Interpersonal relations

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Audio interview

30 Jul 2015

Even after a lifetime of experience, there are still questions that need to be asked about the sexual health and practices of older people.

Dr Bianca Fileborn is asking those questions.

She is an instigator of a first-of-its-kind study called Sex, Age and...

Research report

18 Oct 2013

This report presents the findings of a survey intended to develop an evidence base about the extent and nature of Medicare Locals' engagement and collaboration with the community sector.

Executive summary

In May 2013, the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)...

Research report

20 Sep 2013

This is the second in a series of three papers commissioned for a project that ASPI has been jointly running with Canada’s Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The project explores the rationale for and possible mechanisms of closer Australia–Canada defence and security cooperation in...

Research report

11 Oct 2012

As India shifts its strategic orientation from being primarily a continental power to a maritime one, in a move that will help to establish its credentials as a great power in the Indo-Pacific region, New Zealand is keen to deepen relations with a fellow democracy....

Journal article

19 Sep 2012

Abstract: Using two different measures of park area, at three buffer distances, we sought to investigate the ways in which park area and proximity to parks, are related to the frequency of walking (for all purposes) in Australian adults. Little previous research has been conducted...


10 May 2012

The internet facilitates instant and inexpensive communication across large distances. Perhaps the most striking feature of online 'crowdfunding' is the broad geographic dispersion of investors in small, early-stage projects. This contrasts with existing theories that predict entrepreneurs and investors will be co-located due to distance-sensitive...

Research report

8 May 2012

An important public policy question is whether improved targeting of public spending will necessarily result in more or more cost-effective poverty reduction.

In an important and influential study, Ravallion (2009) shows that targeting measures perform poorly as indicators of the poverty impact and cost...

Discussion paper

30 Jan 2012

This paper examines whether improved targeting of public spending will necessarily result in more or more cost‐effective poverty reduction.

In an important and influential study, Ravallion shows that targeting measures perform poorly as indicators of the poverty impact and cost-effectiveness of an urban cash...

Journal article

25 Nov 2011

A mutually beneficial relationship has developed over the past 15 years between a regional South Australian branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) and the local university campus. Arising from the initiative of a community member, the group sought assistance from...

Journal article

24 Oct 2011

Psychological distress is an important component of the overall health and wellbeing of individuals. It also represents a risk factor for illnesses such as depression. In mothers, psychological distress has been linked with poorer outcomes, both for the mother and her child. This...

Research report

22 Aug 2011

This resource sheet provides information about how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage.

Transport difficulties are consistently identified as a factor that restricts Australian families' capacity to access services and participate in activies (Carbone, Fraser, Ramburuth,...

Research report

22 Jul 2011

Aim: To estimate the impact of a 10 per cent increase in arrests on (a) the number of male and female offenders sentenced to full-time prison terms (FTP) and (b) the number of offenders given community-based supervised orders (SO).

Method: Three pairs of time...


10 Jun 2011

In this keynote address to AIATSIS Native Title Conference, Social Justice Commissioner asks how the annually tabled Native Title and Social Justice reports can be used to achieve the aims of reconciliation.

I will start by giving you some background to my role as...

Working paper

30 Mar 2011

To achieve 'green growth' a dramatic shift in the governance of business is required and understanding the complex risk equation that lies at the heart of green growth is essential to bringing about such change.

To achieve ‘green growth’ a dramatic shift in the...

Journal article

16 Sep 2010

This article combines three concepts of communication research — media dependency, trust in mass media, and the use of media and alternative information sources — to answer several research questions: Is there a relationship between individual perception of media dependency and trust in the media?...

Research report

22 Jul 2010

This study investigates the relationship between gaming expenditure and crime in Victoria, especially income-generating crimes like theft, fraud, break and enter, forgery, false pretences, larceny and robbery.

This research involved an extensive literature review and developed complex databases to model the relationship between crime...

Research report

1 Jun 2010

It’s practically a given these days that philanthropy and government ought to work together. But what should the relationship look like?

How can grantmakers collaborate formally or informally with partners in government to advance the common good? And does everyone think this is such...

Research report

20 May 2010

Of all the great-power relationships of Asia, none is so difficult for Australia to influence as the relationship between India and China.

Both are concerned primarily about their respective positions in a changing Asia. Our best strategy is to encourage both powers to temper...


3 May 2010

Improving access to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) individuals, families and communities is a key aim for service providers, as is ensuring services and programs are sensitive to their needs. Relationships Australia has created a national network of employees that actively engages...


22 Apr 2010

This paper summarises new evidence from two Treasury working papers on the responsiveness of female labour supply to child care costs, availability, and quality.

In one study, we drew on lessons from the literature and new detailed data to provide new estimates of the...