Research

2 July 2015

The National Program for Excellence in the Arts announced in the 2015-16 Budget will commence in early 2015-16. The draft guidelines for the Program have been released for public comment. Feedback is invited from the arts sector and broader community.

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2 July 2015

Selected for their effective practice, this report summarises the findings from case studies of seven schools that are part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW) initiative.

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1 July 2015

Provides employment demand and supply information on the Christchurch / Canterbury rebuild and wider recovery.

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1 July 2015

Outlines the legal status of Airbnb and Uber operations in NSW, and contains an overview of each platform and current usage in Sydney, and where applicable, more broadly in NSW.

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30 June 2015

This paper examines the scope and nature of terrorism motivated by violent Islamist extremism in Australia through a comprehensive database, assesses the policy responses by the government to date, and offers recommendations.

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30 June 2015

The 65-years-and-over age group nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according to 2013 Census results.

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30 June 2015

Examines sentencing in Victorian courts over the seven years to July 2013 for culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, negligently causing serious injury (where driving related), and dangerous driving causing serious injury.

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30 June 2015

Discusses a range of factors that Solomon Islands villagers face when deciding whether or not to allow access to minerals buried in land over which they hold customary tenure.

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30 June 2015

This report provides insight into ways the gambling sector can develop accessible communication strategies that meet the needs of the audience.

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29 June 2015

Provides information about Indigenous Australian federal and state parliamentarians, from the election of the first Indigenous Australian to federal Parliament - former Senator Sir Neville Bonner - until June 2015. 

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29 June 2015

The recent result of the Irish referendum and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in favour of same-sex marriage has given the Australian campaign for marriage equality new momentum.

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29 June 2015

In order to guide the development of sound long term policy to address climate change, these principles reflect extensive discussions between the diverse organisations participating in the Australian Climate Roundtable, encompassing business groups, unions, institutional investors, environmental groups, research organisations and social policy organisations.

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Recent economic, security and strategic moves by China, Russia and Japan, great powers in North-east Asia, are part of a long process of positioning themselves with or against one another in efforts to further their own hopes and ambitions in the region. The pace of the adjustments has picked up...

2015

Review(s) of: The new Emperors: Power and the princelings in China, by Kerry Brown, Published by: I.B. Tauris, London, 2014, 244pp, 20 pounds.

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Takeshima and the Northern Territories are symbols of Japan's nationalism. While Tokyo's official position on the two disputes over their sovereignty has been consistent since the mid-1950s, its domestic policy related to the disputes experienced an important change. From the mid1960s...

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Review(s) of: Hell-Bent Australia's leap into the Great War, by Douglas Newton, Published by Scribe, Melbourne, 2014, 344pp, A$32.99....

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The global strategic environment has changed in important ways in the five years since the least defence white paper in 2010. New Zealand must understand and adapt to these realities if we are to advance our security and prosperity. Our immediate region remains the highest priority for defence....