July 2006

Research report

31 Jul 2006

The Australian Labor Party's white paper on higher education, research and innovation, issued by Jenny Macklin.

Research report

28 Jul 2006

Residential respite care is central to the aged care system, with many people who use community care programs also accessing residential respite care, and many people entering permanent residential aged care having previously used such respite care. This bulletin examines a number of questions...

Research report

28 Jul 2006

This report presents data on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients, including information about the types of drugs for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided.

Research report

28 Jul 2006

This report describes the range of new care choices for older Australians with dementia and their carers that emerged from the Innovative Pool Dementia Pilot and presents evidence that these new service offerings have helped clients to remain at home for as long as possible....

Research report

28 Jul 2006

Fiona Childs updates the details of federal government expenditure provided in the Research Note on federal government advertising which was published in June 2004. She also outlines the controversy over the Howard government's WorkChoices advertising campaign and the findings of the Senate inquiry into government...

Research report

28 Jul 2006

Fiona Childs updates the details of federal government expenditure provided in the Research Note on federal government advertising which was published in June 2004. She also outlines the controversy over the Howard government's WorkChoices advertising campaign and the findings of the Senate inquiry into government...

Research report

27 Jul 2006

In defining either peer abuse or the more commonly acknowledged abuse of children by adults the similarities are far more noteworthy than the differences writes Dr. Jean B. Healey. There is a strong correlation between peer abuse and other forms of abuse in terms of...

Research report

27 Jul 2006

The ethical duty of Rowan Gillies, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is simple: in crisis-affected countries, he goes to the person who is most sick, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex. Executing the task in the field, however, becomes dangerous and complicated...

Research report

27 Jul 2006

After the furore surrounding the role of factions in Labor’s preselection process in Victoria earlier this year, now it is the Liberals’ turn. ABC’s Four Corners journalist Janine Cohen focuses on attempts by the far right to dominate internal processes in the New South Wales...

Research report

27 Jul 2006

As previously identified by the Democratic Audit of Australia, the making of politically tainted appointments to non-departmental public agencies can undermine the public value of these institutions and obstruct democratic processes.1 In most cases, independence from government is one of the major reasons for the...

Commentary

Article

25 Jul 2006

Voting for Jesus: Christianity and Politics in Australia by Amanda Lohrey Quarterly Essay 22, Black Inc, 2006, 128 pages, $14.95

Church and State: Australia’s Imaginary Wall by Tom Frame Briefings series, UNSW Press, 2006, 96 pages, $16.95

Reviewed by John...

Commentary

Article

25 Jul 2006

All online activity must be treated equally, argues MARGARET SIMONS

A NEW front has opened in the battle for media diversity ? and this one has more long term implications than the changes to cross media ownership regulation presently proposed by the Howard...

Research report

25 Jul 2006

This research proposes to expand current financial disadvantage measures by including a regional housing cost variable. The aim of this project is examine the impact of housing costs and housing assistance on levels of financial disadvantage. This research will provide detailed LGA-level simulated results that...

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25 Jul 2006

The Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) has failed to provide adequate protection for the environment and is currently a waste of taxpayers’ money argues Andrew Macintosh. The legislation has cost taxpayers somewhere between $72 million and $180 million to administer, but...

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25 Jul 2006

There is a danger that policy-makers will fall into the trap of conceptualising Indigenous residence as occurring in some fixed hierarchy of settlements, rather than as occurring regionally and flexibly between larger and smaller communities and between smaller communities.

This paper explores some issues...

Research report

25 Jul 2006

Current frameworks for considering the structural situation of Indigenous peoples are increasingly focused on State and Territory jurisdictional levels. While this may ease access to data and help determine federal-state responsibilities, it provides little guidance regarding the spatial underpinnings of Indigenous disadvantage.

It prevents...

Research report

25 Jul 2006

For decades, researchers in HASS have endured a funding system that assesses their work through a narrow prism of quantity: How many papers? How much grant money? How many research students? This project set out to find a fairer way to evaluate research, by focusing...

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25 Jul 2006

In Australia, health care spending accounts for more than 9% of GDP and is expected to rise. The health system is perceived as complex, uncoordinated, unwieldy and nonresponsive to individuals. An additional issue is that the health system is viewed as a drain on economic...

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2006

This discussion paper by Dr Elaine Lally reports on stage one of the 'New media scoping study'. It brings together an analysis of Australia Council funding data on support for new media art over the past 10 years, with information about support for the practice...

Commentary

Article

25 Jul 2006

The Minister, the ARC and rejected grants, Gideon Haigh looks at the new censorship of research funding. Article published in The Monthly

Research report

24 Jul 2006

This paper by Robert Tanton, Ann Harding, Anne Daly, Justine McNamara and Mandy Yap, reports on recent work conducted by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) on an area index measuring Australian children who are at risk of being in social exclusion....

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24 Jul 2006

The Forum brought together a broad cross-section of stakeholders involved in conducting clinical trials, including those agencies already working on a national approach, industry, researchers, ethics committee representatives, a patient group advocate and industry/state development departments. The aim of the Forum was to enhance the...

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24 Jul 2006

Australia has about the highest recorded level of per capita participation in the share market in the world; a majority (55 per cent) of adult Australians own shares, either directly (44 per cent) or indirectly (Australian Stock Exchange 2005). Fluctuations in the value of oft-cited...

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24 Jul 2006

We're living longer, working harder and using more energy according to Australian Social Trends 2006, the 13th edition of an annual series from the ABS that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. Australian Social Trends 2006 is the 13th...

Research report

24 Jul 2006

The inter-relationship between private health insurance cover and hospital utilisation is complex. The current policy approach in Australia appears to rely on relatively simple models of the relationships between health insurance coverage, and public and private hospital use. There is considerable evidence of unexplained heterogeneity...

Research report

24 Jul 2006

Victoria’s system of criminal record checks needs legislative reform to meet the pressures of increasing demand and changing technologies, according to a new report by Paul Chadwick, Victorian Privacy Commissioner (OVPC). The report recommends that the Government develop a Controlled Disclosure of Criminal Records Bill...

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21 Jul 2006

This issue of ACMA's monthly newsletter includes Chris Chapman's address to the Advertising Federation and reports on a new approach to consumer consultation, TV advertising quotas, the Spam Act review, the Do Not Call Register legislation and School of the Air students taking part in...

Research report

21 Jul 2006

The communications minister, Senator Helen Coonan, has chaired the first meeting of an industry reference group brought together to work on a Broadband Blueprint for Australia. Announced earlier this year, the blueprint will provide a national framework for the rollout of next generation broadband infrastructure...

Research report

20 Jul 2006

A report by Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson on the likely impact of proposed school voucher schemes has found that they could adversely affect education outcomes and would be expensive to implement. For several years, conservative think tanks and their supporters have been campaigning for...

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20 Jul 2006

This NCVER study investigated whether adult literacy and numeracy courses produced social capital outcomes, which are changes in students' connections with networks of people. The study's authors, Jo Balatti, Stephen Black, Ian Falk, found that 80% of the students in the study experienced social capital...

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2006

In a critique of the Australian values education project Sue Knight and Carol Collins argue that as it stands, the required ‘common values’ approach cannot succeed in developing students’ capacity for sound moral judgement. While those of us who have been working in this area...

Research report

20 Jul 2006

This paper offers a description of and a contribution to a theory about the sector of out-of-school (non-formal) educational provision for young people. Focusing particularly on arts and culturally based activities, Julian Sefton-Green surveys the forms and structures of such provision and explores how it...

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20 Jul 2006

This research paper analyses the financial performance of various GTEs, most of which are owned by state and territory governments. It finds that aggregate profitability increased in the electricity, water and urban transport sectors in 2004-05 compared with 2003-04, but declined in the railways, forestry...

Research report

20 Jul 2006

The Council has adopted all 16 recommendations of the Scoping Study Reference Group, which was set up to propose directions for the support and development of creative communities, and has recognised that the most innovative element of the report was the proposal for the Australia...

Article

20 Jul 2006

No matter what effects the federal government's media law reforms have on commercial media, the community broadcasting sector will remain a stronghold of media diversity, immune from any concentration of ownership, argues the CBAA in this response to Senator Coonan's announcement of the planned changes....

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19 Jul 2006

Milton Osborne examines how China's relations with Southeast Asia have dramatically changed for the better in the last ten years. Free trade agreements and strategic partnerships have replaced decades of mistrust and uncertainty. China is now the paramount power in Southeast Asia with significant soft...

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19 Jul 2006

Senators and members of the Australian parliament receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary – $118,950 from 1 July 2006. Leanne Manthorpe explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for the allowance, and provides details of changes in the allowance since 1984.

Research report

19 Jul 2006

This background note details the approach taken in various Australian and overseas parliaments to codes of conduct for ministers and MPs.

In 2009, for various reasons, the conduct of ministers and members of parliament has been the subject of much media attention. The Australian...

Commentary

Article

18 Jul 2006

The ruling on the Cowra abattoir case highlights the implications of the new IR rules, according to John Howe and Jill Murray

WHEN an abattoir in Cowra threatened to sack 29 workers so that some of them could be rehired on lower pay...

Research report

18 Jul 2006

In urban Australia the three expenditure groups with the highest average weekly expenditure levels were (in ranked order): current housing costs; food and non-alcoholic beverages; and transport. In contrast, recreation was one of the three highest expenditure groups in rural Australia, together with transport and...

Research report

18 Jul 2006

During 2005 the existence of a strong labour market and relatively weak economic growth generated significant interest and debate among economic commentators and policy makers. While there is a general understanding of a lagged relationship between economic growth, as measured by GDP volumes, and growth...

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18 Jul 2006

This publication presents data for the private hospital sector in 2004-05. Comparable data for public hospitals are available in Australian Hospital Statistics 2004-05, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). According to this publication, about 4 in 10 hospital patients in Australia...

Research report

18 Jul 2006

Drawing together the currently available information on social interactions from the 2002 General Social Survey and other ABS surveys, this compendium presents topics relating to selected elements of the ABS Social Capital Framework. Geographic and structural features of the Australian population set the scene, with...

Commentary

Article

18 Jul 2006

The longer a government remains in power, the less it is willing to be accountable, writes PAUL STRANGIO

THE John Howard-Peter Costello leadership rivalry is moving towards a denouement of sorts. While the outcome is unpredictable, it is worth posing a question that...

Research report

18 Jul 2006

Richard Broinowski, former diplomat and author of the 2003 study 'Fact or Fission - the Truth about Australia's Nuclear Ambitions', writes that in his call for a 'full-blooded' nuclear debate, Prime Minister Howard probably doesn't wish to see such a taboo subject raised. But for...

Research report

18 Jul 2006

In this conference presentation Nick Richardson, Diana Smart, Suzanne Vassallo, Ann Sanson and Inez Dussuyer use the Australian Temperament Project to explore the ways in which developmental pathways of resilient and low risk but antisocial children can be identified. Are there sensitive ages and developmental...

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17 Jul 2006

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. The report makes a number of recommendations and calls for a whole of government approach – in co-operation with business and community...

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17 Jul 2006

The main findings of 'National Youth Survey 2005: Rural and Regional Responses' show that regardless of where young people live, family relationships and friendships are what they value most. They’re also involved in their communities, through sport, youth groups, arts and cultural activities and volunteering....

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17 Jul 2006

For Australian money market operatives, there is a changing of the guard. But will it be enough to address some underlying contradictions within the monetary system asks Dick Bryan.

Earlier this year, head of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan—the patriarch of central bankers—retired....

Research report

17 Jul 2006

Part one of the paper argues that the duty of trust and confidence, owed to an employee by their employer, should not be implied into contracts of employment so as to prescribe the manner in which an employee is dismissed, as the implication of such...

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17 Jul 2006

In this paper Dr Anthony Forsyth examines the long-standing conceptual debate in comparative law literature about whether, and if so in what circumstances, it is possible to ‘transplant’ laws from one legal system to another. The paper also focuses specifically on how the transplantability debate...

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17 Jul 2006

Yeo Lay Hwee and Cynthia Chang of Southeast Asia Peace and Security Net write that amidst internal problems of battling bird flu, dealing with the after effects of the earthquake in Central Java, and now flash floods and landslide, Indonesia played host to the second...

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17 Jul 2006

Nick Bisley of Monash University writes that recent security crises in the Asia-Pacific region illustrate the institutional limits of security in the region and the pressing need to rethink the broader basis of regional security and more specifically, the nature of the American alliance system....

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17 Jul 2006

Charles Scheiner of the Timor-Leste Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis (La'o Hamutuk) argues that the next UN mission is being designed in an emergency atmosphere. Although immediate humanitarian and security concerns must be dealt with, there are deeper-seated causes of the current problems, and...

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17 Jul 2006

Heather Booth, Rob J. Hyndman, Leonie Tickle and Piet de Jong compare the short- to medium- term accuracy of five variants or extensions of the Lee-Carter method for mortality forecasting.

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17 Jul 2006

This paper by Victor Stojcevski, Terese Henning and Jenny Rudolf considers the need for reforms to the law of arrest in Tasmania. It contains 17 proposals for reform that are aimed at imporoving the current framework for arrest in Tasmania. Arrest involves the involuntary deprivation...

Working paper

16 Jul 2006

Shigeki Kamiyama, Jerry Sheehan and Catalina Martinez examine recent evidence and review macroeconomic statistics related to the development of technology markets. They survey approaches to the valuation of patents and the policy initiatives undertaken by OECD countries to foster patent valuation and exploitation.

Research report

16 Jul 2006

Writing in the Canberra Times , Christian Downie argues that the effective removal of cross media laws will jeopardise the health of Australia?s democracy by ensuring greater concentration of media ownership and a loss of media diversity. The permeation of the traditional media players into...

Research report

16 Jul 2006

The development of digital content raises new issues as rapid technological developments challenge existing business models and government policies. This study identifies and discusses six groups of business and public policy issues, and illustrates them with existing and potential OECD digital content strategies and policies....

Research report

16 Jul 2006

With the future shape of the media and entertainment sector uncertain, how do organisations formulate their strategies for growth? This report applies Deloitte’s Strategic Flexibility framework to the challenges of this sector.

Research report

16 Jul 2006

As part of the process of developing a future policy direction for Australian industry, to be finalised by early next year, the industry minister has released this issues paper covering export directions, development of global linkages, support for innovation, new industry sector emergence, and better...

Research report

13 Jul 2006

In this annual report Maria Borzycki summarises information derived from the second year of the National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program in 2004. The less than 7000 reported cases of armed robbery victimisation in Australia for that year are examined in terms of the incident, the...

Research report

13 Jul 2006

In recent years, legislative reforms have been introduced that seek to restrict the number of weapons in the community. These reforms have centred on knives carried in public places and on firearm ownership and possession. The focus on knives is of particular importance, as according...

Research report

13 Jul 2006

Specialty courts are a response of the criminal justice system to specific problem behaviours and associated issues, such as drug use or domestic violence. Jason Payne examines the history and development of the specialty court concept in Australia. It shows that the programs, although having...

Research report

13 Jul 2006

Despite overseas media headlines labelling Australia as an unsafe place to visit, this paper by John Venditto and Jenny Mouzos provides factual information indicating that the risk of homicide victimisation faced by tourists who visit Australia is extremely low. Those most likely to be victims...

Commentary

Article

12 Jul 2006

Before he became embroiled in this week’s leadership controversy, Peter Costello was telling Pacific leaders that Australia doesn't take temporary migrants. Not true, writes Peter Mares

PETER COSTELLO has once again rejected the idea of Pacific Island workers filling seasonal labour shortages in...

Research report

11 Jul 2006

Using results from the 2002 Student Outcomes Survey and a follow-up survey of these students in 2004, Rebecca Sherman examines outcomes over time of young people aged 15-24 years who undertook technical and further education (TAFE) training in 2001. The report looks at changes in...

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11 Jul 2006

This small study by Janet Stanley, Nina Bailey, Helen Ansems, Martina Boese and Jill Webb documented the needs of families with young children in Greater Dandenong, drawing on consultations with local residents and with selected community groups caring for children and serving people who may...

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11 Jul 2006

Genevieve Sheehan and Gordon Renouf investigated the reasons that many low-income and other excluded people are uninsured. Through group interviews in Victoria and New South Wales, they identified specific barriers to taking out or maintaining insurance cover – not just simple cost, but also perceived...

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11 Jul 2006

This paper by Ann Harding, Justine McNamara, Robert Tanton, Anne Daly and Mandy Yap, describes results from an innovative use of the 2001 Australian census microdata, focussed on well-being and disadvantage from the child's perspective, to construct a composite index of child social exclusion risk....

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11 Jul 2006

This study by Janelle Allison, Scott Gorringe, Justine Lacey examines the nature of the impact of vocational education and training (VET), and its project-based activities and partnerships, on the development of sustainable communities in regional Australia. It finds that VET plays a critical role as...

Research report

11 Jul 2006

This publication from NCVER provides a snapshot of Australia's publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) sector for 2005. It includes information about students and participation, courses and qualifications, module/unit of competency enrolments, and hours of delivery for each state and territory. The latest annual...

Transcript

11 Jul 2006

In this background paper for the Technology Connected Futures summit in Sydney in October, James Bosco provides a brief overview of the place in history of information and communications technologies.

The paper aims to provide readers with a broad context in beginning to consider...

Research report

11 Jul 2006

Governments and health services may be better equipped to tackle Austalia’s future health issues, including overweight and obesity, if they integrate cultural issues into the planning and delivery of health care and services, business and community groups. This guide is designed to help policy makers...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

Australian ICT Trade Update 2006 presents a detailed statistical update on Australia's information and communication technology (ICT) trade over the decade 1995 to 2005. John W. Houghton explores the composition and direction of ICT equipment, software, content and services trade, and discusses the ICT trade...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

The key aim of this project carried out by Terry Burke and Robin Zhakarov was to develop a small number of scenarios about the nature of Australia's housing system at a specified future date. As such, the project involved the development of a significant exercise...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

This feature article from the Australian Bureau of Statistics examines changes in the size and composition of the labour force in Western Australia and identifies factors that have contributed to those changes. It also explores changes in the geographic distribution of the state's labour force....

Research report

10 Jul 2006

Australia has long been an innovator in consumer participation in health with governments over 30 years responding to the desire of community members to be involved in policy making around health. The current complexities, stresses and changing demands in health policy make it a suitable...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

Alternative energy comprises renewable sources of energy (hydro; biomass; wind; geothermal; solar, which includes [concentrating solar power]; and ocean sources, comprising tidal, wave, marine currents, ocean thermal energy and tapping the salt gradient), nuclear power, and waste. The use of renewable sources of energy can...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

Among the sources of non-energy GHG emissions from the advanced economies, agriculture is the largest, followed by waste and industrial processes. Gross nonenergy emissions are estimated to be 15.4% of all GHG emissions from the advanced economies in 2010 writes Ainsley Jolley in Climate Change...

Research report

10 Jul 2006

Australian ICT Trade Update 2006 presents a detailed statistical update on Australia's information and communication technology (ICT) trade over the decade 1995 to 2005. John W. Houghton explores the composition and direction of ICT equipment, software, content and services trade, and discusses the ICT trade...

Research report

6 Jul 2006

This report by Diana Warren compares key characteristics of retirement for men and women including reasons for retiring, transitions to retirement, life satisfaction, the effect of the presence of a spouse or partner and financial security. The report presents new findings about differences in life...

Research report

6 Jul 2006

Over the last 12 to 18 months, action on climate change around the world is moving at a new velocity across the spectrum of climate science, politics, technology and community attitudes This report by The Climate Institute identifies ten factors whose scope and reach are...

Research report

6 Jul 2006

In an address to the Australian Parliamentary Group for Drug Law Reform, Andrew Macintosh discusses recent trends in domestic drug markets and what they say about the effectiveness of current drug policies. In particular three illicit drugs: cannabis, heroin and ethamphetamines as they provide insights...

Research report

6 Jul 2006

The objectives of this research were to analyse how Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) consumers access and use language services – specifically interpreters - and to determine consumer views on the effectiveness of...

Research report

6 Jul 2006

Male sexual violence against women and children continues to be a significant social problem in Australia write D. Chung, P. J. O'Leary and T. Hand. Increasing attention has been given to prevention and treatment of sexual offending. Treatment responses have been restricted by an individualistic...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2006

The obstacles facing Bushvision suggest that the federal government doesn't understand community television, writes Ellie Rennie.

WATER bubbles through the limestone in Mt Gambier, meanders through underground caves & tunnels and surfaces at the poorly named ?blue lake?, which inexplicably turns to brilliant...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2006

Jerry Schwab describes practical options from Canada for re-engaging remote area Aboriginal youth

MANY Australians were shocked recently by stories of violence among Aboriginal youth gangs in the Northern Territory township of Wadeye. Images in newspapers and on television depicted members of Wadeye’s...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2006

The actions and services of government are increasingly hidden by an almost impenetrable screen, writes Jack Waterford

THE Howard government is the most accountable since Federation. We have John Howard’s own word for this - while he was repudiating an opposition attack on...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2006

The government’s electoral legislation is bad for democracy, writes Brian Costar

IN THE bleak, dying days of the budget session the Senate passed the ironically titled Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006 by a majority of two (33...

Research report

5 Jul 2006

The third annual report on the state of Australian hospitals shows that more people were admitted to Australian public hospitals in 2004–05 than in any previous year. Of the 4.3 million Australians admitted to public hospitals, 86 per cent were treated as public patients, a...

Commentary

Article

3 Jul 2006

Last week’s summit on Indigenous communities was a positive step, but a more strategic approach is needed, writes Larissa Behrendt

MANY Indigenous people were sceptical that the Intergovernmental Summit on Violence and Child Abuse in Indigenous Communities (15) would be just another talkfest....

Research report

4 Jul 2006

In a response to the ALP national discussion paper on urban development, housing and local government Barbara Norman writes that unless we clearly support the development of sustainable cities in this nation involving all levels of government, economic productivity, social cohesion and environmental sustainability will...

Transcript

4 Jul 2006

In a speech for the Australian Fabian Society in Melbourne, Senator Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Housing, Urban Development, Local Government and Territories, presents his views on housing and social and infrastructure issues. 'Our fundamental approach assumes Australia is facing an acute housing shortage and...

Research report

4 Jul 2006

The Howard Government has systematically eroded the Senate’s capacity for scrutiny, accountability and review and trampled its processes in the passage of major legislation. Humility has been replaced by arrogance and a Government convinced of its own perfection says Chris Evans in a speech to...

Research report

4 Jul 2006

Fifth anniversary special report summarising the major findings by Robert A. Cummins. The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a barometer of Australians’ satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. Unlike most official indicators of quality of life and wellbeing, it is subjective – it...

Research report

3 Jul 2006

With the new Welfare-to-Work system taking effect from 1 July 2006, employment is becoming an issue for many more people affected by mental illness. A lack of suitable, flexible part-time work is the major barrier to employment, say people affected by mental illness, and an...

Research report

3 Jul 2006

In this article from Griffith Review 12 , Ian Lilley documents how Australians lived in the Ice Age and believes there are three compelling lessons to be drawn from this experience. First, continual and sometimes quite remarkable environmental change is normal and natural. Second, the...

Research report

3 Jul 2006

This paper by Adrian Cherney uses existing literature to highlight the place of problem solving in crime prevention, and the need for flexibility, responsiveness, and an understanding of context in using problem solving techniques. It calls for problem solving to play a greater role in...

Research report

3 Jul 2006

The study of more than 1300 disadvantaged Year 11 and 12 students who are receiving support from The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program found that anticipated income does not factor in their plans to attend university. Rather, the type of role and how closely...

Briefing paper

3 Jul 2006

This overview of research and findings by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission during 2001–2006 was prepared by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. This paper is intended to ensure that any program responses to family violence in Indigenous communities are...

Research report

1 Jul 2006

This study examines the legal framework governing collective management in the field of copyright and neighbouring rights in the European Union, with a particular emphasis on musical works. The report also provides information on the economic, social and cultural value of collective management, predominantly in...