The Promise and Pitfalls of the ‘Investment’ Approach to Welfare.
As global forced migration continues to grow, research into the recruitment barriers, support needs, and long-term economic contributions of humanitarian migrants has revealed insights that can inform policy and programs. This research forum brought together migration scholars, sociologists, applied researchers and community sector practitioners.
A lively panel discussion on financial wellbeing featured Professor Elaine Kempson (UK) and Professor Jerry Buckland (Canada).
Researchers from the UK, New Zealand, Denmark and Australia discussed the consequences of insecure work, existing policy responses and opportunities for collaboration to foster positive change.
Speakers included Professor Rob MacDonald (UK), Professor Alan France (NZ), Professor Lisa Adkins (Aust) and Dr Kraen Blume Jensen (Denmark).
This seminar will explore the theory underlying asset-based (or strength-based) community development, and build upon this to explore ways community organisations and government agencies can more effectively engage with local communities for local planning and community development. Topics will include: a brief background history of asset-based community development (ABCD); principles of ABCD; principles and practices of effective community engagement; and some practical case studies.
Presenter: Dr Deborah Warr, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
By the time disadvantaged children have progressed from Year 1 to Year 3 they are one year behind their counterparts. This gap then widens onwards to year 9.
Presenters: Dr Tim Gilley, Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professor Shelley Mallett, Associate Professor Chris Ryan and Professor Stephen Zubrick
Presenter: Dr Elise Klein
Dr Elise Klein is a Lecturer of Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Despite an ever-increasing investment in education by young people, the process transition into employment continues to be of widespread concern, creating what the International Labour Organisation calls a “crisis for youth”, based on high levels of youth unemployment.
Presenter: Professor Johanna Wynn
Presenters: Professor Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr
The quality of dementia care has become an important policy issue. This paper examines the role that regulation plays in protection and innovation in care settings. Regulation sits at the crossroads of the state’s duty to protect its most vulnerable citizens, provider attempts to fulfil market expectations and consumers concern for their rights and protection. Here we examine the way that regulation is not a uniform event, but forms clusters...
The Brotherhood of St Laurence, together with Christ Church South Yarra, invites you to attend the Gerard Tucker Oration to be delivered by The Venerable Jan Crombie, Archdeacon for Parish Partnerships, in the Diocese of Melbourne.
Presenter: Professor Chris Phillipson, visiting from the University of Manchester
Presenter: Professor Paul Smyth
Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar
This presentation focuses on key tax and transfer measures in the recent Budget, the election proposals of the Government and Opposition, and issues of fairness, fiscal sustainability and the agenda of ‘jobs and growth’.
Presenter: Professor Miranda Stewart
This presentation will review the history of social procurement, outline contemporary approaches and consider their implications for creating social value and public policy.
Presenter: Professor Jo Barraket
A forum for organisations in the social and community service sector
Presented by: Brotherhood of St Laurence & ACOSS
Presenter: Tony Ward and Barry Pullen
Research & Policy Centre lunchtime seminar
Presenter: Professor Ian Harper
Forthcoming Lunchtime Seminar presented by the Brotherhood’s Research & Policy Centre
Presenter: Dr Iris Levin
A seminar to celebrate the launch of the book ‘Migration, settlement and the concepts of house and home’
Dr. Ditte Andersen and Dr. Signe Ravn (with and formerly with The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Copenhagen respectively)
Presenters: Professor Jeni Warburton, Robert Tanton and Barbara Mountjouris on behalf of Gerard Mansour
Presenter: Professor Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania
Presenters: Dr Kay Cook and Associate Professor Kristin Natalier.
Joint seminar with the Australian Social Policy Association and the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre for Anti-Poverty Week.
Presenters: Susan St John, Auckland University; John Daley, Grattan Institute; Angela MacRae, Productivity Commission.
Presenters: Tony Ward, Robert Kerr and Barry Pullen
Presenter: Associate Professor Sharon Goldfeld
The importance of early life for children’s later child health and development has become increasingly clear. Australia’s population statistics show substantial inequalities for children and young people across a range of health and developmental outcomes, even in young childhood.
Presenter: Dr Larissa Nicholls
Time-of-Use (TOU) tariffs are being introduced in Australia with the aim of reducing electricity demand at peak times (e.g. afternoons and evenings on days of extreme heat). This is expected to reduce the need for expensive and underutilised infrastructure investments and associated increases in electricity prices for households.
Presenter: Dr John Spierings
This seminar will examine the potential for social change in Australia given rising inequality and the power of market forces to shape our media and political landscape.
Presenter: Professor Mark Considine
Getting Welfare to Work traces the radical reform of the Australian, UK, and Dutch public employment services systems.
Presenter: Dr Clare Land
In this interactive presentation Clare shared insights from her newly released book, Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles.
Presenter: Dr Catherine Needham
Dr Needham from the University of Birmingham, UK, will share findings from a recent research into very small providers of care and support for older people and people with disabilities.
Presenter: Dr Ian Winter, Executive Director of AHURI.
Changes to the housing responsibilities and roles of Federal and state governments could have significant political and policy outcomes and affect the lives of many Australian citizens.
Presenter: Professor Gavin Wood
A quiet revolution in home ownership and housing finance is ushering in a new era for the Australian housing system.
Dr Dina Bowman and Dr Michael McGann
The Intergenerational Report forecasts a doubling in the number of Australians aged 65+ and a decline in the working age population by 2055.
Presenter: Dr Tim Moore
Over the past few decades, there has been a growing acceptance among scholars, professionals and policy makers of the importance of the early years.
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.