This paper from the Centre for AboriginaL Economic Policy Research compares the level and source of income for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using data from the 2011 wave of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Three sources of income are considered:...
This paper from the Parliamentary Library of Australia outlines Australia's refugee resettlement program, and the various legal and political questions surrounding it. Of the 145 States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, only about 25 participate in the United Nations resettlement program and...
Panelists for the Family Violence episode are: Indigenous sports broadcaster, long-time anti-violence campaigner, Charlie King; the Australian of the Year Rosie Batty; the Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja; families counsellor Simon Santosha; and the Acting Victorian Police...
The Closing the Gap report reveals that the Australian Government is on track to achieve only two of its seven goals for improving the lives of Indigenous Australians. The report reveals that in the areas of improving life expectancy, education for Indigenous four-year-olds, reading, writing and...
A ‘Peer Support Toolkit’ which provides an overview of the theory and practice of peer support in alcohol and other drug treatment, has been published by the UK-based Substance Misuse Skills Consortium. It includes information on the evidence base for peer support, as well as the practicalities of...
Online prevention and treatment for alcohol and other drug use The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a new website that brings together a range of evidence based online prevention and treatment programs and resources that cover alcohol and other...
Outcomes Working Group A successful Outcomes Working Group meeting was held on the last Friday of January 2015, co-facilitated by Valmae Rose from QCOSS and Judith Rowell from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. QCOSS is excited to be leading the work on behalf of...
This report compiles interviews with decision-makers from across the early childhood development system. The aim of the interviews was to capture different perspectives on how the current system works, what are some of the system drivers, and what can be done differently in the future. Read the...
Electricity bills have become a huge priority issue for many low income and disadvantaged households. Prices have increased by 86 per cent in the last five years and in 2013-14 there were more households disconnected from electricity for not paying a bill than ever before. The QCOSS Essential...
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) Innovation Nation campaign gives young people the opportunity to drive Australia’s future by sharing their ideas and solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems. FYA, in collaboration with leading not-for-profit, corporate and philanthropic...

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