April 2002

Guide

16 Apr 2002

APO's debates pages provide an overview of major policy debates and links to key online documents.

U.S. President George W. Bush is asking for $379 billion dollars for defence spending for 2003, and $470 billion by 2007. This is the largest single year...

Research report

15 Apr 2002

There are a number of avenues for the transmission of data to and from Australian households. The most common of these is the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Other mediums include cable (both coaxial and fibre-optic), satellite connections and microwave transmission. The term 'broadband' can...

Research report

1 Apr 2002

Using a stochastic job model, Riccardo Welters and Joan Muysken show that employers use employment status as a screening device to minimize hiring costs.

The implied exclusion of long-term unemployed in hiring decisions might lead to market failures. These market failures can be corrected...

Conference paper

1 Apr 2002

The use of demand management programs to achieve permanent and reliable decreases in water consumption through retrofits of water using equipment is relatively new in Australia, and has been carried out on the basis of models which predict savings, and on results of demand management...

Research report

1 Apr 2002

Igor Primoratz writes that when it first entered political discourse, the word "terrorism" was used with reference to the reign of terror imposed by the Jacobin regime--that is, to describe a case of state terrorism. There are also quite a few historical studies of some...

Research report

1 Apr 2002

The main objectives of this study were to examine the social, economic and demographic outcomes of second generation Australians, to compare them by their parents' national or ethnic origins and with their peers who are either first or at least third or more generations. Among...

Research report

1 Apr 2002

This paper argues it is well known that there is no concensus with respect to the relationship between unemployment and crime. As well, there is very little research on the linkages between crime and educational experiences of young people. In this paper the...

Research report

1 Apr 2002

INTRODUCTION

Motherhood and HIV positive women in Australia collects together as a report three conference papers delivered between 1999 and 2001. This report is aimed at health service providers, policy makers and people living with HIV and AIDS. It details empirical information...