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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

Social Policy

Educating and empowering young people in the justice system

Last week, key state government representatives and youth justice organisations came together at the 5th Annual National Juvenile Justice Summit, and joined in discussions on emerging developments in juvenile justice, including intervention, diversion and rehabilitation programs, risk assessment and risk management training for staff working in the youth justice and community workforce, Indigenous youth programs, education…

31 Mar 2014, by test test

Healthcare | Social Policy

Making mental health a crucial part of student welfare

University students are perhaps one of the most stressed demographics in any country. The constant pressure of assignments and exams, an ever-increasing loan debt and the notion that their entire future is on the line can really stack up. If the proper care and attention is not provided for these often vulnerable individuals, they can…

31 Mar 2014, by test test

Social Policy

Creating a sustainable carer pool for Australia’s out-of-home care children

The future of Australia’s out-of-home care children is looking more promising following the Victorian government’s initiative on pumping $128 million into the out-of-home care services.  To create a sustainable carer pool remains a challenge for those working towards a better living environment for these children. Katie Hooper, CEO of Foster Care Association of Victoria shares…

28 Mar 2014, by test test

Healthcare | Social Policy

Focus on Indigenous healthcare needs to build momentum

National Close the Gap Day - an initiative to promote the healthcare needs of Australia's Indigenous communities - has come and gone for this year. However, industry groups around the country are urging the government to "make every day a Close the Gap Day".  The overarching purpose of the annual event is to highlight the…

24 Mar 2014, by test test

Social Policy

Close-Up: Danny Lester

Danny Lester is a proud Aboriginal Man with family connections from the Singleton, La Perouse and Orient Point communities. The Lester Family has a rich and valued culture that has been taught through generations, he is one of four children. Danny is the CEO of Aboriginal Employment Strategy. Boss Magazine  voted  him on the BOSS list of 2012…

3 Mar 2014, by test test

Social Policy

Enhancing diversion for young people at risk of youth justice involvement

By Julie Edwards, CEO, Jesuit Social Services* Diversion has been a defining feature of youth justice systems throughout Australia for several decades. While experience and evidence have shown us the positive impacts that diversion can have, there are still major challenges in maintaining support for this approach. By way of some background, diversion is an…

28 Feb 2014, by test test

Social Policy

CALD communities underutilise crisis services

Australia's crisis services are among the best in the world. Yet, with 200 languages spoken throughout the country, ensuring equal access for non-English speakers remains a tremendous challenge. In the lead-up to the National Emergency Relief Summit, we had the chance to speak to Eva Hussain, CEO at Polaron Language Services about providing access to…

24 Feb 2014, by test test

Social Policy

The pantry to the welfare sector

In the last financial year Foodbank Australia has experienced an 11% increase in community groups seeking food assistance. In the lead-up to the National Emergency Relief Summit, we had the chance to speak to Gerry Andersen, CEO at Foodbank NSW about the reasons behind the rising demand, what families are most affected and the biggest…

4 Feb 2014, by test test
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