February 2002

Report

1 Mar 2002

Homeless single women are invisible in our society, not least in the failure of official statistics to adequately record their presence. This paper by Sue Casey seeks to remedy this lack of official attention and put the plight of homeless single women firmly on the...

Research report

1 Mar 2002

As a reaction against neo-liberalism, Social Entrepreneurship has been promoted as the solution to welfare problems brought about by social change and persistent unemployment. The Social Entrepreneurship movement (SEM) proposes the reconstruction of welfare by building social partnerships between the public, social and business sectors....

Research report

1 Mar 2002

In the debate over surrogacy, reference is frequently made to the unpredictability of the surrogate mother's emotional response - she is unable to know beforehand how closely attached she will be to the child she has carried in her womb for nine months, and how...

Research report

1 Mar 2002

This report provides details about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living with HIV who filled in and returned questionnaires as part of the HIV Futures II survey.

The HIV Futures II survey was conducted by the Living with HIV research program at the...

Working paper

1 Mar 2002

This paper by William Mitchell and Joan Muysken compares the employment and unemployment experience of the Australian and Dutch economies over the last 25 years.

Research report

1 Mar 2002

This paper reviews the history of fire and bushfire in Australia, including the debate on bushfire hazard reduction burning. It outlines the provisions of the Rural Fire Service Act 1997, and provides a comprehensive summary of the fires which occurred in NSW during the 2001-2002...

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...

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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...