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 …

Wrapping up 2017

Michelle Wisbey 2017, Blog, News and Media

What an exciting year it’s been at the Social Action and Research Centre! SARC spent 2017 releasing reports, speaking to parliamentary committees, hosting events, and advocating for a more just Tasmania. One highlight of the year was the campaign to see poker machines removed from pubs and clubs. From its …

A time to be brave

Michelle Wisbey 2017, Blog, Gambling, Uncategorized

All communities have common interests, common goals to ensure their patch, and its people, flourish. What the Tasmanian community want is a future free of poker machines. They don’t want to see them when they walk down the street, when they do their shopping, or when they take their kids …