Australia lost 122,400 manufacturing jobs in the decade to 2015

Australia’s manufacturing level is the OECD’s lowest and the long-term decline of manufacturing here is atypical among comparable countries, new research shows.

17 July 2017
In the project, police and schools form a partnership to discourage at-risk youth from embarking on a downward spiral of school truancy and entering the criminal justice system.

The University of Queensland’s Professor Lorraine Mazerolle last night told an international gathering of more than 500 criminologists how a five-year trial successfully reduced truancy among at-risk youth in Queensland.

10 June 2015

The shortage of medical practitioners in regional rural and remote areas of Australia continues despite government initiatives.

27 May 2015

A University of Queensland study on the relationship between Random Breath Testing (RBT) and alcohol-related traffic accidents in Australia has ranked the New South Wales RBT program the best in the country, followed closely by the Queensland...

23 March 2015
Bondi, December 1892. Photo: Charles Kerry, UQ Anthropology Museum Collection

The members of a 19th century Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance troupe are being remembered in an exhibition at The University of Queensland’s Anthropology Museum.

19 February 2015
If you’re a Queenslander, don’t forget to pack some ID to comply with new rules at the upcoming state election.

In a first for an Australian general election, when Queenslanders head to the polls on January 31 they’ll need more than loose change for the sausage sizzle and cake stalls – they now also need to bring proof of identity.

14 January 2015
Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter and Australian Research Council Chief Executive Officer Professor Aidan Byrne

Experts from universities, governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle urgent problems of deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million centre led by the University of Queensland and launched in Melbourne last night.

8 October 2014
ISSR Director Professor Mark Western, Senior Sergeant Mike Newman, Dr Sarah Bennett, UQ Vice Chancellor Peter Høj, Amelia Gray, Portia Christie, Matthew Klotz, Yu Hin Cheng, Bogdan Berar and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (clockwise from back row).

Social science researchers will evaluate the success of a new mobile community policing van launched at St Lucia in Brisbane.

25 August 2014

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will be monitoring and evaluating the impact of the Australian Government’s Dad and Partner Pay.

5 February 2013
Professor Brian Head

Leading social scientist from The University of Queensland Professor Brian Head has received two accolades for his research leadership and expertise this year.

22 November 2012

UQ criminologist Dr Adrian Cherney is heading a research project aimed at examining the factors influencing government legitimacy following post-conflict reconstruction.

3 October 2012
Professor Kathryn Edin.

Poor urban fathers often perceived as “deadbeat dads” have instead been revealed to be seeking a loving bond with their child rather than the mother, according to a study to feature at a Brisbane seminar.

19 July 2012
Sustainable Minerals Institute Director, Professor Chris Moran will be sleeping rough to raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

UQ bosses are facing a cold night sleeping under the stars at South Bank tonight to help raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

21 June 2012
Professors Brian Head and Janeen Baxter.

Two University of Queensland professors at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) have been awarded with prestigious appointments to the Australian Research Council College (formerly known as College of Experts) – an acknowledgement that...

21 March 2012

Covert prejudice and negative perceptions towards minority groups are a significant problem for Australian communities, according to a new Australian study.

7 February 2012
UQ sociologist Dr Mara Yerkes, co-editor of the book The Transformation of Solidarity

The Transformation of Solidarity, a book co-edited by University of Queensland sociologist Dr Mara Yerkes, tackles the subject of globalisation of national economies and societies where we put a high value on individual rights and self-expression.

6 February 2012
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (left) and Dr Sarah Bennett

In a world-first trial, criminology researchers at The University of Queensland have tested the theory of procedural justice in policing and found that respectful dialogue with citizens during routine encounters makes a big difference to the way...

19 December 2011
Inaugural Project Reference Group meeting (left to right), Dr Tim Lucas (DEEDI), Ms Maureen O'Connor (Qld Health), Dr Adrian Cherney (Chief Investigator), Ms Sharon Bailey (Qld Premier's Dept), Prof Paul Boreham (Chief Investigator), Prof Brian Head (Chief Investigator) and Dr John Dungan (DET).

Former senior public servant and University of Queensland researcher Professor Brian Head is setting out to change a widely held perception that while evidence-based research is necessary in medicine and science, the leap to making social policy...

15 December 2011
Project chief investigators (left to right) Professor Boreham, A/Professor Geoff Dow, A/Professor Warren Lafffan and Professor Mark Western

UQ's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) released findings of a major, three-year longitudinal study of 4000 Queenslanders on their social wellbeing by region, gender and age at a symposium last week.

15 December 2011
UQ sociologist Professor Mark Western

University of Queensland sociologist Professor Mark Western has been rewarded for his outstanding research after receiving two prestigious accolades with the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Australian Research Council (ARC...

22 November 2011