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Swinburne Institute for Social Research

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SISR

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Discussion paper

25 Sep 2015

One in five Australians, around 4 million people, are not online and not able to take advantage of the education, health and social benefits of being connected. Lack of digital connectivity has negative consequences for people’s social and economic participation, as well as their access to...

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

In September 2015, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research commenced a two-year research project on safety and wellbeing as it relates to communication technologies, in remote Aboriginal communities and towns in the Northern Territory (NT). This report provides an overview of findings from...

Research report

08 Oct 2016

The proportion of aged persons in Australia is set to increase significantly, posing many challenges. Amongst these is the growing number of households who lack housing security in retirement. The Age Pension in Australia is set at a comparatively low rate compared to other developed countries,...

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Research report

15 Jul 2016

Since the end of the Second World War, Australia has formally resettled over 800,000 refugees. Their settlement has been the subject of a significant amount of research. This bibliography lists a total of 1451 postgraduate theses, books, book chapters, journal articles and reports, including 644...

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Research report

28 Apr 2016

Youth Homelessness remains a significant social issue in Australia. When young people are forced to leave home early, they find it very difficult to gain sufficient income to live independently. Family support is crucial for young people during the transition to an independent adulthood and a...

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Dataset

30 Oct 2015

This survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and other collecting organisations and services.

The survey asks about the kinds of...

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Audio presentation

13 Aug 2015

Crowdsourcing in policymaking is becoming a more common method for civic engagement and knowledge search, and it is used both by local and national governments. In crowdsourced policymaking, the government invites citizens to contribute to a policymaking process and asks them to share their...

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06 Jul 2015

The 1992 Broadcasting Services Act simplified an unwieldy existing legislative framework and reformed the broadcasting regulator, renamed the Australian Broadcasting Authority. In accordance with the Labor government's desire for a co-ordinated expansion and diversification of services it...

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Research report

22 Jun 2015

Urban consolidation policies in Australia presuppose apartments as the new dominant housing type, but much of what the market has delivered is criticised as over-development, and as being generic, poorly-designed, environmentally unsustainable and unaffordable. In contrast to the usual focus on...

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Audio presentation

05 Jun 2015

Many of the ways we use social media today have longstanding precedents in historical media like diaries, journals, and scrapbooks. What we think of as the 'social media revolution' is part of a much longer story about the use of media for connecting people through the documenting and sharing of...

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Research report

21 May 2015

What might television and video look like in a year’s time, in a few years’ time, in a decade? We came up with 20 questions and put them to 25 people. Between November 2014 and April 2015, we interviewed those 25 people from free-to-air and subscription TV, IPTV, production companies,...

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