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17 April 2014

This twelfth edition of the Indigenous compendium to the Report of Government Services reflects several improvements in reporting by Indigenous status in the 2014 report, including Indigenous students’ science literacy outcomes and separations from selected hospital procedures for Indigenous people.

17 April 2014

This paper describes the process and methodology of the LivingStandardsNZ workshop which brought together 28 young people in December 2013 to discuss complex and long-term issues in the future of New Zealand.

17 April 2014

This report presents information on young people under youth justice supervision, both in the community and in detention, during 2012–13. It explores the characteristics of their supervision and recent trends.

16 April 2014

The Abbott government can provide national leadership and take adoption out of the ‘too-hard’ basket by setting national child protection performance targets, argues this report, including by boosting the number of local adoptions from care to the equivalent of more adoption-friendly countries within the next 10 years.

16 April 2014

This audit assessed the administrative effectiveness of Defence’s procedures to provide emergency assistance to the civil community.

16 April 2014

This release measures changes in job vacancies in New Zealand advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs.

16 April 2014

This resource provides a brief overview of research literature on the use of corporal punishment towards children and the legal landscape regarding corporal punishment as a means of disciplining children in Australia.

16 April 2014

Growth in early childhood education (ECE) services in New Zealand is still high, but is well down on where it was between 2007 and 2010, according to these statistics on annual ECE growth.

15 April 2014

This audit found that the NSW State Emergency Service cannot be assured that it has sufficient volunteers to respond to future demands.

15 April 2014

Indigenous rights and agrarian reform may be on a collision course in Indonesia, adding to the complexity of resolving land conflicts there.

15 April 2014

To help place developments in revenue in perspective, and identify trends that can be obscured by short-term fluctuations, this report examines trends in Australian Government receipts over three decades.

15 April 2014

This article provides insight into the compromises prison administrators take to gain inmate compliance in New Bilibid Prison, the largest maximum security facility in the Philippines, and one of the largest in the world.