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Approaches to evaluation of affordable housing initiatives in Australia

The release of the Framework for National Action on Affordable Housing (the Framework) in 2005 has provided an opportunity to consider how evaluation could be built from the outset into a major future initiative in the housing field. In response, this report first provides an...
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Government response to recommendations of the report Essentially yours: the protection of human genetic information in Australia

The inquiry into the legal and ethical issues surrounding the protection of human genetic information was conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council. In this publication the government responds to the...
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Report on applications, offers and acceptances of undergraduate university places

This report collates and analyses data on domestic applicants for undergraduate university courses from the Tertiary Admission Centres in each state, with the Australian Capital Territory incorporated in the New South Wales data and the Northern Territory incorporated in the South Australian data. It presents...
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Psychological and psychiatric sequelae of steroid use in haematology treatments: A review of the literature

There is considerable evidence that corticosteroid treatments are frequently associated with severe emotional and even psychiatric disturbances. Since their introduction as therapeutic agents, corticosteroids have been associated with symptoms ranging from mood disturbances to (florid) psychosis. In consideration of the centrality of steroid use in...
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Boosting science learning - what will it take? ACER research conference 2006

Current practices in science education may be leaving many students poorly educated about science and with an ambivalent or negative attitude towards science according to Professor Jonathan Osborne of King’s College London, one of the keynote presenters at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)...
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The changing role of grandparents

Grandparents have always played an important role in family life, but over the last twenty years, many have had increased responsibility for their grandchildren due to changes and issues in families and society. The first major change is the provision of child care. Grandparents, mostly...
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Generation F: attract, engage, retain

This report argues that women aged between 16 and 65 – Generation F – remain significantly overlooked, under utilised and untapped. Research released today has uncovered a new generation of workers that will rival Generation Y as the solution to the nation’s skills shortage. Despite...
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Water policy initiatives

This senate report looks at the impact on rural water usage of recent water policy initiatives and the possible role for Commonwealth agencies, with particular reference to: the development of water property titles; methods of protection for rivers and aquifers; farming innovation; monitoring drought and...
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Creating Value conference papers

Peer-reviewed conference papers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) international conference are available online.
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'Light touch' Labour regulation by state governments in Australia: a preliminary assessment

Increasing attention (particularly in Europe and the United States) has been paid to the use by states of ‘soft’ or ‘light touch’ approaches to regulating labour standards. Such regulatory approaches are yet to receive extensive consideration as forms of state labour regulation in Australian labour...