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In this report, experts in several fields such as economics, psychology, survey analysis, and national statistics, describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.
New research finds that the Australian mental health system is failing young men and suggests modern technology offers the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing.
The first Young and Well National Survey, a scientific study of young men from across...
There is a growing impetus for a more comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing family and domestic violence (FDV) across the broader welfare system. This includes an increased focus on prevention and the interrelationship between sectors such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), child and...
Australians work some of the longest hours in the developed world – substantially longer than their counterparts in Denmark, The Netherlands and Norway. For many Australians though, work stress is related not to the number of hours worked, but a mismatch between the...
This report provides further evidence of the relationships between child abuse and neglect, homelessness and criminal activity.
Current research demonstrates relationships between child abuse and neglect, homelessness and criminal activity. This report presents key findings from analysis of a data set linking...
Following the release of a study exploring the feasibility of linking three community-sector data collections, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare was funded to link child protection, juvenile justice and Supported Accommodation Assistance Program data.
This report describes the process used to link...
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....
Summary The Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative is a 5-year program agreed on by the Council of Australian Governments. It aims to reduce the number of people with disability aged under 65 who live in residential aged care. In 2010–11,...
This report examines negative health determinants, known as risk factors, and provides insights into their prevalence.
It examines the most common combinations of risk factors in the community, and highlights the potential for lifestyle behaviour changes that may lead to health gains for individuals...
This report provides a snapshot of the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic conditions in Australia in 2007.