Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill – Parliamentary Library

Extract from an article by James Griffiths and Carol Ey, Social Policy Section, and, Paula Pyburne, Law and Bills Digest Section Purpose of the Bill:The purpose of the Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017 (the Bill) is to amend the Ombudsman Act 1976 to establish the office of the VET Student Loans Ombudsman. In … [Read More] Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill – Parliamentary Library

What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

ABSTRACT While is it widely accepted that adults with poor reading skills have inferior labour market outcomes, little is known about whether low reading proficiency in school is a precursor to inferior labour market outcomes in adulthood. We fill this gap in the literature using education and labour market information to age 25 years for participants in … [Read More] What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood Update October 2016: New social exclusion data – Private training providers – Refugee businesswomen – Regulations in dementia care – and more … Newly published data about the extent and patterns of social exclusion in Australia leads this Update. The enews also signals collaborative research about how private training providers cater for the needs of young people who … [Read More] Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Training and jobs for refugees discussed at Cedefop-OECD forum – CEDEFOP (EU)

Extract At a joint Cedefop-OECD expert forum on 3 October in Rome, participants discussed ways of upskilling, reskilling and employing adult refugees amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Europe. The forum investigated what is being done at national level in terms of labour market integration of adult refugees and the role of vocational education and … [Read More] Training and jobs for refugees discussed at Cedefop-OECD forum – CEDEFOP (EU)

Social Policy ‘Generosity’ at a Time of Fiscal Austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme – Critical Social Policy

ABSTRACT In a climate of fiscal austerity, Australia’s neo-liberal government is continuing to fund and implement an expensive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This article presents a demographic, funding and policy context for the introduction of the NDIS. Its success, we argue, must be situated in the context of development of a post-industrial workforce, and … [Read More] Social Policy ‘Generosity’ at a Time of Fiscal Austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme – Critical Social Policy

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