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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…

Workforce Indicators for Ageing, Disability and Home Care Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Fiona Hilferty, Natasha Cortis

This project informs the development of a minimum data set (MDS) of workforce indicators which will facilitate the collection of regular, consistent and core information that will:

    fill identified gaps in NGO workforce data: facilitate accurate and ongoing profiling of workforce composition,…
Workforce implications of consumer-centred funding in disability and community aged-care Archive

Funding Agency: United Voice, Australian Services Union, Health and Community Services Union
People Involved: Natasha Cortis

This project entailed compiling evidence about the implications of consumer-centred funding models for the disability and community aged care workforce. Drawing lessons from overseas and relevant Australian programs, the project  explored the workforce issues and employment risks inherent in…

Working with families with complex needs – best practice background paper Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

A short consultancy for the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.  It involved examining the evidence for interventions and strategies to support complex (multi-problem) families and break the cycle of disadvantage.

Project team: Professor Ilan Katz and Megan Griffiths.

Young Carers: Social policy implications Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Deborah Brennan, Ilan Katz, Catherine Thomson, Elizabeth Adamson, Trish Hill, Christiane Purcal

This project analysed three interconnected aspects of young carers’ life circumstances:

(i) the costs incurred by young carers in relation to education, training, labour force participation and access to market income; social and friendship activities; and health and well-being

(ii) the pri…

Youth Unemployment in Australia Archive

Funding Agency: Citi Foundation
People Involved: Jennifer Skattebol, Trish Hill

Research project exploring the high rate of youth unemployment in Australia (particularly in low socio-economic communities) and specifically looking at transition from school to work or further education. Examines the employability of young people, identifying skills gaps and ‘best…

Youth exposure to and management of cyberbullying incidents in Australia Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Communications
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Melissa Wong

The Australian Government Department of Communications commissioned the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, the University of South Australia, the University of Western Sydney, the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre to research…

beyondblue research impact evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: beyondblue
People Involved: Deborah Brennan, Sandra Gendera

The aim of this project is to determine the degree to which beyondblue research funding from 2002-2010 has helped to improve the understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. Improvement is measured according to the following criteria:

    Overall body of evidence: the…