December 2002

Research report

20 Dec 2002

The first part of this report introduces the legislative environment affecting consumer privacy in Australia, and some background to the introduction of health-specific legislation relating to health information and consumer privacy. The second part summarises priority issues for consumers arising from the introduction of the...

Other text

18 Dec 2002

Keynote address presented to the Family Services Australia Annual Conference Connecting Families and Communities, by Adam Tomison. In answering the following questions - Is the family support system meeting the needs of Australian families? Do our current approaches work? And if so, how do we...

Research report

18 Dec 2002

Sharon Chalmers and Fiona Allon examine how staff at Sydney Children's Hospital work with the notion of cultural diversity on a daily basis. It also asks whether the hospital, with its own set of cultural constructs, including professional and institutional cultures, manages or engages with...

Discussion paper

17 Dec 2002

Written by one of the 'five economists', Peter Dawkins, this paper focuses on the plan's best-known proposal, the wage-tax trade-off, discussing its impact on employment, unemployment and income distribution. The paper considers new evidence on the impact of the plan and responds to its critics....

Research report

17 Dec 2002

Previous issues of the Brotherhood's Changing Pressures bulletin have examined the effect of policy changes on various disadvantaged groups in Australia, giving voice to the people most affected. This bulletin looks at how Australia treats asylum seekers, through the eyes of 40 people with direct...

Research report

17 Dec 2002

In this report from a joint research project of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care, Philippa Angley and Belinda Newman explore the challenge of recruiting staff to meet the needs of increasing numbers of frail older people...

Research report

12 Dec 2002

Transcript of a lecture by The Hon. Mark Vaile, Australian Minister for Trade, in which he discusses the November 2002 WTO informal ministerial meeting in Sydney and the prospects of common interest between Australia and the European Union.

Briefing paper

12 Dec 2002

This briefing paper gives a general overview of bail legislation and procedure in New South Wales as a basis for a more detailed discussion of statutory amendments introduced in recent years. It also explores the increasing emphasis on participation in diversionary and rehabilitation programs as...

Research report

11 Dec 2002

This positioning paper reviews the policy context and available literature on regulating community housing including work to-date in three jurisdictions and the overseas experience (the UK and Netherlands particularly). It also summarises the role of key partners who will be interviewed for this project and...

Research report

11 Dec 2002

This project, examines the future of public service program genres in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, each of which has a separate tradition of public service broadcasting. The purpose of this report is to say how program genres will develop in the new...

Research report

11 Dec 2002

This paper presents a historical analysis of the ideas and decisions that have led to the current regulatory structure governing Australian communications. In particular, it asks what happened to the idea of a convergent communications regulator in the lead up to the ‘post 1997’ telecommunications...

Working paper

1 Dec 2002

Using what has been labelled a 'carrot and stick' approach, the Howard government implemented the Private Health Insurance Incentives Scheme, the Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998 and the lifetime community rating. At various times prior to and since the implementation of these policies, there...