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The Social Progress Index, first released in 2014 building on a beta version previewed in 2013, measures a comprehensive array of components of social and environmental performance and aggregates them into an overall framework. The Index was developed based on extensive discussions with stakeholders around...
Investigates whether engagement with urban nature influenced the wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour of residents of Wellington City, New Zealand.
The challenges ahead for sustainability and biodiversity conservation require a better understanding of the relationship human beings have with the natural environment....
This report finds that specialist homelessness agencies helped more than 157,000 clients and provided more than 3.6 million nights of accommodation in the 6 months from July to December 2012.
In the 6-month period from July to December 2012:...
How Australia is faring tracks Australia’s progress against a range of social inclusion indicators. It looks at how we’re performing in relation to health and disability, employment, financial stress, education, access to services, housing, feelings of safety and engagement in community activities....
In April 2011 the federal government established an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates. The panel's three reports and the government's response are...
In January 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council released the results of Local Government and Cycling Survey undertaken in July 2011.
The survey is an initiative of the Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-16, which aims to double the number of Australians cycling by 2016....
This report presents data on the people turned away from government-funded specialist homelessness accommodation in 2009-10. The data indicate that government-funded specialist homelessness agencies are operating to capacity and are unable to completely meet the demand for their accommodation. Some groups, such as families, experience...
There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked.
This report compiles evidence on the relationship between health and a selected list of environmental factors including 'natural' features (such as temperature and ultraviolet radiation) and aspects...
This essay asks whether housing, loneliness and health are connected in contemporary Australia, and if they are, is it a nexus that can be addressed positively through housing policy.
Since loneliness has only recently emerged as a generalised and disturbing feature of...
This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians.