January 2002

Research report

30 Jan 2002

This study by Dr. Lyndal Thorburn, Dr. John Langdale and Prof. John Houghton aimed to provide an evaluation of the contributions made by foreign multinationals (foreign MNCs) to the Australian economy. Foreign MNCs include firms that integrate research, production and distribution across at least two...

Research report

1 Jan 2002

The purpose of this review is to present an overview of the research literature relating to the acquisition of literacy. Its focus is on empirical studies that identify the processes underlying the acquisition of literacy, and the instructional strategies that are most effective in developing...

Research report

1 Jan 2002

Susan Feiner's paper demonstrates the connection between the inner logic and the concerns of the Hebrew bible, and the central market metaphor of contemporary mainstream economics. They have overlapping concerns, they both establish taboos that are essential to 'right living', and both the bible and...

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1 Jan 2002

This report is the fourth in the annual series to review behavioural data relevant to HIV/AIDS and related diseases in Australia. Specifically these data relate to behavioural risk of transmission of HIV and behaviours related to the social aspects of treatment and care. Where available,...

Research report

1 Jan 2002

Based on evidence from a study of 74 anti homosexual homicides with male victims that occurred in New South Wales between 1980 and 2000, this report analyses the social characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the situational factors involved, as well as case studies outlining...

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1 Jan 2002

Deborah Bird Rose's paper takes up the challenge of our position in 'new world' settler societies and seeks a decolonising form of situated justice that brings reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous people together with reconciliation with nature. The paper examines a case study of a...

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1 Jan 2002

Final report by Susan Inglis, Anne O'Brien and Astrid Reynolds examining the delivery of services to people with a mental illness.

Research report

1 Jan 2002

This report presents detailed tabulated information on deaths in custody in Australia for the year 2001 and also provides jurisdictional breakdowns for comparative purposes. During 2001 there was a total of 87 deaths in police and prison custody, including 19 Indigenous deaths. There were no...

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1 Jan 2002

Ian North argues that the Aboriginal art revolution of the last three decades is the singly most significant art movement in recorded Australian art history. This paper is a meditation on the process of coming to terms with the implications of the revolution. This has...

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1 Jan 2002

Jennifer McKay writes that the early Europeans perceived water and land in Australia in ways that led them to over-allocate and overuse water. As a result of this misperception Australians as a whole need to devise new policies to ensure that water allocation is within...

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1 Jan 2002

For the AIC's Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program, 2001 was the final year of data collection in a three-year pilot program. Funding was provided under the Commonwealth's National Illicit Drug Strategy in July 1998 to establish the program, which has monitored illicit drug...

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1 Jan 2002

For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important - and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged - decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...

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1 Jan 2002

David Wilkinson argues that the impact of settler presence and activity on Aboriginal health status has been profound. In common with similar impacts in other settled countries worldwide, the dislocation and disruption of a 'traditional' way of life, coupled with immersion in an inherently unhealthy...

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1 Jan 2002

Final report profiling the pattern of movement of sole parents in Australia by Bob Birrell and Virginia Rapson.

Research report

1 Jan 2002

There has been a significant relative decline in Tasmanian household per capita income over the past 20 years. Government pensions and benefits had become the main source of income for almost 40 per cent of Tasmanian families, by far the highest rate of reliance on...

Research report

1 Jan 2002

This report discusses homicide trends in Australia, 1989 to 2001, and provides state by state data for 2000-2001 on homicide incidents, victims, offenders, and the relationship between the victim and the offender.

Research report

1 Jan 2002

This paper examines the issue of delays in relation to the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW. Delay has been a long-standing concern to the courts and successive NSW Governments. The operation of an efficient and effective court system is crucial to the administration...