Social issues

Commentary

6 Dec 2018

Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.

Report

5 Dec 2018

There is considerable evidence of the impact of methamphetamine use on violent behaviour. This paper presents findings from a review of existing research on the association between methamphetamine use and domestic violence.

Website

men, masculinities, and gender politics
5 Dec 2018

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.

XY is:...

Policy report

5 Dec 2018

This policy paper continues the discussion started in Australian attitudes to immigration: coming apart or common ground? It finds that, statistically, the wealth of the suburb we live in can have a major impact on the type of interaction we may have with migrants.

Report

5 Dec 2018

The final report makes 22 recommendations to government, including establishing a National Obesity Taskforce, reviewing food labelling and dietary guidelines, introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, restricting TV advertising, and supporting related health promotion activities.

Survey

5 Dec 2018

High school student support in the United States for First Amendment freedoms remains high, relative to historical levels of support in prior iterations of this survey.

Report

5 Dec 2018

This is the sixth edition of the Global Terrorism Index. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 20 years, covering the period from the beginning of 1998 to the end of 2017.

Report

4 Dec 2018

The Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education was established in March 2018, to inquire and report on the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia. The sorrow and sadness associated with a stillbirth has a profound rippling effect across communities that is...

Report

Senate Community Affairs References Committee report
4 Dec 2018

This report makes 18 recommendations to government, including calling for a national rural and remote mental health strategy to address the low rates of access to mental health services and the high rate of suicide in Australia's rural and remote communities.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This paper sets out to measure and reflect the wellbeing of New Zealanders across different areas of their lives, as expressed in the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework.

Report

Final inquiry report
4 Dec 2018

This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...

Website

4 Dec 2018

The New Zealand Treasury developed the Living Standards Framework (LSF) dashboard, a practical set of meaningful current and future wellbeing indicators, to inform its policy advice. We are making the LSF dashboard publicly available so that others can see some of the work that assists...

Report

4 Dec 2018

The major conclusion that has come out of the various debates surrounding energy policy is that there is a serious electricity and power affordability problem across the National Electricity Market (NEM). Price increases over the last decade are significantly affecting Australian businesses and consumers.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This report presents the findings of the eleventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. For the first time in Australia, the surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Report

3 Dec 2018

This project provides key directions for capacity building for workers and their organisations to work more competently in working with family violence. The focus of the project lay in understanding the work to be undertaken with fathers who use violence.

Report

Research findings of a survey on how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography
3 Dec 2018

This report presents findings from a study into how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography. One in four young people first saw porn by the age of twelve, and three out of four young people have seen porn by the age of seventeen....

Commentary

3 Dec 2018

An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on the share-housing scene, they are choosing to share for financial reasons, but finding unexpected social benefits.

Share housing has traditionally been associated with student housing and...

Guide

An accessibility guide for writers, communicators, and designers, including web and IT tool designers, production houses and procured services to the public sector
3 Dec 2018

This guide gives the state sector guidance on how to increase accessibility to information through the use of inclusive language and design, and alternate formats such as New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read and Braille. The guide will be used by government agencies that have...

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report provides independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru. MSF strongly reiterates its urgent call for the Australian government to end the policy of offshore detention and immediately evacuate all refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru to avoid further deterioration...

Report

Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
30 Nov 2018

This report documents findings from the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) and considers them in the context of other related research. It has been written for an audience interested in greater detail about the concepts measured in the survey, survey findings...

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