Research

1 April 2015

Currently in Australia around 0.5 per cent of people who have very high account superannuation balances (above $2.5 million) are receiving tax concessions that could be regarded as being outside the purpose of the retirement income system.

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31 March 2015

As the first comprehensive review of Australia’s competition laws and policy in over 20 years, this review examines the current competition framework and laws to ensure these continue to drive effective productivity improvements for all businesses, big and small.

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30 March 2015

Australia ranks 29th out of 30 in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in terms of the proportion of large businesses and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) collaborating with higher education and public research institutions on innovation.

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30 March 2015

Victorian water and energy companies have been working to improve customer outcomes, according to this report.

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30 March 2015

This paper is intended to start a national conversation on tax reform and invites submissions from the public.

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27 March 2015

This report, a joint effort of a group of Indigenous leaders from across Australia brought together by the Jawun Indigenous Partnerships Corporation, proposes an Indigenous Empowerment framework.

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27 March 2015

This paper locates subcritical coal-fired power stations in Australia and identified the ones most at risk of stranding due to their carbon intensity and local environmental impacts.

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27 March 2015

These five shortlisted essays from the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition look at mental health from a variety of perspectives

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27 March 2015

This paper examines what a possible Australian–Japanese submarine deal would mean for the wider relationship between the two countries, as well as the geostrategic implications.

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26 March 2015

A tax on financial transactions, or 'Tobin' tax, could protect superannuation investors, improve the operation of Australia’s capital markets and provide a source of tax revenue worth over $1 billion per year.

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26 March 2015

Provides a brief outline of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.

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26 March 2015

This exploratory study is the first time that the point of view of primary schools and their day-to-day experiences of dealing with student homelessness have been investigated.

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2011

In 2007 the Commonwealth imposed a series of measures under the umbrella of the Northern Territory Intervention, in response to allegations of the widespread sexual abuse of Aboriginal children and violence inflicted against Aboriginal women. Some of the measures were controversial, not only...

2009

To have justice without healing is not possible, it is just short changing people. To heal, a person must be able to come to a place that is safe and allows them to deal with the pain of the past, process this and begin their healing journey. If people don't heal, they will not be able to...

2007

Although the phrase 'holistic approach' is increasingly used in reference to vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, there appears to be a paucity of literature which extensively conceptualises or details its practical application. Existing references to an 'holistic...

2006

In response to a report by the Family Law Pathways Advisory Group 2001 report titled 'Out of the maze' the Commonwealth government has introduced a number of new initiatives targeting the needs of Indigenous families. These include the Family Relationship Centres established in 2006...

2006

This article explores views of Australian grantmakers philanthropists who give to Indigenous causes. It reports on a qualitative study undertaken as part of the Giving Australia research to elicit if and how giving to Indigenous causes differs from philanthropy to other areas. This paper builds...