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This resource outlines the results of a major survey into the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement.
This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.
One proposal to reduce gun-related death and injury is the establishment of a register of prohibited persons – a “black list” of citizens suspected of mental instability or anti-social behaviour. These people could then be denied a firearms licence. Despite years of promotion by pro-gun...
On 23 February 2016, the Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks that seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers,...
Employer toolkits are designed to help employers remove barriers for particular jobseekers, including young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and mature-age workers. This study of 20 toolkits examined the propositions used to engage employers and the tools provided, in order to assess the...
The shock that property crime can cause is underestimated by most people – burglary victims, in particular, may experience a psychological trauma in addition to the loss of the property itself.
Property crime in Australia declined by more than half between...
The number of people voluntarily referring themselves for therapy to try to prevent them from sexually abusing children is rising.
But there are fears some people who pose a risk to children, and have asked for help, may have to be turned away because...
This article argues that direct cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses should be removed from Australian trials, to reduce any illegitimate advantage to the defendant.
Cross-examination is fundamental to the adversarial criminal trial. However, when children and witnesses with an intellectual disability are...
This Issues Paper evaluates Tasmania’s current laws relating to the defence of insanity and fitness to stand trial, and seeks community input on these topics.
The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. This report was progressively released between 27 January and 4 February 2016. This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Report on Government Services. The...