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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...

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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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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 those from...

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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...

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21 Jul 2017

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  • 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
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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 recorded as
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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
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06 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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05 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...

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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 sharp and blunt...

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31 Mar 2017

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This fact sheet summarises statistics on youth justice supervision in New South Wales in 2015–16 and includes some national comparisons.

Differences in youth justice supervision among the states and territories may reflect differences in legislation as well...

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08 Mar 2017

The Turnbull Government has announced the most significant reforms to Australian media regulation in a generation, focusing on the control and ownership of Australia’s media outlets and the provision of local television content in regional Australia.

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23 Feb 2017

The International Energy Agency’s annual energy projections, the World Energy Outlook (WEO), are a leading source for medium to long-term energy market modelling, which are widely used as an authoritative source by politicians, industry and the media. However, the scenarios within these...

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20 Feb 2017

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This fact sheet provides the latest available national data on new cases of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia. It shows that in 2015 there were 28,775 people who began using insulin to treat their diabetes in Australia—63% had type 2 diabetes, 26% had...

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20 Feb 2017

This SIPRI fact sheet describes the trends in international arms transfers that are revealed by the new data. It lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 2012–16 and describes the changes in regional trends.

The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown...

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04 Feb 2017

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The Prime Minister made reference to the potential role of ultra-supercritical coal and carbon capture and storage in his address at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

This analysis, and others by energy experts and business groups, shows there is no...

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12 Jan 2017

The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. For more than fifteen years, Pew Research Center has documented its growth and distribution in the United States. Explore the patterns of internet and...

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