Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector – Parliament of Victoria. Legal and Social Issues Committee

Extract Victoria’s population is ageing and causing significant growth in demand for retirement housing. At the same time, residents have heightened expectations about the services that will be delivered. This creates a range of challenges for government and industry, and also prompted significant public interest in this Inquiry. It’s important for the Victorian Government to … [Read More] Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector – Parliament of Victoria. Legal and Social Issues Committee

Women & Homelessness in Australia – Council to Homeless Persons

Extract This International Women’s Day we’re using hard data to shatter community perceptions about homelessness. Contrary to the stereotype of the older male rough sleeper, the person mostly likely to seek help from a homeless service is a woman aged 25-34 years. Last financial year, 62% of Victorians needing homeless help were female. That’s nearly 2-in-3 … [Read More] Women & Homelessness in Australia – Council to Homeless Persons

Most Little Learners in Preschool 15+ Hours a Week – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media release: Almost 9 out of 10 four year olds and 2 in 10 five year olds were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016, according to a report published today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS spokesperson Michelle Marquardt reported that across the nation in 2016, there were 344,676 children aged four … [Read More] Most Little Learners in Preschool 15+ Hours a Week – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Victoria’s housing affordability salvo scores some hits and misses – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Sandra Edmunds The Victorian government’s new shared equity pilot scheme and vacant residential property tax are positive moves, but the bulk of the recently announced affordable housing measures won’t have a big impact, critics say. Under the new $50 million pilot scheme HomesVic, 400 first home buyers will have the opportunity … [Read More] Victoria’s housing affordability salvo scores some hits and misses – The Fifth Estate

RoboDebt must go: Community sector calls for end of Centrelink’s auto debt recovery program and the bullying of victims – ACOSS

Media Release A consortium of leading organisations from Australia’s community sector is calling on the government to immediately pull the plug on Centrelink’s RoboDebt, cease the intimidation and bullying of Centrelink clients and their families caught up in the automated debt recovery debacle, and provide a commitment that people’s protected information will not be publicly … [Read More] RoboDebt must go: Community sector calls for end of Centrelink’s auto debt recovery program and the bullying of victims – ACOSS

Event – Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

Online (and at your venue), March-April 2017 In late March/early April 2017, a book club for people anywhere to explore non-Indigenous practices of working in support of Indigenous people is kicking off. Based on the book Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and directions for supporters of Indigenous struggles, the book club is for anyone who wants to … [Read More] Event – Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

New Issue: Quest – Adult Learning Australia

Quest Issue 1, 2017 IN THIS ISSUE Tips and Trends: Power through power tools — A Women’s Shed that teaches women trades skills is flourishing in Orange, New South Wales. Message from the CEO Board news Learning to believe at Griffith Uni Crunch time at Woodend ACE update Tips for putting adult learning — Principles into practice … [Read More] New Issue: Quest – Adult Learning Australia

Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of opportunities for … [Read More] Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children’s language proficiency scores. Participants were kindergarteners concurrently enrolled in both a Head Start program and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] … [Read More] Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article reports a study that explored young children’s digital literacy in the home. The aim of the study was to identify the range of digital literacy practices in which children are engaged in the home and to explore how these are embedded into family life and involve family members. Four children, two girls … [Read More] Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT Participation in early childhood development and education services is an important contributor to how well children develop throughout their early years and their success later in life. This article reports on research which examined how multicultural groups identify and use their community connections to share information and inform decision-making about and access to early … [Read More] How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

International Women’s Day 2017

The World, 8th March 2017 IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world. Every person – women, men and non-binary people – can play a part in … [Read More] International Women’s Day 2017

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