Social cohesion


4 Dec 2018

This report presents the findings of the eleventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. For the first time in Australia, the surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

New residential land in the outer suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne is predominantly being developed in the form of Masterplanned Estates. These areas are becoming culturally diverse with a significant proportion of recently arrived migrants settling there. This paper investigates the aspirations of the residents of...


29 Nov 2017

In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.


28 Jun 2017

Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.

Systematic review

A systematic literature and selected program review on social cohesion, community resilience and violent extremism 2011-2015
15 Dec 2016

This report presents the findings of a selected program review of national and international programs designed to redress exclusivism, strengthen social cohesion systematic and inclusion, and counter violent extremism.


1 Dec 2016

Building on existing Australian social statistics, Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and community, household, and individual characteristics to provide an in-depth understanding of the...


22 Nov 2016

This report presents the findings of the ninth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2016. It builds on the knowledge gained through the eight earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, providing for the first...


11 Dec 2015

The Strategic Framework to Strengthen Victoria's Social Cohesion and the Resilience of its Communities (the Framework) outlines:

1. Why strengthening social cohesion and building community resilience are important;

2. Key principles for working together; and

3. High level objectives, priority themes, activities...


29 Oct 2015

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

This report presents the findings of the eighth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in June-July 2015. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the seven earlier Scanlon...


30 Jun 2015

This case study aims to make a contribution to the discussion on rural and regional settlement by providing community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic participation, social integration, sense of belonging and settlement outcomes. The...


24 Jun 2015

This new online resource from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) provides local government with a practical approach to develop strong, socially cohesive communities.

Developed for the Australian Human Rights Commission under the National...

Briefing paper

15 May 2015

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) is a peak advocacy organisation for Victorian ethnic and multicultural groups. ECCV has identified intergenerational issues as some of the settlement challenges and impacts of migration and displacement on families.

ECCV conducted two Roundtable Discussions on intergenerational relationships...


29 Oct 2014

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Executive summary

Key findings

Australia remains a highly cohesive society. The seven Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted since 2007 have found a consistent pattern of:

Positive identification with...


3 Aug 2009

This document reports on student movements for all NT DET schools in 2007 and 2008. It focuses on defining, analysing and providing summary statistics relating to student movements between schools. It highlights that student movements are particularly prevalent for Indigenous students from remote communities.

Journal article

3 Oct 2006

This paper conceptualizes mobile phones as beyond two-way voice communication technologies, envisioning the mobile device as a social collective medium instead of a private personal technology. It addresses three central research questions: (1) What are the characteristics of mobile phones that differentiates them from traditional...


23 Jan 2004

Terry Burke provides a conceptual framework for understanding why and how indigenous cultures require culturally specific management practices in social housing, illustrating these issues with reference to Indigenous housing in Australia. The framework is adapted from the field of intercultural management and is used to...



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