September 2001

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25 Sep 2001

Australia and other nations appear to be gearing for a 'war' on terrorism. But this will not be a war in the conventional sense. In some instances, for civilian communities it may be worse than war. In general, the long-term success of the campaign will...

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18 Sep 2001

On 3 September, the RAN began an operation to prevent boats carrying suspected illegal immigrants making landfall on Australian territory. This paper discusses changes in policy leading to this action and the stresses upon the RAN in maintaining it. It concludes that in the medium...

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1 Sep 2001

This paper by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Gavin W. Jones explores population dynamics and characteristics of Muslim populations to aid deeper understanding of the Muslim world. Having defined Muslim majority countries and countries with large Muslim populations, the paper explains demographic, social and economic characteristics...

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1 Sep 2001

Application of the Lee-Carter method to Australian data shows that model assumptions are not always met because of age-time interactions.

In this article Heather Booth, John Maindonald and Len Smith adapt the Lee-Carter method to take account of departures from linearity in the dominant...

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1 Sep 2001

This paper by David Peetz considers the evidence on the impact of individual contracts and collective bargaining on outcomes such as pay and conditions for employees and the implications for the distribution of power.

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1 Sep 2001

The most important question with respect to health and health care confronting Australia now is, 'Where to from here?'. Given the huge resources that Australia contributes to health services, it is surely reasonable to expect that when choices are made about how to use those...

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1 Sep 2001

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act ) is the main vehicle for planning in NSW. The EP&A Act provides a comprehensive three tier planning scheme, allowing for state, regional and local plans, as well as outlining the development assessment process. Whilst the...