Working papers

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

Author/editor: Priest, N, Chong, S, Truong, M, Sharif, M, Dunn, K, Paradies, Y, Nelson, J, Alam, O, Ward, A & Kavanagh, A.

Year published: 2019

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is the first large-scale population-representative study in experiences and attitudes to racism and racial bullying, and on bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination among Australian students in government schools in New South Wales (NSW)...

» read more

Predicting the unpredicted: what longitudinal data can tell us about the 2019 Australian federal election

Predicting the unpredicted: what longitudinal data can tell us about the 2019 Australian federal election

Author/editor: Biddle, N.

Year published: 2019

On 11 April 2019, the then Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove called a Federal election for 18 May. According to the Newspoll published on 7 April, the two-party preferred vote reported Labor with an election-winning lead of 52% to 48% over the Coalition, with almost identical primary votes for...

» read more

The role of government: Australian and international views on what government should do

The role of government: Australian and international views on what government should do

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M and Sheppard, J

Year published: 2019

This paper uses data from the 26th ANUPoll, conducted in August 2018, to analyse opinion about a range of roles that government could be responsible for, who should deliver services and who should pay for them. Australians generally think that the government has an important role to play in many...

» read more

Describing the top of the income distribution in Australia

Describing the top of the income distribution in Australia

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Breunig, R & Markham, F

Year published: 2019

In this paper, we use a new source of linked Australian census, tax, social security and Medicare data to analyse the characteristics of those who were at the very top of the income distribution in 2011. The Basic Longitudinal Extract 2011 (BLE2011), from the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (...

» read more

The importance of reconciliation in education

The importance of reconciliation in education

Author/editor: Biddle, N. & Priest, N.

Year published: 2019

The aim of this paper is to summarise existing evidence and new analyses that shed light on the role of reconciliation in schools and early learning services in particular, and in education more broadly. We present the first analysis in Australia of the relationship between racism/discrimination...

» read more

Public attitudes towards data governance in Australia

Public attitudes towards data governance in Australia

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M, McEachern, S

Year published: 2018

Never before have more data been held about us by government or companies that we interact with, and never before have those data been so used, or so useful for analytical purposes. The development of legislation, and the regulatory and oversight framework governing the use of these personal data...

» read more

The short-term effect of a compulsory Work for the Dole trial

The short-term effect of a compulsory Work for the Dole trial

Author/editor: Biddle, N, & Gray, M.

Year published: 2018

This paper summarises the results from an evaluation of the impact of an Australian active labour market program – Work for the Dole (WfD) – on employment and income support receipt outcomes of participants. The WfD program is part of the Australian system of ‘mutual obligation’ requirements that...

» read more

The social and economic impacts of drought

The social and economic impacts of drought

Author/editor: Edwards, B, Gray, M, & Hunter, B.

Year published: 2018

This paper analyses that survey to measure the extent to which drought affects a range of economic, health and social outcomes. Drought is found to have a substantial negative economic and health impact on farmers and others employed in the agricultural sector. There is some evidence that groups...

» read more

Building children’s resilience through respectful and gender equitable relationships pilot project

Building children’s resilience through respectful and gender equitable relationships pilot project

Author/editor: King, T, Meehl, A & Priest, N.

Year published: 2018

The scoping project documented in this report presents the results of a rapid, comprehensive and systematic review of empirical evidence from the past 10 years, conducted with the following aims: to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to promote gender equity and prevent gender bias among...

» read more

Parental leave pay and paid maternity leave: should entitlement be tied?

Parental leave pay and paid maternity leave: should entitlement be tied?

Author/editor: Taylor, M.

Year published: 2018

This paper provides an insight into the earnings and household income of mothers who would be affected by recently proposed reforms to Parental Leave Pay (PLP) – formerly Paid Parental Leave – that would tie PLP entitlement to access to paid maternity leave (PML) workplace conditions. The Household...

» read more

Pages

Updated:  4 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications