March 2001

Research report

27 Mar 2001

Since 1945, the zone rebate, and its predecessor the zone allowance, have provided a tax concession to taxpayers living in remote areas of Australia. There is special interest in the rebate at this time as part of a broader review of policies for rural Australia....

Research report

2 Mar 2001

This paper profiles the work of eight accomplished educators in Australia. Drawing on contemporary theories of innovation, teach professionalism and school reform, this work provides a stimulus for some in-depth thinking about teaching in today's "knowledge society".

Briefing paper

1 Mar 2001

On 27 February 2001 the Green MLC Ian Cohen moved a notice of motion to introduce a private members Bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia. The purpose of this paper is to update the legal situation, review recent developments in the euthanasia debate, and to present...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

The Community Hopes, Fears and Actions Survey was developed to obtain a snapshot of the beliefs, attitudes, values and motivations held by Australian citizens in relation to the Australian Taxation Office (Tax Office), the tax system, Australian democracy, and fellow taxpayers in 20001. The survey...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

This report details the findings of an empirical investigation of some of the technical and social assumptions on which the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) measure is based. The specific aim was to examine the justification behind the use of a single global severity weight...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

Public dental care for adults in Australia is struggling to avoid being labelled 'poor dentistry for poor people'. Policy development to improve adult oral health and dental care has been restricted by attitudes that regard oral health as separate from general health, oral disease as...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

Summary

This paper was originally written as a contribution to discussions about HIV treatments media occurring between the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS (NAPWA). The Executive of NAPWA tabled the paper...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

This article by Michael Hogan is designed to open up a fairly untested area in the study of politics -- asking whether the impact of political cartoons is all benign, or whether an unrelieved diet of negative images may perhaps contribute to the level of...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

Declining state capacity to deliver policy coherence is a fixed feature of contemporary public policy literature, and in the Westminster democracies the 'hollowing out' thesis has emerged as the latest account. In the rush since the early 1980s to transform bureaucracy and force public services...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

There have been several counts of the population since then, and five of these are presented in sequence to chart the growth in numbers. Overall, they indicate an increase in the usually resident population from 140 in 1986 to 385 in 2000. This represents an...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

Changes have been made to the provision of post-secondary education in Australia with little evident reflection as to the merit of the existing public universities or the nature of public education. This paper by Gavan Butler sets out some notes for the discussion that should...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

To inform the Institute's Families, Social Capital and Citizenship project, this paper contributes to the development of clear links between theorised and empirical understandings of social capital by: establishing a theoretically informed measurement framework for empirical investigation of social capital; and reviewing existing measures of...

Research report

1 Mar 2001

The way property is divided on divorce is a key issue for many families, and one that has attracted considerable debate over the past two decades. Yet despite the importance of property division to parties negotiating the divorce transition it has been more than a...