Australia's parental leave policy and gender equality: an international comparison
This study examines Australia's new paid and unpaid parental leave provisions and compares them to recent developments in a number of European countries.
'Modern' Labor and the Fair Work Act 2009: Challenging the Male Breadwinner Gender Order?
This report examines key elements of Labor's Fair Work Act 2009 and its implications, particularly for women workers.
The Energy to Engage: Wind Farm Development and Community Engagement in Australia
The report details how community engagement can address the strains impacting the relationship between wind farms and society, taking into consideration divergent models of community engagement currently available to analysts and practitioners.
Aboriginal Employment at Work: Survey of Aboriginal Employment in the not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Services sector
This report was prepared for the Don Dunstan Foundation and details a survey of twenty-five organisations in the not-for-profit community services sector that provided information on the numbers of paid staff and regular volunteers.
Quality at Work: The Quality Part-Time Work Imperative
This discussion paper finds that quality part time work is associated with a range of workplace benefits that increase productivity and enable employees to effectively balance work with other life roles and responsibilities.
Quality at Work: The Quality Part-Time Work Imperative (Review of Literature)
This report comprises a review of literature to accompany the Quality at Work: The quality part-time work imperative report prepared for Safework SA.
Working it Out - the Role of the Workplace in Return to Work
This publication reports on findings of the Manufacturing Industry Survey in relation to the Electronics, Wine & Brandy and Meat & Livestock sectors.
Youth Report: South Australia's Young People: Emerging Issues and Priorities
This research paper highlights the key issues for the wellbeing and general development of young people across South Australia.
Exploring the Impact of an Ageing Workforce on the South Australian Workers' Compensation Scheme
This report prepared by the Australian Institute for Social Research (AISR) is designed to assist WorkCover SA to better understand and respond to the benefits and challenges associated with an ageing workforce in South Australia.
Complex not simple: The vocational education and training pathway from welfare to work
The welfare-to-work policy aims to encourage certain welfare recipients to pursue pathways that lead to paid employment. This report explores the role that the vocational education and training (VET) system can play in assisting people move from welfare to work. The researchers examined the experiences of VET students from the relevant welfare groups and sought the views of other key stakeholders such as TAFE staff and Centrelink personnel. Conclusions include that VET can play a positive role but that there needs to be collaboration between VET and income support sectors to ensure that potential barriers are overcome.
Measuring Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Northern Adelaide: A Report for the Department of Health
Despite the substantial amount of research focusing on social inclusion and exclusion, both in Australia and internationally, there are considerable gaps in the literature that limit its utility for policy development purposes.these gaps are addressed by the `Measuring social inclusion and exclusion in Northern Adelaide' Project. This has involved the development of a model that provides a range of indicators of social inclusion and exclusion that enables the measurement of change over time and promotes an increased understanding of the influence of social capital on social inclusion and exclusion. The measures developed are designed to be of use to Government in its planning and implementation of social inclusion initiatives in Northern Adelaide, and more broadly, to inform social inclusion policy development, implementation and evaluation.
Social Development Framework
This research was conducted to develop a framework to enable Council to take signals being sent about what the future is likely to bring for the local community, and develop a coherent response.
State of South Australia Updates
The State of South Australia Publication is scheduled to be published every two years, the first being 2005. In the alternating years, we hope to produce a series of updates from a selection of authors around key areas of public policy. Copies of the 2006 Updates can be downloaded from the Australian institute of Social Research Website at http://www.aisr.adelaide.edu.au/pubs/stateofsa/2006/
Labor and social capital: disengaging from social justice
This paper was written shortly before the 2004 Federal election. It addresses the then Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham's conception of social capital in the context of the Labor Party's traditional commitment to social justice. The authors review the history and usages of the term social capital as a prelude to an examination of Mark Latham's writings and public statements on this topic.
Living and Learning: A Profile of Young People, Employment, Education and Training in Northern Adelaide
This report provides a regional profile of the education, training and employment experiences of young people in Northern Adelaide.
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