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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Abstract: This study explains why housing prices are amongst the highest in the world and why this has occurred despite the Melbourne 2030 compact city policy planning initiatives. Melbourne 2030 has failed bec... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Government has made a commitment to increase the level of higher education training in Australia. Its target by 2025 is that 40 per cent of all 25- to 34-year-old Australians will posse... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: Severe shortages of professional engineers are now evident in Australia. Yet the Australian Government has shown no interest in expanding domestic training levels. The reasons for this inaction includ... More
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Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: This article explores the growing independence of the inner city and suburban areas in Melbourne. It shows that the former is specialising in ‘new economy’ employment while the latter are becoming inc... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Abstract: This study reports VCE outcomes for year 12 Victorian schools by school sector and location. It shows that there is a large and growing disparity in ENTER scores for students attending government scho... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Abstract: How many same sex couples are there in Australia? Recent press reports deriving from a study of Australia’s regions indicated that the proportion of such couples to all couples was higher in Melbourne... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper utilises the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs’ settlement data to explore the recent pattern of migrant destinations in Australia. It shows that most non-E... More
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Date: 2001
Language: eng
Abstract: The New Zealand and Australian governments have agreed to restrict the rights of New Zealand citizens who move to Australia after February 2001 to access social security benefits in Australia. This ar... More
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Date: 1999
Language: eng
Abstract: Analysis of data from the 1996 Census for six Melbourne localities suggests that some recent explanations for spatial concentrations of the poor in metropolitan areas are incomplete. In these middle-s... More
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Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: This study examines partnering and ever-married levels for women and men over the decade from 1986 to 1996 in Australia. It then explores the factors shaping the significant declines in these rates th... More
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Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: The number of graduates in Australia increased by 46 per cent between 1991 and 1996. Graduates in non-vocationally-specific fields increased more steeply; the largest increase was in Business and Admi... More
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Authors: Rapson, Virginia
Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: Recent publicity in Australia concerning the New Zealand Government’s decision to increase its migration target suggests that this reflected a new willingness to embrace an outward-looking migration p... More
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Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Government has maintained its commitment to reform the Australian immigration program in the program year 1998-99. This article assesses the implications of the proposals for the parent... More
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Date: 1997
Language: eng
Abstract: Three opinion pieces: "A comment on Jureidini’s ‘Origins and initial outcomes of the Racial Hatred Act 1995’" by Ross MacGregor; "Reply to MacGregor's comment" by Ray Jureidini; "Step migration from N... More
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Date: 1997
Language: eng
Abstract: Despite the recovery in the Australian economy since 1991, the number of poor families in Australia has continued to increase. By September 1996, 43 per cent of Australian families could be regarded a... More
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Date: 1997
Language: eng
Abstract: Today nationalism is blamed for many ills and positive forms of nationalism are not often discussed or promoted. But while patriotism is unfashionable, it may still have its attractions. This is espec... More
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Authors: Rapson, Virginia
Date: 1997
Language: eng
Abstract: Today more young women than young men have tertiary qualifications and they are just as likely as young men to find work which uses these qualifications. They are, however, less well paid. Even women ... More
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Date: 1997
Language: eng
Abstract: An analysis of adult welfare dependency shows that 32 per cent of the Australian population aged 20+ are primarily dependent on a government benefit or pension. A further analysis shows that 41 per ce... More
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Date: 1996
Language: eng
Abstract: Current equity plans for Australian higher education are based on research which claims that non-English-speaking-background (NESB) people are under-represented in the universities. The problem is hel... More
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Authors: Rapson, Virginia
Date: 1996
Language: eng
Abstract: There has been much concern about the level of social welfare payments reputedly received by New Zealanders in Australia. Analysis of these payments shows that the recent renegotiation of the Australi... More
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Date: 1995
Language: eng
Abstract: Many authors and policy makers assume that girls and women are a disadvantaged group in education. This was once true. By the 1990s, however, female students had not only caught up with males; on a nu... More
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Date: 1995
Language: eng
Abstract: Although there has been a surge in the number of inner-city dwelling units constructed in Melbourne and Sydney recently, these dwellings form only a small proportion of the total dwellings built in ei... More
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Date: 1995
Language: eng
Abstract: In May 1995 the Government announced new rules designed to restrict educational benefits to those who have demonstrated a long tem commitment to Australia. However, these rules miss their target and w... More
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