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Items authored

Research report

22 Aug 2008

Allowing tax deductions for certain expenses incurred in planting a carbon sink forest has become a controversial topic. This paper looks at the background to the tax deduction, explains why carbon sink forest are important in controlling emissions, outlines recent objections to this measure during...

Research report

15 Aug 2008

The Census collects data on a broad range of social and economic measures of the Australian population. While it is possible to compare electoral divisions on individual census data items, it is often more useful to compare divisions on the basis of a summary of...

Research report

13 Aug 2008

As the People’s Republic of China continues to develop as the subject of intense economic, political and cultural interest, this study examines the place ‘China’ has held in the parliamentary imagination by exploring the history of the Australian parliament’s dealings with China. The monograph’s period...

Research report

13 Aug 2008

Recent calls for increased Commonwealth funding for dental services have been made in the midst of reports of long waiting lists and emerging evidence that poorer dental health is associated with lower socio-economic status. Although the National Oral Health Plan calls for action on dental...

Research report

25 Jun 2008

The paper focuses on the background to, and provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 relating to industrial action. It examines:

• the benefits of collective bargaining • the role of a right to strike in voluntary collective bargaining systems • recognition of the...

Items published

Research report

16 Aug 2017

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.

Guide

14 Aug 2017

White Spot Disease (WSD) is a viral infection caused by Whispovirus that causes death in up to 80% of affected farmed prawns. Australia was considered free of WSD until an outbreak in December 2016 but it has had an almost constant presence in biosecurity policy,...

Guide

8 Aug 2017

This guide provides a brief overview of the youth unemployment data available for small geographic areas.

Guide

7 Aug 2017

This quick guide outlines what the Government has said about the creation of the new portfolio and some of the changes that might be involved in establishing the Home Affairs portfolio, and provides links to some responses and reactions to the announcement.

Guide

4 Aug 2017

This quick guide outlines the broad arrangements around private health insurance that exist today. It provides brief information on the industry and regulatory arrangements, private health insurance membership and types of cover, government surcharges and incentives, and key features of private health insurance in Australia....

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