Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age – Pew Centre

Extract Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in greater unemployment. Algorithms are instructions for solving … [Read More] Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age – Pew Centre

The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare. The tough part of longevity is working out how to ensure those extra … [Read More] The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

Extract form an article by Ashgar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton Advances in health and social welfare in the 20th century ushered in a golden age for humanity. We’re living longer and in better health than ever before. Someone born in London today, for example, could expect to live 30 years … [Read More] Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

New OECD Affordable Housing Database – OECD

SUMMARY Access to good-quality affordable housing is a fundamental need and key to achieving a number of social policy objectives, including reducing poverty and enhancing equality of opportunity, social inclusion and mobility. Housing needs are frequently unmet, and today a significant number of people across the OECD are homeless and too many households live in … [Read More] New OECD Affordable Housing Database – OECD

Analysis Paralysis: When NDIS Choice Becomes a Burden – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Evie Naufal Increased choice might actually reduce participants’ experience of choice and control in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes disability consultant Evie Naufal. Have you ever tried to choose something and been overwhelmed by the number of options? Maybe browsed for a new restaurant but ended up back at your … [Read More] Analysis Paralysis: When NDIS Choice Becomes a Burden – Pro Bono Australia

ACOSS urges Parliament to reject latest attempt to cut incomes of poorest in new Omnibus Bill – ACOSS

Media Release ACOSS today urged the Federal Parliament to stand firm against measures in the new Government Omnibus Bill that will cut the incomes of some of the poorest people, including families, to fund child care reforms. “This is the latest attempt by the Government to push through harsh cuts that will rip $7 billion … [Read More] ACOSS urges Parliament to reject latest attempt to cut incomes of poorest in new Omnibus Bill – ACOSS

Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

Webinar, 28 Feb 2017 DESCRIPTION On Tuesday 28 February between 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT the NDIA will be hosting a webinar about your NDIS First Plan and how to put it into action. It’s free to watch, and the live and online panel will be answering questions submitted by viewers on the day. If you have questions about … [Read More] Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

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