04 December 2013 | This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.
27 November 2013 | This paper uses survey data linked to nearly a decade of administrative welfare data to examine the relationship between early marijuana use (at age 14 or younger) and young people’s educational outcomes.
27 November 2013 | This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.
25 November 2013 | This paper presents a set of performance indicators for monitoring neonatal hearing screening activity in Australia at a national level, to help measure how well neonatal hearing screening is achieving its aims.
22 November 2013 | This report looks at the evidence collected and assessed by the Safety Monitoring Committee established to assess whether there were adverse outcomes following the introduction of new guidelines on how women with a low-grade Pap test result or a treated high-grade cervical biopsy result should be managed.
22 November 2013 | This report examines the effects of ageing on economic output (underpinned by changes in population, participation and productivity) and the resulting implications for government budgets were current policy settings to be maintained.
20 November 2013 | This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring access to, and utilisation of, pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy, by capitalising on existing data sources and identifying data development opportunities.
15 November 2013 | This consultation document introduces an inquiry to examine Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity, and invites the public to make submissions.
22 October 2013 | Amid the often-protracted policy debates of the Rudd and Gillard years, DisabilityCare is widely seen as Labor’s most popular and effectively managed reform. The story begins during the Whitlam years, and takes in a highly effective community campaign.
15 March 2013 | Chemicals are ubiquitous in everyday life. Environmental health practitioners rely on a complex web of regulators and policy bodies to ensure the protection of public health, yet few understand the full extent of this web.
20 May 2011 | Providing an outline of general practice, this resource considers its uniformity and diversity; its funding arrangements, service delivery, workforce, training, capacity and supporting structures.
01 July 2013 | Should we expect more from our athletes and our sporting organisations? And what are the ramifications of sports science wizardry (and other forms of cheating) for Australian athletes, administrators, coaches and fans?
02 December 2013 | As the National Disability Insurance Scheme is being rolled out at several launch sites around the country, questions still remain about just how mental health services will be integrated into the system.
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