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Poverty and Inequality in Australia Current
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong, Bruce Bradbury

UNSW Sydney and the Australian Council of Social Service have entered a major new five-year partnership to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia. The partnership will monitor Australia’s progress in tackling poverty and inequality and support interdisciplinary research to highlight the…

Poverty in Australia 2016 Current

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

This project produced new estimates of poverty in Australia using the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data for 2013-14 and examined how poverty has changed since 2003-04. Estimates were produced using alternative poverty lines, different samples and both before and after taking…

Preventing Abuse and Promoting Personal Safety in Children and Young People with Disability Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services
People Involved: Kelley Johnson, Karen Fisher, Ariella Meltzer

Despite calls for concerted attention there is little evidence of policy and research on protective and pre-emptive approaches which may prevent children and young people experiencing harm (Robinson, 2014a). As individualised support options develop more fully, a better understanding about how…

Preventing alcohol related-harms: using comparative policy analysis to study the effects and development of local government alcohol policy Current

Funding Agency: National Health and Medical Research Council (Early Career Fellowship)
People Involved: Alison Ritter

Regulating the availability of alcohol is a key way to reduce harm from alcohol consumption, and local governments have a significant role. This Fellowship provides the first systematic examination of the impact of local government regulation of alcohol availability. The findings can inform…

Protecting Sexually Abused Children in China Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council, Beijing Children's Legal Aid & Research Center
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Ilan Katz

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a worldwide public health problem. The aim of this project is to better understand how the Chinese state and civil society act to prevent, respond and provide support to the victims of CSA. Findings will underpin the development of a more effective system.


Research Practice Guide Current

Funding Agency: NSW Office of Communities - Aboriginal Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

The Social Policy Research Centre has been engaged to develop a Practice Guide for researchers that supports participatory and culturally appropriate research with Aboriginal people in NSW.

The research includes:

    a review of literature identifying the needs of researchers conducting research…
Review of the National Disability Strategy 2010 - 2020 Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess, Ayah Wehbe

The Department of Social Services commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct a review of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, Australia's overarching national framework for disability reform. The objective of the review is to look back over the implementation of the Strategy…

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Family outcomes Current

Funding Agency: Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia
People Involved: kylie valentine, Gianfranco Giuntoli

A multisite, mixed-method contribution evaluation study exploring the views and experiences of the main stakeholders of Family Rooms about the needs that the Rooms address, the ways in which they are used, and their emotional, physical and psychological outcomes. The main stakeholders in the study…

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Case file review Current

Funding Agency: University of South Australia
People Involved: Ilan Katz, BJ Newton

This is a follow up of a previous project for the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which analysed data on allegations of child sexual abuse provided by a number of different agencies in Australian jurisdictions, including police forces, education departments, Child…

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Key features of institutions responding well Current

Funding Agency: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Gianfranco Giuntoli, BJ Newton, Hazel Blunden

The aim of the study is to identify key replicable characteristics of responses to child sexual abuse within an institutional context which were experienced as positive by key people impacted by the incident. The findings of this study will inform recommendations regarding best practice in…