Family Violence in the News 31 Mar 2015

Canberra Times – Domestic violence sufferers ‘unnecessarily re-victimised’ under ACT’s protection order laws Daily Life – The most vicious attack that can be made on a domestic violence survivor The Guardian – Child and domestic abuse in Indigenous communities ‘chronically undisclosed’   BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 31 Mar 2015

BSL Event: The Great Recession and the Immigrant-Native Gap in Job Loss: Evidence from the Spanish Labour Market – RPC

You are invited to the next Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar on Thursday 2 April March 2015 from 12.00 noon-1.00pm, at the Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Fr Tuckers Meeting Room Presenter:    Dr. Irma Mooi-Reci, The University of Melbourne This study takes advantage of the current economic fluctuations to examine … [Read More] BSL Event: The Great Recession and the Immigrant-Native Gap in Job Loss: Evidence from the Spanish Labour Market – RPC

The Healthy Migrant Families Initiative: Development of a culturally competent obesity prevention intervention for African migrants

ABSTRACT Background: Although obesity among immigrants remains an important area of study given the increasing migrant population in Australia and other developed countries, research on factors amenable to intervention is sparse. The aim of the study was to develop a culturally-competent obesity prevention program for sub-Saharan African (SSA) families with children aged 12–17 years using … [Read More] The Healthy Migrant Families Initiative: Development of a culturally competent obesity prevention intervention for African migrants

Employment experiences of immigrant workers in aged care in regional South Australia – Rural and Remote Health

ABSTRACT Purpose: The contributions of immigrant workers to the aged care workforce cannot be overemphasised. The report of the National Institute of Labour Studies records a significant number of immigrants in the aged care industry in Australia. The number of overseas-born workers in the residential aged care sector had risen steadily, according to recent workforce … [Read More] Employment experiences of immigrant workers in aged care in regional South Australia – Rural and Remote Health

Cultural aspects of ageing and health promotion – Australian Dental Journal

ABSTRACT The emphasis of Australian Government policy is on the promotion of good health in later life and positive experiences with ageing. Conceptually, a new gerontology framework has replaced the study of disease, decline, loss and disability. Within this framework, health promotion offers a mechanism by which individuals can be assisted to create environments that … [Read More] Cultural aspects of ageing and health promotion – Australian Dental Journal

Can We Make a Difference? Prejudice Towards Asylum Seekers in Australia and the Effectiveness of Antiprejudice Interventions – Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology

ABSTRACT Over the past few decades, Australia has implemented increasingly restrictive measures to try and deter the arrival of asylum seekers. In our article, we review what is known in the literature about the antecedents of prejudice against asylum seekers. We outline 11 mechanisms, or variables, as being particularly important. We then draw out the … [Read More] Can We Make a Difference? Prejudice Towards Asylum Seekers in Australia and the Effectiveness of Antiprejudice Interventions – Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology

Impact of domestic violence on women’s mental health – EurekAlert

Extract In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms. These are the findings of a study that was just published by a team of researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at … [Read More] Impact of domestic violence on women’s mental health – EurekAlert

Review into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstance at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru: final report – DIBP

Eighteen months ago – as a new government – we faced the very difficult issue of dealing with Labor’s absolute failure to maintain the integrity of Australia’s borders over the preceding six years. The legacy of that failure was detention centres packed with illegal maritime arrivals, indeed centres that were straining under the weight of … [Read More] Review into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstance at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru: final report – DIBP

Welfare reform isn’t working as planned (UK) – British Politics and Policy at LSE

Extract A new report examines impact of the coalition government’s welfare reform on working age social housing tenants. Anne Power summarises the findings, writing that government savings are lower and costs are higher than planned. In 2013 and 2014, LSE Housing and Communities carried out a survey of 200 social housing tenants across the South West … [Read More] Welfare reform isn’t working as planned (UK) – British Politics and Policy at LSE

Child and domestic abuse in Indigenous communities ‘chronically undisclosed’ – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Helen Davidson Australian Crime Commission investigation found that in some communities, every person had been affected by child sexual abuse Child abuse and domestic violence in Indigenous communities “will remain chronically undisclosed and under-reported,” an Australian Crime Commission (ACC) investigation has found. In some communities every person had reported being … [Read More] Child and domestic abuse in Indigenous communities ‘chronically undisclosed’ – The Guardian

Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence releases Issues Paper

Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence today released an Issues Paper to help guide individuals and organisations wishing to lodge a written submission. The Royal Commission is currently seeking submissions from anyone directly affected by family violence and from any others whose experiences and ideas may assist the work of the Royal Commission in developing practical … [Read More] Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence releases Issues Paper

Workfare in Australia: Indigenous Work for the Dole Policies – The Power to Persuade

Extract from a blog post by Jon Altman Following on from our post last week, below Jon Altman offers his thoughts on Indigenous Work for the Dole policies. Jon Altman is an emeritus professor of the Australian National University based at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. From 1990–2010 he … [Read More] Workfare in Australia: Indigenous Work for the Dole Policies – The Power to Persuade

No jobs, no income: It’s time to revisit payment increase for jobless – National Welfare Rights Network

Media Release “The Federal Government must deliver on its promise of an effective and sustainable jobs plan for all Australians,” said Maree O’Halloran, President of the National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) in a statement today. New payments data from the Department of Social Services reveals that in February 2015 there are over 870,037 people relying … [Read More] No jobs, no income: It’s time to revisit payment increase for jobless – National Welfare Rights Network

Does Mandatory Arrest Reduce Calls for Help in Domestic Abuse Cases? (US) – Psych Central

Extract from an article by Traci Pederson In 22 states, police officers are required to make an arrest when they are called into domestic abuse situations. While the mandatory arrest law was designed as a way to curb domestic violence, new research suggests that the law may be intimidating victims from actually calling the police … [Read More] Does Mandatory Arrest Reduce Calls for Help in Domestic Abuse Cases? (US) – Psych Central

What Types of Australian Households are in Housing Affordability Stress? Economic Papers

ABSTRACT A residual stress measure, based on the level of disposable income after housing costs have been met, which is then compared to a poverty line or budget standard. The measure is adaptable to different household types Using survey data for 2000-10, the residual measure and ‘after housing’ budget standards, we develop an Ordered Probit … [Read More] What Types of Australian Households are in Housing Affordability Stress? Economic Papers

Is the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia declining? – Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy

ABSTRACT Background: The number of older adults with dementia will increase around the world in the decades ahead as populations age. Current estimates suggest that about 4.2 million adults in the US have dementia and that the attributable economic cost of their care is about $200 billion per year. The worldwide dementia prevalence is estimated … [Read More] Is the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia declining? – Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy

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