September 2010

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30 Sep 2010

There has long been discussion of the 'theory-practice divide' in education. On one level this is a simplistic analysis of a complex problem. Universities do not just 'do' theory and schools are not just in the business of 'practice'. So much valuable educational research...

Journal article

30 Sep 2010

Although the New Zealand media system has sometimes been characterized as one of the most globalized in the world, this article explores the paradoxes and limitations of a simplified globalization thesis from the perspective of the banal production and representation of New Zealand news. Drawing...

Transcript

30 Sep 2010

Simply publishing linked data into the cloud does not necessarily meet the requirements of reuse.

Scientific data stands to represent a significant portion of the linked open data cloud and science itself stands to benefit from the data fusion capability that this will afford....

Journal article

30 Sep 2010

Network technologies are very desirable for social action, allowing activists to achieve more with less, more quickly and with broader impact; on the other hand, the very advantages they bring are equally important to the world of contemporary capitalism that social action seeks to change....

Research report

30 Sep 2010

This release presents summary statistics on R&D undertaken by Australian businesses during the financial year ended 30 June 2009.

During 2008-09, expenditure on R&D by Australian businesses was $16,858 million. Business expenditure on R&D (BERD) increased by 13% in current price terms and 9%...

Research report

23 Sep 2010

Produced in collaboration with the World Resources Institute , this report provides a snapshot of ecolabel transparency, including the results of a survey of 340 ecolabels from 42 countries, conducted between 2009 and 2010.

In November 2009 over 340 ecolabels in 42 countries were...

Research report

29 Sep 2010

Despite several years of reform since 2008, the institutional design for national security policy-making as a whole remains dominated by centralisation and limited coordination.

The paper identifies three broad recommendations for building a more integrated policy framework: (1) making networks the main...

Research report

29 Sep 2010

This report provides an overview of the different social housing programs that were provided under the most recent Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA), which was in place from 2003 to 2008, and the first six months of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, which was introduced...

Research report

29 Sep 2010

This paper explores the strategic challenges confronting Australia as shifting power balances in Asia produce new calculations among the region's major powers.

Building on Power and Choice, the Lowy Institute's major report on Asian Security Futures, Raoul Heinrichs argues that while US primacy or...

Discussion paper

28 Feb 2010

This paper explores working models of pay for performance schemes, discussing their relative advantages, disadvantages and effectiveness for promoting quality teaching and producing improved student learning.

Whilst more work needs to be done to test and refine pay for contribution policies and practices, this...

Journal article

29 Sep 2010

Visits, income, education, age, distance from a patrol, and willingness to swim on an unpatrolled beach explain willingness to pay but rivalry does not; snob and bandwagon effects prevail. By comparing benefits with costs, the levels of lifeguards and lifesavers in Australia were found to...

Briefing paper

29 Sep 2010

Examining Timor-Leste's current tangle of land ownership claims, this briefing recommends that the government and its partners act now to supplement titling with clear public information.

Measures to resolve land disputes in Timor-Leste must go beyond a draft law on land titling if they...

Research report

27 Sep 2009

This report presents the research findings of an in-depth investigation into effective practices for managing conflict involving Indigenous people as part of the Indigenous Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Case Study Project (the Project).

The Indigenous Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Case...

Research report

26 Sep 2010

The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with 'success' considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent...

Research report

28 Sep 2010

News media ought to be recognised as one of the factors that can affect attitudes towards and demand for illicit drugs and there is an opportunity to expand use of news media to shape youth attitudes to drugs.

This research funded by the Commonwealth...

Journal article

28 Sep 2010

Digital production and distribution technologies may create new opportunities for filmmaking in Australia.

A culture of new approaches to filmmaking is emerging driven by ‘next generation filmmakers’ who are willing to consider new business models: from online web series to short films produced for...

Journal article

28 Aug 2010

The internet provides a means for non-professional media-makers to produce and publish their own video and audio content, as community television and radio have done for several decades. While the web seems to exemplify the principles of media access and diversity championed by...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

Governance – the manner in which something is governed or influenced (Oxford English Dictionary) – is about how society organises itself to achieve its goals. Governments play a major role, but many people and organisations outside government are involved. Natural resource management (NRM)...

Discussion paper

27 Sep 2010

This information paper uses the South Australian Government's own ratings to analyse progress in different areas of South Australia's ten year Strategic Plan.

South Australia’s Strategic Plan (SASP) sets out a path for South Australia for 10 years. The Plan was launched in 2004,...

Research report

27 Sep 2010

In 2009, the South Australian government announced it would be cutting public sector employees by 1600 over the next three years. In announcing the cutbacks, the SA Treasurer said that doing so would help restore the State’s fiscal position in the wake of...

Research report

27 Sep 2010

This audit examined whether prison accommodation services contracted under public private partnerships are operating effectively and providing value-for-money.

Background

Since 1996, the private sector has become increasingly involved in owning, operating and managing prisons through public private partnerships (PPP)....

Research report

27 Sep 2010

Dementia has a significant impact on our health care system and this is set to increase. In Australia and worldwide, the prevalence of dementia is expected to rise rapidly as the population ages. By 2050, there is predicted to be well over 100...

27 Sep 2010

The figures are in: almost 3,252,000 eligible Australians didn’t cast a valid vote in last month’s election, write Brian Costar and Peter Browne in Inside Story

NOW THAT the final tally for last month’s election is almost complete it’s possible get a better...

Briefing paper

27 Sep 2010

This Practice Sheet summarises and builds upon the findings from the Engaging Hard to Reach Families and Children study (Cortis, Katz, & Patulny, 2009) and provides ideas for practitioners and policy-makers about how to increase engagement of disadvantaged (or "hard to reach") families in child...

Transcript

27 Sep 2010

Business Council of Australia President Graham Bradley says Australia should get on with the job of economic reform by refocusing on goals where there is already broad agreement, rather than dwelling on the challenges of a minority government.

In this 15 September speech to...

Journal article

27 Sep 2010

Little is known about Wikipedia contributors’ information behaviour and from where and how the information in the encyclopaedia originated. Even though a large number of texts in Wikipedia cite external sources according to the intentions of the verifiability policy, many articles lack references...

Journal article

27 Sep 2010

This study examines the democratic effects that the Internet has shown using macro-level, cross-national data in a sequence of time-series statistical tests. The democratic potential of the Internet may be inestimable, but its national level democratic effects were startlingly limited through 2003. Forecasting models generated...

Research report

27 Sep 2010

A vast body of research has shown information science to be a social science, but information science’s identity as both a social science and a non-social science has become all the more uncertain, or simply has been left to the discretion of the reader....

27 Sep 2010

New research explores what drives individuals to create and innovate.

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Innovation and creativity. Self-doubt and caution. The two statements seem diametrically opposed but as Creative Universe and Chandler Macleod Consulting discovered recently, these characteristics successfully co-habit within many of...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

This report provides a detailed overview of perinatal trends and changes to the health profile of NT resident mothers and babies, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, across the 20-year period from 1986 to 2005.

Authors: Xiaohua Zhang, Karen Dempsey, Kim Johnstone and Steve Guthridge....

Literature review

24 Sep 2010

The purpose of this literature review is to examine youth hubs or centres and consider supportive policy frameworks for them. The findings will inform Brotherhood of St Laurence service delivery in Frankston and at the proposed Caroline Springs Community Youth Centre. The larger objective of...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

This study examines the effect of prison on re-offending among offenders convicted of either non-aggravated assault or burglary.​

Method: The effect of prison on re-offending was examined by comparing time to re-conviction among 96 matched pairs of convicted burglars and 406 matched pairs of...

Research report

24 Jul 2010

This study examines the relationship between various statutory presumptions surrounding bail and the risk of bail refusal.

Method: A total 37,165 cases where defendants were either granted or refused bail by a Local Court were analysed to determine what impact the presumptions surrounding...

24 Sep 2010

You probably know that internet censorship is a hot topic. It's on the rise around the world and has been a big issue here in Australia, where a new push for censorship remains government policy.

The internet is such a great enabler of free...

Discussion paper

24 Sep 2010

The reforms of the 1980s and 90s have worked their way through our economy and our society. We have enjoyed their benefits, but the jump in living standards they enabled has now faded from memory. This has been replaced by a dangerous complacency which holds...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

A profile of social housing in Australia provides an overview of the different social housing programs that have been provided under the 2003 Community Social Housing Agreement, including public rental housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, community housing, and Indigenous community housing; as well...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

Leon Sigal of the Social Sciences Research Council examines the utility of a Japan-South Korea nuclear weapon free zone under three North Korea nuclear scenarios: containment, rapprochement, and collapse.

Focusing on failing containment, Sigal argues that if North Korea is unwilling to live up...

Discussion paper

23 Sep 2010

An effective and efficient transport system, incorporating both public transport and the road network, is an important building block for Australia’s continued economic growth, environmental health and social well-being.

A well-utilised public transport system brings economic benefits such as cost savings associated with reduced...

Policy

23 Sep 2010

This policy document is the Victorian State Government's $630.7 million plan for a sustainable and prosperous regional and rural Victoria.

It supports the government’s vision for regional Victoria: a state of many choices made up of unique regional cities, centres and small towns that...

23 Sep 2010

Labor is still deciding who will review its election performance. In Inside Story, Rodney Tiffen starts the ball rolling…

HOW DID it come to this? The Labor government survives, but only as a minority. After a smashing election victory, two years of riding high...

23 Sep 2010

Carbon pricing will mean real changes to parts of the Australian economy, write John Daley and Tristan Edis in Inside Story, but its impact on most industries will be small

IN HARD TIMES, published in 1853, Charles Dickens wrote about industrialists who complained that...

Discussion paper

24 Sep 2010

This paper is adapted from a submission in response to the Australian Government’s Consultation Paper ‘ Native Title, Indigenous Economic Development and Tax ’. The Consultation Paper mainly canvasses options for income taxation reforms with very little actually said about Indigenous economic development.

This...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

The Australian Government should modify the way that it funds Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) so as to provide a better return for the community, according to this draft report.

Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian...

Research report

26 Sep 2010

This report argues that economic output associated with Australia's third largest export industry will shrink by as much as $600 million in 2011 and by $1.2 billion to 2012, unless urgent action is taken on pressing policy concerns.

The report, commissioned by the ATN...

Strategy

24 Sep 2010

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Innovation and better economic and social outcomes for Australia can only be achieved by building our national intellectual capacity. An ongoing supply of quality researchers is essential for Australia’s long term economic strength and positioning on an international scale. There is growing...

Research report

24 Sep 2010

This book of essays presents ideas and opinions from leading VET writers and commentators about what the future might hold for VET in Australia.

Half a dozen VET researchers and commentators contemplate the future of the VET sector. Their thoughts point to the need...

Discussion paper

22 Sep 2010

Drawing on data from the 4,000 businesses that responded to the Australian Business Assessment of Computer User Security (ABACUS) survey, this paper examines a range of factors that may influence the likelihood of a business being victimised by a computer security incident....

Discussion paper

23 Sep 2010

The ADF’s capability to fight does not just reside in their ships, planes, vehicles and personnel, as important as they are. Increasingly the capability of those force elements are being boosted by improved ability to have ‘situational awareness’. The data collection, processing and dissemination systems...

Research report

23 Sep 2010

This paper reports a research study that looks at ways that technology can help people who are often at the periphery of our society to play a more active role in the economy and in their local communities.

Now that we are all going...

Research report

23 Sep 2010

This article contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia.

It includes information on internet subscribers and their type of connection, the type of user (business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the speed of the internet connection and...

23 Sep 2010

Clare Newton investigates the links between pedagogy, space and sustainability in Curriculum Leadership .

Today there is a widespread desire to create more flexible and diverse settings for students' learning, to align school architecture with new opportunities for networking through ICT,...

23 Sep 2010

A new online initiative that promises to shake up academia, writes Michael de Percy.

Summary

A while back Julia Gillard suggested the "My University" website would force boring university lecturers to lift their game. But it seems that the Government has missed...

23 Sep 2010

Australian use of social media in politics won't see the speed of adoption or innovation that it has in the US, writes Craig Thomler on eGov AU .

The US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleish spoke this morning at Media140 #Ozpolitics on why President Obama used...

Transcript

21 Sep 2010

The deluge of scientific research data has excited the general public, as well as the scientific community, with the possibilities for better understanding of scientific problems, from climate to culture. For data to be available, researchers must be willing and able to share them. The...

Video

Professor Hugh White's recent Quarterly Essay, Power Shift: Australia's future between Washington and Beijing looks at Australia's strategic choices in the Asian Century. In this lecture he will explore the implications for Australia's US alliance. We can all see how China's rise will...

Website

The National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre's Atlas of Productive Ageing is an online tool that provides easy access to statistical information on older Australians in small regional areas.

The Atlas reflects data from the 2011 Population Census, and is presented in maps with a...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

This study shows the pattern of sentencing for a range of domestic violence offences in the NSW Local and District Criminal Courts, and identifies the characteristics which influence whether offenders guilty of domestic violence- related assault receive a sentence of imprisonment.

Method: Data were...

Audio

21 Sep 2010

Acccording to The Economist magazine the Internet is at risk of losing its universality and openness. Tom Standage, the magazine's digital editor, believes the threat comes from three separate directions.

21 Sep 2010

The practice of handing plum posts to political friends is entrenched, write Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson in the National Times

AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY has long suffered from an illness in the form of politicised appointments to public positions. Both major parties have often appointed...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

This study is an examination of demographic and economic changes in Australian households between 1996 and 2006 and their impact on home ownership.

It is substantially an update of one carried out by Dr Judith Yates (2002), in which she examined the decade 1986...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

This report is the final output of a study that considers the long-term future of public housing in Australia and the capacity of State Housing Authorities (SHAs) to address household need and community sustainability. It presents an analysis based on data collated from international and...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

The Salvation Army’s annual Alcohol Awareness campaign looks this year at why people drink alcohol, have they tried to reduce the amount they are drinking and if they’ve been unsuccessful in that effort, why?

New Roy Morgan Research released by The Salvation...

Transcript

20 Sep 2010

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick argues that a “critical mass” of women in senior positions is needed to achieve equality in the workforce and that quotas and targets must be considered.

Speaking at the National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations in Darwin, Ms...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

Commission President Catherine Branson QC told an audience of academics, students and members of the community this month that there are deficits in our democratic processes that leave disadvantaged members of society vulnerable to human rights violations.

Delivering the 2010 University of Newcastle Human...

Discussion paper

20 Sep 2010

Providing for quality care in later life is a key concern of Australians as they age. To ensure the provision of accessible and sustainable high quality care in the future however, requires both informed debate about the aged care system and considered policy planning....

Research report

20 Sep 2010

The disability and chronic pain due to many musculoskeletal conditions may underlie the development or exacerbation of a variety of mental disorders.

The report maps the extent of their relationship in the Australian population.

Research report

20 Sep 2010

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program annual monitoring report 2009 presented estimated national statistics on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators for people invited to screen in 2008. Using the latest program data to January 2010, this data supplement provides final statistics on participation,...

Research report

20 Sep 2010

Aim: To examine the characteristics of, and trends in, police-recorded assault incidents involving school-aged children on school premises in NSW.

Method: The sample consisted of all incidents of assault recorded by NSW police officers as having occurred on school premises between 2005 and 2009....

20 Sep 2010

How far has the GFC shifted economic thinking, asks Tony Aspromourgos in the Australian Review of Public Affairs

THE GREAT Financial Crisis from 2007 seemed, at first glance, to have precipitated a rather dramatic shift in economic thinking, at least among the actual policy-makers,...

Article

23 Sep 2010

This article provides the Nonprofit New Media Manager with 10 essential tools to take advantage of the development of the Mobile Web.

The best new media managers, online community builders, bloggers, and activists will be connected and communicating with their supporters from anywhere, at...

Journal article

23 Sep 2010

Using unique data about how a diverse group of young adults looks for and evaluates Web content, this paper makes contributions to existing literature by highlighting factors beyond site features in how users assess credibility.

Little of the work on online credibility assessment has...

Journal article

21 Sep 2010

Over the last decades Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have entered almost all aspects of our lives. The multimedial and multimodal power of ICT allows adapting systems and services to the needs of all user groups. Access has become easier due to time and location...

Research report

19 Sep 2010

The Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Preserving the Open Internet,” is the most significant reach of regulatory power over the Internet in U.S. history. The NPRM proposes a set of regulations for broadband ISPs corresponding to the four principles previously adopted by the...

Research report

17 Sep 2010

This summary report presents the findings of the third Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in June 2010. It builds on the knowledge gained in the two earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007 and 2009 to provide a broad insight into Australian attitudes...

Research report

17 Sep 2010

A new RIN/NESTA project looks at a series [of] case studies examining what motivates researchers to work in an open way with regard to their data.

RIN and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) have published the results of...

Working paper

17 Sep 2010

Examines the role of government-funded international broadcasters in supporting their nations’ public diplomacy efforts, and draws some conclusions for an effective international broadcasting future for Australia.

The paper is the result of research commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is intended as a...

Discussion paper

17 Sep 2010

This paper examines the relationship between government debt and the real interest margin between Australian and US ten-year government bond yields. Results for 1990 to 2009 suggest that Australian general government net debt has no impact on the short run real interest margin, and has...

Journal article

17 Sep 2010

Over time, the structure of the Australian economy has gradually shifted away from agriculture and manufacturing towards services, with the mining industry growing in importance recently and conomic activity shifting towards Queensland and Western Australia. This paper tracks the rate of change and composition....

Research report

16 Sep 2010

This paper explores a range of issues related to the development of the VET workforce. It examines key issues underpinning professional development structures and proposes a set of features integral to a comprehensive workforce development strategy.

In particular it looks at the suitability of...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

There is a growing tendency for governments to view issues of international economics through the prisms of national security and foreign policy.

The GFC was seen not just as an economic catastrophe, but as a security challenge. Other examples of a tendency to mingle...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

This paper attempts to identify Commonwealth expenditure in the area of Indigenous affairs over the 42 years from 1968 to 2010 and to plot that expenditure by agency.

The paper analyses trends in both the nominal and real expenditure, in the expenditure as a...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

CSI Ethics Fellow, Patrick McClure, discusses how to establish and maintain an ethical culture within organisations, in the August edition of ‘The Board Builder’.

He says there is a strong business case for CEOs and boards of not-for-profit organisations to build a strong ethical...

Briefing paper

Research brief no.12
16 Sep 2010

This research brief provides an overview of the main provisions of this Victorian legislation, background information on climate change, an overview of the state government's White Paper Action Plan, stakeholder responses, and legislation in other jurisdictions.

The main purposes of the Bill are...

16 Sep 2010

In recent years politicians and journalists have limited their concerns to rolling off the words “rural and regional” as if alliteration is a substitute for meaning. In fact, those words are meaningless, because every part of Australia, from Toorak to Penrith to the Pilbara can...

Journal article

16 Sep 2010

This article examines a pioneering intervention by government in the control and ownership of media sport under prevailing networked digital media conditions.

The 2009 Australian Senate Inquiry into “Sports News and the Emergence of Digital Media” provided a political forum for debate among 44...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

This publication is designed to help Australians address the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?'

Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) provides a digestible selection of statistical evidence in answer to this question. Broad areas covered include population, society, economics, and the environment. Readers...

Journal article

16 Sep 2010

This article combines three concepts of communication research — media dependency, trust in mass media, and the use of media and alternative information sources — to answer several research questions: Is there a relationship between individual perception of media dependency and trust in the media?...

Article

16 Sep 2010

In recent years, there has been increased national attention on the need for healing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For instance, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel that the former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2008 national apology to the Stolen Generations...

Audio

16 Sep 2010

The hung parliament has thrown the spotlight most brightly on the shortcomings of the political and media establishment, raising important questions about how politics and policy are practised and reported in this country. In this podcast Peter Clarke talks to political scientist Brian Costar and...

16 Sep 2010

IN 2004 the American journalist John Fund published a book called Stealing Elections , which contained an eye-catching claim. “At least eight of the nineteen hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were actually able to register to vote in either Virginia...

Book

17 Sep 2010

This publication increases our understanding of the nature and challenges of marginalisation in southern world societies and canvasses possible directions for change that might improve the social participation of young people.

Closing the Gap in Education? emanates from a conference organised by the...

Research report

17 Sep 2010

In 2008, there were 61,929 assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. Of these cycles, 17.2% resulted in a live delivery (the birth of at least one liveborn baby).

In total, 11,528 liveborn babies were born following ART treatment...

Research report

17 Sep 2010

In view of the ongoing importance of the Australia-Japan trade and investment relationship and the need to maintain an in-depth understanding of the nature of this relationship for policy guidance and further engagement with Japan, the Australia–Japan Foundation (AJF) funded this research investigating Australian companies’...

Discussion paper

17 Sep 2010

• More than 1.1 million students (out of a total student population of 3.4 million) attend non-government schools in Australia. More than 90% of these students are in religious schools.

• Although the Howard Coalition government (1996–2007) is commonly attributed with responsibility for the...

Article

16 Sep 2010

The release of the Bringing Them Home report in 1997 (National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, 1997) added impetus to calls for programs and services to address the healing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

This report provides statistics on hospitalised cases of injury in Australia in 2005-06. In that year:

more than 370,000 cases of hospitalised injury occurred in the community these comprised 5.5% of episodes in hospital due to all causes accidental falls (36%), transport crashes (14%),...

Discussion paper

16 Sep 2010

John Langmore, Calum Logan and Stewart Firth of the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University assess the 2009 Defence White Paper, starting from “its failure to adequately recognise changes in international paradigms of security and defence” and its over-reliance on “the...

Video

In this keynote address for the New News conference at the Melbourne Writers Festival, ABC cheif Mark Scott gives his take on the media's coverage of the recent federal election.

Through the mess and noise, Scott discerns the important themes and contributions and structural...

Research report

16 Sep 2010

One of the distinctive characteristics of the VET sector is that many students wish to learn specific skills and have no intention of completing a full qualification.

This paper estimates the completion rate of VET course enrolments with a mathematical modelling approach in order...

15 Sep 2010

It’s time we had a constitution founded on equality that recognises our Indigenous history with pride, writes George Williams in the National Times

JULIA Gillard has pledged a referendum on whether to recognise indigenous peoples in the constitution. She will be fortified...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

This paper discusses the results of a survey that investigated the potential contribution of international medical students at Australian universities to the Australian medical workforce.

Design, setting and participants:

A prospective survey in 2006–2007 of 619 international medical students in...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

The goal of this project was to configure a model procedure for visual artists to participate in, and/or engage with, Murray Darling Basin catchment communities to help address environmental concerns.

The subject of the Engaging Visions Research Project was an established ANU School of...

Audio

13 Sep 2010

A unique project spanning the length and breadth of the Murray Darling Basin has just culminated in an exhibition at the Australian National University's School of Art Gallery.

Engaging Visions: Your Place in Fine Art, brings together artworks inspired by four field studies programs...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

South Australia's Strategic Plan (SASP) was first released in March 2004. The Plan's targets reflect South Australia's statewide aspirations by 2014. Targets are grouped under the following six objectives:

Growing Prosperity Improving Wellbeing Attaining Sustainability Fostering Creativity and Innovation Building Communities Expanding Opportunity

This...

Research report

14 Sep 2010

Privacy issues in the communications sector are increasingly prevalent as new technology and new applications enter the market, such as social networking and the use of location based information.

These new technology privacy issues add to the existing privacy issues in the sector, such...

Audio

14 Sep 2010

When scientists - who believe passionately in independence, in pure research, and in sharing information - are asked to conform to business plans and commercial-in-confidence clauses, there are bound to be tensions.

The CSIRO is going through massive culture change: less pure science, more...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

The 2008–09 Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection provides information on the activities, clients, provision of care and staffing of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care, substance use, and Bringing Them Home...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

The value of consumer input into health research and services has been acknowledged by various organisations and funding bodies in Australia and overseas, including by the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the Medical Research Council (UK). Consumer...

Research report

13 Sep 2010

This paper outlines two pilot case studies which examine how international development non-government organisations (INGOs) conduct their work with Aboriginal organisations and communities in Australia.

Janet Hunt explores how INGOs working with Indigenous communities and community organisations reflected the community development (or bottom-up) approaches...

Video

ACT Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts Jon Stanhope discusses the ACT Government's Percent-For-Art scheme at a public lecture at The Australian National University on 2 September 2010.

Mr Stanhope has been a strong and vocal advocate of the importance of public...

Research report

17 Sep 2010

There are many more ways to get the news these days, and as a consequence Americans are spending more time with the news than over much of the past decade. Digital platforms are playing a larger role in news consumption, and they seem...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

This report finds that young people are particularly vulnerable to the abuse of powers in public surveillance practice and to being the target of policing to regulate behaviour in public spaces.

While there is now a vast body of literature examining surveillance in public...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the OECD's annual Education at a Glance.

“In a global economy, it is no longer improvement by national standards alone. The...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

Using the rich data provided by the 1981-2006 six waves of the full Australian Census, this paper estimates the rates of return to post-school education in Australia, with a focus on bachelor degrees.

Both the internal rate of return method and Mincer’s human capital...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

This is the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report for the second phase of our inquiry into the use of surveillance and other privacy-invasive technologies. In 2005 they published our Workplace Privacy: Final Report. In this report the commission considers surveillance in public places....

Research report

10 Sep 2010

This report contains summary information about agriculture and related statistics, e.g. land use; number and type of farm businesses; estimated value of agricultural operations; livestock numbers; production of crops, fruit, vegetables, meat, other livestock products; gross value of agricultural commodities produced; value of...

Briefing paper

10 Sep 2010

This research brief provides an overview of a research project being conducted by the Indigenous Law Centre looking at reform of the Australian Constitution concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Constitutional Reform and Indigenous Peoples project will examine the history of...

Journal article

6 Sep 2010

If English is the medium, what, per Marshall McLuhan, is the message? This article explores the intrapersonal and interpersonal perceptions of power in communication of non-native English speaking students in an Australian context. Its primary objectives are to examine whether they perceive English as “power”...

Research report

7 Sep 2010

This repeated cross-sectional longitudinal study not only captures the views and experiences of children and young people in foster care but also monitors changes in these views over time.

Since the first survey was conducted in 2006 more than 9000 surveys have been completed....

Research report

7 Sep 2010

This paper examines the law and practice of parliamentary privilege both in Australia and in other jurisdictions.

Briefing paper

7 Sep 2010

This research brief provides an overview of the background to the Traditional Owner Settlement Bill (2010), an outline of the main provisions of the Bill, stakeholder responses, and policy positions in other jurisdictions.

Book

9 Sep 2010

(38) Aiims to provide a concise and non-specialist introduction to intellectual proerty and access to knowledge issues, and selected related issues of communications rights and access to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Its intended readership includes consumer groups and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) who...

Research report

9 Sep 2010

This paper investigates change in employer satisfaction with vocational education and training (VET) between the years 2005 and 2009. Employer satisfaction was measured using the Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET System, conducted biennially since 2005. Key measures from the survey are...

Research report

9 Sep 2010

Making use of the NCVER Apprentice and Trainee Destination Survey, this paper focuses on wages and the impact they have on the decision not to continue with an apprenticeship or traineeship.

The broad conclusion is that increasing training wages would have little effect on...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

In the Lowy Institute’s third Asia security 'Strategic Snapshot', Program Director for International Security Rory Medcalf assesses how recent security choices in Asia – especially at sea – could have long-term consequences for peace or conflict.

Looking at recent events in light of Power...

Audio

10 Sep 2010

In Australia, where over 90 per cent of the networks that now underpin our economy are in private-sector control and increasingly interconnected to global sources of vulnerability, cyber security is an important national issue.

Cyber attacks in Estonia and Georgia are one recent prominent...

Audio

10 Sep 2010

Climate change is on and off the political agenda in Australia. Whether an emissions trading system or a carbon tax win the day, one big barrier stands in the way of change: human nature. How we think about the problem can trump what...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

This report presents results from the 2010 Pandemic Vaccination Survey conducted in January and February 2010 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report provides estimates of swine flu vaccination uptake by Australians, along with the motivation for, and barriers to, vaccination. The...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

This paper, updated for the 2010-11 financial year, is designed to provide readers with a summary of superannuation taxation, contribution, preservation and payment rules, and covers amongst others, the following topics:

the taxation of superannuation contributions and benefits the level of superannuation contributions that...

Research report

10 Sep 2010

The “World Giving Index” is the first report of its kind looking at charitable behaviour across the world. Using data from Gallup’s Worldview World Poll CAF looked at three different types of charitable behaviour – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used...

10 Sep 2010

IT’S ALMOST seventy years since Australia’s last federal minority government collapsed in internal disunity and scandal, having gone through two leaders kept afloat by two independent Victorian MPs. But minority governments have been much more common in the states and territories in the intervening years,...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2010

Recent research into brain development in young children has highlighted the importance of secure and supportive relationships for children’s healthy development. Children that have secure relationships with their parents are more able to regulate their own emotions, learn through exploration and cope with...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2010

This positioning paper provides the context for a multidisciplinary research project on age-specific housing and care for low to medium-income older people.

The research project draws on the collaborative expertise of academic researchers in the social science, health, economics, and architectural fields. The project...

Research report

6 Sep 2010

Like climate change, the possibility of peak oil poses an uncomfortable challenge to citizens and governments alike in the 21st century. ‘Peak oil’ is the term first used by M K Hubbert in the 1950s to describe the point in time at...

Other text

8 Sep 2010

AS I LOOK at how the media ecosystem is evolving in communities large and small across the United States, I am much more optimistic than pessimistic that citizens will get their information needs met. However, I also think that traditional journalists will play a smaller...

8 Sep 2010

How should Australia respond to the changing power balance in the region, asks Brian Toohey in Inside Story

“The government is of the opinion that discussion of [the ANZUS treaty’s] meaning is almost certain to narrow its meaning… We will only tend to...

Research report

9 Sep 2010

The complex immigration status of asylum seekers applying for protection, combined with having to compete with Australian residents for government-funded housing, can result in multiple barriers to secure housing for refugees.

The majority of asylum seekers in Australia live lawfully in the community on...

9 Sep 2010

This election, online issues finally got the attention they deserve. And the situation is here to stay, writes Colin Jacobs of Electoric Frontiers Australia.

I'M NOT TALKING about which party had the most Facebook followers or made the most gaffes on Twitter (Julia Gillard...

7 Sep 2010

It’s time to invent a new way of doing journalism that recognises the new realities of the internet, according to Julianne Schultz in her opening address to last week’s New News Conference

THESE ARE unusual times, but spookily good times to be talking about...

Book

7 Jul 2010

This book examines how markets have evolved and provides insights for improved consumer policy making.

The markets for goods and services have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years. Regulatory reform, more open global markets, new technologies, and growth in the...

Audio

6 Sep 2010

As the two major political parties struggle to win favour with the independents in federal parliament, Rear Vision takes a look back at the role independents have played in Australia's political history.

Guests

Humphrey McQueen Historian and author

Brian Costar...

Audio

6 Sep 2010

Crime Prevention through environmental design (CPTED) involves the manipulation of the built environment to prevent crime and to reduce the fear of crime.

CPTED has gained greater prominence in recent years, with the introduction of guidelines to encourage the designing out of crime. However,...

Audio

6 Sep 2010

Keeping up with the latest developments in crime prevention can be challenging. This seminar will highlight recent developments, including successful local crime prevention initiatives, and will include a small number of keynote presentations and interactive panel sessions. The two keynote speakers secured for this event...

Journal article

6 Sep 2010

Broadband ISPs have been the subject of debate about the future of the Internet, with transparency being of particular concern. This paper develops four principles of transparency and provides a framework for policy analysis.Broadband Internet Service Providers have been the subject of recent debate about...

Research report

6 Sep 2010

The goal of this project was to enable community service organizations (CSOs) to significantly improve their organizational technological expertise and their ability to transmit that expertise to their clients - ultimately empowering both.

Doing IT Better was a three-year project conducted by Monash University,...

7 Sep 2010

The election campaign showed how we don’t seem able to have a rational debate about population, writes Peter Mares in Inside Story

WHEN I was a teenager growing up in Adelaide in the 1970s, the prominent local environmentalist John Coulter – doctor, founding member...

7 Sep 2010

It’s so far, so good, for Tasmania’s Greens-backed minority government, writes Kate Crowley in Inside Story

IS IT A SURPRISE to hear David Bartlett, Labor premier of Tasmania, extolling the virtues of his minority government, which holds power only with the support of the...

Guide

1 Aug 2010

Each year hundreds of Australian and New Zealand artists perform overseas. This guide helps navigate the sometimes complex processes surrounding visas, work permits and taxes when preparing to tour internationally.

This guide, published jointy by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative New...

Research report

6 Sep 2010

The biggest barriers that consumers face in accessing copyright works are those created by copyright law. Even so, consumers around the world will choose original copyright works over pirated copies, provided that they are available at an affordable price.

These are amongst the findings...

Research report

2 Sep 2010

The report concerns an investigation into a failure to provide rights of review to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) and Administrative Appeals Tribunal for individuals subject to Income Management as part of the government’s intervention in the Northern Territory.

It was prompted by...

Research report

2 Sep 2010

The rate of Australia’s population growth has increased significantly over the last five years largely driven by an increase in net overseas migration (NOM). The largest contribution to NOM in recent years has been from people on temporary visas—mostly comprised of overseas students and temporary...

3 Sep 2010

Mark Scott makes some observations about the 2010 Australian federal election campaign and how it was handled by the fourth estate and then make some tentative suggestions about implications for the media and the nature of news coverage.

Summary

The 2010 election...

Research report

2 Aug 2010

The paper provides an overview of the legislative and policy context of restorative justice measures for juveniles in each Australian state and territory, highlighting the diverse characteristics of current practices.

Numbers and characteristics of juveniles who are referred by police to restorative justice measures...

Research report

2 Sep 2010

1 August 2010 witnessed the formal transfer of command of the erstwhile Task Force Uruzgan from the Netherlands to the multinational Combined Team-Uruzgan (CTU); in which Australian Defence Force personnel now comprise the greater number of coalition forces operating in a dangerous province...

Research report

2 Sep 2010

The global financial crisis is a powerful reminder of how bad we are at forecasting. Yet despite the scale of this recent shock, we continue to have a fairly strong consensus view of where the world economy is likely to head over the next couple...

Research report

2 Sep 2010

The report looks into the CSA’s power to go beyond a parent’s taxable income to assess child support obligations. The CSA does this through its ‘Capacity to pay’ (CTP) investigations which typically target parents who are self-employed or run a business through a corporate structure....

Journal article

5 Sep 2010

From Mao to Microsoft, a conversation on the unrecorded history of online publishing. Bob Stein in conversation with Dan Visel.

In 2004, Bob Stein founded the Institute for the Future of the Book , with the goal of finding new models for...

1 Sep 2010

Joe Esposito on why a front-end strategy focused solely on 'more good books' might be a dead end

The editorial fallacy is the belief that all of a publisher’s strategic problems can be solved by pursuing and publishing the finest books...

Article

9 Sep 2010

Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael...