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Showcasing innovation: case studies of recent homelessness initiatives

This document sets out to highlight some of the innovative practices being developed across Australia in response to homelessness. The paper draws upon some of the new ways of thinking encountered by researchers at the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning in their work...

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children - key summary report from wave 4

Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, an initiative of the Australian Government. The study aims to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families...

Homelessness and leaving care: the experience of young adults in Queensland and Victoria and implications for practice

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of the post care experience of young people who leave care in terms of homelessness and risk of homelessness with specific reference to prevention of homelessness.

The Geelong Project: a community of schools and youth services model for early intervention

The Geelong Project is a place-based, ‘community of schools and youth services’ approach to early intervention using population screening, a flexible practice framework and youth-focused, family-centred case management. The model builds in longitudinal follow-up and support to reduce homelessness, and achieve sustainable education and lifetime...

Parental joblessness, financial disadvantage and the wellbeing of parents and children

This paper used Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data to analyse links between parental employment and the wellbeing of families. The study found that jobless families and families with short part-time hours (fewer than 21 hours) were at considerable financial disadvantage compared to families with...