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19 December 2014

In 2012–13, $55.9 billion was spent on hospitals in Australia, $52.9 billion on primary health care and $29.9 billion on other areas of health spending.

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19 December 2014

This edited book explores the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape.

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19 December 2014

This paper explores the opportunities for both Australia and Japan jointly to promote their shared interest in strengthening the rule of law in the Asia–Pacific.

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18 December 2014

Presents competing views about Australia’s place in the world and the role it should have on the international stage.

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18 December 2014

This paper examines India’s Look East Policy, and argues that the Modi Government will prioritise even closer engagement with the Asia-Pacific.

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18 December 2014

Presents the latest available information on national population screening programs, cancer incidence, hospitalisations, survival, prevalence and mortality.

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18 December 2014

Presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia.

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17 December 2014

This is the first publication from a continuing, open-source study of the coalition campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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17 December 2014

This is the twenty-second annual report on pregnancy and childbirth in Australia. In 2012, a total of 307,474 women gave birth to 312,153 babies.

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17 December 2014

New research finds that improved connections with health services for people leaving prison and their families is a critical first step in addressing mental distress and ensuring smooth reintegration into the community.

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17 December 2014

This publication highlights the key elements from the LSAY annual report 2013, and provides information on the key transition points in young people's lives up to the age of 25.

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17 December 2014

This report describes the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), examining the purpose and history of the survey, the various products released through the LSAY program, and who’s who in the program, and investigates the many types of data LSAY contains.

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2014

For this issue, we asked State Services Minister Paula Bennett and Labour State Services Spokesperson Chris Hipkins for their views on some of the opportunities and challenges they see for the public sector.

2014

Recently, David Albury, who is a Board Director for the UK's Innovation Unit, came to New Zealand to discuss radical innovation in the public sector. We were able to talk with him about the importance of working across levels of government and if he had any insights into how New Zealand is...

2014

For the political aficionados amongst us, Michael Webster must have one of the most enviable jobs in the public service. Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council in the Cabinet Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, he attends the weekly Cabinet meeting, witness...

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One of the agencies earning praise from local authorities is the New Zealand Transport Agency. Recently NZTA released its Funding Assistance Rates. The FAR spell out how central government land transport co-funding will be distributed over the next nine years.

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Local authorities have the challenge of serving their communities on the one hand, while also implementing many of central government's regulations on the other. Editor Shelly Farr Biswell takes a closer look at the relationship between local and central government to find out how it's...