Research

20 October 2014

In 2013-14, Australia's public hospitals admitted almost 700,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists, this report finds.

19 October 2014

This report argues that huge changes in Australia’s gas market will push up the average household bill in Melbourne by more than $300 a year, and in Sydney and Adelaide by more than $100 a year.

17 October 2014

This report recommends the Federal government make substantial changes to one of its proposed sets of national security legislation, the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014.

17 October 2014

When identifying potential data sources for population health monitoring, it is important to ensure they are 'fit-for-purpose'. This working paper outlines the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 3-step process used to assess potential data sources for population health monitoring purposes.

17 October 2014

This report is intended to provide the Queensland public with a view of the coal industry in its wider economic context.

17 October 2014

This working paper uses the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's recently developed assessment framework to assess the suitability of the Australian Rheumatology Association Database as a potential new data source for population health monitoring of inflammatory arthritis.

17 October 2014

It is imperative that Australia remains at the cutting edge of agricultural research, this report argues, so as to maintain regional leverage and to safeguard domestic food security.

16 October 2014

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities, including some from Australia and New Zealand in the top 400.

16 October 2014

This working paper uses linked data from Western Australia and New South Wales to assess the likelihood that a patient who is hospitalised with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) will have ESKD recorded on their death record, in order to establish whether mortality records in Australia reflect the actual disease pattern of people with ESKD.

16 October 2014

Previews the likely direction of Indonesian foreign policy under President-elect Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, highlighting major issues and profiling key advisers.

16 October 2014

This report reviews the activities the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security undertook during the past year to monitor Australia's six intelligence agencies.

15 October 2014

This regulatory impact statement addresses the Minister for Communications' proposal to consider a new telecommunications licence condition.

Topic Guides

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.

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.