October 2001

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....

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

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...

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...

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.

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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...