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Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

ASIO’s Annual Report to Parliament for 2016-17 was tabled in both houses of Parliament on 17 October 2017.

ASIO is the only Australian intelligence agency that publicly releases an annual report. The report serves to inform the Parliament and public of how ASIO performed during the...

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Research report

17 Oct 2017

Research shows that children and young people who have been abused or neglected are at greater risk of engaging in criminal activity, and entering the youth justice system. A better understanding of the characteristics and pathways of children and young people who are both in the child...

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Report

16 Oct 2017

On 27 March 2017 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to hold an inquiry into the retail supply of electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity markets in the National Electricity Market (the...

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Research report

16 Oct 2017

Welcome to the statistical publication International Investment Australia 2016. This publication provides a detailed snapshot of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes official statistics on Australia’s...

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Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

The National Financial Literacy Strategy (National Strategy) provides a framework to guide financial literacy initiatives. The National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014–17, led by...

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Report

16 Oct 2017

This is one of three reports provided simultaneously to the Prime Minister as required by s 6(1B) of the INSLM Act. Each report concerns counter-terrorism legislation which, unless renewed, is due to expire by 7 September 2018.The INSLM Act requires me to provide reports of these reviews by 7...

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Journal article

16 Oct 2017

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the incidence and multiplicity of keratinocyte cancers (basal cell carcinoma [BCC] and squamous cell carcinoma [SCC]) excised in Australia, and to examine variations by age, sex, state, and prior skin cancer history.

Design: Analysis of individual-...

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Audio program

16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor...

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Survey

Report

16 Oct 2017

This year’s report combines insights from charities and community groups across Australia providing food relief as well as individual Australians who experience food insecurity. Two surveys were used to collect these insights. The first was the Foodbank Welfare Agency Survey...

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Website

15 Oct 2017

The eSafety Commissioner has delivered a new, national portal for reporting instances of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (colloquially known as image-based abuse or revenge pornography).

Image-based abuse (IBA) occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without...

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Research report

14 Oct 2017

In this report, education policy analyst, Blaise Joseph, outlines the importance of school investments being evidence-based and cost-effective, and proposes three key investments with the potential to significantly improve Australia's lagging student literacy and numeracy results:

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Report

14 Oct 2017

This review considered the balance between appropriate access to Medicare card numbers for health professionals and the security of patients’ Medicare card numbers. It makes a number of findings and recommendations for practical improvements to the security of Medicare numbers without increasing...

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Strategy

14 Oct 2017

The Fifth Plan sets out to achieve outcomes in eight priority areas that align with specific aims and policy directions in the National Mental Health Policy. These priority areas do not reflect all the aims and policy directions in the National Mental Health Policy but align with those that are...

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Guide

13 Oct 2017

Since late August 2017, there have been renewed allegations of systematic human rights abuses by Myanmar (also ‘Burma’) security forces conducting counter-insurgency and so-called ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. The security operations followed coordinated...

Research report

13 Oct 2017

This report examines the group of young people aged 15–24 that are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET). In particular, it examines those who are NEET for six or more months consecutively, known here as persistently NEET. Using data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian...

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Report

13 Oct 2017

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a group of procedures that involve the in vitro (outside of body) handling of human oocytes (eggs) and sperm or embryos for the purposes of establishing a pregnancy. Each ART treatment involves a number of stages and is generally referred to as an ART...

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Report

13 Oct 2017

Australia is expected to be elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the first time on Monday 16 October in New York.

It’s a significant candidacy—we have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the work of the pre-eminent inter-governmental body overseeing the protection and...

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Report

13 Oct 2017

Mental illness comprises a wide range of disorders and varies in its severity. The effect of mental illness can be severe on the individuals and families concerned and its influence is far-reaching for society as a whole. Social problems commonly associated with mental illness include poverty,...

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Commentary

13 Oct 2017

The BBC charter is up for renewal, and members of senior and middle management have been co-opted into a working group “to identify what the BBC does best and find more ways of doing less of it better.” Actually, that’s fake news — or news fiction. It’s a summary of the first episode in the...

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