Note: This entry is the first in a two-part series about current issues and programs in social welfare. This brief summarises the many changes to Australia’s refugee and asylum policies in recent years. However, very little is known about the history of human occupation during this enormous length of time, even in outline, and practically nothing of the social, political and cultural changes that must have occurred. Aboriginal people have occupied’ Australia for at least 40 000 years. Browse Social policy news, research and analysis from The Conversation Menu Close ... Meet the nonagenarians: people in their 90s are Australia’s fastest growing senior age group. Key Issue Australia has a long history of accepting humanitarian entrants and is one of only a handful of industrialised countries in the world that participate in the formal refugee resettlement program administered by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Janet Phillips, Social Policy and Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest . Changing Policies Towards Aboriginal People. UNEMPLOYMENT POLICY IN AUSTRALIA MAY 2017 WARWICK SMITH PAGE 2 Involuntary unemployment was once effectively eliminated in Australia using a buffer-stock of jobs, meaning that anybody who wanted work could find a job. Today, inflation and wage costs are managed through a buffer-stock of the unemployed. Topics: government-and-politics, federal-government, welfare, community-and-society, social-policy, australia The three arguments that make drug testing for … Our work involves advising the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and Portfolio Ministers on issues such as jobs and economic growth, the budget, industry, infrastructure, agriculture, innovation, health, education and the environment. The Social Policy Research Centre was founded in 1980 as Australia’s first national research centre dedicated to shaping awareness of social welfare issues on a local and global scale. It is now clear that none of these policies have actually made the condition of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples any better than it was prior to the invasion. The Australian Social Policy Journal was established as an avenue for publication of the important social research and policy work of FaHCSIA staff and contractors. Show more. The Initial Impact. Domestic policy covers priorities that affect the lives of all Australians. by Dr. Jerry Marx, Social Work Department, University of New Hampshire. Australian Social Work is an international peer-reviewed journal reflecting current thinking and trends in social work. Current Issues and Programs in Social Welfare. 18.08.2010. 22. It promotes the development of practice, policy and education, and publishes original research, theoretical papers and critical reviews that build on existing knowledge. Australian Social Work. In Australia’s last federal budget, 34.68% (A$138 billion) of the total spend was allocated to social security and welfare programs.