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Thalidomide was the active ingredient in a sleep-inducing and sedative drug that was distributed for sale in Australia between 1 August 1960 and 29 November 1961. Marketed as a safe drug, it was provided to pregnant women to ease the symptoms of morning sickness.

Report
22 Mar 2019

This report focuses on entrenched disadvantage in Australia. It identifies groups at higher risk of experiencing entrenched disadvantage, and the factors that contribute to families and their children receiving welfare support.

Report
22 Mar 2019

Bias crime is crime that is motivated by prejudice or bias towards an attribute of the victim, such as race, religion or sexuality. Police have been criticised for failing to take bias crime seriously, and there is a pressing need to understand the reasons for this failure. This article presents the results of the first empirical study of bias crime policing in New South Wales.

Journal article
22 Mar 2019

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data - including sensitive health data - with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk.

Journal article
21 Mar 2019

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and preferences of people with disability.

Report
21 Mar 2019

These guidelines have been developed with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. They provide practical tips for reporters, editors and news directors on how best to present information in stories where violence is gendered.
 

Guide
21 Mar 2019

This audit found that the lack of sufficient and appropriate system-level planning, investment, and monitoring over many years means the mental health system in Victoria lags significantly behind other jurisdictions in the available funding and infrastructure, and the percentage of the population supported.

Report
21 Mar 2019

This report provides a comprehensive overview of national statistics on cancer. It presents information and statistics on cancer risk factors, national population screening programs, Medicare-subsidised surveillance and treatment, cancer incidence, hospitalisations, survival, prevalence and mortality.

Report
21 Mar 2019