Changes to the delivery of disability and aged care services are making it harder for many carers* to take a break, says a newly established network of organisations that either deliver, broker or evaluate carer respite across New South Wales (NSW
Disability researchers at UNSW Sydney are putting the finishing touches to a ground-breaking initiative to help transform the lives of people with disability by harnessing research and innovation across all faculties and disciplines.
A panel of academics, activists and advocates debated the tension between claiming commonality and celebrating difference in the experiences of people with disability at a special event hosted by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).
Close to three million Australians were living below the poverty line in 2014. “As a country that prides itself on an egalitarian culture, we should be determined to change this picture,” says Cassandra Goldie.
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) today released a new report showing that 731,300 children or 17.4% of all children in Australia are living in poverty, an increase of 2 percentage points over the past 10 years (from 2004-2014).
Researchers from Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand gathered at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in mid-March for a workshop funded by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia on “Gender, Migration and Care”.