Research

16 April 2015

Calls for action to restrict tax deductions for negatively geared property investments and the 50% discount on Capital Gains Tax, that are together costing the Budget $7 billion a year and fuelling housing price booms.

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16 April 2015

Explores the increase in obesity over a 36 year period to 2013 and investigates the impact of obesity on different birth cohorts.

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16 April 2015

Presents key findings about the sources of income for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years) and their attitudes towards their money situation.

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16 April 2015

Examines the increased risk of child and foced labour in the fashion industry, as many local companies are unable to trace or fail to monitor their supply chains.

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16 April 2015

In this analysis, Andrew Zammit argues that Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria pose a threat to Australia’s security and examines the options for responding to that threat, including through non-coercive means.

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15 April 2015

This set of resources aims to support practitioners in the child, family and community sectors working with teenagers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in particular refugees and newly arrived migrants.

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15 April 2015

To assist in the development of the National Diabetes Strategy, the Federal Government has released this consultation paper and invites submissions from the public.

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15 April 2015

Investigating the diversity and uncertainty of bushfire and flood science, and its contribution to risk mitigation policy and planning, this project investigates how policy makers, practitioners, courts, inquiries and the community differentiate, understand and use scientific knowledge in relation to bushfire and flood risk.

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15 April 2015

A network of extremists in East Java illustrates how support for a local jihadi struggle in Poso, Central Sulawesi is linked to support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), now called Islamic State. Understanding that network could lead to more effective counter-extremism programs.

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15 April 2015

A focus on women who gave birth, and the babies who were born, in New Zealand in 2012.

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15 April 2015

This guide sets out the definition of earnings, and provides responses to frequently asked questions relating to earnings data in Australia.

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15 April 2015

This paper aims to complement earlier studies and contribute to a broader discussion about the structure of Australia’s tax system by estimating the welfare cost and identifying the economic incidence of marginal changes to the tax system.

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2015

Review(s) of: Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think, By Peter Leeson, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 263 pages

2015

Over the last few years, politicians, and even the heads of major corporations, have unfurled sleeping bags and slept outside to show their support and raise charitable funds for the homeless who sleep rough for the remaining 364 nights of the year.

2015

Review(s) of: The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order By Adam Tooze Viking Adult, 2014, 672 pages

2015

In America, the US mid-term elections in November 2014 extended the Republican majority in the Congress and brought the Senate under the control of the Republicans whose campaigns focused on developing America's energy sector namely in coal, fracking and oil....

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Students, it is assumed, need only a single set of government-determined skills in order to be equipped for their future lives writes Vicki Stanley.