Working papers

Evaluation of the Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) program pilot

Evaluation of the Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) program pilot

Author/editor: N Priest, O Alam, K Dunn, J Nelson, R Sharples, D Cronin, M Truong, K Francis, Y Paradies, P Curry & A Kavanagh

Year published: 2020

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a major research study focused on understanding and addressing experiences and attitudes to racism and racial discrimination, and bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination in Australian schools.

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Faith-based communities' responses to family and domestic violence

Faith-based communities' responses to family and domestic violence

Author/editor: M Truong, M Sharif, D Pasalich, A Olsen, B Calabria & N Priest

Year published: 2020

Reduction in family and domestic violence (FDV) is a national and international priority. Under the Third Action Plan (2016–2019) of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022, National Priority Area 3 focuses on primary revention practices, and assisting...

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The best of times, the worst of times, or indifferent times: views of Australians on job security and the future of work

The best of times, the worst of times, or indifferent times: views of Australians on job security and the future of work

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M, Sheppard, J & Taylor, M.

Year published: 2019

The Australian labour market is changing, with new occupations being created, as others become more precarious. Some of this change is being driven by technological advances; some is due to external factors. Although there has been a considerable amount of research documenting this change and...

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A basic income for Australia? Exploring rationale, design, distribution and cost

A basic income for Australia? Exploring rationale, design, distribution and cost

Author/editor: Ingles, D, Phillips, B & Stewart, M.

Year published: 2019

This paper considers the potential for a basic income (BI) or guaranteed minimum income (GMI) scheme for Australia. We examine the proposal for a GMI advocated by the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in 1975. We briefly discusses the rationale for a BI and then focus on work incentive effects, design and...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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 (...

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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...

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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...

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