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New restrictions on university places could create ‘unlucky generations’ - HEPI

New restrictions on university places could create ‘unlucky generations’ - HEPI

Author/editor: Professor Andrew Norton

Year published: 2020

In a new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute, After demand driven funding in Australia: Competing models for distributing student places to universities, courses and students (HEPI Report 128), Professor Andrew Norton warns against controlling student numbers when the population of...

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A Review of Conceptual Approaches and Empirical Evidence on Probability and Nonprobability Sample Survey Research

A Review of Conceptual Approaches and Empirical Evidence on Probability and Nonprobability Sample Survey Research

Author/editor: Cornesse, C, Blom, A, Dutwin, D, Krosnick, J, De Leeuw, E, Legleye, S, Pasek, J, Pennay, D, Phillips, B, Sakshaug, J, Struminskaya, B & Wenz, A.

Year published: 2020

There is an ongoing debate in the survey research literature about whether and when probability and nonprobability sample surveys produce accurate estimates of a larger population. Statistical theory provides a justification for confidence in probability sampling as a function of the survey design...

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Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Herz, D & Makkai, T

Year published: 2020

The bushfires that occurred over the 2019/20 Australian spring and summer were unprecedented in scale and wide in their geographic impact. Between 20 January and 3 February 2020, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and the Social Research Centre collected data from more than three...

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Review of NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling

Review of NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling

Author/editor: Paterson, M, Gray, M, Leslie, P, Whitty, M, Lethborg, A & Pennay, S.

Year published: 2020

This report presents the findings of the review of the Northern Territory (NT) Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling 2016 (the Code) conducted by the Australian National University for the NT Government. The NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling sets out minimum requirements that...

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Research Note - Analysis of pensioner home owner house values, 2019-20

Research Note - Analysis of pensioner home owner house values, 2019-20

Author/editor: Webster, R & Phillips, B

Year published: 2019

This research note presents the results from an analysis of age pensioner home owner house values. Part of the aim of the analysis is to determine the proportion of pensioner household, pensioners and total pension paid to pensioners in households where the house value is one million dollars or...

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Universities in Australia: Attitudes and challenges

Author/editor: Biddle N & Reddy, K

Year published: 2019

This ANUpoll – the 29th since 2008 – examines the attitudes of everyday Australians when it comes to universities, as places of research, learning and public debate. Universities in Australia: Attitudes and challenges addresses attitudes on whether universities are preparing Australians for the...

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Newstart and other Government Allowances: Incomes, Financial Stress and Poverty

Newstart and other Government Allowances: Incomes, Financial Stress and Poverty

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Gray, M, Joesph, C & Webster, R.

Year published: 2019

There is currently a policy debate about whether the value of the Australian unemployment benefit (Newstart) should be increased. On the one hand it is argued that Newstart is not sufficient to cover basic living costs and thus many of those on the payment experience high rates of poverty and...

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Research Note: Asian-Australian experiences of discrimination

Research Note: Asian-Australian experiences of discrimination

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M, Herz, D & Lo, J.

Year published: 2019

In the August 2019 ANUpoll, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and the Social Research Centre collected data from more than two-and-a-half thousand Australian adults about their experiences of discrimination, their beliefs in the level of discrimination that currently occurs within...

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Research Note: Distributional Modelling of Labor Tax and Child Care Payment Election Policies

Research Note: Distributional Modelling of Labor Tax and Child Care Payment Election Policies

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

Year published: 2019

This research note presents estimates of the distributional impact of Labor’s 2019 Federal election tax policy for Australian households by disposable income and household wealth. It also considers the impact of Labor's child care policy. Labor policies are compared with the current policy settings...

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Research Note: Modelling of the 2019 Liberal-National Coalition and Australian Labor Party Personal Income Tax Policies

Author/editor: Associate Professor Ben Phillips, Professor Matthew Gray, Richard Webster, Cukkoo Joseph

Year published: 2019

The Liberal-National Coalition ("the Coalition") and the Australian Labor Party are both proposing a number of changes to the personal income taxation system. This paper considers the average household tax rate, fiscal consequences and distributional consequences of the Coalition and Labor personal...

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