NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood Update February 2017 Welcome to the first Brotherhood Update for 2017, which features items on refugee jobseekers, aged care, young people’s education and training, energy hardship and more. RESEARCH FORUM What would enable refugees to thrive in the labour market? The experiences of humanitarian migrants seeking meaningful work in Australia were highlighted at a … [Read More] NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such a compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining a proportion of that payment. In … [Read More] Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

A Capability Approach to Unemployed Young People’s Voice and Agency in the Development and Implementation of Employment Activation Policies – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In the UK, current approaches to employment activation are primarily concerned with rapid labour market entry, with jobseekers compelled to engage in activities or be sanctioned. The Capability Approach (CA) has been proposed as an alternative framework to measure successful employment activation. It is concerned with what people can do rather than what they … [Read More] A Capability Approach to Unemployed Young People’s Voice and Agency in the Development and Implementation of Employment Activation Policies – Social Policy & Administration

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