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Research report

14 Feb 2017

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government.

However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of the...

Research report

28 Sep 2016

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today.

The review was undertaken by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill Ferris, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan...

Annual Report

27 Sep 2016

This is the first Annual Report for the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan).

It summarises implementation of the Plan from its launch in March 2015 until mid-2016. This report is combined with the third Reef 2050 Implementation Strategy, which looks forward...



14 Jun 2016

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is an annual grants program that supports Australian NGO community development programs which directly and tangibly alleviate poverty in developing countries. The program operates in over 50 countries worldwide and supports development in a range of sectors. The ANCP...

Data portal

3 Jun 2016

Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of all Australians. It provides a platform for many of life's benefits, including stable employment, connection to the community and a sense of home. Unfortunately, many Australians are not able to access affordable, suitable housing with...

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Research report

21 Dec 2015

The latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance.


This report gives the latest information on how...

Research report

21 Dec 2015

Methamphetamine is of national concern, but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers?

Summary Methamphetamine is of national concern (ACC 2014), but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline police are required,...

Research report

21 Dec 2015

Debates over the federal budget often refer to the level of ‘welfare’ spending. However the term welfare is often poorly defined and can lead to confusion.

Introduction Debates over the federal budget often refer to the level of ‘welfare’ spending. However the term...

Research report

16 Dec 2015

Provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians.


This Mental health services—In brief 2015 report is a companion publication to the Mental health services in Australia...

Research report

15 Dec 2015

This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.

Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...