The ten most popular articles from Policy Online's Commentary section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits.
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1Collaboration: Getting beyond the magical thinking
Geoff Aigner | Australian Policy Online
The reality behind the much-heralded trend in cross-sector collaborations is that many are ending in failure. Geoff Aigner explores why.
2Tackling the crisis in group homes for people with intellectual disability
Christine Bigby | Australian Policy Online
To realize the Disability Care promise of more inclusive lives for people with disabilities, close attention must be paid to the quality of staff support and practice leadership across the entire sector.
3FactCheck: does Murdoch own 70% of newspapers in Australia?
Terry Flew | The Conversation
One of the more spirited discussions of the first week of this federal election campaign has concerned whether News Corp has a vested interest in the election outcome.
4Primary care and general practice in Australia
Lesley Russell | Australian Policy Online
The overall health of a population is directly linked to the strength of its primary care system.
5Australia - it's where I belong
Raffaele Piccolo | Australian Policy Online
Belonging cannot be forced, but must be fostered and supported. If we want to preserve that sense of belonging, we must reconsider our current citizenship policies.
6Nanoparticles in tattoo ink
Louise Sales | Australian Policy Online
Researchers from the UK’s University of Bradford have raised concerns about the dangers of some tattoo inks and their potential to cause illnesses, including cancers.
7Big society versus new mutualism
Peter Hunt | Australian Policy Online
Peter Hunt reflects on the outcomes of the UK's Big Society agenda in light of the trend to empower state employees rather than service end-users.
8Indigenous provisions in the 2013-14 budget
While there is a significant effort underway to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage and life expectancy, in most areas this effort has yet to show real returns on the investments.
9How to break the people smugglers' real business model
Anne McNevin | Inside Story
Both the government and the opposition are focusing on the wrong problem.
10The creative economy could fuel Australia’s next boom
Stuart Cunningham | The Conversation
As we face a slowing of the current boom in resources terms of trade, there is now much casting around for alternative sources of economic growth potential.