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This paper outlines intended analysis techniques to estimate the number and rate of clients receiving alcohol and other drug treatment, to explore patterns of drug use and pathways through treatment, and to explore the characteristics of different client groups.
This paper examines barriers that prevent the enforcement of hospitality workers' rights.
It is beyond doubt that despite the existence of legislated minimum employment entitlements in Australia, many businesses employing vulnerable workers fail to provide these entitlements to their employees. Apart...
Abstract: We use unique survey data linked to nearly a decade of administrative welfare data to examine the relationship between early marijuana use (at age 14 or younger) and young people’s educational outcomes. We find evidence that early marijuana use is related to educational...
This study finds that participation in extracurricular activities significantly reduces engagement in risky behaviours among Australian adolescents. However, the effects differ by activity type, gender and to some extent by socio-economic status (SES). Participation in activities other than sports and arts reduces...
This working paper provides an overview of a proposed national linked dataset on the educational activity and outcomes of children while in child protection services, to allow ongoing and longitudinal monitoring of the academic progress, and to better inform policy, practice and planning of activities...
This report argues that rather than outsourcing ever more public services, governments should introduce social impact bond models within the public sector.
In one of his first major steps as Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has delivered on his promise to...
Objective : This study examined whether a wellbeing approach to resilience and adaptation would provide practical insights for prioritizing support to communities experiencing environmental and socio-economic stressors.
Methods : A cross-sectional survey, based on a purposive sample of 2,196...
This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.
Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...
This publication examines the relationship between disability due to a mental health condition and crime victimisation, and how this relationship varies across different sociodemographic groups.
Mental health and crime are two major areas of social concern for the Australian community and...
This study has examined the factors that contribute to homelessness in Australia; identified some indicators that are associated with these risk factors; and then used these indicators to identify a ‘risk of homelessness’ index. This index can then be used to...