Martina Boese


Humanitarian migrants, work and economic security on the urban fringe

This report offers insights into how service providers, community groups and policy makers respond to increasingly diverse local populations, including newly arriving humanitarian migrants, to foster economic security and social inclusion.

Rural and regional mobilities: exploring the impact of (im)mobilities in rural & regional communities

Like larger urban populations, rural and regional communities have also experienced significant changes with increasing forms of mobility across a number of areas involving rural-to-rural, rural-to-urban, urban-to-rural or international-to-rural migration.

Taking a taxi ride to an inhospitable workplace

Despite the publicity given to their plight, international students are still highly disadvantaged in the workforce.

From participation to leadership: evaluation of the Community Service Leadership Program

The Community Service Leadership Program enabled disadvantaged young people in alternative educational settings to explore, devise and implement projects to benefit their local community. The Community Service Leadership Program (CSLP), developed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Rotary Club of Melbourne, enabled disadvantaged...

The Cottage service for highly disadvantaged children in Fitzroy: a review

An evaluation of the Cottage Centre for Families and Children which served inner-Melbourne families with young children shows that it was an effective model for assisting families with complex needs. Defining principles included early intervention, considering the child in the context of family and community...