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Mark Lyons


The common cause report: into Sydney's key social issues 2009

Although Sydney is often characterised by a high quality of life, this prosperity is not shared by all. Based on secondary data analysis, this report shows that there are individual and community problems in a number of key areas: housing, income, health, education, crime and...

Representing the disadvantaged in Australian politics: the role of advocacy organisations

In recent years, there has been debate and criticism over the influence that non-government organisations may have on public policy decisions. Bronwen Dalton and Mark Lyons assess the roles of NGOs, looking both at their external impacts through public participation and involvement in policy processes...