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  • Final Report: Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System

    almost 3 years ago

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

    Since the completion of the Review in 2016, significant progress has been made in the broader Australian public data environment. DSS recognises the significant benefits of enhanced collaboration and coordination across the longitudinal data system, but notes the importance of aligning any response to the Review’s recommendations with developments occurring in the broader data landscape.

    View full statement here

    View the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System here

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

    Since the completion of the Review in 2016, significant progress has been made in the broader Australian public data environment. DSS recognises the significant benefits of enhanced collaboration and coordination across the longitudinal data system, but notes the importance of aligning any response to the Review’s recommendations with developments occurring in the broader data landscape.

    View full statement here

    View the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System here

  • Nursery is better for children’s development than a nanny, major Oxford University study finds

    almost 3 years ago

    Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.

    Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.

  • Health impact of domestic violence lasts a lifetime

    about 3 years ago
    Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

    Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

  • Teenagers' sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use

    about 3 years ago

    Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom.

    Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom.

  • Self controlling your future

    about 3 years ago

    A long running longitudinal study from New Zealand has found that self control can effect whether you grow up to be obese, smoke, end up on welfare and all sorts of other life outcomes.

    A long running longitudinal study from New Zealand has found that self control can effect whether you grow up to be obese, smoke, end up on welfare and all sorts of other life outcomes.

  • Turnbull government amps up data push

    about 3 years ago

    The Turnbull government is pouring more money into better using data to deliver better policy with a $130.8 million Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative.


    The Turnbull government is pouring more money into better using data to deliver better policy with a $130.8 million Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative.


  • Children that grow up in poverty more likely to undergo early puberty

    about 3 years ago

    It’s pretty well understood that when kids grow up among disadvantage the impact doesn’t stop there, but the health effects of poverty can echo well into adult life too. Listen on ABC radio.

    It’s pretty well understood that when kids grow up among disadvantage the impact doesn’t stop there, but the health effects of poverty can echo well into adult life too. Listen on ABC radio.

  • 2017 Budget – Additional funding for Department of Social Services Longitudinal Studies

    about 3 years ago

    The Australian Government has announced additional funding to support the ongoing delivery and operation of four longitudinal studies in its 2017 Budget, handed down on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.

    This measure provides extra funding of more than $40 million over four years for the operation of the Department of Social Services’ four longitudinal studies, HILDA, LSAC, LSIC and BNLA.

    A fact sheet on this measure is available here.

    Over coming months the NCLD will be working with our stakeholders to build on the momentum we created last year with the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal...

    The Australian Government has announced additional funding to support the ongoing delivery and operation of four longitudinal studies in its 2017 Budget, handed down on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.

    This measure provides extra funding of more than $40 million over four years for the operation of the Department of Social Services’ four longitudinal studies, HILDA, LSAC, LSIC and BNLA.

    A fact sheet on this measure is available here.

    Over coming months the NCLD will be working with our stakeholders to build on the momentum we created last year with the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System and the inaugural Longitudinal Data Conference.

    Please keep checking in through The Source as we advance a range of important and valuable projects including data access arrangements, study harmonisation, data linkage, and policy impact.


  • For 79 years, this groundbreaking Harvard study has searched for the key to happiness. Should it keep going?

    about 3 years ago

    For close to 80 years, Harvard University researchers have studied the lives of the same group of men. Since 1938, they’ve tracked their development, documenting every two years details about their physical and emotional health, their employment, their families and their friendships.

    For close to 80 years, Harvard University researchers have studied the lives of the same group of men. Since 1938, they’ve tracked their development, documenting every two years details about their physical and emotional health, their employment, their families and their friendships.

  • Hidden health costs of retiring women revealed

    over 3 years ago

    Raising the retirement age for women is likely to have a negative impact on their health and that of their partners, according to research by Flinders economist Dr Rong Zhu.

    Raising the retirement age for women is likely to have a negative impact on their health and that of their partners, according to research by Flinders economist Dr Rong Zhu.