April 2009

Discussion paper

29 Apr 2009

Macroeconomics uses its latest Budget Bulletin to call for structural reform of the Commonwealth Budget to combat the $30 billion structural deficit and place Australia on a high productivity growth footing when the world economy rebounds.

The bad news is that the economic downturn...

Research report

15 Apr 2009

The purpose of the Five-year Spectrum Outlook is to outline ACMA’s assessment of the demand for different parts of the radiofrequency spectrum and facilitate discussion with stakeholders

about:

emerging pressures for changes to the approach used to manage spectrum; and ACMA’s proposed approaches...

Research report

15 Apr 2009

Defence White Paper - Community Consultation Program report of findings.

The Panel wanted to note, at the outset, an important and recurring concern in our community consultations that the Defence White Paper should be derived from a national security strategy. A number of...

Research report

30 Apr 2009

For women in Australia, sexual assault and domestic and family violence are the most pervasive human rights violations. They harm and limit the lives of a third of Australian women, and require an immediate and focused response.

The extent and range of violent actions...

Research report

29 Apr 2009

Residents of socioeconomically disadvantaged locations are more likely to have poor health than residents of socioeconomically advantaged locations and this has been comprehensively mapped in Australian cities.

These inequalities present a challenge for the public health workers based in or responsible for improving the...

Research report

30 Apr 2009

This report contains several good practice examples of programs that are working to improve the transitions from education, training and work participation of Indigenous young people, aged 15- 29

and draws on the key insights from the How young Indigenous people are faring paper....

Research report

30 Apr 2009

This report uses ABS Census data to examine and comment on changes in the education and labour force participation of young Indigenous people (15 to 19 year-olds, 20 to 24 year-olds and 25 to 29 year-olds).

This paper is complemented by a second publication,...

Video

Distinguished Professor John Hartley and CCI Director, Professor Stuart Cunningham brief symposium attendees on the recent achievements and future directions for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.

Journal article

29 Apr 2009

There is widespread enthusiasm for the Australian government's commitment to 'Close the Gap' in Indigenous disadvantage, health status and life expectancy. Yet despite the rhetoric, the pursuit of statistical equality for Indigenous Australians is not a novel or particularly promising approach.{C}

It is...

Video

When Julia Gillard took over the education portfolio in the new Rudd government, she took extensive advice from the controversial chancellor of education in New York, Joel Klein.

Her department is now in the process of adopting many of his methods in Australian schools....

Video

Do we as relatively affluent human beings have a moral duty to give to those who have less than us ? A completely staggering 1.4 billion people around the world live in what's described as "extreme poverty", or with an income of less than US$1.25...

Video

There once was a time when what to have for dinner was a simple choice, decided by cost and availability. But no longer. In a world with increasingly diminishing resources, eating is now complicated by a range of social, environmental and agricultural concerns....

Video

Two of Australia's foremost and outspoken Indigenous leaders, Warren Mundine and Marcia Langton, come together at the Sydney Institute to discuss the current state of Indigenous Affairs in Australia.

The premise of their argument? That Australia needs a new conversation, and that conversation...

Video

Over the course of his career, Clive Small, one of NSW's most successful detectives, saw it all. His book, "Smack Express: How organised crime got hooked on drugs" is an insight into drug trafficking and organised crime on Australia's east coast.

Written with journalist...

Guide

23 Apr 2009

The Network and the Australasian Centre on Ageing (ACA) at the University of Queensland have produced a guide for involving older people in research. The Guide is a product of an ongoing program of work within the Network in Ageing Well and builds on a...

Video

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone).

Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.

Research report

24 Apr 2009

The United Nations Durban Review Conference on Racism in Geneva in April 2009 is being held to review progress and assess the implementation of the 2001 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).

Adopted by consensus at the 2001 World Conference against Racism (WCAR)...

Journal article

24 Apr 2009

In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. This article explores the impact of these changes.

The article looks at the impact...

Commentary

Article

22 Apr 2009

ON 30 SEPTEMBER last year the Australian Navy intercepted a boat off the coast of Western Australia and took the twelve Middle-Eastern asylum seekers on board to Christmas Island. These individuals who had made their way from Indonesia were the first unauthorised boat arrivals of...

Commentary

Article

22 Apr 2009

THIS WAS THE WEEK the federal Labor Party lost its swagger. As the tragedy on the boat now known as SIEV 36 played out, a nasty déjà vu returned, along with a haunting question: is the party fatally estranged from middle Australia on these questions...

Discussion paper

23 Apr 2009

This discussion paper highlights the considerable health, social and economic consequences of climate change in the developing countries of the Pacific Ocean, where fragile environments, failing economies, poor population health, and a shortage of needed workforce skills mean there are fewer resources to prevent and...

Commentary

Article

23 Apr 2009

LAST MONTH at the World Health Organisation conference on climate change in Copenhagen, WHO experts outlined the impact of climate change on human health, and how improvements in environmental conditions could reduce the global disease burden by more than 25 per cent.

The WHO...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health labour force statistics and data quality assessment provides comprehensive data on the Indigenous health labour force.

Data are drawn from censuses, surveys and administrative data sources. The report presents information on Indigenous medical practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

This evaluation found users of the national collections for Elective Surgery Waiting Times regarded the data as highly useful and highly important.

It recommends collections continue, and coverage be improved to increase the proportion of public elective surgery episodes included in the collections. The...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

Death rates from CVD and CHD have declined dramatically in Australia since their peak in the mid 1960s. This report quantifies the number of lives saved since the peak and looks briefly at the age and sex population groups where the impact was likely to...

Journal article

23 Apr 2009

The International Health Regulations (2005) and the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases have triggered a re-assessment of how rich countries should support capacity development for communicable disease control in low and medium income countries

(LMIC). In LMIC, three types of public health...

Article

23 Apr 2009

This paper argues that there is no ‘gap’ between the literacy and numeracy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

The gap is between Indigenous students in mainstream schools and Indigenous students in non-performing remote schools.

Transcript

23 Apr 2009

There is widespread agreement in mainstream participation studies that social capital and civic engagement in Western democracies are in decline. So how did Barack Obama mobilise tens of millions of volunteers and supporters for his campaign?

This was against all scientific odds and statistics....

Discussion paper

23 Apr 2009

The global financial crisis provides an opportunity for the world to rethink its economic and political structures, according to this essay.

John Quiggin proposes a long term response to the global financial crisis which shifts the risks from individuals and families and places the...

Article

23 Apr 2009

This article describes how household wealth changed since 2002 and how developments in house prices, equity prices and superannuation returns may have affected the composition and distribution of household net worth.

The article updates previous work done by the Bank using data from the...

Article

23 Apr 2009

Australia's top adolescent mental health experts are calling for action to stem the tide of cyber-bullying and bullying in schools.

Adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has told the ABC's Four Corners program that someone needs to take the lead on what he considers "the...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

Three-quarters (74%) of American Internet users went online during the 2008 election to take part in, or get news and information about the 2008 campaign.

This represents 55% of the entire adult population, and marks the first time the Pew Internet & American Life...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

The Clean Development Mechanism is an avenue for industrialised countries to undertake carbon abatement projects in developing countries. This Background Note provides information on the CDM and its associated emissions credits.

The mechanism is an element of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

Implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Australian Higher Education will drive Australian recovery and growth, and provide increases in future skills, productivity, exports and GDP, according to this report.

Commissioned by Universities Australia, the KPMG Econtech report indicates that real GDP would...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

In the largest study to date of the practice anywhere, new findings from the New Media Consortium confirm that challenge-based learning is extremely effective with 9th grade students, including those most at risk of dropping out.

The report followed six schools across the...

Article

23 Apr 2009

Governments and public bodies have always been in the business of managing information - as creators, controllers, distributors, and more.

Until the mid-1990s, however, most states took on only two main roles as holders of information. First, they took responsibility for ensuring that information...

Research report

22 Apr 2009

This response follows the Prime Minister's commitment to consider fully the more than 900 ideas generated by the 1000 participants to the Australia 2020 Summit in April 2008.

The Response outlines ideas the government will implement, those it will explore further and those which,...

Audio program

21 Apr 2009

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, addresses the Lowy Institute on the subject of Australia's contribution to a global agreement on climate change.

Guide

23 Apr 2009

This practice resource is a guide for all Community Services and relevant non-government organisation (NGO) staff, particularly field staff. It has been developed to improve service delivery to Aboriginal people by providing staff with key facts, and information relevant to working with Aboriginal communities in...

Database

The Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, the HealthInfoNet aims to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and...

Discussion paper

21 Apr 2009

Next generation resilience relies on citizens and communities, not the institutions of state...

Over 80 per cent of Britons live in urban areas relying on dense networks of public and private sector organisations to provide them with essential services. But their everyday lives...

Technical report

21 Apr 2009

This paper examines the question of whether Australia should continue to provide tax concessions amounting to well over $10 billion a year and concludes that it should not.

The paper includes a number of suggestions for reform, principally: eliminating the 50 per cent discount;...

Research report

21 Apr 2009

Delaying action to mitigate climate change increases the risk that adverse climate change impacts, including possibly irreversible changes, will occur before greenhouse gas concentrations can be stabilised at a desired level, according to this research paper. The likely consequences of unmitigated climate change present serious...

Briefing paper

20 Apr 2009

The paper reviews some of the key developments in the relationship between University sector education and police officer training in the UK, in the US and in Australasia over the last four decades.

Key debates and problems in understanding police professionalism are also discussed....

Research report

20 Apr 2009

During 2007 Kids Help Line received 571,936 telephone and online contacts.

This report highlights the key issues about which children and young people sought help or support through telephone, email and web counselling. Individual reports are also available for each Australian state and territory....

Video

Queen's Counsel, broadcaster and author Geoffrey Robertson has achieved international fame by defending high-profile cases, often representing victims of alleged human rights abuses. Here, at an event organised by Amnesty Australia, he gives a short history of human rights, from the Magna Carta to the...

Research report

17 Apr 2009

This Policy Analysis examines the current debate over how Australia should react to the growth of Chinese power.

Media reports that highlight the different views of China held by Australia’s defence planners and its intelligence agencies miss a key point: we can’t know...

Article

17 Apr 2009

So much has been written about 'the global financial crisis' in the recent past.

Anyone with a view about anything is in print, collectively generating a massive growth of speculative positions on the crisis. Most readers will have trouble telling quality from the junk....

Transcript

17 Apr 2009

Over many years economists have developed a reputation for hostility to distributional issues. Some economists appear to treat them as 'soft' and secondary in importance to 'hard' issues like efficiency and productivity. That approach is a mistake, argues Ken Henry in this speech to the...

Research report

7 Apr 2009

In addition to being a key service provider, the role of the sector in promoting social cohesion, raising civic awareness and facilitating participation in community activities — all of which have indirect economic and social benefits — is increasingly acknowledged by policymakers.

Against this...

Research report

17 Apr 2009

This paper provides a history of performance measurement for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, beginning with the creation of the Australian National Training Authority in 1992 and ending with what we know of the current reforms.

As well as discussing the various...

Audio program

16 Apr 2009

Just six months after losing the election, Helen Clark has "moved on" and secured one of the United Nations' top jobs.

Research report

16 Apr 2009

This article describes how household wealth has changed and briefly examines how developments in house prices, equity prices and superannuation returns may have affected the composition and distribution of household net worth.

It updates previous work done by the Bank using data from...

Discussion paper

15 Apr 2009

This report examines the political situation in Fiji following a Presidential announcement last Friday which abolished the constitution, assumed all governing power and revoked all judicial appointments.

Bergin examines international reactions to the coup and outlines options for an appropriate response by Australia....

Research report

15 Apr 2009

The aim of this paper is to examine the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost 'premium' to international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined international traffic exchange. The paper concludes that attempts to use non-market methods, and...

Technical report

15 Apr 2009

This Agricultural Nnote provides information on the use of preservatives for safer storage of hay in Australia. When deciding which product to use, it is important to understand the differences between each of the products and when each can or cannot be used.

Research report

14 Apr 2009

This study indicates that the binary of choosing to invest in property, rather than some other area of investment is, in practice, misleading: most of the property investors interviewed also invest in other areas, mainly shares. It’s not an either/or decision for many people. However,...

Discussion paper

14 Apr 2009

This paper calls for Australia to abandon the 'Balanced Force' concept and refocus its military on managing strategic risks related to the rise of China.

Professor White argues that Chinese power will challenge US primacy, undercutting the basic assumptions of Australian defence policy. He...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

This extract explains some of the rationale behind the Australian Government's decision to invest up to $43 billion over eight years to build and operate a National Broadband Network.

The Government terminated the Request for Proposals (RFP) process on 7 April 2009, on the...

Discussion paper

9 Mar 2009

This paper analyzes the effect of growing up on welfare on young people's involvement in a variety of social and health risks. Young people in welfare families are much more likely to take both social and health risks. Much of the apparent link between family...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

This pilot study, examining prisoner health in two WA Prisons, aims to create a way for a standardised program of health checks to be introduced into WA prisons and ultimately across the board for all Australian prisons.

The HoPE (Health of Prisoner Evaluation) Project...

Commentary

Article

8 Apr 2009

Fresh back from overseas, a prime minister makes a stunning telecommunications announcement. And the historical parallels don't end there, writes Jock Given

KEVIN RUDD might not like the comparison. Nearly ninety years ago, prime minister Billy Hughes returned triumphant from an overseas trip and...

Commentary

Article

8 Apr 2009

THE PPP (public-private partnership) policy experiment has been wonderfully ambiguous and colourful. It has promised just about everything to everybody, from better value for money and on-time delivery, to innovation and reduced pressure on public sector budgets.

Indeed, the PPP phenomenon is now a...

Commentary

Article

8 Apr 2009

AUSTRALIA is one of the world’s oldest continuing democracies and certainly the first to create itself through the democratic mechanism of the referendum. The compatibility of federalism and democracy, however, is a question that has never been resolved and that has taken on new dimensions...

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2009

This discussion paper outlines various reform options that the federal government is considering to reform the telecommunications regulatory framework.The federal government has announced it is seeking views on options for reforming the existing telecommunications regime to make it work more effectively, particularly during the transition...

Article

9 Apr 2009

Consumers' confidence in personal privacy is directly affecting and limiting the growth of the internet commercial development. This article discusses constraints and options. In today's digital world, personal privacy has become the number one issue for consumers. Consumers' confidence in personal privacy is directly affecting...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

Google has come to symbolize the tensions between the benefits of innovative, information-dependent new services and the desire of individuals to control the contexts in which personal information is used. This essay reviews hundreds of newspaper articles where Google speaks about privacy in an effort...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

During the last 25 years, telecommunication has moved away from government-owned or regulated monopolies toward privatization with competition and oversight by independent regulatory agencies ? PCR policies. We present data indicating that PCR has had little impact on the internet during the last ten years...

Article

9 Apr 2009

Until now, it has not been clear how mobile access interacts with traditional wireline online behavior. Does availability of mobile access crowd out desktop access? Does it draw some users further into digital lifestyles?

Cast a glance at any coffee shop, train station or...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

In this paper, the authors introduce socially relevant computing as a new way to reinvigorate interest in computer science. Socially relevant computing centers on the use of computation to solve problems that students are most passionate about. It draws on both the solipsistic and altruistic...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

At the 2008 World Press Freedom Day celebration in Maputo, UNESCO explored how both Press Freedom and Freedom of Information can feed into the wider objective of empowering people. This focus built on an earlier meeting of experts in Paris during 2008, which analyzed the...

Guide

9 Apr 2009

This handbook is a timely, illustrated and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. It evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations and...

Research report

9 Apr 2009

UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library, a web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world, at UNESCO Headquarters on 21 April. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and...

Reports

1 Jun 2001

Policy Library is a collection of material from, and links to, British and international research centres.

Data portal

1 May 2009

This US site allows users to manipulate demographic data through maps, tables and reports. A certain level of access is provided free with subscription required for more advanced data.

Research report

8 Apr 2009

This briefing paper provides a brief overview of the key changes to homelessness policy that were introduced in December 2008 by the federal government’s white paper on the issue.

It provides a brief discussion about the different definitions of homelessness and considers...

Briefing paper

8 Apr 2009

This paper explores what is meant by sustainable development, considering the different definitions which have been proposed for the term and the debate around the concept as it has evolved.

It then considers some of the approaches that have been taken to...

Research report

8 Apr 2009

This paper assesses the availability and comparability of selected indicators of inequality in health status and in health care access and use across OECD countries, focussing on disparities among socioeconomic groups.

These indicators are illustrated using national or cross-national data sources to stratify populations...

Research report

8 Apr 2009

This working paper offers an overview of the long-term care workforce and reviews country responses to a growing demand for workers. This working paper offers an overview of the long-term care (LTC) workforce and reviews country responses to a growing demand for LTC workers....

Research report

7 Apr 2009

This discussion paper outlines various reform options that the federal government is considering to reform the telecommunications regulatory framework.

The government has announced it is seeking views on options for reforming the existing telecommunications regime to make it work more effectively, particularly during the...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. This release contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia as at 31 December 2008. The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This discussion paper is part of a review of the technical frameworks that apply to radiofrequency spectrum licences and analyses the current operation of, and possible improvements to, future technical frameworks.

The objective of the review is to ensure that ACMA is consistently...

Article

1 Apr 2009

When every student has a laptop, will there still be a role for computer labs in schools and universities?

Research report

3 Apr 2009

This paper provides 2006 estimates, for each Commonwealth Electoral Division, of the number of persons living in poverty and the proportion which this represents of the total population. The estimates were derived from synthetic small area data produced by the National Centre for Social and...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This research paper provides comprehensive information on the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (Cth) (MoPS Act) employment framework including recent developments, staff figures, and staffing trends. The paper also updates and expands a previous Parliamentary Library publication on employment issues associated with the MoPS...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

A statistical summary of diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, including comparison to the non-Indigenous population.

In 2004–05 the Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted two nation-wide health surveys: the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey and the...

Dataset

6 Apr 2009

The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. This release contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia as at 31 December 2008. The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

The report focuses on women today and how their social and economic status has changed and evolved over time, and what differences can be seen between them and their male counterparts.The gender divide in Australia has narrowed over the past 20 years but there is...

Dataset

6 Apr 2009

This update of BITRE's regional economic growth database incorporates new data for the 2005-06 financial year, and brings the database in line with the 2006 ABS Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) boundaries. The accompanying paper includes some descriptive analysis on economic growth since 2004-05....

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This report updates the estimated total cost of work-related injuries and illnesses.This report updates the report released by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) in 2004 which estimated the total cost of work-related injuries and illnesses for the year 2000-01 to be 34...

Article

6 Apr 2009

This paper prescribes a dose of market forces for Australia's medical workforce training.

It is a cautionary story about that fatal conceit, especially relevant in this era of neo-Keynesianism where government intervention is becoming the default mode. It shows how central planning, to paraphrase...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

The report includes details on operated flights and seats by airport, city pairs, airline, country, region and route. Details on operated flights and seats by airport, city pairs, airline, country, region and route. Produced monthly since December 2005. Prior to that, produced for months of...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This report arose as a result of the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner's investigation into the sexual assault of a baby in the paediatric ward of the Royal Darwin Hospital. This report arose as a result of the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner's...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This report considers the Royal Darwin Hospital's current policy framework, practices supporting clinical governance and the structural relationships between corporate and clinical governance within the hospital and between the hospital and the NT Department of Health and Families.The review was conducted by Ms. Kaye Hogan,...

Book

6 Apr 2009

Asia looks and feels very different now compared to the days of the Cold War. The sense that Asia now works differently can be traced to a single source - the re-emergence of China. Asia looks and feels very different now compared to the days...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This investigation follows the intriguing evolution of the Howard Government's depictions of China, and reveals a complex and calculated strategy that successfully transformed a potentially volatile conflict of interests into a functional foreign policy.Australia's strategic depiction of China has assumed increased importance as it attempts...

Article

6 Apr 2009

This report discusses the importance of an intersectional race and gender approach when it comes to understanding special measures like the Northern Territory Intervention in international law.

The current debate about the Northern Territory legislative package focuses on the federal government's categorisation of the...

Journal article

16 Mar 2009

Religious vilification laws impose penalties for encouraging hatred, contempt or ridicule of others based on their religious beliefs. Anti-vilification legislation represents an understandable, though misguided, attempt to value and advance the liberal principle of tolerance.In Australia, conflicts between organised religions are a not a major...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This report covers different types of recorded crimes, their place of occurrence, victim details, responses of criminal justice agencies, and government resources directed to deal with crime.This compendium of the most recently available national information on crime in Australia is intended to serve as a...

Journal article

6 Apr 2009

Partnerships between Aboriginal Mental Health Workers and non-Indigenous health professionals can assist in provision of culturally appropriate in-patient care and promotion of self-management and relapse prevention strategies.

Relapse is one of the major contributing factors to the high burden of disability of mental illness....

Briefing paper

6 Apr 2009

Community housing organisations in Australia recorded a surplus in the three years to 2005-06. To achieve low costs, many used voluntary labour, received discounted rates, and did not provide for depreciation.

This research bulletin is based on research by Dr Jon Hall and...

Video

Jacek Utko is a Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.

Newspaper designer Jacek Utko suggests that it's time for a...

Video

Suddenly, the world's economy is in a pretty poor position. People are losing their jobs, companies are folding, fear can be smelt emanating from the financial district in most major cities. The reasons behind the Global Financial Crisis are extraordinarily complex,

and there probably...

Research report

3 Apr 2009

This report presents data on the geographical distribution of severe disability among people aged less than 65 years living in Australian capital cities, based on analysis of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.How is severe disability distributed within Australian capital cities? What is the...

Research report

3 Apr 2009

Over 3.5 million women aged 20-69 years participated in the National Cervical Screening Program in 2006-2007, up from the last report. The major objective of the National Cervical Screening Program is to reduce incidence and mortality from cervical cancer. Over 3.5 million women (61.5%) aged...

Research report

3 Apr 2009

This is the Series 13 annual report of the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection, and provides an overview of assistance given to clients and their children by the Program in 2007-08.In 2007-08, 1 in every 104 Australians, or 202,500 people, received substantial support...

Research report

1 Mar 2009

The key finding of this review is that a greater focus on externalities, preferably quantified in monetary terms, will help Australia to gain maximum social and environmental benefit from the portfolio of electricity generating technologies it will use for meeting emission reduction targets.

This...

Research report

1 Dec 2009

The key finding of this report by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is that a commitment is needed by government and industry to invest around $6 billion by 2020 on RD&D on new power generation technologies.

Increased deployment expenditure is...

Commentary

Article

2 Apr 2009

For the American president and the Australian prime minister this week’s G20 meeting is a vital test, writes BRUCE GRANT

IT’S ANYBODY’S GUESS what President Obama meant when he described his meeting with Australia’s prime minister as “a great meeting of the minds.” But...

Research report

1 Apr 2009

This report provides an overview of infrastructure, applications, social and economic trends and developments, and anticipated developments over the next five to ten years. provides an overview of infrastructure, applications, social and economic trends and developments, and anticipated developments over the next five to ten...

Research report

2 Apr 2009

This is the report of a workshop examining the research challenges that will use the new media to advance the analysis and interpretations of text, images and other sources of interest to the humanities and social sciences and, in so doing, to pose interesting problems...

Research report

2 Apr 2009

New internet technologies allow online users to create content. Some of this content is brand information that traditionally developed and promoted by advertising agencies. Agencies have reacted to this phenomenon in different ways: some embrace it, some ignore it, and others encourage employees to act...

Research report

2 Apr 2009

As internet and mobile phone use explodes worldwide, governments are adopting new and multiple means for controlling these technologies that go far beyond technical filtering. Freedom on the Net provides a comprehensive look at these emerging tactics, raising concern over trends such as the "outsourcing...

Research report

1 Apr 2009

The phenomenon of electronic government (e-government), and electronic democracy (e-democracy) more specifically, is a relatively new subject of study. However, with the globalization of Internet use, the deployment of technology to improve democracy has rapidly gained worldwide attention.

While scholarly analysis of recent and...

Research report

2 Apr 2009

A 35-page preview of this new book includes excerpts from each section of the book and a series of interviews with creative artists and designers.A 35-page preview of this new book includes excerpts from each section of the book and complete interviews with singer-songwriter Jonathan...