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Matthew Thomas

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There have been reports that the Government was considering winding up the Work for the Dole program as part of this year’s Budget. However, in a subsequent media release, Federal Employment Minister, Michaelia Cash, stated that the gGovernment will not be abolishing Work for the Dole.

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31 Aug 2016

The high cost of housing in Australia has been at the forefront of a range of recent policy debates concerning Australia’s taxation arrangements. This brief examines housing affordability in Australia for both owners and renters over recent decades. It focuses particularly on those households...

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16 Sep 2014

This guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. It does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.

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06 Nov 2013

This guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. It does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.

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21 Oct 2013

This paper seeks to provide a guide to better understand: what is expertise, how to determine who are the relevant experts where it comes to the technical aspects of public policy debates, and how to go about choosing between competing expert claims.

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09 May 2012

This background note provides a brief overview of the context for the proposed labeling reforms and a summary of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of alcohol health warning labels.

In late 2011 the Government released through the Legislative and...

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05 Jan 2011

This paper argues that paternalist policies may be considered justifiable under circumstances where high stakes decisions are involved, the decisions being made by individuals are irreversible and it is possible to identify failures in people’s reasoning.

It is further argued...

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02 Nov 2009

 

Since taking office in December 2007, the Rudd Government has made social inclusion a key theme in its approach to social policy.

This paper suggests that the concept of social inclusion lacks a clear definition and coherent theoretical core.

The term social inclusion is...

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03 Feb 2009

This report examines the performance of all Australian governments providing education, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing services.

This is the fourteenth edition of the report, produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State...

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14 May 2009

This roundtable looked at the effectiveness of current approaches to environmental issues; the strengths and limitations of market-based and cooperative solutions; and institutions and incentives for better policies and outcomes.

Keynote presentations were delivered by Professors Gary...

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