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This report presents data on the people turned away from government-funded specialist homelessness accommodation in 2009-10. The data indicate that government-funded specialist homelessness agencies are operating to capacity and are unable to completely meet the demand for their accommodation. Some groups, such as families, experience...
This report is the fourth in a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides the latest available information on how Australia's young people are faring according to a...
In October 2010, the Australian Human Rights Commission commenced a public consultation to canvas the experiences and views of people who may have been discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation or sex and/or gender identity. The task was a listening...
There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked.
This report compiles evidence on the relationship between health and a selected list of environmental factors including 'natural' features (such as temperature and ultraviolet radiation) and aspects...
This essay asks whether housing, loneliness and health are connected in contemporary Australia, and if they are, is it a nexus that can be addressed positively through housing policy.
Since loneliness has only recently emerged as a generalised and disturbing feature of...
The empirical research literature on technology-based addictions, particularly addiction to the Internet and online video games, has grown dramatically in both the Western and Eastern contexts.
Patient-centred care is health care that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers. The widely accepted dimensions of patient-centred care are respect, emotional support, physical comfort, information and communication, continuity and transition, care coordination, involvement of family...
This report advocates for a long-term model of care for survivors of sexual violence.
The Australian Government has shown a strong commitment to the prevention of violence against women.
The recommendations presented in this paper seek to address a gap in the national...
The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a barometer of Australians’ satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. In this survey wellbeing is measured before and after each change of Prime Ministers in 2007 and 2010.
The AustralianUnity Wellbeing Index is designed to promoting...
This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians.