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There is growing concern in the child welfare sector with the quality of care being provided through Residential Care out-of-home care services. In Victoria, the recommended policy direction is to move away from standard Residential Care as much as possible (Auditor-General Victoria, 2014), largely because...
A day-long stakeholder dialogue was held on 5 March, 2015 to consider the factors which influence the uptake of self-managed funding by people with a long-term disability, and identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation and uptake of self-managed funding. Sixteen people participated. Discussions noted...
Australia’s labour force participation rate, and ratio of dependents to workforce, are at record highs according to this report, despite an increase in Australia’s median age.
Many people are anxious about Australia’s ageing population. Others are optimistic. So is demographic ageing...
Papers from the Caston Centre's Human Rights and Global Challenges conference are now available online. Speakers include the Hon Elizabeth Evatt, Martin Krygier, David Kinley, Liz Jackson and Chris Sidoti.
This summary report presents the findings of the third Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in June 2010. It builds on the knowledge gained in the two earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007 and 2009 to provide a broad insight into Australian attitudes...
This report, the second round of a major longitudinal survey on social cohesion in Australia, provides insights into community attitudes to immigration, multiculturalism and social cohesion, based on findings from national and local surveys.
This submission discusses the most appropriate way to protect human rights in Australia.
Should such protection rely essentially on Australian Parliaments, or should protection be supplemented by judicial involvement in human rights protection under a federal Bill of Rights?
The Australian Childhood Foundation and Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia at Monash University commissioned Access Economics and collaborated with them to estimate the cost of child abuse (physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and being forced to live with family violence). Two different types of...
In this lecture Director, Shaista Shameem, Fiji Human Rights Commission argues that there is an apparent disjunction between western and Pacific notions of law and order, which include human rights. "Human rights are regarded suspiciously as that which undermine the established order – an order...
With its industry partners, Futureye and Premier Oil (UK), the centre is conducting a three-year Australian Research Council project investigating the human rights responsibilities of multinational corporations. One aspect of the research is this website, with links to codes, principles and norms for multinational and...