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Seminar focus on domestic violence

ASPA is co-presenting ‘Behind the wall’ – a research to practice seminar on domestic violence, Friday 24 April at the Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University, Adelaide. Speakers include internationally renowned professors Catherine Donovan from the University of Sunderland in England and Margareta Hyden from Linkoping University in Sweden. Referencing Tracy Chapman’s 1988 […]

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Marketisation – a complex and disturbing trend

University of Sydney’s Professor Gabrielle Meagher has co-edited a new book – one that reveals marketisation as a complex and disturbing trend in Australian social policy. Published by Sydney University Press, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy explores marketisation using case studies from community aged care, schooling, migrant skills assessment, retirement incomes, health […]

Move to Macquarie for Prof Meagher

In July Gabrielle Meagher takes up a new role as professor at Macquarie University’s sociology department. She is currently professor of social policy at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Education and Social Work.

UK database offers one month’s free subscription

The UK Social Policy & Practice database has enhanced its coverage of child research with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children merging its bibliographic database this month. The database was first created in 2005 when the original five UK agencies – each specialists in seeking out high quality reports and research […]

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Influencing social policy: insights from economics, psychology and biology

Presenter: Mary Ann O’Loughlin Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 5pm Location: Barton Theatre, Level 1, GJ Yeend Wing, JG Crawford Building (#132A) 1 Lennox Crossing, Australian National University. To quote the great psychologist, Kurt Lewin: if you want to understand something, try to change it. Changing behaviour to improve wellbeing is central to social […]

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ASPA part of ‘Big Ideas’ in Sydney

ASPA co-presented Professor Guy Standing from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, speaking about his new book A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens as part of the University of Sydney’s Big Ideas public lecture series. Thursday 5 March, 6-7.30pm at the Sydney Law School. For more details:

Australia Fair Driving Labors social policy reform agenda

ASPA occasional lecture Wednesday 14th July 2010 The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs presented the first in ASPA’s Occasional Lecture series: Australia Fair – Driving Labor’s social policy reform agenda at the University of New South Wales. The lecture was hosted by the Faculty of Arts and […]

Caring for Older Australians

Monday 26th July 2010 In conjunction with La Trobe University’s School of Social Work & Social Policy and Institute for Social Participation. Chair: Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales and President, ASPA. Presentation by Professor Hal Kendig, Research Professor of Ageing and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University […]

Forum of presentations to senior members of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Tuesday 1st March 2011 Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre and President of the Australian Social Policy Association, Australia and social inclusion: definitions and directions. Professor Peter Whiteford, Social Policy Research Centre, What we know about joblessness in Australia. Annette Michaux, Benevolent Society, Tackling joblessness: making a reality of inclusion.

Noticing and helping the neglected child lessons from the UK

ASPA Occasional Lecture Monday 5 September 2011 Professor Brigid Daniel, Stirling University As part of the Safeguarding Children research programme, a recent systematic literature review examined evidence about the extent to which practitioners are equipped to recognise and respond to the indications that a child’s needs are likely to be, or are being neglected. This […]