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Family, Community and Disability

Diversity and change in Australian families: Statistical profiles

  • Author: David de Vaus
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • ISBN: 0 642 395115 2
  • Country: Australia

The book provides snapshot and trend information on families over the last 30 or so years. It has three main focus areas - the diversity of family types, the changes and transitions a family may experience, and issues affecting families. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Diversity Management Strategies: Community Driven Employment Initiatives - Congolese Experience in Shepparton

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Nsubuga-Kyobe, Apollo; Hazelman, Chris
  • Journal Name: Migration Action
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A Review of Re-Settlement Services for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, May 2003, recommended seeking further opportunities to settle humanitarian entrants in regional Australia. Key recommendations of this and other reports included: While deemed structurally correct, t ....

Domestic violence in regional Australia: a literature review

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Women's Services Network (WESNET)
  • Publisher: Partnerships Against Domestic Violence, Office of the Status of Women, and Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • ISBN: 0642396981
  • Country: Australia

Aiming to consolidate and enhance the understanding of domestic violence in regional, rural and remote communities, this report reviews existing national and international research on the issue, including some analysis of data from the Supported Accommodation Assistance Programs. Issues discussed include: measuring the extent of na ....

Early intervention in farming family health : making informed life choices for sustainable family farming

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brumby, Susan; Martin, John; Willder, Stuart
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Sustainable Farm Families project engages with farming families by informing them about healthy living options and farm safety, recognising that family health is essential for them to effectively utilise their economic and natural resources. This evidence-based program works with farming families in an educative and proactive m ....

Economics of the Ageing: Generational Accounting and Regional Public Goods in Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Coombs, Greg; Dollery, Brian
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 11, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The ageing of Australia raises many pressing questions for policy makers, not least is the formulation of economic policy that tackles difficult problems of equity and efficiency. Fortunately an embryonic Australian literature already exists that provides a solid basis for rational policy formulation, including the Commonwealth Gov ....

Education for Isolated Children: Challenging Gendered and Structural Assumptions

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 43, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the provision of distance education to young people studying from their isolated properties in remote areas of Australia. While Australia's innovative approach to remote education is well established, this paper challenges the gender and structural assumptions underpinning this approach. A sustained period of ru ....

Educational resilience as a quadripartite responsibility: Indigenous peoples participating in higher education via distance education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Willems, Julie
  • Journal Name: Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Considerations of educational resilience are often linked to student participation, retention, and outcomes in distance higher education, in spite of adversity, equity issues, or 'invisible fences' that students may face. This paper further develops the quadripartite model of educational resilience (Willems, 2010; Willems and Reupe ....

Effective regional, rural and remote family and relationships service delivery

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Roufeil, Louise M.; Battye, Kristine
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Strong and healthy relationships play a vital role in building the ongoing health and wellbeing of individuals, families and the broader community. With increasing pressure on the traditional social support mechanisms of extended family, friends and neighbours, particularly in non-urban regions, there is a growing need for professi ....

Employee Experiences of Effort, Reward and Change: Themes from a Regional Australian Energy Company

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Murphy, Fiona; Patrick, Kent
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This qualitative study explored the experiences of employees exposed to extensive change within a regionally-based, state-owned corporation in relation to the Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work (ERI) model, a major theory for explaining organisational characteristics and employee health and wellbeing. With its focus on status control, ....

Engaging the productive ageing: enhancing regional and university viability, and senior health through an enterprising ageing population

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Garlick, S; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions of Queensland reflect the growing regionalisation of Australia's rapidly ageing population. The project described in this paper focuses on engaging the under utilised enterprising capabilities of the ageing population to achieve a range of objectives. The universities located within the Sunsh ....

Enhancing Indigenous Participation in Higher Education Health Courses in Rural Victoria

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Kippen, Sandra; Ward, Bernadette; Warren, Lyn
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The
  • Journal Number: 35
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The poor health status of Australia's Indigenous people is well-documented, as are the links between health and education. Aboriginal communities recognise the utmost importance of improving educational, physical, social and economic well-being in an environment where disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal students fail to complete ....

Envisioning a regional role: Comprehensive universities and conceptions of their regional contributions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Soo, David
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781267133144
  • Country: United States

This study examines the ways in which comprehensive universities seek to contribute to and engage with their cities and regions. By studying three regional comprehensive universities, it uncovers the ways in which leaders and others on campus envision the role of the university in contributing to the community and the strategies put in ....

Evaluation of an Aboriginal empowerment program

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Tsey, Komia; Every, Anne
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Published Location: Casuarina, NT
  • ISBN: 1876831065
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Tangentyere Family WellBeing course was held in Alice Springs between March 1998 and April 1999 in response to increased suicides and attempted suicides among Aboriginal youth in Alice Springs and the surrounding region. A personal empowerment course designed to assist people to take greater control over the conditions affectin ....

Evaluation of the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management and Voluntary Income Management measures in Western Australia: report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Orima Research; Australia. Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

In 2008 the Australian Government implemented a trial of two separate measures of income management in Western Australia - the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management (CPSIM) and the Voluntary Income Management (VIM). The trials were conducted in the remote Kimberley region and in metropolitan area of Perth. This report presen ....

Evaluation of the FaCSIA family violence programs: Family Violence Regional Activities Program ; Family Violence Partnership Program (FVRAP-FVPP)

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Australia. Dept. of Finance and Deregulation. Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs)
  • Publisher: Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs), Dept. of Finance and Deregulation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 192118275X
  • Country: Australia

This report presents findings of an evaluation of two Indigenous-specific family violence prevention programs managed by the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Australia. The Family Violence Regional Activities Program (FVRAP) is a grants program that supports local community involvement in identif ....

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