Social issues

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Social policy
Social problems
Social sciences
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Report

The choice - violence or poverty: domestic violence and its consequences in Australia today

The research published in this report reveals the shocking extent of domestic violence suffered by women who are now single mothers, and outlines in grim detail the economic, health and other consequences of the choice these women made to leave the violence.
Policy report

Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora

This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
Report

People with disability in Australia 2022

People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding of disability in Australia. The 2021–22 update expands the report to include new reporting of data disaggregated by age group, disability group and remoteness.
Guide

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) national guidelines

This document outlines the aims of the CVS and sets out the roles and responsibilities of CVS auspices and network members, volunteers, aged care service providers, care recipients, the Department of Health and Aged Care and the Department of Social Services.
Report

Social mix at Nightingale Village

Social mix, by including social housing tenures in private developments, is a widely used mechanism for improving access to social housing. Yet there is little evidence about its benefits despite growing interest in mechanisms such as inclusionary zoning. This report delivers a baseline of practitioner...
Report

Contracting care: the rise and risks of digital contractor work in the NDIS

The rise of contractor work, coordinated through digital platforms, has become one of the defining trends in the world of work over the past decade. This report examines some of the potential consequences of these emerging trends in employment arrangements in the disability care labour...
Report

Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements

This research examines Individual Supported Living (ISL) arrangements, which have been developed to provide appropriate and preferred homes for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs.
Report

UNFPA implementation of the Essential Services Package for women and girls subject to violence: a consultation report

The Essential Services Package (ESP) for women and girls subject to violence is a global guidance supporting national systems to respond to gender-based violence across four key sectors: health, social services, justice and police. This report provides a summary of UNFPA key achievements in rolling-out...
Report

Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years

Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Report

Victorian government report in multicultural affairs 2020-2021

This report records the many programs and initiatives delivered across government to help multicultural and multi-faith communities progress in what was an extremely challenging year.
Working paper

The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of COVID-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons

This paper discusses the main opportunities and challenges associated with digital social protection, drawing on trends pre-COVID and since the onset of the pandemic. It offers eight lessons to help social protection actors capitalise on technology’s potential in a risk-sensitive manner.
Report

Kinship care

This audit was conducted to establish if the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is supporting timely, stable and quality placements for children and young people through the new kinship care model.
Briefing paper

Geopolitical implications of AI and digital surveillance adoption

The increasing sophistication and spread of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital surveillance technologies has drawn concerns over privacy and human rights. This paper provides five recommendations for democratic governments and three for civil society.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation provider experience survey: June 2022

This report includes the results of the Housing Hub's second annual SDA Provider Experience Survey. In total, 28 providers completed the survey.
Survey

Report of Ipsos World Refugee Day: global attitudes to towards refugees June 2022

This report presents the latest findings from an Ipsos global survey of over 20,000 adults across 28 countries for World Refugee Day 2022. The research seeks to shed a light on the magnitude of the refugee issue, and to contribute to a better global understanding...
Strategy

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People strategic plan 2022-2025

This strategic plan champions the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems in South Australia, and maps out the key priorities over the next three years.
Report

“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: how young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

The research in this study underscores the value of promoting young people’s voices in research, policy and practice design. By centring young people’s voices, the findings give rise to important implications for policies and strategies aimed at preventing domestic violence and abuse and for respectful...
Report

Identifying and filling racism data gaps in Victoria: a stocktake review

Victoria has increasingly recognised and condemned racism, seeking to create strategies to reduce racism and ensure justice, wellbeing and equality through anti-racism initiatives. This report discusses a stocktake review of racism data, which organises the body of existing data, identifies gaps in data collection, analysis...
Report

Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)

Globally, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year. Rates in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse) remains a low global priority. This document outlines five priorities to prevent...