perilous circumstances found in offshore processing centres run by the Australian government. As Amnesty International has been stressing for several years … [Read More] Australia: Refugee death highlights fatal flaws in offshore processing – Amnesty International

To Get Young People Out of Nursing Homes, We Need to Back up the NDIS with Housing: Here’s how – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Di Winkler, Adjunct Research Associate, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University and Luke Bo’sher, Fulbright Scholar, New York University. Young people with disability living in nursing homes are one of the most marginalized and isolated groups of people in our society. More than half of them, 53%, receive a visit from a friend … [Read More] To Get Young People Out of Nursing Homes, We Need to Back up the NDIS with Housing: Here’s how – The Conversation

An investigation into growing inequalities in adult lifespan – City University London

Research from Cass Business School and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has found growing inequalities in adult life expectancy. Based on data from the Human Mortality Database, Professor of Statistics Les Mayhew and Dr David Smith measured the differences in age between the earliest 10% of adult deaths and the top 5% of survivors. They … [Read More] An investigation into growing inequalities in adult lifespan – City University London

PolicyCheck: Negative gearing reform – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Danika Wright Welcome to PolicyCheck, a new form of political coverage that aims to make better sense of policies launched by the major parties in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Here, The Conversation’s academic experts look at the history of policies, whether they have been tried in Australia before, and … [Read More] PolicyCheck: Negative gearing reform – The Conversation

Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability – AHRC

The right to work is a fundamental human right, but one that far too many older people and people with disability in Australia do not enjoy. As Australia’s Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner I was pleased to receive the Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General to undertake the Willing to Work National Inquiry into Employment … [Read More] Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability – AHRC

Removing barriers to mature age employment good for economy and society – COTA (Vic)

MEDIA RELEASE – Extract The significant economic, social and health benefits of older people and people with disability participating in the workforce are again highlighted in a major report by the Australian Human Rights Commission released today by the Attorney General. Peak seniors advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the release of the report of the … [Read More] Removing barriers to mature age employment good for economy and society – COTA (Vic)

What are the Experiences of People with Dementia in Employment? – Dementia

ABSTRACT Statistics show that an increase in the statutory retirement age in the UK will mean that many more people will develop a dementia while still in employment. A review of the literature confirmed that there are no existing studies in the UK which examine this issue in any detail. The aim of this study … [Read More] What are the Experiences of People with Dementia in Employment? – Dementia

Who is at risk for persistent mathematics difficulties in the United States? – Journal of Learning Disabilities

ABSTRACT We analyzed two nationally representative, longitudinal data sets of U.S. children to identify risk factors for persistent mathematics difficulties (PMD). Results indicated that children from low socioeconomic households are at elevated risk of PMD at 48 and 60 months of age, as are children with cognitive delays, identified developmental delays or disabilities, and vocabulary … [Read More] Who is at risk for persistent mathematics difficulties in the United States? – Journal of Learning Disabilities

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