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The community sector is a vital contributor to Victoria’s economic and social wellbeing. Through a combination of government and private sector funding, volunteer work, and fundraising and philanthropic support, the sector provides a vast and essential network of frontline services to our community’s most vulnerable...
This report outlines the benefits and realities of Australia's growing population.
A growing population presents us with challenges and opportunities. Population growth, and the skilled migration that fuels it, helps our economy grow - giving us the resources to support our ageing population, build...
This paper explores the questions behind and arguments for and against of Australian population growth.
The long-run relationship between population growth and living standards has been a source of controversy among Australian economists, no less than for the general public. There is little argument...
This Sustainable Population Strategy outlines the Government’s framework for a sustainable Australia. It will help to ensure that future population change is compatible with the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of Australia.
Global poverty has complex causes and wide-ranging effects. In this essay Michelle Sowey examines the scale of the problem together with its impacts.
It also considers a range of approaches to reducing poverty, and reviews the status of global action aimed at achieving the...
There are cultural costs and benefits associated with where one chooses to live in Australia.
City living, for example, offers proximity to a greater range of cultural opportunities but carries higher costs of living than in a smaller town. Better access and variety is...
While overall our life expectancy continues to climb and our educational attainment increases, gaps remain between the health and education outcomes of Australians living in cities and those living elsewhere.
Released quarterly, Australian Social Trends presents analysis and commentary on a wide range of...
This paper provides an overview of the economics of a sustainable population and addresses some key policy issues in an Australian context. It is argued that a sustainable population is one that is consistent with sustainable economic development.
The population age distribution is...
Recent strong population growth in Australian cities has drawn attention to a range of national transport, and transport-related, sustainability issues.
Key areas of national sustainability concern in relation to urban land transport include traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, road fatalities and serious injury accidents,...
Using data on self-assessed quality of life available from the expanded Indigenous sample of the 2001 National Health Survey this paper compares the subjective wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Assuming cross-cultural comparability of responses to the quality of life scale, Indigenous Australians are...