Savings Scheme Helps Families Go Back to School in Digital Age – Pro Bono Australia

Extract form an article by Wendy Williams Since 2012, Saver Plus has seen a marked rise in participants using their savings on technology, rather than school books, with more than half now spending on digital devices such as a laptops or tablets. In the five years from 2012 to 2016 the number of claims for digital … [Read More] Savings Scheme Helps Families Go Back to School in Digital Age – Pro Bono Australia

The Genesis of the NDIS: Bringing Competing Agendas Together – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Rhonda Galbally The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is undoubtedly one of the biggest social policy reforms Australia has ever seen – a once-in-a-generation reform alongside Medicare and national superannuation. In delivering the Sambell Oration, I’m going to explore where we have come from to achieve this profound change and the … [Read More] The Genesis of the NDIS: Bringing Competing Agendas Together – Pro Bono Australia

‘We Lost the House, We Lost Everything’: What dealing with financial stress looks like – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dina Bowman, Principal Research Fellow, Work and Economic Security, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne and Marcus Banks, Senior Research Fellow, Work & Economic Security, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence. Social policy and consumer finance researcher, School … [Read More] ‘We Lost the House, We Lost Everything’: What dealing with financial stress looks like – The Conversation

Brotherhood in the News: The Genesis of the NDIS: Bringing competing agendas together / Rhonda Galbally AO – The Sambell Oration

Extract from The Sambell Oration at the Brotherhood of St Laurence The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is undoubtedly one of the biggest social policy reforms Australia has ever seen – a once-in-a-generation reform alongside Medicare and national superannuation. In delivering the Sambell Oration this evening, I’m going to explore where we have come from … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: The Genesis of the NDIS: Bringing competing agendas together / Rhonda Galbally AO – The Sambell Oration

Jobs creation push for Melbourne’s west – Star Weekly

Extract from an article by Sumeyya Ilanbey A long-term strategy for the creation of jobs in emerging industries in Melbourne’s west has been launched. The state government last Friday announced $80,000 to fund a strategy driven by the Melbourne’s West – Future Workforce report. Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan said a new regional taskforce, including … [Read More] Jobs creation push for Melbourne’s west – Star Weekly

VALE Joyce Rebeiro: Educator, activist 6-05-1942 – 12-9-2016 – The Age

Extract from the obituary written by Jan Tresize & Des Cahill The unexpected passing of Joyce Rebeiro has been widely mourned, especially in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs. She was a social justice and multicultural activist and interfaith educator based upon her deep commitment to her Catholic faith … After high school she completed her Bachelor of Commerce before gaining her first job working with destitute refugees from … [Read More] VALE Joyce Rebeiro: Educator, activist 6-05-1942 – 12-9-2016 – The Age

Brotherhood in the News: Youth Employment Monitor – My Chance, Our Future Campaign

November 2016 Welcome to the My Chance, Our Future Campaign – our latest Youth Unemployment Monitor provides key data and other insights on the challenges of high rates of youth unemployment in Australia. Significant structural changes in our economy have made the transition from school to work for young people much harder than it was … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Youth Employment Monitor – My Chance, Our Future Campaign

U-turn: the transport woes of Australia’s young jobseekers – The Brotherhood of St Laurence

Extract Transport challenges facing young unemployed Australians loom as a significant barrier to their finding work. Youth unemployment – close to 13 per cent nationally – is concentrated in the nation’s regional areas and fast-growing outer suburbs, both geographies where public transport options are notoriously constrained. Meanwhile, our new data analysis shows 61 per cent … [Read More] U-turn: the transport woes of Australia’s young jobseekers – The Brotherhood of St Laurence

Submission to Transition to Metering Competition in Victoria – CUAC, ATA & Consumer Action

Extract The Alternative Technology Association (ATA), Consumer Action Law Centre (Consumer Action), and Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC) welcome the opportunity to respond to the Energy Policy and Programs Branch of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (The Department) Option Paper on the Transition to Metering Competition in Victoria. The following organisations have … [Read More] Submission to Transition to Metering Competition in Victoria – CUAC, ATA & Consumer Action

Brotherhood in the News: Regulation in Aged Care ‘Should Leave Room for Innovation’ – Australian Ageing Agenda

As our study into the role and effects of regulation in aged and dementia care enters its final stages, some interesting findings are emerging, write Ashley Carr* and Professor Simon Biggs**. Amid concerns that the regulation of care stifles creativity and innovation or that recipients of aged care require greater levels of protection, a more in-depth … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Regulation in Aged Care ‘Should Leave Room for Innovation’ – Australian Ageing Agenda

Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood celebrates 60 years of opening doors to migrants and refugees

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is celebrating 60 years of service to people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria hosted a reception at Government House on Tuesday 8 November, 2016, to mark the 60th anniversary of Australia’s first generalist migrant support service. The Brotherhood’s Multicultural Communities Team got … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood celebrates 60 years of opening doors to migrants and refugees

Brotherhood in the News: Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce, Hossein and the Hope Project – Daily Review November 12, 2016

Extract Hossein, an asylum seeker from Iran, is not your typical Melbourne barista. And Cate Blanchett is not your usual coffee customer. Amid a divisive debate on refugees, the two had a moment of human connection when Blanchett was in Melbourne recently to help the anti-poverty group the Brotherhood of St Laurence launch a book … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce, Hossein and the Hope Project – Daily Review November 12, 2016

Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Article by George Myconos*, Joseph Thomas, Kimberley Wilson, Kitty Te Riele, Luke Swain* pp: 345-354 ABSTRACT In Australia, a significant minority of young people do not complete upper secondary education. Whether procedural or enacted through the agency of students, the failure of the education system to accommodate young people through to completion can be regarded … [Read More] Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter November 2016 This month’s issue features not only new research publications and policy submissions, but also a radio interview, three webinars, a video and a short story collection. Our staff have written about social capital and standards for rental properties, and have spoken about applied sociology, consumer-directed care and social exclusion. We … [Read More] Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood in the News: The Hope Prize: Cate Blanchett and Quentin Bryce reflect on powerful new role – The Age

Extract from an article by Ebony Bowden It’s not often a story has the power to turn Cate Blanchett’s world upside down. But it’s clear the Oscar-winning actress is deeply moved as she reflects on the tales of homelessness, isolation and despair she encountered as a judge for the Brotherhood of St Laurence‘s first literary … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: The Hope Prize: Cate Blanchett and Quentin Bryce reflect on powerful new role – The Age

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