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In the news....

 "A study has revealed high levels of victim blaming when Australians are told about cases of girls and young women experiencing disrespectful and aggressive behaviour from their male peers". Read the Guardian Australian 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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New books in your Library

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

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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

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

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

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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



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: 

Australian Statistics Guide 

Aboriginal Studies Guide

Finding Australian Government Reports   

Policy Studies   

Psychology Guide







In the News

Infographic: a snapshot of Australia’s child protection services  - The Conversation (23 October 2014)

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 Australians - Australian Communications Consumer Action Network -August 2014


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



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