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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.
A Technical Report on the Gender Wage Gap in the Australian Graduate Labour Market, 2002-11
Office for Women
7th September 2012
The existence of a gender wage gap is widely documented in many labour markets. This technical report disaggregates graduate labour market data from the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) and the Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) to investigate the nature of the gender wage gap in the Australian graduate labour market over the decade 2002-11. As expected from prior research and a large body of anecdotal evidence, we find evidence of a gender wage gap favouring men in the Australian graduate labour...
Respecting culture and country: Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia
30th June 2012
This book celebrates the first 15 years of Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia, from 1997 to 2012.
Final Report of the Expert Panel on Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
15th January 2012
Current multiparty support has created a historic opportunity to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of Australia, to affirm their full and equal citizenship, and to remove the last vestiges of racial discrimination from the Constitution. The Expert Panel was tasked to report to the Government on possible options for constitutional change to give effect to indigenous constitutional recognition, including advice as to the level of support from indigenous...
Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11
13th December 2011
The Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11: details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments for 2010-11, details the status of post-implementation reviews, outlines the implementation of recent revisions to the best practice regulation process, and discusses emerging issues.