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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...
Drawing on data from a sample of 213 offenders, this study augments knowledge about sex offender typologies by identifying ten key descriptive features of parental offenders.
Foreword: Public policy initiatives to redress parental child sexual offenders have been hindered by the absence of...
Summary: This is the twenty-first annual report on pregnancy and childbirth in Australia. In 2011, a total of 297,126 women gave birth to 301,810 babies. There was a 0.8% increase in the total number of births compared with 2010.
Introduction: This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seekers that have arrived by boat in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking asylum from the aftermath of the Vietnam War began to arrive.
Introduction: Experiencing abuse and neglect in childhood can lead to adverse outcomes in adulthood. The purpose of this resource is to indicate the potential long-term effects of child abuse and neglect that may extend into adulthood.
Child abuse and neglect refers to any...
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....