October 2001

Research report

1 Nov 2001

The primary purpose of this working paper from the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health is to develop estimates of the costs of management by general practitioners (GPs) of specific diseases. The motivation for the project arises from a dearth of knowledge about the...

Research report

1 Nov 2001

Final report of a study of the housing futures of the intellectually and physically disabled. Contains projections of the number of people who will leave institutionalised care up to the year 2010. Authored by Brendan Gleeson.

Research report

1 Nov 2001

This report presents analysis of Department of Family and Community Services' (FaCS) 'Workforce Circumstances and Retirement Attitudes of Older Australians' survey. It was prepared to assist FaCS' assessment of policy options to encourage employment and self-sufficiency among people aged 50 or over. The analysis focuses...

Research report

1 Nov 2001

This report has been prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services to provide background analysis for the assessment of policy options to encourage employment and self-sufficiency among the older workforce (those aged 50 to retirement age). The main focus is on labour supply...

Research report

1 Nov 2001

Final report of a study of regional housing and assistance policies in the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom by Brendan Gleeson.

Research report

1 Nov 2001

This report, by Melissa Butcher and Mandy Thomas, is the first in-depth exploration of identity and popular culture among Middle Eastern and Asian youth. It documents preliminary research findings on the contribution of Middle Eastern and Asian youth to Sydney's cultural life and migration heritage....

Research report

1 Nov 2001

Cross-sectional survey analysis of links between housing tenure and crime, health status, labour force participation, social exclusion, community cohesion, poverty, and education by Professor Pat Mullins and John Western.

Research report

1 Nov 2001

Graham White provides a critical perspective on the economic thinking that has constrained economic and social policy in Australia over the last decade and a half. In particular, attention is focused on two arguments: the belief in the efficacy of labour market 'reform' and specifically,...

Research report

1 Nov 2001

Clive Hamilton argues that advocates of the Third Way have searched for a means of grafting traditional concerns for equality and social justice onto an economic system based on free markets. Yet they fail to consider whether attempts at reform are neutralised by the nature...

Research report

1 Nov 2001

In this report, Dr Gary Lewis discusses CreditCare, a program initiated by the credit union movement and supported by the Commonwealth Government to address the problems caused to many rural communities by the withdrawal of bank branches. It operated mainly in the eastern states of...

Journal article

15 Sep 2002

This paper describes recent experience with integrated resource planning (IRP) and the application of least cost planning (LCP) for the evaluation of demand management strategies in urban water. Two Australian case studies, Sydney and Northern New South Wales (NSW) are used in illustration. LCP can...

Research report

10 Oct 2001

Cannabis, the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, is not as harmful (in terms of individual health and public health costs) as tobacco or alcohol abuse. However, there is emerging evidence linking it to the development of dependence syndromes and mental illness, and legitimate...

Research report

8 Oct 2001

The Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business commissioned NILS to undertake a survey of all Commonwealth government departments and agencies. The purpose of the survey was to examine the experience of individual agencies in making agreements with their staff. Since 1996, pay negotiations...

Research report

3 Oct 2001

The Research Note examines the relation between political trust and social capital, and briefly surveys some indicators of their respective levels in Australia. It examines reported declines in political trust and whether this trend reflects a diminution in stocks of social capital in this country....

Research report

1 Oct 2001

In November 2000 the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants commissioned the Australian Institute of Criminology to undertake a study of Internet-related fraud as it affects business and government organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. This study principally examines the fraud risks associated with electronic commerce...

Working paper

1 Oct 2001

This working paper from the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health argues that the membership uptake of private health insurance that has occurred recently is largely attributable to the introduction of lifetime community ratingwhich goes some way towards addressing the adverse selection associated with...

Research report

1 Oct 2001

The focus of this paper is on the legislative and political background to the Crimes Amendment (Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company) Bill 2001. It looks first at the present legal position and the historical background to the relevant provisions in the Crimes Act.

The...

Research report

1 Oct 2001

This paper examines three areas of election finance law. First, the public funding of election campaigns. Second, the obligation on political parties, candidates and others to disclose the source of donations and third, the regulation of election expenditure: expenditure limits and disclosure of expenditure. The...

Research report

1 Oct 2001

In this report, Dr Jo Barraket identifies a range of contexts in which co-operative solutions have led, or contributed significantly to, successful rural community efforts to meet sustainability objectives. These objectives include the expansion - both in numbers and type - of employment and educational...