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Advance Australia fair? Trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006

Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment were largely offset by rapid increases in housing and other costs, according to this AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment...

Australian social trends, 2008

Australian Social Trends 2008 is the 15th edition of an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern, and describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. Australian Social Trends 2008 is the 15th...

Access to the private rental market: industry practices and perceptions

This report outlines barriers experienced by vulnerable people in finding affordable accommodation. The authors make recommendations that could make it easier for people to find lower-end rental accommodation within Victoria.

Resale royalty and Indigenous artists

In the 2008 Federal Budget, delivered on 13 May 2008, the ALP Government committed to the provision of $1.5 million for the establishment of a resale right scheme for visual artists.1 At the time of writing in May 2008, a Resale Right for Visual Artists...

Air transport services in regional Australia: trends and access

By amalgamating and optimising existing information, regional aviation data were collated for the first time into comprehensive time series statistics using a geographical approach. The report used the constructed database to showcase analyses on several aspects of the regional aviation industry over time. It provides...
Discussion paper

Children's perspectives on economic adversity: a review of the literature

This paper reviews nine analyses, all published since 1998, and all of them involving in-depth interviews or groupwork with children aged between 5 and 17. The case studies cover issues including exclusion from activities and peer groups at school and in the community; perceptions of...
Journal article

Beyond literacy panics: digital literacy and educational optimism

Public debate over education has been beset in recent years by highly charged 'literacy wars' between conservatives and progressives, casting a pall of gloom over the direction of education generally. This article argues that the theme of 'digital literacy' has a potential to shift these...

Native title claims: overcoming obstacles to achieve real outcomes

This paper provides a stocktake of key outcomes achieved to date and an estimate of how long it will take to finalise native title claims, an assessment of the main obstacles to resolving claims, and an analysis of an approach which all participants could take...

Quadrilateral dialogue

The quadrilateral dialogue among the US, Japan, Australia and India was never as substantial as its champions or its detractors claimed it to be, argues international security program director Rory Medcalf in this article in the February-March edition of The Diplomat. China saw menace in...

The dollars and sense of green buildings 2008

The aim of the Dollars & Sense of Green Buildings report is to examine international case studies and local examples of buildings to demonstrate a strong business case for building green.