10 December 2013 | Since the end of the Second World War, Australia has resettled more than 750,000 refugees. This bibliography lists over 1100 articles, books, reports and postgraduate dissertations about the settlement and resettlement of refugees in Australia over that period.
09 December 2013 | This study investigated what proportion of domestic violence (DV) victims who seek help from DV services choose not to report the violence to police and to investigate factors and reasons associated with non-reporting.
06 December 2013 | This publication presents national statistics on prisoners who were in adult corrective services custody on 30 June 2013. These statistics describe the characteristics of prisoners, their sentence length, the most serious offence/charge for which offenders are imprisoned, and provide a basis for measuring change over time.
05 December 2013 | As we move forward into the fourth decade of land rights in the Northern Territory, it is critical that governments focus on how to facilitate thriving and sustainable Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and respond by devising effective policy and reforms based on the evidence.
02 December 2013 | This report reviewed results and recommendations of a project exploring youth recidivism, examining whether youth recidivism could be analysed using data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set.
02 December 2013 | In this paper, the risk and potential impact of tactical displacement by organised criminals is discussed with regard to the potential for increased attempts by organised crime groups to corrupt public servants.
29 November 2013 | This report presents the key findings from the Survey of Recently Separated Families 2012, which examined the experiences of 6,119 parents who separated between 31 July 2010 and 31 December 2011.
29 November 2013 | A franchise is an arrangement in which a ‘brand’ owner allows a franchisee to trade under that brand and typically either allows, or requires, the franchisee to use the franchisor’s business and marketing systems. This research paper examines whether the former Government’s mooted legislative amendments would effectively address an imbalance in the franchise relationship or be likely to tip the balance in favour of one party to the franchise agreement.
28 November 2013 | Identifing innovative strategies for making access to private legal assistance more affordable for most Australians, this report finds that people with modest means are most likely to be deprived of justice because they earn too much to qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford exorbitant legal fees.
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.
12 November 2013 | This paper examines men's role in the prevention of sexual assault, and argues that evidence indicates that gender equality and respectful relationships are key to reducing sexual violence.
25 November 2013 | The international extension of copyright is often seen as a mechanism through which the global copyright industries can exploit consumers in the developing world by charging prices for cultural products.
20 November 2013 | The Victorian government’s announcement that it is ceasing publication of its yearly Statistical Profile of Prisoners at a time of unprecedented growth in prisoners in Victoria is deeply disturbing, writes Amanda George.
13 November 2012 | This guide is one of ten outlining a range of evidence-informed actions that councils may consider when preparing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans and other strategies.
22 August 2011 | Aiming to assist women who have experienced human rights violations, and been failed by processes in Australia, this guide can be used to seek redress from international complaint mechanisms.
04 April 2011 | This guide has been issued to help designers, architects, builders and clients to better understand the Disability (Access to Premises - buildings) Standards 2010 which will commence on 1 May 2011.
24 September 2013 | Presented as part of the gender-based violence panel at ANU's 2013 Pacific and PNG Update, Jo Chandler, journalist and Honorary Fellow, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, discusses violence and the media in PNG.
22 August 2013 | Calling equally for a change in the way in which we think about IP and its role, this speech by the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was delivered at the University of Melbourne on 22 August.
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Monash University's Castan Centre 'myth-busters' address claims made during the spirited debate following the 2009 National Human Rights Consultation Committee report recommending the adoption of an Australian Human Rights Act.