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No guarantee PM's sex will advance women's issues In The Media - Posted on 25 June 2010

THE arrival of Australia's first female Prime Minister in unlikely to herald a transformation in federal government policies, several academics cautioned yesterday. Sarah Maddison, an associate professor in politics and government from the University of NSW, and others share their view.

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant Success Article - Posted on 23 June 2010

Social Policy Research Centre and Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit researchers have been successfully awarded grants to the value of $1055398 for three projects in the latest ARC Linkage Round.

Tax and welfare In The Media - Posted on 21 June 2010

Australia's tax and welfare system is complex and sometimes unfair. Some Australians who increase their working hours face effective marginal tax rates of 60 per cent. SPRC's Peter Whiteford and Peter Saunders talk to RN.

Aussie fathers juggling long hours with family demands Article - Posted on 16 June 2010

New SPRC research shows Australian fathers spend just as much time caring for their children as Danish fathers, despite working longer hours, read more here

Integrated Services Project Evaluation report Article - Posted on 11 June 2010

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was commissioned by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), Department of Human Services NSW to conduct an evaluation of the Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour (ISP). The final evaluation report is now available.

Linking Schools and Early Years - Evaluation Framework Article - Posted on 6 May 2010

The Framework for the SPRC evaluation of the Linking Schools and Early Years Project has been published.

Evaluation of the Integrated Rehabilitation and Recovery Care Program (IRRCP) Article - Posted on 5 May 2010

The final report of the Evaluation of the Integrated Rehabilitation and Recovery Care Program (IRRCP) conducted by the SPRC is now available. The report discusses the effectiveness and efficency of the program.

Interim Report 3 - Brighter Futures Evaluation - report now available Article - Posted on 12 April 2010

The final interim report of the Brighter Futures evaluation has now been released. The report presents findings of the Results Evaluation, which assess if the program is meeting the needs and improving the outcomes for program families. The project is being undertaken for Community Services - Department of Human Services.

Research @ SPRC Article - Posted on 30 March 2010

See how SPRC research is changing the world...see the Research Office publication 2010-2011 for descriptions of two current projects on the secret lives of men and the welfare and economic issues affecting children and the aged in China.

Our dads better than yours: Aussies lead world in parenting In The Media - Posted on 22 March 2010

Dr Lyn Craig (ARC QE II Fellow-SPRC) points out in her study, Work and Family Time: Australia in Comparative Perspectives, that the gender division of labour is much more unequal here - not because fathers do less childcare than fathers overseas, but because their wives do less paid work, and much more housework and childcare than elsewhere