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Working paper

Regional housing supply and demand in Australia

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.
Working paper

Trajectories of social and economic outcomes and problem gambling risk in Australia

This paper explores economic variables (household income, employment, qualification, financial hardship, risk and stress) and selected social variables (life satisfaction, psychological distress, alcohol intake and smoking) from multiple HILDA waves in respect to problem gambling risk.
Working paper

Support for policy trials in Australia: level and predictors

This paper provides a summary of an online survey experiment that tested the level of support, and factors associated with support, for policy trials, and RCTs in particular. The research found that about half the population supported a trial for a (hypothetical) policy intervention, as...
Report

Research note: Asian-Australian experiences of discrimination

The data from a recent ANU poll suggest that Asian-Australians experience high rates of discrimination, that the general population believes this to be the case, and that at least some of this discrimination relates to gaining leadership positions. However, there is not large support for...
Report

Universities in Australia: attitudes and challenges

This ANUpoll report addresses attitudes on whether universities are preparing Australians for the workforce; whether universities are still places to debate controversial ideas; and whether universities play a pivotal role in educating people from disadvantaged or regional backgrounds.
Working paper

A basic income for Australia? Exploring rationale, design, distribution and cost

This paper considers the potential for a basic income or guaranteed minimum income scheme for Australia. Proposals advocated by the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in 1975, the rationale for a basic income and work incentive effects are discussed. Four models for an Australian implementation are proposed...
Report

Hardship, distress, and resilience: the initial impacts of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper provides a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes, income, financial stress, social cohesiveness, political attitudes, subjective wellbeing, and psychological distress.
Discussion paper

COVID-19 and separated families

The focus of this paper is the approximately 650,000 separated families, and the 1.3 million children affected by these separations in Australia. For these families too, it is likely that COVID-19 will amplify both the opportunities and the dangers.
Report

The initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

This paper provides a summary of the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed based on data from the 33rd ANUpoll which collected information from 3,155 Australians over the period 14-27 April 2020. It is the first longitudinal survey data on the impact of COVID-19...
Report

The experience of volunteers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

During the current COVID-19 crisis, volunteers have done their part in following the physical distancing requirements, at a large cost to themselves and to the communities that they serve. Finding a way to harness this volunteer workforce throughout the current pandemic is a vitally important...