Between Two Worlds: Indigenous Leaders Exercising Influence and Working across Boundaries – Australian Journal of Public Administration

ABSTRACT Although there has been considerable commentary and debate relating to Indigenous political leadership, less attention has been given to the emergence of Indigenous leaders working to improve Indigenous prospects from within the worlds of community development, management, and administration. Based on in-depth interviews with a cohort of emerging Indigenous leaders in these situations, we … [Read More] Between Two Worlds: Indigenous Leaders Exercising Influence and Working across Boundaries – Australian Journal of Public Administration

Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and Indigenous rights – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Kristen Lyons, Associate Professor Environment and Development Sociology, The University of Queensland Can Australia achieve fair and open decision-making when big coal players are involved? The case of Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine suggests the answer is no, and Indigenous land owners are bearing the brunt. The Queensland government’s recent … [Read More] Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and Indigenous rights – The Conversation

Media release: Brotherhood Joins Drive to get More Victorians Working – Victorian Department of Industry and Employment

MEDIA RELEASE from the Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, Minister for Industry and Employment & Minister for Resources Thursday, 20 October, 2016 The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) will join the drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find long term jobs under the Andrews Labor Government’s new $53 million Jobs Victoria … [Read More] Media release: Brotherhood Joins Drive to get More Victorians Working – Victorian Department of Industry and Employment

A guide to Australian Government payments – Centrelink

A publication that provides payment rate information for Centrelink payments: 20 September 2016-31 December 2016 Centrelink Delivers payments and services and provides services at times of major change for: seniors job seekers students and trainees families carers parents people with disability Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds SOURCE: Australia. Department of Human Services. … [Read More] A guide to Australian Government payments – Centrelink

Poverty and Disadvantage in Australia – A selection of articles

Poverty and Disadvantage in Australia – A selection of articles from a variety of sources*

Australia could learn a lot if it actually listened to Indigenous women on domestic violence – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Celeste Liddle For two days last year, a crowd of mainly Aboriginal women from many communities across Central Australia gathered in Alice Springs to discuss the impacts of family and domestic violence on our communities. We also talked about the many initiatives being undertaken to counter this devastating epidemic, of … [Read More] Australia could learn a lot if it actually listened to Indigenous women on domestic violence – Sydney Morning Herald

Anti-Poverty Week 2016

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians.  Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor. In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU can help fight poverty and hardship! The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; … [Read More] Anti-Poverty Week 2016

Participation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in a Parent Support Programme: Longitudinal associations between playgroup attendance and child, parent and community outcomes – Child: Care, Health And Development

ABSTRACT Background: Playgroups are a relatively unique form of family support programme that is common in Australia which has high community acceptance and significant government investment. However, limited evidence exists regarding the effectiveness of playgroups to achieve better outcomes for children and their parents. This study describes patterns of playgroup participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait … [Read More] Participation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in a Parent Support Programme: Longitudinal associations between playgroup attendance and child, parent and community outcomes – Child: Care, Health And Development

New issue: Developing Practice: The child youth and family work journal – ACWA & NSW FamS

Developing Practice is a refereed journal that has been published by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and the NSW Family Services (FamS) for the child, youth and family services sector since 2001. Issue 44, September 2016 In this issue: What road ahead? Directions and challenges for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Early … [Read More] New issue: Developing Practice: The child youth and family work journal – ACWA & NSW FamS

Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Extract from a paper by Jade Koekoe and James Haughton Social Policy Section This Quick Guide provides links to: A listing of Australian Government Indigenous affairs policies and programs The Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’ Key documents on the proposed Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Other … [Read More] Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Productivity Commission calls to privatise public health and housing – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Gareth Hutchens Social housing, public dental services and public hospitals could soon be opened to more market competition. The Productivity Commission has said they are among six “priority areas” in the human services sector where the quality of services could be greatly improved if people are given a greater say over … [Read More] Productivity Commission calls to privatise public health and housing – The Guardian

Human Services: Preliminary Findings Report – Productivity Commission

This preliminary findings report was released on 22 September 2016. You are invited to examine the preliminary findings report and make written submissions by Thursday 27 October 2016. The study report will be released in November 2016. The Commission will then commence the second stage of the inquiry Reforms to Human Services. The purpose of … [Read More] Human Services: Preliminary Findings Report – Productivity Commission

Retirement Adequacy of Indigenous Australians: A Baseline Study – Economic Papers

ABSTRACT This baseline study examines the retirement adequacy of indigenous Australians. Using indigenous Australian demographic and employment data, we construct a forty years retirement savings profile. We employ simulation techniques to estimate the superannuation balance of a “typical” indigenous worker. The findings reveal that the retirement outcomes of indigenous workers are approximately 27 per cent … [Read More] Retirement Adequacy of Indigenous Australians: A Baseline Study – Economic Papers

Australia’s Housing Affordability Problem Explained in Five Historical Steps – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dallas Rogers, Lecturer in Urban Studies, Western Sydney University There is much debate about which groups of people have played the greatest role in creating the increasingly unaffordable housing markets in Australian cities. Baby boomers and foreign investors are two popular targets. But in my new book, The Geopolitics of Real Estate, … [Read More] Australia’s Housing Affordability Problem Explained in Five Historical Steps – The Conversation

Young People Worldwide Fear a Lack of Economic Opportunities: It’s easy to see why – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Usman W. Chohan, Doctoral Candidate, Policy Reform and Economics, UNSW Australia What is the one thing that makes young people everywhere the most anxious? According to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, it’s a lack of future economic opportunities. Data from both the OECD and the Youth Wellbeing Index show Australian youth have … [Read More] Young People Worldwide Fear a Lack of Economic Opportunities: It’s easy to see why – The Conversation

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