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
26 October 2011 | Long-term unemployment is defined as a person being unemployed for over 52 weeks.
Crime statistics 2011/2012
03 September 2012 | The Victorian Police crime statistics for the 2011 - 2012 time period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making it work: a workforce guide for disability service providers
Carmel Laragy, Paul Ramcharan, Karen R. Fisher, Karen McCraw, Robbi 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.
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.
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.