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Sport and recreation: a statistical overview, Australia, 2006

This ABS report gives an overview of sport and leisure participation in Australia. The most popular physical recreation activity for both males and females was walking for exercise. However, the participation rate was much higher for females (32.9%) than it was for males (17.5%). The...
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Childcare use and parents' labour supply in Australia

This paper first analyses the demand for and cost of formal and informal childcare for couple and sole parent families, shedding light on factors which affect the demand for childcare. The predicted demand of formal childcare and the predicted costs of informal childcare arising from...
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Emergency management information development plan, 2006

The Emergency Management Information Development Plan (EMIDP) is a national strategic framework of emergency management research initiatives in Australia. The EMIDP identifies key issues and data; presents agreed priorities and plans for improving relevance, coverage, comparability and quality of information; and identifies responsibilities for progressing...
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Equity in response to climate change

This publication brings together papers and presentations from a roundtable convened by two welfare and two environmental non-government organisations : the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the National Welfare Rights Network, the Australian Conservation Foundation and The Climate Institute. Key themes include Australia’s vulnerability to climate...
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Long work hours: volunteers and conscripts

Panel data from Australia are used to study the prevalence of work hours mismatch among long hours workers and, more importantly, how that mismatch persists and changes over time, and what factors are associated with these changes. Particular attention is paid to the roles played...
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The conservation and protection of national threatened species and ecological communities

Australia is home to more than one million species of plants and animals,manyofwhicharefoundnowhereelseonEarth.About85percentof Australia’s flowering plants, 84 per cent of its mammals, 89 per cent of its reptiles, 93 per cent of its frogs, 45 per cent of its birds and 85 per cent of...
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Effects of health on wages of Australian men

As a form of human capital health, like education, determines an individual's productivity and thus wage rates. While there are numerous overseas studies that examine the effect of health on wages, research on this issue using Australian data is scarce. Lixin Cai investigates the effect...
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Number and characteristics of Australian exporters, 2005-06

This article presents an analysis of the characteristics and international trading activities of Australian exporters in 2005-06. There were 42,194 Australian exporters in 2005-06. Of these, 40,849 were exporters of merchandise goods, and 2,513 were exporters of services.
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Report on government services 2007: Indigenous compendium

Produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, this report contains all Indigenous data reported in the Report on Government Services 2007.
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Timetable for the next Australian elections

While the calling of an election is partly a matter of political judgement and timing, a constitutional and legislative framework governs the electoral timetables and processes. The Constitution requires periodic elections for both Houses of Parliament, with separate provisions reflecting the different constitutional role of...