Research

27 August 2015

Assesses the impact and effectiveness of Funded Family Care and the reasons influencing its uptake in its first year of operation.

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26 August 2015

Examines the future of domestic gas across the interconnected eastern-Australian gas market.

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26 August 2015

This paper reviews the contestation between capability scholars and commentators on Indigenous policy, paying particular attention to four areas: human capability vs human capital, deficit discourse, individual responsibility, and the ends and means of policy.

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26 August 2015

This project sought to understand the barriers and success factors facing people with disability to transition into housing which better suits their needs and preferences, and the outcomes associated with these moves.

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26 August 2015

Discussing a proposal for Indigenous constitutional recognition put forward by the Cape York Institute, Cheryl Saunders, focusses on the concept of ‘consultation’ in particular.

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26 August 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have long sought better political representation. While designing an Indigenous advisory body within the Australian Constitution is a challenge, proposals for its establishment are genuinely innovative and exciting.

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26 August 2015

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2013. The annual number of cases rose from about 327,000 to 447,000 during this period.

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26 August 2015

Within the framework of liberal democratic governance, the right to self-determination is the gold standard for virtually all countries with Indigenous populations—except for Australia.

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25 August 2015

Provides an update of climate change science, impacts, and risks.

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25 August 2015

This issue of the G20 Monitor examines the progress made by the 2015 Turkish G20 Presidency and explores potential priority areas for the 2016 Chinese Presidency.

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25 August 2015

Using the data from 10 focus groups of pre-schoolers, children and young people in the ACT, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland this report provides an understanding of how children perceive safety and consider it within institutional contexts.

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25 August 2015

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and other causes, is one of the biggest global public health and social care challenges facing people today and in the future.

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2014

Comparing Europe's approach to river basin management to Australia's approach, in the same context, may seem an unlikely idea. After all, there are probably more differences than similarities of climate, population, landscape and system of governance between the two areas. Yet, it...

2014

Planner-led technical decision processes identify a step-wise process for making decisions which typically includes the following steps: defining the problem, developing alternatives, evaluating alternatives, and making the decision. There are also process-led legal decision processes that have...

2014

The Bulga (or Warkworth Mine) Case recently heard at first instance by the NSW Land and Environment Court, and on appeal by the NSW Court of Appeal, reveals some interesting insights into the operation and interplay of polycentricity, procedural fairness and expert opinion evidence in the...

2014

One of Australia's greatest challenges is managing its scarce water resources. However, flaws in the design and implementation of collaborative water governance risk undermining Australia's water reforms. What then are the best ways to collaboratively govern water use; and how and in...

2015

Review(s) of: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, By John Ferling, Bloomsbury Press, 2013, 436 pages; James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, By Lynne Cheney, Viking, 2014, 564 pages