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July 30, 2010

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The Canadian Social Research Newsletter
is a few days early this week due to some weekend commitments.
The newsletter will be back to its regular Sunday "slot" next week.

If you're one of those creatures of habit who likes to read the newsletter
on Sunday afternoon/evening, please accept my apology for upsetting your routine;
just stop reading right now and set this email aside to allow the suspense to build until
Sunday afternoon!
Cheers,

Gilles
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. THE CENSUS LONG FORM QUESTIONNAIRE: "I still see and hear nothing. "- July 29
--- The National Household Survey questionnaire (the voluntary long form survey for the 2011 Census)
--- CPAC : Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (video) - The Long Census Form - July 27: Tony, Ivan, Munir and more...
--- Top recommended (by Gilles) source for current and comprehensive information on the Census long form: datalibre.ca !!
--- La réaction francophone/québécoise
--- Major Federal Legislative Census Requirements
--- Uses of Census Long-form data – Question Justification
--- BNN video clips : The Relationship Between Civil Servants & The Government + The Importance of The Census
2. Meaningful Training Programs for BC Welfare Recipients with Multiple Barriers (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - July 28
3. From Social Assistance Review to Income Security Review: Why it Matters for Low-Income Ontarians -
July 2010 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. Website update : New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice (Re. NB's Poverty Reduction Plan)

5.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Replacing Family Income During the Retirement Years: How Are Canadians Doing? - July 29
--- Juristat (crime and justice periodical - Summer 2010 - July 28
--- Study: Impact of home equity on incomes of retirement-age households, 2006 - July 26

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 30

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. [U.S.] TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Update from The Urban Institute

9. Australian Policy Online - recent content
10. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter)


Have a great week!
Gilles

[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

The Social Researcher's Media Scan
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/jennefer_media_scan.htm
Sorry, I just can't keep up with you Jennefer.
(Jennefer finds the content, I re-disseminate...)
Next week I'll do better.
I promise.

1. THE CENSUS LONG FORM QUESTIONNAIRE: "I still see and hear nothing. "- July 29
* The voluntary survey for the 2011 Census :
the National Household Survey questionnaire
* CPAC Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (video) - The Long Census Form - July 27: Tony, Ivan, Munir and more...
* Top recommended (by Gilles) source for current and comprehensive information on the Census long form: datalibre.ca !!
* La réaction francophone/québécoise
* Major Federal Legislative Census Requirements
* Uses of Census Long-form data – Question Justification
* Business News Network video clips : The Relationship Between Civil Servants & The Government + The Importance of The Census

The voluntary survey for the 2011 Census
(replacing the mandatory long form questionnaire):

Information previously collected by the mandatory long-form census
questionnaire will be collected as part of the new voluntary National Household Survey (NHS).

National Household Survey (Statistics Canada)
The 2011 Census questions were published in the Canada Gazette on June 26, 2010. The census questions cover basic demographic characteristics such as age, sex, marital and common-law status, household relationships and mother tongue. There is also a question asking for the consent of Canadians to release their personal census information to the National Archives after 92 years.

View the 2011 Census National Housing Survey Questionnaire (PDF- 1MB, 39 pages)
Gathering information in the following areas:
* demography * activity limitations * language * citizenship and immigration * ethnicity and religion * aboriginal identity * mobility * education * labour market * place of work * income * housing.

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CPAC : Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (video on demand)
Topic : The Long Census Form
Tuesday, July 27
NOTE: the above link is actually to the first of a connected series of videos from the day-long event. The day's agenda appears below; each asterisk is a separate video that you can only access by fast forwarding through sections that are of less interest. Move the video progress indicator manually along the bar at the bottom of the video screen. To skip to the next video in the collection, move the progress indicator to the far right of the bar.

Agenda:
Committee Members met in Ottawa on July 27 to hear testimony on the government’s plan to make the long census form voluntary instead of mandatory.
Speakers included:
*
Industry Minister Tony Clement (first hour of the video; mostly tedious repetition of speaking points...)
* Munir Sheikh , who resigned as Chief Statistician of Statistics Canada on July 21 because of the dispute, and Ivan Fellegi, the previous Chief Statistician of Canada
* Panel discussion:
--- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi professor Martin Simard
--- Statistical Society of Canada president Don McLeish
--- York University professor David Tanny
--- Québécois Libre English editor Bradley Doucet
* Panel discussion:
---
Ernie Boyko, Adjunct Data Librarian at the Carleton University Library Data Centre
--- Don Drummond, chair of the Advisory Panel on Labour Market Information
--- Paul Hébert, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal
--- Darrell Bricker, president of IPSOS Canada
--- Niels Veldhuis, senior research economist at the Fraser Institute, via videoconference from Vancouver).
* Panel discussion:
---
Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner
--- Peter Coleman, National Citizens' Coalition president
--- Elisapee Sheutiapik, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami board member
--- Paul McKeever, employment lawyer
--- Marie-France Kenny, president of the Canadian Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities

Source:
CPAC (Canadian Parliamentary Channel)

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#1 recommended source for current and
comprehensive information on the Census long form:

datalibre.ca
datalibre.ca is a blog, inspired by civicaccess.ca, which believes all levels of Canadian governments should make civic information and data accessible at no cost in open formats to their citizens.

Latest blog posts:

* Just a bit more late night census news - July 28 (16 links)
* Tuesday & Wednesday Census Media Roundup - July 28 (82 links)
* About the National Statistics Council of Canada - July 28
* Monday Census Media Roundup - July 27 (28 links)
* Government coercion in perspective: where does the long form of the census fit?
- July 27
* Canadian Census Compromise and New Chief
- July 26
* Weekend Census Media Roundup
- July 26 (17 links)
* Friday Media Round-Up
- July 24 (36 links)

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Census Watch - updated daily
List of Organizations AGAINST and SUPPORTING the Government’s Position on the cancellation of the Long Form of the 2011 Census.

As at July 28:
209 organizations AGAINST the Harper government's position
6 organizations SUPPORTING the government's position

Source:
datalibre.ca

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La réaction francophone/québécoise:

Recensement : résumé (PDF - 143Ko, 16 pages)
Par Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant
Résumé de la perspective francophone/québécoise sur la décision du gouvernement Harper quant au questionnaire long du recensement 2011.
- comprend une liste de plus de 100 groupes qui se sont prononcés contre la décision.
NOTA: vous trouverez un peu de répétition entre cette liste et celle de Census Watch ci-dessus, mais vous trouverez également bon nombre de groupes qui figurent seulement sur la liste en français. Cette liste comprend les liens vers les documents de prise de position ou vers la couverture des médias en ligne pour chacun des 100+ groupes.

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Major Federal Legislative Census Requirements
July 19, 2010
- list of only the major requirements; there are over 80 pieces of legislation and acts that require census data for the operationalization and implementation of the act’s related programs, services, etc.

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Uses of Census Long-form data – Question Justification
July 19, 2010
By Tracey Lauriault
As part of her PhD dissertation research, Tracey Lauriault has been investigating the Census of Canada right back to 1871. This post to the datalibre.ca blog is a summary list of 36 questions on the long form [ See 2006 Census questionnaires and guides ] and the rationale for including each one in the Census.
Clear rebuttals to Tony Clement's speaking points!
Two examples:
Why does government need to know the number of bedrooms in your home?
Because It helps to evaluate overcrowding, dwelling size, housing condition and quality of life.
Why does government need to know how you get to work each day?
To help plan urban growth and transportation networks, environmental impact and energy consumption with transportation

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NOTE: Although datalibre.ca is a group project, Tracey Lauriault is the principal (read sole) author of the datalibre.ca content copied here.


From the
Business News Network (BNN)
:

The Relationship Between Civil Servants & The Government (video, 6:53)
July 22, 2010
BNN discusses the relationship between civil servants and the government with Michael Mendelson, senior scholar, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, and a former deputy minister in Ontario and Manitoba.

A two-part discussion:

The Importance of The Census: Part One (video, 7:40)
The Importance of The Census: Part Two (video, 8:27)
July 22, 2010
The head of StatsCan has quit, saying a voluntary census can't replace a mandatory one. BNN discusses the importance of censuses with Penni Stewart, president, Canadian Association of University Teachers; Catherine Swift, president, Canadian Federation of Independent Business; and Peter Hume, president of the Association of Ontario Municipalities.

- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

2. Meaningful Training Programs for BC Welfare Recipients with Multiple Barriers- July 28
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Meaningful Training Programs for BC Welfare Recipients with Multiple Barriers
Help First, Not Work First
(PDF - 625K, 28 pages)
By Shauna Butterwick
July 26, 2010
Welfare "reform" in BC has made it more difficult to qualify for welfare, and many of those who have managed to remain on income assistance have multiple barriers to employment, including addiction, mental and physical health problems, learning disabilities, lack of English skills, unstable housing and homelessness. These recipients have not been well served by the “reformed” system, particularly employment training programs. This study examined the experiences of welfare recipients participating in two types of pre-employment programs: the BC Employment Program (BCEP) and the Community Assistance Program (CAP). The study makes recommendations for providing more effective and relevant services for people with multiple barriers.
Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy
Alternatives (CCPA) - BC Office

[ CCPA - National Office
The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. ]

[ More reports and studies by the BC and National offices of the CCPA ]

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

3. From Social Assistance Review to Income Security Review: Why it Matters for Low-Income Ontarians - July 2010
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Social Assistance Review to Income Security Review:
Why it Matters for Low-Income Ontarians

July 2010
The Social Assistance Review Advisory Council issued a report on June 14, 2010 (see below). In this report, the Council calls on the provincial government to conduct an Ontario Income Security Review. The Council’s report is important, because it gives the government a roadmap for how to review social assistance and other income security programs in Ontario. But it’s also important because it expands the focus of the discussion.
Before, people were talking about how to improve Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Now, we can talk about a bigger vision for how to improve all income and support programs, so that people on OW and ODSP – and all low-income people in Ontario – can have better, more productive, more respectful programs to help them when they need it.
Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Related links:

Recommendations for an Ontario Income Security Review:
Report of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Advisory Council

May 2010
HTML version - table of contents + links to individual sections of the report
PDF version (300K, 33 pages)

Executive summary

Source:
Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC)
SARAC was created by the government of Ontario to recommend a scope and terms of reference for a review of Ontario's social assistance system. The Ontario government committed to conducting a social assistance review as part of its Poverty Reduction Strategy.
[
Social Assistance Advisory Council Members - biographical notes ]

See also:
Ontario's poverty reduction plan

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm
- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

4. Website update : New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice (Re. NB's Poverty Reduction Plan)

Recent postings to the website of the
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice (CFSJ):

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Recherchistes francophones:
Sur la version française du site Web du
Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick,
...vous trouverez les liens vers la version française de chacun
des textes mentionnés ici, ainsi qu'à d'autres textes du Front commun.
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New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan: Updates and Developments (PDF - 1.3MB, 29 pages)
By Jean-Claude Basque and Auréa Cormier
June 2010
Excerpts:
* The Crown Corporation creates an additional layer of bureaucracy
* Decision making is further away from our elected members of the Legislative Assembly
* The Board, the Secretariat and the group coordinating the Community Inclusion Networks is a costly administrative structure
* Minister Lamrock said there would be no appeal process if decisons made by the Community Inclusion Networks are contested
* For 97% of social assistance recipients, there are no changes in sight before July 2011
* CFSJ's concerns with the Service delivery are:
--- Difficulties of access to services in rural areas
--- Uneven quality assurance in some of the networks
--- Possibility of lack of services, in some of the networks, in the language of choice

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New Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
won't have representatives in at least four areas of New Brunswick
(PDF - 126K, 2 pages)
News release
June 29, 2010
According to the New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice, "[A]t least four areas of New Brunswick won't have any representatives of people living in poverty on the new Board of Directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.”

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Tired of being manipulated? (PDF - 6.6MB, 32 pages)
By Claude Snow
June 2010
Caring for people is a MUST.
Public social services are essential.
Less taxes = Less services.

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Annual Report 2009-2010 (PDF - 77K, 2 pages)
June 2010
- Our actions in 2009-2010, notably on the Poverty Reduction Plan

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Third Summit on Poverty - October 15-16, 2010 (PDF - 1.3MB, 1 page)
"Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights"
Moncton, NB
June 2010
- flyer, including conference program and some speakers

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Revealing Statistics on the Socioeconomic Status (PDF - 21K, 1 page)
June 2010

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Two Different Worlds (PDF - 1.3MB, 34 pages)
- Catalogue for the art exhibit held at Moncton City Hall May 31st to June 4th, 2010.
"In the same province, citizens are living side by side, day in and day out, but in two completely different worlds."

Source:
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice
The CFSJ promotes alternative policies in order to create a society concerned mainly about human beings.

* fairer distribution of power, thus a more dynamic democracy with greater participation;
* fairer distribution of wealth, thus a more equitable tax system;
* to improve the Canadian social security net, such as public health, public welfare and unemployement insurance;
* to challenge the corporate agenda by attempting to counter policies of privatization, deregulation and the withdrawal of the state;
* to increase the value and the dignity of human work.
- incl. links to : Documents | Press Releases | Action Alerts | Links | Home | Site Map | Contact us | Français

- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm
- Go to the New Brunswick Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Replacing Family Income During the Retirement Years: How Are Canadians Doing? - July 29
---
Juristat (crime and justice periodical - Summer 2010 - July 28
--- Study: Impact of home equity on incomes of retirement-age households, 2006 - July 26

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

July 29, 2010
Replacing Family Income During the
Retirement Years: How Are Canadians Doing?

By S. LaRochelle-Côté, J. Myles and G. Picot
Analytical Studies Branch
1. Abstract
2. Executive summary
3. Main article
4. Tables
5. Charts
6. Appendices
7. User information
8. PDF version (538K, 23 pages)

[ earlier studies by the Analytical Studies Branch ]

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July 28, 2010
Juristat - Summer 2010
In this issue:
* Youth Court Statistics, 2008/2009 [Highlights]
* Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2008/2009 [Highlights]
* Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2009 [Highlights]
* Where and when youth commit police-reported crimes, 2008 [Highlights]
* Police-reported dating violence in Canada, 2008 [Highlights]
* Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2008 [Highlights]
[Juristat periodical - home page ]
[ earlier issues of Juristat ]

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July 26, 2010
Study: Impact of home equity on
incomes of retirement-age households, 2006

The equity that homeowners have built up through a lifetime of investment in their homes makes an important contribution to household finances as they enter retirement.

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The Daily Archives
- select a month and click on a date for that day's Daily

Source:
The Daily
[Statistics Canada]

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 30

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
:

July 30, 2010

What's new online:

[This section archives documents that
have been featured on the CRRU homepage..]

Alberta government must change our child care policies
28 Jul 10
- Press release from Public Interest Alberta calls for a complete review of child care in Alberta.

Environmental scan for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia and
Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia integrated system of early care and learning project

28 Jul 10 - Report by Jane Beach "provides an overview of current developments and activities underway through provincial/territorial ministries of education."

Literature review: Governance of integrated early care and learning systems
28 Jul 10
- Literature review for the Moving to an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning Project in BC project; looks at selected international models.

The politics of child care: Special Focus by the VESTA Status of Women Committee
28 Jul 10
- Article from the Vancouver Elementary Teachers' Association newsletter discusses the issue of child care privatization in the Canadian context.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news:

[This section features interesting and noteworthy news
about ECEC and related issues in Canada and internationally.]

· Full-day care headache for parents
[CA-ON] 28 Jul 10

· Early end to subsidised childcare tax credits scheme costs parents dear
[UK] 28 Jul 10

· Long-form census data key for schools
[CA-SK] 28 Jul 10

· City could fund retraining of laid off childcare workers
[CA-ON] 27 Jul 10

· Fight poverty to spur recovery
[CA] 24 Jul 10

· Safety concerns about child care
[CA-AB] 21 Jul 10

· Latin America focuses on early learning
[CL] 20 Jul 10

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere

CRRU Publications - briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- the content of this link changes several times a week
- scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

July 29:
Subsidized Jobs Programs
Race to the Top Finalists (education grants)

2010 Kids Count Data Book <==================links to 16 related articles (child poverty, child welfare, etc.)

July 28:
Drug Sentencing Disparities
Homeless School Children - Indiana

July 27:
Home Energy Assistance Program - Illinois
Homeless Living on Beaches - Hawaii
Obama Administration Education Reforms
Kids Count Report - Colorado

July 26:
Uninsured Patients’ Treatment
High School Dropout Rate - Portland, Oregon
Summer Meal Programs for Children - Michigan
Disadvantaged Communities and Health of Black and Latino Boys
Farmers Markets and WIC - New Hampshire

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

8. [United States] TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Update
(
The Urban Institute)

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
TANF is due for reauthorization by the end of 2010. Urban Institute experts examine the effectiveness of TANF and provide evidence for future policy decisions.

Definition of TANF:
A federal block grant to states, territories and tribes to cover benefits, administration and services targeted to needy families with children. TANF emphasizes self sufficiency through work participation requirements, benefit time limits, and initiatives to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Source:
The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.

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The Canadian equivalent to TANF is the Canada Social Transfer.
Not really, though, because state welfare programs under TANF are quite different from those in Canada in terms of benefit levels, clientele, terms and conditions of welfare (max. 5 yrs in a lifetime) and much more. Read the blurb that accompanies the link to Eighth Annual Report on TANF to Congress (June 2009) for just a few reasons why the American welfare system shouldn't be compared with Canadian welfare programs.

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

9. Australian Policy Online - recent content

Australian Policy Online (APO)
APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. The site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focussed on the policy issues facing Australia.
[ About APO ]
NOTE : includes links to the latest APO research; the five most popular downloads of the week
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page.

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Week ending July 30, 2010
Most viewed this week on APO:

1. All a-Twitter on the campaign trail
2. Policy & Research Officer
3. Indigenous land reform: an economic or bureaucratic reform?
4. Finding the right help: pathways for culturally diverse clients with cannabis use and mental health issues
5. Leaving Care and Homelessness: A CHP Sector Forum

[You'll find these links on the APO home page.]

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New Research : Social Policy | Poverty
- topics include:
* Community * Cultural diversity * Families & households * Gender & sexuality * Immigration & refugees * Population * Poverty * Religion & faith * Social Inclusion * Social problems * Welfare * Youth

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

10. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
:

Latest issue of CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter):

28 July 2010, CRINMAIL issue 1185
In this issue:
Comment: Landmines still kill in Europe - Time for an absolute ban
Latest news and reports:
- Discrimination and detention (France, Greece, Turkey)
- Venezuela: crackdown on civil society
- International AIDS Conference: US must lift travel ban
- State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2010
- South African Child Gauge 2009/10
- Bahrain: competition to develop model law
- Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Laws * Issues
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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Links to Issues of CRINMAIL
- links to hundreds of weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.
NOTE: see http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm for the table of contents for, and links to, several months' worth of issues of CRINMAIL.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


 


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The Top Ten Best and
Worst Phobias to Have

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 The Top Ten Best Phobias to Have:

10.     Aichmophobia: The Fear of Pointed Objects
9.     Anglophobia: The Fear of England and its Culture
8.     Bogyphobia: The Fear of the Boogeyman
7.     Electrogeniphobia: The Fear of urinating during an electrical storm.
6.     Soceraphobia: The Fear of Parents-in-Law
5.     Arachibutyrophobia: The Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
4.     Francophobia: The Fear of the French
3.     Rhabdophobia: The Fear of being Beaten with a Stick
2.     Politicophobia: The Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians
1.     Coulrophobia: The Fear of Clowns

 ...And now, the top ten WORST phobias to have:

10.     Papaphobia: The Fear of the Pope
9.     Xylophobia: The Fear of Wooden Objects
8.     Hellenologophobia: The Fear of Complex Scientific Terms and Greek Terminology
7.     Porphyrophobia: The Fear of the color Purple
6.     Gymnophobia: The Fear of Nudity
5.     Ostraconophobia: The Fear of Shellfish
4.     Stasiphobia: The Fear of Walking
3.     Pantiphobia: The Fear of Everything
2.     Venustraphobia: The Fear of Beautiful Women
1.     Eurotophobia: The Fear of Female Genitalia

Source:
http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/10phobia.htm



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And, in closing...

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A Final Adios to the World Cup :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHFA6ZuFTE

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Stop Drinking Bottled Water Now!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-clark-howard/stop-drinking-bottled-wat_b_660499.html

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OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

Do you remember these guys?
They're the same ones who  made the OK Go Treadmill video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv5zWaTEVkI&feature=channel

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This is Your Computer's System Information
http://www.supportdetails.com/