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Issue addressed: This paper reports on the process evaluation of the Same Sky project which was aimed at developing regional community support programs for same sex attracted youth (SSAY) and their families in four regional sites in Western Australia. A multi-faceted approach modelled on successful...
The extent of Western Australia’s current links with China, the historic nature of China’s transformation and the likelihood of severe disturbances along the road – provide both major opportunities and big risks for Western Australia.
This report describes trends in working hours in the mining sector.
The government-appointed Consultation Committee has reported on the proposed Human Rights Act for Western Australia. The Committee received 377 submissions (including one from the Audit), and has recommended that additions be made to the original draft Bill. Recommended additions include the right to an education...
In a feasibility study carried out in 2001 and 2002, the Institute developed a strategy for linking the hospital morbidity and residential aged care databases using date of birth, sex, region of usual residence and event dates. Doubts concerning the efficacy of the linkage strategy...
For present purposes, we might simply define housing careers as “the sequence of housing circumstances an individual or household occupies over their life (Beer, Faulkner and Gabriel 2006:1). The literature directly addressing Indigenous Australian housing careers is sparse. Contrasting with the paucity of works on...
According to this study, remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage are significantly associated with rate of stimulant prescription for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in WA.
The rate of stimulant prescription was 2.3 to 5.3 times greater in major cities in WA compared with remote and...
One of the largest surveys ever undertaken of Aboriginal children and families throws new light on why most existing intervention programs are failing to produce results needed for overcoming the present levels of Indigenous disadvantage. Volume Four of the Western Australian Aboriginal child health survey...
This project examined psychosocial well-being from the perspective of refugee adolescents in four government schools in Perth, Western Australia.