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21 Nov 2017

A cancer biomarker is a molecule either produced by the cancer or by the body in response to a cancer that can be measured in blood, body fluid or tissues and indicates the presence or status of the cancer. Biomarkers associated with altered (mutated) genes can be used to screen for the risk of...

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21 Nov 2017

The National Temporary Migrant Work Survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia. The survey draws on responses from 4,322 temporary migrants across 107 nationalities of every...

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20 Nov 2017

This report presents the findings of a project which assessed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s access to hospitals with public birthing services and 3 other types of maternal health services across Australia, then investigated possible high-level associations between access,...

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20 Nov 2017

The internet has changed the way young Australians participate in society. Digital platforms now rival traditional media, such as television, for young people’s attention when it comes to accessing information and entertainment. Yet we have little understanding of the impact of...

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19 Nov 2017

The notion that the problems associated with modern death and dying can be solved simply by allowing more Australians to die at home is an oversimplification. Moreover, the myth that most people want to die at home, but don’t, has also unhelpfully reinforced the popular fear that grim,...

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17 Nov 2017

The majority of Australians have engaged with the charity sector in the past year. Charitable support was based on the knowledge there would be a clear and measurable outcome and an understanding that a high proportion of funds donated would contribute towards the cause. This...

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17 Nov 2017

This report sets out the key findings from research on The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial Learning in Schools initiative (‘the initiative’), a collaboration between Mitchell Institute, the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSSP), the New South Wales Secondary Principals...

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17 Nov 2017

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In June 2016 there were just over 4.7 million people employed by small businesses in Australia.

Employees of small businesses accounted for just over 44 per cent of all employed persons in the private sector. Larger businesses accounted for just...

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16 Nov 2017

In 2008 the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) released a comprehensive study on missing persons in Australia, which presented national data on at-risk groups and identified best practice related to prevention, early intervention, referral processes and support services (...

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16 Nov 2017

Rapidly changing operating environments of governments and stakeholders threaten to outdate policy practices. Emerging technologies, fluid political preferences, shifting societal attitudes—including a declining level of trust in public institutions (Edelman 2017)—are transforming our world....

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15 Nov 2017

This report builds on the earlier work by addressing a number of critical questions about effective approaches to coordination of injury prevention initiatives. Drawing on comparable systems nationally and internationally, as well as expert stakeholder interviews throughout 2016, the report...

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14 Nov 2017

Heatwaves and extreme heat are a significant risk to household health. As electricity costs rise, more households are experiencing difficulty paying energy bills. Householder concerns about energy bills already contribute to self-rationing of heating and negative outcomes for health and...

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14 Nov 2017

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to keeping sports relevant and viable, whilst supporting all Australians to develop their physical literacy for active and healthy lives. The ASC is aware that the sport environment is changing and is dedicated to supporting...

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13 Nov 2017

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  • Innovation is critical to Australia's future. The economic and technological realities of an increasingly innovative world economy will inevitably catch up to Australia — and Australia needs to be ready. The Global Innovation Index (GII), the world'
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13 Nov 2017

New health technologies, diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities are continually being developed and implemented, along with constant reform of the supporting health services and systems. It is critical that health services understand how health care users perceive services and...

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13 Nov 2017

Digital Me, is the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Australian Psychological Society, to examine issues affecting the wellbeing of Australians.

It has been conducted as part of Psychology Week, an annual initiative that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can...

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11 Nov 2017

The national significance of the NSW child protection and adoption reforms cannot be overstated. The changes to child protection services in NSW not only constitute a blueprint for genuine systemic change across the full service spectrum, designed to address the unsustainable trajectory of OOHC...

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08 Nov 2017

Child protection systems are multidimensional, complex, continually adapting entities that seek to prevent and respond to protection-related risks. Systems for child protection in Australia today are facing significant challenges. This has created the imperative to go beyond incremental...

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07 Nov 2017

This report presents the main findings of the third consumer survey of online copyright infringement amongst Australians aged 12+, conducted in March 2017. The survey asked respondents to think about activities they had undertaken in the past three months, which broadly...

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06 Nov 2017

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), paid by the government to its citizens with few restrictions, has been around for a long time. One of the main justifications for introducing a UBI is the impending changes to the labour market as a result of technology, with advocates arguing that 47...

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