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16 Nov 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a royal commission (0) into child abuse in churches, schools and foster homes, writes Scott Prasser in The Conversation .

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The inquiry will include, but not be limited to, allegations of abuse in the Catholic...

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2 Aug 2012

This article highlights the range of real policy development, process and value issues that need to be addressed before further policy change can be considered in this area.

Scott Prasser is the Executive Director, Public Policy Institute at the Australian Catholic University and professor...

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6 Jan 2012

This discussion paper looks at the forthcoming election in Queensland, including the state of the parties and the current electoral geography.

“If the Liberal National Party wins the forthcoming Queensland state election it will be a major watershed for state and national politics,” Prasser...

Research report

28 Nov 2011

The third report by Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Public Policy Institute (PPI) and commissioned by the Independent Schools Council of Australia, examines parental contributions to education and shows that the parental investment in non-government schools has positive effects on the quality and equity of Australian...

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29 Jun 2009

ACROSS MODERN DEMOCRACIES, there have been increasing public complaints that executive government is too powerful and too dominant. The concern is not new, but it has become more urgent as executive government increasingly controls and manipulates not only parliament but also the other institutions of...

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