Organisation

The Smith Family

Submission

The Future of Work in Queensland to 2030

This submission by the Smith Family to Jobs Queensland on the future of work in Queensland to 2030 concerns children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk of missing out in the future, on the benefits of work, unless they have access to...
Report

Material deprivation and social exclusion among young Australians: a child-focused approach

This report is the first of its kind to apply the deprivation approach to examine deprivation among young Australians using information provided by young people themselves. It builds on earlier projects that developed and applied the approach used here to adults.
Report

Attendance lifts achievement: Building the evidence base to improve student outcomes

This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.
Report

Strengthening early numeracy learning: the Let’s Count program

This report illustrates that there are significant numbers of the Australian population, who do not have, or are at risk of not developing, the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to fully participate economically and socially. Summary Numeracy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use...
Report

Improving educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls

Broad improvements in educational performance and school attendance among Aboriginal girls will only occur with support programs tailored to their variety of needs and interests, argues this report. Conclusion Higher levels of education are related to a range of social and economic benefits for both...