March 2002

Research report

19 Mar 2002

Terrorism and the Law in Australia is in two parts: Supporting Materials contains a series of documents on specific issues related to legislative and administrative arrangements.

Research report

19 Mar 2002

The Commonwealth election of 2001 was one of the most remarkable of Australian elections.

A Government, seemingly on the ropes just months from polling day, is comfortably re-elected. Unusually, major factors in its victory are immigration and international terrorism issues. Soon after the election...

Research report

19 Mar 2002

The recent South Australian election saw the narrow defeat of the Liberal Government and the return of a minority Labor Government. Labor governs in controversial circumstances with the support of a former Liberal MHA, Peter Lewis. This Research Note discusses the campaign and its remarkable...

Research report

12 Mar 2002

The Liberal National Party Coalition Government was returned with an increased majority at the 2001 election. The two per cent swing to the Government in two-party preferred terms was the largest swing to an incumbent government since 1966 and was only the fifth time that...

Research report

11 Mar 2002

The Review was established by nine leading charities and other organisations following a trebling in the number of penalties imposed by the Department of Social Security on unemployed people over the three years since 1998. The Review's final report, authored by Dennis Pearce, Julian Disney...

Commentary

Article

5 Mar 2002

A journalist working for an Internet news service recently made an interesting point about the present state of online media. ‘To make money on the Web now,’ he said, ‘you’ve really got to be tied to something else, like a newspaper, a television show or...

Research 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...

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 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...

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

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

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...