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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...
This report looks at the results and recommendations of a project exploring youth recidivism—in particular, whether it would be possible to analyse youth recidivism using data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS). The JJ NMDS is a longitudinal person-based data collection,...
This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.
Our plan focuses on the...
This publication contains projections of Australia's population by age and sex for the period 30 June 2013 to 2101, and projections of the states, territories and capital cities/balances of state for the period 30 June 2013 to 2061. Figures for 30 June 2012 are preliminary estimated resident population.
This paper aims to contribute to and clarify the debate around false allegations of sexual assault by providing a summary of recent literature, including consideration of the classifications and methods of defining a false allegation, whether there is a prevailing scepticism around allegations of sexual...
This paper presents information about the consistency of Indigenous status across linked death registration and 2011 Census records, and examines social and demographic characteristics associated with differences in Indigenous status identification.
Life expectancy is a broad measure of a population’s...
On 23 July 2013, the then Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct an Inquiry focused on Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as...
This paper examines men's role in the prevention of sexual assault. Sexual assault prevention has seen shifts from risk-avoidance messages aimed at women to a more inclusive paradigm that proposes both women and men have an important role to play in the prevention of all...
This report reviews the activities the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security undertook during the past year to monitor Australia's six intelligence agencies.
This year the office experienced a heavy inquiry workload with five full inquiries commencing in the...