Giving and Volunteering in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous Communities – Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development. DSS, on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, recently commissioned a research report to better understand volunteering and giving within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous … [Read More] Giving and Volunteering in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous Communities – Department of Social Services

Practical reconciliation in public sector organisations – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Stephen Easton A good reconciliation action plan can guide government agencies towards a workforce that is more reflective of the community, and perhaps more effective and more efficient. Give responsibility to regions, not just head office. Procurement from indigenous-owned businesses is a powerful tool of practical reconciliation, says Leah Armstrong, who … [Read More] Practical reconciliation in public sector organisations – The Mandarin

EVENT – Getting of wisdom: Learning in later life: International Exchange and Conferences (2017): A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand – Adult Learning Australia

Ballarat, Melbourne or Wellington, February 2017 The Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw wrote that “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility of our future.” We have taken the Getting of Wisdom theme from a 1910 novel by Ethel Richardson (who also wrote as a male, Henry Handel … [Read More] EVENT – Getting of wisdom: Learning in later life: International Exchange and Conferences (2017): A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand – Adult Learning Australia

Indigenous Wellbeing Best Measured from the Ground Up – Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Media Release – Extract The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre in collaboration with The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Kimberley Institute and the Yawuru community, today released a report that demonstrates the importance of measuring Indigenous wellbeing from the ground up. The new report, Community Wellbeing from the Ground Up: A … [Read More] Indigenous Wellbeing Best Measured from the Ground Up – Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Aboriginal women: we have voice, don’t speak for us – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Summer May Finlay In today’s post, Summer May Finlay makes the case for a facilitative approach to policy influence and change for people whose voices are silenced.  Specifically, she calls on the feminist movement in Australia to ally with rather than speak on behalf of Aboriginal women.  A Yorta Yorta woman, … [Read More] Aboriginal women: we have voice, don’t speak for us – The Power to Persuade

Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education – ACER

Extract from and article on ACER Research Developments blog ‘Place’ is more than geography. It has multiple dimensions, applications and interpretations, including cultural, economic, social, political and educational. Place must be at the heart of Indigenous education policy. Tony Dreise explains. Place-based strategy is a conceptual and strategic approach whereby local or regional communities are … [Read More] Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education – ACER

Australian Youth Development Index: 2016 Report – Youth Action

SUMMARY Youth development continues to be a matter of national importance, with 6.3 million people between 10-29 years old living in Australia. This is the first national holistic measure of the status of young people in Australia and is designed to inform policy and a tool for advocacy. This inaugural Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) analyses … [Read More] Australian Youth Development Index: 2016 Report – Youth Action

APSC launches Indigenous employment service – The Mandarin

Extract from an article on The Mandarin website The Australian Public Service Commission is hoping to lead a shift away from a “bums on seats” approach to Indigenous employment. It’s rolling out a new Indigenous employment service for both Australian Public Service and non-APS agencies. This will form part of its plan to improve engagement and leave … [Read More] APSC launches Indigenous employment service – The Mandarin

Refugees in their own land: how Indigenous people are still homeless in modern Australia – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Geordan Shannon Without anywhere that is home, Indigenous people have been without a physical space to reinvent themselves and their culture in modern Australia. Since colonisation, Aboriginal people have been internally displaced from their country. The doctrine of terra nullius – a land without people – was established under British colonial … [Read More] Refugees in their own land: how Indigenous people are still homeless in modern Australia – The Conversation

Indigenous Employment After the Boom – CAEPR

ABSTRACT Analysis of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Social Survey data on Indigenous labour force status highlights the impact that the recent economic slowdown on Indigenous employment trends. At an aggregate level, the trends in Indigenous employment mirror those of the Australian population as a whole. It is clear that aggregate demand is the … [Read More] Indigenous Employment After the Boom – CAEPR

Curious Case of Using the Capability Approach in Australian Indigenous Policy – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT The capability approach has been recently used in Australian Indigenous policy formation. What is curious about this use is how the approach has been used in some instances to justify current paternalistic and instructive policies for Indigenous Australians including behavioural conditions to welfare payments and income management—policy apparatuses aimed to create individual responsibility and … [Read More] Curious Case of Using the Capability Approach in Australian Indigenous Policy – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Residential Aged Care and Home Care 2014–15 – AIHW

The Residential aged care and Home Care 2014–15 web report provides information on Australian Government-funded residential aged care services and the Home Care Packages Programme, and the people receiving these services. The accompanying supplementary tables provide additional information. However, only limited data regarding Home Care are currently available. This web report will be refreshed as … [Read More] Residential Aged Care and Home Care 2014–15 – AIHW

Want to improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing? Involve Aboriginal people – VCOSS

Extract A new strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects if it is to succeed. The gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples’ health and wellbeing is still too wide. Aboriginal people are at higher risk of unemployment, insecure housing, family violence and chronic disease. They are overrepresented … [Read More] Want to improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing? Involve Aboriginal people – VCOSS

Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care) and many of its members have been watching with concern as, around the country, a range of processes are undertaken to progress longer-term care arrangements for children. They vary in detail but have been broadly described as permanency planning measures. Some of these proposals have already … [Read More] Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Violence is Not Our Culture is a short film produced by VACCA in conjunction with Latrobe Community Health Service, Victoria Police and local Aboriginal community members.  It was funded by DHHS Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group Community Initiative Fund. The short film follows the story of Camela and Dylan, two young people from central … [Read More] Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

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