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Does institutional distrust matter? It does when it comes to the NDIS

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Distrust of the disability services system is not new. It was a significant driver of change from the previous state-based system to the nationally consistent scheme that the National Disability Insurance Scheme aspires to be. Flavio Souza, Gordon Duff, and David Jonas surveyed 239 eligible NDIS participants and carers about the sources of their distrust of the NDIS and its impact on their choices.

Australian bipartisanship on climate change: the long haul

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In Australia's history of climate change policy, there's been a few well-placed spoilers, backed by vested interests, who have thrown stones and kept good policy off the table. But there is a growing wave of public support for action. And at the end of the day, all pollies need that support to get re-elected. Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells provide a timeline of Australia's acknowledgement of climate change.