The AIHW has released its 2012 National Social Housing Survey
results. This report gives information on national level findings, state and territory comparisons and comparisons across public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing programs. You can read the media release and download the report for free here.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a new web-based resource on Food and Nutrition. It’s designed offer teachers and students easy-to access data and can be used on a smartboard or tablet.You can access it here.
In 2009/10, almost two-thirds of Australian mothers of children aged under 15 years were employed. This rate remains below that of many other OECD countries. AFIS has released its latest report, Australian Mothers’ Participation in Employment, which explores what this means for women, families, and the economy in general.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children has published their latest alert. It features a range of the project’s latest publications, including reports on the links between children’s BMI and socioeconomic status, and the relationship between a parent’s employment status and their family and child’s wellbeing. Essential reading – get it here.
Right now in the developing world, 1 in 4 women have no access to modern contraception. Population Action International, an advocacy group for women and families, are fighting to make contraception freely available to improve health and reduce poverty. You can read more about their work, and the issue of family planning here.
Congratulations to Anita Needham, who made the news last week thanks to her selection as a 2014 O’Malley Trust scholar. As a PhD candidate from University of Wollongong’s School of Health Sciences, she aims to substantiate the health effects of eating sorghum . This ancient cereal feeds 500 million people in Africa and Asia yet is barely recognised in Australia, where it is almost exclusively grown for animal feed. Read more about her research, and the scholarship here.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 O’Malley Trust scholarships! Congratulations to:
- Natalie Beecham (TAS)
- Pepita Bennett (QLD)
- Kirilea Cooper (WA)
- Chevelle Coward (QLD)
- Megan Crichton (TAS)
- Kelly Drake (WA)
- Tiarna Golden (QLD)
- Laura Hains (QLD)
- Fern Hudson (SA)
- April Lewis-Christie (SA)
- Dana Lis (TAS)
- Rebecca Luong (NSW)
- Anita Needham (NSW)
- Melissa O’Keefe (NSW)
- Jordan Pettitt (WA)
- Serena Ryan (WA)
- Holly Stevens (SA)
- Lisa-Maree Thederan (QLD)
- Elleni Vassilakoglou (SA)
The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare has just released its report Housing Assistance in Australia 2013. It examines the high demand for social housing, and describes the range of programs available to help people struggling to meet housing costs. Click on the link above for more information, and to download the report.
Enabling Responsible Living, published by Springer in July, is a must-read for anyone interested in home economics. It focuses on responsible living as the individual’s contribution to sustainable development, which can only be achieved if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. The book is available to buy through the usual channels, but chapters can be downloaded here.
Have you received your copy of the HEIA journal yet? If you have, you’ll have read the fascinating research from O’Malley Trust scholar Elyse Warner on Young Adults Returning Home: Why the Need for Multiple Australian Perspectives? If you’re not a member and want to subscribe, click here for more information.