Fact sheet

A brief printed handout or publication, sometimes available online, giving basic information about a subject, organization, program, etc.

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1 Dec 2017

The heavy downpours across southeast Australia are yet another reminder of how extreme weather events place lives, property and critical infrastructure at risk. Climate change is intensifying many extreme weather events in an atmosphere that is warmer and wetter because of increasing greenhouse gas emissions...

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7 Nov 2017

The UN Climate Talks for 2017 (COP23) have kicked off in Bonn, Germany.

Two years ago in Paris, world leaders agreed to work together to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C. The Paris Agreement was pivotal in cementing the world’s...

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15 Sep 2017

Since the establishment of Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) in 2012, the number of workers from Vanuatu has increased significantly from 119 to 1533. It has been established that labour mobility improves livelihoods. This is evident throughout out villages and towns in Vanuatu, and is...

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8 Sep 2017

Due to a Government review of all Royalties for Regions initiatives, purportedly prioritising jobgenerating regional election commitments and the delivery of community infrastructure and services, a change has been made to how Royalties for Regions funding will be allocated. It will now be used for...

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30 Aug 2017

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is an investment to maximise the use and value of the Government’s data assets. Through data integration and analysis, the DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.

The DIPA will:

improve our technical...

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30 Aug 2017

Each year NAPCAN coordinates National Child Protection Week to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and spread the message that “Protecting children is everyone’s business”. NAPCAN’s campaign aims to provide communities and individuals with practical information on how to “Play Your...

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14 Aug 2017

Up until the 1980s, Australian governments—Commonwealth, state and territory—commissioned, owned and operated much of Australia’s major infrastructure and associated service operators, including roads, railways, ports, airports, airlines, coastal shipping operators, electricity generation and distribution networks, water infrastructure, etc. Over the past three and a half...

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14 Aug 2017

This Information Sheet presents estimates of kilometres and lane-kilometres of road length for Australian States and Territories back to 1910. It provides the same data for Metropolitan Australia back to 1910, and for individual cities back to 1970. It also introduces the concept of value...

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14 Aug 2017

This information sheet presents Australian data on how realised rates of fuel consumption vary over time, and how the rates depend on key vehicle characteristics such as number of cylinders, fuel type and vehicle age. It also investigates state/territory differences in fuel economy and presents...

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28 Jul 2017

This fact sheet summarises some of the similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In 2015–16, the most common principal offence among young people was theft, while among adults it was illicit drug offences.

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28 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of young people under supervision during 2015–16, based on their last known address. Young people from Remote areas were 6 times as likely to be under supervision as those from Major cities, while...

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24 Jul 2017

Freight rates are a key factor influencing freight mode choice and the costs of freight-reliant business sectors, such as mining, construction, and the retail and wholesale trades. As such, they affect the profitability of Australian industry. This Information Sheet presents an estimate of interstate freight...

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21 Jul 2017

Key points:

There are an estimated 2.1 million businesses in Australia, between 12,000-16,000 of these are Indigenous-owned Collectively, Supply National registered Indigneous businesses earn more that $1 billion per year with revenues growing at an annual average rate of 12.5% By the year...

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20 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about young offenders who offend with one or more other people over the past 12 months, including data on demographics and offence types.

The key findings of the analysis are that:

In 2007, 62.6% of young offenders were...

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20 Jul 2017

Over recent years the Victorian community has expressed concern about young offenders, especially those who commit violent or serious crimes such as assault, motor vehicle theft, robbery or burglary. This issue has also been the subject of media coverage, which has suggested police are recording...

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23 Jun 2017

This policy guide note synthesises the findings of the final report for RP3038: Lower Income Barriers to Low Carbon Living.

In summary:

Broad engagement with lower income households, industry, government and other stakeholders reveals that energy deprivation is an increasing problem in Australia...

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6 Jun 2017

With the final report from the Finkel Review into the future security of the National Electricity Market (NEM) having been released, here are ten basic facts about electricity costs, emissions and security to help guide you through it.

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5 Jun 2017

While people with disability participate actively in all aspects of Australian life, they are more likely to face challenges than people without disability, and their rates of participation in various life areas are generally lower. These fact sheet use data from the Australian Bureau of...

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24 May 2017

This information sheet provides a snapshot of Australian households’ spending on owning and operating vehicles, based on the latest (2009‒10) data from the ABS Household Expenditure Survey (HES).It details the composition of that expenditure, including the split between fixed and variable costs, and the contribution...

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19 Apr 2017

This factsheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against women in 2013–14. Rates of assault among women were highest for those aged between 15–19 and 50–54. Over half (59%) of all these women were assaulted by bodily force, and for assaults by bodily force and involving...