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Social issues

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This Collection demonstrates Torrens University’s excellence in research that focuses on the equity of the delivery of public health and social services to a diverse population both here in Australia and internationally, and explores social, administrative, and technological responses to these and broader social justice...
Report

Young people under youth justice supervision and their interaction with the child protection system 2020–21

This report presents information on young people under youth justice supervision during 2020–21 who had an interaction with the child protection system in the 5 years between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2021.
Report

Australian experiences of poverty: risk precarity and uncertainty during COVID-19

This report analyses the benefits and drawbacks of the policy changes that were put in place to address COVID-19 impacts. The report draws on the perspectives of those services supporting people experiencing poverty to examine the escalation of needs and compounded difficulties for people in...
Survey

Time for respect: fifth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

This report outlines the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s latest survey on the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australia, with a focus on workplaces. This is the fifth such survey undertaken by the Australian Human Rights Commission since 2003.
Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...
Report

Wiyi yani u thangani (Women's voices): First Nations Women’s Safety Policy Forum outcomes report - November 2022

This report primarily deals with context setting and the steps required for how to move forward in designing effective plans and policies to end violence. At the heart of this report is the recognition of the importance of First Nations women’s lives, diverse strengths and...
Report

Gender-related killings of women and girls (femicide/feminicide)

This report features policy recommendations to support comprehensive and multi-sectoral approaches to prevent and address gender-related killings and other forms of gender-based violence against women and girls.
Report

Mapping social cohesion 2022

The Scanlon Foundation 'Mapping Social Cohesion' 2022 survey provides critical new information on how social cohesion is faring in Australia. This is the 16th survey in the series dating back to 2007, expanding what is now an unparalleled resource for understanding and tracking changes in...
Report

A new consensus? How public opinion has warmed to immigration

Public attitudes to immigration in the United Kingdom have warmed considerably in recent years. This paper - drawing on new analysis of attitudes data, including the British Election Study and the Ipsos immigration tracker - explores how views have changed and what this means for...
Report

2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer

The Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) is a national research survey – conducted every two years – that looks at the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and how perceptions affect progress towards reconciliation. The 2022 ARB surveyed a national sample...
Discussion paper

Riots in the Pacific: control and change

This paper provides a preliminary examination of factors in common to riot events across the Pacific region over the past 15 years.
Report

Young, in love and in danger: teen domestic violence and abuse in Tasmania

Teen domestic violence and abuse is a serious public health issue - causing a wide range of detrimental impacts for victim-survivors, perpetrators and society. This report outlines the findings of recent research into teen domestic violence, and provides recommendations for preventing and responding to it.
Discussion paper

Designed to disrupt: reimagining banking products to improve financial safety

This discussion paper is the first in a series of papers that will look at how the finance sector can minimise harm from the misuse of its products by perpetrators of domestic violence. The paper calls for financial products to better support financial safety.
Report

A call for change

This inquiry report outlines evidence that there are cultural issues within the Queensland Police Service which inhibit the policing of domestic and family violence. There is also evidence that there is a lack of understanding of the dynamics of, and power imbalance within, domestically violent...
Report

Sanctuary UK: reforming our broken asylum system

This paper argues that the UK Home Office should lose its responsibility for immigration, with a new arm’s-length body named Sanctuary UK set up to overhaul the system and create a new, more humane system.
Report

"My son is just another kid"

This report documents the experiences of approximately 100 children who have been repatriated or returned to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan between 2019 and 2022.
Report

Australian National Food Donation Tax Incentive implementation analysis

This project served to test the National Food Donation Tax Incentive (NFDTI) across the food waste ecosystem to substantiate its ability to drive impactful change in the food relief sector, and deliver support to the Australian environment, population and economy.
Fact sheet

We fact-checked Samantha Ratnam's claim that Victorians have lost $66 billion at the pokies. Here's what we found.

Samantha Ratnam claimed Victoria had lost $66 billion to poker machines since their introduction 30 years ago. Verdict: Ms Ratnam's claim is understated.
Report

Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 1997 to 2020

This report is the fifth annual update monitoring deaths by suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The population considered are ADF members who served between 1985 and 2020.
Discussion paper

Independent review of the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019: discussion paper

This review is being conducted to determine whether the policy objectives of the 2019 Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act, created to help protect vulnerable adults with disability and older people, remain valid and the terms of the Act are still appropriate to help meet those...