October 2000

Research report

1 Nov 2000

Gavin Mooney argues that there are various ways of looking at equity in the context of the funding of indigenous health care. This paper argues for adopting an approach which incorporates notions of capacity to benefit, vertical equity and communitarian claims. Whatever decision is eventually...

Research report

1 Nov 2000

The use of self assessed health status as a measure of health is common in empirical research.

Thomas F Crossley and Steven Kennedy analyse a unique Australian survey in which a significant number of respondents changed their assessment of health status after being administered...

Research report

1 Nov 2000

Rebecca Peters and Roland Browne argue that as a pressing issue of public policy in Australia gun control remains very much alive, with the legislative response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre marking a new beginning in regulating gun ownership. This paper argues that this...

Research report

1 Nov 2000

In this paper, William Mitchell and Ellen Carlson outline the distinction between underutilisation and underemployment and discuss the limitations of the official unemployment rate as a measure of these sources of resource inefficiency.

They then compute a range of measures for Australia based on...

Research report

1 Nov 2000

This paper by David A. Hensher focuses on a number of challenges faced by the public transport industry and the prospects for resolution. Many of the issues are often shrouded in ideology, politics and prejudices that typically cloud the real merits of a solution. We...

Briefing paper

1 Nov 2000

The purpose of this paper is to comment upon the relationship between MPs and copyright law and to analyse the impact of the law of parliamentary privilege upon it.

That relationship can be approached from at least three perspectives which can be categorised as...

Research report

31 Oct 2000

Between February 1995 and October 2000 the Australian Capital Territory was governed by a minority Liberal government, led by Kate Carnell. Despite ongoing vulnerability this government gave the ACT its longest period of political stability since the achievement of self-government in 1989. All of this...

Research report

3 Oct 2000

There is a very real risk to parts of the Australian cropping regions from plague locusts this Spring. It is estimated that this could be one of the worst locust plagues for many decades. Control measures are underway but there seems little doubt that it...