The case for renationalising Australia’s electricity grid – The Conversation

Extract from an article by John Quiggin The public debate over the problems of electricity supply displays a curious disconnect. On the one hand, there is virtually universal agreement that the system is in crisis. After 25 years, the promised outcomes of reform – cheaper and more reliable electricity, competitive markets and rational investment decisions – … [Read More] The case for renationalising Australia’s electricity grid – The Conversation

Scott Morrison says budget will remember the renters – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan The proposed housing affordability package in the May budget will target people relying on social housing as well as those trying to break into the market, Treasurer Scott Morrison has said. Morrison said housing would be a very strong focus of the budget and he stressed the rental … [Read More] Scott Morrison says budget will remember the renters – The Conversation

The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT This paper assesses the contribution that child support makes to Australian lone mothers’ income packages and the proportion lifted out of poverty as a result. Using the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) dataset, we compare the results to a study conducted in the UK. Child support payments were more likely to … [Read More] The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can – Renew Economy

Extract from an article by Giles Parkinson  Wind farms and new solar parks in Australia are expected to take an increasingly prominent role in providing stability services as well as energy to Australia’s electricity grid, but it appears that the incumbent generators are not going to give up without a fight, or at least an opportunity … [Read More] Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can – Renew Economy

Waistlines expanding with urban sprawl, study finds – Canberra Times

Extract from an article by Doug Dingwall  Life in an outer suburb may be making its dwellers more obese than inner city slickers, new research suggests. A study from the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Health and Ageing has found a person’s city address is linked to their obesity level. The waistlines of people living in … [Read More] Waistlines expanding with urban sprawl, study finds – Canberra Times

The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

ABSTRACT Learning to behave in socially competent ways is an essential component of children’s development. This study examined the relations between children’s social, communicative, and cognitive skills and their behaviours during a cooperative task, as well as how these relationships change at different ages. Early school-age (5–8 years old) and middle school-age (9–12 years old) children completed … [Read More] The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

NDIS in the News – Week beginnning 6th March 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and update this post throughout the week Monday 06 March 2017 (including weekend) ABC News – NDIS enrolments surging, but at what expense? Cowra Guardian – Funding fears for group that helped turn Justen’s life around CQ News – REVEALED: Major gap in health services in Mackay Pro Bono Australia – Building … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginnning 6th March 2017

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