2016 Most Viewed - Politics & Social Issues

The most popular Politics & Social Issues publications posted on APO during 2016.

29 January 2016

The cost of living is the biggest issue across all demographics, except for Australians over 50, where access to healthcare is the biggest issue, this report shows.

18 November 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream...

9 May 2016

Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by a non-...

10 February 2016

This 2016 Closing the Gap report shows, as in previous years, that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008.

28 April 2016

Examines the cost of youth homelessness in Australia and outlines the economic and social benefits that could be gained by adopting tailored early intervention strategies and policies.

8 October 2016

The proportion of aged persons in Australia is set to increase significantly, posing many challenges. Amongst these is the growing number of households who lack housing security in retirement.

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31 May 2016

Although governments claim to support the best use of evidence, their actual use is patchy. This arises from lack of funding for evaluations and from various political and ideological factors.

15 July 2016

This bibliography lists nearly 1400 articles, books, reports and postgraduate dissertations about the settlement and resettlement of refugees in Australia since the end of the Second World War....

16 March 2016

Maps unemployment 'hotspots' for those aged 15 to 24 across Australia – with some regions grappling with rates above 20 per cent.

5 October 2016

This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and...