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Community attitudes towards reporting bushfire arson to Crime Stoppers in Victoria, 2012 – 2015: Have patterns changed? Fifth report to Crime Stoppers

This longitudinal study report examines how arson may differ according to both the socio-economic characteristics of regions and the personal experience of crime.
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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...
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Social exclusion in Boroondara: Stage Two: identifying the issues for children who experience social exclusion in Boroondara

This second report from a Brotherhood of St Laurence study commissioned by Camcare, the Rotary Club of Hawthorn and Foundation Boroondara explores child poverty and related service needs in Boroondara, a generally affluent municipality in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, informed by local welfare agencies and some...
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Poverty amongst privilege: child social exclusion in Boroondara

Boroondara is one of Melbourne's wealthiest municipalities, yet some 12% of children are living in poverty. Due to wide affluence and great income inequality in Boroondara, child social exclusion has particular characteristics in comparison to other areas where poverty is concentrated, according to from the...
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The inclusive role of playgroups in Greater Dandenong

This report investigates the ways in which playgroups in Greater Dandenong, a culturally diverse municipality in south-eastern Melbourne, can foster the inclusion of many community groups, and identifies barriers to playgroup attendance for parents and caregivers.
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What would a climate-adapted settlement look like in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point

Abstract The issue considered by this research report revolves around the broad themes or questions such as: what are we adapting to?; who or what adapts?; and, how does adaptation occur? The challenge that these questions create is that the concept of an adapted settlement...
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Child abuse and neglect in Indigenous Australian communities

Available national statistics and research are used to briefly outline what is known about child abuse in Indigenous communities and its causes.
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Child abuse and neglect in Indigenous Australian communities

Child abuse and neglect associated with Indigenous communities cannot be understood, nor addressed, unless it is viewed from a broad perspective which includes both historical and present day issues. Janet Stanley, Adam M. Tomison and Julian Pocock argue that measures centred on community-based responses which...
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Advancing bushfire arson prevention in Australia

Bushfire arson is an intractable and costly problem for Australia. This is a report from The symposium Advancing Bushfire Arson Prevention in Australia, held on 25–26 March 2010, which brought together a wide range of stakeholders to identify the gaps in current knowledge and responses...
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Carbon use in poor Victorian households by local government area

As the imposition of a carbon price is planned to encourage movement away from carbon-based energy, this mapping exercise illustrates the uneven pattern of carbon use by poor households across Melbourne and across Victoria. The pattern is largely related to transport and urban planning issues...