Social issues

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Social policy
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Report

Refugee employment experience: struggles, strategies and solutions

This report investigates the struggles and challenges refugees face in finding work in Australia. The aim of the report is to highlight the refugee perspective on working and looking for work by listening to what refugees themselves say about their job seeking efforts and their...
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All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
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Federal government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy

While droughts are a natural part of the historical climate variability in Australia, drought conditions are likely to become more frequent, severe and longer due to climate change. The committee urges the Australian government to accept the findings and recommendations of this report to improve...
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The next generation of voters

Including the findings of a national focus group study of 18–29-year-old ‘undecided voters’ from lower- and middle-income families, predominantly living in outer suburbs, regional areas and federal marginal electorates, this report finds that young Australians don’t associate arts and culture with elitism – but rather...
Briefing paper

Funding opportunities for community groups

Members of Parliament regularly receive inquiries directly, or through their electorate offices, about funding opportunities for community groups. This guide is designed to assist MPs and their electorate office staff to respond to these requests.
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Politics and the population question during the pandemic

There is a huge gulf between Australia’s elite and Australia’s electorate on immigration policies – a gulf which has hardened since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. This report sets out the data from TAPRI's July 2021 survey and then outlines the possible implications...
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NDIS Utilisation Project: understanding drivers of plan utilisation from the point of view of participants

A key concept underpinning the NDIS is the ability for people with disability to be able to access the supports budgeted for in their NDIS plans. One indicator of this is the rate of plan utilisation. This study aimed to understand the dynamics affecting people’s...
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NDIS Plan Utilisation Project: describing, understanding and explaining inequalities in plan utilisation

This report discusses a project with two aims: to quantify inequalities in NDIS utilisation and to assess whether exemplar scenarios can close these inequalities.
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Comparative analysis of budget utilisation in individualised funding models

This report was commissioned by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services to inform mechanisms that will optimise utilisation of NDIS packages. The report examines schemes, nationally and internationally, with similar features to the NDIS.
Briefing paper

Safety and violence: a Youth19 brief

This brief explores student feelings of safety and experiences of physical and sexual violence between 2001 and 2019.