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Opinion: The biggest issues & innovations for prisons in 2015

Figures from last year show that prisons in Australia have been overcrowding with 30, 000 people currently predicted to be incarcerated in our borders. This is currently the highest number of prisoners in Australia throughout history. We spoke to a few industry experts who will be delivering presentations at the Prisons 2015 conference about the biggest…

21 Jan 2015, by Test Test

Social Policy

The future of welfare in review

By Nicole Rees, Senior Manager Policy, The Brotherhood of St Laurence (Future of Welfare 2014 Conference Chair of Day One) This conference was very timely. It was timely because there is so much going on at the moment that will impact directly on our welfare system as we know it. It provided a good opportunity…

24 Nov 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Which areas of welfare are in most need of reform?

Australia's welfare system is a complex framework of income support payments and supplements, which is aimed at helping the population in times of need. The Reference Group on Welfare Reform (RGWR) said the the Department of Social Service's cash transfer payments to individuals and families are the largest component of the nation's social support system,…

25 Aug 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare | Social Policy

Enabling effective supervision-training for community sector workers

One of the key challenges for supervisors and senior practitioners in the welfare and community sectors is to ensure that supervisees are offered individualised and non-directive supervision development training. In the lead up to the Australian Community Workers Conference and Exhibition 2014, we had the chance to speak to Dr Elizabeth Riley, Counsellor & Clinical…

11 Jun 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Young Queenslanders with disabilities to benefit from housing scheme

Construction has commenced on a new disability housing complex in Queensland, providing more tailored accommodation for those in need in the state. The latest Youngcare project - which is also working to provide more "age-appropriate" housing for disabled youth in other states and cities - is based on a government-funded site in Wooloowin, Brisbane. A second Brisbane…

2 Jun 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Close-Up: Kerryn Boland

Ms. Kerryn Boland is the NSW Children’s Guardian and A/NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People. The Children’s Guardian is an independent statutory authority.  Its regulatory functions relate to out‑of‑home care, voluntary out-of-home care and adoption services. It also regulates the employment of children under 15 years of age in the areas of entertainment, exhibition,…

5 May 2014, by Test Test

Education | Social Policy

Give Australia’s out-of-home care young people a better education

Young people in disadvantaged circumstances often have poorer education outcomes than the general population.  Every year, at least 100,000 children and young Australians access homelessness services (AIHW, 2012).  Indisputably, this would have an impact on their education and their future. Brian Smyth King, Executive Director of Learning and Engagement from NSW Department of Education and…

2 May 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Realising the potential of restorative justice – Billy’s story

Throughout its decade-long working history in Victoria’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing space, Jesuit Social Services has facilitated hundreds of improved outcomes for young offenders and their victims. For Glen McClure, the organisation’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing Coordinator, few stories have resonated as deeply as that of Billy (not his real name). By the age of…

22 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Defence & Security | Social Policy

University attitude: the key to creating a secure campus environment

Kathleen Baty is the CEO of SafetyChick Enterprises, whose mission is to change the way Personal Safety is marketed to women.  Kathleen has been a featured speaker at a number of global events, including the National Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference (ATAP), in addition to being a regular contributor on The Today Show. She…

17 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Close-Up: John Rogerson

John Rogerson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) in 2008.  He has been with the ADF since October 1994 as General Manager (Operations), and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive and Director of the Foundation’s Good Sports program in 2000. During this time, the Good Sports program expanded from a research…

1 Apr 2014, by Test Test
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