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Process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program

Process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program

Author/editor: Taylor, H, Bartels, L, Rehill, P, Wong, G & Liu, E

Year published: 2023

This report presents the findings from a process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program (JHP). The JHP is a collaboration between the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS), especially ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS), the Community Services Directorate...

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Public attitudes towards coercive control: Evidence from a nationally representative population survey

Public attitudes towards coercive control: Evidence from a nationally representative population survey

Author/editor: Strange, C, Bartels, L, Boxall, H, Fitz-Gibbon, K & Biddle, N

Year published: 2023

Coercive control as a factor associated with intimate partner homicide has prompted significant efforts in Australia to improve understanding of the behaviour, to prevent it, and to respond to it. The criminalisation of coercive control has occurred at the state level, and several jurisdictions...

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Detailed analysis of the 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum and related social and political attitudes

Detailed analysis of the 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum and related social and political attitudes

Author/editor: Biddle,N, Gray, M, McAllister, I & Qvortrup, M

Year published: 2023

On the 14th of October 2023, Australians voted on a proposal ‘To alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.’ Only 39.9 per cent of legal votes were in favour of this change, and there was not a majority or close...

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Australian views towards democracy: Comparisons through time and with the rest of the region

Australian views towards democracy: Comparisons through time and with the rest of the region

Author/editor: Biddle N & Gray, M

Year published: 2023

There are concerns in many established democracies, including Australia, about an erosion of democratic institutions and falls in support for democracy. Having data over the medium to longer term on Australian’s confidence in key institutions including government and views about democracy is...

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Ongoing trends in volunteering in Australian

Ongoing trends in volunteering in Australian

Author/editor: Biddle N & Gray, M

Year published: 2023

This paper provides an analysis of how formal volunteering in Australia was impacted by the pandemic, the characteristics of those who were volunteering in April 2023 as the country continued to recover from the pandemic, the factors associated with the number of hours spent volunteering, and the...

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Mapping Australian Higher Education 2023

Mapping Australian Higher Education 2023

Author/editor: Norton, A

Year published: 2023

Mapping Australian higher education 2023 provides an overview of Australian higher education policy and trends. It is the sixth edition of a report originally published by the Grattan Institute. Chapter 1 explains how higher education is defined in Australia, the different types of higher education...

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A Fairer Tax and Welfare System for Australia

A Fairer Tax and Welfare System for Australia

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Webster, R & Joseph C

Year published: 2023

This research paper was commissioned by the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Inc. to help address the inadequacy of the Australian welfare system for some groups, in particular working age recipients. The paper proposes three simple policy proposals designed to improve the...

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Hangovers and hard landings: Financial wellbeing and the impact of the COVID-19 and inflationary crises, August 2023

Hangovers and hard landings: Financial wellbeing and the impact of the COVID-19 and inflationary crises, August 2023

Author/editor: Biddle N & Gray, M

Year published: 2023

This paper uses data from the August 2023 ANUpoll as well as previous waves of data collection to analyse financial wellbeing in Australian, and how it has changed since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The August 2023 ANUpoll collected data from 4,204 Australians aged 18 years and over. The paper...

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Hangovers and hard landings: Financial wellbeing and the impact of the COVID-19 and inflationary crises, August 2023

Hangovers and hard landings: Financial wellbeing and the impact of the COVID-19 and inflationary crises, August 2023

Author/editor: Biddle N & Gray, M

Year published: 2023

This paper uses data from the August 2023 ANUpoll as well as previous waves of data collection to analyse financial wellbeing in Australian, and how it has changed since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The August 2023 ANUpoll collected data from 4,204 Australians aged 18 years and over. The paper...

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Public support for Randomised Controlled Trials and nudge interventions in Australian Social Policy

Public support for Randomised Controlled Trials and nudge interventions in Australian Social Policy

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M, Hiscox, M

Year published: 2023

An emerging view in public policy is that there should be greater use of evaluations and randomised controlled trials (also known as RCTs). While RCTs have been shown to provide reliable estimates of causal impacts, there is little evidence on support for such trials amongst the general population...

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