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This report argues that the government should reform family payments to help parents who are disincentivised from working as much as they wish.
In 2013–14, $32 billion was spent on family payments, amounting to 7.7% of total federal expenditure in that...
This paper sets out to examine some of the key problems religious violence poses for western, liberal societies.
We are faced with a new kind of fundamentalism – call it ‘minority fundamentalism.’ It has all the features of religious fundamentalism, such as ideological fanaticism, intolerance of dissent, and a Manichaean certainty about truth and falsehood. The goal of the minority fundamentalists is to...
Anti-discrimination law has existed in Australia for only fifty years, and yet in that comparatively short period it has become entrenched and almost unquestionable. An examination of its record, however, shows that it has not been an effective tool to achieve the goals for which...
The defence of liberal democracy needs the concerted action by all nations of the West and East committed to democracy, the rule of law and liberty. Equally, nations so committed must attend to the urgent task of re-invigorating the institutions of liberal democracy to retain...
About 400,000 Australian households live in social housing, which covers public housing, community housing, Indigenous community housing, and Indigenous housing provided by governments.
The sector has many issues, including:
• In public housing, many dwellings fail adequacy standards, and numerous tenants are dissatisfied...
Unease has been growing that something has changed for the worse in our culture. The change is perceptible but often defies precise description. This paper calls for a renewed understanding of culture as that which expresses a shared, common vision for our human and social...
This report argues that public policy on homelessness is based on flawed definitions that artificially inflate the figures, making public housing policy ineffective, adding to taxpayers' bills, and failing to assist 'chronic rough sleepers'.
Several myths undermine the broader benefits that good palliative care can provide for patients.