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13 December 2016

This report provides the most comprehensive record to date of charities registered with Australia’s charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), in 2015.

4 December 2016

How Change Happens also sheds light on why the relationships between such activists are often fraught. People bring their own worldviews to the question of change. Do we prefer conflict (‘speaking truth to power’) or cooperation (‘winning friends...

2 December 2016

This paper is a collection of contributions from leading academics and social justice campaigners providing different perspectives on the ideas of shorter working hours and Universal Basic Income.

1 December 2016

Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and community, household, and individual characteristics to provide an in-depth understanding of the nation’s social pulse.

28 November 2016

The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

19 October 2016

The Southgate Digital Equity Tool has been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners in making informed decisions about the way they engage consumers in services and programs in the digital era.

17 October 2016

A discussion of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration rates and subsequent policy responses must acknowledge and understand the history of disadvantage that surrounds the issue.

5 October 2016

This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and articles in the Policy Online archive.

8 September 2016

This article discusses a university-community partnership that had broad goals to promote social, economic, educational and cultural links between the university and people living nearby who had limited contact with the university.

30 August 2016

This article discusses consumer trends of customers willing to pay more for 'healthy' food products and the ways consumers are determining which foods are healthy.

29 August 2016

Homelessness and poverty are major challenges in South Australia with the state over-represented relative to other Australian states in the lowest income groups, it also has a high percentage of its population dependent upon statutory incomes

21 August 2016

This report was a major policy project of the Chifley Research Centre and examines the threat to Australia’s future economic growth presented by growing inequality - and suggests new policies to respond.


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...