23 May 2013 | Geographic proximity is found to play a minimal role both in who users communicate with and what they communicate about, providing evidence that social media is shifting the communicative landscape.
23 May 2013 | With total health spending in the region worth over a trillion dollars in 2010 and demand for healthcare continuing to grow, Asian governments will have a tremendous challenge meeting and funding this demand.
23 May 2013 | Asia's general reliance on defined benefit schemes could potentially lead to unfunded liabilities similar to those experienced in some countries in Europe, once the tipping point is reached.
22 May 2013 | This preliminary scan of the national and Victorian standards and of Victorian teacher training programs explored the extent to which course descriptions include the skills deemed essential for working with ‘at-risk’, disengaged students.
22 May 2013 | The Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) provides that an unlisted number cannot be disclosed except in specified contexts. The Act however is silent on whether a fee can be charged for an unlisted number.
22 May 2013 | This survey provides a snapshot of the impact of cost of living pressures and the extent of social and economic deprivation and disadvantage experienced by these individuals and their families.
22 May 2013 | This report finds that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is now in a stronger position in terms of its capacity to manage the immigration detention network and associated risks and issues, but has also found scope for further improvement and identified lessons that can be learned from challenges of the recent past.
21 May 2013 | This report finds that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.
20 May 2013 | This paper examines the regulatory and non-regulatory institutions that frame the entrance to co-management arrangements of national parks and other protected areas by governments and Indigenous people.
20 May 2013 | Resurrection of the local economy is crucial to getting communities back on track after a natural disaster, but this is often overlooked in favour of rebuilding physical infrastructure and getting a town back to ‘normal’ although key economic drivers may have been permanently altered.
20 May 2013 | This report argues that the government would have had an additional $38 billion for last year's federal government budget had it not been for unsustainable income tax cuts that were made in the lead up to the global financial coverage.
20 May 2013 | Health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region can be characterised as mixed public-private systems, with common features such as blurred boundaries between public and private sectors, low government investment in public services and ineffectual policies and institutions for regulating health care.
17 May 2013 | This research analysed the finances of farm businesses in southwestern Australia from 2002-2011 to assess successful management capabilities, choices, and education for adapting to a changing climate.
17 May 2013 | This research examines ways to build adaptive capacity to climate change and compares social networks through a case study of organisations that responded to Queensland’s 2010–11 major floods.
17 May 2013 | The Heat-Ready study captured information on the current knowledge, policy status, preparedness and adaptive capacity to heatwaves in staff who work in Aged Care Facilities in three Australian states.