Research School of Social Sciences (ANU)


Household energy costs in Australia 2006 to 2016

This research note summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs. This paper does not attempt to explain the industry drivers of cost...
Working paper

Indigenous wellbeing in Australia: evidence from HILDA

This study explores the subjective wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Abstract Report focusses on mean levels of self-reported life satisfaction, inequality in life satisfaction within the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian populations, and the prevalence and severity of dissatisfaction with one’s life. Evidence on differences in the...

Perceptions of corruption and ethical conduct

This report finds that the media, trade unions and political parties top the list of institutions the public perceives to be the most corrupt. The report presents the results of the latest ANUpoll, which measured public confidence in government and institutions, perceptions and experiences of...
Conference paper

Minding the gap(s) in spectrum law: An Australian study and a case for reforms

Achieving efficient spectrum management in the pursuit of the public interest is a key aspect of legal reforms introduced in spectrum liberalising countries. However, spectrum law is unclear about the precise nature of the efficiencies to achieve and choices between different efficiency objectives are often...

How much did the 2009 fiscal stimulus boost spending?

Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it. Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it - approximately twice the spending rate recorded in surveys assessing the 2001 and 2008 tax...