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Research & Policy Submissions

MCM undertakes purposeful advocacy at all levels – government, private sector and community. We work closely with the sector to advocate for positive social change.

You can read our policy and research submissions below.


There are 35 documents available to download

  • Passport to a Positive Future – an evaluation of the Melbourne Academy

    Research Document
    May 2015

    PDF | 2.5 MB

    The impact of Melbourne City Mission’s education model at a time when youth unemployment is high and demand for flexible learning programs is on the rise.

    Authors

    Associate Professor Kitty Te Riele, Associate Professor Merryn Davies, Dr Alison Baker and Luke Swain, The Victoria Institute, Victoria University

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  • Stories of the Suburbs: The lived-experience of social exclusion in 10 Melbourne suburbs

    Research Document
    April 2015

    PDF | 5.3 MB

    Drawing on publicly available data, including selected agency and government reports, case studies, and interviews, this report offers ‘snapshots’ of how social exclusion is manifested in 10 Melbourne suburbs and sheds light on the structural, economic, cultural and physical factors that lead to the exclusion of some Victorians from mainstream society.

    Authors

    Deborah Fewster (MCM), and Paola Bilbrough (Synergistiq)

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  • Passport to a Positive Future – summary evaluation

    Research Summary
    April 2015

    PDF | 1.8 MB

    A brief snapshot of the key findings from The Victoria Institute's 12-month evaluation of the Melbourne Academy.

    Authors

    Associate Professor Kitty Te Riele, Associate Professor Merryn Davies, Dr Alison Baker and Luke Swain, The Victoria Institute, Victoria University

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  • Flexible and Alternative Education: Hearing the voices of young people

    Research Document
    September 2014

    PDF | 1.6 MB

    Exploring the education experiences of 13 young people from four flexible learning settings in Melbourne through qualitative, in-depth interviews.

    Authors

    Nicholas Johns

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  • No Vacancy Best Practice Framework for Youth Refuge

    Research Document
    January 2012

    PDF | 815.6 KB

    Melbourne City Mission's Best Practice Framework for Youth Refuge, including opportunities to improve youth refuges in Victoria.

    Authors

    Sam Barrett, Morgan Cataldo and Juliet Frizzell

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