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29 January 2015

This report finds that the Liberal National Party has little appetite for evidence-based measures to reduce alcohol harms, and the Newman Government indicates full support for only one in ten alcohol policy measures proposed by a group of leading public health experts.

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28 January 2015

This paper argues that gas demand in New South Wales could fall to as much as half within ten years, meaning that gas investments being made now might never pay off.

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28 January 2015

One of the long standing debates in tax policy is that between advocates of income and consumption taxes. This article summarises the issues and looks at the research evidence in favour of each of these tax bases. 

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28 January 2015

This project sought to address three areas of policy concern in relation to dispersed and ageing public housing properties in inner and middle ring suburbs.

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28 January 2015

Not everyone is going to be better off at the back end of the current oil price cycle.

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28 January 2015

This annual report promotes awareness about the performance of government services and helps drive improvements in policy and service design and delivery.

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27 January 2015

This report argues that Australia is lagging behind the rest of the developed world in empowering rural women.

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27 January 2015

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released climate change projections for Australia that provide updated national and regional information on how the climate may change to the end of the 21st century.

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27 January 2015

This paper disputes claims that the development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs.

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26 January 2015

Focuses on the lessons to be learned from the US experience in Afghanistan to date, and the problems Afghanistan faces now that most US and allied combat forces have left.

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23 January 2015

The Commonwealth Government will establish a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) within the Department of Communications so that government services can be delivered digitally from start to finish and better serve the needs of citizens and businesses.

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23 January 2015

The completion of Phase 3 of the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development strategy coincides with the restructuring of primary health care organisations into Primary Health Networks, thus providing a window of opportunity to align primary health care research, delivery and policy-enabling systems  to improve implementation.

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2014

Problem eating is common during childhood, though much of what is known is based on maternal report. The current study aimed to compare mother and father reports of child mealtime difficulties and associated parenting, by surveying parents of normally developing 1.5-6-year olds. Two samples were...

2014

This study described the development and evaluation of the Grandparent Triple P (GTP) program with Hong Kong Chinese families. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 56 grandparents being randomized to either the intervention condition (GTP) or a waitlist control group. Focus groups...

2014

The aim of this study was to gather information about religious values, beliefs, and normative practices in the Jehovah's Witness community to observe how these affect individual and family lives or well-being. Fifteen semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 participants...

2014

A region's cultural environment-how people communicate and how local media represent the immediate social and natural environment-is indicative of local dominant normative values that underpin potential capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation. This article explores this...

2014

Discussion about the appropriateness or otherwise of sex in advertising is wide ranging and recurrent. 'Sex' in advertising has been the subject of extensive research and debate which has often been conducted on flawed conceptual foundations. We argue that this is due to a lack of...