Docility and Desert: Government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate – Journal of Sociology

ABSTRACT In the years since 2001, Australian governments on both sides of politics have at times appealed to compassion to justify their asylum seeker policies. This article takes these discourses of compassion – contradictory and cynical as they sometimes seem – and subjects them to careful and systematic analysis. It seeks to identify the underlying … [Read More] Docility and Desert: Government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate – Journal of Sociology

Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

ABSTRACT Skilled migration programs are now widespread among western settler societies, but little is known about the recent outcomes of skilled migrants. Using a feminist framework and qualitative interviews of 22 migrants, this article sheds light on the job-seeking experiences of professional skilled migrants in Australia, who are from non-English speaking backgrounds. The article reveals … [Read More] Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

Report Description This report investigates how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. This study is based on nine case studies focused on different service models, organisational forms and potential new ways of funding services … [Read More] The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley – Renew Economy

Extract from an article by Sophie Vorrath As the federal government seeks to revive coal-fired energy generation, the state government of Victoria has unveiled its latest policy to support the transition away from the fossil fuel, in the Latrobe Valley – a region built up around some of Australia’s largest, dirtiest and oldest coal-fired generators, Hazelwood … [Read More] Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley – Renew Economy

“Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Extract from an artilce by Diana Perche, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented the ninth annual Closing the Gap report to parliament this week. In keeping with previous reports, it outlined limited progress on key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. These … [Read More] “Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Housing First and the Reassembling of Permanent Supportive Housing: The Limits and Opportunities of Private Rental – Housing, Theory and Society

ABSTRACT Third sector agencies have played a central role in the social innovation of permanent supportive housing following deinstitutionalization and the emergence of a choice-based regime. This paper traces the reassembling and translation of permanent supportive housing that gained particular saliency through the globalised Housing First movement and the reassembling of private rental as a … [Read More] Housing First and the Reassembling of Permanent Supportive Housing: The Limits and Opportunities of Private Rental – Housing, Theory and Society

NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care  Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300. Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality WA’s Brightwater Care … [Read More] NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Within the Turnbull government there is gnashing of teeth in the wake of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) giving the thumbs down to the omnibus bill. This bill includes the childcare reform package and trade-off savings in cuts to family tax benefits. It also has a raft of other … [Read More] Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities. But living on the street is only the tip of the … [Read More] States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Consumers left wanting more from energy retail markets – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Extract from a post on the Consumers’ Federation website CFA member Energy Consumers Australia has published the results of its second bi-annual survey of the attitudes and activity of household and small business energy consumers. Energy Consumers Australia CEO Rosemary Sinclair said the survey of 2,300 consumers, undertaken during August and September 2016, showed that … [Read More] Consumers left wanting more from energy retail markets – Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government. However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of … [Read More] Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

ABSTRACT Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues to rise. Access Economics (2003) estimated the total cost … [Read More] Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

Abstract Job-changing among late-career workers increased steadily from the 1980s through the mid-2000s before declining somewhat in recent years.  This study asks how the rise in job-changing – which seems largely voluntary – affects retirement timing and whether this effect varies by a key measure of socioeconomic status: educational attainment.  Workers presumably change jobs voluntarily … [Read More] The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

How Job Changes Affect Retirement Timing by Socioeconomic Status – Center for Retirement Research

INTRODUCION – Extract Job-changing among late-career workers increased steadily between the 1980s and the mid-2000s before declining somewhat in recent years. A key question is whether this job-changing lengthens or shortens a worker’s career. The answer is important because workers generally need to work longer than they have in the past to gain a secure retirement. … [Read More] How Job Changes Affect Retirement Timing by Socioeconomic Status – Center for Retirement Research

Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

While the United States has long been a top destination for the world’s best and brightest, it has fallen short when it comes to fully tapping the skills and training of these newcomers. As a result, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States—one out of every four—are relegated to low-skilled jobs … [Read More] Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

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