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Phil Lewis


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Journal article

20 Nov 2014

Examines the consequences of penalty rates for employment, productivity, profitability and consumer welfare.

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As a result of decisions by numerous state and federal commissions and tribunals, most recently the Fair Work Commission, penalty rates have become...

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09 Mar 2009

This study draws attention to ageist stereotypes and assumptions of older people held by professionals involved in the policy, design and planning of the built environment, in particular residential complexes. Data was collected as part of a larger study concerned with the growth in specialised...

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07 Mar 2009

These NHMRC guidelines aim to establish the evidence base for future policies and community materials on reducing the health risks that arise from drinking alcohol. The guidelines communicate evidence concerning these risks to the Australian community to allow individuals to make informed...

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28 Jan 2009

There is no provision for paid maternity, paid paternity or paid parental leave in either the current Workplace Relations Act or the forthcoming National Employment Standards. Conservative estimates suggest that about half of the female workforce does not have access to any paid maternity leave...

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28 Jan 2009

Centrelink was established in 1997 as part of the Howard government’s bold experiment in re-framing social policy and re-shaping service delivery. Centrelink was the embodiment of a key tenet of the Howard vision for public service: a specialised service delivery ‘provider’ agency separated from...

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28 Jan 2009

As part of the Australian Government’s ‘Skilling Australia for the Future’ policy, an independent statutory body, Skills Australia, was established to provide advice on current and future demand for skills and investment in training. In September 2008, Skills Australia joined with the Academy of...

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28 Jan 2009

This edition of the Academy's journal, Dialogue, features the following articles on feminism:

Disappearing Tricks, by Marian Sawer

Poisons and Antidotes: Historicising feminism and equality in an age of rights competition, by Ann Genovese

The Sexual Revolution as Big Flop:...

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10 Nov 2008

Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions could be more than halved by 2020, according to this report. Pursuing emissions reductions of this order would provide a leadership example that could assist in breaking impasses in climate negotiations, while minimising Victoria’s emissions and carbon...

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07 Oct 2008

Family background is known to have a substantial impact on students’ literacy and numeracy results. This raises questions about whether any of the remaining differences in results are due to school performance – or whether they are merely due to random noise. This article reviews research from...

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07 Oct 2008

This report presents a summary of tasks completed as part of the Bureau of Rural Sciences Social Sciences Program contribution to the Water 2010 project. The Water 2010 project is an interdisciplinary cross-Bureau project aimed at addressing the information needed to further develop sound water...

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