“Working with COW”: Social Work Supporting Older Women Living in the Community – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Australia, like all developed Western countries, is experiencing a demographic shift resulting in an increasing proportion of the population being over the age of 65 years. Contrary to stereotypes, the vast majority of older people live independently in communities. This article explores the potential of social work practice informed by community development principles to enable … [Read More] “Working with COW”: Social Work Supporting Older Women Living in the Community – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

How community-based innovation can help Australia close the Indigenous gap – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Mark Moran, Chair of Development Effectiveness, The University of Queensland. There is a strong bipartisan consensus that Australia needs to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It is a credit to the federal government that it has remained consistent in monitoring progress. But while maintaining these targets is important, Australia clearly has … [Read More] How community-based innovation can help Australia close the Indigenous gap – The Conversation

Watching Brief: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 – Parliamentary Library IAA

Extract from a bills digest by James Haughton, Social Policy Section The Bill is a significant shift in Coalition policy on employment and welfare policy in remote areas with predominantly Indigenous populations, creating more local administrative flexibility, opportunities for intermittent part-time and casual employment, and recognising that remote employment markets may not create sufficient full-time work and … [Read More] Watching Brief: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 – Parliamentary Library IAA

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