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From psychiatric hospital to supported housing: the Neami Community Housing Program, Melbourne, Australia, 1995–2008

This paper documents the experience of the Neami Community Housing Program. The paper recounts how the program came about, describes the model it employs, and considers how its practice has changed over time. It then examines outcomes for clients after leaving hospital and implications for...
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Discussion paper: Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1989

This discussion paper forms part of a broader investigation by the office into the processes and procedures surrounding freedom of information in New South Wales. This investigation will also involve reviewing documents and auditing randomly-selected files from 18 different government agencies, as well as interviewing...
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How we're helping the Philippines in its dirty war

As the Philippine Government kills and displaces its Muslim population on Mindanao, Peter Sales looks at how Australia is making the situation worse, asking, "Why do we provide assistance to the ruthless, coup-prone Armed Forces of the Philippines and bring scores of their officers to...
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Waking from the dream

Its been a bad couple of decades for dreamers. So many collective dreams shattered into ugly shards. The devastation was democratic. Almost every political and social constituency suffered the agonies of disillusion. The mass dream of home ownership has been broken apart by property markets...
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Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2005-06

This report presents national statistics on serious injury due to land transport accidents that resulted in admission to hospital in Australia during the one-year period 2005-06. It focuses on road vehicle traffic crashes in particular, and examines variables such as mode of transport, gender, age...
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Extending Australia's digital divide policy: an examination of the value of social inclusion and social capital policy frameworks

In order to examine how the social benefits of internet access and use can be understood and harnessed in Australia, this paper explores the implications of adding two concepts to policy deliberations: social inclusion and social capital. Digital divide policies have been historically rooted within...
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Renegotiating community life: Arts, agency, inclusion and wellbeing

As part of a broader emphasis on addressing the ‘social determinants’ of health and wellbeing, health promotion agencies in Australia and elsewhere have increasingly turned to arts participation as a strategy for reducing social isolation. However, research on the relationships between arts participation and its...
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Background note: Climate change negotiations

In the recent Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper the Rudd Government emphasised that a major part of its efforts to control global gas emissions would be its participation in international negotiations leading to a global agreement on this issue. Australia is party to the...
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Industry energy efficiency investment analysis

Using industry data drawn from Victorian energy efficiency audit and implementation programs, it provides a detailed cost benefit analysis of design options for a mandatory investment program (based on energy payback requirements) operated at a multi-jurisdictional level. The analysis highlights the potential benefits that can...
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Managing Australian soils

This discussion paper was commissioned by the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST) to investigate the key soil resource and management issues and opportunities in Australia. The paper provides perspectives on: - A vision and guiding principles for soil management - The policy context...