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ASPC conference: gender migration and the work of care

ASPA member Professor Deb Brennan is excited about a new research project – an international collaboration on gender migration and the work of care. Preliminary findings from the project will be presented at the upcoming Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) in Sydney, September 28-30. Deb will present the paper with SPRC colleagues Elizabeth Adamson and […]

Dr Cassandra Goldie speaks at report launch.

Report shines light on inequality

ACOSS is shining a light on inequality in Australia at its national conference in Sydney, with CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie presenting the findings of the benchmark ACOSS research report, which was released on Monday (22 June). The report ‘Inequality in Australia: A nation divided’, is based on research by ASPA members Peter Saunders, Bruce Bradbury […]

Visiting US keynote speaker Linda Tirado (centre) poses with two Q&A audience members at the ABC studios.

‘Poverty poster girl’ pulls no punches

US author, media activist and journalist Linda Tirado gave Australians a sneak peek of her entertaining and provocative style, appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program in the lead-up to her keynote address at the ACOSS national conference in Sydney. With Q&A host Tony Jones calling her ‘a poster girl for poverty in the US in […]

Superdiversity – an emerging field

ASPA and SPRC present Professor Jenny Phillimore – 10 August 2015, UNSW. The emergence of superdiversity in industrialised countries has led to unprecedented population complexity, with associated challenges for delivering social welfare. In her upcoming seminar, Professor Jenny Phillimore, who is the Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of […]

This month’s featured research

Who you know or where you go? The role of formal and informal networks in finding employment and maintaining wellbeing. Chief investigators for the first Australian study to consider the role of formal policy networks and informal social networks in finding employment and maintaining well-being – Assoc Prof Gaby Ramia (University of Sydney), Prof Greg […]

Australian Social Policy Conference

Rights and Entitlements in Times of Austerity, 28-30 September 2015, Sydney Keynotes announced Call for papers deadline: 20 April Discount for ASPA members: Register here To commemorate the 50th anniversary volume of the Australian Journal of Social Issues ASPA has created the Peter Saunders prize for the best paper published in the journal in a […]

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Welcome to ASPA eNews

Debates about wellbeing in our society are always lively, especially as greater wealth and greater inequality sit side by side. As the capacity and willingness of community and government to provide support and invest in social sustainability ebbs and flows, members of the Australian Social Policy Association (ASPA) are exceptionally well placed, not only to […]

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Occasional lecture both stimulating and provocative

Over 70 people from diverse backgrounds including the public sector, academia, consulting firms and NGOs were privileged to hear Mary Ann O’Loughlin’s stimulating and provocative lecture at ANU last month. Drawing on her extensive social policy experience in diverse roles and organisations, Mary Ann addressed the question of why, despite decades of action, have we […]

AJSI celebrates major milestone

To commemorate the 50th anniversary volume of the Australian Journal of Social Issues ASPA has created the Peter Saunders prize for the best paper published in the journal in a calendar year. The inaugural prize will be awarded at the Australian Social Policy Conference to be hosted in Sydney in September. See next month’s aspa […]

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ASPA part of Big Ideas in Sydney

Around 150 people attended a public lecture co-presented by ASPA as part of the University of Sydney’s Big Ideas series last month, where Professor Guy Standing spoke about his new book, A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens. Conference keynotes Standing, who is Professor of Development Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental […]