According to a longitudinal study following more than 1,000 homeless Australians and those at risk of homelessness, 42 percent of people released from prison, juvenile detention or remand in the past 6 months were found to be homeless.
Australia must proceed with caution when setting up financial incentives for general practice doctors, according to a review of research into such programs led by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
School expenditures have increased by 17 per cent from 2001 to 2009, while student performance has declined by 2.5 per cent - equivalent to about one third of a year of schooling – according to a report in September’s Australian Economic Review.
Associate Professor Roger Wilkins discusses some of the results from the sixth wave of data released from the Household Income and Labor Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA survey is a longitudinal investigation into the economic and financial situation of households, and how this impacts the life and job satisfaction of Australians.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.