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19 April 2017

Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

12 April 2017

This FlagPost provides a brief overview of the Work for the Dole program.

11 April 2017

This Victorian Ombudsman report finds that while saying sorry may sometimes be difficult for public authorities, if done well, the results are often worth all the effort and more.

7 April 2017

This study investigated the most appropriate and beneficial shared home ownership models for people with disability.

5 April 2017

This report presents the findings of Giving Australia 2016 on philanthropy, with a particular focus on monetary giving by philanthropists and by philanthropic institutions including trusts, foundations and evolving forms of collective giving.

31 March 2017

This bulletin examines the numbers and rates of young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2015–16 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores key aspects of their supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends. 

26 March 2017

This document is the first of nine public reports which will share results of a national wastewater drug monitoring program over the next three years.

23 March 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) groups, so as to...

20 March 2017

This report recognises the weight of evidence from Australia and overseas that proves policing is singularly unsuccessful in reducing harms or changing drug use habits.

17 March 2017

After one full year of operations, Digital Rights Watch has released its inaugural annual report.

16 March 2017

This cost benefit analysis found that it is cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them 'sleeping rough.'

14 March 2017

This summary report looks at the Kimberley Girl program, which uses popular culture, including the image-making aspects of the fashion industry, to connect with young women on their own terms.


Saunders, Peter
Wong, Melissa

The Australian economy has weathered the storm that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) better than most other OECD countries. The reasons for this are complex, although the fiscal stimulus measures introduced by the federal government in 2008 and 2009 boosted domestic consumption and...