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25 May 2016

This audit examined the effectiveness and efficiency of the long-term water quality monitoring of Victoria’s waterways and bays.

25 May 2016

The Salvation Army has released their 2016 Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS), and is calling on both sides of politics to make poverty a key 2016 federal election issue.

24 May 2016

Final report from the Joint Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee (Vic) into the CFA training college at Fiskville.

24 May 2016

This report, released by coalition of not-for-profit leaders in suicide and mental health, has called for all major parties to spell out what they will do to address the rising toll of suicide. It outlines details of growing suicide rates across twenty-eight federal electorates

23 May 2016

This paper describes cannabis and the uses of industrial hemp as well as developments in the debate on the legalisation of hemp as a food, before considering the history of cannabis regulation and current Australian industrial hemp regulatory regimes. 

20 May 2016

This report examines how disadvantaged Indigenous tenants are achieving and maintaining secure and affordable housing when housing administrators, community leaders and tenants share understanding about disadvantage and how to negotiate change.

20 May 2016

The information in the report takes into account, to the fullest extent possible, all government decisions made before the issue of the writs for the election and all other circumstances that may have a material effect on the economic and fiscal outlook.

19 May 2016

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.

19 May 2016

The 20th issue of the G20 Monitor discusses the economic leadership China can display in 2016 by opening its services sector; the successes and structural gaps in the G20 financial regulatory agenda; the merits of G20 target-setting; and how the G20 can respond to the new Green Finance Study Group. 

19 May 2016

The 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes caused major upheaval to the people of the region. The second major quake killed 185 people, forced many from their homes, and closed Christchurch’s central business district. This paper examines the consequential effect on jobs and accumulated earnings for workers in Canterbury.