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 "Explainer: what is elder abuse and why do we need a national inquiry into it?". Read The Conversation article.


 Social Policy Research Paper Series

 Published by FaHCSIA this series comprises research from project findings in many areas of social policy. The series is useful for both current and  earlier policy issues.


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Keep uptodate with policy discussions and debates in Australian Review of Public Affairs

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Welcome to the University of Sydney Library's guide supporting students in Social Work at the University of Sydney.

Other guides you may find useful: 

Statistics - Australian

Aboriginal Studies Guide

Finding Australian Government Reports   

Policy Studies   

Psychology Guide




In the News


Dropping off the edge 2015: Persistent Communal Disadvantage in Australia - Tony Vinson and Margot Rawsthorne

Child Protection in Australia 2013-14 Infographic - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Determinants of wellbeing for Indigenous Australians - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (5th August 2014)

Homeless and connected: mobile phones and the Internet in the lives of homeless AustraliansAustralian Communications Consumer Action Network -August 2014


Follow Australian Policy developments. Keep up-to-date follow Australian Policy online on Twitter 


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Your Librarian in Fisher Library

Christine Tennent

Phone 02 9351 3257

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Book an EndNote class (recommended for Hons and PG Students in Social Work)

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University of Sydney Social Work academics may also like to request a customised class for students or colleagues by emailing


    New books in your Library

    Cover Art
    Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work - Richard Hugman
    Call Number: Fisher 174.9361 5
    ISBN: 9780415673495
    Publication Date: 2012-10-10

    Cover Art
    The Political Economy of Violence Against Women - Jacqui True
    Call Number: Fisher 362.8292 129 (also available as ebook)
    ISBN: 9780199755912
    Publication Date: 2012-08-28

    Cover Art
    Violence Against Women - Lesley McMillan (Editor); Nancy Lombard (Editor)
    Call Number: Fisher 362.88082 19
    ISBN: 9781849051323
    Publication Date: 2013-01-15

    Cover Art
    Report Writing for Social Workers - Jane Watt
    Call Number: Fisher 808.0663613 2
    ISBN: 9780857259837
    Publication Date: 2013-01-13

    Cover Art
    Research for social workers : an introduction to methods - Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles.
    Call Number: 361.3072 7 B
    ISBN: 9781742378893
    Publication Date: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012


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