How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

As nations the world over struggle to accommodate, or stem, the flow of a record number of migrants, economists are trying to make sense of the surge in data on how both refugees and the communities they land in are impacted. More than 16 million new refugees sought homes around the globe in 2015, stoking a debate that … [Read More] How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Written by Rachel Landry (alumna of the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies), This research brief summarises the legal and policy findings from the RSC Working Paper no. 119, “The ‘humanitarian smuggling’ of refugees: criminal offence or moral obligation?” It outlines the concept of ‘humanitarian smuggling’, and then critiques smuggling prohibitions at the international … [Read More] Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

Identifying and addressing vulnerability: A tool for asylum and migration systems – Jointly developed by UNHCR and the IDC, with the support of the Oak Foundation.  Introduction – Extract This screening tool on identifying and addressing situations of vulnerability is a UNHCR and IDC collaboration intended to help guide and inform frontline workers and decision-makers on … [Read More] Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system. The series of resources, 10 Questions to Ask, which was launched in Sydney this week, covers a range of topics such as facility staffing levels, access to … [Read More] 10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

Connecting People with Jobs: Key Issues for Raising Labour Market Participation in Australia – OECD

SUMMARY Giving people better opportunities to participate actively in the labour market improves well-being. It also helps countries to cope with rapid population ageing by mobilising more fully each country’s potential labour resources. Weak labour market attachment of some groups in society reflects a range of barriers to working or moving up the jobs ladder. … [Read More] Connecting People with Jobs: Key Issues for Raising Labour Market Participation in Australia – OECD

Rethinking the Individualized Education Plan process: voices from the other side of the table (US) – Disability & Society

ABSTRACT Parent involvement in the process of creating an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a federal law in the United States that ensures children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education alongside their peers without disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Yet much … [Read More] Rethinking the Individualized Education Plan process: voices from the other side of the table (US) – Disability & Society

Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michael North There are many names for the narratives pitting the older generation against the younger: Gen-Y versus Baby Boomers, “Generation Me” versus “Generation We,” and unfortunately my research demonstrates that the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors. My findings show overall that younger people have certain expectations … [Read More] Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Resources for consumers with disability – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

When you pay for a product or service yourself, as an NDIS participant, or through your state or territory’s disability support system – you have consumer rights. These resources from Australia’s consumer protection agencies are designed to help you understand and use your rights. Your consumer rights Resources for consumers with disability Where to go … [Read More] Resources for consumers with disability – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Foundations of Mathematics and Literacy: The role of executive functioning components – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Highlights Prior research connecting EF and academic skills generally used broad measures. Response inhibition is related to most math skills and only print for literacy skills. Cognitive flexibility is related to more conceptual mathematics and literacy skills. Working memory is related to more advanced mathematics and literacy skills. Results provide a foundation for future investigations … [Read More] Foundations of Mathematics and Literacy: The role of executive functioning components – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

The National Disability Insurance Scheme – NSW Parliamentary Research Service

INTRODUCTION Advice on legislation or legal policy issues contained in this paper is provided for use in parliamentary debate and for related parliamentary purposes. This paper is not professional legal opinion. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s. The NDIS … [Read More] The National Disability Insurance Scheme – NSW Parliamentary Research Service

Examining the Predictive Relations Between Two Aspects of Self-regulation and Growth in Preschool Children’s Early Literacy Skills – Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT There is strong evidence that self-regulatory processes are linked to early academic skills, both concurrently and longitudinally. The majority of extant longitudinal studies, however, have been conducted using autoregressive techniques that may not accurately model change across time. The purpose of this study was to examine the unique associations between 2 components of self-regulation, … [Read More] Examining the Predictive Relations Between Two Aspects of Self-regulation and Growth in Preschool Children’s Early Literacy Skills – Developmental Psychology

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

The Function of Executive Function: Everyday manifestations of regulated thinking in preschool settings – Early Childhood Education Journal

ABSTRACT Executive function (EF) encompasses higher-order mental processes necessary for the conscious control of thought and action in the service of goals. Once thought not to apply to children at all, EF is now at the center of a burgeoning body of research on young children over the last 10-15 years indicating that it is … [Read More] The Function of Executive Function: Everyday manifestations of regulated thinking in preschool settings – Early Childhood Education Journal

Government targeting struggling renters with housing affordability taskforce – ABC News

Extract from an article by Stephanie Anderson Low income earners struggling with rent could soon get a helping hand from the Commonwealth as it works towards a government bank to fund community housing. The Government is flagging action on affordable housing amid an ongoing political battle over the issue. It is establishing a taskforce to design … [Read More] Government targeting struggling renters with housing affordability taskforce – ABC News

Revealed: the hidden problem of economic abuse in Australia – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Jozica Kutin, Mike Reid and Roslyn Russell Only recently have government and family violence services had access to data specifically on economic abuse. We analysed ABS data that identifies, for the first time, the extent of economic abuse in Australia. We established that disability, health status and financial stress were significantly associated with … [Read More] Revealed: the hidden problem of economic abuse in Australia – The Conversation

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