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Governing the Compact City: The Challenges of Apartment Living in Sydney

H Easthope & B Randolph
This paper addresses the governance of strata title developments, in the context of current Australian metropolitan planning strategies promoting increased urban consolidation. It argues that the current focus on higher density development is vulnerable to challenges relating to regulation, representation and termination in strata developments. The governance of strata schemes is found to take the form of ‗nodal‘ governance based on market principles, where stakeholders do not have equal rights to participate, and the market...

Active Linking Initiative (ALI) Evaluation Final Report

R Edwards & K.R Fisher
The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to evaluate the Active Linking Initiative (ALI). The ALI began in 2000 as one part of the NSW Boarding House Reform Program. ALI aims to link people who live in Licensed Residential Centres (LRC, commonly known as licensed boarding houses) into the community in ways which are meaningful and sustainable. ALI support is a contracted service funded by...

Labour dynamics and the non-government community services workforce in NSW

Natasha Cortis, Fiona Hilferty, Sharmi Chan & Kathy Tannous
Community service agencies work independently, together, and with governments and community members to build social relationships, promote access and participation, and ensure quality of life, especially for people experiencing hardship. The quality and effectiveness of these services depends on a high quality, capable, and sustainable workforce. Around Australia, developing and sustaining the non-government sector workforce has become a shared goal of government agencies, peak bodies, unions and employers. The research contained in this report was...

Disability Policy - Sources for Evidence

Robyn Edwards & Karen Fisher
Report 15/08

Lessons for Australia from the UK Sure Start Programme

I Katz & k valentine
The UK initiative Sure Start is probably the most ambitious attempt of any government to improve the outcomes of children living in disadvantaged areas. Unlike programs in the United States, which have a longer history and are targeted at individual children, Sure Start has an ecological focus that comes from theoretical research and empirical evidence on the importance of family and neighbourhood to how children fare. Sure Start shares several characteristics with current Australian initiatives...

HIV and Sexual Health Education in Primary and Secondary Schools

Gary Smith, Susan Kippax & Peter Aggleton
This report describes and discusses primary and secondary school-based HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health education in selected countries in the Asia and Pacific region. The countries included are Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The primary aim of the work described was to explore the feasibility of monitoring sexual and reproductive health education in primary and secondary schools in selected countries in the Asia and Pacific...

Syphilis, STIs and men who have sex with men in Sydney: Understanding and managing risk in context

Martin Holt, Fengyi Jin, Andrew Grulich, Dean Murphy & Gary Smith
This report includes findings from a crosssectional study of social and behavioural risk factors for syphilis infection and transmission among MSM in Sydney (Part 1), as well as qualitative material on gay men's understandings and experiences of syphilis and other STIs (Part 2). The cross-sectional study recruited men diagnosed with syphilis from inner Sydney sexual health clinics, inviting them to complete a questionnaire about how they believed they contracted syphilis, their disease knowledge, sexual behaviour...

Health in Men: Baseline data

Limin Mao, Paul Van de Ven, Garrett Prestage, Fengyi Jin, Andrew Grulich, June Crawford, Susan Kippax, Dean Murphy & Brent Allan
The Health in Men (HIM) cohort is a longitudinal (5-year) study of HIV-negative gay men in Sydney which started in June 2001. It has two arms: a socio-behavioural arm consisting of regular interviews about the impact of HIV on the sexual and social lives of men in the study; and a clinical arm consisting of serological testing for HIV and other sexually transmissible infections. The data collected allow socio-behavioural data to be directly compared with...

Accounts of contemporary gay life in Sydney: Summary of findings of the QUICKIE study, 2007

Diana Bernard, Martin Holt & Kane Race
The Qualitative Interviewing Concerning Key Issues and Experiences (QUICKIE) project is a small-scale qualitative study designed to provide regular accounts of contemporary gay life in Sydney. The project complements the existing behavioural studies conducted by the National Centre in HIV Social Research, providing context to statistical data and identifying current or emerging issues that merit additional attention.

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey, New South Wales 2006–2008

Joanne Bryant, Hannah Wilson, Peter Hull & Carla Treloar
This report presents data collected as part of a periodic cross-sectional study of people who used community-based pharmacies to obtain sterile needles and syringes for the period 2006 to 2008.

Experiences of hepatitis C treatment and its management: What some patients and health professionals say

Max Hopwood, Carla Treloar & Louise Redsull
A qualitative study of both hepatitis C treatment experiences and the management of hepatitis C treatment, using in-depth semi-structured interviews, was conducted in Sydney, Australia, during 2004 and 2005. The study aimed to uncover some of the strategies that people in treatment deployed to cope with the side effects associated with treatment. A purposive sampling frame was used to recruit participants to the study. A total of 20 people who either were receiving treatment or...

The Availability of Foster Carers: Main Report

Marilyn McHugh, Justin McNab, Ciara Smyth, Jenny Chalmers, Peter Siminski & Peter Saunders
This study reviews the current and projected availability of foster carers in New South Wales. It was commissioned by the NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) and undertaken by a research team based at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales. The study commenced in October 2003 and was completed in April 2004. The aim of the study is to develop a demographic profile of current carers in NSW...

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey, Western Australia 2009

Joanne Bryant, Hannah Wilson & Carla Treloar
The demographic and drug-using profiles of survey respondents who purchased sterile injecting equipment from pharmacies in Western Australia differ in important ways from existing data about injecting drug users in Western Australia that were collected from needle and syringe exchange programs (NSEPs). Clients of pharmacies appear to be younger (mean 32.4 years), with shorter injecting histories (mean 12 years) and report injecting less frequently (38.4% reported having injected daily or more frequently) and most commonly...

Stronger Families and Communities Strategy National Evaluation Baseline Report on Communities for Children Process Evaluation

Ilan Katz, David Abello, Sharmi Chan, Natasha Cortis, Saul Flaxman, Thomas Longden, Christiane Purcal, C Spooner & Catherine Thomson
Report 1/08

Participation in sport and recreation by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women

Natasha Cortis, Pooja Sawrikar & Kristy Muir
SPRC Report 8/08

Disability Policy: Sources for Evidence

R Edwards & K.R Fisher
The aim of this report is to inform and enhance the disability policy development and implementation process in NSW. It is a compilation of the key information and evidence sources in the disability policy area. The report contains information on key journals, publications, research and academic bodies undertaking evidence based research, key data sources, listing of selected peak bodies, and listing of government disability agencies.

Headspace Evaluation Report Independent Evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Kristy Muir, Abigail Powell, Roger Patulny, Saul Flaxman, Shannon McDermott, Sandra Gendera, David Abello & Ilan Katz
In 2008, the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was contracted by headspace and the University of Melbourne (UoM) to conduct the first independent evaluation of headspace. The evaluation is a longitudinal, mixed methods research project, established to examine the achievements, limitations and future directions of the headspace program. The evaluation draws on qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary sources collected over two waves.

Evaluation of the Integrated Rehabilitation and Recovery Care Program

David Abello, Karen Fisher & Tomasz Sitek
Report 2/10

When the franchisor fails

Jennifer Mary (Jenny) Buchan
A report on an exploratory study into the legal outcomes for franchisees in Australia if their franchisor becomes insolvent. Research funded by CPA Australia.

Children in the Compact City: Fairfield as a Suburban Case Study

Bill Randolph
City Futures Project Reports: Paper Commissioned by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Youthealth Project, Evaluation Report

Justin McNab & Karen Fisher
NSAHS received funding through the NSW Health Community Health Innovation Program to develop a pilot which encouraged youth health partnerships. In 1999, NSAHS developed the Youthealth Project. The project consisted of three main initiatives to improve young people’s access to health services. The first initiative was to develop guidelines, based on a literature review, of what makes services ‘youth friendly’ (Appendix 2). The second was to develop a youth internet site (section 3.10) and the...

The Community's Most Valuable [Hidden] Asset' - Volunteering in Australia

Mardi Flick, Michael Bittman & Jenny Doyle
Volunteering has been taken as an important index of civil society, or as an indicator of the social health and connectedness of communities. The report includes a review of the literature on current developments in volunteering, the state of volunteering in Australia, projections of future volunteer supply and a summary of the focus group discussions with volunteers and non-volunteers.

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Report III

Kristy Muir, Ann Dadich, David Abello, Michael Bleasdale & Karen Fisher
This is the third of four reports on the fieldwork for the evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Stage One (HASI). HASI is a partnership between NSW Health, NSW Department of Housing (DoH) and non-government organisations (NGOs). The program’s objectives are to assist people with mental health problems to acquire and maintain stable housing, to improve community participation and quality of life and to provide a system of supportive stakeholders to work with...

Women in contact with the gay and lesbian community: Sydney Women and Sexual Health survey 1996 and 1998

Juliet Richters, Sarah Bergin, Judy French, Sara Lubowitz & Garrett Prestage
At the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, considerable attention was paid to the risk of women becoming infected and the spread of HIV from gay men to the 'general community'. Early fears about the infectivity of HIV and spread via bisexual men have now largely been calmed in Australia, as the infection rates among women have remained low compared to those among men. Nonetheless, sex with a man remains the main risk for HIV transmission...

Sex, Techs & HIV: A report of HIV response national sample of trade apprentices

Anne Grunseit
The project was designed to examine the resonances between gender as it is constructed in the occupational setting and the HIV-response of young people. Data were generated through a large-scale national survey of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) apprentices in the occupational streams of hairdressing, automotive, and commercial cookery. A total of 4283 apprentices from 52 colleges across all states and territories of Australia completed the survey. This report presents some main indices on HIV-related...

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