Antibiotic resistance is a worsening phenomenon, seen all over the world, including Australia. There are multiple causes and a multi-pronged solution is required.
Identifying a range of socio-economic impacts at the state, institutional, household and individual level, this publication presents an overview of the South Australian Government's response to the Federal Government's budget cuts.
Sustained home visiting for vulnerable families and children: a literature review of effective programsMyfanwy McDonald, Tim Moore & Sharon Goldfeld
The paradox of service delivery for children and families is that vulnerable families – that is, those families with the greatest needs – are also the least likely to be able to access those service.
This report reviews what is known about community engagement in wind energy industry and identify what we still need to understand. After briefly presenting the relationship between wind farms and society as a significant one, we will recapitulate what strains that relationship and how community...
In its relatively short history, the field of early childhood intervention has evolved rapidly, and a number of well-documented trends have become evident.
The HIV Futures 7 survey was completed by 1058 HIV positive Australians from all states and territories.
Private Lives 2 (PL2) is a report on the second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Australians.
Now in its twelth year this survey aims to collect data to help inform health workers, policy makers and people living with AIDS aware of the health and social issues experienced by the AIDS community.
This report on the responses of 390 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender (GLBT) Victorians about their experiences of violence and abuse finds that both the actuality and the threat of violence are a day-to-day part of GLBT Victorians' lives.
This report explores the use of the Internet by same sex attracted young people.
This issue presents an overview of the early intervention policy landscape in Australia, and then looks to the literature in order to answer two questions: firstly, what factors affect the formation of children’s psychological well-being, behaviour and socialisation? Secondly, how effective have Australian early childhood intervention programs been?
Class size and academic results, with a focus on children from culturally, linguistically and economically disenfranchised communitiesDavid Zyngier
This review of 112 papers from 1979-2014 suggests that smaller class sizes in the first four years of school can have an important and lasting impact on student achievement, especially for children from culturally, linguistically and economically disenfranchised communities.
The Australian and New Zealand clinical practice guidelines recommend intensive case management for people with first-episode psychosis or an acute relapse of schizophrenia.
This Evidence Brief considers the evidence regarding economic incentives to prevent obesity in the form of targeted taxes and subsidies on food and beverages.
Restorative justice has been enthusiastically embraced in many justice systems as an alternative to incarceration for young adult and Indigenous offenders. But how well does it work?
Authored by University of Melbourne Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, this brief explores financing options in health care and calls for a closer examination of funding that links objectives to outcomes, including social impact bonds.
This discussion paper notes a key role for Primary Health Networks in realising effective and lasting improvement in mental health outcomes, through adopting a person-centred approach in service design and enabling integration across service providers in local health systems.
This paper reflects on the lessons learnt from previous organised primary health care models in Australia and considers the factors that are essential for Primary Health Networks to create true public value.
Endophytes are fungi that live within healthy plant tissue, relying on it for protection, nutrition and dispersal. Usually they do not cause any disease symptoms but can be detected by examining plant sections with a microscope or by laboratory tests.
This Agriculture note lists the common pests and diseases of Rubus crops in Australia. It is not a comprehensive list of all rubus diseases found worldwide, nor a full description of the life cycle of disease organisms. Life cycles of all major and minor rubus diseases can be found in Compendium of...
The cultivated blackberries are hybrid plants of the genus Rubus, subgenus Eubatus. They are only distantly related to the weed species, Rubus fructicosus Agg. The following varieties are found in commerce. Descriptive notes are based on performance in Southeast Australia. Fruiting season is...
This Agriculture Note provides practical information about managing breeding goats on commercial farms. It discusses management practices that affect reproductive performance, fertility and mating during autumn. Where possible, examples of reproductive performance from goats farmed in Victoria are...
The heating of hay results in losses of dry matter, digestible nutrients and energy as a result of a complex chain of biological activities. Palatability will also decline as dust from mould spores develop. If heating continues, chemical reactions can begin, possibly leading to haystack fires due...
This Agricultural Nnote provides information on the use of preservatives for safer storage of hay in Australia. When deciding which product to use, it is important to understand the differences between each of the products and when each can or cannot be used.
It is five years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and its knock-on effects are still playing out in ways that are likely to have longer-term implications than those purely financial in nature; namely, its impact on the green agendas of governments and industries and the brake it has placed on an emerging green economy.