Tag Archives: Australia

Brotherhood of St Laurence report examines consumer directed care

The report, Adjusting to consumer directed care : the experience of Brotherhood of St Laurence community aged care service users (PDF 790kb), found that for a number of service users who experience social and economic disadvantage the transition to consumer … Continue reading

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Victorian Government to explore use of social impact bonds

The Victorian Treasurer has issued a media release entitled, Exploring innovative ways to tackle social issues. “As outlined in the Victorian Budget 2016/17, the Labor Government will examine Social Impact Bonds as a way to introduce, develop and test new … Continue reading

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Productivity Commission releases draft reporting framework for reporting on what works to improve service outcomes

The Productivity Commission has released a draft paper entitled, Proposed framework for reporting on ‘what works’ to improve service outcomes. (PDF 370kb). “The proposed reporting framework is intended to provide a practical approach to identify from existing research what works to … Continue reading

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Thesis examines migrant support services for African migrants in Western Australia

The Murdoch University PhD thesis, Changing worlds : the resettlement experiences of African migrants in Australia and an evaluation of current support services (PDF 1.9MB), “investigated the resettlement experiences of … African migrants to Western Australia …” including evaluating migrant … Continue reading

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OAIC released draft guide to big data and the Australian Privacy Principles

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the draft paper, Guide to big data and the Australian Privacy Principles (PDF 450kb) for comment. The consultation period for comments closes on Monday, 26 July

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AIHW releases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations online services report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the publication, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations : online services report – key results 2014-2015 (PDF 12MB). The report, “presents information from 278 organisations across Australia, funded by … Continue reading

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Australian DTO releases live version of the Digital Service Standard

The Australian Government Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has released the Digital Service Standard. “From 6 May 2016 all new and redesigned government services, and all high volume transactional services must work to meet [the] Standard.” The blog post, Digital Service … Continue reading

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ANAO report released on the administration of the Financial Information Service

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released the report, Administration of the Financial Information Service (PDF 1.8MB). The objective of the audit was to, “assess the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ administration of the Financial Information Service … Continue reading

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Productivity Commission releases terms of reference for new inquiry on human services

The Australian Productivity Commission has released the Terms of reference for a new inquiry which will examine the, “increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.”

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Research briefing discusses cost of youth homelessness in Australia

The Centre for Social Impact has released a research briefing entitled, The cost of youth homelessness in Australia (PDF 1.7MB). The study, “reveals that that preventing young people from becoming homeless by strengthening and integrating school and youth services at … Continue reading

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