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Research report

28 Sep 2017

Background SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically...

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Report

15 Feb 2017

Understanding and awareness of elder abuse as a significant problem is well understood among key government and non-government agencies within South Australia, including its causes, indicators and effects. Each of the agencies interviewed collects data on cases of elder abuse to some degree....

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Research report

05 Sep 2016

The report examines the attitudes, expectations and strategies of agencies working in aged care in South Australia in 2016. It sets out to document the business conditions and perceived opportunities affecting the sector at a time of considerable transition, with a view to establishing a...

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Research report

29 Aug 2016

Key Findings

  • The Initiative Fund Grants funded by Wyatt from 2009 to 2013 had a positive impact on the lives of recipient households, either reducing the risk of homelessness and/or assisting homeless persons into stable and appropriate accommodation.
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Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2016

As South Australia’s baby boomers rapidly approach old age, who will be responsible for their financial wellbeing? What can be done now to ensure the future financial wellness of both the elderly and our economy?

The face of the South Australian population is changing. A great deal of...

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Research report

04 Apr 2016

State of Our Health is a set of indicators produced by the Health Performance Council to give a comprehensive picture of health in South Australia, in each local health network, and for South Australia’s Aboriginal population. State of Our Health uses 166 measures against 43 top-level indicators...

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Survey

31 Mar 2016

This resource shows the statistics of a poll completed in the South Australian, Indi and New England seats on the current Australian asylum seeker policy.

New state-wide ReachTEL polling in South Australia and in the seats of New England and Indi on refugee policy shows most voters do not...

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Research report

21 Mar 2016

This case study has explored how Muslim and non-Muslim students, school leadership, counsellors, teachers and parents reflect on, interpret and manage the experience of engagement and exchange in the context of a Catholic girls' high school (Years 8 to 12) in South Australia.

The...

Research report

16 Mar 2016

National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper showing the potential scaleof the economic benefits the NDIS will bring to South Australia. New economic modelling forecasts the impact the NDIS will have on SA Gross State Product when fully implemented and details...

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Discussion paper

29 Feb 2016

This project examines access to appropriate housing for Indigenous people with a disability living in stage one areas of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The condition and location of housing and the availability and suitability of...

Conference proceedings

27 Feb 2016

The annual 2015 ACUADS conference was hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA). Keynotes were given by Brian Parkes (CEO, Jam Factory) and Nick Mitzevich (Art Gallery of South Australia) and the final...

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Commentary

Article

16 Feb 2016

The Australian population is ageing. Just in case you are one of the very tiny percentage of the population who hasn’t heard, we expect that by 2050 the proportion of Australians over 65 will be double what it is today.

Successive versions of the Intergenerational Report produced by the...

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Research report

11 Feb 2016

A proposal to establish a global nuclear waste industry in South Australia would fail to secure 90% of the imported waste, leaving an expensive and risky legacy for the state, according to this report.

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South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission...

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Discussion paper

09 Feb 2016

On 10 November 2015, Victim Support Service (VSS) in partnership with Anglicare, hosted the ‘Improving Justice and Support for Child and Adolescent Victims of Crime’ Conference in Adelaide. This event involved a diverse group of almost 100 representatives from across the non-government and...

Conference paper

31 Jan 2016

This paper reports upon very early findings from a three year ARC Discovery project exploring how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, with a specific focus on designer-makers. A key research question for the project is: what are the ‘self-...

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Commentary

Article

29 Jan 2016

‘Growth’ is back on the business agenda for 2016, underscored by the release of the highly anticipated Innovation Statement. Consumer confidence is 10 per cent higher than a year ago, and the retail sector just had one of its best Christmas seasons in years.

But while the shift towards...

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Journal article

31 Dec 2015

Many of societies’ most pressing social policy problems are wicked problems.  While complex adaptive systems theory has been recognised as an appropriate way to address this type of problem, complexity-accepting strategies are difficult for public administrations because they are at odds with...

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Audio presentation

12 Nov 2015

A number of governments, including Australia’s, have proposed the revocation of citizenship as a means to deter engagement in terrorism. This lecture considers the political and legal context of these proposals and discuss their compatibility with international human rights standards.

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Journal article

19 Oct 2015

Peer mentoring is often considered the single most effective strategy for increasing student retention and student satisfaction. As a consequence, mentoring programs have been implemented at most universities and are an essential feature of best practice transition programs. Yet, the literature...

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Audio interview

08 Oct 2015

People who identify as Muslim make up just over 2% of the Australian population. Yet if you watch, listen or read the Australian news you would be led to believe it is much more. In light of the police raids that took place in Western Sydney yesterday, it is important to ask, is the Australian...

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