November 2000

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11 Nov 2000

Full text of a speech given by the Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC at a dinner held on 11 November 2000 to mark the 25th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam Government.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...