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10 February 2016

Twenty-five years after the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991, this report examines the state of reconciliation in Australia today.

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10 February 2016

This 2016 Closing the Gap report shows, as in previous years, that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008.

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10 February 2016

This report presents information on young people aged 10–17 who were involved in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision in 2013–14, and demonstrates the insights that can be gained through data linkage.

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9 February 2016

On 10 November 2015, Victim Support Service (VSS) in partnership with Anglicare, hosted the ‘Improving Justice and Support for Child and Adolescent Victims of Crime’ Conference in Adelaide. This...

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9 February 2016

Most low- and moderate-income families have some form of Internet connection, but many are under-connected, with mobile-only access and inconsistent connectivity.

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9 February 2016

This occasional paper builds on the ACMA’s body of work focusing on the citizen as a central consideration in making communications and media work in Australia’s interests.

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9 February 2016

Australia's groundwater is a nationally significant resource which demands careful, long-term planning and management, informed by a sound understanding of the characteristics of each aquifer.

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9 February 2016

In regional Western Australia, little is known about the patterns of substance use and crime. In an attempt to better understand a regional offending population and their alcohol and drug use, the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) project was utilised to collect such data in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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8 February 2016

This report examines the economic nature of government data and its contribution to the economy and society, the assumptions used in measuring its economic benefits, and the range of quantitative estimates of its value in Australia and internationally.

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8 February 2016

This report revisits and extends previous Productivity Commission work in measuring productivity gains from the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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2015
Gardner, Catherine

International literature pertinent to the police use of DNA technology identifies that when the police do use DNA to investigate crime the results are good, confirming that DNA is an effective means by which to identify offenders and that the police should make use of it. There are two key...

2015
Devere, Heather

Review(s) of: Fault lines: Human rights in New Zealand, by Judy McGregor, Sylvia Bell and Margaret Wilson (2015), 211 pages.

2015
Scott, Anne

The debate relating to formal qualifications for peer support in mental health reflects conflicting ideas about the nature of this new occupation. Three discourses among peer supporters/peer support managers in New Zealand are identified in relation to training and qualifications. The health...

2015
Shaw, Rhonda M

This report provides a summary account of research findings and analysis from two linked studies. The first study, Perceptions of bio-identity in organ donation and transplantation, was undertaken from 2008 to 2010 and was funded by a Marsden Fund grant (07-VUW-028 SOC). The second study, A...

2015
Chambers, Amber

Review(s) of: No country for old maids?: Talking about the 'man drought', by August, Hannah (2015), Wellington, BWB Books....