Research

18 September 2014

This report has been prepared to assist Victorian courts and legal practitioners, as well as interested members of the community, to understand the implications of the Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences) Act 2014 (Vic) for current sentencing practices.

17 September 2014

This report argues that a high number of Australians believe that violence and rape can be excused.

17 September 2014

This review evaluated the operation, effectiveness and implications of Victoria’s Counter-terrorism Legislation.

17 September 2014

With the volume of digital forensic evidence rapidly increasing, this paper proposes a data reduction and data mining framework that incorporates a process of reducing data volume by focusing on a subset of information.

17 September 2014

This paper suggests a modification to the Pension Loan Scheme intended to help boost the retirement incomes of a large number of current retirees.

17 September 2014

This report presents the findings of consultation on a proposed system for classifying models of maternity care in Australia.

17 September 2014

This report presents a literature review on the development of a nomenclature for models of maternity care in Australia.

16 September 2014

This report discusses global trends in under-five and neonatal mortality since 1990, and also analyses key interventions for mothers and their newborns, highlighting a gap between contact with the health system and the quality of care received.

16 September 2014

The rise of the ‘Asian Century’ and the United States’ pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region will, this article argues, make amphibious operations a necessity rather than a luxury for Australia.

16 September 2014

Provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups.

16 September 2014

This paper provides an overview of water availability in Australia, the major sources of water and the spatial and time challenges limiting access to water resources.

16 September 2014

Evaluates the effectiveness of existing suicide prevention services and programs in reducing suicide and suicide ideation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Topic Guides

3 September 2014

With the NZ national election due to take place on Saturday 20 September, this quick guide explains the Mixed Member Proportional voting system (MMP), campaign spending rules as well as how to vote on the day.

22 August 2014

A new resource from ACELG will assist rural, remote and Indigenous (RRI) local governments improve their engagement with the communities they serve. While there are numerous resources available about community engagement, this is the only toolkit specially designed for the needs and circumstances of RRI councils

14 August 2014

Digital business kits are designed to address industry-specific gaps in digital knowledge and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Not For Profit organisations (NFPs) use innovative digital and broadband-enabled platforms to engage with clients, market products and services, and enhance business processes.