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18 Nov 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream newspapers.

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  • A universal basic income (UBI) is
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Guide

28 Oct 2016

This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by giving an overview of the national framework for reform to which all jurisdictions have subscribed.

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27 Oct 2016

Introduction

Following the 1914 election, the Federal Parliament comprised members of the governing Australian Labor Party (ALP), the Commonwealth Liberal Party (CLP) in Opposition, and one Independent Member of Parliament (MP). Although both major parties generally...

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24 Oct 2016

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The aged care system caters for Australians aged 65 and over (and Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over) who can no longer live without support in their own home. Care is provided in people’s homes, in the community and in residential aged care facilities (...

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12 Oct 2016

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  • Housing affordability is a significant issue for low income households in receipt of social security payments.
  • The social security system recognises the additional financial challenges that non-homeowners face in two ways:
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Guide

04 Oct 2016

This Quick Guide provides links to:

  • a listing of Australian Government Indigenous affairs policies and programs
  • the Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’
  • key documents on the proposed Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal
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30 Sep 2016

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Statistics are widely used in the development and evaluation of social policy. Closing the Gap indicators, studies on the effectiveness of drugs being considered for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), analyses of National Assessment...

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22 Sep 2016

The Abbott Government made important changes to Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs, following its election in September 2013.

Large reductions in funding, foreshadowed in the Coalition’s September 2013 pre-election costings, commenced in January 2014. A further...

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Blog post

20 Sep 2016

Amid the Philippine Government’s ongoing campaign of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and addicts, and reports that Indonesia is looking to emulate aspects of this approach, it is timely to recall similar previous anti-crime campaigns in south-east Asia.

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09 Sep 2016

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This paper chronicles Commonwealth Members of Parliament (MPs) who are identified as having engaged in active service in the Australian Defence Forces during the Second World War, based on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs World War 2 Nominal Roll.

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29 Nov 2007

The passage of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Workplace Relations Act) and the further reforms implemented by the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 resulted in significantly increased concerns for Australia’s compliance with its international obligations under the ILO’s...

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10 Oct 2007

This paper provides an analysis by Commonwealth electoral division of socio-demographic data from the first release of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The electoral boundaries used in this paper are those applicable to the next federal election.

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03 Oct 2007

The Australian Crime Commission (the ACC) (formerly the National Crime Authority but with enhanced intelligence functions) commenced operations on 1 January 2003. According to the latest Annual Report, the aim of the ACC is to 'reduce the incidence and impact of serious and organised criminal...

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14 Sep 2007

Commonwealth financial assistance grants to local government take the forms of general purpose grants, and grants for roads known as identified local road grants. The level of assistance has been declining as a proportion of gross domestic product because the formula used to calculate assistance...

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12 Sep 2007

Since the 2004 election there have been electoral boundary redistributions in the Australian Capital Territory (2005), New South Wales (2006) and Queensland (2006). The 2004 election results have been transposed onto the new boundaries and a revised electoral pendulum showing margins (swings)...

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06 Sep 2007

There has been significant debate in the Australian parliament and the wider community in recent years in relation to alternative drug treatments for opioid (mainly heroin) dependence. Within this debate, zero-tolerance style arguments have been raised by many in favour of abstinence-based...

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Reports

28 Aug 2007

This guide contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of anti-terrorism law. Emphasis is on Australian federal (Commonwealth) legislation. Links to Australian State and Territory legislation are also given, as well as significant overseas resources.

The guide was...

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21 Aug 2007

This research report surveys the operation of three types of voting system – first past the post, preferential and proportional representation (single transferable vote) – in Australia. Despite parliamentary enquiries after each federal election, there is generally little call for major changes...

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07 Aug 2007

This interim Bills Digest addresses some of the issues presented by the new bill.

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01 Aug 2007

The change enacted by the government during the course of the 2006–07 financial year constitutes the largest overhaul of Australia's retirement saving system since the advent of the compulsory superannuation system in the late 80 and early 90s. This paper surveys the changes. While much of the...

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