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This project engaged directly with people who want to explore and talk about kindness in their work, their lives and their communities, and test whether we should, and indeed could, do anything to support and encourage kinder communities.
The concept of social inclusion generally is discussed as an ideal to which there is no opposition, and to which policy and practices in society necessarily must be directed. This article discusses how current notions of social inclusion in policy, academic and media discourses are...
This paper describes a partnership between researchers and policy actors that was developed within a short timeframe to produce a rapid appraisal case study of a government policy initiative – South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative – for the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network of the international...
The latest analysis of social exclusion shows that about five per cent (about 825,000) of Australians aged over 15 are deeply excluded and almost one per cent (150,000) are deeply excluded. The Social Exclusion Monitor, developed since 2008 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and...
This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients.
An estimated 244,000 Australians...
The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to bring together research and evaluation evidence on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians.
This report and its appendices summarise the findings of the Clearinghouse on what works in relation to...
This report argues that a narrow focus on promoting diversity threatens individual liberty by promoting the interests of particular groups over those of the individual.
When it first emerged as an official policy in the 1970s, multiculturalism was a response to...
This report brings together a national data snapshot of Salvation Army homelessness services and the people assisted on a daily basis.
This paper demonstrates that, even within an urban area, there is a large degree of residential segregation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.
Our plan focuses on the...