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Towards a Parenting Policy Framework for Australia Conference Article - Posted on 11 March 2010

The conference is part of a project commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) aimed at exploring the issues and challenges involved in developing a policy framework for parenting in Australia.

SPRC Seminar Program Session 1, 2010 Article - Posted on 27 January 2010

The seminar program for Session 1, 2010 has been finalised. Please check regularly for updates. Note: The Seminar given by Professor Brian Head will be held on 4 May, and the Seminar given by Abigail Powell will now be held on 18 May.

Two ARC funded PhD Scholarships: Evidence and Indigenous policy making Article - Posted on 18 January 2010

Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

New Internship Opportunities at SPRC Article - Posted on 14 January 2010

2010 SPRC Internship Program

Young carers in Australia - report released Article - Posted on 15 December 2009

The paper, 'Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving', by Bettina Cass, Ciara Smyth, Trish Hill, Megan Blaxland and Myra Hamilton has been released by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

A Framework of Practice for Implementing a Kinship Care Program - Report launched Article - Posted on 14 December 2009

The final report "A Framework of Practice for Implementing a Kinship Care Program" was launched last Friday.

Give every child a fair go Article - Posted on 6 December 2009

Childlren from poor families have fallen so far behind their peers by the age of six in language development and other measures they are in danger of never catching up, a study has shown read more

SPRC Newsletter November 2009 Article - Posted on 30 November 2009

The SPRC Newsletter has been published. The current issue features:

Independant evaluation of headpace: National Youth Mental Health Foundation Article - Posted on 20 November 2009

The final report from the Evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation project has been released. In 2008, the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was contracted by headspace and the University of Melbourne (UoM) to conduct the first independent evaluation of headspace. The evaluation is a longitudinal, mixed methods research project, established to examine the achievements, limitations and future directions of the headspace program. The evaluation draws on qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary sources collected over two waves.