Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Sydney, NSW 29 November–1 December 2017 AHURI will convene the National Housing Conference 2017 – Building for better lives, in Sydney, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services from 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 at the brand new International Convention Centre. With Sydney as the destination, and NSW leading the way … [Read More] Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – Urban Policy and Research

ABSTRACT Australian cities have observed a “consensus turn” expressed as broad public support of greater accessibility and public transport provision as revealed in metropolitan strategic plans. In contrast large-scale road projects proposed to traverse the inner-city of three major Australian cities reveals an ongoing and deep-seated attachment by some to car-based travel in Australian urban … [Read More] Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – Urban Policy and Research

Not just a number? NEETs, data and datalogical systems – Information, Communication & Society

ABSTRACT This paper draws on empirical research with NEET populations (16–24-year-olds not in education, employment or training) in the U.K. in order to engage with issues around identification, data and metrics produced through datalogical systems. Our aim is to bridge contemporary discourses around data, digital bureaucracy and datalogical systems with empirical material drawn from a … [Read More] Not just a number? NEETs, data and datalogical systems – Information, Communication & Society

Latest issue: Australian Journal of Social Issues: Volume 51 Issue 4 December 2016 – Australian Social Policy Association

The AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES is published by the Australian Social Policy Association to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for debate on significant and controversial social policy issues. It deals with questions of social justice as most broadly defined. Articles discuss particular social issues, review conceptual problems, present empirical studies and debate policy alternatives. Table … [Read More] Latest issue: Australian Journal of Social Issues: Volume 51 Issue 4 December 2016 – Australian Social Policy Association

The association between indigenous Australians’ labour force participation rates and access to transport – Australian Journal of Labour Economics

ABSTRACT This paper examines the factors associated with the labour force participation rates of Indigenous Australians. Emphasis is placed on the role that vehicle ownership, holding a valid driver’s licence and having access to public transport has on Indigenous Australians’ labour force participation decisions. Access to transportation has been widely regarded as a key barrier … [Read More] The association between indigenous Australians’ labour force participation rates and access to transport – Australian Journal of Labour Economics

Density threatens liveability if we miss the big picture of how a city works – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Diego Ramírez-Lovering Melbourne has been repeatedly awarded the accolade of world’s most liveable city. This is no doubt due in large part to the excellent public domain Melbourne offers. Its parks and leafy suburbs provide green amenity, and the city has great public programs through its libraries, cultural buildings and an … [Read More] Density threatens liveability if we miss the big picture of how a city works – The Conversation

Melbourne’s outer north stuck in traffic as government puts road projects on ice – The Age

Extract from an article by Adam Carey Melbourne’s outer north is missing out on a multibillion-dollar package of road upgrades meant to relieve congestion and reduce accidents in the city’s growth suburbs. In November the Andrews government announced it would invest $1.8 billion to widen and duplicate eight of the most congested main roads in Melbourne’s west, … [Read More] Melbourne’s outer north stuck in traffic as government puts road projects on ice – The Age

Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

SUMMARY YACVic welcomes proposals by Infrastructure Victoria to substantially increase Victoria’s supply of affordable housing and public transport. In our response, we highlight the importance of a strong, shared understanding of housing affordability, and specific measures to address youth homelessness and transport affordability for young people. We also respond to Infrastructure Victoria’s proposals to operate … [Read More] Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

Why the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is still largely a story of failure – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Eva Cox The fairly negative seventh report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, released last week, claimed to: … measure the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. However, this biennial effort continues to record mainly no changes or some increased deficits in wellbeing. The language has changed, in response to … [Read More] Why the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is still largely a story of failure – The Conversation

“The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Kate Metzler Data is being created faster than ever before. However, as Kate Metzler explains, limited access to this big data is creating a digital divide between large companies and the broader scholarly community. To compound this problem, there is also a big data analysis skills gap that further hinders the progress … [Read More] “The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

Delivering Public Services: Locality, Learning and Reciprocity in Place Based Practice – Australian Journal of Public Administration

ABSTRACT Policymakers across myriad jurisdictions are grappling with the challenge of complex policy problems. Multi-faceted, complex, and seemingly intractable, ‘wicked’ problems have exhausted the repertoire of the standard policy approaches. In response, governments are increasingly looking for new options, and one approach that has gained significant scholarly interest, along with increasing attention from practitioners, is … [Read More] Delivering Public Services: Locality, Learning and Reciprocity in Place Based Practice – Australian Journal of Public Administration

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

Millennials pushed out of suburbs by NIMBY baby boomers who oppose development – Domain.com

Extract from an article by Ben Potter Forget smashed avocado and low interest rates: millennials can look closer to home for their scant access to housing in leafy neighbourhoods. New data presented to the Melbourne Economic Forum last month, detailed in The Australian Financial Review, confirms what many already suspected: The culprits are their Baby Boomer old folks … [Read More] Millennials pushed out of suburbs by NIMBY baby boomers who oppose development – Domain.com

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2016 – Productivity Commission

SUMMARY The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This comprehensive report card measures where things have improved (or not) against 52 indicators across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities, and includes case studies on … [Read More] Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2016 – Productivity Commission

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