Michael Horn

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21 May 2012

The ACTU’s insecure work inquiry should be welcomed by all interested in our long term prosperity, writes Michael Horn, from the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

The inquiry has shown the creeping impact over past decades of the shift to insecure employment arrangements...


24 Oct 2011

Discussing new ways of measuring entrenched disadvantage, these five essays consider some big problems faced by people excluded from mainstream society, and describe what is being done to meet these challenges.

From the foreword by Chris Jones:

In thinking about how fair or...


9 Sep 2011

Until recently, the usual measure of disadvantage in Australia has been the level of income poverty. The Henderson poverty line has traditionally been the most widely used indicator, measuring the disposable income required to support the needs of a family comprising two adults and two...


31 Aug 2009

Concerned about financial barriers to participation, the authors of this report canvassed the cost burden to parents of education in a government school. To achieve 90 per cent Year 12 attainment, they found, will require educational policy reform.

The authors applied a social inclusion...


13 Dec 2007

Melbourne Citymission workers have expressed concern that they do not currently have the time or resources to provide the amount of intensive support required for families experiencing housing crisis. Many families have complex needs, which require a long-term commitment of support. This project has sought...

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