Malcolm Park


Commonwealth Indigenous-specific expenditure 1968-2008

This paper attempts to identify Commonwealth expenditure in the area of Indigenous affairs over the 40 years from 1968 to 2008 and to plot that expenditure by agency. It analyses trends in both the nominal and real expenditure, in the expenditure as a percentage of...

Commonwealth Indigenous-specific expenditure 1968-2006

This background note presents graphs, tables and commentary on the subject of identifiable Commonwealth expenditure in the area of Indigenous Affairs - expenditure which we have termed 'Indigenous-specific' as, although it may come through any portfolio, it is always through programs or program components specifically...

Firearms in Australia: a guide to electronic resources

This brief is a guide to some of the literature, statistics and information on firearm ownership, firearm offences, firearm controls and government policies since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

Measuring domestic violence and sexual assault: a review of the literature and statistics

Originally issued in December 2004, this updated electronic brief aims to draw together major resources, research and studies on violence against women and sexual assault in Australia and a selection of the major international surveys. It complements a previous brief, Domestic Violence in Australia, which...

Disability Support Pensioners, 1984-2004

Between 1984 and 2004 there has been a significant rise in both the number and proportion of the population that is in receipt of the Disability Support Pension. In this research note, Malcolm Park examines the rises in relation to the age and sex of...