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Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men and...

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Website

21 Jun 2017

The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on the emerging issues of knowledge crowdsourcing and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies. The online service of the lab is specifically designed to web-enable such processes. The aim is to support the implementation of the SDGs’...

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Report

15 Jun 2017

There is heightened interest among organisations in engaging men in the gender equality change process. After all, how can we drive change if we leave half the population out of the discussion?

But how much do we really know about the success of these initiatives and the most effective...

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Report

01 Feb 2017

Never before has inequality been so high on the agenda of policy-makers worldwide, or such a hot topic for social science research. More journal articles are being published on the topic of inequality and social justice today than ever before.

This is the focus the 2016 World Social...

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Commentary

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11 Aug 2016

The implications for women of the world’s rapidly ageing population are profound. The gender inequalities they have experienced throughout their lives cumulate and become more visible as they grow older.

Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic...

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Policy

11 May 2016

On an international level, Australia performs well regards to its treatment of its LGBTIQ citizens. This standard of treatment does not, however, extend to LGBTIQ asylum seekers in Australia’s care. They routinely face humiliating and unnecessary scrutiny, are outed in front of fellow asylum...

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Research report

08 Mar 2016

This report by Catalyst Australia looks at the representation of women in leadership at companies included in the ASX50. This index lists Australia's largest publicly-owned companies that are considered leaders in their industry. This research assesses the ASX50 companies and gender equality in...

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Briefing paper

07 Mar 2016

A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement.

The ACTU’s Gender Pay...

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Research report

03 Mar 2016

This unique and powerful report gives voice to the more than half a million older Australian women living in long-term income poverty. These women have given so much to the Australian economy during their younger lives as workers and carers but find themselves struggling to maintain their...

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Statistics

23 Feb 2016

A summary of gender-specific data in six areas of social concern for gender equality: Economic Security, Education, Health, Work and Family Balance,  Safety and Justice, and Democracy, Governance and Citizenship.

In this issue
Gender Indicators, Australia...

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Transcript

19 Feb 2016

Professor Stephen Parker AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra, presented the keynote address to the TJ Ryan Foundation's second anniversary event held in Brisbane on Tuesday, 16 February 2016. The TJ Ryan Foundation is a progressive think tank focussing on Queensland...

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Commentary

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16 Feb 2016

Tax reform is very much on the agenda, despite the PM backing away from a GST increase. Many experts point to the tax concessions enjoyed by wealthy Australians as a good place to start. Keri Phillips reports.

In Australia, the federal government raises most of its money...

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Discussion paper

Strategy

12 Feb 2016

The Victorian Government is developing a Victorian Gender Equality Strategy.

Advancing gender equality increases women’s safety, security and wellbeing by encouraging a society based on respect and equality.

Gender equality also has tangible benefits for Victoria’s social and...

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Research report

03 Feb 2016

The Power of Flexibility is the fifth in a series of landmark gender parity surveys by global management consulting firm Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women, Australia’s pre-eminent organisation of 360–senior women leaders.

Over 1000 members of the Australian business, government...

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Briefing paper

01 Feb 2016

Taxes have a wide range of rates, thresholds and burdens for different kinds of taxpayers. In general, we describe a tax as progressive or regressive by comparing the tax paid by an individual with the income of that individual.

A progressive tax is a tax where the...

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Discussion paper

29 Nov 2015

This research paper, written by Emeritus Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia, describes:

  • Australia’s inequitable schooling system and explains how this has happened
  • The consequences of having inadequate resources for children in need, the majority of
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Research report

05 Nov 2015

Overview

Queensland Women 2015 provides an evidence base to report and assess equality of outcomes between women and men in Queensland.

Through an analysis of state-based, gender disaggregated statistics across a range of nationally and internationally...

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Research report

14 Oct 2015

Contains some sobering stories of poverty and inequality in prosperous Australia, finding overwhelmingly that people do not experience poverty because they choose to but as a result of a range of structural causes which push them to the margins.

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Book

05 Oct 2015

In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity through the following social constructs: migration history, family...

Book

29 Sep 2015

This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and...