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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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.

Website
15 February 2016

Digital disadvantage coincides with other forms of social and economic disadvantage, so those that can potentially benefit most from being connected are at greater risk of being left behind.

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...

Content from centres and departments of Swinburne Institute for Social Research

Article
28 December 2016

Electorally speaking, Cory Bernardi is on the wrong Coalition faultline, writes Peter Brent.

Article
20 December 2016

The government still won’t acknowledge why the deficit isn’t going away, but it’s not too late to take some simple steps

Article
16 December 2016

The abolition of Community Development Employment Projects has undermined economic renewal in remote Indigenous communities.

Article
16 December 2016

Controversy over a statue in Sydney's inner west has deep historical roots.

Article
14 December 2016

Near the South Australia–Victoria border, a small community captures the highs and lows of the migration experience.

Article
18 November 2016

Internet connections have surged in the region, but cost has re-emerged as a constraint for many users, writes Julian Thomas.

Article
18 November 2016

It’s hardly surprising that the International Monetary Fund has urged the federal government to spend more on infrastructure, writes Tim Colebatch.

Article
15 November 2016

George Brandis’s back down is only the first step in clarifying and protecting the role of this key legal officer.

Article
14 October 2016

Attitudes towards a more generous refugee resettlement program are influenced by beliefs about how many migrants arrive each year. But making the calculation isn’t straightforward.

Article
4 October 2016

The concept has spread like wildfire but the results, here and overseas, are mixed, reports Mike Steketee

Article
4 October 2016

Mistaken fears about an 'ageing population' have stopped us from considering how best to respond to longer, healthier lives.

Article
29 September 2016

Federal minister Simon Birmingham has fired the first shots in the latest battle of the school funding wars. Here’s Inside Story’s short guide to the terrain

Article
21 September 2016

With education ministers meeting this week to discuss school funding, a close look at the figures reveals large differences between states and sectors.

Article
15 September 2016

Aboriginal suicide is different: that’s one of the key messages that came out of the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference in May this year. Other messages...

Article
13 September 2016

Among the real risks of the marriage equality vote is the possibility it might fail, says Peter Brent.

Article
12 September 2016

The events of late summer 2015 revealed fault lines in German society that won’t quickly resolve themselves, writes Klaus Neumann.

Article
12 September 2016

Unions, residents and community groups took on a powerful government agency to thwart plans for the wholesale redevelopment of Australia’s oldest suburb, writes Jim Colman.

Article
9 September 2016

The Coalition’s budget cuts have a disproportionate impact on low-income groups, write Peter Whiteford and Daniel Nethery in this detailed analysis.

Article
6 September 2016

Governments began watering down Gonski’s school-funding recommendations right from the start, says panel member Ken Boston. But New South Wales shows how it could have been.

Article
2 September 2016

When the WA government issued a draft of its first independent policy on Aboriginal development (Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A Roadmap for Regional and Remote Aboriginal...

Article
31 August 2016

Ever since William Thackeray satirised the London suburb of Clapham in 1855, critics and supporters of the suburbs have been battling it out, writes Graeme Davison.

Article
30 August 2016

The global financial crisis continues to make governing difficult. No wonder the poll figures aren’t so good

Article
1 August 2016

One policy brings both sides of politics together in furious agreement. Both of them want to close the Indigenous gap, and both want symbolic recognition of Indigenous people in the constitution...

Article
5 July 2016

Peter Mares reports on a truncated parliamentary inquiry that revealed the problem of having two very different schemes dealing with rural labour shortages.

Article
3 July 2016

What do we know so far about the likely post-election scene? Tim Colebatch has been crunching the latest numbers

Content Associated with Swinburne Institute for Social Research

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...

Conference paper
9 April 2016

Discusses public policy and grey literature use and management and the work of Australian Policy Online in developing its open access document and data digital library.

Report
23 December 2015

This research project explored whether targeted or integrated housing support for low-income private rental tenants at key transition points is likely to enhance their capacity to sustain...

Article
25 November 2015

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of awards, including the...

Article
6 November 2015

Election victories in Britain and Canada show the Labor Party where more work is needed

Audio podcast
5 November 2015

With the recent political explosion in Australia – the dumping of yet another prime minister – came an avalanche of political interviews. But how much did we learn from these public interrogations...

Article
30 October 2015

It’s seventy years since France introduced major social security laws. Daniel Nethery was there for the celebration

Journal articlePreprint
29 October 2015

Digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming...

Article
28 October 2015

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

Article
22 October 2015

George Brandis’s latest anti-terror laws will be presented to parliament next month. How well do they balance civil liberties and security?

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