Social issues

Report

07 Sep 2017

Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when...

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07 Sep 2017

The Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (the committee) was established on 1 September 2016 following the passing of a resolution in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The committee is comprised of five members and five senators and is...

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Commentary

07 Sep 2017

The High Court has struck down the challenges to the same-sex marriage ballot, clearing the way for voting papers to start going out next week.

The court’s decision...

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07 Sep 2017

This enquiry confirms that access to rehabilitation services remains the dominant concern for prisoners and former prisoners struggling with addiction. They are highly vulnerable to relapse and more likely to reoffend if they are unable to access timely, consistent and targeted support services...

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Report

06 Sep 2017

This report's focus is on law enforcement, or supply reduction measures to address crystal methamphetamine. This report is cognisant of the work done by the NIT and the NIAS. For this reason, this report's primary aim is to build upon, and provide recommendations that complement the work of the...

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Guide

06 Sep 2017

Reports of sexual offences crimes have increased over the last six years (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2016). Despite the prevalence of sexual offending in our communities, there is a lack of understanding about these crimes. Myths and misconceptions about sexual offending are common (...

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Research report

06 Sep 2017

This report documents a mixed methods research study, the aims of which were to:

  • Identify major contributors and pathways into and out of homelessness for LGBTIQ people;
  • Investigate their experiences of current homelessness service provision;
  • Examine current
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06 Sep 2017

Evan Siddall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CEO, delivers his message for the National Housing Conference 2017 in Sydney, Australia at the International Conference Centre on 29 November - 1 December 2017.

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05 Sep 2017

This report focuses on changes in the CPI for Darwin across a range of key expenditure areas over the past year. It is important to note that CPI figures only reflect trends for capital cities and Australia as a whole, and cannot tell us about trends in price movement for states and territories...

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05 Sep 2017

On 20 April 2017, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced a package of measures to reform citizenship. The Prime Minister explained that the changes were informed by feedback received from the...

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Report

04 Sep 2017

This report explores some of the macro trends shaping social and economic inclusion in Australia, including workforce transitions and increasing wealth and income inequality. It considers the ways in which these trends impact on access to affordable energy supplies and participation in the...

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04 Sep 2017

Social housing is a vital service underpinning the social good of NSW. But, as widely recognised, the social housing system is beset by challenges that limit its social benefits. For example, tenant rents must be low to make social housing affordable for those who need it. But low rents are not...

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

Legislation in all Australian states and territories creates offences and provides for police roadside testing in relation to ‘drug driving’. Ostensibly motivated by the same road safety objectives and impairment paradigm as drink driving laws, drug driving laws adopt a significantly different...

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Other text

01 Sep 2017

Discussions about how to address work-family challenges largely centre on mothers, but the challenges also are real for fathers. There is increased recognition that a "good" father is directly involved in the care of children. But this requires time, and fathers are often time-constrained due to...

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

Indigenous peoples in Australia, the United States and Canada are significantly overrepresented as defendants in criminal trials and yet vastly underrepresented on juries in criminal trials. This means that all-white juries mostly determine the guilt of Indigenous defendants or white defendants...

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Policy report

01 Sep 2017

The first independent and not for profit gathering aimed at solving Auckland’s housing crisis was held on 1 August 2017. Its underlying foundations were developed by housing strategist Leonie Freeman in 2016 in the paper “A Comprehensive Solution to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis”. The full...

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Discussion paper

01 Sep 2017

Electronic gambling machines (EGMs), or poker machines, are a high-intensity form of gambling and the most harmful form of gambling available in Australia. While less than a third of the Australian adult population (30%) use EGMs annually, and 5% use them weekly, around 30% of weekly users...

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Evaluation

01 Sep 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Department of Human Services (DHS), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social...

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Journal article

31 Aug 2017

While awareness of institutional child sexual abuse has grown in recent years, there remains limited understanding of its occurrence and outcomes as a distinct form of abuse. Drawing on research commissioned by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse,...

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Research report

31 Aug 2017

This research study reports on a campaign to house rough sleepers shows how long term homelessness is associated with high levels of health problems, trauma and disability. The '50 Lives 50 Homes' is a project aimed at rapidly housing and supporting Perth’s most vulnerable rough sleepers. Within...

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