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Australian Policy Online Top Ten Research Reports 2011

6 Dec 2011
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The ten most viewed research reports on APO in 2011 based on number of pageviews

1. Closing the gap - Prime Minister's report 2011

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The third annual report on the Federal Government's Closing The Gap initiative. The program aims to bring factors like education, employment, life expectancy and infant mortality in the Indigenous community into line with the wider Australian population.  Views: 3,767

 

2. Safe sex after 50 and mature women's beliefs of sexual health

Hyojin Kim, Cynthia R. Morton The Journal of Consumer Affairs

Research has found that women over 50 are uncomfortable talking to their doctors about the risk of sexually transmitted disease, and may not be willing to talk to their partners about using a condom for fear of rejection or conflict.  Views: 2,879

 

3. Australian social trends, March 2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Australian Social Trends reports are published quarterly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, drawing on a wide variety of data sources. The reports cover many aspects of Australian life, from health, education, employment and econommics to culture, leisure and religion.   Views: 2,509

 

4. Asylum seekers and refugees: what are the facts?

Janet Phillips, Parliamentary Library

This background note presents simple information on asylum issues, to combat some common misconceptions surrounding asylum seekers and refugees.  Views: 2,406

 

5. Clean Energy Bill 2011: Exposure draft

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Clean Energy Bill 2011 outlines the carbon price mechanism, and accompanying legislation in the same package deals with regulating, administering and future design of carbon pricing in Australia.   Views: 2,400

 

6. The benefits of social networking services

Philippa Collin and others, Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing

Much of the research and publicity surrounding social networking looks at the potential pitfalls and dangers, but this report argues that there are plenty of benefits of social networking, from education to politics and health. Views: 1,982

 

7. Bullying in an Aboriginal context

Juli Coffin, Ann Larson, Donna Cross, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (8408)

The "Solid Kids Solid Schools" project is the first study specifically investigating Indigenous bullying. The three year study has involved more than 260 Indigenous children and young adults, Elders, teachers and education officers in Western Australia.   Views: 1653

 

8. Australian Social Trends June 2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Social Trends reports are published quarterly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, drawing on a wide variety of data sources. The reports cover many aspects of Australian life, from health, education, employment and econommics to culture, leisure and religion.  Views: 1,571

 

9. The impact of social media use on children, adolescents and families

Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, American Academy of Pediatrics

Young people's use of social media, from websites to mobile phone apps and online gaming, has grown massively in the last few years. This report looks at how families can encourage healthy use of social media and be on the lookout for problems like cyberbullying, sexting and exposure to inappropriate content.   Views: 1,542

 

10.Views: Life inside Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Commissioner for Children, Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, Gwenn Schurgin O'KeeffeAmerican Academy of Pediatrics

This publication is the first of a series of books by the inmates of Tasmania's Ashley Youth Detention Centre, and talks about their lives on the inside and their hopes for the future.  Views: 1,532

 

Top ten lists for major topics areas are also available here

What research report or paper do YOU think was the best for the year?

Email admin@apo.org.au, leave a comment below, or on the APO blog. Follow the conversation and make a suggestion on Twitter by using the hashtag #APOBest2011, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  We will compile an APO reader Best of 2011.

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