Social inclusion

Research report

30 Aug 2018

This report is expected to be published in August 2018

Please note: The initial report on this project can be accessed here


SDG 11 Synthesis report, High level political forum 2018
9 Jul 2018

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

This paper examines the outcomes and impact of the ‘Free to Be’ project piloted in Melbourne by the children’s charity Plan International Australia. The project – consisting of a mapping tool initially co-designed with young women – uses locative geo-locative technology to allow women and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Urban green spaces provide many benefits to urban dwellers, from the environmental functions of cooling, air purification, stormwater mediation and biodiversity habitat, to contributions to mental and physical well-being, sense of place and connections to community. Urban environmental justice requires that there is equitable access...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Ongoing economic restructuring has produced many declining rust belt cities and regions. While governments and communities have acted to ease the impacts, most actions have not been effective. Politically the reaction to ongoing high levels of unemployment are now registering across the Western world and...


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

22 May 2017

This baseline report is the first report released as part of the Journey to Social Inclusion Mark II (J2SI Mark II) research study.

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

The report finds that, in spite of the support of the Australian Government and the sustained efforts of Livable Housing Australia, the housing industry, as a whole, has failed to show signs of voluntary systemic transformation. A generous estimation is that the current voluntary approach...

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. Overview 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 with disabilities, and...

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...



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