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Australia's health 2006

This is the tenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services expenditure.

Australia's Health Publications

Australia’s Health is a biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with statistical snapshots.

Australia's welfare 2009: The ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing, as well as an outline of the development of welfare-related information and statistics during the 2-year period to June 2009.

Australia's welfare 2013: The 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion, presenting information on welfare services especially with regards to key groups.

Australian children with special health care needs: social-emotional and learning competencies in the early years

This study examined the relationship between special health care needs and social-emotional and learning competence in the early years. Boys were more likely than girls to have special health care needs. Special health care needs predicted learning and academic competencies in the early years.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Yout

At the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), we progress and promote evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

Australian Social Trends, 2007

Australian Social Trend provides an overview of some key social trends in the various areas of social concern and brings together information from across the different areas to address complex social issues.

Australian Social Trends, Jun 2012

Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society. It aims to address current and perennial social concerns and to provide answers to key social questions.

Australians from a non-English speaking background with intellectual disability: The importance of research

The authors review available data on Australians from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with intellectual disability (ID). They find that intellectual disability in the Australian NESB community has received limited attention in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research.

Autism and intellectual disability are differentially related to sociodemographic background at birth

This article seeks to investigate the sociodemographics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID).

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Research to Action Guides

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