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People with disability in Australia

People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia. It shows that some people with disability face challenges routinely and actively participating in everyday life areas (such as employment) and are more likely to experience poor health, discrimination and violence.

The health of Australia’s prisoners 2018

People in prison usually come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with poorer physical and mental health than the general population. They are less likely to have accessed health care services, and more likely to have a history of risk behaviours. Most people in prison are there for short periods, and many cycle through prison and the community multiple times. So, the health of people in prison is public health.

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011

This report is the fourth in a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides the latest available information on how Australia's young people are faring according to a set of national indicators of health and wellbeing. Death rates have fallen considerably among young people, mainly due to declines in injury deaths. Most young people are achieving national minimum standards for...

National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016

This 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows that: the decline in daily smoking slowed in 2016 but improvements were seen among people living in the lowest socioeconomic area; certain groups disproportionately experience drug-related risks and recent use of illicit drugs was particularly high for people who identified as homosexual or bisexual; just under 4 in 10 Australians either smoked daily, drank alcohol in ways that put them at risk of harm or used...

Human reproductive cloning in Australian public policy debate : a critical realist exploration of attitudes and their justifications

Robert George Lingard
This research provides a Critical Realist analysis of attitudes to human reproductive cloning (HRC), and their justifications, expressed during Australian public policy debates culminating in 2002 and 2006, resulting in, and confirming prohibition of HRC. Analysis of literature, government records, and interviews identified historical attitudes to HRC; causally significant valuings of HRC; and extended Boltanski and Thévenot’s (1999/2006) Economies of Worth theory by describing a World of Diversity. Finally, the morphostatic significance of the technical...

Catchment Scale Land Use Mapping for Western Australia 2018

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This vector dataset is a compilation of land use data for Western Australia, as at August 2018. It has been derived from various vector datasets with attribution relevant to land use in Western Australia. The date of mapping (2008 to 2018) and scale of mapping (1:5 000 to 1:250 000) vary, reflecting the source data, capture date and scale. The data shows a single dominant land use for a given area, based on the primary...

Australian Crop Report: February 2019 No. 189

Fires in Australia’s Forests 2011-16 (2018)

Fires in Australia’s Forests 2011–16 (2018) is a continental spatial datasetof the extent and frequency of planned and unplanned fires occurring in forest in the five financial years between July 2011 and June 2016, assembled for Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018. It was developed from multiple fire area datasets contributed by state and territory government agencies, after consultation with Australia’s Forest Fire Management Group. The fire dataset is then combined with forest cover...

Drought impacts on broadacre and dairy farms in South-Eastern Australia

Peter Martin & Vernon Topp

Measuring water market prices

Orion Sanders, Neal Hughes & Mihir Gupta
This report was prepared for the Department’s Water Division. This report compares different methods for analysing water market price data. The goal is to identify a preferred method (which could be employed by all public and private analysts) for producing accurate and robust estimates of historical and current water market prices, for both water allocations (temporary trade) and water entitlements (permanent trade). The report considers standard methods employed currently by analysts along with more sophisticated...

Australian forest and wood product statistics: September and December quarters 2018

This issue of the Australian forest and wood products statistics (AFWPS) includes 2017–18 data for key domestic indicators of forestry sector activity, including Australia's commercial plantation estate, volume and value of logs harvested, wood products production and trade. This issue also presents updated quarterly data for dwelling unit commencements for the September and December quarters of 2018.

Snapshot of Australian Water Markets

Tim Goesch, Manannan Donoghoe & Neal Hughes

Farmers' terms of trade Update to farm costs and prices paid

Kirk Zammit & Matthew Howden
This paper reports on the results of an update to ABARES farmers' terms of trade (FToT) indicators. This includes updates to the price indexes for farm outputs and inputs to production, and measures of farm costs and net farm returns. These indicators are used together with other data and information to monitor the performance of the agricultural sector and to inform stakeholders.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries trade

Jared Greenville
This report explores the potential impacts on agricultural trade from the COVID-19 pandemic. For Australian producers, the recent drought conditions and bushfires will continue to dominate production outcomes for the 2019-20 season, with potential improvement due to improved seasonal condition likely for 2020-21. The COVID-19 pandemic is most likely to disrupt trade through supply chain and logistics disruption that could limit access to imported inputs or limit product reaching final markets.

Analysis of Opportunities in India

James FELL
This is a communications piece, describing the key insights from earlier ABARES research on India's agricultural demand to 2050 from the report 'What India Wants'. This piece is a response to an industry and departmental need for information on India's agricultural import demand now and into the future.

Australian forest profiles 2019: Melaleuca

The Melaleuca forest profile provides a brief description of the Melaleuca forest type, its importance, uses and a distribution map and data based on information in Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018 and subsequent updates. It is one of eight in the Australian forest profiles series of fact sheets on Australia's native forests.

Snapshot of Australian Agriculture 2020

Tom Jackson, Kirk Zammit & Steve Hatfield-Dodds
This brief describes the current state of Australian agriculture, with the aim of providing key information and statistics in one place. We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management. This is the second edition of this Snapshot, to be released at National Outlook in March.

Demand for farm workers: ABARES farm survey results 2018

Niki Dufty, Peter Martin & Shiji Zhao
ABARES 2018 surveys provide an in-depth profile of labour demand, recruitment difficulties and future challenges farmers face. The surveys covered broadacre, dairy and vegetable industries across all states, together with irrigated cotton and fruit and nut farms in the southern Murray Darling Basin. In aggregate these industries account for 74% of total Australian agriculture sector employment providing significant insights into issues facing the industry. Differences between agricultural industries, farm size and location shape the demand...

Australian forest and wood product statistics: March and June quarters 2019

This issue of the Australian forest and wood products statistics (AFWPS) presents 2017-18 data for key indicators of domestic forestry sector activity, including sales and service income and industry value added. It includes estimates of the volume and value of logs harvested in 2018-19 as well as housing and other residential commencements, and forest and wood products trade statistics for 2018-19.

Disaggregating farm performance statistics by size

Chris BOULT
This report updates ABARES farm performance by size statistics through to 2018-19. This report forms part of the March release of Agricultural Commodities

Summary of ABARES agricultural forecasting: performance between 2000-01 and 2017-18

Nathan Pitts
This paper analyses the accuracy of ABARES agricultural forecasts in the Australian crop report and Agricultural commodities publications, between 2000–01 and 2017–18. Historically, ABARES September forecasts have an average forecast error of: 11 per cent for total winter crop production, 2 per cent for total meat production, 10 per cent for global indicator prices averaged across major commodities, 6 per cent for the total value of agricultural exports and 15 per cent for export volumes...

Data underpinning selected tables and figures presented in Criterion 7 of Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018

The 5 workbooks (7.1a, 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.1d and 7.1e) contain the data presented in selected tables or underpinning selected figures (charts or graphs) in Criterion 7 of Australia’s State of the Forest Report 2018 (www.doi.org/10.25814/5be1205b3aa33). Criterion 7 is concerned about the legal, institutional and economic framework for conservation and sustainable management of Australia’s forest ecosystems. The workbook names correspond to the codes used for the names of the five indicators in this criterion.

Secondary school teacher perceptions and experiences of planning time use

Stephen J. Gellion
Teachers undertake planning activities at an individual, collegial and whole school level. Existing research into teacher planning has mainly focused on collegial and whole school planning. However, there is limited research into the use of teacher planning time provided to teachers in the Australian secondary school context. This research explored teacher perceptions and experiences of planning time using a sequential mixed method methodology.

‘For all our mobs’: Understanding the experiences of Indigenous artists in working together internationally for the now and the future of Indigenous cultures, knowledges and arts practice

Bronwyn Fredericks & Carolyn Daniels
This report presents the outcomes of a research project conducted at an artistic collaboration that brought together Indigenous Australian artists based in Central Queensland and Māori artists who travelled from New Zealand. The Artists’ Gathering, titled Returning Cross Culture: Blending our Identities 2015, was a 10-day residential collaboration of artists, held near Yeppoon, Central Queensland. The artists worked individually and collaboratively painting, print making, sculpting, carving and undertaking mixed media and clay work. This research...

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