Swinburne Institute for Social Research

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The Swinburne Institute has strong national and international links with researchers and policymakers from around the world. It hosts a node of the Australian Research Centre (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovations, the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Spatial Information, CRC for Low Carbon Living, is a centre of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), a member of the Sustainable Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and is a partner in the Australian Urban Research Information Network (AURIN). Its research addresses some of Australia's most significant social, economic and environmental problems. Researchers at the Swinburne Institute have a wide range of interests and work across disciplines including urban planning, economics, statistics, sociology, history, media studies and political sciences. Their work converges around three main areas:

Link to organisation: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/institute-social-research/

Source Acronym: SISR

Owning Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Source Type: Education

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Report
21 November 2016

In September 2015, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research commenced a two-year research project on safety and wellbeing as it relates to communication technologies, in remote Aboriginal...

Report
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.

Report
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....

Report
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.

30 October 2015

This survey data was provides an insight into how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and...

Audio lecture/presentation
13 August 2015

Crowdsourcing in policymaking is becoming a more common method for civic engagement and knowledge search, and it is used both by local and national governments.

Audio lecture/presentation
6 July 2015

The 1992 Broadcasting Services Act and spectrum review inspired the formation of hundreds of new broadcasting organisations, encouraged experimentation in broadcasting content, communication...

Report
22 June 2015

Using mainstream economic analysis to review the market itself, the authors found high search costs, demand risk, problems with exchange, and lack of competition present key barriers to achieving...

Audio lecture/presentation
5 June 2015

Placing social media into a longer historical context helps to reveal what is really new about these contemporary communication technologies, what future services might learn from historical...

Report
21 May 2015

This report details the responses from 25 people from free-to-air and subscription TV, IPTV, production companies, telecommunications and IT, online and social media, advertising, and others, on...

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Article
28 April 2016

This article argues that the Australian government needs to adopt a more sophisticated approach to addressing social problems such as homelessness, by investing in early intervention programs and...

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Argues for the education of young asylum seekers to allow them to contribute more to the community.

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