2018 Round up Newsletter

Shaun Thurstans 2018, News and Media, Newsletter

In 2018, SARC has continued to be effective with our research-led advocacy on key social issues in Tasmania. Click HERE or image to read our round-up of SARC activity and progress in 2018.

Outside In Research

Shaun Thurstans 2018, Education, Events, Homelessness, News and Media, Young People

Outside In: How the youth sector supports the school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmania. This report explores the barriers to school access and participation that youth workers identify and considers the systemic changes required to ensure the greatest educational opportunity for vulnerable children. It is an extends from earlier pieces …

In Limbo

Lindsey Fidler 2018, Audiovisual, Blog, Child Protection, Housing

When I arrived at SARC nearly three years ago, I was handed the Rental Affordability Snapshot to do, with a wry smile and sympathetic look from the rest of the team. Two clear messages emerged from this work: Tasmania is losing rental stock; and Affordability in the private rental sector ...

Breaking the cycle

Teresa Hinton 2018, Audiovisual, Blog, Child Protection

Breaking the Cycle is about the recurrent removal of children from their birth parents. By ‘recurrent’ or repeat removal, we’re talking about cases where removal of a child or children by Child Safety is followed by another pregnancy, further court proceedings and removal of the new baby. For some parents ...

The collateral consequences of child removal

Selina Claxton 2018, Blog

SARC is proud to announce the release of two new research reports examining aspects of the collateral consequences of child removal for low-income parents in Tasmania. Tasmania’s evolving redesign of Child Safety Services has a renewed focus on keeping families together and expediting family reunifications where possible to minimise the …

Paying the Price of Welfare Reform

Teresa Hinton 2018, Blog, Uncategorized

Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with Centrelink   New research released by the Anglicare Australia network, including Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre, examines the impact of the ongoing automation of Centrelink services on vulnerable clients, on staff, and …

Rental Affordability Snapshot Tasmania 2018

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Homelessness, Housing

Download the 2018 Tasmanian Rental Affordability Snapshot Download the 2018 Australian Rental Affordability Snapshot View Rental Affordability Snapshots across Australia Download the Anglicare Tasmania media release Key findings There were 1245 private rentals advertised in Tasmania on 24-25 March, 2018 - this is a 9 per cent drop since 2017 ...

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Child Protection, Homelessness, Housing, Opinion Pieces and Public Commentary, Uncategorized

Unsettling truth of Tasmanian child homelessness By SARC researcher Catherine Robinson Read the original article in The Mercury Youth Homelessness Matters Day, which is being acknowledged nationally this week, is an important recognition of the fact that homelessness is experienced by young people, as well as adults. What isn’t well understood ...