March 2017

Journal article

11 Nov 2011

This paper reflects on the process of curriculum development in 21 tertiary education institutions in the Southern Philippines. Assisting capacity-building of the teaching profession is an ongoing need in developing countries, but rarely does it extend to pre-service education. In this study of one aspect...

Journal article

1 Dec 2012

This paper describes one aspect of an ESL teacher’s journey, in which her voluntary involvement in a series of science-based professional learning events inspired her to use language-based objectives to develop and teach an integrated unit of work with ESL students. Her willingness to modify...

Journal article

1 Dec 2010

This paper describes what happened in four teachers’ classrooms as a result of participating in Operation Magpie , a Citizen Science project. The range of strategies used to engage their students in observing magpies in the schoolyard and in nearby parks is the focus of...

Evaluation

10 Oct 2016

Children and young people have become one of the most important populations for the prevention of gender-based violence. The unacceptably high rates of gender-based violence, in particular, violence against women and their children, are well established and there is a clear opportunity to change the...

Journal article

1 Dec 2016

The chemical characteristics of water in the Oratunga Area, Central Flinders Ranges, South Australia have been used to evaluate and determine the processes controlling water chemistry in addition to the sources of ions. The isotopic analysis results show that the groundwater is mainly meteoric. Based...

Statistics

30 Mar 2017

Main features:

Australia's estimated resident population (ERP) reached 24.1 million at 30 June 2016, increasing by 337,800 people or 1.4% since 30 June 2015. This growth rate was unchanged from 2014-15. All states and territories experienced population growth between 2015 and 2016. Victoria...

Research report

Presentation

1 Sep 2016

This report discusses electricity market design and regulation under high volumes of variable renewable energy sources (VRE) such as wind and solar power. It includes policy recommendations on how to reform current market and regulatory frameworks in order to accommodate high shares of VRE, in...

Journal article

24 Feb 2016

The growth of professional supervision in social work has been accompanied by complex attempts to theorise key elements of supervisory practice and highlight the need to further examine what constitutes supervisory support in current regulatory environments. Changes in human service organisations resulting from new public...

Fact sheet

31 Mar 2017

Summary: This fact sheet summarises statistics on youth justice supervision in New South Wales in 2015–16 and includes some national comparisons.

Differences in youth justice supervision among the states and territories may reflect differences in legislation as well as policy and practice.

Journal article

9 Nov 2015

This article gives attention to furthering understandings about what being successful at university means to social work students, focusing on the perspectives of students who speak English as an additional language (EAL). It departs from approaches in the literature that focus on problematic aspects of...

Journal article

1 Jan 2016

Complementary medicines have associated risks which include toxic heavy metal(loid) and pesticide contamination. The objective of this study was to examine the speciation and bioavailability of lead (Pb) in selected complementary medicines. Six herbal and six ayurvedic medicines were analysed for: (i) total heavy metal(loid)...

Journal article

29 Sep 2015

This paper explores the contribution of a physical learning space to student engagement in social work education. Drawing on a constructivist methodology, this paper examines the findings of a survey conducted with students and staff in a social work and human service programme about their...

Research report

29 Mar 2017

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) commenced operations in 2012, with broad support from the Parliament. The structure, resourcing and protocols for the PBO reflected the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office.

The PBO’s legislation enables the Joint Committee of...

Journal article

4 Feb 2013

Despite the fact that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is valued as a tool for learning, the modelling for preservice teachers of ICT integration in the curriculum areas is often limited. In the recently approved AITSL standards for Initial Teacher Education Programs, knowledge of ICTs...

Journal article

1 Jan 2017

The aim of this study is to explore how social and environmental disclosures are used to manage reputation during a major incident, through the use of British Petroleum Plc's (BP) Gulf of Mexico crisis as a case study. It is argued that reputation is distinct...

Journal article

15 Dec 2010

South Australian rural and remote schools have been using a variety of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance curriculum opportunities for students whose teachers are at a different campus or different school, or who are out of the school for extended periods of time...

Journal article

19 Mar 2017

This paper discusses the potential role of Internet communication technologies, including social media, in the integrated reporting process. A media richness framework provides a conceptual basis to examine the features of Internet technologies, which can facilitate the important external communication aspect of integrated reporting.We find...

Journal article

15 Mar 2017

This paper reviews the pitching template proposed by Faff (2015). The article highlights the usefulness of this template for researchers. It is observed that there is scope for adapting this tool, with a template suitable for qualitative researchers being proposed. In the light of the...

Journal article

6 Jan 2017

According to the concept of microfinance, financial institutions ought to contribute to sustainable economic and financial systems development by offering access to credit for clients who are usually excluded from the formal banking system. However, in recent decades microfinance institutions (MFIs) have often focused on...

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a model to assess web-based corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure prominence and use this model to explore the prominence of CSR disclosures of listed New Zealand (NZ) companies. Design/methodology/approach: A CSR Disclosure Prominence Indicator Model was...

Journal article

3 Nov 2016

This study examines the relationship between firm-level factors including corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance and financial constraints, and the firm-level risk of corruption. Facing a measurement challenge referring to firm-level risk of corruption, we define a corruption score based on corporate disclosures of corrupt activities....

Journal article

9 May 2016

Global patterns of development suggest that as more projects are initiated, business will need to find acceptable measures to conserve biodiversity. The application of environmental offsets allows firms to combine their economic interests with the environment and society. This article presents the results of a...

Journal article

26 Apr 2014

This article explores the transition to integrated reporting by a customer-owned bank (referred to as Goodbank) and identifies the drivers of this transition, thereby providing insights for other businesses seeking to engage in such reporting. Practice theory provides a theoretical lens for this study. A...

Journal article

6 Jan 2016

Student-driven “deep learning”, teachers as “coaches” and “activators of learning” and positive student–teacher relationships are all part of the changing and significantly innovative educational landscape which requires considerable pedagogical change in teaching and learning processes. Teacher professional learning communities (PLCs) have been recognised as highly...

Journal article

4 Feb 2016

Primary school approaches to student voice and leadership rarely change, despite concerns about manipulation and tokenism. This single case study investigated an approach to student voice and student leadership in an Australian primary school that was very different to a traditional student council. Thematic analysis...

Article

16 Mar 2017

Co-operative housing associations could go a long way towards alleviating New Zealand's housing shortfall, but there has to be a change in thinking - away from private developers. This article by Dr Morten Gjerde from Victoria University's School of Architecture looks at the nature and...

Research report

31 Mar 2017

There were about 5,500 young people (aged 10 and older) under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2015–16, due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. This number has decreased by 21% over the 5 years to 2015–16. Around 4...

Working paper

3 Mar 2013

This report was developed as part of the CRC for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Product project. It provides an overview of various visitor markets relevant to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in tourism. The report accumulates...

Working paper

6 Feb 2013

This report was developed as part of the CRC for Remote Economic Participation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Product project. The report aims to build knowledge about what issues Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may need to consider in remote tourism by reviewing,...

Literature review

4 Feb 2013

This literature review surveys writing about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft sector of remote Australia. The review has been compiled as a foundational text for the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies’ research project being undertaken by the CRC for...

Working paper

16 Nov 2012

The technology currently available to beef producers of remote Australia can play a numbers of roles in the management of cattle properties. Of the 60 technology products listed here, 33 are currently available for use by beef producers. Unfortunately, the authors were not able to...

Working paper

13 Nov 2012

A variety of literature has been examined for ideas and examples of what has worked, or what has not worked in the arena of pathways to employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas. What works and what does not in Aboriginal...

Working paper

7 Nov 2012

Enduring Community Value (ECV) from mining refers to lasting benefit to groups of people and entities who have some kind of stake in mining. The aim of this analysis is to develop a conceptual framework for realising the ECV from mining as a foundation for...

Guide

25 Jun 2013

This guide explores concerns expressed in public evidence given by researchers, learned societies and publishers to inquiries in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and also concerns expressed by researchers working with the OAPEN-UK project. We have also identified a number of...

Journal article

27 Mar 2017

Purpose

Open-access mega-journals (OAMJs) represent an increasingly important part of the scholarly communication landscape. OAMJs, such as PLOS ONE , are large scale, broad scope journals that operate an open access business model (normally based on article-processing charges), and which employ a novel...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

A report released today by Deloitte Access Economics – Mining and METS: engines of economic growth and prosperity for Australians – reveals that the total economic contribution of Australia’s mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector was $236.8 billion in 2015-16.

The...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

A report released today by Deloitte Access Economics – Mining and METS: engines of economic growth and prosperity for Australians – reveals that the total economic contribution of Australia’s mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector was $236.8 billion in 2015-16.

The...

Audio

29 Mar 2017

It's impossible to determine how much longer the rivers of gold from the mining industry have to run.

That's what independent experts have told PM after a report commissioned by the Minerals Council suggested the resources boom has another 30 years left in it....

Audio

30 Mar 2017

The chiefs of some of Australia's biggest businesses descended on Parliament House yesterday, urging the government to pass the Coalition's company tax cuts.

The renewed push for lower tax rates for big businesses comes after Parliament passed the so-called Google Tax, a 40% on...

Research report

30 Mar 2017

Immunisation against the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013.

This third Healthy Communities report on HPV...

Research report

29 Mar 2017

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have been...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

Some human rights obligations are absolute under international law. However, in relation to most human rights, prescribed limitations on the enjoyment of a right may be justified under international law if certain requirements are met. Accordingly, a focus of the committee's reports is to determine...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

On 25 November 2015, the Senate referred the matter of inconsistencies and inadequacies of current criminal, civil and administrative penalties for corporate and financial misconduct or white-collar crime to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report.

The terms of reference were as follows:...

Commentary

30 Mar 2017

Victoria continues to lead the nation in the area of family violence prevention. It is also arguably emerging as a world leader.

Research report

29 Mar 2017

The latest report on the state of Tasmania's water and sewerage has confirmed the need for urgent action.

The report shows that:

In 2015-16, the number of sewer overflows increased by more than 20 per cent from 164 to 201; The rate of...

Research report

30 Mar 2017

Overview

This report focuses on key observations and common issues identified from our financial, performance and compliance audits in 2016, and identifies examples of good practice. It also looks forward to where we will focus our efforts in 2017.

We have summarised...

Journal article

15 Apr 2014

Purpose

This study investigated whether a course which focused on raising students' awareness of sustainability, from a balanced perspective, that is, one which gives equal consideration to the social and economic aspects as well as the environmental would produce graduates with the knowledge...

Journal article

15 Jul 2012

Operation Magpie was a citizen science project that involved the community in collecting data about magpies. This article describes one aspect of the project from an education perspective. The study began with a collaboration of teacher educators, environmental scientists and a local radio station. After...

Journal article

15 Mar 2017

iPads are becoming popular as 1:1 devices in many classrooms, enabling teachers to implement pedagogies that will enhance student learning. Such mobile tools offer many affordances which can increase student motivation and autonomy. Nevertheless, without a change in pedagogy, they are unlikely to bring about...

Journal article

12 Feb 2015

This study investigated whether an Earth Systems-based course focused on raising postgraduate students' awareness of sustainability, from a systems-thinking perspective, would produce graduates with commitment to drive the sustainability agenda forward with a broad perspective. It investigated students' pre and post-course perceptions of sustainability using...

Video

26 Mar 2017

This 15'27" "Sunday" television current affairs story journeys down the Selwyn River in New Zealand investigating the impact of dairy farming, climate change and irrigation in causing reduced flow and high nitrate levels. Considers whether the river is like a canary in a coal mine...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This report analyses how public service media organisations, across six European countries, are developing new projects and products to deliver digital news.

All the organisations covered face various external challenges, including discussions around the funding, remit, and role of public service media, pressure from...

Strategy

20 Aug 1997

This is the first White Paper on Australia’s foreign and trade policy.

This White Paper takes a longer-term perspective - looking forward fifteen years - to the forces which are most likely to influence Australia’s external environment, and to the policy implications which flow...

Draft report

29 Mar 2017

An efficient superannuation system is critical to help Australia meet the economic and fiscal challenges of an ageing population. The superannuation system has accumulated over $2 trillion in assets. Given the system’s size and growth, the system is of central importance to funding the economy...

Policy report

Priority policy actions for a healthier Australia
28 Nov 2016

Getting Australia's Health on Track 2016 is the subsequent policy report to the chronic disease report card Australia's Health Tracker 2016 . Both were compiled by a national collaboration of Australia's leading chronic disease experts.

Getting Australia’s Health on Track presents 10 priority policy...

Research report

A report card on preventable chronic diseases, conditions and their risk factors: tracking progress for a healthier Australia by 2025
5 Jul 2016

Australia’s Health Tracker is the first comprehensive assessment of how Australia’s population is faring when measured against these health targets for 2025. It includes data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people, and children as well as adults.

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

Background: Epilepsy is a common neurological disease with a high prevalence in people aged 65 years or older. Therefore, an understanding of the disease is important. The objective of this article was to determine older people’s knowledge of epilepsy.

Methods: Electronic or...

Audio

28 Mar 2017

Australians are increasingly moving away from paying cash when they go shopping or eat out. But security experts are warning that the convenience of a cashless society comes with some serious privacy concerns.

The more people use their cards the more their activity can...

Commentary

Article

28 Mar 2017

This week the Turnbull Government is trying to convince the Senate to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25%. A company tax cut is a bad idea, and yet it has it taken hold and apparently 44% of Australians support it.

It’s...

Commentary

Article

29 Mar 2017

Late last week, Cricket Australia and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) announced their 20-year sponsorship deal, estimated to have been worth $65 million over five years, had come to an end. No longer would Australian cricket players take to the field with Victoria Bitter logos...

Guide

21 Mar 2017

This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989/90. It updates the appendices of a more detailed Parliamentary Library research paper , Immigration detention in Australia (2013). The research paper includes an overview of the historical and political context surrounding mandatory...

Audio interview

29 Mar 2017

Australian cyclone specialist, Professor Jonathan Nott, has now headed out into the field to gather data on Cyclone Debbie.

The Professor of Geoscience at James Cook University is also a member of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards....

Research report

28 Mar 2017

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations. Regulations are in place at every stage of the supply chain — from land acquisition to marketing — and are applied by all levels of government. The number and complexity of regulations affecting...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

Australia's education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success. Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education...

Working paper

27 Mar 2017

This working paper reviews the current policy of removing failed asylum seekers in Australia and draws lessons from similar policy areas and reforms in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Policy report

28 Mar 2017

Key points

Perceptions of Australia’s vulnerability to Chinese economic pressure are exaggerated. Some individual sectors are more vulnerable than others but this does not extend to the economy as a whole.

Economic pressure that would have the biggest impact on Australia, notably...

Research report

22 Mar 2017

The audit objective was to assess whether the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) and the Attorney–General’s Department (AGD) effectively carried out key operational and advisory functions related to property and proceeds under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 .

To...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of Army’s workforce management. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high-level criteria:

Army has an effective workforce planning framework; and Army has managed...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This study investigated the creation of successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK, for both the housing providers and government policies.

The study established that different capacities need to be developed at different stages, including during the policy design process,...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

Increasingly, unemployment rates tell only part of the story of young people’s jobs challenge. Underemployment, at 18 per cent of the nation’s youth labour force, is the highest in the 40 years since the ABS count officially began. And unemployment – at 13.5 per cent...

Article

15 Mar 2017

Introduction

Politics in Timor-Leste is always engaging and colorful, and the lead-up to the 2017 presidential election on March 20 is no exception. With campaigning in full swing, the Timorese variety of consensus politics is on full display. It is a common site...

Audio interview

28 Mar 2017

Australia's east coast gas crisis has prompted calls from big industrial energy users to set aside some gas for domestic consumers, replicating a policy already in place in Western Australia.

The oil and gas industry is fighting any such move, and has made its...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This report illustrates the technical challenges of the changing generation mix and the need for these to be managed with the support of efficient and effective regulatory and market mechanisms that work together for the least cost and long-term interest of consumers.

Of the...

Blog post

28 Mar 2017

This year is shaping up as a big year for Australian foreign policy. This FlagPost highlights some of the key milestones expected over the coming months.

The centrepiece of the Australian Government’s foreign policy agenda in 2017 will be a new white paper that...

Strategy

10 Feb 2003

Advancing the National Interest is the government’s - and Australia’s - second foreign and trade policy White Paper. It is a comprehensive assessment of Australia’s place in the world and articulation of the government’s strategies to protect and promote the security and prosperity of Australia...

Essay

15 Mar 2017

Technological progress has transformed solar PV from an alternative technology in the 1970s, to cheap, mainstream energy today. Australia has been a leading solar PV nation, with more household solar systems than any other country.

Solar has become highly popular in suburban and country...

Survey

17 Jun 2016

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Working paper

21 Mar 2017

Abstract

This report examines trends in participation in vocational education and training, and attainment of vocational qualifications, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during 2002–15. The report also investigates whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a higher-level vocational qualification are...

Research report

22 Mar 2017

Executive summary

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR)) is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic policies. It aims to strengthen Beijing’s economic leadership through a vast program of infrastructure building throughout China’s neighbouring...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

Overview

Myanmar has made a nonproliferation U-turn in recent years.

Once regarded as a pariah state with connections to North Korea and possible nuclear-weapon ambitions, it has completely changed course.

In the context of sweeping political and economic reforms that began...

Journal article

27 Mar 2017

Abstract

In the fifth decade of the internet, accessibility for all, especially those with disabilities, is central to digital inclusion. Yet internationally, the score card on internet and accessibility remains mixed, at best; and woefully inadequate, at worst. Via an Australian case study,...

Journal article

27 Mar 2017

Summary: In recent years, there has been increasing attention on parents who actively refuse to vaccinate their children. Successive federal governments have increased the amount of family assistance payments at stake for those who do not vaccinate, and removed most incentives for providers to...

Research report

22 Mar 2017

Overview

Land use planning and development are important for meeting the changing needs of the growing population.

An environmental impact assessment is a tool used to predict the environmental, social and economic effects of a proposed development at an early stage in...

Research report

24 Mar 2017

Summary: The information used in the report in order to compare health funds is based on data collected for regulatory purposes. This information is the most appropriate, independent and reliable data available.

The report is intended to help you to decide which health...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be one of the most significant disruptive technologies of modern times, and promises to impact our lives in many positive ways. At the same time, its interactivity and interconnectivity poses significant challenges to privacy...

Working paper

22 Mar 2017

This study provides a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies, and estimates New Zealand is losing more than $700 million a year.

Overview

International corporate tax is an important source of government revenue, especially in...

Research report

7 Feb 2017

Executive summary

The $7.5 million More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) was a national five-year collaborative project with the Australian education community – planned, implemented and evaluated in four annual phases.

The following MATSITI Report outlines progress during 2011–2016...

Book

21 Mar 2017

Overview

The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is even more pressing today, as the region is subject to its...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

Overview:

In recent years, the Treasury, the State Services Commission, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the central agencies) have been working with government departments to improve their planning. Since 2011, government departments have been required each year to produce...

Blog post

13 Mar 2017

Over the weekend of 25-26 February 2017, tens of thousands were thrilled by flying displays hosted at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea on the eightieth anniversary of the founding of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The RNZAF opened the Air Tattoo...

Discussion paper

27 Mar 2017

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and engagement of accredited interpreters....

Conference paper

8 Nov 2016

Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our situation. Yet much of...

Research report

26 Mar 2017

The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program will provide leading-edge, coordinated national research and intelligence on illicit drugs and licit drugs that can be abused, with a specific focus on methylamphetamine and 12 other substances.

Wastewater analysis is widely applied internationally as a tool to...

Audio

25 Mar 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

The service would help businesses retain a greater control over their social media presence, and give them more access to users' habits.

It's been a free platform for eleven years,...

Journal article

23 Mar 2017

Given widespread labor market precarity, contemporary workers - especially those in the media and creative industries - are increasingly called upon to brand themselves. Academics, we contend, are experiencing a parallel pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu,...

Commentary

Article

24 Mar 2017

Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone –...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an...

Guide

31 Aug 2014

This guide aims to provide easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice. The guide is split into three parts: Part 1 outlines how you can generate evidence that is relevant, robust and persuasive to...

Guide

31 Oct 2013

The Bond Evidence Principles and checklist are for assessing and improving the quality of evidence in evaluation reports, research reports and case studies.

Guide

27 Apr 2011

The Magenta Book is guidance on what to think about when designing an evaluation. It explains how results can be interpreted and presented, and what should be considered in this process.

The Magenta Book outlines how thinking about evaluation before and during policy-making can...

Research report

31 May 2006

This document provides guidance on the development, evaluation and implementation of complex interventions to improve health. It updates the advice provided in the 2000 MRC Framework for the Development and Evaluation of RCTs for Complex Interventions to Improve Health, taking account of the valuable experience...

Guide

18 Dec 2012

Quality in policy impact evaluation (QPIE) is a supplement to the Magenta Book and provides a guide to the quality of impact evaluation designs. It has been developed to aid policy makers and analysts understand and make choices about the main impact evaluation designs by...

Research report

30 Jun 2010

Climate change, security, pressures on the supply of energy, food and water, health and migration pose unprecedented and inter-connected challenges to the world. Science and engineering are central to identifying, understanding and addressing these challenges. In fact it is difficult to think of a policy...

Discussion paper

12 Apr 2016

The Alliance for Useful Evidence has joined forces with the Wellcome Trust, the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and the EPPI-Centre at University College London (UCL) to uncover the evidence on what works to enable research use.

This discussion paper gives an introduction to,...

Guide

18 Jan 2016

This practice guide from the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Nesta's Innovation Skills Team, has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work.

Research evidence can help you understand what works, where, why and for whom. It can also tell...

Guide

30 Nov 2012

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. NICE guidance is developed using the expertise of the NHS and the wider healthcare community, including healthcare...

Guide

1 Feb 2013

Assessing the strength of evidence is a challenging task, and requires the application of technical knowledge and individual judgement. This How to Note aims to help staff use evidence more judiciously for the benefit of designing and implementing effective policy and programmes.

Article

13 Feb 2017

If like us you’re always hunting for useful resources on the effective use of evidence, then have a look at these reference documents. In recent years there has been a welcome increase in the publication of this guidance material and, as we receive loads of...

Research report

1 Jan 2017

The seriousness of climate change is highlighted by scientific (IPCC, 2014), economic (Stern, 2009) and political (Gore, 2006) evidence. This has led to an increasing concern about carbon emissions which contribute to the climate change problem, and the need to price carbon pollution to minimise...

Conference paper

12 Jul 2010

Purpose: This study explores how disclosure is used by key bodies in the Australian mining industry as a means to respond to the climate change and ensure their social licence to operate.

Design/methodology/approach: The study utilises the legitimacy theory framework and uses a multi-case...

Research report

31 Dec 2009

The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable....

Conference paper

7 Feb 2010

This paper draws upon findings from a 3 year creative industries study- 'Creative Tropical City'- to examine the enabling role played by the natural environment in terms of local creativity.

Conference paper

2 Dec 2012

There is increasing recognition that traditional schooling models are failing many students throughout the world. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Innovative Leaning Environment (ILE) project involving 26 countries is highlighting transformative educational models through its research and case studies. The ILE research...

Discussion paper

23 Mar 2017

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for public submissions on a new plan to strengthen power system security.

This directions paper recommends mechanisms to facilitate the ability of the power system to accommodate new technologies.

The transition to a lower emissions...

Research report

22 Mar 2017

In this audit, we assessed whether DELWP, and councils in their roles as planning and responsible authorities, are managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Act and the desired outcomes of state planning policies.

We also examined:

•...

Research report

1 Jun 2013

This report provides insights into the current practices of multicultural education and the opinions and understandings of New South Wales (NSW) public school teachers around increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in schools and the broader Australian community. The report is the outcome of the first...

Research report

1 Jun 2014

Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education Project Report Number 2: Perspectives on Multiculturalism is the second report of Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education (RMRME), an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project between the University of Western Sydney (UWS), the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) and...

Research report

1 Aug 2014

Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education Project Report Number 3: Knowledge Translation and Action Research is the outcome of the final stage of Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education (RMRME), an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project between the University of Western Sydney (UWS), the NSW Department of...

Journal article

15 Aug 2016

Traditional assessment of ways in which open access initiatives and institutional repositories have provided a return on investment normally use pragmatic measures such as download counts and citation benefits. This pragmatic approach misses out on the powerful altruistic impact of improving access to international and/or...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

This report looks at the ‘new economy,’ (peer-to-peer markets) - specifically, ride-sharing services, and outlines options for regulation and taxi industry compensation.

Findings:

Ridesharing services are operating without licences and without being subject to regulation in Victoria.

Ride sourcing services can be...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Australia’s retirement income system has long implicitly taken it for granted that the vast majority of retired people will have very low housing costs – in turn reflecting a presumption that most of them will own their own homes, and will have fully paid down...

Briefing paper

23 Mar 2017

Government and business leaders have proposed a range of possible “transition” mechanisms to ease the economic hardship, and defuse political anger, following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for work on Sundays and public holidays in the retail and hospitality industries. This...

Research report

15 Dec 2016

The Women for Media Report 2016 is an extensive analysis of the gender balance of sources and experts quoted in the Australian print media over a three-week period, from 1 February 2016 to 21 February 2016. The ‘opinion’ sections of the same publications were analysed...

Research report

24 Nov 2014

The following report details the key findings from an analysis of Australian daily metropolitan newspapers published during the period 5 May to 11 May 2013.

The report has been developed at the request of The Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) and seeks to present...

Research report

1 Mar 2012

The following media analysis presents a snapshot of female representation in the Australian media. It has been prepared by The Media Research Group, at the request of The Women’s Leadership Institute Australia.

The intention of the research is to quantify the level of female...

Research report

17 Mar 2017

This report has been prepapred by the University of Melbourne Graduate School Of Education.

The report presents the findings of research on international approaches to measuring teacher effectiveness and their applicability to Australia. Measures of teacher effectiveness are vital for understanding what impact teachers...

Interview

23 Mar 2017

ABC TV interviewed Carrie Hamilton, from the Housing Action Network in Sydney, about the model. Carrie is one of the authors of the AHURI research, Enhancing affordable rental housing investment via an intermediary and guarantee , that developed the bond aggregator model from established Swiss...

Research report

21 Mar 2017

Some human rights obligations are absolute under international law. However, in relation to most human rights, prescribed limitations on the enjoyment of a right may be justified under international law if certain requirements are met. Accordingly, a focus of the committee's reports is to determine...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

This research shows Australian business owners are embracing access to fast broadband and cloud applications to help them save time and achieve a better work-life balance.

It reveals that although four in five (80%) Australian business owners agree work-life balance was the key motivation...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) groups, so as to identify priority areas to address disadvantage, improve coordination with state governments,...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives.

Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Australia’s peak gas industry bodies have released their vision for the future of gas in the Australian community.

Gas is essential to our economy and modern lifestyles. In the future, gas will continue to be essential as Australia makes the transformation to a cleaner...

Strategy

20 Dec 2016

On 20 December 2016, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) announced a program of research to improve the evidence base for stopping men’s violence against women and holding perpetrators to account. ANROWS is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments under the...

Blog post

14 Dec 2016

There remains something of a disconnect between how research librarians themselves see their role and its responsibilities and how these are viewed by their faculty colleagues. Jeannette Ekstrøm, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov imagine how the research librarian of the future might work,...

Research report

1 Jun 2016

A major mental illness will be experienced by almost half of the Australian population during their lifetime (ABS 2007).The Stories of Recovery project aimed to uncover less dominant stories to learn more about what works in the service system and wider community to support people...

Commentary

Article

21 Mar 2017

LAST week was not a great one for nativist populism. Coming off the high of Brexit and Trump, fellow travellers across the globe have been angling for their own successes, but these are proving elusive. In two distinct disappointments, Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom, or...

Commentary

21 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA’s shocking homelessness statistics – one in every 200 people homeless at any one time, and a staggering one in eight without a home at some point in their lives – are a reminder that the homeless are not just the people we see on...

Fact sheet

15 Jan 2003

The Partnership Against Homelessness was a network of NSW Government agencies which aims to improve services for homeless men and women. The Partnership oversaw a rolling program of reforms to existing services and introduced new projects to increase access to crisis, temporary and long-term accommodation....

Other text

15 Jun 2006

Over the last five years claims of housing discrimination by Aboriginal tenants have taken up major resources for the Equal Opportunity Commission. As a result the EOC set up a two year Inquiry examining less favourable outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Inquiry found there...

Submission

15 Sep 2006

HomelessnessNSW.ACT, the NSW Women’s Refuge Movement, the Youth Accommodation Association and the NSW Council of Social Service commend the Iemma Government in developing a State Plan to guide the growth of NSW over the next 10 years.

As part of this State Plan, we...

Fact sheet

15 Jan 2006

Concepts of home and homelessness may vary across different communities in Australia. Homelessness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities cannot be understood without reference to the legacy of colonisation and dispossession. A history of physical and cultural displacement places many Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2000

The profile of the Australian population is ageing. That is to say, the proportion of the population aged 65 years and over is rising and is projected to rise further over the next fifty years. Demographers say the group aged 65+ is likely to increase...

Conference paper

15 Jun 2001

This paper was presented at the 4th Doing Business with Aboriginal Communities Conference held in Alice Springs in February 1998. Conference presentations covered a great deal of material on Indigenous, governmental and industry perspectives on doing business with Aboriginal communities. These included a number of...

Presentation

12 Aug 2006

• In August 2003, the Treasurer asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a public inquiry into the affordability of housing for first home buyers.

• The backdrop: – since 1996, house prices had more than doubled; 80% up in real terms (half of which...

Journal article

2 Dec 2003

Introduction: Development of sustainable multidisciplinary services in north-west Queensland, Australia, is challenged by large distances, culturally diverse communities, a prolonged wet season, a history of poor retention of allied health professionals (AHPs), and high prevalence of chronic disease. In 2001, the Northern Queensland Rural...

Discussion paper

Strengthening Australia’s national integrity system: priorities for reform - discussion paper #1
17 Mar 2017

This major paper, canvassing key issues for the design of a federal anti-corruption commission, has been released at National Integrity 2017, as part of a new assessment of Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption.

Professor A J Brown, leader of the Australian Research...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over...

Research report

30 Sep 2014

Executive Summary

This study develops a measurement tool to assess the economic health, human capital, social well-being and liveability of regional locations. The study is guided by developments in the professional literature related to measuring these four dimensions. Information was compiled from existing...

Research report

30 Oct 2014

Executive Summary

This study develops a Regional Resilience Monitor (RRM) which will enable the measurement of changes over time in a number of key dimensions for the well-being of regional Australia. Resilience is defined as the capacity of a local community to respond...

Research report

30 Apr 2015

This executive summary integrates findings from two reports:

- Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor

- The Development of the Gippsland Economic Modelling Tool

As an initiative of the Latrobe Valley Industry and Employment Roadmap, the reports’ findings focus on three Gippsland local...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Background:

The quality of caregiving in mothers with substance abuse problems appears to be compromised. However, divergent findings, methodological variability, and sample characteristics point to the need for research synthesis.

Methods:

A comprehensive systematic search was undertaken. Studies were eligible...

Research report

21 Mar 2017

While the goal of the Paris Agreement is clear, how different countries might contribute to its achievement in the medium term, and the associated economic implications, are much less so. Scenario planning can play a key role. Vivid Economics was commissioned by GLOBE-NZ – a...

Research report

21 Mar 2017

Overview

This yearbook looks at those areas around the world where terrorism and counterterrorism (CT) are in greatest focus. Each chapter examines CT developments in 2016, including the terrorist threat being faced and how governments and others have approached CT through both policy...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Abstract

In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching changes to welfare administration, employment programmes and policing....

Essay

17 Mar 2017

The 2017 Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration by Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO was a landmark and timely address on Australia's place in the world.

Offering a unique perspective as a diplomat, academic and Australia's first Ambassador to the People's Republic of China - appointed...

Audio

19 Mar 2017

An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools. Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong?

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Abstract

In 2015, the Australian government passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act, which requires ISPs to collect metadata about their users and store this metadata for two years. From its conception, Australia’s data retention scheme has been controversial. In...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

Overview

A key element of Australia’s debate on national security issues has been a notion of forced choice between an old ally and a new major trading partner. This is particularly so when strategic choices might produce economic disadvantage.

The dominant characters...

Research report

21 Mar 2017

This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions. This identified four international standards that represent best practice...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

Summary

There exists a strong and growing body of scientific research evidence that supports the belief that to achieve the targets set by the Paris climate change conference, greenhouse gas must be actively removed from the atmosphere and stored. Carbon capture and storage...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

Senior police, prison officers and lawyers are standing side-by-side with drug users calling for law reform, to bring an end to killing and criminalising young Australians.

Drug-related deaths, diseases, injuries, crimes and social costs continue to rise despite more than 80,000 consumer arrests in...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

It is a truism that taxpayers’ money should not be used for personal gain. This should be ingrained into every person employed on the public purse, but as this, and so many other Ombudsman investigations in past years illustrate, it is not always the case....

Research report

1 Mar 2017

This report states that, in the third year of the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan, 17 of the 24 actions have been completed while seven more have been progressed.

Key achievements in 2015–16

Goal 1: Attract renewable energy investment

The...

Blog post

20 Mar 2017

Weekend reports suggest that an exchange of land tax for stamp duty might be, at last, under genuine government consideration. The potential significance of such a change – one we’ve previously backed – is hard to overstate. Cited in the Sydney Morning Herald, Grattan Institute...

Research report

19 Mar 2017

Overview

Construction of Hong Kong’s metro railway was funded solely from the sale of development rights around stations. Close to one third of London’s CrossRail is being funded by levies on nearby businesses. ‘Value capture’ is back in fashion, and the calls are...

Policy

28 Feb 2017

Preamble

As society becomes increasingly diverse and complex, communities around the globe are exploring new ways to promote cultural and social cohesion.

Australian multiculturalism has a successful record, yet as global migration continues to generate increased cultural diversity, new tensions that have...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

This project measured the extent and variation of racist attitudes and experiences in Australia. It examines Australians attitudes to cultural diversity, discomfort/intolerance of specific groups, ideology of nation, perceptions of Anglo-Celtic cultural privilege, and belief in racialism, racial separatism and racial hierarchy. The project also...

Research report

7 Apr 2016

The New Zealand Drug Harm Index 2016 estimates the social cost of drug-related harms and intervention costs in 2014/15 as NZ$1.8 billion.

The total cost of illicit drug use has been considered as having three components.

The cost of personal harm, that is,...

Commentary

Article

20 Mar 2017

In Australia, most common strategies for countering “us and them” sentiments consist of public statements defending “multiculturalism” and immigration. But these strategies reinforce the conflation of multicultural policy and cultural diversity. This leaves little room to challenge the assumptions of multiculturalism without being seen as...

Commentary

Article

22 Mar 2017

The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...

Commentary

Article

20 Mar 2017

If I ask you to picture an economist, what’s the first image that comes to your mind? I’m guessing it’s a man, probably with grey hair, a suit and a certain air of authority. And that’s not surprising: that is pretty much the public face...

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

The British preference of Australian immigration policy was challenged by the demands of a rapidly expanding post-war programme overseen by the newly established Department of Immigration. An essential function of the department was the screening of prospective migrants against criteria shaped by national population policy...

Audio podcast

5 Mar 2017

Trimming the Fat from 24 Hour News

Decode the News is a podcast thats focused on breaking down the week's major news stories on a critical level, and giving you cutting edge sociological tools to better help you critically consume the media.

This...

Video

20 Mar 2017

This episode of Q&A Extra continues the discussion on fake news.

Blog post

11 Mar 2017

Fake News has upset a lot of people and caused real damage but it’s been good news for journalism analysts like me. I’ve never had more interest in a media issue than this. I’ve never been busier talking and researching a topic and its consequences....

Video

10 Mar 2017

This panel discussion brings together journalists, news editors and academics to explore what matters to children when they consume news.

Commentary

19 Mar 2017

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests.

One basic truth is stark enough as newsrooms around Britain – and around the world – contract or...

Article

17 Mar 2017

Much of the Guardian's Changing Media Summit was focused on restoring trust; from fake news to viewability and ad fraud.

But there was still time set aside for looking forward at some of the opportunities and challenges that will face media over the next...

Discussion paper

20 Mar 2017

Despite most Australians living in cities, there is considerably less attention on food within city planning domains, a loose integration of food issues in policy (despite national commitments to international agreements), and a substantial degree of incoherence on food-related initiatives in cities. As a result,...

Research report

17 Mar 2017

The inaugural Australia–US Cyber Security Dialogue held in Washington DC in September 2016 examined cybersecurity issues and how best to manage them in a cooperative manner.

The dialogue was facilitated by ASPI and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The robust...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

Executive summary and recommendations

The Trump administration looks to be adopting a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Confrontational on China: Trump and his advisers have outlined a hard line towards China on most bilateral issues, and view...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

Summary

This is the second report on oral health services funded by the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program and the Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment Oral Health Program (NTRAI OHP). It covers the period from July 2012 to December...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

Summary

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory. The Australian Government funded these programs and the Northern Territory Government delivered them.

Service delivery...

Working paper

20 Mar 2017

This paper uses detailed information about household supermarket purchases from the Australian Nielsen Homescan Survey to estimate price elasticities of demand for a range of food categories. An instrumental variable strategy is employed to address endogeneity issues. The estimates obtained from our analysis are used...

Guide

7 Mar 2017

This quick guide provides an overview of Kosher food certification in Australia. It complements the quick guide on Halal certification.

Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten....

Strategy

17 Mar 2017

Foreword

Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world.

We are as old as our First Australians, the oldest continuing human culture on earth, who have cared for this country for more than 50,000 years.

And we are as...

Article

18 Mar 2017

Tasmania’s child and family centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) for children and families living in amongst the most disadvantaged communities in Australia. This study investigated the impact of Centres on parents’ use and experiences of ECS using a...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

All Change lays bare the staggering amount of change in key UK government policies over the last five decades.

The report examines three policy areas which have experienced near-constant upheaval: further education, regional governance and industrial policy. For example, the last 30 years...

Research report

10 Mar 2017

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 rate). The...

Commentary

Article

15 Feb 2017

Around 600 pilot whales recently became stranded on a New Zealand beach, around 400 of which died before volunteers could refloat them back into the sea. Sadly, this kind of mass whale stranding has occurred since human records began, and happens somewhere in the world...

Thesis

16 Oct 2015

Cycling is seen today as a panacea for many problems facing cities in Australia and the rest of the developed world, including issues of increasing traffic congestion, increasing rates of obesity and volatile oil prices. As a result, governments are increasingly looking to encourage the...

Research report

7 Feb 2017

Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to this report.

The report finds that not-for-profit community-based vocational education and training (VET) providers play a disproportionately large role in rural...

Strategy

8 Mar 2017

The Australian Government is undertaking a Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) to deliver and manage income support payments (ISPs), with the aim of reducing levels of community harm related to alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling.

In the CDCT, a proportion of an individual’s...

Evaluation

14 Mar 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is conducting a 12-month trial of a Cashless...

Audio

16 Mar 2017

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says a plan to expand the Snowy Hydro scheme to include modern pumped hydro technology will continue the tradition of courage and vision of those who built the original project four decades ago.

But the Federal Opposition says all...

Journal article

29 Nov 2016

Ecological literacy is founded upon knowledge and understanding about how the ecological systems of the Earth function and support life. A widespread concern that levels of ecological literacy within many contemporary human communities are inadequate to enable effective decision-making about sustainable ways of living led...

Journal article

15 Nov 2014

Abstract

Purpose – This Editorial Viewpoint explores what changes are taking place in manufacturing technology management with the aim of identifying future challenges that should be represented in the scope of JMTM.

Design/methodology/approach – The viewpoints use an analysis of relevant articles...

Journal article

3 Mar 2016

Knowledge and understanding about how the Earth functions and supports life create the foundation for ecological literacy. Industrialisation, urbanisation and population growth have resulted in changed relationships between many human communities and the natural world. A potential consequence is a compromised capability to make well-informed...

Journal article

22 Jul 2013

This paper investigates the environmental sustainability and competitiveness perceptions of small farmers in a region in northern Brazil. The main data collection instruments included a survey questionnaire and an analysis of the region’s strategic plan. In total, ninety-nine goat and sheep breeding farmers were surveyed....

Audio interview

17 Mar 2017

Over the past decade, one of the most difficult and fractured policy areas has been climate change, energy security and power prices. Just before the 2007 election, former Liberal Prime John Howard belatedly embraced a price on carbon and emissions trading and in 2009 Malcolm...

Journal article

31 Oct 2013

Audience interaction with art works, especially in public environments, encourages, is even premised upon, an apprehension of the work where agency is (at least) two-fold and two-way. Interactivity proposes an engagement with a situation that is disruptive of the art work and the relations around...

Journal article

14 Jan 2014

Youth with complex communication needs (CCN) face increased barriers to their social participation due to limited communication abilities and opportunities. Youth today use the internet as a social tool and youth with CCN may also benefit from internet use to increase their social participation. Five...

Journal article

3 Apr 2014

We start from the premise that the active involvement of media audiences is a powerful tool for enhancing their experience. Therefore, it is plausible to think that it also has the potential to enhance their engagement with content, brand and creators. We argue here for...

Journal article

30 Aug 2012

In its requirement for both an author and reader art can be considered a participatory activity. Expanded concepts of agency, such as in actor-network-theory (Latour 2005), question what or who can be an active participant, allowing us to revisit the debate on authorship from a...

Journal article

31 Aug 2011

An interesting perspective about cyborg-like technology, such as brain implants and augmented reality spectacles. It may seem like science fiction, but these are technologies that are closer than you imagine. This paper addresses the implications of implantable brain technologies and offers insights into how information...

Journal article

15 Feb 2014

Today's graduates need the skills to enable them to 'persevere in the face of complexity and unresolvability' (McWilliam and Haukka 2008: 660), and to respond creatively in work environments that are increasingly dependent on digital technologies (Cunningham 2006). However, although many higher education institutions (HEIs)...

Journal article

1 Jan 2010

This paper will describe an overview of the various activities in the UK that directly or indirectly engage with the archiving, curation, exhibition and distribution of digital literature and poetry. Whilst UK publishers are requested to lodge a copy of the books they publish with...

Journal article

19 Mar 2013

In such 3D virtual environments (3DVEs) as Second Life, one can ‘be’ re-created as avatar in whatever form one wants to be, facilitated by extensive beauty and cosmetic industries to help the residents of this world achieve a particular kind of glamorous image – limited...

Journal article

20 Jan 2017

Buildings are major contributors to global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. There has been increasing effort and attention from industry and academia towards improving the energy efficiency of buildings and lowering the carbon footprint of this sector in the context of urban development. However,...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

This report considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand.

The key vehicle registration issues identified revolve around vehicle standards, compliance...

Journal article

10 Mar 2017

Abstract

The jihadi threat within Australia has transformed. Terror plots have become more frequent, with up to 16 occurring since September 2014, but have also become less ambitious. Australian jihadism has evolved since the 1990s following international developments, most recently the Syrian civil...

Journal article

4 Jun 2013

It is now widely accepted that the transmission of disciplinary knowledge is insufficient to prepare students leaving higher education for the workplace. Authentic learning has been suggested as a way to bring the necessary complexity into learning to deal with challenges in professional practice after...

Journal article

31 May 2016

Office buildings constitute a significant proportion of the non-residential building stock. In recent years, various rating tools have been developed to foster green office building development. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has developed the Green Star - Office rating tools for this purpose....

Journal article

10 Jan 2017

Inherently conducting polymers (ICPs) combine the electrical properties of metals and semiconductors with a polymer’s ability to flex and/or stretch. In general, polymers are relatively simple to synthesise, however, ICPs themselves have had limited uptake in consumer devices. This lack of uptake is in part...

Journal article

31 May 2015

The purpose of this paper is to explore the barriers preventing investment in the re-use of low-grade multi-storey building stock in order to identify attributes that determine whether an existing building is suitable for retrofitting.

Commentary

25 Jan 2017

Alternatives to cash are a relatively recent development in Asia Pacific. The most common are credit cards or debit cards, both of which have been subject to fraud. Electronic payments can now replace cash for most transactions and it is this move to e-wallets that...

Journal article

23 Dec 2015

With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment. Over recent decades, much effort, both in research...

Journal article

31 Jan 2013

It is well recognized that the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. This research investigates achieving carbon neutrality in commercial developments. A case study approach was adopted to gain an in-depth analysis of the first commercial building claimed...

Audio interview

22 Feb 2017

Following on from the first Cityscapes conversation earlier in the month, Tim Williams from the Committee for Sydney speaks to Julie Wagner, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Julie...

Commentary

Article

17 Mar 2017

Sally McManus, the new secretary of the ACTU, has copped a caning for asserting on ABC TV’s 7.30 that it is legitimate to break the law in some circumstances. The example she gave was of trade unionists laying down tools at an unsafe worksite, and...

Audio

17 Mar 2017

An increase in Australian investors wanting their retirement funds to go into the stocks of ethical companies means change is afoot within the nation's finance industry.

The latest move has come from AMP Capital, which has announced it's banning investment in companies that manufacture...

Research report

31 Jan 2017

Innovation and Science Australia has released the Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System 2016.

The review examines the system's strengths and weaknesses and establishes a performance scorecard for tracking progress into the future.

Whilst Australia enjoys an enviable level...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

During 2015–16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were seven times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received child protection services.

This...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

Executive Summary

It’s cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a new cost-benefit analysis has found.

The analysis found governments and society benefit more than they spend by providing last resort housing to homeless...

Journal article

15 Jun 2015

Private Rental Brokerage Programs (PRBPs) are a seemingly well-used and reasonably well-known housing assistance measure in the housing and homelessness sectors. The existence of such programs - which pull together a range of key financial and non-financial supports for eligible private renters to assist them...

Research report

14 Dec 2011

Figures and statistics on migration from the Netherlands to Australia prove the existence of a large community with Dutch heritage currently living in Australia. Who and where they are however, is a lot more difficult to determine.

In general, the Dutch have shown an...

Journal article

15 Oct 2014

With policy directions firmly moving towards net zero energy homes, what do we know about the perceptions and experiences of households who already live in homes at or near that standard? The research sets out to determine whether householders believe these buildings are thermally comfortable,...

Conference paper

1 Mar 2017

Since 2010/2011 changes to the national construction code require newly constructed houses to perform at a minimum Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy rating of 6 stars (or BASIX equivalent in NSW), which determines the predicted thermal energy a house requires to maintain thermal...

Conference paper

15 Jun 2016

Deploying standalone solar air-conditioning systems in residential buildings forms a radical demand-side energy management solution for eliminating the peak electricity demand from residential air-conditioning. For existing grids to meet this demand a correspondingly major investment is required to extend the capacity of the infrastructure. For...

Commentary

Article

16 Mar 2017

Recent commentary on the rules governing politicians’ declaration of financial interests has highlighted the ease with which they are circumvented and the laxity with which they are enforced.

Senator Cory Bernardi was recently caught up in a dispute over whether he had correctly disclosed...

Discussion paper

16 Mar 2017

Today the Productivity Commission released an issues paper posing the questions the Commission will seek to ask and answer in their National Water Reform Inquiry.

Water reform has supported growth in agriculture and other industries, returned much needed water to the environment, created markets...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

In this article, a team from the University of Minnesota presents the findings of their recent study of first-year students’ use of academic library resources and their learning outcomes. By examining student-reported feedback about library use (checking out books, using electronic resources, engaging in reference...

Audio

12 Feb 2017

This investigative radio documentary asks what is being done to clean up New Zealand's lakes and rivers and it is being done fast enough?

Water quality is tipped to become a big issue in the lead up to this year's general election.

Those...

Essay

23 Feb 2017

Access means access. Whenever access to documents is impeded, the quality of human communication suffers. Impeding access can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from limiting who can work with documents, to delaying when such work can take place.

Financial barriers and embargoes,...

Research report

18 Jul 2016

As urbanisation continues at an unprecedented rate across APEC, effective and sustainable urban infrastructure policy, planning and implementation stand as a key priority and major development challenge for national and sub-national policy makers.

In its report to APEC Leaders in 2014, the APEC...

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

There is often a disconnection between the creation of evidence and its use in policy and practice. Cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary partnership research, founded on shared governance and coproduction, is considered to be one of the most effective means of overcoming this research–policy–practice disconnect.

Similar to...

Article

14 Mar 2017

The challenge of what to do about fake news reveals a paucity of policy and regulatory smarts across the wider digital economy.

The widespread debate about fake news and what to do about it exposes a large gap in Australia’s regulatory and policy machinery,...

Blog post

12 Mar 2017

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web...

Commentary

Article

14 Mar 2017

The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust. Not the trust in the single newspiece or the single publication, but the entire idea of editorially controlled news...

Research report

7 Mar 2017

From East to West, the economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are not taking full advantage of the internet to foster economic growth and job creation. The residents of Central Asia and the South Caucasus pay some of the highest prices in the world...

Data portal

21 Feb 2017

The AODN Portal provides access to all available Australian marine and climate science data and provides the primary access to Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) data including access to the IMOS metadata.

IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by Australian Government....

Research report

15 Mar 2017

This report identifies four specific action areas for closing the digital gender gap:

​​Compile detailed evidence : collect, analyze and track sex-disaggregated data to inform policy, particularly at a national and sub-national level, through a greater understanding of the issue.

Integrate...

Website

16 Mar 2017

This Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status provides information about: 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.

Journal article

11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental task. It depends on companies entering...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2016

Over the past two decades, open access advocates have made significant gains in securing public access to the formal outputs of scholarly communication (e.g. peer reviewed journal articles) – through a combination of public policy-making, funder mandates and changing the norms and practices of researchers...

Research report

15 Feb 2017

Some previous approaches to family violence offenders have assumed that these offenders exclusively commit violent offences against partners or family members and do not commit other types of crime. This is known as ‘specialisation’ in offending. A substantial amount of research has been conducted examining...

Strategy

14 Mar 2017

The national energy market is failing South Australia and the nation. Our country, with its abundance of solar, wind and gas resources, is now facing an energy crisis. We also have a system that puts profits before people.

While coal-fired power stations across Australia...

Statistics

2 Feb 2017

Summary:

The proportion of Australian children enrolled in government schools increased slightly in 2016, continuing the shift starting in 2015 towards government schooling, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

An ABS spokesperson, Michelle Marquardt said that...

Research report

15 Mar 2017

ACARA has released its fifth National Assessment Program (NAP) – Science Literacy report. The report shows Australian Year 6 students’ science literacy levels have remained static.

Data from the NAP – science literacy assessments, held in late 2015, reveal little change in national performance...

Article

30 Jun 2008

The analysis will also provide a view of how Western Australians have moved within WA to capitalise on employment opportunities or lifestyle changes. The demographic analysis will include regional movements, occupation and industry characteristics of employed movers, as well as post-school qualifications of movers.

Commentary

15 Mar 2017

The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is perhaps the most visible outcome of the lack of affordable housing options....

Research report

15 Jan 2006

Tourism generates jobs and wealth for Western Australians. In 2005, over 6.5 million people visited the State generating approximately $4billion in income. Direct and indirect tourism employment is estimated at 72,000 people - approximately 7.7 percent of the Western Australian workforce. Tourism is particularly important...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.

Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and housing supply to...

Conference paper

15 Apr 2002

Women-headed households make up over 70 per cent of the world’s homeless (Mulherin, 1996). Homelessness is not, however, unique to societies with third world economies. It is increasingly a phenomenon experienced by women in societies with advanced capitalist economies. It is estimated that in Victoria...

Working paper

15 Sep 2008

There are numerous mines that are either planned or are under construction throughout Australia in what have, until now, been regions dominated by broadacre agriculture. While these mining ventures bring new jobs, infrastructure, people and opportunities to their host community, it is usually the case...

Research report

12 Feb 2017

The Ministry of Business Information and Employment (MBIE) is currently consulting on the regulations and the earthquake prone building (EPB) identification methodology required under the Building (Earthquake-Prone Building) Act 2016.

The purpose of this document is to set the Society's views on the most...

Commentary

Article

13 Mar 2017

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel of 1886, tells the story of the seemingly virtuous Dr. Henry Jekyll who drinks a serum that transforms him into Mr. Edward Hyde so he is free to indulge his...

Discussion paper

14 Mar 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s...

Journal article

1 Jan 2017

Multi-Disciplinary teams (MDTs) have often been presented as the key to dealing with a number of intractable problems associated with responding to allegations of physical and sexual child abuse. While these approaches have proliferated internationally, researchers have complained of the lack of a specific evidence...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

In the words of one former participant, the Kimberley Girl program has become a “rite of passage” for young Aboriginal women in the region. Produced by Goolarri Media Enterprises, and now entering its fourteenth year, Kimberley Girl continues to change lives for the better. Like...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

Competition in electricity retailing hasn’t delivered what was promised: lower prices for consumers. The failure is worst in Victoria, the state with the most retailers and the longest experience of deregulation. Profit margins appear to be higher than in other retail sectors – and more...

Strategy

11 Mar 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the...

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

A significant challenge in research translation is that interested parties interpret and apply the associated terms and conceptual frameworks in different ways.

The purpose of this review was to: a) examine different research translation frameworks; b) examine the similarities and differences between the frameworks;...

Research report

13 Mar 2017

On 12 January 2017, the Privacy Commissioner issued an interim report regarding a forensic audit of the mobile telephones of certain Victorian politicians and public servants being undertaken at the request or direction of the Premier of Victoria. The audit was in response to the...

Research report

14 Feb 2017

Data analysis indicates distance is a predictor of students’ intentions to attend university, net of selected demographic and socio-economic variables. This report applies statistical modelling and geo-mapping to existing data, contributing to current literature as well as indicating an ongoing advancement from discrete categorisation to...

Research report

28 Feb 2017

Executive Summary

This research study examines regional student participation and migration by use of novel data sources and analytic techniques. The data and techniques utilised within the study provide insights that are relevant to contemporary higher education policy challenges and reform processes....

Research report

8 Mar 2017

Equity groups have increasing access to higher education enrolment, but factors including health, finance and disposition towards study can contribute to the decision of disadvantaged students to drop out of university study. This study looked at the determinants of student satisfaction and academic outcomes at...

Research report

13 Mar 2017

This report has been built upon many months of research and analysis into the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand.

Our aim is to provide everyone in New Zealand society with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the critical role this sector plays in our...

Research report

18 May 2016

This report, Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand, takes an in-depth look into climate change mitigation options for New Zealand. It finds that many mitigation options are already well-understood and achievable. Achieving a low-carbon economy for New Zealand involves taking low-risk climate mitigation...

Research report

10 Mar 2017

A projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation (GPG) impacting New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia from the summer of 2018-19, according to information provided in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities...

Research report

15 Mar 2011

This report, written by Albert Palazzo, an Australian Army official, details Australia’s participation in the Iraq War. Once classified 'secret,' the report was released with 500 redactions and referred to by the Army as an 'unofficial history that reflects the author’s own views.'

Survey

12 Oct 2015

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Survey

30 Jun 2015

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Journal article

1 Oct 2015

Enterprises are now seeking to cater the needs of their business change to improve business agility and to increase information technology flexibility. They have transformed with the initiative of implementing service orientation from their existing information technology infrastructure to a managed services environment. This requires...

Survey

11 Sep 2013

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Survey

16 Jul 2012

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Journal article

25 Sep 2014

Effective Information Quality Management (IQM) is still relatively poorly understood. As such, there is a gap in the literature regarding Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for IQM. This article presents 11 CSFs for effective IQM as identified through seven case studies and one ethnographic study. The...

Survey

29 Apr 2011

Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT...

Journal article

15 Jan 2016

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the property investment decision-making process of Australian unlisted property funds.

Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on previous research into property investment decision making by Australian REITs, a normative model of the unlisted property fund investment decision-making...

Journal article

8 Sep 2015

Following over a century of development, Australian common law concerning the comparable sales method of valuation for land and property, within the context of compulsory acquisition and rating statutes, had evolved to provide a focus on individual elements within the method but did not provide...

Journal article

15 Jan 2016

Transformations associated with the increasing speed, scale, and complexity of mobilities, together with the information technology revolution, have changed the demography of most countries of the world and brought about accompanying social, cultural, and economic shifts (Heugh, 2013). This complex diversity has changed the very...

Journal article

15 Jun 2014

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate property investment decision making by Australian REITs.

Design/methodology/approach – Through an extensive literature review, a normative model of the property investment decision-making process is proposed. Based on semi-structured interviews with senior Australian REIT decision...

Journal article

7 Dec 2016

Understanding and working with the complexity of second language learning and use in an intercultural orientation necessitates a re-examination of the different theories of learning that inform the different schools of second language acquisition (SLA). This re-examination takes place in a context where explicitly conceptualizing...

Commentary

Article

2 Mar 2016

Kristy Hess and Lisa Waller argue that media reform is a chance for Australia to move on from archaic laws drafted “in an analogue world” to create a media monopoly board that is set for the digital era.

Read the full article on The...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016

In the context of reducing household greenhouse gas emissions, in-home energy feedback displays have been trialled as a mechanism to assist households to monitor and change energyuse behaviour. As we move towards technologyrich zero-energy homes, the challenge of managing energy use and electricity generation systems...

Journal article

28 Aug 2015

Since the 1970s translation has been discredited in languages teaching and learning. Nevertheless, it can be seen as a natural phenomenon in many domains of contemporary, globalised life. Furthermore, learners themselves have not ceased to use translation as a strategy in the process of language...

Research report

10 Mar 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s.

The NDIS is currently being rolled out across NSW and Australia, and will be fully operational in NSW by July 2018....

Journal article

1 May 2016

The rating of buildings using thermal models represents a contrasting regulatory approach to prescriptive measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. This paper investigates the relationship between measured household energy use for thermal comfort purposes and the modelled thermal energy calculated under the Nationwide...

Journal article

14 Feb 2014

With globalization and advances in communication technologies, the movement of people and their ideas and knowledge has increased in ways and at a pace that are unprecedented. This movement changes the very nature of multilingualism and of language, culture, and language learning. Languages education, in...

Journal article

1 Dec 2015

This paper investigates the use of actual monitored household energy as an indicator of the thermal efficiency of a dwelling and subsequently rating of the building thermal performance. The paper reviews evaluation methods used internationally for both building thermal efficiency and building energy labelling and...

Research report

15 Sep 2016

Global mobility has dramatically changed the demographic profile of universities in predominantly English-speaking countries. Many international students choose study abroad opportunities in countries such as Australia where there are also many local students with diverse linguistic backgrounds. However, the plurality of languages, cultures and knowledge...

Research report

15 Sep 2016

An increasing number of international students are studying in higher education in English-speaking countries, and many local students come from backgrounds where English is not their primary language. This is significant when we consider that as graduates, these students will be required to live, communicate...

Journal article

9 Jun 2014

In situating the challenges in languages education policy in Australia in current times, I give an account of policy and curriculum development for the learning of languages in school education.

In so doing, I highlight (1) the integral relationship between languages education, literacy and...

Research report

15 Feb 2017

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social exclusion, poor health...

Research report

10 Mar 2017

Zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released — and their exploits are useful in cyber operations — whether by criminals, militaries, or governments — as well as in defensive and academic settings.

This report provides findings...

Research report

1 Jun 2016

Sydney’s Chinatown is currently in transition. Asia-led globalisation in the past few decades has intensified flows of people, commodities and financial resources across the Asia-Pacific region, and this has brought significant challenges and opportunities to Chinatown. Given the major developments at the University of Technology...

Discussion paper

8 Mar 2017

On 1 December 2015, the most significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework in over forty years were introduced. The reforms provided for stronger enforcement of the rules, a better resourced system and clearer rules for foreign investors.

In the year since the reforms...

Audio interview

9 Mar 2017

After twelve years of advocating for climate policy action in Australia, the Climate Institute will close it's doors in June, blaming a lack of funds.

He says that the re-emergence of the ideological divide on climate and energy policy under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

Article

10 Mar 2017

The ABC’s decision this week to reinvigorate regional journalism is a positive step. The challenge now is to embed journalists where they are needed most. This will be no easy feat for city-based ABC managers trying to navigate regional and rural Australia’s changing, uneven and...

Research report

30 Nov 2016

This research report presents findings from Generation X and Generation Y from the Life Patterns project.

The Life Patterns is a two-decade longitudinal project run by the Youth Research Centre. It tracks over time two cohorts of young people (Gen X since 1991 and...

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

There is a growing body of literature about the barriers to, and enablers of, the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Research funders are in a unique position to influence activities aimed at promoting research use.

During the past decade, NSW (New...

Research report

28 Feb 2017

This background paper explains why families in Aotearoa New Zealand need a much more robust system of tax credit supports, as well as higher wages.

New Zealand was once a model for other countries to follow in regard to its egalitarianism. Today, there is...

Journal article

15 Sep 2015

Introduction. This paper investigates the everyday information behaviour of Asian immigrants, including their information needs, information seeking behaviour, information grounds and information sharing, as well as how these relate to their settlement experiences in South Australia.

Method. Using a mixed-methods approach with...

Journal article

1 Jan 2015

Dealing with information in a new land is considered challenging for immigrants. Their adaptation process, including how to seek and share information, usually requires supports from several sources, including various social and community associations. This paper discusses immigrants' information sharing practices within community groups during...

Conference paper

1 Mar 2014

The study reported in this paper is part of an ongoing research project examining Asian immigrants' information behaviour in South Australia. Involving eight Asian participants, the pilot study was conducted from March to April 2013. The study used questionnaires, photovoice, and interviews to collect data...

Commentary

7 Mar 2017

This op-ed article summarises the findings of Environmental Defence Society's recent major report: Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand's environmental law . The report looks at how environmental laws are enforced in New Zealand and assess the effectiveness of the...

Journal article

15 Mar 2014

In July 2010, Coffs Harbour, Australia was announced as one of fourteen National Broadband Network (NBN) second release sites and in February 2013, a number of households and businesses in Coffs Harbour had infrastructure installed to enable them to access the NBN ( www.minister.dbcde.gov.au )....

Journal article

15 Oct 2015

Software engineering has entered into the Internet era where software and applications reflect the nature of the web. This is where web engineering comes in. The process of developing applications to work over the Internet is quite different to developing a normal software application due...

Journal article

8 Apr 2015

International migration is a worldwide phenomenon. However, the process of immigrants' settlement is still considered an under-researched area from an information perspective. Navigating information throughout the settlement process is considered challenging but critical for immigrants. The uptake of information is deemed significant to both the...

Journal article

21 Jan 2012

Purpose - This paper explores the drivers and barriers to seafood consumption in Australia and investigates attitudes toward pre-packaged fresh chilled seafood products.

Design/methodology - A two-stage study of seafood consumption in Australia was conducted comprising ten focus groups across six states (n=60) and...

Article

7 Mar 2017

The ABC will cut 20% of management positions and lose 200 staff by June, in what ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, calls a tough strategy to bring transformational change to the national broadcaster.

The job losses will start immediately in support areas in the...

Research report

7 Mar 2017

Changes are needed to improve transparency and competitiveness in Australia’s cattle and beef markets, with an ACCC study highlighting shortcomings in price reporting, a lack of trust in the carcass grading system, and concerns about anti-competitive conduct affecting competition in cattle and beef sales....

Blog post

8 Mar 2017

This article describes preliminary research into gender and spatial inequality across Metropolitan Melbourne. A key question for city productivity is whether people are able to access job opportunities that match their skills. This research looked broadly at the occupations and income of both men and...

Submission

3 Mar 2017

• The National Electricity Market was established in the context of a national productivity reform agenda aimed at delivering markets that are competitive where possible, and well -regulated where not.

• The NEM was established to introduce competition in the electricity sector and to...

Research report

20 Feb 2017

This document is a service activity report over two years (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016).

It highlights the core service activity, as well as additional immunisation programs undertaken by the RCH Immunisation Service team.

Research report

1 Jan 2009

This study of the perspectives on schooling and education of parents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds is an extension of the Cultural Practices and Learning Project (CPLP) Report for the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training (DET) (Watkins and Noble,...

Video

6 Apr 2016

Examines the changing dynamic and the transformation of “rustbelt” cities, the former industrial centers of the U.S. and Europe, into a “brainbelt” of design and innovation.

Survey

8 Mar 2017

The latest Australian Child Health Poll has revealed a worrying pattern of practice in Australian health care, in which some unvaccinated children are being refused care by health care providers.

The poll found that one in six Australian children who are not up-to-date with...

Research report

8 Mar 2017

Pauline Hanson's February 2017 announcement that One Nation will again campaign for a flat-rate 2 per cent turnover tax takes her back to a policy position she first adopted nearly two decades ago.Initial analysis suggests that a shift from the current taxation mix to a...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2015

This paper discusses the scope for an Innovation Corridor in Western Sydney, a means of gathering, activating, and promoting the diverse set of new opportunities within the region.

As a key regional actor, Western Sydney University will play a major role in driving a...

Research report

23 Feb 2017

Key findings

Digital democracy is a broad concept and not easy to define. The paper provides a granular approach to help encompass its various activities and methods (our ‘typology of digital democracy’). Many initiatives exist simply as an app, or web page, driven...

Guide

8 Feb 2017

This practitioner resource outlines some key considerations for community sector organisations and service providers who are thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families or communities.

This resource outlines some issues and common challenges that require careful thought when...

Website

1 Mar 2017

At UrbanGrowth NSW our ambition is to deliver innovative and productive urban places with world class standards of liveability, resilience, inclusion, affordability and environmental quality. We want to create a legacy of sustainable places for future generations.

Our strategy is founded on the four...

Strategy

15 Dec 2016

This Draft Regional Plan aims to guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions in the Far West over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework...

Discussion paper

7 Mar 2017

This discussion paper provides an overview of the evidence Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its advice to the Special Minister of State on when and where the Government should invest in new container port capacity for the State.

This is not our advice...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.

This research examined...

Research report

1 Feb 2017

This report considers the effectiveness of investment in the NZ tertiary education sector assets to support educational success.

Research report

28 Feb 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Human Services’ and the Department of Social Services’ management of selected fraud prevention and compliance Budget measures. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted...

Audio

7 Mar 2017

Morning Report put together a panel of under 45s to talk about the new policy to increase the age of entitlement for the pension from 65 to 67.

On the panel: Maori political commentator Morgan Godfrey (25), political blogger and director at Piko Consulting...

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

Introduction

Approximately 33% of patients with schizophrenia are treatment-refractory, yet clozapine remains underused, even though it is the most effective treatment. One barrier is routine echocardiography, which in Australia is performed before clozapine initiation, six months afterwards and then annually. Elsewhere, such as...

Research report

2 Feb 2017

Annually produced each year, this report provides a marker of how New Zealand is doing as a nation.

Introduction This is the 10th State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. The report is produced each year...

Research report

7 Mar 2017

Executive summary

The New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027 will set a 10-year strategic direction for the health research system. Its aim is to ensure that investments in health research make the greatest contribution to the lives of New Zealanders – to their...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

Overview

This report is the result of the Ministry of Health's independent review, undertaken by Sapere Research Group, of disability information advisory services (DIAS) and needs assessment service coordination (NASC) functions. The report will help inform the work the Ministry is doing over...

Research report

8 Jun 2016

Introduction The implementation of a national Activity Based Funding (ABF) system is intended to improve public hospital efficiency and the transparency of funding contributions by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments for each Local Hospital Network (LHN) across Australia , and is a key...

Research report

7 Mar 2017

In the past five years (2011–16), environmental policies and management practices in Australia have achieved improvements in the state and trends of parts of the Australian environment. Australia’s built environment, natural and cultural heritage, and marine and Antarctic environments are generally in good condition....

Research report

7 Mar 2017

Victoria’s population is ageing and causing significant growth in demand for retirement housing. At the same time, residents have heightened expectations about the services that will be delivered.

This creates a range of challenges for government and industry, and also prompted significant public interest...

Video

3 Mar 2017

Watch Melissa Bell (Vox) deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture – 'We Broke the News. How do we fix it?'

The lecture saw Bell call for the media to stop ’worshipping objectivity’, admit its problems, and be more frank about its position and purpose....

Submission

28 Feb 2017

We call on the Australian Government to develop and implement a contemporary, independent and high quality foreign policy strategy based on evidence, ethics, social justice, solidarity and strategic partnerships. It must also be free from the corruptive influence of foreign political donations and domestic pressure...

Discussion paper

15 Jan 2017

Iconic heritage buildings play an important role in attracting visitors to tourism destinations with a number of Australia’s visitor precincts home to heritage assets such as The Rocks in Sydney, Salamanca Wharf in Hobart and the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. While heritage assets can...

Research report

8 Feb 2017

Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could...

Research report

23 Feb 2017

This research, published with Transparency International, measures the progress made by five key countries in implementing the G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles.

These principles, adopted by G20 countries in 2015, committed countries to increasing and improving the publication of public information, driving forward open...

Research report

2 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute...

Blog post

7 Mar 2017

The recent inclusion of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) in the draft district pans for metropolitan Sydney marks a turning point in the debates – and hopefully the policies – on the possibility of accessing some of the value generated by property development to generate new affordable...

Guide

3 Mar 2017

Introduction

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except...

Research report

6 Mar 2017

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane airports all received an overall weighted rating of ‘good’ for their quality of service in 2015-16.

Summary This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car...

Research report

6 Mar 2017

Aims: To assess the longer-term effects of the 2014 NSW liquor law reforms on levels of violence in the inner Sydney area.

Method: Interrupted time series models were used to examine the effects of the legislative reforms introduced in January 2014. Police...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

There have been a number of alleged cases of labour exploitation involving temporary migrant workers in Australia since the late 1990s. The Australian construction industry was identified as particularly problematic, with allegations of deception in relation to work contracts, lack of compliance with employment standards,...

Audio podcast

2 Mar 2017

In this episode of the podcast Sub Rosa , Andrew continues a conversation with Levi West about terrorism in Australia.

Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University.

This is the second episode in a two-part series. The first...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the establishment and administration of the Australian Border Force’s framework to ensure the lawful exercise of powers in accordance with applicable legislation.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective,...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

This report was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing a greater knowledge of its cultural infrastructure through a process of classification and mapping of the City’s cultural venues. Its multi-layered database assists with the design of the most appropriate and effective policies...

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

Background

Vaccine hesitancy is a public health concern. The objectives of this article were to describe Australian parents’ attitudes, behaviours and concerns about vaccination, determine the factors associated with vaccination non-compliance, and provide sources of vaccination information for general practitioners (GPs).

...

Presentation

24 Feb 2017

The Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission presented this speech on copyright and fair use to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum.

Introduction

Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s book – What If...

Commentary

Article

3 Mar 2017

IN OCTOBER 1970, a young Laurie Oakes interviewed an old Sir John McEwen, the legendary leader of the Country Party (now the Nationals), long-time deputy and strong right arm of Sir Robert Menzies. One of the things the old warrior had to tell him was...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Foreword

From financial years 2010–11 to 2014–14, Commonwealth entities experienced 9,467 incidents of internal fraud, with losses of over $12.7m.

This study analysed information about the most costly incidents each entity experienced each year and those who perpetrated these. The majority of...

Commentary

6 Mar 2017

Forget what you’ve heard about infrastructure – it might be time to put the politics back in

ELECTION day for Western Australia is just under a week away, and already tens of thousands have turned out for early voting. If the polls are...

Submission

16 Dec 2013

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) supports the position of Universities Australia in relation to the review of the Demand Driven System for funding places at Australasian Universities. DASSH shares the Minister’s expressed concern to expand Australian higher education...

Research report

20 Feb 2017

This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing New Zealand and provides recommendations to help guide the country towards a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. In 2016, the IEA decided to modernise the reviews by shifting their focus to key energy security challenges...

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2017

This paper examines the evidence available from peer-reviewed journal publications regarding the broad array of health concerns associated with unconventional gas mining and whether two Western Australian governmental reports, used to contribute to policy decisions on unconventional gas, adequately and accurately address these health concerns....

Journal article

30 Apr 2015

Background : An examination (audit) of the files of patients who had received any mental health services in the year prior to an alleged offence may inform our understanding of the relationship between mental health and crime. More helpfully, it may provide information to...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Summary The majority of Australians don’t want to change the date of Australia Day, see us become a republic or change the national flag, according to a survey conducted following the recent controversies of Australia Day 2017.

The national poll was conducted in...

Research report

1 Jan 2008

This report considers the relations between ethnicity and the dispositions towards learning necessary for successful participation in the Australian education system. In contrast to common assumptions about the cultural attributes of some ethnic groups, it considers how home and school practices help produce the attributes...

Submission

30 Jun 2014

DASSH broadly endorses the proposed revisions to the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF). The proposed HESF presents a more streamlined, coherent and accessible approach than the existing Framework. The introduction of the Standards for Higher Education, replacing aspects of the current Provider Registration, Provider Category,...

Journal article

9 Mar 2016

Abstract

The aims of the present study were to illustrate and discuss the effects of the non-maintenance of equivalent prices when the comparators of pharmaceuticals listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) on a cost-minimisation basis come off-patent and are subject to statutory...

Submission

27 Feb 2017

ACOSS' submission to the Federal Budget process, outlining their priority recommendations for the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

The Federal Budget is much more than an accounting exercise. It is ultimately about people and our communities, and the priorities and goals we set for our...

Other text

2 Mar 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than eighty other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media...

Chapter

13 Feb 2017

This chapter reports on an inquiry that investigated the current impact and how to increase the impact of an active citizenship education program that contains key elements of education for sustainability: imagining a better future, systemic thinking, critical thinking and reflection, participation in decision-making, and...

Research report

2 Mar 2017

Australia’s economy has enjoyed considerable success in recent decades, reflecting strong macroeconomic policy, structural reform and the long commodity boom. Living standards and well-being are generally high, though challenges remain in gender gaps and in greenhouse-gas emissions, and further challenges arise from population ageing.

Research report

24 Dec 2015

This report documents the findings of a review into the implementation of the New Zealand governments' social housing reforms. The reviewers were asked to:

Review the Social Housing Reform Programme (SHRP) programme of work to assess whether the processes and decision tools necessary to...

Audio interview

2 Mar 2017

Energy and power prices have dominated the political debate this year. It follows the massive storm and statewide blackout in South Australia last September, which led to the federal government appointing chief scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, to review Australia's energy system. The deadline for final...

Website

25 Jan 2017

Transparency International's latest corruption perceptions index shows more countries declined than improved in this year's results, showing the urgent need for committed action to thwart corruption.

Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year's index fall below the midpoint of our...

Audio

1 Mar 2017

A corruption survey has revealed major concerns within the Australian population about perceived back-room deals between business and government.

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer shows a serious lack of trust in business and political leaders across the country.

And the group's local arm...

Research report

28 Feb 2017

Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions on the planet, and its geopolitical importance is on the rise. While individual states in this part of the world have been strategically significant in the past, Southeast Asia now finds itself thrust into the limelight...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

A new analysis of Agency data shows that sizeable gender pay gaps persist across the workforce, but that improving gender balance in leadership teams measurably improves pay equity in organisations.

Gender Equity Insights 2017: Inside Australia's Gender Pay Gap , the second in...

Research report

2 Mar 2017

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment, such as:

housing assistance (such as rent assistance or social housing) can blunt incentive to work and depress employment rates soaring real house prices have inflated housing wealth levels, especially for older...

Discussion paper

2 Mar 2017

Despite widespread coverage, little is known about the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) or the $1 billion NAIF loan proposal for Adani’s coal rail. Lacking robust governance policies, including some required by its legislation, and poorly resourced, NAIF should reject the immense political pressure to...

Video

7 Feb 2017

How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate emissions from the housing sector? Are Australian houses up to the challenges of rising temperatures and longer and more intense hot spells on a heating planet?

Brendan Condon is Director of The Cape sustainable...

Strategy

24 Jan 2017

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing Victoria. Our Government will maximise the opportunities while minimising the adverse impacts of climate change for our state. We are taking action on climate change and demonstrating our leadership.

Victoria’s Climate Change Framework sets...

Guide

15 Dec 2016

The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes will be amended in March 2017 to introduce the Better Apartments Design Standards. The Better Apartments Design Standards will apply to all apartment developments in Victoria. Apartment developments up to four storeys in a residential zone will...

Literature review

15 Dec 2015

Faced with a rapidly growing population and the ever-increasing strain on land and resources, Australian cities are recognising the need to reduce suburban sprawl and adopt higher density (or ‘compact city’) living arrangements. A key feature of urban consolidation is the development of higher density...

Journal article

30 Jun 2016

‘Constitutional recognition’ has emerged as a dominant language through which Australians now debate what is owed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by the settler state. But what is it? There are different ways of answering that question, depending on the goal. If one’s...

Discussion paper

MSSI issues paper no. 9
1 Mar 2017

This issues paper sets out a research agenda for examining the impacts of the NDIS on Australian cities over the first decade of its full implementation (from 2019 onwards).

Book review

30 Aug 2016

This is an opportunistic and dangerous book, which rides on the back of advocacy by First Nations Peoples (and other Nations) for the return of stolen cultural property and human remains. It is worth taking seriously because it has reached a wide audience, in particular...

Journal article

30 Oct 2016

All peoples around the world have stories that honour the waters that surround coastlines, flow over lands and pool in valleys. Indigenous peoples do too. This Māori prayer above inspires a call for governments to ‘rise up’ to legislate for the values, rights and interests...

Journal article

30 Jan 2017

The history of compensation determinations under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) is not a positive one for native title claimants. In the 19 years from the enactment of the NTA until the 2013 decision De Rose v State of South Australia there had...

Guide

15 Feb 2017

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