Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Extract from an article by Darragh O’Keeffe, ABC Health & Wellbeing – Refers to the work of Dr Dina Bowman & her team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne It was a break-up with her partner four years ago that plunged Shari Rainbow into sudden financial dire straits. “Within a month, I went from owning my … [Read More] Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Reviewing, Reforming, and Rethinking Global Energy Subsidies: Towards a political economy research agenda – Ecological Economics

ABSTRACT This article provides a review of global energy subsidies—of definitions and estimation techniques, their type and scope, their drawbacks, and effective ways to reform them. Based on an assessment of both policy reports and peer-reviewed studies, this article presents evidence that energy subsidies could reach into the trillions of dollars each year. It also … [Read More] Reviewing, Reforming, and Rethinking Global Energy Subsidies: Towards a political economy research agenda – Ecological Economics

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

Extract from an article by Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest Section Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 (the Bill) is to amend the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations) to: indefinitely preclude ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals’ (UMAs) including ‘transitory … [Read More] Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

Educational Disadvantage is a Huge Problem in Australia: We can’t just carry on the same – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Laura Perry, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Murdoch University The latest reports from two major international assessments of student learning –PISA and TIMSS – show that educational disadvantage is a substantial problem in Australia. Educational disadvantage is a reality faced by many Indigenous students, students who reside outside metropolitan areas, and/or … [Read More] Educational Disadvantage is a Huge Problem in Australia: We can’t just carry on the same – The Conversation

What a Difference a Month Makes, but Victoria Can Still do More to get Housing and Planning Right – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Katrina Raynor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Transforming Housing Project, University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is … [Read More] What a Difference a Month Makes, but Victoria Can Still do More to get Housing and Planning Right – The Conversation

SDA Rule Released: The final source of truth — Disability Services Consulting

Extract from an article by Luke Bo’sher After much deliberation by governments, the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Rule has been made public. It is fitting that despite long wait, the NDIS’ rule on SDA should be released this week. This week marks almost 3 years to the day that Bruce Bonyhady spoke to a packed audience in … [Read More] SDA Rule Released: The final source of truth — Disability Services Consulting

Consequences of Childhood Reading Difficulties and Behaviour Problems for Educational Achievement and Employment in Early Adulthood – British Journal of Educational Psychology.

ABSTRACT Background: Reading difficulties (RDs) and behaviour problems (BPs) are two common childhood problems that have a high degree of stability and often negatively affect well-being in both the short and longer terms. Aims: The study aimed to shed light on the unique and joint consequences of these two childhood problems for educational and occupational outcomes in … [Read More] Consequences of Childhood Reading Difficulties and Behaviour Problems for Educational Achievement and Employment in Early Adulthood – British Journal of Educational Psychology.

It’s Special and It’s Specific: Understanding the Early Childhood Education Experiences and Expectations of Young Indigenous Australian Children and Their Parents – Australian Educational Researcher

ABTSRACT Whilst early childhood education is regarded as important for young Indigenous Australians and it has been a feature of policy since the 1960s, it does not receive the same attention as compulsory schooling for Indigenous Australian students. A serious lack of large-scale research contributes to the devaluing of early childhood education for young Indigenous … [Read More] It’s Special and It’s Specific: Understanding the Early Childhood Education Experiences and Expectations of Young Indigenous Australian Children and Their Parents – Australian Educational Researcher

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