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Scott Morrison is a “once bitten, never shy” sort of guy. Having had a bad experience in the high profile debate over whether to change the GST, which ultimately came to nothing, the Treasurer this week launched into the hot topic of housing affordability....
This inaugural Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) analyses the state of youth development across the country and changes since 2006. This is part of the Commonwealth Youth Programme initiative to increase focus on youth development through presenting and collecting relevant data. It complements the international...
The media play a key role in promoting the thin ideal. A qualitative study, in which we used in depth interviews and thematic analysis, was undertaken to explore the attitudes of 142 obese individuals toward media portrayals of the thin ideal. Participants discussed the thin...
At first, the TPP promises much. It claims to stand for the interests of workers, all businesses, consumers and the poor. It aims to further integrate 12 economies of the Pacific Rim through trade liberalisation, increasing sustainable growth, building opportunities for businesses and consumers, and...
This research for Anglicare Australia focusses on the changes in living standards for a broad range of family types in Australia between 2004 and 2014. The report also projects where these living standards will be by 2024 taking into account the...
The SAS-NATSEM Household Budget Report shows Australia’s living standards continued to increase during the quarter to end-March 2015, although at a slower rate than in the previous quarter. Household incomes grew slightly while the cost of living was flat.
This report gives a clear picture of how the Australian news consumer compares to eleven other countries surveyed in 2015: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK, USA and urban Brazil. The Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by...
This report provides interim modelling results of the distributional modelling which estimates the impact on families from government policy decisions taken since the last Federal election in 2013.
This paper provides the distributional household impact of the main ‘hip‐pocket’ Budget measures...
Held in November 2014, the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum brought over 100 participants representing government, industry, academia and the community from the ACT and the Australian Capital Region to the University of Canberra.
The Forum was officially opened by the ACT Deputy Chief Minister...
This paper discusses the main challenges of targeting programs aimed at increasing school enrollment, and draws some lessons for improving targeting effectiveness.