Australian Resources

Government Agencies

Australian Government

A Guide to the Australian Government

Parliament of Australia

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Treasury

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (note Social Policy Research Series and links to earlier series of Department of Social Security Research Papers)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Department of Human Services


Health Insurance Commission/Medicare Australia

Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office

Australian Public Service Commission

Parliamentary Library Social Policy Resource Guides

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data Sources

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Research and Publications

Australian Consolidated Acts

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare online data collections and resources

Australian Treaties Database

Australian Treaties Library

Measures of Australia’s Progress

National Library of Australia

Parliamentary Library

Reserve Bank Publications

Reserve Bank Statistics

Year book Australia

Universities and Research Centres

Australian National University

Australian Data Archive

Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute

Australian Survey of Social Attitudes

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Centre for Economic Policy Research

Children’s Policy Centre

SPEAR: The Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis, and Research Centre

Curtin University

John Curtin Institute of Public Policy

Women in Social & Economic Research

Griffith University

Centre for Governance and Public Policy

Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing

Macquarie University

Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

Department of Economics Research Papers

RMIT University

Centre for Applied Social Research

Swinburne University of Technology

Centre for Social Impact

University of Canberra

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling

ANZSOG Institute for Governance

University of Melbourne

Centre for Public Policy

Centre for Social Impact

Department of Economics

HILDA Survey

Journeys Home

Melbourne Institute

University of Newcastle

Centre of Full Employment and Equity

University of NSW

Australian Human Rights Centre

Australian Institute for Population Aging Research, Australian School of Business

Centre for Applied Economic Research, Australian School of Business

Centre for Refugee research

Centre for Social Impact

CPS Research Group (previously Centre for Pensions and Superannuation), Australian School of Business

Journalism and Social Media Research Centre

National Centre for HIV Social research

Social Justice Project, Faculty of Law

Social Policy Research Centre

Taxation and Business Law

University of Queensland

Institute for Social Science research

University of South Australia

Australian Centre for Child Protection

Centre for Work + Life

Hawke Research Institute

Social Policy Research Group

University of Sydney

Centre for Disability Studies

University of Western Australia

Centre for Social Impact

Professional bodies

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Australian Social Policy Association

Think Tanks, Research Centres and Lobby Groups

The Australia Institute

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Council of Social Service

Australian Fabians

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Benevolent Society

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Centre for Independent Studies

Centre for Policy Development

Child Rights Australia

Committee for Economic Development of Australia

COTA for Older Australians

The Evatt Foundation

Institute of Public Affairs

Menzies Research Centre

National Assessment Program

National Pro Bono Resource Centre

National Welfare Rights Network

Per Capita

Selected Journals and general social policy sources

Cambridge Journals Online

Journal of Social Policy
Journal: Social Policy and Administration

Australian Social Policy Journal (note also links to previous Department of Social Security Publications, including the Social Security Journal).

Journal: Critical Social Policy

Australian Policy Online

Family Matters

Sage Journals Online

Social Policy Journal of New Zealand

Wiley Online Library

General social policy web site

SPA Online: website of the Social Policy Association of the UK

Social Policy Net: guide to social policy links on the Web

Introduction to Social Policy

International Resources


Asian Development Bank

Council of Europe People with Disabilities

European Commission Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET)

Inter-America Development Bank,2837.html

International Association for Research in Income and Wealth

International Labour Organization Skills and Employability Department–en/index.htm

International Labour Organization Social Protection Sector–en/index.htm

International Monetary Fund

International Social Security Association

International Sociological Association: Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy RC19

Nordic Social Statistical Committee


OECD Social and Welfare issues


Social Policy Association of the UK


UNICEF Office of Research

United Nation Enable

World Bank

World Health Organization

Data Sources

Asian Development Bank Statistics and Databases

Australasian Legal Information Institute

The Campbell Collaboration Library

Council of Europe Topics

ILO Disability and Work

ILO Statistics and Databases–en/index.htm

Inter-American Development Bank Social Protection

International Monetary Fund Data and Statistics

LIS (Luxembourg Income Study)

OECD Social Policies and Data

OECD Statistics

OECD Working Papers

A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

UNICEF Assessing the Impact of Economic Trends on Children

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Gender

United Nations Human Development Reports

United Nations Population Division

United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Treaty Collection

World Bank

World Health Organization: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Other Specific Regions and Countries

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