June 2000

Research report

27 Jun 2000

This paper reviews the near-century of Parliamentary development of the Commonwealth electoral system: the 'rules for representation' devised by Parliament regulating the requirements of representation for the Senate and House of Representatives and the electoral process more generally. One of the few constants in this...

Discussion paper

27 Jun 2000

Canada, with a comparable history of colonisation to that of Australia's, faces similar contemporary issues in relation to Aboriginal populations.

As in Australia, Aboriginal peoples in Canada rank poorly on all socioeconomic indices, recognised by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as being a...

Research report

6 Jun 2000

Public policy in Australia underwent a major change during the last quarter of the 20th century. From the Whitlam Government to the Howard Government public policy has sought to modernise Australian society and its economy. This Research Note is the first in a series that...

Research report

6 Jun 2000

Outside of the requirement for free, regular, unavoidable, non-corrupt, competitive elections, there is no standard set of rules for defining a democracy. As a result, care needs to be taken not to generalise. This research paper attempts to judge certain aspects of Australia's parliamentary democracy...

Research report

1 Jun 2000

Introduction

This report is the second from the Living with HIV program that specifically addresses the status of women with HIV/AIDS in Australia.

The report comes, as did its predecessor Standing on shifting sand , from a national survey of Australian PLWHA. The...

Research report

1 Jun 2000

One of the aims of this project was to identify the extent to which public information campaigns have succeeded in achieving behavioural change and sustaining safer behaviours by young people. Other tasks of the project were to provide guidelines for the development of successful campaigns...

Research report

1 Jun 2000

It is generally expected that, at some point between the ages of 12 and 25, young people undergo a transition from economic and social dependence to independence. This research concerns the legal and social structures young people must negotiate as they grow up, the impact...

Briefing paper

1 Jun 2000

In 1996 the Parliamentary Library Research Service published a Briefing Paper (No 6/1996) on majority jury verdicts. This paper canvassed the arguments for and against majority jury verdicts. The purpose of this update note is to present an overview of the position in other related...

Research report

1 Jun 2000

Bungala, the largest Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) in South Australia, is based in Port Augusta and has satellite work sites over a range of 450 kilometres. As of July 2000 Bungala had 310 participants working in a diverse range of activities. Bungala is a...

Research report

1 Jun 2000

Foreword

Building a safe, high-quality health care system means that people managing and working in the system need to work together with consumers and the community to achieve sustainable improvements and maintain public confidence in the system.

The Consumer Focus Collaboration publication...