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Performance audit: the Office of Strategic Lands

This audit reviewed the performance of the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL). It found that the OSL does not currently have a strategic focus to improve land planning outcomes and also needs to address significant financial risks by implementing a proper, long-term financial strategy.
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Foreign investment and Australian jobs: empirical estimates and policy questions

This report examines how foreign investment entering the Australian economy gives rise to a more advantageous set of employment outcomes.
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The constant battle: suicide by veterans

This Senate committee report found that immediate, as well as longer-term action, is required to address suicide by veterans.
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Snapshots of family relationships

Prepared to support the 2008 National Families Week, this report looks at: • Trends in couple partnering and childbearing • Relationships between partners • Opinions about developing and maintaining good relationships with a partner • Help-seeking if separating from a partner • Relationships between parents...
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Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.
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Rural libraries in the United States: recent strides, future possibilities, and meeting community needs

This report from the (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy focuses attention on the capacity of rural public libraries to deploy Internet-enabled computing technologies and other resources to meet the needs of their residents.
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The social and economic cost of hearing loss in Australia

The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to prepare this report, with the intention of raising awareness of the economic cost of hearing impairment in Australia and to inform policy making.
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The impact of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement on the provision of health services in Australia

Bryan Mercurio details, evaluates and critically analyses the eight provisions relating to health services and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement. He argues that while the agreement may result in uncertainty and discontent among some in the Australian academic and health...
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Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

The NDIS eligibility criteria for people with mental illness is a central concern for all stakeholders. This report found that whilst the current eligibility criteria could be improved to provide greater clarity, the apparent reliance on diagnosis, rather than functional needs, is likely to result...
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The effectiveness of parliamentary oversight in defence procurement: an international comparison of Joint Strike Fighter procurements

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.