Community sector welcomes Parliament’s opposition to social security cuts to fund the NDIS

ACOSS Media Release Major community sector organisations representing people on low incomes welcome the Parliament’s rejection of cutting $5.5 billion from social security to fund child care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); and congratulates Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and Jacqui Lambie for continuing their opposition to these unfair cuts. The … [Read More] Community sector welcomes Parliament’s opposition to social security cuts to fund the NDIS

Energy Australia boss says national plan for renewable energy is solution to high power prices – ABC News

Extract from an article by Elysse Morgan One of the country’s largest operators of coal-fired power stations has joined the chorus of big business, unions, welfare and environmental groups calling for an end to Canberra’s blame game over renewables. Key points: Energy Australia takes out full-page newspaper advertisements calling for non-partisan push for clean energy Says … [Read More] Energy Australia boss says national plan for renewable energy is solution to high power prices – ABC News

If Australia has a housing crisis, supply is the answer – Financial Review

Extract from an article by Robert Pradolin Australia is in the midst of a housing crisis. For those of us who live and work in our cities, the level of homelessness we see on our streets serves as a daily reminder of the lack of housing. As federal Treasurer Scott Morrison said earlier this month, “it is all … [Read More] If Australia has a housing crisis, supply is the answer – Financial Review

Homeless camp crackdown won’t fix the problem, state government’s new adviser warns – The Age

Extract from an article by Farah Tomazin Melbourne City Council’s crackdown on CBD homeless camps won’t fix the problem, and could even worsen the “already perilous” state of highly vulnerable people, according to the Andrews government’s new adviser on rough sleeping. Brotherhood of St Laurence executive director Tony Nicholson has also warned against setting national … [Read More] Homeless camp crackdown won’t fix the problem, state government’s new adviser warns – The Age

Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events – Climate Council

By Leslie Hughes and Will Steffen Climate change is now influencing all extreme weather events – with some of the most severe climate impacts occurring in 2016, our latest report has found. Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events finds that while the links between climate change and some extreme weather events … [Read More] Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events – Climate Council

The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Australia is falling short in its progress towards almost all its targets for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage, the 2017 Closing the Gap report released by Malcolm Turnbull shows. “Successes are being achieved, however progress overall nationally is too slow,” the report says. It presents a mixed picture. While there are … [Read More] The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

Emotion Regulation, Coping, and Decision Making: Three linked skills for preventing externalizing problems in adolescence – Child Development

ABSTRACT Research on executive control during the teenage years points to shortfalls in emotion regulation, coping, and decision making as three linked capabilities associated with youth’s externalizing behavior problems. Evidence gleaned from a detailed review of the literature makes clear that improvement of all three capabilities is critical to help young people better navigate challenges and … [Read More] Emotion Regulation, Coping, and Decision Making: Three linked skills for preventing externalizing problems in adolescence – Child Development

The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

Increasing numbers of older workers are not associated with a deterioration in workplace performance, according to the first UK study using nationally representative data for private sector workplaces, published today. The key findings from the research, which was carried out by NIESR and UCL economists for the Department for Work and Pensions, are: On average, … [Read More] The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

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