June 2001

Research report

19 Jun 2001

The teenage youth labour market contrasts strongly with the labour market for persons aged 20 and over. Unemployment rates have traditionally been much higher for youth than for the general population. A high proportion of teenage youth are also involved in full-time education which can...

Research report

1 Jun 2001

This analysis of 16,235 records relating to armed robbery in Australia between 1996 and 1998 finds that there were no differences in the type of weapon used by an offender of armed robbery based on the type of victim selected, whether an individual or anorganisation;...

Research report

1 Jun 2001

Hospital in the Home (HITH) involves the provision of acute care interventions by health care professionals to patients in their place of residence.

It is part of a world-wide trend in developed countries to move away from the provision of care within institutions. HITH...

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1 Jun 2001

This paper reviews the coverage by the quality media of the private health insurance issue from the beginning of 1996 (prior to the beginning of the formal election campaign) to the end of 1999 (after the announcement of lifetime health cover).

Research report

1 Jun 2001

It observes that progress towards greater autonomy has been slow and difficult and relates this to unresolved issues pertaining to three underlying analytic questions: from whom, for whom and for or over what is autonomy being sought? This paper by W.G. Sanders and W.S. Arthur...

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1 Jun 2001

This report summarises current knowledge about sexual violence in Australia, including existing data on sexual offenders; some of the programs aimed at preventing sexual violence and treating both sexual violence victims and offenders; and areas where sexual violence policies and programs could be improved. The...

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1 Jun 2001

Natalie Taylor argues that taxpayers who complain about paying tax can be differentiated from those taxpayers who do not complain in terms of attitudes on various tax-related dimensions. Data from the Community Hopes, Fears and Actions Survey is presented, which shows that taxpayers who express...

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1 Jun 2001

The NSW Youth Drug Court (YDC) Pilot Program is an initiative arising from the 1999 Drug Summit. It began operating on 31 July 2000 in two Children's Courts in Western and South Western Sydney. Its aim is to reduce drug use and offending behaviour among...

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1 Jun 2001

This paper by Mark Lyons provides an overview of co-operatives in Australia. It describes cooperatives and co-operative-like entities and provides some data on their number, size and distribution across states and across industries. After a brief outline of their history, it suggests that while from...

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1 Jun 2001

The purpose of this report is to provide illicit drug use information on those people who are detained and brought to a police station. Data are obtained by means of interviews and urine samples from detainees at four sites: Southport Watchhouse (Qld), East Perth Lockup,...

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1 Jun 2001

There is overwhelming evidence of a link between alcohol consumption and violent behaviour. Although not fully understood, it is widely accepted that levels of alcohol consumption and violence are higher among younger than older persons, and particularly so among young males. In 1999, the Australian...

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1 Jun 2001

Mark Lyons and Meryl McQueen investigate claims that communities with high numbers of mutual associations will be particularly resilient and adaptive to the several shocks that have been experienced by rural communities over the past decade or so. This paper reports an exploratory attempt to...

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1 Jun 2001

Over recent years aged care has emerged as a significant public issue in the popular media and in the rhetoric of politicians anticipating elections. The prominence of nursing home scandals reflects a deep and longstanding public concern for vulnerable older people. The major issues of...

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1 Jun 2001

The family investment hypothesis predicts that credit constrained immigrant families adopt a household strategy for financing post-migration human capital investment in which the partner with labour market comparative advantages engages in investment activities and the other partner engages in labour market activities which...

Research report

1 Jun 2001

The report looks at how training, education and learning for consumers, health professionals and administrators to enhance participation in health care policy, planning, service delivery and evaluation can be made more effective. The resource guides, reports and issues papers that make up the Consumer Focus...

Research report

1 Jun 2001

It is evident throughout this Paper that national competition policy, and micro-economic reform more generally, have created both winners and losers. One of the major problems is that, whilst the benefits of NCP are generally longer-term and spread more widely amongst the community, the costs...