March 2016

Research report

29 Mar 2016

This report presents New Zealand's employment forecasts for 2016 to 2019 (March years).

Employment forecasts for 2016 to 2019 (March years) are presented in this report. These employment forecasts will inform the Ministry’s advice relating to immigration priorities, and priority setting for tertiary education...

Research report

31 Mar 2016

Examines Japanese security policy under Abe, identifies the constants and constraints that frame that policy, and attempts to project where Japan will go in the near-term future.

Executive Summary Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is determined to restore the shine to Japan and ensure...

Research report

5 Dec 2006

In 2005 and 2006 the Australian government referred to the Commonwealth Ombudsman the cases of 247 persons who had been detained by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) and later released on the basis that they could not be detained any longer as...

Survey

31 Mar 2016

This resource shows the statistics of a poll completed in the South Australian, Indi and New England seats on the current Australian asylum seeker policy.

New state-wide ReachTEL polling in South Australia and in the seats of New England and Indi on refugee policy...

Research report

5 Dec 2006

Mr G’s case is one of some 200 cases involving immigration detention matters previously referred to the Palmer Inquiry by the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in May 2005. In July 2005, the federal government asked me to complete the investigation of...

Discussion paper

31 Mar 2016

This resource discusses the history of the New Zealand government policy-making process in relation to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Emissions trading can be a powerful tool for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ETS transforms a regulatory limit on emissions into an emissions...

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2016

Strategic human resource management has been shown to be positively associated with the improved performance of a wide variety of for-profit and not-forprofit organisations (Delaney & Huselid, 1996). More recently, talent management has emerged as popular term to cover a wide variety of human resource...

Research report

28 Mar 2016

Indigenous housing occupies a complex policy environment in which policies and programs are in intermittent states of flux. As a result, the existing frameworks struggle to deliver sustainable outcomes. This study considers how conditionality in housing policy and management contributes to housing outcomes, and what...

Research report

23 Mar 2016

The advent of digital media means that many news organisations are re-thinking their business models, and facing new challenges.

But one sector which has seen growth, is the not-for-profit start up industry. In a new report, published jointly by the Reuters Institute and the...

Book

30 Apr 2014

Refugee immigrants' past traumatic personal histories as well as their present social exclusion experiences are likely to adversely affect their exercise of personal agency and resettlement in Australia. Efforts to improve their capability to exercise agency and resettlement should be premised on social structural affordances...

Audio interview

31 Mar 2016

The Commonwealth's 'Healthier Medicare' package aims to reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions by providing personalised health care plans to chronically ill patients. The 'Health Care Homes' model will see patients nominate a single GP practice as their 'home base.' That provider will be...

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2016

This analysis of data from Australia and OECD countries, finds no support for claims that reduced company tax leads to improved economic performance.

Summary A feature of Australia’s tax debate is the question of whether to change company tax. Claims from business leaders...

Commentary

Article

31 Mar 2016

Don’t worry about promises of more federal money for public hospitals for the next four years and promises of phantom efficiency gains if nurses are allowed to play doctor by ‘coordinating’ the care of patients. The Turnbull Government’s plan to let the states set their...

Research report

17 Mar 2016

Explores Australian and international literature to develop an understanding of the risk factors and protective factors involved in strengthening school attendance.

Abstract Issue 4 of ACER's Policy Insights series commences with a synthesis of publicly available data on school attendance by Indigenous Australians,...

Website

28 Mar 2016

Social media allows anyone with internet access to connect with other people and publish their own content. Through it, we receive a wealth of information and interaction that allows us to keep up important relationships and get things done.

However, for people with a...

Commentary

Article

30 Mar 2016

As the ABC’s managing director Mark Scott approaches the end of his decade-long tenure, Media Watch this week provided a platform for him to highlight his achievements and fire off a couple of parting shots.

It’s not ideal to see the ABC CEO using...

Research report

16 Feb 2016

The deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care in Queensland between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. The review highlighted numerous risk factors and vulnerabilities, and identified key areas in the delivery of health and disability services that require reform. The report presents...

Audio interview

30 Mar 2016

After a thirteen month inquiry, the findings of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence will be made public today. Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has promised to accept all of the report's recommendations. They're expected to cover how courts, police, community services and politicians can...

Audio interview

29 Mar 2016

Last year, the Victorian government moved ahead of the rest of the nation on the issue of domestic violence when it announced its Royal Commission into Family Violence. Now, ahead of the report's findings being handed down on 30 March, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has...

Research report

30 Mar 2016

The newly elected Andrews Government announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in December 2014. The state government also announced the appointment of Fiona Richardson as Victoria's first Prevention of Family Violence Minister.

A number of high profile family violence incidents,...

Commentary

Article

23 Mar 2016

A coalition of organisations forced the hands of the world’s major polluters and forged a new politics of climate

THE INTERNATIONAL climate change agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an extraordinary diplomatic achievement, uniting 195 countries around a highly ambitious agenda...

Commentary

Article

9 Feb 2016

The debate about media reform is confusing, but changes to media laws could affect what regional audiences get to watch, read and listen to.

There are concerns proposed changes could mean fewer voices in rural media than ever before.

The Coalition is likely...

Research report

15 Oct 2011

Digital Australians examines the impact of the increasing use of digital media on attitudes and expectations about media content and regulation across different media platforms. The research was conducted for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) by GfK Bluemoon and comprised thirteen focus groups...

Report

31 Dec 2015

Developed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services (now Launch Housing), with funding from the Victorian Government, Education First Youth Foyers represent a new model and practice approach to working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Research report

28 Mar 2016

Overview

Reducing the thresholds at which former students repay their debt to the Higher Education Loan Program would increase repayments by an initial $500 million a year and more over time. Without change, HELP costs will soar, putting teaching and research at risk...

Other text

23 Mar 2016

Delivered on 23 March by Malcolm Turnbull, this was the Prime Minister’s first major address on Australia’s role in the world.

Excerpt

The new and more complex economic landscape emerging in China and across the rest of Asia will require more focus...

Research report

29 Mar 2016

Introduction

In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) was contracted by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commission) to undertake a review of sexual offence legislation in Australia, particularly as it related to children. This review (Boxall,...

Commentary

Article

23 Mar 2016

The United Kingdom announced on 16 March that it will be implementing a new tax on sugary drinks. The country is not alone with this development: France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico all have a form of tax on sugar-laden drinks.

Read the full...

Commentary

Article

22 Mar 2016

Next time you walk into a public toilet ask yourself how much you would want to be paid per hour to clean the place. Maybe $30? $50? Not enough money in the world could make you wipe a stranger’s bowl?

The 2010 Cleaning Services...

Briefing paper

23 Mar 2016

Parents and the family and home environment play a central role in the early learning and development of infants and children. A range of interventions exist to support parents and families, particularly in situations where the family is vulnerable and/or where the infant or child...

Briefing paper

23 Mar 2016

Supported playgroups have been developed as a way to provide low intensity support to families. They are facilitated playgroups that may also provide health and wellbeing services to parents and carers of infants and young children. Supported playgroups are typically run by a trained facilitator...

Briefing paper

29 Mar 2016

Parents and the family and home environment play a central role in the early learning and development of infants and children. A range of interventions exist to support parents and families, particularly in situations where the family is vulnerable and/or where the infant or child...

Research report

22 Mar 2016

Parents and the family and home environment play a central role in the early learning and development of infants and children. A range of interventions exist to support parents and families, particularly in situations where the family is vulnerable and/or where the infant or child...

Briefing paper

23 Mar 2016

Describes the extent to which interventions for parents and families can improve child physical health and wellbeing outcomes.

Parents and the family and home environment play a central role in the early learning and development of infants and children. A range of interventions exist...

Journal article

24 Mar 2016

Describes the politics/administration interface as variable - either a “purple zone” of interaction between the red of politics and the blue of administration, or a clear line, depending on contextual factors.

Journal article

24 Feb 2016

This paper uses Australian data from a national representative sample of Australian couples having their first child. Using data from before and after the birth of the child on a range of variables, including economic resources, gender attitudes, workplace flexibility, and availability of non-parental childcare,...

Journal article

8 Mar 2012

Abstract

Obesity has risen progressively over the past three decades, and is a major health problem around the world. Biological, psychological, behavioural, and social factors are unable to fully explain or limit the obesity outbreak. Therefore, questions arise about whether a well-designed built...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Public and stakeholder involvement in nature conservation through conservation boards has been a distinctive feature of New Zealand’s statutory framework for conservation, put in place in 1987. Since their inception, effective boards established for the purpose of ensuring that conservation stakeholders’ voices inform conservation planning...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Introduction

As young as New Zealand is, conflicts about land and its uses have been fought about multiple values, only a few of which are tangible and locatable on a map. Land conflicts have arisen over sovereignty, cultural identity, and control of a...

Research report

17 Mar 2016

The paper provides compelling new evidence from the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey demonstrating the lower legal capability of multiply disadvantaged people. The most disadvantaged respondents were found to be significantly more likely to take no action in response to their legal problems. In addition, when...

Research report

7 Dec 2015

Great expectations accompany many community legal education and information (CLEI) strategies - as tools to empower, to prevent legal issues escalating and to improve access to justice. This paper seeks to identify what different CLEI strategies may actually provide. To move beyond the great expectations,...

Research report

12 Aug 2015

'Better to have a fence at the top of the cliff than a fleet of ambulances at the bottom'. Such is the call to early intervention: preventing legal problems from forming and escalating, rather than mopping up once the crisis has struck. The idea of...

Guide

4 Feb 2015

What works and at what cost? It’s a question commonly asked by funders, policy makers and practitioners, seeking to make the best use of available resources. To make informed decisions, a sensible first step is to look at what may be learned from past experience...

Commentary

Article

24 Mar 2016

Australia hasn't experienced the type of attack seen in Brussels, but the threat is real, writes Jacinta Carroll.

Summary Islamic State has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria, so now it's moving the battle to where it can inflict some hurt. Australia...

Journal article

21 Mar 2016

Other approaches to improving chronic disease outcomes in this very unwell population need to be explored.

Objective: To conduct an economic evaluation of intensive management by Indigenous health workers (IHWs) of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in rural and remote...

Research report

23 Mar 2016

Assesses whether councils effectively identify community needs for recreational facilities and services and whether council planning decisions for aquatic recreation centres are soundly based.

Summary This audit assessed whether councils effectively identify community needs for recreational facilities and services, whether council planning decisions...

Book

22 Mar 2016

This collection deals with an ancient institution in Eastern Polynesia called the rahui , a form of restricting access to resources and/or territories.

Summary While tapu had been extensively discussed in the scientific literature on Oceanian anthropology, the rahui is quite absent from...

Research report

28 Feb 2016

Provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia - including its characteristics, context, and prevention

Introduction This report provides a broad analysis of the issues raised by elder abuse in the Australian context. Elder abuse - which involves the physical, emotional, sexual or...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

Argues that the initial mid- 1970s establishment of provincial governments as forms of decentralised authority has been misunderstood.

Summary This Discussion Paper argues that the initial mid- 1970s establishment of provincial governments as forms of decentralised authority has been misunderstood. Anthony Regan, to...

Research report

3 Mar 2016

Examines findings that have emerged from research undertaken with participants from three veteran cohorts to highlight mental health issues that should be considered in general practice.

Background To ensure the early identification and effective treatment of mental health disorders in the veteran population,...

Statistics

24 Mar 2016

Quarterly estimates of total resident population for states, territories and Australia.

About this release Quarterly estimates of total resident population for states, territories and Australia. Includes estimates of the population by sex in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths,...

Survey

4 Mar 2016

Collects information at the State, regional and local government area levels about the health, lifestyle and wellbeing of adult Victorians aged 18 years and over.

Preface The Victorian Population Health Survey is an important component of the population health surveillance capacity of Victoria’s...

Research report

20 Mar 2016

This paper has been commissioned by Local Government Professionals Australia as a contribution to debate on the future of the Australian federation and as a response to the National Innovation and Science agenda.

Australian local government is far from perfect and Local Government Professionals...

Research report

23 Mar 2016

Summary

This bulletin provides an overview of results from a 2015 national pilot data collection on the views of children and young people in out-of-home care. It presents new data for eight indicators under the National Standards for Out-of-Home Care , allowing reporting...

Journal article

18 Mar 2016

Abstract

The practice of military-to-military engagement has been strongly embraced in the last few decades as a central tool for strategic management. Many governments in the Asia-Pacific, including Australia, have accepted the practice as an instrument of statecraft to achieve comprehensive strategic outcomes:...

Research report

1 Feb 2016

More investment in infrastructure is required to ensure the needs of a growing Australian population are met. While some commentators lament the ‘lost decade’ of infrastructure development in Australia, there remain significant opportunities to invest and expand our infrastructure networks across the country. With the...

Journal article

21 Mar 2016

Over the last decade there has been at best limited implementation of preventive interventions for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families in remote communities of northern Australia despite growing involvement in the child protection system. This paper describes challenges for services...

Research report

22 Mar 2016

Summary

Summary WEstjustice Sunshine Youth Office client data and anecdotal reports show significant problems with public transport fares and fines for young people aged 14 to 17 years travelling to and from school.

The right to education for every young person is...

Research report

23 Mar 2016

Stamp duty contributes about one quarter of annual state taxation revenue. Given the structural challenges of state and territory budgets, calls to abolish stamp duty without proposing viable replacement revenue sources are naïve. A considered proposal, which is gaining support, is to abolish stamp duty...

Research report

22 Mar 2016

This report finds that the business case for a nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia is exaggerated. The project is risky, and a loss overall is well within the range of possible outcomes.

Summary South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

Executive summary

New sources of growth have become a policy priority for many jurisdictions following the sustained period of slow growth post-Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Governments are trying to grapple with the policy dilemmas of slow productivity growth, disruptive technologies, and population changes....

Research report

3 Mar 2016

This report assists general practitioners in engaging with younger veterans who have served in the Australian Defence Force since 1990 and acquired health problems as a result of this service.

Background The recent period of instability and conflict in parts of the world...

Article

14 Nov 2015

The opportunities presented by the National Affordable Housing Agreement propelled the SA Homelessness Strategy Unit into implementing a range of reforms that built on existing strengths of the specialist homelessness services sector. As a major contribution to homelessness service system reform, SA took the decisive...

Article

22 Mar 2016

It is time to re-define our criminal justice system to redress the over-reliance on incarceration as the means of achieving safer communities. A substantive reconfiguration of mental health, disability and substance misuse services is essential to provide comprehensive treatment rather than punish for vulnerable people....

Research report

3 Mar 2016

This inquiry was established to consider the adequacy of remedies to serious invasions of privacy amidst increasing community concern about the use of technology, including social media and surveillance technology, in ways which intrude upon and negatively impact people’s day-to-day lives. Of particular concern in...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school.

Summary The gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to...

Research report

17 Mar 2016

Argues that Papua New Guinea’s next generation of leaders should take a new approach in seeking to turn around negative trends in law and order, education, and health.

Executive summary After 40 years of independence there are reasons to be both optimistic and...

Discussion paper

16 Mar 2016

The Victorian Government today released the state’s draft water plan 'Water for Victoria' for consultation. The draft plan outlines the need to balance agricultural, industrial, recreational and environmental needs, to get the most out of one of our most precious resources. The plan recognises that...

Research report

29 Feb 2016

This report explores what helps children and young people with disability and high support needs to feel and be safe in institutional settings.

In January 2013, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, (then) Governor-General, appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional responses to child...

Research report

7 Mar 2016

This report presents data about ICT use and expenditure since 2008-09 by government entities.

The Australian Government introduced ICT Benchmarking in 2009. It is a requirement that Non-Corporate Commonwealth entities subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 participate in annual benchmarking...

Strategy

6 Apr 2014

In response to community and industry concern regarding the health of the Sydney live music and performance industry, the City worked with industry and academia to develop its Live Music and Performance Action Plan in 2013. The action plan aims to support Sydney live music...

Commentary

Article

17 Mar 2016

Defence and economics mix in ways that aren’t considered by military strategists

ONE OF the convictions that drives military policy in the developed world is a shared belief in the importance of keeping sea lanes open. For the authors of Australia’s white paper...

Commentary

Article

22 Mar 2016

The PM knows that voters have a simple question in mind when they enter the polling booth

THE LATEST edition of Tony Abbott’s “no sniping” tour, on Monday night, saw the former prime minister explain to Sky News that it’s “very easy” for...

Commentary

Article

21 Mar 2016

The agreement hammered out in Brussels on Friday creates fresh uncertainty and renewed danger for refugees

It would be easy to lose count of the European Council meetings convened in recent months to devise a concerted response to the arrival of refugees in...

Research report

2 Mar 2016

Snake venom may hold key to breaking down plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease, this report shows.

Abstract Neprilysin (NEP) and endothelin converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1) are two enzymes that degrade amyloid beta in the brain. Currently there are no molecules to stimulate the activity...

Research report

20 Mar 2016

A record-breaking start to autumn has smashed temperature records all over Australia.

Introduction

Heat records were broken again in early 2016 as the climate sends us yet another disturbing wake-up call.

In Australia, the start of 2016 brought heatwaves and...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

This case study has explored how Muslim and non-Muslim students, school leadership, counsellors, teachers and parents reflect on, interpret and manage the experience of engagement and exchange in the context of a Catholic girls' high school (Years 8 to 12) in South Australia.

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Literature review

30 Nov 2015

This review examined the evidence of risks to patient safety in primary healthcare and the effectiveness of interventions to minimise risks.

It found an increased risk of harm was associated with patient factors such as age or co-morbidities, and reduced risk was associated with...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

The report on the role of smart ICT in the design and planning of infrastructure had its genesis in the 2014 inquiry by the House Infrastructure and Communications Committee into infrastructure planning and procurement. During that inquiry, the Infrastructure and Communications Committee received evidence outlining...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

The migrant crisis has had a significant effect both on the economic and social climate of Europe. Macedonia and the rest of south-eastern Europe have been particularly affected by the situation. While Macedonia is making every effort to address the crisis in a manner consistent...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

In a business climate driven by powerful digital forces, disruption, and rapid-fire innovation, every company is now a technology company. Whereas technology was traditionally confined largely to operations and execution, its digital expression now informs all aspects of business, from ideation to delivery. We witness...

Conference paper

31 Jan 2016

This paper reports upon very early findings from a three year ARC Discovery project exploring how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, with a specific focus on designer-makers. A key research question for the project is: what are the ‘self-making’...

Journal article

1 Mar 2013

This article examines the renewed popularity of the handmade by examining the current renaissance in the street credibility of previously disparaged women's craft practices, particularly those employing yarn (for example knitting, crochet, needlepoint and weaving) and fabric (sewing, felting). The author historically locates current debates...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The aim of this paper is to identify the role of streets in across-cultural context through an investigation of public behaviour, to understand the principles (form, activities and image) that could create more people friendly streets.

Abstract

Streets have multiple functions, ranging...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s management of the Mulwala Redevelopment Project. The audit focused primarily on the progress of the project, including its cost and schedule performance, and Defence’s management of risks and issues.

The Mulwala Facility is the...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

New Zealand is world-renowned for its nature – its lush forests, spectacular mountain landscapes, wild and scenic rivers, beautiful coastlines and extraordinary biodiversity. This natural heritage is the foundation of New Zealand’s identity and its branding, and the premier attraction for the tourism industry....

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Biodiversity offsets are proliferating globally, and are commonly offered or required in a development context to address residual impacts on biodiversity. Regulatory requirements for mitigating or offsetting ecological harm are now commonplace, with more than 60 countries having introduced relevant policies. Biodiversity offsets are commonly...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Biodiversity is valued for its intrinsic worth and for its role in generating ecosystem services, such as soil fertility, clean air, renewable bio-resources, and water quality and availability. While biodiversity outcomes are generally pursued by nations for land in various types of ownership, this article...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

When French foreign minister Laurent Fabius brought down the gavel on the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, the international community reached a goal that had eluded it for six years: an updated and universal climate change agreement. It owed much to France’s diplomacy over...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Addressing the dynamics of interpersonal violence, institutionalised abuses and prisoner isolation, this article consolidates critical analyses as challenges to the essentially liberal constructions and interpretations of prisoner agency and penal reformism. Grounded in long term research with women in prison in the North of Ireland,...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

As audio visual communication technologies are installed in prisons, these spaces of incarceration are networked with courtrooms and other non‐contiguous spaces, potentially facilitating a process of permeability. Jurisdictions around the world are embracing video conferencing and the technology is becoming a major interface for prisoners’...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

This article examines the ways in which offenders are required to provide very particular accounts of themselves and to self‐narrate in confined ways.

Summary Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted in the New South Wales justice system, it explores how the stories...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

The aim of this paper is to critically engage with the idea that Therapeutic Communities (TCs) can be promoted in England and Wales as a radical alternative to prison for substance users who have broken the law. After grounding the discussion within the normative framework...

Briefing paper

17 Mar 2016

KEY POINTS

Of key importance for this project is its research methodology as it is the first to combine housing and labour market data with Journey’s Home survey data. It developed three models to examine the probability of entry into and exits from homelessness...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

This article examines an ostensibly new feature of the securitised urban landscape: ‘hostile architecture’. Following controversy in 2014 London over ‘anti‐homeless spikes’– metal studs implanted at ground level designed to discourage the homeless from sleeping in otherwise unrestricted spaces – certain visible methods of environmental...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Drawing on findings from a two‐year empirical study examining the culture of closed‐circuit television (CCTV) operation in the UK, this paper analyses how CCTV camera operators subjectively experience the visual media that they work to produce.

It seeks to excavate some of the social...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

An analysis of the Kony 2012 phenomenon to illustrate how a digital campaign can validate and reproduce subjectivities and structures of domination rather than stimulate sustainable reform‐based change.

Summary In 2012, the Kony 2012 Campaign became the most watched human rights video to...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Drawing on interview research with compliance staff from the Australian Department of Human Services, this paper critically explores how the rationality of risk figures in the process of welfare surveillance in Australia.

Summary Over the last three decades, welfare states across the West...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Presented within this article is a systematic discourse analysis of the arguments used by the then Australian Prime Minister and also the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in explaining and justifying the extensive and contentious intervention by the federal government into remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities....

Research report

9 Mar 2016

Examines whether the Department of Education & Training (DET), non-government schools and their system administrators are effectively and efficiently managing and using grants.

Summary Non-government schools provide education to around 334 000 Victorian school children, which represents around 37 per cent of all...

Discussion paper

4 Mar 2016

This paper calls for a code of conduct for economic modelling. A code would require key assumptions to be revealed, context and comparison to be provided, and the identification of who, if anyone, commissioned the work. Modelling results are being used to make important policy...

Research report

14 Mar 2016

The Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda-linked groups, Boko Haram and other extremist movements are protagonists in today’s deadliest crises, complicating efforts to end them. They have exploited wars, state collapse and geopolitical upheaval in the Middle East, gained new footholds in Africa and pose an evolving...

Research report

16 Mar 2016

This study stems from the Australian Government’s response to the recommendations of the 2014 Financial System Inquiry (the FSI). The FSI found that the superannuation system was not operationally efficient due to a lack of price-based competition in the sector, with the result that potential...

Briefing paper

16 Mar 2016

The Internet, mobile phones, and other technological innovations have become entrenched in Australian life. These technologies create far-reaching benefits for youth. Nevertheless, these technologies have also introduced a tranche of online bullying behaviours known as cyberbullying, adding to the longstanding challenges associated with traditional school...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Examines the history of how New Zealand’s institutions for nature conservation have developed.

Summary To understand New Zealand approaches to nature conservation it is instructive to look back in order to appreciate both current institutional designs of rules and organisations and, to some...

Research report

16 Mar 2016

Summary

How much admitted patient care was provided?

In 2014-15, there were about 10.2 million separations (episodes of care) in Australia's public and private hospitals. About 59% of separations (6.0 million) occurred in public hospitals.

Between 2010-11 and 2014-15, the...

Research report

14 Mar 2016

Overview

This paper argues there’s a need for a whole-of-government approach to Australia’s external fisheries policy that recognises clear linkages between fisheries and foreign, trade, and strategic policy. Extending and complementing current stakeholder engagement practices is the key to this approach. Regional fishery...

Guide

15 Mar 2016

This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, as well as women in the State and Territory Parliaments.

Research report

11 Mar 2016

Introduction

The Indonesian military (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI) in 2016 may intensify pressure for a broader remit in internal security affairs as its warm relationship with President Jokowi deepens and its credibility with the public soars. Several factors continue to drive the push...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

Executive summary

The United States’ presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is transforming from a traditional alliance network (of Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand) into a web of strengthened alliances, new partnerships and creative linkages. Washington must manage this transformation carefully, so...

Research report

15 Feb 2016

Overview

This research was commissioned by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and undertaken by the Centre for Advancing Journalism, both at the University of Melbourne, to discover the drivers of attitudes among Australian voters towards asylumseekers and government policies concerning them. The purpose...

Research report

3 Mar 2016

Explores the relationship between casinos and local gamblers, the regulatory environment and the effect of promotional and responsible gambling initiatives.

Summary Commissioned by Gambling Research Australia, this research explored the relationship between casinos and local gamblers, the regulatory environment and the effect of...

Journal article

17 Nov 2015

Abstract

Busking has been a feature of public spaces and cityscapes for centuries. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, street performance occupied an ambiguous status in many cities: highly visible, but vulnerable to the harsh enforcement of public order offences and...

Research report

4 Mar 2016

Executive summary

Consolidation via absorptions and amalgamations has been a common response to situations of crisis for unions across the developed world.

While the case for consolidation is intuitively strong, as a strategy to rebuild or maintain the power of organised labour...

Website

16 Mar 2016

The Dementia Enabling Environment Project (DEEP) Virtual Information Centre provides practical tips, guides and resources to help make the places where we live more dementia enabling. This will encourage a person with dementia to lead as full and independent life as possible. These can be...

Research report

16 Mar 2016

Maps unemployment 'hotspots' for those aged 15 to 24 across Australia – with some regions grappling with rates above 20 per cent.

Summary The report card on youth unemployment in Australia is mixed: there has been improvement in the overall rate but this...

Research report

9 Mar 2016

Overview

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a significant enabler in the delivery of government programs and services. With government’s increasing reliance on ICT to deliver services and manage information, it is of critical importance that ICT projects are successfully implemented. However, VAGO’s...

Research report

16 Mar 2016

Overview

The vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia plays a central role in the development of skills for the Australian workforce and through that role makes a critical contribution to workforce participation, productivity levels, individual’s life chances and economic and social...

Research report

15 Jun 2013

Introduction:

The growth of the internet as a popular news and advertising medium has spawned a deep

structural adjustment process in the Australian newspaper industry. The emergence and

rapid growth of online competition in the advertising market has greatly eroded the...

Other interactive resource

15 Mar 2016

The Global Diplomacy Index is an interactive web tool which maps and ranks the diplomatic networks of all G20 and OECD nations: 42 countries in total.

About The Global Diplomacy Index visualises the diplomatic networks of all G20 and OECD nations, allowing users...

Infographic

15 Mar 2016

Examines the state of hospitals in Australia.

Infographic:

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Journal article

16 Feb 2016

This article assesses the quality of 15 primary studies that examined the effectiveness of youth foyer or foyer-like programs on the lives of young homeless people. The youth foyer model provides an integrated approach to tackling youth homelessness, connecting affordable accommodation to training and employment....

Commentary

Article

9 Mar 2016

This article suggests that Australia should institute greater scrutiny in examining potential Chinese investment in the country. Noting that PRC capital is being employed as a strategic tool regionally, and that all major corporate leaders in China are necessarily linked with the Communist Party of...

Research report

25 Aug 2014

In June 2014, the Vodafone NZ Foundation contracted innovate change to carry out a scan of the youth employment and education sector in New Zealand, in particular focusing on “game changing” practice and leadership. In this context, game changing means innovative practice that has demonstrated...

Commentary

Article

21 Aug 2015

The Australian population is ageing, and with this comes an increased prevalence of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

People diagnosed with dementia often have a distorted sense of time passing. My friends who are clinicians often comment on their patients with dementia...

Briefing paper

8 Mar 2016

Evaluates the utility of Project STOP in reducing the diversion of PSE-based products to clan labs.

Foreword Project STOP, an online database in which pharmacists record sales of pseudoephedrine (PSE)-based medication, was implemented in 2005 to aid in reducing the diversion of PSE-based...

Discussion paper

7 Mar 2016

Explores the impact of child sexual assault on a sample of 26 non-offending parents, with a particular focus on examining the link between a parent’s thoughts and feelings about the assault and their subsequent support of, and assistance to, the primary victim.

Foreword...

Journal article

10 Mar 2016

Background: Potentially preventable chronic diseases are the greatest contributor to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-­Indigenous Australians. Preventive care is important for earlier detection and control of chronic disease, and a number of recent policy initiatives have aimed...

Journal article

8 Mar 2016

Background: Absolute cardiovascular risk assessment (CVRA) is based on the combined effects of multiple risk factors and can identify asymptomatic individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Indigenous people of Australia, are disproportionately affected by CVD...

Briefing paper

9 Mar 2016

Provides a better understanding of the nature of internal fraud against the Commonwealth, and the personal background details of those alleged to have committed the deception.

Foreword: Fraud against the Commonwealth is defined as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit or causing a loss, by...

Journal article

1 Mar 2016

If one word can sum up the 2016 Australian Defence White Paper (DWP 2016), it is “forward.” The document is more “forward” than its predecessors in terms of projected funding commitments and the dizzying time-scales and costs involved in delivering complex platforms like submarines and...

Research report

1 Mar 2016

Initiatives to improve the social and economic outcomes for individuals with disability and their families are shaping structural reform within the disability sector. Key reforms include the move away from a welfare-driven jurisdictional model, to start a market-driven, national approach. Within these reforms, disability services...

Policy

Strategy

15 Jan 2001

The five-year innovation plan launched by the Howard Government in January 2001.

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Executive Summary

The initiatives outlined in this strategy are the latest in a series of measures introduced by the Government to promote research, development and innovation. Their effectiveness will...

Audio program

7 Mar 2016

The National Library of Australia developed Trove into a world class digital collection of resources from all around Australia. It is admired by its counterparts in Europe and the USA, and yet budget cuts to the library are forcing them to reconsider what material they...

Video

17 Jun 2015

Professor Deanne Den Hartog of the University of Amsterdam discusses the bright and dark sides of charismatic and ethical leadership in business.

Time: 56 minutes 21 seconds

Research report

7 Mar 2016

Overview

How children learn to read is one of the most studied aspects of education. There is a large and rigorous body of scientific evidence identifying the key elements of high quality reading instruction. The research literature also unequivocally shows that explicit instruction...

Research report

6 Mar 2016

Overview

Ineffective management of heart disease, asthma, diabetes and other chronic diseases costs the Australian health system more than $320 million each year in avoidable hospital admissions.

At best, our primary care system provides only half the recommended care for many chronic...

Research report

9 Mar 2016

Overview

This study argues that the Taiwan Strait will remain dangerous and that Canberra needs to pay closer attention to the evolving cross-strait situation. Of crucial importance is the question of whether Australia should support its US ally in a future Taiwan contingency....

Guide

4 Mar 2016

Provides a brief overview of the statistics available on wages and gender, including an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists of relevant data sources.

Research report

25 Feb 2016

Introduction

This paper provides a chronology that draws on ministerial press statements to trace changes in Australia’s immigration policy in relation to overseas students between 1997 and June 2015. Immigration policies introduced in this period fundamentally changed the nature of migration to Australia....

Report

4 Mar 2010

Abstract

Ageing is critical to housing systems as it affects the level of demand for housing. As the population ages, the suitability of housing influences the demand for social services, support and care in community. An ageing population will exert significant pressure on...

Research report

4 Mar 2016

Introduction

Methamphetamine is of national concern, but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline police are required, on an increasingly frequent basis, to engage with methamphetamine users. This presents a number of challenges to...

Commentary

Article

12 Nov 2014

The world was a very different place in December 1999 when the first G20 met in Berlin.

Steve Jobs had just taken back the reins at Apple, but Facebook, Google, Twitter and the dot-com bust were figments of imagination. When government and central banking...

Evaluation

Guide

15 Feb 2016

Abstract

Objective: The object of this paper is to examine and evaluate a report on an Aboriginal health promotion program on: its effectiveness in reducing injury, poor foot health, smoking, alcohol consumption and improved diet for young Aboriginal people in a rural...

Research report

8 Mar 2016

Provides an insight into the diseases and factors contributing to life expectancy, potentially avoidable deaths, years of life lost and leading causes of death.

Summary Causes of death data are a significant and important input to health and social policy formulation and planning...

Research report

8 Mar 2016

This report by Catalyst Australia looks at the representation of women in leadership at companies included in the ASX50. This index lists Australia's largest publicly-owned companies that are considered leaders in their industry. This research assesses the ASX50 companies and gender equality in four areas:...

Commentary

Article

28 Sep 2012

Welcome to Shades of Grey, a series from The Conversation that examines the challenges posed by Australia’s ageing workforce. Today, Adjunct Associate Professor Margaret Patrickson from the University of South Australia takes a look at the underlying desires and expectations of our older workers....

Research report

8 Mar 2016

This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and highlights the factors that contribute to its success.

Overview

Following a brief historical summary of three mainstream approaches, this paper addresses the similarities and differences between the terms counselling...

Fact sheet

1 Mar 2016

To bring our media ownership laws into the digital era, the Government has announced the most significant reforms to Australian media regulation in a generation. As part of the changes, the Government is introducing measures that will protect and enhance the amount of local television...

Fact sheet

1 Mar 2016

The Government has announced the most significant reforms to Australian media regulation in a generation, focusing on the control and ownership of Australia’s traditional media outlets and the provision of local television content in regional Australia.

Fact sheet

1 Mar 2016

Currently, there are five numerical tests that form the basis of Australia’s media control rules, which are set out in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 .

Research report

22 Feb 2016

News organisations are increasingly embracing the use of analytics and metrics as part of editorial decision making, but what constitutes a sophisticated analytics strategy? And why are so many media organisations still using such a rudimentary approach to analytics?

This new report by the...

Discussion paper

2 Aug 2011

In theory the media should diversify a nation’s democracy, serving as a channel through which many different groups can participate in national debate. Yet with the high levels of media concentration in Australia, are we hearing the voices of the many or simply the few?...

Research report

1 Nov 2015

Explores the perceived need and demand for a therapeutic community style model to support young women who become pregnant either while they are in out of home care, or upon their transition from care.

Executive Summary Children and young people in out of...

Research report

1 Aug 2015

An evaluation of the 'Transforming Educational Achievement for Children in Home-Based and Residential Care' program.

Summary Anglicare Victoria has a long history of supporting children and young people in out-of-home-care (OHC). Today it is Victoria’s largest provider of foster and kinship care, and...

Thesis

9 Aug 2015

Cafes and restaurants reportedly earn an average net profit of only 2% after tax, and only 52% of these businesses that were operating in 2009 survived until 2013.

Summary The Australian restaurant sector is important to the performance of Australia’s tourism industry ....

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2007

Introduction

A creeping authoritarianism and a pronounced lack of diversity are making their impact felt on Australia’s already fragile media landscape.

Despite Australia’s traditions of freedom and its status as a long-time liberal democracy, its ranking in terms of press...

Commentary

Article

24 Jan 2014

We’ve known for over 50 years that reproductive ageing results in a gradual loss of fertility until about age 37 , when the rate of decline accelerates dramatically. The loss of fertility is accompanied by increased risks of miscarriage and of conceiving babies with Down...

Research report

8 Dec 2008

Provides a theoretical framework to help organisations enhance their chances of successful enterprise resource planning projects.

Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have attracted wide popularity as they promise multidimensional benefits and competitive leadership. However complexity and failures of their successful adoption...

Journal article

28 Apr 2015

Abstract

Background

The incidence of age-related cognitive decline is rising considerably around the world. There is evidence from a number of recent cross-sectional and prospective studies indicating positive associations between the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MedDiet) and improved cognitive outcomes among the...

Research report

4 Apr 2011

Australia has a strong interest in seeing workplace arrangements that facilitate the reconciliation of work with the rest of life including family life, resulting in productive and sustainable workplaces. This publication seeks to provide some practical examples of strategies that are being used by organisations...

Journal article

28 Jan 2016

Although primary care is at the forefront of delivering healthcare to the population, its role in preventing poor health has varied throughout history. Faced with growing demand on healthcare services and a rise in noncommunicable diseases, some health systems are attempting to integrate healthcare delivery...

Briefing paper

Audio podcast

18 Feb 2016

Breaches of family violence intervention orders are one of the fastest growing offences in Victoria, so understanding who breaches and why, is important for agencies that provide services to both respondents and applicants.

This paper identifies the common characteristics of respondents who receive legal...

Research report

7 Mar 2016

Describes a pattern of increasing use of methamphetamine over the past decade.

Summary There is no cause to feel impotent, despite disturbing media reports about methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine has been around for some time. Although it is now available in a crystal form...

Research report

8 Mar 2016

When it comes to death the statistics are clear. We will all die.

So why don’t we talk about it?

End of Life Care is under significant pressure in Australia. Demand is rocketing, access is limited and the system is often too...

Journal article

8 Mar 2016

VULNERABLE CONSUMERS MUST BE PROTECTED FROM UNSCRUPULOUS BOOK UP OPERATORS

While acknowledged as a necessary service with numerous benefits, particularly for those living in regional and remote areas, 'book up' (an informal credit provision offered by stores or other traders to Indigenous customers)...

Research report

15 May 2010

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia has collaborated with the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) in the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia, to produce this publication. Each chapter examines key challenges facing the profession, including:

- Staff...

Research report

15 Jun 2011

Why is academic accounting research still lacking impact and relevance? Why is it considered so detached and worlds apart from practice and society? These and many more questions are tackled in this new publication commissioned by the Institute and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and...

Report

7 Mar 2016

A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement.

The ACTU’s Gender...

Research report

3 Mar 2016

Seeks to add to and strengthen the evidence base that exists around gender pay gaps throughout Australian workplaces.

Executive Summary The persistent gender pay gap is an economic, political and social issue. Gender pay gaps do not always signal direct discrimination, but remain...

Research report

29 Jan 2016

The cost of living is the biggest issue across all demographics, except for Australians over 50, where access to healthcare is the biggest issue, this report shows.

Key findings

Cost of living is the biggest issue across all demographics, except for Australians...

Research report

15 Sep 2014

Overview

The Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) survey measures how work intersects with other life activities, as seen by a randomly selected representative group of 2,690 working Australians. Alongside its usual assessment of work-life interference in Australia, the 2014 AWALI survey offers...

Research report

29 Feb 2016

Explores student mobility in NSW government schools and the impact mobility has on student outcomes.

Summary The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) has conducted the first system-wide study of student mobility in NSW government schools, using linked enrolment data from 2008...

Conference paper

5 Dec 2005

The paper examines research that suggested that it may be commonplace for discontinuous innovations to be targeted at the wrong initial market and which proposed a prescription for identifying the more favourable initial market. To purposively commercialise an innovative technology it has to be decided...

Research report

15 Mar 2014

Opportunity is growing for South Australia to cater for China’s desire for quality food and wine, unique and pristine tour destinations, and quality education resources – and, importantly, promote it to the Chinese leaders of tomorrow. However, there are significant impediments to these opportunities that...

Research report

11 Nov 2014

This report uses detailed analysis of the National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey, 2012, to identify benchmarks of job quality for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Community Care Workers (CCWs).

The purpose in identifying these job quality benchmarks is two-fold. Firstly, they allow...

Research report

11 Nov 2014

This report uses detailed analysis of the National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey, 2012, to identify the incidence and causes of work-related injuries/illnesses for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Community Care Workers (CCWs). The analysis is used to provide Work Health and Safety benchmarks...

Literature review

2 Sep 2014

This review targets contemporary literature examining quality from the viewpoint of older Australians who receive aged care services in the residential and community sectors. It addresses current and emerging issues in the literature, predominately from studies published from 2010 onwards. The review emphasises Australian research...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

‘Conservation matters’, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) briefed its new minister in 2014, because ‘New Zealand’s natural heritage shapes the country’s cultural identity and ... New Zealanders identify strongly with conservation lands and waters’ (Department of Conservation, 2014, p.4). It further explained that the...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Human use and development reshapes land, reconstitutes water, consumes space and natural resources and alters faunal compositions. This presents significant challenges to policy makers and wildlife conservation managers mandated to maintain and enhance biological diversity. In New Zealand a sizeable public conservation estate (approximately one...

Research report

2 Mar 2016

Fathers who take paternity or parental leave are more likely to perform tasks such as feeding and bathing children, this report shows.

What’s the issue? All OECD countries, except the US, offer nationwide paid maternity leave for at least 12 weeks, and over...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Biological invasions are a ubiquitous global concern. Invasive species are non-native species that arrive in a new area, establish and increase in density and distribution to the detriment of the recipient environment. Such species that become invasive are a major threat to biodiversity. Unlike inanimate...

Working paper

18 Feb 2016

Despite the essential contribution of foreign investment to Australia’s economic growth and prosperity, the benefits of foreign investment are not well understood. This paper aims to provide further insights into foreign investment in Australia by examining the trends, the sources and the positive effects of...

Survey

2 Mar 2016

Reveals that three in five parents used websites, blogs and online forums to get child health information in the last six months – but a surprising 30 per cent did not trust them at all.

Overview

Parents report high levels of use...

Conference paper

10 Dec 2015

How do we build urban resilience through key areas of critical infrastructure such as mobile communications? Mobile digital communication networks, encompassing commercial mobile and public wi-fi platforms, are ubiquitous in Australian cities, and digital inclusion has emerged as a major theme in metropolitan-level strategic planning...

Working paper

29 Feb 2016

In 2009, the Productivity Commission conducted a ‘roots and branch’ inquiry into Australia’s anti–dumping system—the first such inquiry in more than two decades. Though recommending that a system be retained, the Commission proposed various changes to make the system less protectionist and thereby reduce its...

Website

5 Sep 2014

What if our retirement savings are funding a world unfit to retire into? Chances are your super fund is invested in coal, oil and gas companies that are driving dangerous climate change and impacting the environment and health.

Super Switch is a website that...

Research report

24 Sep 2015

This report is an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australia Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNSECO) Bangkok to promote cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific, signed in 2012. The report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of...

Audio program

1 Mar 2016

Australians are referendum reluctant. Only eight out of forty-four constitutional referendums have succeeded.

In Switzerland the population votes four times year, on about ten different direct democracy initiatives.

New Zealand referenda are not as regular but this week our kiwi cousins are voting...

Research report

1 Mar 2016

This paper looks at whether the share of income going to older Australians in the form of the pension is increasing, and examines the state of Australia’s generational bargain; asking is it fair and is it sustainable?

Overview

There has been a...

Research report

29 Feb 2016

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Lauren Williams examines Islamic State’s use of the Western media to disseminate its propaganda. Williams argues mainstream media outlets have a responsibility to treat Islamic State-produced material more critically, expose the weaknesses of its messages, and place greater effort into...

Report

26 Feb 2016

Foreword

While the volume and rate of individual crime types has fluctuated over the past few years, overall, crime in Australia has been decreasing. Australian Crime: Facts & figures uses information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an accurate and...

Research report

26 Feb 2016

Abstract

Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015.

Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend...

Article

1 Mar 2016

Chronic stress induces signalling from the sympathetic nervous system and drives cancer progression, this report shows.

Abstract

Chronic stress induces signalling from the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and drives cancer progression, although the pathways of tumour cell dissemination are unclear. Here we...

Research report

11 Feb 2016

Executive summary

This report is a review of the first two years of projects funded under the Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Initiative 2013-2015.

The removal of Stolen Generations members from their families, identity, land, language and culture continues to have a profound...

Discussion paper

2 Mar 2016

This discussion paper analyses the governance of the ABC, how some aspects have become political battlefields, and ways to depoliticise them.

Research report

2 Mar 2016

Examines the issues involved in level crossing removals so that when proposals for specific locations are considered, professional, government and industry stakeholders as well as the community can participate in a more informed way.

Executive Summary

The Victorian state government has committed...

Fact sheet

1 Mar 2016

The Government has announced the most significant reforms to Australia's media laws in a generation, supporting the viability of our local organisations as they face increasing global competition in a rapidly changing digital landscape.

Why are we changing the media laws?

Australia's media...

Conference paper

26 Nov 2015

Abstract

The older population in Australia (65+) is expected to double in coming decades, creating many multi-faceted implications for Australian society. The sociology of ageing suggests that older people experience their social world in a distinct way that is uniquely shaped by their...

Research report

27 May 2014

Explores a number of challenges for the Australian accounting profession in terms of contemporary engagement with Asia.

Introduction Through the geographic accident of being located close to what is the most extraordinary population and economic growth in human history, as we see in...

Research report

28 Jun 2012

Summary: How are education pathways for entry into the accounting profession changing? How are globalisation and new technologies, along with new social and environmental issues, impacting these pathways? And, what can our next generation of graduate entrants expect as accounting roles become increasingly varied...

Research report

23 Nov 2015

As discussions of how to house an ageing population continue, National Seniors Australia has released a report exploring the motivations, incentives and disincentives around downsizing for both homeowners and more vulnerable seniors.

The research comprised a literature review of Australian, European and North American...

Research report

15 Mar 2013

Focuses on choices of life annuities by separating consumers’ preferences from their use of default options and the 1/n heuristic in an online allocation task experiment.

Abstract Choices of retirement income stream products pose the usual challenges associated with credence goods. Moreover, high...

Chapter

26 May 2015

Abstract

Australian "exceptionalism" with respect to the implementation of human rights norms has been widely noted and frequently criticized. As the only developed Western state without a bill or statutory charter of rights, Australia stands in a unique position. In law, human rights...

Research report

21 Feb 2016

State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access, the second annual study by Facebook, takes a close look at the current state of global internet connectivity, how it has changed since 2014 and how we can use the data identified to generate...