Couch surfers are among the most hidden groups of people experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of couch surfers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.
The key message of this draft report is that the current veterans’ compensation and rehabilitation system is not ‘fit-for-purpose’ – it requires fundamental reform. The system is out-of-date and is not working in the interest of veterans and their families or the Australian community.
This report sets out the panel's 11 recommendations on the future of employment services. The panel recommends service delivery to be grounded in digital and supported with face-to-face services for those who need them. They recommend a more user friendly and personalised new system, built on trust that empowers users.
There are a number of legislative, technical and cultural barriers that limit the free flow of information between Australia's law enforcement agencies. This report examines those barriers and develops an information sharing matrix that explains the barriers associated with different types of information sharing.
In late 2017, an expert panel was established to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion. This report was delivered to the Australian government in May 2018 and has now finally been released.
The current obesity epidemic in Australia and around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Addressing this problem will require a comprehensive societal response, including implementation of a suite of multi-sectoral government policies. Informed government action requires reliable comparative evidence on the costs and benefits of various policy options.
This year’s information release shows the public service in New Zealand has made significant progress towards increased representation of women in senior management and chief executive roles. It also shows progress in other priority areas including closing the gender pay gap, gender equity for chief executives, pay equity and diversity.
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