January 2001

Report

1 Jan 2001

Between 1999 and 2001, the National Institute of Labour Studies conducted surveys of workers attitudes to - and opinions of - Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in seven Australian oil and gas companies: Apache, BHPP, Chevron, Esso (Bass Strait platforms and the Wandoo Production Alliance),...

Discussion paper

1 Jan 2001

Information and Communication Technology industries are large and rapidly growing, but it is the enabling impact of ICTs across the economy that promises most. This report, written by Professor John Houghton for the Australian Computer Socviety, attempts to quantify the impact of ICTs in Australia....

Report

1 Jan 2001

This report summarises the results from three Sydney Women and Sexual Health surveys conducted in 1996, 1998 and 2000: "There is a tendency among some clinicians, the popular media and members of the general public to assume that lesbians are by definition 'women who do...

Report

1 Jan 2001

John Nevile writes that five economists, led by Peter Dawkins, have recommended that award wage rates be frozen so that real wages fall when the rate of inflation is positive. In papers supporting their recommendations they claim that work by Debelle and Vickery shows that...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This paper by Glen Lehman explores the liberal logic that is used to promote globalisation, and relies on Charles Taylor's communitarian republicanism to consider how it might be possible to moderate some of its more obvious adverse global effects. More particularly, the article explores liberal...

Report

1 Jan 2001

What is the extent of the relationship between disability and socio-economic disadvantage? What are the implications of this relationship for estimates of the prevalence of disability in the regions of Victoria, and hence for the funding decisions of the Department of Human Services? These are...

Report

1 Jan 2001

Within a broad definition of Sydney's rural-urban fringe this paper analyses population growth over the past twenty years, with a more detailed examination of population trends and characteristics from 1991-1996.

Report

1 Jan 2001

John Nevile and Peter Kriesler argue that while it may be much harder to cure recessions now than in the 1950s, the reasons that led economists to downplay monetary policy then are still valid today. Moreover, the arguments that have been advanced against the use...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This report sets out to clarify what has been meant by 'numeracy' in the past, as well as more recently, in order to better understand how numeracy teaching and learning can be improved in Australian classrooms. Defining numeracy inevitably assists understanding of what kinds of...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This report details the findings of a survey of Year 9 and Year 11 students attending New South Wales public high schools. The survey was undertaken by the National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR) at the University of New South Wales in collaboration with...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected during the IEA Civic Education Study. It references the international data from the Study and the international report as it was thought illuminative to understanding the Australian picture. The analysis of the full Australian data set...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This report is the third in the annual series to review behavioural data relevant to HIV/AIDS and related diseases in Australia. Specifically these data relate to behavioural risk of transmission of HIV and behaviours related to the social aspects of treatment and care. Where available,...

Report

1 Jan 2001

Educators of gay and other homosexually active men have worked hard for some time to remain relevant to their constituents. A perception exists within AIDS Councils and within the AIDS sector more generally that sections of gay community have disengaged from HIV-related issues. Hence, the...

Report

1 Jan 2001

This paper by Howard Harris defines ethics as the very practical activity of applying one's chosen values in daily life, thus making an understanding of ethics an essential requirement for any managers, winemakers, engineers, accountants, lawyers or marketers who are trying to live up to...

Report

1 Jan 2001

Ed Carson and Ben Wadham write that new public sector management principles promote a search for efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery through, first, implementing principles of subsidiarity and, second, the creation of quasi-markets in the public sector.

By considering developments in...

Discussion paper

1 Jan 2001

This paper by Peter Kriesler and Joseph Halevi evaluates the buffer stock employment model. According to this model, the government acts as an employer of the last resort absorbing cyclical variations in unemployment. This has been suggested as a long term solution to the problem...