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Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue, second only to tobacco smoking as a risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. This report looks at the prevalence of overweight and obesity by birth cohort to examine potential differences at a given age between people...
Research report
24 Nov 2017
This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Report
23 Nov 2017
This good practice guide explores the types of social media being used in vocational education and training (VET) courses, the benefits and pitfalls of using social media in teaching and learning as well as tips for incorporating social media into VET courses.
Guide
23 Nov 2017
This report investigates how social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, is being used in VET courses. Interviews with teachers, students and employers across three registered training organisations found that social media can help to improve student engagement and lead to more course completions.
Research report
23 Nov 2017
The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive framework to advance Australia’s security and prosperity in a contested and competitive world.
Strategy
23 Nov 2017
This report provides an overview of gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers. It has been written primarily for researchers and government officials who have an interest in Australian gambling statistics.
Research report
23 Nov 2017
It is well recognised that gambling can result in diverse negative consequences for many gamblers, as well as those around them and the broader community. This study aimed only to assess the costs associated with gambling.
Research report
23 Nov 2017
Provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban passenger rail, including traffic levels, infrastructure and rolling stock, and railway performance.
Report
22 Nov 2017