Having shared similar social policy settings during much of the twentieth century, Australia and New Zealand experienced quite different processes of economic restructuring during the 1980s and 1990s. Australia's more consensual politics led to both a more progressive tax structure – maintaining a higher top marginal tax rate and successfully introducing a capital gains tax – while also extending a model of targeted social assistance.Read more
FRSA invites you to come along to the 2014 National Conference "Wellbeing for Children, Families and Communities - Future policies, programs and practice," 4-6 November 2014.
Register now to join with over 500 delegates and hear from Australian and International speakers. The format of the Conference will feature a mix of keynotes and panel discussions as well as 60 concurrent session presentations. Be challenged whilst exploring the changing role of community service organisations in supporting the wellbeing of Children, Families and Communities into the future.Read more
Governments throughout the world seem cursed to suffer periodic policy failures, yet understanding such failures is something of an enigma. Defining failure seems bedivilled by a host of methodological problems including differing interpretations, grey areas and 'failure for whom?'. Ascertaining the causes of failure seems equally challenging, given multiple potential causal factors, the 'bias' of hindsight, blame games and more.Read more
Essential training for the case management agency, educator, practitioner, professional or supervisor” ~ brought to you by the CMSA, Australia & New Zealand’s national registration & regulatory body for Certified Case Managers™Read more
A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald caught my attention: “Key to the classroom… make it interesting”. “Really?” I thought. “After all these years of innovation and quality teaching frameworks, are we still trying to work out how to engage students?”Read more