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Trends in Time: Work, Family & Social Pol in Aust 1992-2006 Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Lyn Craig

This project uses academic expertise and applied policy knowledge to generate new information on how Australians manage the pressing challenge of balancing work and family. Using large nationally representative datasets and detailed analysis of government and workplace policies, it i) describes…

Two carer support policy: review of the need for two care workers in a community setting Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)

The project investigated the requirement for two workers (rather than one) in a community-care setting. ADHC needed to clarify the current operation of service providers’ two-person care policies: to assess the risks given as reasons for the policies; to establish the possible use of…

UNICEF Global Study of Child Poverty and Disparities - Kiribati Archive

Funding Agency: UNICEF
People Involved: Peter Whiteford, Ilan Katz

The project involves production of a Country Analysis using data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), Demographic Health Survey and/or other relevant household surveys, as well as fresh data on national policies and programmes compiled for UNICEF’s Global Study of Child Poverty…

Understanding adult family carers of people with disability from Chinese background in Sydney Archive

Funding Agency: Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Xiaoyuan Shang

Despite a long history of migration to Australia, people from Chinese backgrounds remain underrepresented in disability service use. This project explored families’ experiences using child disability support services to understand how their migration status and cultural expectations about…

Understanding the barriers to 13 and 26 week employment outcomes Archive

Funding Agency: Campbell Page
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Peter Whiteford

This project investigates factors at the individual and labour market levels that affect exit from or retention in employment following a job placement by an employment services provider. The project includes a review of Australian and international research on factors affecting exit…

Viability of the supported accommodation sector in Queensland Archive

Funding Agency: Queensland Housing and Public Works
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Megan Bedford

Two viability monitoring reports developed by the Qld Dept of Housing in 2003 and 2004 identified a number of  issues affecting the private residential sector which required further investigation. Most critical of these were the trend towards larger residential facilities housing…

Wage-setting and Employment Relations in the Not-For-Profit Sector Archive

Funding Agency: Fair Work Commission
People Involved: Natasha Cortis

This project used the Australian Workplace Relations Study to provide new information about wage setting and employment relations in the not-for-profit sector. It aimed to deepen understanding of the characteristics of the not-for-profit sector, by exploring how employment features, wage setting…

We Can't Afford Not To: Supporting young people within their families and communities from early adolescence to early adulthood Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Ariella Meltzer, Lyn Craig

One in five young people are disengaged from full-time school or work. They are at risk of social isolation, community disconnection and mental health problems. We know the problem, but we do not know how to address it. This project, which is supported by the ARC, the Department of Education,…

Where's the evidence? Understanding the use of evidence in Indigenous policy Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program

The project investigates the role of evidence in Indigenous policy. By examining several inquiry reports, it tracks changes in Indigenous policy over time and studies the methodologies deployed in Indigenous policy research, focusing on child protection. It studies how research evidence and the…

Women’s Economic Security following Domestic and Family Violence Current

Funding Agency: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Trish Hill

This project is building new evidence about the economic dimensions of domestic and family violence, including women’s economic circumstances and financial needs following experience of violence, and the impact of income support, employment services, and financial support systems in building…