State of the environment shows gains made but much work still to do – Minister for the Environment and Energy

Media Release The Australian Government has today tabled the fifth edition of Australia’s State of the Environment Report which shows we have made significant gains in improving our environment, but there is still work to do. The report has been compiled by leading scientists across the built environment, biodiversity, land and marine fields and has … [Read More] State of the environment shows gains made but much work still to do – Minister for the Environment and Energy

Disability Information and Advisory Services and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Review – A Proposed Design and Framework – NZ Ministry of Health

ABSTRACT This report is the result of the Ministry of Health’s independent review, undertaken by Sapere Research Group, of disability information advisory services (DIAS) and needs assessment service coordination (NASC) functions. The report will help inform the work the Ministry is doing over the next few years to transform the disability support system. It identifies … [Read More] Disability Information and Advisory Services and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Review – A Proposed Design and Framework – NZ Ministry of Health

Millennials in the workplace: not as different as you think – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Nick Haslam Comparing generations is a reliable way to provoke an argument. Members of one generation are apt to criticise the failings of others and be blind to their own. As George Orwell wrote: “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser … [Read More] Millennials in the workplace: not as different as you think – The Conversation

Social Embeddedness, Formal Labor Supply, and Participation in Informal Work (US) – International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ABSTRACT Purpose – This study analyzes data from the first-ever national-level study of informal work in the United States (U.S.) to test two prominent points of focus in the literature: how participation in informal work relates to social embeddedness and formal labor supply. This paper also provides a comparative test of the factors associated with exchange-based … [Read More] Social Embeddedness, Formal Labor Supply, and Participation in Informal Work (US) – International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT Recent changes to Australia’s welfare system have affected low-income single parent families, with many moved on to an employment seeker’s payment (a reduced payment) when the policy change made them ineligible for a family payment. To explore the impacts of this policy change, in-depth interviews were conducted with 23 low-income single mothers across Australia. … [Read More] Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Contested spaces: who belongs on the street where you live – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Cate MacMillan and Nicholas Stevens This is the second article in our Contested Spaces series. These pieces look at the conflicting uses, expectations and norms that people bring to public spaces, the clashes that result and how we can resolve these. Our neighbourhoods need to be safe and inclusive places – safe … [Read More] Contested spaces: who belongs on the street where you live – The Conversation

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