July 2002

Report

25 Jul 2002

Papers from this conference, held in Melbourne 6-7 May 2002, are now available online. The conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in association with AHURI, and aimed to provide a forum in which law enforcement practitioners and criminological researchers could converse with...

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25 Jul 2002

In May 2001, the Federal Government announced a new policy framework, Australians Working Together, in response to the McClure Reference Group Report on Welfare Reform. Mark Champion, an Indigenous project officer for ATSIC's Queanbeyan Regional Office, outlines the initiatives aimed at encouraging 'urban' Community Development...

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25 Jul 2002

At a time when the federal government is implementing a potentially significant reformulation of welfare policy and service delivery, there is little accurate information on the extent of Indigenous people's reliance on welfare or its qualitative impacts on families and communities. Rosita Henry and Diane...

Conference paper

23 Jul 2002

In Social Modelling and Public Policy: What is microsimulation modelling and how is it being used? Laurie Brown and Ann Harding provide an overview of social modelling, and in particular a general introduction to and insight into the potential role and usefulness of microsimulation in...

Commentary

Article

17 Jul 2002

Ian Marsh discusses the strengths and limitations of John Button's critique of Labor

FORMER Senator John Button’s wise and wide ranging critique of the Labor Party in his new book Beyond Belief: What Future for Labor? has attracted much attention. His essay explores...

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18 Jul 2002

Characteristics of NSW Hospital Users in 1998-99 reports on unique evidence from a combined dataset regarding the socioeconomic, demographic, distributional, health and spatial characteristics of those NSW residents who used NSW private or public hospital services in 1998-99. Questions addressed in the paper include:...

Commentary

Article

17 Jul 2002

Sylvia Lawson on the plans to refurbish the Sydney Opera House interiors

THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE is back in the headlines. Since this building has such preeminence in national iconography, what's at stake now in the proposed refurbishment, which is being carried out...

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17 Jul 2002

Educational policy makers in many countries recognise the need to focus their policies more directly on factors affecting the quality of teachers. Common to these policies are attempts to reform teachers' pay systems and career paths to place greater value on teachers' work and give...

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16 Jul 2002

Based on data collected as part of the Parenting-21 project conducted by the institute from 1996 to 1998, this report describes how Australian parents are raising their children, by focusing on parents' beliefs and child rearing practices. Violet Kolar and Grace Soriano explore the influence...

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16 Jul 2002

This is an assessment, case-planning and review system designed in the UK to promote positive development outcomes among children and young people who are required to live away from their families of origin. In this report Sarah Wise provides an overview of the system and...

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16 Jul 2002

Little is known about social capital in practice, since measurement of the concept remains an emerging field. Drawing on data from the institute's Families, Social Capital and Citizenship survey of 1500 Australian households, Wendy Stone and Jody Hughes aim to contribute to the development of...

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16 Jul 2002

Discussing world-wide justice is messy not merely because of its scope, the amount of disagreement about the issues, cultural differences, uncertainty about political possibilities or the outcome of present developments. There are more elementary and fundamental difficulties, argues Janna Thompson. For example, how should we...

Report

10 Jul 2002

Bruce Bradbury examines indexation and demand adjustment for Commonwealth funding to the States/Territories via the Commonwealth State Disability Agreement (CSDA), which covers funding of accommodation and support services for people with a disability. The report examines the adjustments in funding that would be required to...

Discussion paper

10 Jul 2002

In You Value What You Pay For: Enhancing Employers' Contributions to Skill Formation and Use , a new discussion paper prepared for the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Richard Hall, John Buchanan and Gillian Considine examine Australia's record of funding education, knowledge and training in the era...

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8 Jul 2002

In 1999 and 2000, for the first time, net long-term visitor migration exceeded net permanent migration, by nine per cent in 1999 and by 21 per cent in 2000. In The Impact of Long-Term Visitors on Projections of Australia’s Population Peter McDonald and Rebecca Kippen...

Report

8 Jul 2002

The growing differences in the resources available to older Australians raises many questions for policy makers, as they grapple with the issues associated with population ageing and how to finance the future health and care needs of the ageing baby boomers. In this paper Ann...

Commentary

Article

8 Jul 2002

In this speech delivered at Berry Street Victoria’s Building a Brighter Future luncheon on 4 July 2002, Alastair Nicholson, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, called for other states and territories to follow the lead of NSW and Queensland. He focuses on...

Report

8 Jul 2002

Simon Kelly, Ann Harding and Richard Percival use microsimulation to make projections of the superannuation assets of people entering retirement over the next 40 years. They consider the impact of a change in superannuation policy -- namely, a higher level of compulsory contribution -- from...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2002

ALL THIS holiness about terrorism in the Middle East. No argument can or should diminish by one whit the tragedy and the iniquity of the murder of both Israeli civilians and Palestinian civilians, men, women and children. But if the mass media which portray this...

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15 Mar 2004

The considerable debate since 1996 about Commonwealth expenditure on schools has been driven by policy changes that have significantly restructured Commonwealth funding and influenced the relative funding share between the government and non-government schools sectors. In this Research Note Marilyn Harrington briefly explains these policy...

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4 Jul 2002

India-US relations have had a turbulent past. It is against this background that Dr Ravi Tomar discusses the significant improvements in bilateral relations that have gone relatively unnoticed. His research paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of this enhanced relationship for the region...

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4 Jul 2002

Australian political parties have to date functioned very much as private bodies, but public demand may be forcing them to be more directly accountable for their activities than could once have been envisaged. The Queensland Parliament has been prepared to make an attempt in 2002,...

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3 Jul 2002

This paper by Dr. Ben Rosamond was presented to a conference on the European Union in International Affairs, at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University, in July, 2002: "If the protestors gathered outside of the European Council meeting in Gothenburg in June 2001 were...

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3 Jul 2002

This paper by Jürgen Rüland was presented to a conference on the European Union in International Affairs, at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University, in July, 2002: "Rather than being competing organizational principles of international relations, globalization and regionalization are complementary to each other....

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3 Jul 2002

This paper by Elim Papadakis was presented to a conference on the European Union in International Affairs, at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University, in July, 2002: "One of the predominant issues on the agenda of diplomats and politicians is how to address the...

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2 Jul 2002

My Time is Not a Gift for Government reports on a study of NSW community legal centre volunteers, examining their motivations and characteristics and their attitudes to the introduction of contracting and competitive tendering in CLCs. This is committed group of long-term (2-10 years)...

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1 Jul 2002

Full text of a submission by the Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace Melbourne (CCJDP) to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's Inquiry into Migration Zone Excision.

Report

1 Jul 2002

This is the first report from the project, Counting the Homeless in 2001, a research program focusing on Australia's homeless population at the time of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. This report presents the main findings from the second national census of homeless...

Report

1 Jul 2002

In this paper Ann Harding and Harry Greenwell consider trends in income and expenditure inequality in Australia over the past two decades, using unit record file data from the last four Household Expenditure Surveys and four Income Distribution Surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of...

Other text

1 Jul 2002

On the eve of the soccer World Cup series David Rowe argued against the view that sports mega-events are clear evidence of the coming of global society. Watching the series from three different vantage points, he sees a reassuringly complex picture.

AS THE...

Report

1 Jul 2002

There has been much debate in Australia about whether income inequality is increasing. In this paper for the Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, Stockholm, Ann Harding and Harry Greenwell use the various unit record files of national sample surveys...

Journal article

1 Jul 2002

This article concerns a 2001 experiment that took place during an independent legislative review commissioned by the Minister for the Environment in New South Wales.

Randomly selected citizens participated in a televote and citizens' jury on container deposit legislation, and contributed to the final...