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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.

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 discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

14 March 2017

This second report from The Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) evaluates the program's aims of reducing the levels of harm associated with alcohol consumption, illicit drug use and gambling by limiting Trial participants’ access to cash and by preventing the purchase of alcohol or gambling products (other than lottery tickets).

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.

14 March 2017

Background:

The quality of caregiving in mothers with substance abuse problems appears to be compromised. However, divergent findings, methodological variability, and sample characteristics point to the need for research...

14 March 2017

This 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.

13 March 2017

JBWere’s New Zealand Cause Report outlines growing challenges and emerging opportunities for NZ’s not-for-profit sector.

8 March 2017

The Australian Government is undertaking a Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) to deliver and manage income support payments (ISPs), with the aim of reducing levels of community harm related to alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling. This report is primarily based on the findings of qualitative research (interviews and focus groups) with key stakeholders in each of the trial sites.

2 March 2017

This study investigates the role housing assistance, housing wealth and home ownership mortgages have on individuals’ incentive to work or on other employment decisions. The study also explores whether intergenerational wealth transfers which are typically financed (directly or indirectly) through housing wealth, lower work effort and participation in skills and training programs.

28 February 2017

The Australian Intercultural Standards and Index is the first of its kind in Australia and consists of a set of principles that can underpin intercultural practice for councils.

Informit

2011
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...