August 2014

Book

11 Aug 2014

This ebook looks at the use of equity focused health impact assessment (EFHIA) on health service plans. It examines:

What are the direct and indirect impacts of EFHIAs conducted on health sector plans? Does EFHIA improve the consideration of equity in the development and...

Research report

29 Aug 2014

Executive summary : The Salvation Army is a major provider of Emergency Relief (ER) services in Australia. In 2013, the organisation provided ER to over 157,000 individuals and their families nationally.

Historically, ER services have provided crisis support and assistance for disadvantaged families...

Dataset

26 Aug 2014

This issue of Gender Indicators, Australia, includes new data on a range of indicators of social interest to men and women. The Economic security, Education, Health, Safety and justice, and Democracy, governance and citizenship domains have been updated with data that has become available since...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

The inquiry and report of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee which reviewed the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare.

Introduction

Health expenditure occurs when money is spent on health goods and services. It occurs at different levels of government, as well as...

Book

21 Aug 2014

The labour movements of Britain and Australia used ‘Chile’ as an impetus for action and to give meaning to their own political expression, though it was not all smooth sailing.

Overview

When lorry drivers in Northampton slapped stickers on their cabs declaring...

Article

25 Aug 2014

Fidelity to ‘democracy’ is frequently assumed to be an important evaluative criterion for selecting between competing theories of constitutional interpretation. This article interrogates that assumption by examining a widely deployed argument against progressive judicial interpretation associated with ‘formalist’ theories: the argument that confining constitutional change...

Thesis

28 Aug 2014

Examines how four exemplary teachers of junior classes in two primary schools went about supporting the vocabulary development of their students during shared reading.

Abstract

An analysis of recent PERLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) data has shown that a group...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

An examination of the operation, costs and benefits of the RET, including the economic, environmental and social impacts, the extent to which the objectives of the scheme are being met and the interaction of the RET with other Commonwealth and state and territory policies....

Research report

29 Aug 2014

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, according to this report.

Key facts

In July 2014, building consents were issued for:

2,282 new dwellings, including apartments – the highest monthly number...

Working paper

Working paper 1 from the Back to the Future project
22 Aug 2014

Sets out some of the early findings from a pilot project to explore the qualities that future-oriented teachers might need and how those qualities might be developed.

Summary

In educational discussions today, there is concern that our schools are not adequately preparing...

Audio program

28 Aug 2014

By 2050, the world will see the most explosive era of road expansion in human history, with a 60 per cent increase in the world's network of paved roads - enough to circle the globe more than 600 times.

And according to the authors...

Thesis

6 Jun 2014

Employees' behavior of using personal cloud storage at the workplace might put corporates at risk. This trend has been happening globally and known as consumerization of personal cloud storage. This research reports on the state of this trend in New Zealand corporates. A mixed methods...

Working paper

28 Aug 2014

Abstract: This study investigates a number of inequality indicators in New Zealand. The research examines the current gaps in the indicators between the European population, and Māori and Pacific people. The study also undertakes a comparison of the changes in the gaps over a...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

This report presents the Productivity Commission's views on the costs and benefits of industry-specific assistance to the automotive manufacturing industry, in light of the structural change that will occur over the next few years as Ford, Holden and Toyota close their motor vehicle manufacturing plants...

Book

27 Aug 2014

Overview: This book showcases current research into Indigenous and minority placenames in Australia and internationally. Many of the chapters in this volume originated as papers at a Trends in Toponymy conference hosted by the University of Ballarat in 2007 that featured Australian and international...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

Overview: This fact sheet summarises some of the key similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In all states and territories, young people aged 10 and over can be charged with a criminal offence. Separate justice systems...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

This fact sheet summarises the long-term trends in rates of young people under supervision. It includes 7-year national trends and up to 13-year trends for individual states and territories.

National trends

Nationally, between 2006–07 and 2012–13 the rate of young people under...

Video

25 Aug 2014

Overview: The United Nations Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in 2013, tasked with investigating the alleged systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights in North Korea, with a...

Research report

25 Aug 2014

Executive summary

On a daily basis, community-based financial counsellors deal with electricity and gas providers on behalf of customers who are struggling financially, and witness firsthand the efficacy or otherwise of hardship practices across different industries. The 2014 Rank the Energy Retailer survey...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

Summary : This fact sheet summarises information on the number of supervised orders administered by state and territory youth justice agencies, and the periods of supervision experienced by young people in 2012–13. To some extent, differences between states and territories in the numbers and...

Commentary

Article

27 Aug 2014

Since coming to office, the Abbott government has initiated a wide range of reviews into policy areas such as the national school curriculum and the Renewable Energy Target. Some commentators have argued that these appointments demonstrate a distinctive ideological bias that distinguishes the Abbott government...

Research report

27 Aug 2014

Summary: Reforms introduced in 2009 to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have meant that most samesex and opposite-sex de facto couples (in all states and territories except Western Australia) who end their relationships can now have their property and financial matters dealt with...

Research report

27 Aug 2014

Increased demand from students, retirees and families excluded from private rental have put new pressures on marginal rental accommodation. However residents—especially those with high needs—remain vulnerable in this tenure and often experience poor management, lack of safety and low quality or expensive housing. Better regulation...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

Australia is facing an “investment gap” in agricultural research and development, according this paper, which argues that current levels of investment are insufficient to address the challenges faced by the agricultural sector.

Summary

Social and economic returns on agricultural research and development...

Journal article

16 May 2014

In November 2013 New Zealand signed up to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which was established in 2011 and comprises 63 nations. The OGP operates as a partnership on two levels: nationally, as a partnership between governments and civil society organisations to effect reforms in...

Research report

25 Aug 2014

Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing Accord (MISHA) was a philanthropically funded initiative that provided long-term stable accommodation while supporting the men to build the lives they would like to live.

The MISHA Project used a Housing First approach, which is about providing homeless people with...

Article

8 Aug 2014

Presents the number of new skin cancer problems managed per 100,000 encounters nationally and for each state and territory, from April 2008 to March 2013.

Summary

There is a paucity of Australian state-based data on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)....

Research report

26 Aug 2014

This paper examines productivity in the construction industry, in terms of both how productive construction is now as well as how productivity growth has performed over time.

Executive summary

Construction is an important industry in Australia, with sales accounting for $327 billion...

Journal article

26 Aug 2014

In 2050 the global population aged over 60 will reach two billion, making this age group three times larger than it was in 2000. This is a challenge that is facing both mature and emerging economies. The debate on the future shape of a long...

Research report

26 Aug 2014

Examines the barriers women face to building their financial independence and long-term security post-separation.

Summary

Women’s financial hardship and insecurity, caused by financial abuse in the context of family violence, is a serious concern, particularly considering the increasing feminisation of poverty in...

Journal article

26 Aug 2014

Every three years, under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income is required to conduct a review of retirement incomes, to be submitted to the government. This article presents a summary and discussion of their...

Journal article

26 Aug 2014

Decumulation in the retirement income context is the using up of retirement savings by way of drawing out regular income – for example, a fixed amount each month. It’s the converse of accumulating retirement savings while in paid work by regularly putting money aside. And...

Research report

13 Aug 2014

Assesses ongoing performance in achieving the National Water Initiative’s integrated environmental water management outcomes.

Executive summary

The Australian environmental water management review 2014 (this report) is the third in a series of reports prepared by the National Water Commission (the Commission) aimed...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

This publication provides summary data on both Australia's trade and investment relationships with the Group of Twenty (G20) members as well as G20 members' trade with the world.

Introduction

The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises 19 major economies plus the European Union....

Research report

25 Aug 2014

Summary: Despite being neighbours on the Indian Ocean littoral, with ties stretching back almost two millennia, relations between India and Indonesia remained largely underdeveloped. To be sure, divergent foreign policy interests meant that there was little bilateral co-operation. Whereas Indian foreign policy has, until...

Audio program

25 Aug 2014

Does the ABC, or the Murdoch or Fairfax press, or any other Australian news media outlet, for that matter, have a discernible political or philosophical bias? Is it possible for journalists to be truly objective: neutral, detached, and leaving every skerrick of his or her...

Evaluation

27 Aug 2014

The Cost-Benefit Analysis confirms that there are real economic and social advantages in deploying high-speed broadband infrastructure to Australian households and businesses.

The Cost-Benefit Analysis considers the costs of different approaches to providing fast broadband in Australia. It also considers preferences and potential future...

Website

22 Aug 2014

A new resource from ACELG will assist rural, remote and Indigenous (RRI) local governments improve their engagement with the communities they serve. While there are numerous resources available about community engagement, this is the only toolkit specially designed for the needs and circumstances of RRI...

Research report

25 Aug 2014

Provides an overview of what is known about medicinal cannabis use in Australia, the current state of the scientific and medical evidence for its use, and problems with the current situation in Australia.

Introduction

The use of any medication should be based...

Research report

21 Aug 2014

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published its report on the review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (CMIA).

The report contains 107 recommendations for legislative reform to ensure the CMIA operates justly, effectively and consistently with its...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

Abstract: This paper estimates the effects of the mining boom in Australia, using a large-scale structural macroeconometric model, AUS-M. We estimate that the mining boom boosted real per capita household disposable income by 13 per cent by 2013. The boom has contributed to a...

Research report

24 Aug 2014

Social media represents a new digital commons where people join their social and political lives to those around them. This paper examines the potential of listening to these digital voices on Twitter, and the consequences for how European Union leaders apprehend, respond to and thereby...

Research report

12 Aug 2014

This report shows what would happen to Australia's population in 20 and 50 years into the future with different growth scenarios.

Introduction

Periodically there is debate within Australia as to how big or small our population should be in the future. This...

Website

25 Aug 2014

Through the analysis of political behaviour over eight successive New Zealand elections, this site monitors the democratic process in New Zealand during a period of social and economic change and, most particularly, during the transition between electoral systems: the first past the post (FPP) or...

Research report

2 Aug 2014

Family rooms in hospitals are clinical-free spaces away from children's wards to support families of hospitalised children. This publication outlines a plan to review the literature about hospital family rooms, including economic costs and benefits, and the impact on the wellbeing of children, families and...

Audio program

24 Aug 2014

In the last few years prescriptions of opioids for chronic pain have skyrocketed, creating a new wave of drug addicts. There's little evidence to support their long term use but doctors are facilitating addictions that can last for years. Ann Arnold investigates Australia's new drug...

Commentary

Article

21 Aug 2014

When “Howard’s battlers” defected from Labor in 1996, political commentators shifted their focus to Sydney’s western suburbs. But what if the whole idea was founded on a misreading of the data?

The spectre of a major political party “losing its base” is popular...

Commentary

Article

25 Aug 2014

The extent of the current Ebolavirus outbreak in West Africa has belatedly focused the attention of non-governmental organisations, local and Western governments, and international media. What we haven’t caught up with though, is the extent to which these outbreaks and their devastating effects are predictable...

Video

25 Jun 2014

As part of the ''Valuing our vote: improving voter turnout in New Zealand' conference held by the NZEC in May 2014, these talks consider the increasing numbers of non-voters in New Zealand.

NB the video embedded here is "Voter participation in New...

Research report

20 Dec 2013

The study is based on four sources of data: (a) a survey of over 11,500 non-public sector organisations, (b) quantitative analysis of over 25,000 enterprise agreements, (c) qualitative analysis of 91 strategically selected agreements; and (d) 20 workplace case studies.

Key findings (indicative)...

Research report

11 Aug 2014

This paper presents an overview of Australia's principal public broadcaster, the ABC, with reference to its origins, current composition and functions and its vision for a viable future within a changing media environment. The paper also makes reference to some of the controversies which have...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

Overview: The audit found that Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is performing its role delivering legal aid services across Victoria, and prioritising the most vulnerable people based on a sound understanding of demand drivers and funding risks.

VLA is providing its services in a...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

Minimising the environmental impacts of the Victorian transport system has been a legislated objective since 2010, but the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure has not adequately addressed this when developing the state's strategic transport and land-use planning framework, according to this audit....

Strategy

12 Jul 2014

This is the Australian Army’s annual assessment of the future land operating environment out to 2035.

Introduction

Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of military interventions and operations has become inherently unpredictable, making it difficult to define the character...

Book

20 Aug 2014

This collection of essays provides the first substantial introduction to Australia’s evolving engagement with Latin America.

Abstract

This is a good time to reflect on opportunities and challenges for Australia in Latin America. Impressive economic growth and opportunities for trade and investment...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

This paper argues that Australia's current retirement income system is inadequate for meeting the longevity challenge, does not allow people to sufficiently manage longevity risk, and promotes financial inequality.

Introduction

Out of the myriad of issues that relate to increased life expectancy...

Collection

22 Aug 2014

The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse) is an Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

The Clearinghouse will seek to achieve the following:

Collect and disseminate audience-appropriate information of relevance to the sport sector; Inform sport practitioners (such as athletes, coaches, physical educators,...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

Overview: In 2013, the Australian Bureau of Statistics was provided with access to the Australian Taxation Office’s Personal Income Tax unit record data to assess the feasibility of linking records from the Australian Government's Settlement Database to the Personal Income Tax unit record data....

Video

18 Aug 2014

The Eureka Stockade is one of Australia’s founding legends – but until now, it’s been based on a band of rebel men, defending their rights amidst a barrage of bullets.

Historian Clare Wright reveals there were thousands of women on the goldfields, and some...

Research report

13 Aug 2014

Details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 , merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Overview

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) play an...

Journal article

19 Aug 2014

The past practices of forced adoption have resulted in life-long consequences for the majority of those directly involved. This article distils recent research on these practices and discusses the implications for service delivery, particularly psychological practice.

Introduction

During the mid to late...

Journal article

19 Aug 2014

This article argues that it is imperative that psychologists working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today have a deep understanding of the impact of the traumatic history of the Stolen Generations.

Introduction

The ‘Stolen Generations’ refers to Aboriginal children who...

Journal article

21 Aug 2014

More Australian home owners are using housing equity withdrawal to unlock financial resources to fund living expenses, especially in retirement. Policy is needed to address potential adverse consequences of these strategies.

Research report

22 Aug 2014

Discusses the outlook for and drivers of Australian Government spending to help inform discussion about the sustainability of spending over the medium term.

Overview

Comprehensive information on trends in and key drivers of government spending is important for an understanding of the...

Research report

16 Aug 2014

Contains current counts and summaries of road crash deaths and fatal road crashes in Australia.

Summary

This month's key figures (July 2014)

There was a total of 90 road deaths during the month of July 2014. In comparison to the average...

Literature review

15 May 2014

Overview

This Literature Review forms one component of the national evaluation of the TRACS Program which was commissioned in late 2012 by the then Department of Health and Ageing, now the Department of Social Services. The review builds on earlier work undertaken for...

Working paper

1 Jul 2014

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at UTS has published a background paper about understanding and promoting public value creation within Australian local government. The paper provides a definition of public value and public value creation from key literature, and links this...

Research report

21 Aug 2014

Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity.

Males have a mortality rate that is 1.5 times...

Research report

21 Aug 2014

The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition , examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions;...

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2014

Under proposed budget changes unemployed people under 30 years of age will lose income support for six months of the year.

Who will this affect?

This will affect people aged 18-29 years who are not enrolled in education or training and who...

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2014

Under Federal Government budget proposals there will be a mass mobilisation of Australia’s jobseekers into Work for the Dole schemes. This is being called an ‘expanded Work for the Dole’.

How is this Work for the Dole different from previous versions of Work...

Research report

21 Aug 2014

The provision of child protection services varies considerably across the world. This paper offers a broad overview of some of the main approaches to child protection used internationally. Using examples from Canada, Sweden, Belgium and the Gaza Strip, it offers policy-makers the chance to reflect...

Research report

18 Aug 2014

How are people with disability experiencing and managing the transition towards self directed support and preparing for the NDIS? In this project, small groups of people with disability around Australia met over 6 months to talk about their disability support. The peer support groups enabled...

Strategy

18 Aug 2014

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, delivering more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and artists across the country. As a statutory authority, the Australia Council's powers and functions are set out in the...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Internet users in major urban areas are only slightly behind those in major capital cities in terms of levels of internet connectivity and frequency of internet use, but equal in terms of intensity of online participation, according to this report.

Summary

Regardless...

Research report

18 Aug 2014

This paper collects 10 items published on the ASPI blog The Strategist by eight authors on one of the most important public policy issues of this decade and beyond: how to deal with China’s growing power and influence.

The hope is that this debate...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Abstract: This report aims to highlight to the wider Defence community the challenges faced by Defence Logisticians and the lack of priority that Defence leaders have placed on Logistics systems in the past. Its fundamental contention is that Defence will need to place greater...

Research report

19 Aug 2014

Little is known about demand for Indigenous labour and the relationship of Indigenous workers to their employers.

Abstract

The number of Indigenous entrepreneurs (self-employed people) has increased by a factor of around three over the past two decades. However, little is known...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

This annotated bibliography aims to summarise many of the themes to which Jon Altman, foundation director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, has dedicated his career to date.

Abstract

'Engaging Indigenous Economy: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Jon Altman’s Writings...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

The report looks at whether school characteristics can influence the emotional and cognitive engagement of 15-year-olds with school. It finds that at age 15 school characteristics, such as school sector and demographics, resourcing, competition and academic orientation, school leadership and teacher quality, and overall school...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

This report shows that over 1 million people are living in private rental accommodation in Victoria. These tenants occupy around a quarter of all households across the state.

Summary

The TUV has analysed ABS Census data from 2011 and identified the "average‟...

Video

18 Aug 2014

Overview: Incoming Indonesia President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo faces a number of major fiscal challenges, not least tackling costly and ineffective fuel subsidies and a stalling social welfare system.

In this video, New Mandala’s Dr Jacqueline Baker talks to Professor Hal Hill and Dr...

Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2014

No arguments seem to sway right-wing politicians and commentators in the United States and Australia. Will we have to wait for demography to do its work?

The abolition of the carbon tax has raised, yet again, the question of how to convince those...

Strategy

30 May 2014

VCOSS has identified the top 12 ways we could build a Victoria without poverty in the next term of government. From helping every child succeed in education, to reducing housing costs, improving public transport access, reducing violence against women and their children, improving workforce participation,...

Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2014

What are we looking for in judges, and particularly in a chief justice? The controversy over the Queensland government’s appointment of Tim Carmody QC helps clarify the issues

What qualities make for a good judge? Are certain knowledge and skills enough to justify...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies in New Zealand advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs. The trend series is used as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.

Changes to regional reporting...

Research report

31 Jul 2014

This report examined the implications of restricting the use of fenthion, which is a chemical used for insect pest control, particularly for fruit fly.

Background

On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred the following matter to the Rural and Regional Affairs and...

Policy

18 Aug 2014

These two charters present key information on the Federal Government's Economic Diplomacy initiative, which involves using Australia's international diplomatic assets to advance national and global prosperity.

Introduction

Australia's prosperity is more connected than ever to developments in the global economy. Our trade...

Audio program

20 Aug 2014

Overview: To those in the advertising business, political parties are ‘brands’, like Coke or Pepsi. Whom you choose to vote for is akin to deciding which brand of toothpaste you’ll purchase. Dee Madigan has been in the ad game for 18 years and has...

Research report

20 Aug 2014

Provides rankings for the liveability of 140 cities worldwide. The top ten liveable cities include Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.

Introduction

The latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking reflect a long-term decline in scores driven by a...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

As political leaders acknowledge the limits of their power and knowledge, they seek a diverse range of public input into government, but this raises profound practical and democratic questions as to how we ensure that public input is collected and processed appropriately and what political...

Research report

18 Aug 2014

An analysis of client data over a ten year period to map the frequency of clients using legal aid services.

Executive summary

Client data over a ten year period (2003–2013) was analysed to map the frequency with which clients used our services....

Research report

19 Aug 2014

Summary: Maternal deaths in Australia 2006–2010 provides a summary of statistics on maternal mortality in Australia to inform safety and quality of maternity care in Australia, and provides good practice guidance from members of the National Maternal Mortality Advisory Committee.

Maternal mortality...

Research report

10 Aug 2014

Summary: The focus of this paper is on free or conscience votes in the NSW Parliament between 1981 and 2013. As such, its purpose is to add to the small but growing body of literature in this field.

A full list of free...

Article

19 Aug 2014

‘Collaboration’, broadly defined as two or more organisations working together in partnership, continues to be a hot topic in our sector.

The SVA Consulting Quarterly article in issue 6, Getting our act together explored some of the reasons for collaborating and the overall challenges...

Journal article

18 Aug 2014

Editorial: Population ageing is one of the most significant issues facing New Zealand in the coming decades. Its implications are crucial for government and all policy-making bodies. It will affect individuals, households, communities, businesses and voluntary organisations. An understanding of how ageing relates to other...

Research report

18 Aug 2014

Highlights key trends in the oral health and dental care of the Australian population using the most recently available data. It is the latest in the Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures suite of printed publications and web products....

Research report

18 Aug 2014

This report argues that when it comes to reducing the Renewable Energy Target, the winners will be the big power companies while the losers would be households.

Executive summary

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) is a policy designed—with bipartisan backing—to reduce carbon...

Article

18 Aug 2014

Determines the efficacy of bariatric surgery in the public sector for the treatment of complicated obesity.

Abstract

• Obesity is shaping up to be the major health care problem and one of the most frequent causes of preventable death in Western countries...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

This short paper presents lessons from the field from an Aboriginal cultural consultant and a non-Aboriginal health researcher.

Introduction

Having embarked on a journey in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, other researchers have asked about our experiences. There are several...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

Although the Modi Government is seeking to enhance its strategic position with the defence budget’s focus on military modernisation, this paper argues that it effectively preserves the status quo by continuing to focus its strategic orientation on Pakistan.

Summary

The Modi Government...

Commentary

Article

14 Aug 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week released its 2014-2018 forward work plan. The work plan confirms the June media release that arts and sport data will disappear from the ABS-funded component of culture, sport and recreation statistics collection as part of ongoing expenditure...

Video

10 Aug 2014

Overview: Globalisation has ushered us into an era where the ability to travel almost anywhere in the world is at our fingertips. As more and more people hit the road, seeking out cultures and places previous generations could only dream of ever seeing, many...

Research report

5 Aug 2014

Overview: The Communication and Complex Emergencies Project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC). The project’s main objectives are to highlight the role of communication, including new and social media, in...

Video

8 Aug 2014

The Creating A Better Future For Melbourne seminar series focuses on five topics for robust discussion and thought provoking conversations. Details of the venue, date and time of each seminar are below.

Facilitator: Michael Short of ‘The Zone’

Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square...

Audio program

13 Aug 2014

Overview: In 2010 approximately 42 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters across the globe. And ever since the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the escalation in the number of natural disasters has seen the emergence of a new strand...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Overview: This report examines a recent proposal to merge the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the CrimTrac Agency. There are two distinct—but not irreconcilable—views about this proposal. Reconciling these views will require detailed research about how a merged organisation would benefit all stakeholders—especially the...

Journal article

13 Aug 2014

Experience with pooling service delivery among Pacific Island countries has not met the optimistic expectations of advocates, finds this study.

Abstract

Pacific Island countries face a range of development challenges, including smallness, distance from major markets and capacity constraints. Regional service delivery,...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Summary: This bulletin provides an overview of health services in Australian prisons. It draws on data available from the 2012 National Prisoner Health Data Collection, supplemented by contextual information provided by state/territory departments responsible for prisoner health, to bring together a more comprehensive picture...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

This scorecard provides information on a range of labour market indicators in New Zealand and assesses their contribution to economic growth.

Overview:

The June 2014 quarter seasonally adjusted results show that compared to the March 2014 quarter:

the number employed increased...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

This paper examines Papua New Guinea's track record in assessing and resettling asylum seekers, its current obligations under the 2013 Regional Resettlement Arrangement, and the sustainability of this arrangement.

Introduction

In the lead-up to the Australian Federal Election in September 2013, public...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Abstract: This report presents indicative findings from the first phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning: School-Wide (PB4L: School-Wide). The report discusses the implementation and short-term shifts for schools that began PB4L: School-Wide in 2010/11. The findings suggest that overall, PB4L: School-Wide...

Research report

15 Aug 2014

Overview: This report summarises key indicators of migration trends for the 2013/14 financial year (1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014). The report focuses on three areas:

Migration flows New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) Temporary visa entry

and includes information from Statistics New...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Considers whether the outcome of a family law matter is affected by the way in which a child's family was formed and who is considered to be a 'parent' under the Act.

This report provides a response to the request from the former Attorney-General,...

Research report

7 Aug 2014

Overview: This briefing paper provides an overview of wholesale and retail electricity prices in New South Wales and more broadly in the National Electricity Market. The specific causes of electricity price movements over recent years are discussed, as are consumption and supply forecasts....

Research report

15 Aug 2014

Summary: This report provides information about Australia's health-care expenditure on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, including that on patterns of expenditure by health-care sector, type of musculoskeletal condition, age group, sex and over time.

The main findings of the report are that, in...

Briefing paper

6 Aug 2014

Details the key issues relating to boarding house accommodation in New Zealand, and surveys the existing legislative and regulatory frameworks relating to boarding houses and similar types of residential accommodation.

Introduction

In February 2011 the Social Services Committee of the 49th Parliament...

Thesis

12 Aug 2014

Explores Korean migrants’ experiences and cultural attitudes towards mental illness and mental health services while living in New Zealand.

Abstract

The process of migration is known to cause significant psychological distress. Korean migrants living in New Zealand are the focus of this...

Research report

4 Jun 2014

This paper was developed to challenge a perception that effective alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment is not available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Introduction

AOD treatment is one component of a multifaceted approach to reducing the impact of AOD-related...

Research report

7 Aug 2014

This report details some of the experiences disabled people in New Zealand encounter each day.

Introduction

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.

Human rights in New Zealand have bicultural origins, a...

Commentary

Article

7 Aug 2014

As the centenary of the Gallipoli landings approaches Australians need to consider the other half of the ANZAC acronym. The rise of Anzac Day (1) as Australia’s national day has been paralleled by the increasing importance of Anzac Day in New Zealand.

For both...

Audio podcast

9 Aug 2014

Joan Peters, a renowned film producer and entertainment lawyer. In 2006, Joan Peters founded Be Kids Australia Inc., an AusAid-approved non- government organisation with programs based in East Timor and Kenya.

Be Kids works with single mothers and at-risk children, focusing on building...

Transcript

14 Aug 2014

Overview: This short report summarizes a lecture by Mr Iain Rennie, State Services Commissioner, State Services Commission presented at the IGPS on 20 June 2014.

The role of the State Services Commissioner is to provide leadership and over-sight of the State services including:...

Article

6 Aug 2014

The ethnicities that are recorded on a person’s death registration do not always match the ethnicities that are recorded on their birth registration. This makes it harder to compare the death rates of different ethnic groups. The article also presents data on comparing the two...

Website

14 Aug 2014

Digital business kits are designed to address industry-specific gaps in digital knowledge and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Not For Profit organisations (NFPs) use innovative digital and broadband-enabled platforms to engage with clients, market products and services, and enhance business processes. Ten peak...

Research report

15 Aug 2013

Executive Summary:

Significant advances have been made over the past decade in the development of scientifically and industry accepted tools for the performance assessment of buildings in terms of energy, carbon, water, indoor environment quality etc. For resilient, sustainable low carbon urban development...

Transcript

12 Aug 2014

This speech by Malcolm Turnbull talks about press freedom, the future of the media, foreign correspondence, and broadband policy.

Introduction

It is an honour to be in presence of so many distinguished journalists and foreign correspondents.

And without singling out the...

Commentary

Article

12 Aug 2014

Labor and the Coalition are caught between vying for the middle ground and differentiating themselves in the political marketplace. Behind it all, there’s one vital difference

If a new poll reflects opinion across the electorate then we are in the midst of a...

Commentary

Article

13 Aug 2014

John Howard’s gun buyback scheme had more than one benefit

Did the buyback save lives? As someone with a connection to two of Australia’s worst gun massacres, I’ve always been interested in finding out. But the public debate seemed frustratingly simplistic. Some anti-gun...

Research report

12 Aug 2014

Summary: Every five years, we publish an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future.

The report is required under Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (section 54) and aims to provide a regular and reliable means of...

Research report

13 Aug 2014

This report provides information about mortality due to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australia, examining trends over time, seasonal variation, international comparison and variation by age, sex, remoteness, Indigenous status, country of birth and socioeconomic disadvantage.

Summary

Asthma and...

Research report

13 Aug 2014

Provides information on the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone strategic assessment as part of a public consultation.

Introduction

Background

The Queensland Government entered into a Strategic Assessment Agreement (SAA) with the Australian Government in 2012 under section 146 of the...

Research report

12 Aug 2014

Summary: The Monthly Economic Review is an overview of the New Zealand economy. It includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash...

Journal article

2 Aug 2014

Tropical deforestation such as in the Amazon can be studied well from a green criminological perspective, argues this paper, giving an account of various ethnographic visits to the rainforests of the Amazon in the period 2003-2014.

Abstract

Tropical deforestation such as in...

Guide

11 Aug 2014

This Quick Guide provides an overview of the Australian naval shipbuilding industry since the 2013 federal election. Specifically, three key questions are addressed:

What is the current status of naval shipbuilding and sustainment within Australia? What are the positions of Australian political parties and...

Guide

23 Jul 2014

This guide is part of a compendium of resources focusing on children who bully at school, which focuses on effective ways of working with families to interrupt the continuity from school bullying to later adverse life outcomes.

Overview

It’s hard for any...

Research report

12 Aug 2014

The Residential Property Price Index for the weighted average of the eight capital cities increased 10.1 per cent in the past year, according to this release.

Overview

Provides estimates of changes in residential property prices in each of the eight capital cities...

Strategy

4 Mar 2014

Tertiary education offers a passport to success in modern life. It helps people improve their lives and the lives of those around them. It provides the specific tools for a career, and is the engine of knowledge creation.

The Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-19 sets...

Research report

13 Aug 2014

This report presents 10 recommendations intended to create a better informed, more effective, more efficient response to people experiencing homelessness in public spaces.

Audio program

11 Aug 2014

Food dominates the cultural landscape yet it is also public enemy number one when it comes to public health. A growing number of consumers are concerned about where their food comes from, how it is produced and whether it is sustainable. Then there are the...

Video

6 Aug 2014

In this video, New Mandala’s Dr Ross Tapsell talks to professors Edward Aspinall and Ariel Heryanto from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific about the Indonesian presidential election.

The three discuss what Joko Widodo’s win means for the country and its democracy,...

Journal article

6 Jan 2014

ABSTRACT: Indigenous wellbeing is a current priority for the Australian Government. Given this prioritisation one might be tempted to conclude that a readily accessible and consensual definition of Indigenous wellbeing would be available. Such a definition would be important, for example, in the design...

Video

27 Apr 2014

In this short presentation Professor John Berry discusses Canadian multiculturalism and how cross-cultural psychology can best intersect with policymakers.

Professor John Berry, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, discusses cross-cultural psychology. Prof Berry was Visiting Academic at the Centre for...

Research report

11 Aug 2014

The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned by the Australia Government, as part of its commitment to Enhance Online Safety for Children , to investigate youth exposure to cyberbullying and how it is being managed. The report was developed in collaboration with National Children’s and...

Research report

12 Aug 2014

Alcohol continues to be the most common principal drug of concern and treatment for amphetamines is rising, according to this report.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people using drugs and to...

Research report

11 Aug 2014

Examines the ABC’s coverage of Australia’s energy choices.

Executive Summary:

The ABC has a persistent and systemic left wing bias in its coverage of contemporary Australian political issues. This report marks the first time that a comprehensive, independent and scientific assessment of...

Research report

8 Aug 2014

The ACCC is committed to protecting the interests of small businesses. This twice-yearly report provides a summary of the ACCC’s work in the small business sector.

Research report

1 Aug 2014

This report uses statistical techniques to identify whether concentrations of social housing, diverse tenure mix or type or density of dwellings has effects on social wellbeing.

A critical assumption of area-based policies aiming to foster greater ‘social mix’ of communities is that the adverse...

Research report

8 Aug 2014

The 12th edition of the G20 monitor contains an overview from John Lipsky on the G20’s role in global governance after the global financial crisis; a paper by Geoff Weir on the G20, Thomas Piketty, and inequality; thoughts from Hugh Jorgensen and Christian Downie on...

Working paper

7 Aug 2014

Abstract: To design policies that maximise the chances that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) students will attend school on a given day, it is important to have a detailed understanding of how Indigenous students make the decision about whether to attend. In this...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

This report reviews how the digital and social media revolution of the past decade has transformed the style and contents of media development projects around the world. It shares the views of a range of practitioners and expert observers both on the successes of this...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Introduction: This discussion paper responds to the growing demand for environmental expenditure information identified within environmental domains. The ABS has previously produced Environmental Protection Expenditure statistics, Environment Protection, Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 4603.0) and Environment Expenditure, Local Government, Australia, 2002-03...

Discussion paper

11 Aug 2014

It is five years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and its knock-on effects are still playing out in ways that are likely to have longer-term implications than those purely financial in nature; namely, its impact on the green agendas of governments and industries and...

Research report

11 Aug 2014

This paper presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.

Overview

This publication is part of a set of trade statistical publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services...

Research report

8 Aug 2014

Summary: Despite considerable economic progress and transformation in the last 30 years, Iran faces a number of issues that threaten its food security. At the individual level, it is experiencing a nutrition transition. The number of people experiencing hunger is lower than ever before,...

Audio presentation

31 Jul 2014

A panel of experts discuss political leadership

Panel:

Judith Troeth , former Liberal Senator for Victoria Rob Oakeshott , former independent member for Lyne Maxine McKew , former Labor MP for Bennelong Paul Strangio , Associate Professor of Politics at Monash University

This...

Commentary

Article

11 Aug 2014

The free speech debate has been marked by selectivity and score-settling

Acres of ink and gigaloads of bytes have been spilled in recent times over “free speech.” Sadly, the debate has mostly been self-serving. Much of it has been driven by right-wing voices...

Commentary

Article

7 Aug 2014

What happens when you add a hypothetical to a hypothetical?

Why does the Australian media publish opinion polls week-in, week-out, all year, every year, no matter how far away the next election is? And why are they studied, discussed and obsessed over…?...

Guide

23 Jul 2014

This guide aims to provide practitioners and other professionals with information on school bullying and ways to work with and support families with a child who is bullying others.

Abstract

When children bully others at school, they are at significant risk of...

Research report

11 Aug 2014

Summary : This fifth national report provides an overview of 260 Australian Government-funded organisations that aim to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents findings from the 2012-13 data collection on health services and activities provided, clients seen, staffing...

Research report

5 Aug 2014

This paper provides an overview of the birthweight of babies born to Indigenous mothers, including recent trends and information on factors associated with birthweight variation.

Summary

Almost 4% of all babies born in 2011 were to Indigenous mothers

In 2011,...

Research report

7 Aug 2014

This paper outlines the key reviews of Australia's counter-terrorism and national security legislation, followed by a more detailed comparison of the recommendations of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and Council of Australian Governments reports with each other and, where relevant, those of earlier reviews....

Research report

8 Aug 2014

In this Analysis, Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf and Nonresident Fellow C. Raja Mohan argue that Chinese assertiveness and uncertainties about America’s role in Indo-Pacific Asia are causing middle powers to look for alternative approaches to regional security. The Analysis argues that...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Many TAFEs have yet to respond effectively to changes to the funding model and contestability arrangements, resulting in a significant decline in the financial sustainability of the sector, according to this audit.

Overview

This report covers the results of the 2013 financial...

Research report

1 Aug 2014

This review chaired by Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation, presents recommendations intended to help end the disparity between first Australians and other Australians.

Executive summary

My report is a call to all Australians. It is time...

Research report

8 Aug 2014

With public drinking laws proliferating across urban areas over the past 15 years, this project evaluated the implementation of these laws, their effectiveness, and their impact on a range of target groups including police, residents, traders, local health and welfare workers, and potentially marginalised groups....

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Summary: This statistical indicators publication sets out labour force trends for the 13 regions of Regional NSW for the period May 2000 to May 2014. It is a companion paper to the Research Service publications, Labour force trends in Greater Sydney and NSW regional...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Summary: This statistical indicators publication sets out labour force trends for the 15 regions of Greater Sydney for the period May 2000 to May 2014. It is a companion paper to the Research Service publications, Labour force trends in Regional NSW and NSW regional...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Summary: This statistical indicators publication sets out NSW regional labour force trends by labour force indicator for the period May 2000 to May 2014. It is a companion paper to the Research Service publications, Labour force trends in Greater Sydney and Labour force trends...

Research report

8 Aug 2014

This paper examines proposed internet filtering policies in Australia from the 1990s to 2014 and discusses some of their ideological underpinnings.

Executive summary

The Internet is a revolutionary source of information and its dissemination; and a medium for collaboration and interaction between...

Video

29 Jul 2014

Society must ensure our community’s safety – but in the process, we inevitably walk a tightrope to avoid infringing on civil liberties. What can we do to better prevent crime from occurring in the first place? When people are accused of crimes, how can we...

Article

4 Aug 2014

Presents initial findings from a research project aimed at determining some of the key themes and topics driving activity in the Australian Twittersphere.

Introduction

Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure...

Video

30 Jul 2014

Few contemporary issues present us with so much information, speculation and polarity of opinion as climate change. While many in the scientific community argue that the planet is headed for environmental disaster, equally determined sceptics dismiss such concerns. Elected officials and the media have taken...

Research report

7 Aug 2014

New research shows high mobile and smart phone ownership among people experiencing homelessness, but staying connected is a struggle.

Overview

This project set out to research how a group of consumers – people experiencing homelessness – access and use mobile phones and...

Audio program

7 Aug 2014

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Around Australia today thousands of parents are struggling with how to combine work and family life and they're doing the sums on skyrocketing childcare costs.

Last month the Productivity Commission released its draft report into the childcare system and today it begins...

Research report

2 Apr 2014

This position paper focuses on the primary prevention of violence perpetrated by men against women. It develops a position on primary prevention (as distinct from secondary and tertiary interventions). It also identifies examples of good practice across settings, and factors for success for primary prevention...

Research report

5 Aug 2014

The Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the progress of the State in implementing the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission's Reports.

The tabling of the 2014 Annual Report concludes the BRCIM's responsibilities under the Bushfires Royal...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

This report argues that the government should reform family payments to help parents who are disincentivised from working as much as they wish.

Overview

In 2013–14, $32 billion was spent on family payments, amounting to 7.7% of total federal expenditure in that...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

In recent years greater emphasis has been placed on the provision of home-based support for older Australians. This report examines how this shift has affected the way that people use aged care programs, and investigates the initial take-up of care.

Summary

Since...

Commentary

Article

6 Aug 2014

The post-budget debate reveals two fundamentally different worldviews

With the Senate threatening to block a majority of the government’s proposed savings measures, the 2014 federal budget is undoubtedly the most controversial for many years. Even though the fiscal contraction expected from this year’s...

Commentary

Article

1 Aug 2014

Newly released documents reveal the intelligence community in the early 1970s through the eyes of a former senior bureaucrat

In August 1974, prime minister Gough Whitlam announced a sweeping inquiry into Australia’s intelligence services. While the existence of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation...

Transcript

4 Aug 2014

Cooperative learning is widely recognised as a pedagogical practice that promotes socialisation and learning among students from preschool to post-secondary education and across different key learning areas and subject domains. It involves students working together in small groups to achieve common goals or complete group...

Research report

31 Jul 2014

This report provides extensive information on: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations; the context of Indigenous health; various measures of population health status; selected health conditions; and health risk and protective factors.

Preface

The main purpose of the Overview is to provide...

Discussion paper

22 Jul 2014

This report discusses the defining features of long-term longitudinal studies and the associated challenges for researchers tasked with collecting and analysing such data while protecting the privacy of human subjects.

Abstract

On September 24-25, 2013, the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data...

Research report

6 Aug 2014

Progress on improving public transport coordination in Victoria has been slow, finds this report.

Overview

Public transport services are poorly coordinated. Progress on improving public transport coordination has been slow, despite related initiatives featuring prominently in statewide strategic land use and transport...

Research report

2 Apr 2014

There is growing consensus that the world faces three major crises – climate change, global economic vulnerability and the widening gulf between rich and poor. This is a critical time for the women’s health sector to engage with the global politics that play a determining...

Research report

1 Aug 2014

This publication surveys lobbying codes of conduct and registers introduced by Australian federal and state governments and some overseas governments.

Executive summary

This publication surveys lobbying codes of conduct and registers introduced by Australian federal and state governments and some overseas governments....

Research report

29 Jul 2014

Monitors prices, costs and profits in order to assess the general impact of the carbon tax scheme in Australia.

Executive summary

Pursuant to section 95ZE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), the Minister gave the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Research report

5 Aug 2014

Compared with non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people tended to report lower levels of emotional wellbeing but they were more likely to say that they were satisfied with life.

Summary

The wellbeing of Indigenous Australians is an important concern, given that so many have...

Research report

22 Jul 2014

Provides reflections on Australia's efforts in primary prevention of violence against women and offers suggestions for the next steps to continue the momentum.

Summary

Australia has committed to a public health approach to preventing violence against women, transforming how policies and programming...

Research report

1 Jun 2014

Non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, and musculo-skeletal conditions) are the number one cause of death and disablement for women and men globally and in Australia, with increasing recognition that women and men experience those conditions differently. This position paper examines the...

Video

4 Aug 2014

On Wednesday 2 July 2014 the Institute hosted a meeting with Dr Todd Capson , a marine scientist working with the US-based Sustainable Fisheries Partnership . This discussion has now been published as a series of videos on our Youtube channel . During the meeting...

Transcript

28 Jul 2014

From leaky buildings to financial crashes, from mining disasters to deep water oil spills and from poor patient care to financial misselling, regulation can fail to prevent disasters arising from the risks it is meant to manage.

Although each disaster is unique in many...

Transcript

4 Aug 2014

This linked article here is a summary of the talks given at the 'Inequality: Causes and Consequences' conference organised by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies on 19 June 2014.

Click on each speaker to access a pdf copy of their presentation slides:...

Video

4 Aug 2014

Presented on 19 June 2014, the 'Inequality: causes and consequences' conference was organised by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington.

Click on each speaker to access a pdf copy of their presentation slides:

Associate Professror Susan...

Research report

4 Aug 2014

The question of whether voters should be required to present an acceptable form of identification (ID) when casting a ballot at a federal election has persisted.

Executive summary

The question of whether voters should be required to present an acceptable form of...

Research report

29 Jul 2014

Aims to understand more about the prevalence of different types of family environments in society and to explore the influence of these environments on different child outcomes.

Introduction

Families are the mainstay of safety and support for children. While most children live...

Journal article

4 Aug 2014

This paper provides commentary on Bailey et al.’s paper entitled ‘ Plant closures and taskforce responses: an analysis of the impact of and policy response to MG Rover in Birmingham ’ (2014). The paper argues that this contribution needs to be placed alongside other works...

Audio presentation

23 Jul 2014

It’s been over a century since the Federation was formed, Australian society and the world have changed, so is it time to re think how Federalism works?

Critics say that the current system is wasteful, inefficient and that too much central control results in...

Research report

29 Jul 2014

A research driven response to community concerns regarding the level of crime and fear of crime in the Northern Territory.

Executive summary

In recognition of the need to address community concerns regarding the level of crime and fear of crime in the...

Transcript

4 Aug 2014

In his opening address to the 2014 ACER research conference Education Minister Christopher Pine discusses the four pillars of the Students First framework: quality teaching, school autonomy, engaging parents in education and strengthening the curriculum, as his strategy for improving educational achievement in Australia....

Research report

20 Jul 2014

This resource sheet identifies some of the key practices that have underpinned programs or practices for schools and early learning environments that have successfully engaged Indigenous parents with their children’s education.

Introduction

There is a considerable body of research documenting the poor...

Audio program

27 Jul 2014

Summary: Identifying the most vulnerable children even before they're born could improve the lives of Maori and Pacific children.

Insight looks at the latest findings of Auckland University's long-term Growing Up in New Zealand study, as it releases a report on child vulnerability....

Research report

1 Aug 2014

This paper examines the extent of an independent Australian foreign policy prior to World War I, why Britain’s declaration of war was considered to automatically include Australia, and the role of the parliament in committing Australia to war.

Introduction

On 31 July...

Research report

30 Jul 2014

Examines the Richmond-Tweed region in New South Wales, looking at its administrative and productive structure and the influences that currently bear on it.

Introduction

The Richmond-Tweed region (also known as the Northern Rivers) has experienced substantial changes. During the nineteenth century the...

Research report

1 May 2014

Overview: This inaugural suite of papers for the National Security College Issue Brief Series is also a component of an NSC research grant investigating the prospects, challenges and opportunities associated with Indonesia’s ascent in the political-security, economic, and socio-cultural spheres. The chief investigators for...

Strategy

26 May 2014

Sets the direction for improving financial literacy in New Zealand and establishes a high-level framework under which financial education initiatives are co-ordinated and actioned.

Introduction

The vision outlined in this National Strategy is to equip everyone to ‘get ahead financially’. It sounds...

Research report

14 Jul 2014

Since the inception of the role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA in December 2007, the approach of the office has been to focus on what the best available research and evidence says about the wellbeing of our youngest citizens.

This...

Research report

1 Aug 2014

Outlines the scope of the cyberbullying problem, the conceptual framework within it must be understood, and develops principles by which policymakers can address the cyberbullying problem.

Introduction

Bullying among children is a significant and serious issue. In recent years, the phenomenon described...

Journal article

13 Jun 2014

This study aimed to identify barriers to assessment for clinicians working with Aboriginal people in a remote context, and evaluate characteristics of assessments that clinicians considered to be more or less appropriate and thereby identify potential ways forward.

Abstract

Background: Reliable...

Research report

1 Aug 2014

Examines the health literacy experiences among Māori and their whānau carers who use palliative care.

Executive summary

The New Zealand Palliative Care Strategy recognised the need for local and national policies that support the specific needs of Māori.

Two kaupapa Māori...

Research report

30 Jul 2014

Overview: Energy in New Zealand 2014 provides annual information on and analysis of New Zealand’s energy sector including statistics on supply and demand by fuel types, energy balance tables, pricing information and international comparisons.

It is an annual publication, reporting data on a...

Journal article

16 Jul 2014

Assesses levels of serum 25(OH)D in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and explores relationships between 25(OH)D and cardio-metabolic risk factors and diabetes.

Abstract

Background: Low levels of serum 25 – hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D), have been associated with development of...