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This report brings together a national data snapshot of Salvation Army homelessness services and the people assisted on a daily basis.
This report argues that rather than outsourcing ever more public services, governments should introduce social impact bond models within the public sector.
In one of his first major steps as Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has delivered on his promise to...
This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.
Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s longitudinal Life Chances Study started in Melbourne in 1990. The study has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012 when the children, who were born in 1990, were 21 years old.
This paper presents an overview of...
This paper explores differences between two types of illicit drug users (heroin users and non-heroin users) in relation to injecting risk behaviours, self-reported mental health, driving and crime.
Key findingsParticipants were divided into two groups based on recent heroin use: heroin...
Executive Summary: This paper highlights that, while there is no evidence that family violence is more endemic, or profound in CALD communities, when it does occur, the Australian justice and protection services are not adequately accounting for the additional complexity that can be embedded within...
Questions relating to identity and meaning are fundamental questions of life. As such, they have been the subject of study by scholars across a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, theology, sociology and philosophy, throughout history. Despite this diversity, scholars agree that identity and meaning...
This paper outlines the final case study in a research project which examines how international development non-government organisations conduct their work with Aboriginal organisations and communities in Australia.
The author was keen to explore how international non-government organisations (NGOs) working with Indigenous communities and...
Through a review of the relevant academic and policy literature, this report aims to critically revisit both the conceptual thinking and the research evidence that have shaped academic and policy interest in the drivers, outcomes and potential means of addressing concentrations of social disadvantage....
Summary The Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative is a 5-year program agreed on by the Council of Australian Governments. It aims to reduce the number of people with disability aged under 65 who live in residential aged care. In 2010–11,...