Projects

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An integrated framework for developing credible indicators of deprivation and other dimensions of inequality Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Megan Bedford, Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

The existing instruments for measuring poverty have become disconnected from the life events that cause poverty and the adverse outcomes associated with low income. A new approach is needed that is focused on how low-income, deprivation and joblessness produce unacceptable outcomes, particularly…

Analysis of Information about Australia's Charitable Sector Current

Funding Agency: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
People Involved: Natasha Cortis

The Social Policy Research Centre worked with the Centre for Social Impact (UNSW) to analyse data collected by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). This provided a profile of Australia's charitable sector, building understanding of trends in charities' activities,…

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2003-04) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Peter Saunders, Trish Hill

This poverty research project produced estimates of income poverty for 2003-04 and other years in Australia, broken down by adults, children, family type, age of household head, labour force status, principal income source, and state/territory.

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2009-10) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Trish Hill, Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

This project is updating the poverty estimates provided to ACOSS in an earlier (2008) report for inclusion in the first report in a new series of 'Poverty and Inequality Reports' to be published by ACOSS. The methodology replicates that used in the earlier study but updates the estimatse using…

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2011-12) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Peter Saunders

This is the third in a series of reports on poverty that SPRC has produced for a consortium of leading community sector organisations headed by ACOSS. This report provides new estimates of poverty using the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data for 2011-12 and examines how poverty has…

Are the Kids Alright? Understanding the wellbeing of Australian children in their middle years Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Gerry Redmond, Jen Skattebol, Peter Saunders

As a new child-centred study, The Australian Child Wellbeing Project involved young people’s perspectives to design and conduct Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years. Particular attention was…

Arthritis and disability Archive

Funding Agency: Arthritis Australia
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess, Shona Bates, Charlotte Smedley, Melissa Wong, Anna Jones

The project examines the lived experience of people with arthritis and the disability impact of arthritis on their quality of life. It aims to identify the potential effects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The projects collects information about quality of life, support needs,…

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Anna Jones

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) are being trialled in three sites in NSW by the NSW Ministry of Health in response to the lack of access to services for many children and families. Assertive CAHMS is involves an inter-disciplinary approach which provides services to…

Assistance in Developing an evaluation framework for the introduction of domestic violence clauses into industrial awards and agreements. Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House
People Involved: kylie valentine

This project developed an evaluation and monitoring framework for the Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements project, conducted by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations…

Attendant care direct funding pilot project evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher

NSW piloted a direct funding project in the Attendant Care Program (ACP). It provided support to individuals with physical disabilities with a range of tasks and activities to allow them to live and participate in their communities. The evaluation compared three ACP funding options, which differ…