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Victorian Drug Trends 2016: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Campbell Aitken, Belinda Lloyd & Paul Dietze
Australian Drug Trends Series No. 166

Urban space interventions, appropriation and the creation of differential space: an analysis of Berlin

Tinalee Gallico
This thesis considers the implications of do-­it-­yourself spatial practices for progressive urban and social futures. Emergent methods of space creation and adaptation by the users of space are viewed as an alternative means by which individuals and groups can become an agent of urban change. They provide a self-­construed way to shape space as opposed to acting with or against current normative processes of urban development. Henri Lefebvres concepts of appropriation and differential space are...

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Melbourne 2019

T Broady, L Mao, B Bavinton, T McKenzie, C Batrouney, C Burnett, M West, G Prestage & M Holt

A cognitive approach to improving young novice drivers' risk management

Prasannah Prabhakharan
Every day, just over 1,000 young people under the age of 25 years lose their lives as a result of road crashes around the world. One theme that has gained significant attention to address this young novice driver problem is that its resolution does not lie solely in developing the physical skill of driving but through the development of the cognitive skills necessary to drive. As such, the present research aimed to investigate the utility...

The Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa, Migrant Grandparents and Transnational Family Life

M Hamilton, A Kintominas & D Brennan
In Australia, reliance on grandparents for childcare is widespread. But with more than 1 in 4 Australian residents born overseas, grandparent care is not always readily available. Policy shifts have seen a tightening of visa pathways available for migrant grandparents. Permanent parent visas now involve a wait-time of 30+ years, unless a grandparent (or their sponsor) can afford a very expensive contributory parent visa. This has constrained many migrants’ means of maintaining intergenerational relationships in...

Gay and bisexual men and hepatitis C: research summary

M Hopwood, T Lea & P Aggleton

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Sydney 2019

T Broady, C Power, L Mao, B Bavinton, C Chan, C Bambridge, B Mackie, N Fraser, G Prestage & M Holt

Improved techniques to estimate mean sea level, velocity and acceleration from long ocean water level time series to augment sea level (and climate change) research

Phillip Watson
The prominence of the climate change issue has placed more emphasis on examination of the extensive global repository of mean sea level records, which along with temperature and carbon dioxide, remain the key proxy data sets used to monitor and quantify changes in the global climate system. Over the past decade, the scientific literature is replete with conflicting conclusions regarding the detection (or otherwise) of a measurable acceleration in mean sea level attributable to climate...

Attitudes to biomedical HIV prevention among Australian gay and bisexual men: Key findings from the PrEPARE Project 2019

J MacGibbon, T Lea, J Ellard, D Murphy, B Bear, J Kolstee, D Crawford, C Power, J de Wit & M Holt

An empirical assessment of the TALK TEST ENJOY sexual health promotion campaign conducted among young people aged 18-29 years as part of the Trending Sexual Health initiative.

PCG Adam, JBF de Wit, TA Montoya, I Ketsuwan, DS Hamilton & R Hardy
Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are prevalent among young people in Australia and the strengthening of sexual health promotion targeting young people is a national public health priority. As part of these efforts, the FRANK – TALK TEST ENJOY (TTE) campaign was conducted in 2018 to promote talking about STIs, using condoms and testing for STIs among young people aged 18-29 years old. An evaluation study was conducted among 744 young people to assess the level...

Estimating the coverage of the FRANK sexual health promotion initiative and its contribution to strengthening sexual health-related attitudes and behaviours among respondents of the 2018 Warming Up survey.

PCG Adam, JBF de Wit, TA Montana, I Ketsuwan, DS Hamilton & R Hardy
A sexual health promotion initiative called Frank was conducted in 2018 to promote a range of sexual health-related behaviours among young people aged 18-29 years in Australia. A survey was conducted among 1, 147 participants to estimate the level of awareness of the Frank initiative and assess its potential impact on attitudes, intentions and behaviours of young people in Australia. Of the participants, 8.4% reported having heard of the Frank website, including 4.0% who had...

Towards an online periodic survey of sexual health among young people in Australia

PC Adam, JBF de Wit, C Treloar, B Shepherd, T Duck, P Byron, C Bourne, C Murray, D Welsby & J Holden

OCHRE Local Decision Making Accords: Illawarra Wingecarribee Alliance Aboriginal Corporation

C Smyth & I Katz

Evaluation of four community-based men’s behaviour change program pilots

T Wong, G Giuntoli, K valentine, J Breckenridge & L Mao

Engagement in drug checking ('pill testing') and behavioural responses by people who use drugs in Australia

A Peacock, D Gibbs, M Barratt, R Bruno, R Sutherland, R Page, J Uporova, C Salom, P Hill, P Dietze, S Lenton, L Degenhardt & N Ezard

Trends in drug-related hospital separations in Australia, 1999-2018

A Chrzanowska, N Man, L Degenhardt, T Dobbins & A Peacock

Evaluation of the technology trial (Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes)

S Gendera, P Jops, T Broady, K valentine & J Breckenridge

Review of implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020: Final report

L Davy, K Fisher, A Wehbe, C Purcal, S Robinson, R Kayess & D Santos
The Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to conduct a review of the implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (Strategy). The aim was to examine effective implementation processes and measures of the Strategy to inform the reform that will develop a new national disability framework for beyond 2020. The review methodology consisted of a desktop review of documents about the implementation of the Strategy and targeted stakeholder consultations....

OCHRE Local Decision Making Accords: Three Rivers Regional Assembly

I Katz, J Idle & W Jopson
NSW Aboriginal Affairs commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), UNSW Sydney, to evaluate the Three Rivers Regional Assembly (TRRA) Accord negotiation operating as part of OCHRE – Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment – the community-focussed plan for Aboriginal Peoples in NSW. The key aim of the TRRA Local Decision Making evaluation was to assess whether the Accords negotiations were implemented as intended and what can be done to improve outcomes from similar negotiations in...

Stories of aftercare services and support needs after leaving care

J Skattebol, M Hamilton, C Thomson, M Blaxland & K valentine
Many young people who leave out-of-home care (OOHC) struggle to access the resources they require for independent living. Aftercare services are designed to provide support to young people when they leave care, the kinds of support most other young people receive by matter of course. Understanding how to better resource these young people is essential to improve their wellbeing. Drawing on biographical narrative interviews with 22 young people, this snapshot presents preliminary findings on young...

Criminal justice responses relating to personal use and possession of illicit drugs: The reach of Australian drug diversion programs and barriers and facilitators to expansion

C Hughes, K Seaar, A Ritter & L Mazerolle

Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 1

C Purcal, P O'Shea, H Blunden, F Zmudzki, G Giuntoli & KR Fisher

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