Social inclusion


Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
10 Apr 2018

There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...


17 Aug 2017

This Senate Committee report looks at ways of protecting and strengthening multiculturalism and social inclusion in Australia.

Research report

4 Mar 2016

The 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables has yet to incorporate some key recommendations made to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) and participating community organisations. After three years of direct engagement with the ABS, our...

Research report

17 Dec 2015

This study confirmed that existing official performance measures of Australia’s social housing services are inadequate to measure efficiency and effectiveness. Working closely with six larger community housing providers and two public housing providers, the research team developed and trialled a new performance framework. This involved...


30 Jun 2015

This case study aims to make a contribution to the discussion on rural and regional settlement by providing community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic participation, social integration, sense of belonging and settlement outcomes. The...

Research report

29 Jun 2015

Provides an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of relative advantage and disadvantage across the Australian population, and facilitates reporting on and monitoring of people's opportunities to participate fully in society.

Introduction In 2014, the fourth General Social Survey (GSS) was conducted with Australians...


5 Jun 2015

Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the...


28 Jan 2015

In 2010, the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design (National Dialogue) representing government, housing industry and community sectors identified the need to improve the provision of accessible and well-designed housing with choice for people with disability about where they live (National Dialogue, 2010). They agreed...

Book review

28 Nov 2014

On 3 August 2007, Peter Connelly died of injuries sustained at his family home in London aged just seventeen months. In the aftermath of Peter’s death, politicians rode high on outrage and Rebekah Brooks, the then editor of The Sun newspaper, led what she termed...


19 Sep 2014

The dynamics of disability social policy, political participation and communication rights are complex.


An epochal social policy reform in Australia is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Much is to unfold concerning the realities of what the NDIS will offer Australians...

Journal article

15 Mar 2014

In July 2010, Coffs Harbour, Australia was announced as one of fourteen National Broadband Network (NBN) second release sites and in February 2013, a number of households and businesses in Coffs Harbour had infrastructure installed to enable them to access the NBN ( )....

Journal article

25 Oct 2013

Abstract: This paper explores theoretical and practical distinctions between individual citizens (‘citizens’) and organized groups ('stakeholder representatives' or ‘stakeholders’ for short) in public participation processes convened by government as part of policy development. Distinctions between ‘citizen’ and ‘stakeholder’ involvement are commonplace in government discourse and...

Journal article

15 Feb 2012

The concept of social inclusion generally is discussed as an ideal to which there is no opposition, and to which policy and practices in society necessarily must be directed. This article discusses how current notions of social inclusion in policy, academic and media discourses are...

Research report

10 Nov 2011

An independent evaluation of the National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education is being undertaken in 2010-2014 to assess its effectiveness in achieving universal access outcomes. This evaluation annual report shows progress to 31 December 2009 and includes a literature review, evaluation framework and an...

Research report

29 Aug 2011

Business has a powerful opportunity to contribute to shaping and supporting school communities as they face the future, according to this report.

"Our education system has embarked on a bold transformation to ensure that all our young people have access to a high quality...

Journal article

1 Jan 2011

This paper describes a partnership between researchers and policy actors that was developed within a short timeframe to produce a rapid appraisal case study of a government policy initiative – South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative – for the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network of the international...

Research report

24 May 2010

This report provides information on the factors affecting participation of regional students in Australian universities, and particularly the relative importance of socioeconomic status and access to university in influencing higher education participation across regions.

Key findings include the increase of regional participation in university...

Research report

13 Jan 2010

The Let’s Start project was a trial to implement the Exploring Together Preschool Program (ETPP) in the Northern Territory (NT) for managing behaviour problems in Indigenous and other children.

Children from four to six years old whose behaviour was a concern were...

Journal article

17 Dec 2009

Investigates the experiences of learning for African students from refugee backgrounds in TAFE institutes

Abstract Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes are perhaps the most heterogeneous of the nation’s educational sectors. However, TAFE institutes’ capacity to provide inclusive education is constrained by...

Research report

17 Aug 2009

This document reports on the student attendance rate for NT DEET schools during 2005 to 2007. It compares the student attendance rate and the average weekly enrolment for all NT DEET students.

On average, students from NT government schools attend for just over 4...