The Street to Home initiative seeks to target people experiencing chronic homelessness and rough sleeping and support them through a transition towards stable housing. This project proposes to evaluate the Street to Home initiative. The evaluation task requires an appraisal at the level of the overall Street to Home Initiative and at the level of the five site-specific services, as well as an...Read more
Marriage has traditionally been viewed as the bedrock institution of society. But recent evidence suggests that marriage patterns have been transformed. People are marrying less, and those who do are marrying later, separating more, and often marrying after cohabiting and having children. What are the consequences of these changes for people’s experience of these relationships and...Read more
The importance of economic development to Indigenous self-determination cannot be underscored - through employment and entrepreneurship; individuals are attempting to succeed economically and culturally in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts. Close to three quarters of Australia's Indigenous population live in urban centres, yet there is a lack of focus on urban market...Read more
This research project aims to develop a sound evidence base and a pragmatic understanding of the realities of policy implementation on the ground in Indigenous Affairs.
It aims to better understand how frontline workers (volunteers and employees of Indigenous organisations, NGOs, private consultants and companies and government agencies) incrementally adapt and learn through the...Read more
The current structure of the Australian labour market often demands that employees be both geographically mobile as well as flexible. Yet little is known about the way in which the combination of these two factors, mobility and flexibility, or geographical flexibility, affects employees as well as households and their ability to combine work and care.
This study will: investigate how...Read more
This proposal seeks to scope the essential underlying issues involved in the question: 'How do government agencies at different levels use evidence in making decisions and how effective is their decision making and use of evidence?’
The research literature concerning this complex multi-level question is diffuse in scope and coverage, uneven in quality, and not well structured...Read more
This project represents a rigorous scientific evaluation of HarvestR, and is expected to validate the technology in order to secure reseller licence with Leximancer and OEM licence to ThoughtWeb.
HarvestR is software used to filter, prioritise and locate information from large text-based datasets.
HarvestR represents a significant improvement over competing unstructured text...Read more
The Health and Hospitals Fund was established by the Australian Government to invest in major health infrastructure programs and make strategic investments in the health system that will underpin major improvements in efficiency, access or outcomes of health care. The resultant evaluation framework provides a guideline for conducting an evaluation of projects funded under the HHF...Read more
This project seeks to provide a comprehensive evidence base to address the issue of homeless people amongst older people (those aged 55 or older). While some of the broad contours of this issue are understood, there is a lack of clear research evidence concerning the nature, extent and distribution of the homelessness issue in the older population. Furthermore, it is not clear what combination...Read more
Housing transitions - such as changes in housing tenure and residential mobility - are the outcomes of complex history of other life-course events such as union formation and dissolution, birth of children, and changes in employment.
Research on the effect of family events on housing changes is of particular importance because it provides valuable information on when and where families...Read more