Australia

Report

13 Aug 2017

Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships, particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity, the United States remains Australia’s indispensable economic...

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Article

12 Aug 2017

It is clearly the case that ordinary Australians are struggling as income growth has slumped and household debt has soared to record levels. It is clearly the case that inequality in Australia has risen sharply over the past twenty years. And it is clearly the case that the vote for minor...

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Survey

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10 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of national-level, state and territory findings, as well as comparisons across public housing, state-owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing tenants. The report shows that the majority of tenants are satisfied with the services provided by...

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Draft report

10 Aug 2017

Buying a new car is a significant purchase for a consumer. The purchase of a car and its ongoing maintenance account for around five per cent of total average household expenditure annually, typically making it second only to housing expenditure in importance. Well-informed consumers and...

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Statistics

10 Aug 2017

This publication is part of a set of trade statistical publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.

Data is partly sourced from official ABS data and includes details of the composition and...

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Report

10 Aug 2017

Insurance touches many aspects of human activity. Adequate insurance cover is integral to protecting consumers' most valuable assets and to maintaining and protecting the living standards of all Australians and the economy overall. As seen in the wake of a number of natural catastrophes,...

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Commentary

10 Aug 2017

The same-sex marriage referendum caravan has meandered into the home straight and, barring a successful High Court challenge, Australian opinion pollsters will soon be grappling with estimating voter turnout by demographic, as overseas counterparts have for decades. The ballots will be sent out...

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Working paper

10 Aug 2017

Some researchers have argued that strong periods of economic growth and economic downturns have a greater impact on the economic position of the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. Māori have significantly higher levels...

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Strategy

09 Aug 2017

In response to the government’s discussion paper on Social Impact Investing (SII), released in January 2017, the Turnbull Government announced in the 2017-18 Budget context a number of initiatives to encourage the continued development of the SII market...

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09 Aug 2017

This paper provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved in child protection and out-of-home care, and is based on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Child Protection data 2015-16 (AIHW 2017a; 2017b).

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Report

09 Aug 2017

There are many potential ways to improve access to cancer treatment options for RLC (Rare or Less Common) cancer patients, some more radical and feasible than others. In writing this report RCA focussed on recommendations that would lead to improvements for people with RLC cancers today and in...

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Audio interview

09 Aug 2017

Australia now has the world's highest electricity prices, so there's never been a better time to know exactly what you're paying and if you can get a cheaper deal.

But it's time consuming to sort through all the offers, and if you sign up to a short-term discount, you may not realise when...

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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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08 Aug 2017

Dementia is the gradual, progressive and irreversible decline in brain function. It is an umbrella term describing a syndrome, meaning it is characterised by multiple symptoms which may include difficulties with language, memory, perception, changes in personality and reduced cognitive skills....

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Audio interview

08 Aug 2017

The Coalition is locked in talks with the Greens and One Nation to ensure its media reform bill passes the Senate.

The long-awaited bill is due for debate this week, and it can't come soon enough for the struggling TV network Channel Ten. If the bill passes, it will clear the way for...

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Commentary

08 Aug 2017

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.

However, some state governments are now...

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Report

08 Aug 2017

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of measures taken to strengthen the protection of Australia’s posts and staff overseas.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO assessed whether:

  • a robust security framework that articulates an
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Research report

08 Aug 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in...

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Report

08 Aug 2017

Incarceration in Australia is growing rapidly. The 2016 adult incarceration rate was 208 per 100,000 adults, up 28 percent from 2006. There are now more than 36,000 prisoners, up 39 percent from a decade ago.

The Institute of Public Affairs Criminal Justice Project has investigated the...

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Report

08 Aug 2017

This is the Sleep Health Foundation's third commissioned report since 2003. These reports provide the foundations for policy changes to improve the wellbeing, health and productivity of all Australians.

This report shows that four out of every ten Australians are suffering from inadequate...

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