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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was established on 3 December 2012 as the independent national regulator of charities. One of the objects of the ACNC Act is to “maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in Australian Not-for-profit sector”. This document presents...
Misconceptions about male sexual assault have a substantial impact on under-reporting. This resource sheet identifies research and data that dispel four of these misconceptions.
Abstract: In recent years there has been an increase in community awareness of male sexual assault. However, there are...
This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients.
An estimated 244,000 Australians...
This is the third report of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor reviewing the appropriateness and effectiveness of Australia's counter-terrorism legislation. It focuses on terrorism financing legislation and the proscription of organisations.
This paper reviews the thinking behind Australia's family migration program and the aspects considered when planning its size and composition each year.
Executive summary: In contrast to the United States of America, the Australian Government has steadily prioritised skilled migration within Australia’s permanent...
The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to bring together research and evaluation evidence on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians.
This report and its appendices summarise the findings of the Clearinghouse on what works in relation to...
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 report examines the numbers and rates of young people who were in youth detention in Australia due to their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It focuses on trends over the 4-year period from the June quarter 2009 to the June quarter 2013....
This report contains comprehensive information on adoptions in Australia, including the characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers.
Australian adoptions increased while intercountry adoptions declined
The number of finalised adoptions in Australia increased slightly to 339 in...
This paper provides an assessment of offenders who commit human trafficking, slavery and slave-like crimes in Australia.
Foreword: There is a lack of international and Australian research about offenders who have been convicted of human trafficking, slavery and slave-like practices. In Australia, 15...