February 2001

Research report

27 Feb 2001

The Commonwealth has three schemes that subsidise the price of petrol and diesel to certain users. While the rise in fuel prices has focused public comment on the role of taxes in prices, attention to the subsidy schemes has also increased, particularly with respect to...

Research report

6 Feb 2001

This Research Note reviews trends in how women have voted in recent federal elections, compared to men. In particular it looks how women in rural and regional Australia have expressed their voting preference since 1993. Evidence suggests that while the Coalition continues to fare better...

Research report

6 Feb 2001

This Note provides an estimate of the present average value of home loan mortgages and indicates the strong growth in new mortgage values over the second half of the 1990s to the year 2000. It also examines the variation between States in mortgage values and...

Research report

1 Feb 2001

This paper by Rhema Vaithianathan argues that since insurers are able to design plans to separate risk groups, the consequences of adverse selection - one of the bases for the introduction of the Private Health Insurance Incentive Act (1998) - may have been exaggerated.

Research report

1 Feb 2001

A plethora of working arrangements have been advanced to meet the difficulties workers encounter in combining work and family roles. The focus of this article is on outlining family obligations and then classifying family responsive working arrangements against these obligations. It is argued that the...

Research report

1 Feb 2001

This paper by Liz Curran examines the position of those refugees who have been classified as "temporary protection visa refugees" and will also very briefly examine the current position in relation to a small group of asylum seekers who live in the community and are...