Most viewed research publications 2013 from any year

18 Dec 2013

These are the ten most popular research publications viewed in 2013 from all Policy Online topic areas, and from all years of publication, based on the number of page visits on Google analytics.

Two policy guides commissioned by Policy Online in 2011 (on long-term unemployment, and women in the workforce) continued to hold a high readership, occupying the first and third slots.

The most popular publication not produced by Policy Online was a Victoria Police report on crime statistics, followed by reports on asylum seekers and early learning.

A 1994 government report on Commonwealth cultural policy, added to Policy Online as part of our Policy History Collection, was also among top ten reports viewed by Policy Online users in 2013.


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Long-term unemployment in Australia

Lisa Fowkes

26 October 2011 | Long-term unemployment is defined as a person being unemployed for over 52 weeks.

Visits: 7894



Crime statistics 2011/2012

Victoria Police

03 September 2012 | The Victorian Police crime statistics for the 2011 - 2012 time period.

Visits: 7839



Women and work in Australia

Mary Leahy | Australian Policy Online

28 November 2011 | Work is defined broadly as productive activity that requires time, energy and skill. It includes paid employment as well as unpaid care and domestic work.

Visits: 3640



Asylum seekers and refugees: what are the facts? February 2013

Janet Phillips | Parliamentary Library

11 February 2013 | This updated background note presents information to help address some of the popular misconceptions that surround asylum issues. It includes information on asylum claims, unauthorised arrivals and irregular migration in Australia and Europe.


Visits: 1562



Belonging, being and becoming - the early years learning framework for Australia

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

10 August 2009 | The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. 

Visits: 1553



Creative nation: Commonwealth cultural policy, October 1994

Office for the Arts

30 October 1994 | This historic report marked the first time an Australian federal government formally developed a cultural policy.

Visits: 1535



Australian social trends, March 2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics

12 April 2012 | Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society.

Visits: 1380



Making it work: a workforce guide for disability service providers

Carmel LaragyPaul RamcharanKaren R. FisherKaren McCrawRobbi Williams | Social Policy Research Centre

27 June 2013 | This guide provides strategies for disability service providers to draw upon when creating and sustaining a workforce of support workers to meet the aims of DisabilityCare Australia and implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


Visits: 1253



Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice

Nola Purdie, Pat Dudgeon, Roz Walker eds. | Kulunga Research Network

30 August 2010 | This book offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. 

Visits: 1165



The globalization of crime - A transnational organized crime threat assessment

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

21 June 2010 | This report shows how organized crime has globalized and turned into one of the world's foremost economic and armed powers.

Visits: 1064


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