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Aboriginal Land Commissioner Report - year ending 30 June 2013
30th September 2013
This report is furnished to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs (the Minister) pursuant to s 61(1) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (the Act) which provides that each Aboriginal Land Commissioner shall, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, prepare and furnish to the Minister a report of his or her operations during the year that ended on that date.
Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards 2012-2013
Office for Women
5th August 2013
The Australian Government is strongly committed to gender equality, including through achieving its 40:40:20 target to achieve gender balance on Australian Government Boards. This commitment to gender equality is also demonstrated through the Government’s strong focus and initiatives on women’s economic security and overall participation in society. In 2012–13, this has included introducing Dad and Partner Pay, removing barriers to women participating in front line combat roles, and introducing...
Address by Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children - 23 July 2013
Office for Women
23rd July 2013
An address by Ken Lay, the Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children.
Dignity, Diversion, Home and Hope: a Review of Interventions for Volatile Substance Misuse in Regional North Queensland
1st May 2013
This research examined current regional Volatile Substance Misuse (VSM) interventions and collated qualitative and statistical data to develop evidence-based locally responsive interventions to address VSM. The subsequent report also documents a set of practice principles, which underpin Youth Empowered Towards Independence's (YETI) VSM response within the local context.
Monitoring trends in prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Aboriginal communities: an interim report
1st May 2013
This report presents interim findings from a study of petrol sniffing prevalence in a sample of 41 Australian Aboriginal communities. The study was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in order to contribute to monitoring the impact of an ongoing rollout of low aromatic fuel (LAF) in communities beset by petrol sniffing, and is being conducted by Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, in partnership with Bowchung Pty Ltd, Canberra...
Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013
14th February 2013
The Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 promotes the supply of low aromatic fuel and controls the supply of other fuels in certain areas in order to reduce the potential harm caused by sniffing to the health of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in those areas.
Influencing Consumer Behaviour: Improving Regulatory Design Research Paper
18th December 2012
Regulation may be necessary for the proper functioning of society and the economy. The aim is to deliver effective and efficient regulation: effective in addressing problems; efficient in maximising net benefits. However, how effective and efficient regulatory interventions are may depend on how successful interventions are in changing people’s behaviour. This paper analyses two broad approaches in economics to considering consumer behaviour: rational choice theory and behavioural...
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2011-12
19th November 2012
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2011-12
Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013
1st November 2012
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013.
Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12
17th October 2012
The Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12: details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments for 2011-12, details the status of post-implementation reviews, and discusses developments during the year, particularly those assisting agencies.