19
Nov 14

What is best practice for Child Protection Services?

 A report recently released by the Department of Human Services highlighted that more than 60 children have been abused in Out- of- Home Care services in Victoria in the past year, leaving many questioning whether  intervention really is the answer in protecting vulnerable children from harm? Victoria’s Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge stated that the carers … Continue reading What is best practice for Child Protection Services?

04
Nov 14

Breaking the cycle to improve Indigenous outcomes in education

The Federal Government have been increasingly vocal in recent months in relation to Indigenous outcomes, specifically their vision for a world-class higher education system that builds on better pathways for Indigenous students. Participation and quality have been identified as two major challenges. Improving school attendance is an obvious challenge but digging deeper it is clear … Continue reading Breaking the cycle to improve Indigenous outcomes in education

23
Oct 14

Preventing & Controlling Infection Highlights: 3 Big Take Aways

The ‘Preventing & Controlling Infection’ Conference was held at the Novotel Sydney Central on the 17th & 18th September this year. The event attracted delegates from all over the country who were interested in hearing case studies and strategies to successfully comply with Standard 3 and prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Acute health organisations from … Continue reading Preventing & Controlling Infection Highlights: 3 Big Take Aways

03
Oct 14

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Housing Conference key take aways

The start of October is usually the start of the wet season across northern Australia. I arrived in Darwin on the 21st September, just in time to experience the last few days of the dry season, a humid heat that I had never experienced before. There was a sense of anticipation in the air, the wet … Continue reading Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Housing Conference key take aways

03
Sep 14

Canada’s Dream to End Homelessness

Every country has different strategies and programs in place to reduce homelessness. Canada has now been identified as one of the global leaders in significantly reducing the rate of homelessness. ‘Ending’ homelessness is often viewed as unrealistic, a wishful dream and unachievable by many countries around the world, including Australia, in many instances.  These countries … Continue reading Canada’s Dream to End Homelessness

27
Aug 14

“Would you like a new home? No catch, no gimmick”

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 It was one of the coldest nights of the year in New York City, but much like any other night it didn’t change the fact that the homeless remained homeless. On the corner of Ludlow and Hester in Lower Manhattan a homeless man is woken from his modest cardboard dwelling, ‘Good evening Jacob, would you … Continue reading “Would you like a new home? No catch, no gimmick”

19
Aug 14

Building Aspirations through Mentoring & Support

For as long as she can remember, Amanda Nissen the Executive Director of Indigenous Support Services has been immersing herself within rural Indigenous Communities. She often spends weeks (at a time) in remote locations teaching and learning culturally appropriate methods of engagement that ultimately promote the sustainable future for Indigenous people. The key element to creating … Continue reading Building Aspirations through Mentoring & Support

25
Jul 14

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Education

Not everyone can be taught the same way, we all respond differently due to a variety of different reasons. From a western perspective we may view a typical teaching lesson as a student with a pen writing answers on a piece of paper, though from an Indigenous perspective there is a strong emphasis placed on … Continue reading Closing the Gap in Indigenous Education