This paper is part 3 in a series on reunification for children in out-of-home care. It describes selected research which has documented factors which predict reunification breakdowns and considers ways in which reunification decision-making can be improved.
In Australia, capital cities are increasingly stepping forward to offer leadership on greenhouse gas abatement to a degree not evident at the national level, nor in many states and territories. This paper analyses the carbon targets, strategies, outcomes, policies and measures that are being used by each of Australia’s capital cities.
This publication reports on the employees of the Victorian public sector and their actions to support the Victorian government and serve the people of the state of Victoria. The report is invaluable when seeking comprehensive information on the composition, workforce and activities of the Victorian public sector.
Vocational education and training (VET) plays a vital role for young people in the transition from school to both further education and employment. Difficulties with this transition can result in unemployment, underemployment and social exclusion that may affect young people for the rest of their lives and have long-term undesirable social and economic implications.
The evidence presented in this discussion paper suggests that the capacity of our school system to act as catalyst for inclusion, equity and opportunity for Indigenous students is weakening. Rather than being places which bring people and communities together, evidence suggests that schools are yet another place where children grow further apart.
The Disability Support Pension (DSP) represents a large component of social security spending for the Australian government. This report examines the factors underlying the recent decline in DSP expenditure, highlighting the impacts of changes in government policy.