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Review of recent development in the field of econometrics and summative program evaluation. A central feature of recent developments is the attempt to allow for program impacts that vary across individuals. This contrasts with earlier econometric approaches which implicitly assumed a homogenous treatment effect.
This document draws together key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value.
The research examined and reviewed demand subsidy models for private renters in Australia compared to New Zealand, Canada and the US.
Drought in Australia is a natural occurrence, and there are a wide range of perceptions in the community about the nature and significance of drought. However, severe drought can have a debilitating effect on rural and regional communities and represent a major cost to the...
The key factors in promoting resident participation in renewal are community development approaches that start with local people, identify local issues and give residents the confidence and skills to influence their communities writes Bill Randolph.
Much of the debate and policy action involving area...
Do housing markets and housing policies provide incentives for economically disadvantaged people to live in areas of low employment opportunities? Does living in such an area directly impede employment prospects? This paper presents the research plan for a project that will examine these questions focusing...
This report draws on the concept of locational disadvantage to evaluate three different housing assistance programs in relation to a whole of government response to major shifts in welfare provision, and with due consideration to current trends in social economic restructuring. The study compares the...
In May 2001, the Federal Government announced a new policy framework, Australians Working Together, in response to the McClure Reference Group Report on Welfare Reform. Mark Champion, an Indigenous project officer for ATSIC's Queanbeyan Regional Office, outlines the initiatives aimed at encouraging 'urban' Community Development...
Sylvia Lawson on the plans to refurbish the Sydney Opera House interiors
THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE is back in the headlines. Since this building has such preeminence in national iconography, what's at stake now in the proposed refurbishment, which is being carried out...
This article concerns a 2001 experiment that took place during an independent legislative review commissioned by the Minister for the Environment in New South Wales.
Randomly selected citizens participated in a televote and citizens' jury on container deposit legislation, and contributed to...