The research published in this report reveals the shocking extent of domestic violence suffered by women who are now single mothers, and outlines in grim detail the economic, health and other consequences of the choice these women made to leave the violence.
Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora
This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding of disability in Australia. The 2021–22 update expands the report to include new reporting of data disaggregated by age group, disability group and remoteness.
This document outlines the aims of the CVS and sets out the roles and responsibilities of CVS auspices and network members, volunteers, aged care service providers, care recipients, the Department of Health and Aged Care and the Department of Social Services.
Social mix, by including social housing tenures in private developments, is a widely used mechanism for improving access to social housing. Yet there is little evidence about its benefits despite growing interest in mechanisms such as inclusionary zoning. This report delivers a baseline of practitioner...
The rise of contractor work, coordinated through digital platforms, has become one of the defining trends in the world of work over the past decade. This report examines some of the potential consequences of these emerging trends in employment arrangements in the disability care labour...
Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements
This research examines Individual Supported Living (ISL) arrangements, which have been developed to provide appropriate and preferred homes for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs.
UNFPA implementation of the Essential Services Package for women and girls subject to violence: a consultation report
The Essential Services Package (ESP) for women and girls subject to violence is a global guidance supporting national systems to respond to gender-based violence across four key sectors: health, social services, justice and police. This report provides a summary of UNFPA key achievements in rolling-out...
Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years
Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
This report records the many programs and initiatives delivered across government to help multicultural and multi-faith communities progress in what was an extremely challenging year.
The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of COVID-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons
This paper discusses the main opportunities and challenges associated with digital social protection, drawing on trends pre-COVID and since the onset of the pandemic. It offers eight lessons to help social protection actors capitalise on technology’s potential in a risk-sensitive manner.
The increasing sophistication and spread of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital surveillance technologies has drawn concerns over privacy and human rights. This paper provides five recommendations for democratic governments and three for civil society.
This report includes the results of the Housing Hub's second annual SDA Provider Experience Survey. In total, 28 providers completed the survey.
This report presents the latest findings from an Ipsos global survey of over 20,000 adults across 28 countries for World Refugee Day 2022. The research seeks to shed a light on the magnitude of the refugee issue, and to contribute to a better global understanding...
This strategic plan champions the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems in South Australia, and maps out the key priorities over the next three years.
“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: how young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse
The research in this study underscores the value of promoting young people’s voices in research, policy and practice design. By centring young people’s voices, the findings give rise to important implications for policies and strategies aimed at preventing domestic violence and abuse and for respectful...
Report on public hearing 14: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (South Australia)
This report considers the evidence given by witnesses during its fourteenth Public hearing, held in Adelaide from 7 to 11 June 2021.
Victoria has increasingly recognised and condemned racism, seeking to create strategies to reduce racism and ensure justice, wellbeing and equality through anti-racism initiatives. This report discusses a stocktake review of racism data, which organises the body of existing data, identifies gaps in data collection, analysis...
Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)
Globally, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year. Rates in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse) remains a low global priority. This document outlines five priorities to prevent...