February 2002

Briefing paper

19 Feb 2002

This Research Note gives a brief account of some interelationships of the mineral sector, the historic Mabo decision and the coming into force of the Native Title Act 1993.

The note discusses the cyclical nature of mineral exploration expenditure data and some of the...

Report

19 Feb 2002

The passage of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in 1999 involved a fundamental revision of Commonwealth environmental law and has potentially wide ranging application to some areas of private land. This Research Note discusses the thresholds of operation of the Act in relation...

Report

19 Feb 2002

Globalisation represents a lot of different things to a lot of people: parliamentarians, journalists, academics, business leaders and bureaucrats among them. This paper identifies and analyses key questions about globalisation, giving special emphasis to its particular implications for the Asia-Pacific region and for Australia.

Report

19 Feb 2002

This Research Note trilogy (Research Notes 27 - 29, 2001-02) attempts to summarise a large body of literature on conservation, liberalism and socialism.

Report

19 Feb 2002

This Research Note briefly summarises existing and proposed anti-terrorist legislation in Australia, emphasising the inherent competition between safety and liberty.

Technical report

15 Feb 2002

Lambing time brings its share of difficult births. Correct technique in assisting a ewe in difficulty will enhance ewe and lamb survival.

Report

12 Feb 2002

On 4 December 2001 a 33 year old man died in Brisbane from a suspected heart attack after earlier being subdued by police using oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray. During the past decade OC sprays have become popular with law enforcement and corrections personnel as a...

Report

12 Feb 2002

Over the past 25 years in Australia many laws affecting marriage have been instituted by the Commonwealth. However, there remains intact one major limitation, namely, that prohibiting marriage between persons of the same sex. This Research Note details the Hight Court of Australia's interpretation of...

Report

12 Feb 2002

In December last year the US took formal action to terminate the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. This was done because the treaty stands in the way of its desire to develop and deploy systems to defend against attacks by ballistic missile delivered weapons of mass...

Report

1 Feb 2002

The issue of outworker exploitation is one which has periodically come under public focus and scrutiny. This is due to, in part, the concerted effort made by organisations such as Fair Wear and others (most notably the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia) to...

Report

1 Feb 2002

The final report from this project by Peter McDonald and Rosangela Merlo examined home ownership aspirations in 1997 and the extent to which they had been realised three years later.

Report

1 Feb 2002

In Rural Housing, Regional Development and Policy Integration: An Evaluation of Alternative Policy Responses to Regional Disadvantage , Jean Hillier, Colleen Fisher and Matthew Tonts report on evidence which suggests that there is a link between suitable housing infrastructure and well-being of rural people. Despite...

Report

1 Feb 2002

Four out of ten children in the Tasmanian public school system - nearly half - come from families sufficiently disadvantaged to qualify for fee relief provided through the Student Assistance Scheme. This research demonstrates that these children face structural disadvantage within the school system, which...

Report

1 Feb 2002

Final report by David Medhurst and Bill Pritchard detailing a socio-economic analysis of the northern region of NSW, with particular emphasis on housing issues.