Listen to Professor Alison Ritter, director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, give the keynote address, 'Of good character' - the policy dialogue on drug testing welfare recipients in Australia
There has been a rise in the number of non-resident parents in Australia over a number of decades, but the policy questions relating to involvement in their children’s lives have only recently become a major issue for policy makers.
The GINI Project studies the economic and educational drivers and the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequality with novel contributions on the measurement of income, wealth and education inequality.
Despite a surge of policy reforms and Australian government investment in early childhood education and care (ECEC), little is known in Australia about how local ECEC markets function and how low income families make decisions about the use or non-use of child care services.
The project involved conducting an independent evaluation for the Lebanese Muslim Association of the Empowering Local Communities program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children is a Council of Australian Government’s initiative which runs until 2020. It involves the commonwealth Government, State and Territory governments and the NGO sector.
This project will explore what is known about the labour and skills requirements of employers within Australia’s six major employing industries for entry level and low to moderate skill level positions.
Are some income support payment methods more likely than others to increase children’s consumption of goods and services? A common assumption is that money paid to mothers is more likely to be directed towards expenditure that benefits children.
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.