Research

2 September 2015

This paper argues that all regions in Australia benefit from the NBN but the economic effects are greater in the major cities because of their larger economic activity.

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2 September 2015

Current eye care services and programs are not effectively addressing a number of eye problems for Indigenous Australians, all of which are treatable or preventable with the right care.

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1 September 2015

Examines the economic impacts of Australia's ageing population and decreasing housing affordability.

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1 September 2015

This article examines the impact of the LEAP Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program on high school students from refugee backgrounds who are mentees in the program as well as university student mentors involved in the program.

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31 August 2015

This 2014 attendance survey used student attendance data to investigate the relationships between absence and school level factors or student factors.

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31 August 2015

Examines the policies and research on charter schools and their equivalents in five countries –USA, Sweden, Chile, England and New Zealand.

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28 August 2015

Earth observations (EO) represent a growing and valuable resource for many scientific, research and practical applications carried out by users around the world.

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28 August 2015

Case studies of household experiences of involuntary disconnection of their energy supply. The complex family, health and financial circumstances are described, alongside retailer practices and impacts for families.

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28 August 2015

Exploring the barriers to increased engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, this research also highlights ways the sector could be mobilising audiences, through a greater understanding of attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

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28 August 2015

This is the most recent in a series of surveys of social housing tenants and their experiences. The majority of respondents (73%) indicated that overall they were satisfied with the services provided by their housing organisation and, for both public housing and community housing tenants, this has increased since 2012.

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28 August 2015

There are currently major debates about funding in each of the sectors of Australian education and training, but there is little consideration of the pattern of expenditure between the sectors and how collectively they can best meet our future population requirements and workforce needs.

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2014

Planner-led technical decision processes identify a step-wise process for making decisions which typically includes the following steps: defining the problem, developing alternatives, evaluating alternatives, and making the decision. There are also process-led legal decision processes that have...

2014

The Bulga (or Warkworth Mine) Case recently heard at first instance by the NSW Land and Environment Court, and on appeal by the NSW Court of Appeal, reveals some interesting insights into the operation and interplay of polycentricity, procedural fairness and expert opinion evidence in the...

2014

One of Australia's greatest challenges is managing its scarce water resources. However, flaws in the design and implementation of collaborative water governance risk undermining Australia's water reforms. What then are the best ways to collaboratively govern water use; and how and in...

2014

Comparing Europe's approach to river basin management to Australia's approach, in the same context, may seem an unlikely idea. After all, there are probably more differences than similarities of climate, population, landscape and system of governance between the two areas. Yet, it...

2015

The Coalition needs to get back to core Liberal values, writes Christian Kerr.