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The profile of the Australian population is ageing. That is to say, the proportion of the population aged 65 years and over is rising and is projected to rise further over the next fifty years. Demographers say the group aged 65+ is likely to increase...
Annual report of the Commonwealth of Australia communications and broadcasting regulatory authority: the Australian Broadcasting Authority
The purpose of this report has been to describe and explain the past, with a view to recommending changes for the present and for the future. The report is an acknowledgment that many mothers who gave up their children to adoption were denied their rights,...
This issues paper (in two parts) results from a lecture presented by Tom Athanasiou while visiting the Urban Frontiers Program in August 2000. Download Part 1 and Part 2 .
In this paper William Mitchell, Martin Watts and John Burgess argue that governments that have followed the ideas embodied in the OECD approach to economic reform have successfully reduced inflation but worsened the economic outcomes for a vast number of disadvantaged workers.
This report examines the participation and representation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) elections over the ten-year period since its inception in 1990.
The authors attempt to identify patterns of participation that seem to be emerging and what these might suggest about...
Public policy in Australia underwent a major change during the last quarter of the 20th century. From the Whitlam Government to the Howard Government public policy has sought to modernise Australian society and its economy. This Research Note is the first in a series that...
The 1999 Victorian election was one of the most remarkable State elections of the last 50 years. It removed the apparently impregnable Liberal-National Coalition Government, it produced the retirement of two of the three party leaders, and it pitchforked into office a party that was...
Today, as a sovereign nation, Australia enters into treaties and its Parliaments decide whether to implement them as law in Australia. This situation is vastly different from that which prevailed at the time the Commonwealth Constitution came into effect.
In 1901, the Australian Government...