Research

31 October 2014

This report examines the benefits and challenges of measuring audiences for news media and media developers.

31 October 2014

This paper explores how the concept of ‘political settlement’ in statebuilding arose, identifies its essential elements and the level of consensus around them and tests out some of its normative content.

31 October 2014

If the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, it needs to take into account their particular needs and aspirations.

30 October 2014

Swinburne's 2013 sustainability report documents the university's environmental and sustainability outcomes against the Global Reporting Initiative – the world benchmark for sustainability reporting.

30 October 2014

This paper argues that extending formal police cautioning to include first-time, less serious adult-onset offenders is a cost-effective strategy that would enable scarce criminal justice resources to be redirected to provide evidence-based interventions for more serious and prolific offenders who present an ongoing risk of offending.

29 October 2014

This report offers a roadmap for enhancing Australia’s disaster resilience, building on the 2011 National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. It includes a snapshot of relevant issues and current resilience efforts in Australia, outlining key challenges and opportunities.

29 October 2014

New UNICEF research shows an additional 2.6 million children have been pushed below the poverty line in rich countries bringing to 76.5 million the total number of children now living in poverty.

29 October 2014

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

29 October 2014

An investigation into rehabilitation and transitional services for prisoners in Victoria.

29 October 2014

Driven by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, these papers outline preliminary discussions by Cabinet towards a referendum process to consult with New Zealanders about changing the national flag.

29 October 2014

This Government discussion paper has been released to seek consultation on options to support the translation of research into commercial outcomes.

29 October 2014

This report (across14 countries) highlights how wrong the public can be about the basic make-up of their populations and the scale of key social issues.

Topic Guides

28 October 2014

This quick guide looks at the level of Australia’s foreign debt, the interest liability on foreign debt and how these have changed over time.

7 October 2014

Focused on the longer term safety and wellbeing of infants less than two years old, this kit draws on research evidence to support and strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of frontline workers to understand the needs of infants; notice early if an infant is vulnerable; and provide appropriate support to infants and their families.

23 September 2014

This guide outlines best practice for the publication and sharing of sensitive research data in the Australian context.