Politics & Social Issues

25 July 2014

A review into discrimination related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

25 July 2014

This is the seventeenth annual comprehensive report on child protection, and for the first time includes: unique counts of children receiving child protection services in each jurisdiction; the number of substantiations per child; co-occurring types of abuse and neglect; socioeconomic status; and 'average day' measures.

24 July 2014

The Australian Army should consider raising a predominantly female infantry battalion instead of relying on an incremental model, to deliver a more tangible capability in a shorter time-frame, argues this article.

24 July 2014

This article argues that the Australian Army must continue to learn from the experience of recent deployments and develop an awareness of cyber forensic operations.

24 July 2014

Sectarian-related security concerns in Australia are not entirely new, but the current issues surrounding Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq are qualitatively different, argues this paper.

24 July 2014

Despite China’s reputation for being a climate change laggard, the country is putting real effort into reducing carbon emissions, argues this report.

23 July 2014

Reviews the cost pressures that may confront the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is to continue in its current form.

23 July 2014

Examines children who bully at school, and specifically on the ways in which parenting and family functioning underpin a child's bullying behaviour.

23 July 2014

This report develops a detailed spatial analysis of the incidence and distribution of areas of concentrated urban disadvantage and to enhance understanding of Australian housing and urban systems. 

22 July 2014

The Palmer United Party recently announced its intention to block a number of government savings measures. This paper provides an overview of the distribution of those measures.