The Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Working Memory – Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Extract from the Editorial by Zsuzsa Kaldy and Natasha Sigala Visual working memory (VWM) allows us to temporarily maintain and manipulate visual information in order to solve a task. The study of the brain mechanisms underlying this function began more than a half century ago, with Scoville and Milner’s (1957) seminal discoveries with amnesic patients. As … [Read More] The Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Working Memory – Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Event-related Potential Measures of Executive Functioning from Preschool to Adolescence – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

ABSTRACT Executive functions are a collection of cognitive abilities necessary for behavioural control and regulation, and are important for school success. Executive deficits are common across acquired and developmental disorders in childhood and beyond. This review aims to summarize how studies using event-related potential (ERP) can provide insight into mechanisms underpinning how executive functions develop … [Read More] Event-related Potential Measures of Executive Functioning from Preschool to Adolescence – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 – Parliamentary Library

Author: Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Both Coalition and Labor governments have adopted and maintained a variety of border protection and anti- people smuggling measures in response to several waves of asylum seekers arriving unauthorised in Australian waters by boat since 2001. Both major parties are in general agreement on many of the key … [Read More] A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 – Parliamentary Library

Housing stress ‘dire’ as elderly Canberra women resort to sleeping in cars – The Canberra Times

Extract from an article by Doug Dingwall Women more than 80 years old are turning to Canberra’s homeless services for shelter, forced out of housing by the ACT’s rental market, low savings and family violence. Homelessness services are reporting a rise in clients who are elderly women, some resorting to sleeping in cars and couch surfing for … [Read More] Housing stress ‘dire’ as elderly Canberra women resort to sleeping in cars – The Canberra Times

The delicate balance of ‘build to rent’ (UK) – The Resolution Foundation

Extract from an article by Lindsay Judge How times change. Twenty five year ago less than one in ten families rented their home from a private landlord; today that figure stands at close to one in five. Renting is no longer the tenure of just the footloose and fancy-free who prize the flexibility that it … [Read More] The delicate balance of ‘build to rent’ (UK) – The Resolution Foundation

The question employers are wary to ask: when are you going to retire? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sarah Vickerstaff There is a new taboo in the workplace: retirement. Age discrimination legislation and the abolition of the default retirement age means that companies are worried about talking to older workers about retiring, for fear of being accused of ageism. As ongoing research I’m involved in has begun to show, … [Read More] The question employers are wary to ask: when are you going to retire? The Conversation

Welfare States and Labour Market Change: What is the Possible Relation? Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT Welfare states in many countries have, at least since the financial crisis, been under strong pressure from high levels of unemployment. We are expecting dramatic changes to labour markets. This article first presents the various arguments as to why there have or have not been substantial changes to labour markets, and whether there might … [Read More] Welfare States and Labour Market Change: What is the Possible Relation? Social Policy & Administration

The Policy Problem: The NDIS and Implications for Access to Education – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Pro Bono Staff Reporter Despite the policy priority across OECD countries of increasing lifelong learning opportunities, fragmented NDIS policy in Australia prevents people with disability from achieving this ideal, write academics Ben Whitburn, Julianne Moss and Jo O’Mara from Deakin University. This is an edited extract from the original paper … [Read More] The Policy Problem: The NDIS and Implications for Access to Education – Pro Bono Australia

Concerns NDIS Quality and Safety Framework Forgets Majority of People With Disability – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper Disability advocates welcomed the release of the long-awaited NDIS quality and safety framework, but expressed concern about the significant number of people outside the scheme who won’t be protected. The COAG Disability Reform Council, led by Social Services Minister Christian Porter, said the framework would be nationally consistent and … [Read More] Concerns NDIS Quality and Safety Framework Forgets Majority of People With Disability – Pro Bono Australia

Market pulse: Talent Nation reveals the sustainable job hot spots – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Sandra Edmunds Property infrastructure, energy and social enterprises are hot spots in sustainability, according to sustainable, environmental and energy recruitment specialist Richard Evans. Evans, who is managing director of Talent Nation and chair of the Banksia Foundation, says the consultancies are currently very busy. “They have been recruiting pretty heavily over … [Read More] Market pulse: Talent Nation reveals the sustainable job hot spots – The Fifth Estate

Fighting back against the gig economy (UK) – Red Pepper

Extract from an article by Mags Dewhurst The couriers’ branch of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain is taking a claim to employment tribunal, which, if successful, could not only revolutionise employment for cycle couriers but has huge implications for everyone who wants a fairer jobs market. The claim is against four of London’s largest … [Read More] Fighting back against the gig economy (UK) – Red Pepper

MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia – LSE

 ABSTRACT Background: The MODEM project (A comprehensive approach to MODelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for DEMentia) explores how changes in arrangements for the future treatment and care of people living with dementia, and support for family and other unpaid carers, could result in better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. Methods: MODEM … [Read More] MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia – LSE

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