October 2002

Research report

1 Nov 2002

This paper contends that the replacement of the Commonwealth Employment Service with a market-like system for employment services has formed part of a broader set of neo-liberal policy shifts, which have served to replace the goal of full employment with the diminished goal of full...

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1 Nov 2002

Recent developments in policies towards lone parents in Australia have emphasised the role of employment in increasing income and self-sufficiency. The emphasis on employment is also the case in other OECD countries with a general trend towards benefits for lone parents being made dependent on...

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1 Nov 2002

This study by Professor Ien Ang, Dr Jeffrey E Brand, Dr Greg Noble and Dr Derek Wilding gives us a glimpse of the 'diversity within diversity' of Australians' engagement with multiculturalism, their senses of identity and belonging, the ways in which they engage with others...

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1 Nov 2002

A range of Federal and State Government housing policies over the past decade have combined with a recent boom in the housing market to dramatically reduce the affordable housing options of low income earners in Tasmania. Most low income households no longer have access to...

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1 Nov 2002

Ken Coghill asks: outrageous behaviour leading to "sin-binning", accusatory statements masquerading as questions, replies that do not answer, attacks on political opponents claiming to be answers to questions: is it any wonder Question Time is questioned as an accountability mechanism? Democracy requires that Question Time...

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1 Nov 2002

This paper by Dr John Uhr (prepared for a conference on 'Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform for South Australia') advocates ten measures for reform, which cover the three activities that are central to an effective Parliament: representation, legislation and accountability. The aim is to identify opportunities...

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1 Oct 2002

Kristina Murphy writes that during the 1990s, Australian taxpayers who invested in mass marketed tax schemes enjoyed generous tax breaks until the Australian Taxation Office (Tax Office) told them in 1998 that they abused the system. This paper examines the circumstances surrounding the decision of...

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1 Oct 2002

The essays complement Fr Brennan's lecture, focusing on the issues surrounding Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and include pieces from Justice Pierre Slicer, Tony Richardson, Prof Margaret Reynolds, Dr Alison Alexander and Rev Dr Jim Young. Lawyer, priest and social justice advocate Frank Brennan delivered...