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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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22 January 2015

The Australian Government's objectives in commissioning this Inquiry are to examine the current operation of the Fair Work Laws and identify future options to improve the laws bearing in mind the need to ensure workers are protected and the need for business to be able to grow, prosper and employ.

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21 January 2015

This paper considers the design and build of Australia’s future submarine including the possible acquisition of Japanese submarines by Australia to replace the Collins class and a hybrid approach of constructing the hull modules in Japan and assembling them here.

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21 January 2015

This report summarises the outcomes of the second annual Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. Food security, access to services and justice, the growing importance of social enterprises, and the prospects for Bougainville were key focus areas for the discussion.

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20 January 2015

The casualisation of the Australian workforce proceeded at a more or less steady pace from 1992 to 2004.

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20 January 2015

This paper reviews the reforms introduced over the life of the 55th NSW Parliament, from 2011 to 2015, intended to address concerns about integrity in government.

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19 January 2015

This report examines how alliances for and against the "Islamic State" developed among inmates in Indonesian prisons.

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15 January 2015

This briefing note argues that, despite the Queensland Treasurer calling for cost benefit analysis to be done for all major government projects, there has been no economic assessment for the Abbot Point expansion proposals.

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15 January 2015

A discussion paper on out-of-pocket costs, focusing on Medicare-funded services. The paper sets out the parameters of the problem and canvasses some promising areas where solutions may be found.
 

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14 January 2015

This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to: women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; women in the State and Territory Parliaments; women in politics; overseas parliaments; and other resources on women in parliament and politics.

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12 January 2015

The Subclass 420 visa allows visa holders to work temporarily in Australia in the entertainment industry in film, television or live productions in either a performance or in a role behind the scenes.

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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

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

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...

2014

This paper reports on a project that explores how terrorist attack sites become communicative platforms within which three kinds of enactment- the terrorist attack, counter measures by the state and affective public responses- construct narratives and counter narratives about terrorism. This...