23 May 2013 | Asia's general reliance on defined benefit schemes could potentially lead to unfunded liabilities similar to those experienced in some countries in Europe, once the tipping point is reached.
23 May 2013 | With total health spending in the region worth over a trillion dollars in 2010 and demand for healthcare continuing to grow, Asian governments will have a tremendous challenge meeting and funding this demand.
22 May 2013 | This report finds that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is now in a stronger position in terms of its capacity to manage the immigration detention network and associated risks and issues, but has also found scope for further improvement and identified lessons that can be learned from challenges of the recent past.
30 April 2013 |As part of a series that attempts to re-position the perceptions and contributions of older people in contemporary Australian society, this paper examines the existing models and alternatives available to older adults and looks at the sweep of historical and cultural tradition.
20 May 2013 | Health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region can be characterised as mixed public-private systems, with common features such as blurred boundaries between public and private sectors, low government investment in public services and ineffectual policies and institutions for regulating health care.
16 May 2013 | This positioning paper is the first output of a project that aims to uncover the uses, financial costs and risks of housing equity withdrawal (HEW) via alternative mechanisms by older Australians.
17 May 2013 | This research examines ways to build adaptive capacity to climate change and compares social networks through a case study of organisations that responded to Queensland’s 2010–11 major floods.
17 May 2013 | The Heat-Ready study captured information on the current knowledge, policy status, preparedness and adaptive capacity to heatwaves in staff who work in Aged Care Facilities in three Australian states.
16 May 2013 | This article presents and discusses the findings from six rural and urban focus groups with young people in Australia about the use of social media and SNS for sexual health communication.
13 May 2013 | This report presents the findings from the “Pathways to Climate Adapted and Healthy Low Income Housing” project undertaken by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship in partnership with two organisation.
10 May 2013 | This report recommends that funding be appropriately directed to reflect the costs and benefits of the supply of chemotherapy drugs, and to ensure the ongoing supply of these drugs across all services, particularly in rural and regional areas.
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.
The first National Report Card on mental health and suicide prevention is due to be released at the end of 2012. What will it say about Australia's mental health services now - and what more needs to be done?
20 May 2013 | How much does Medicare really cost? In the last ten years federal, state and territory health spending has increased by 80%. In 2000 – 2001 it was 53 billion dollars ten years later it’s 90 billion. So how can we curb those costs and still retain a national health system?