April 2017

Journal article

28 Mar 2017

The National Empowerment Project (NEP) is an innovative Aboriginal-led community-based project. Since 2012, it has been working with communities in 11 sites across Australia to develop a culturally appropriate health promotion and primary prevention intervention strategy to reduce the high rates of psychological distress and...

Research report

20 Apr 2017

SA Health has accepted and will implement all of the recommendations contained within the report. A number of recommendations have already been implemented or are underway following the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network’s own investigations and as a result to an audit conducted by the...

Research report

28 Feb 2017

The Social Investment Unit provided the incoming Minister Responsible for Social Investment, Hon Amy Adams, with this Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) in December 2016.

The BIM:

Outlines our work plan for the year Discusses why social investment matters Looks at what...

Presentation

30 Dec 2016

In December 2016 FMA commissioned Colmar Brunton to carry out research among people who are nearing retirement age, or who have recently retired. This research is designed to help FMA learn more about the financial decisions that people make when they retire.

Key...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

The People’s Mental Health Review is a grassroots initiative, crowdfunded by members of the ActionStation community and supported largely by the efforts of volunteers. The Review consisted of an open call to people who had experience with New Zealand’s mental health system to share their...

Research report

24 Apr 2017

Australia faces an increasingly crowded and complex geopolitical environment in the South Pacific. While the most important external powers in the region have traditionally been Australia, New Zealand, the US and France, a number of new powers are increasingly active, most notably China, Russia, Indonesia,...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Social enterprises continue to make significant impacts to the lives of many Australians. A recent study has shown there are an estimated 20,000 social enterprises operating in Australia, present in every industry (Barraket, Mason and Blain 2016). Although they are a growing presence in our...

Article

27 Apr 2017

Municipal bicycle sharing programs are taking off around the world. But there are a number of cities hitting the brakes on programs even while other unexpected cities start their own initiatives. Metrics can measure whether a bikeshare successfully helped cover that unique last mile between...

Journal article

21 Mar 2017

In liberal market Anglophone nations, where private rental housing is typically lightly regulated, little is known about the household-level drivers of recent private rental sector growth. In Australia, where long-term private renting (10 years plus) has doubled since the 1990s, growing numbers are thus exposed...

Research report

16 Jul 2016

The cities of Paris, London, Chicago, and New York (among many others) have set up large scale bike-share systems to facilitate the use of bicycles for urban commuting. This paper estimates the impact on bike-share ridership of two facets of system performance: accessibility (how far...

Report

Case study

1 Mar 2017

In 2013, Citi Bike launched in New York City. With 6,000 bikes and 332 stations, the system provided easy access to bikes in a variety of neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Bedford Stuyvesant. The system was quickly a ridership success, racking up over 6...

Strategy

27 Apr 2017

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Australia, Energy Networks Australia, have partnered to develop an Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap (the Roadmap).

The Roadmap Final Report is the product of more...

Conference paper

31 Mar 2017

The need to rapidly transition to more sustainable low carbon built environments in Australia and internationally provides the basis for a maturation of the green economy. Its principal client will increasingly be cities, their industries and resident populations. Decarbonisation, dematerialisation and zero waste are core...

Policy

Strategy

28 Feb 2017

The Infrastructure Priority List is the reference point for the most important infrastructure investments Australia needs over the next 15 years. The Priority List has been refreshed and now identifies 100 major infrastructure proposals including 18 Projects, that are all underpinned by a robust business...

Journal article

31 Jan 2013

As the largest consumer of resources globally, the construction industry faces significant challenges due to future changes in resource availability. How might this complex industry achieve reduction of resource consumption and waste given the disconnections existing between stakeholders in the building procurement process and the...

Research report

25 Apr 2017

This Energy Transitions Commission report, launched on 25 April 2017, sets out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C while stimulating economic development and social progress.

The report argues that we must reduce carbon emissions by half by 2040 (compared to...

Journal article

31 Jan 2012

The construction of new transport corridors linking the Iberian Peninsula with Europe has the potential to stimulate growth in permanent population and tourism in the existing towns of Figueres and Villafant in the north of Spain. As the first (or last) station at the border...

Research report

21 Apr 2017

On 12 September 2016, the Senate referred the following matters to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report.

The terms of reference were as follows;

The serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to...

Journal article

30 Oct 2015

The creative city proposition has proven highly attractive to policy makers and urban managers all over the world. Creative cities are construed to be dynamic places characterised by diversity, openness and tolerance. As a specific manifestation of this ethos, festivals are equally positioned temporal manifestations...

Guide

28 Apr 2017

This toolkit is designed as a first step in helping countries, cities and experts in developing, adopting and implementing their codes. In its present form, this toolkit is set out as a useful reference, but also as a means of assessing the potential of such...

Journal article

20 Jun 2016

Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, has long been referred to as the City of Churches. This moniker denotes Adelaide to be a city of pious refinement and conservatism. Indeed, Adelaide’s landscape is replete with numerous and very beautiful churches. However, urban identities are...

Journal article

1 Dec 2015

World heritage status ratifies the enduring significance of a specific place for all of humanity. Inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage register not only formally recognises the local, national and international importance of place, but equally creates a range of externalities that are often construed...

Journal article

1 Oct 2014

Nature-based tourism is an increasingly significant economic resource for developing countries. However, in such countries the development and management of nature-based tourism destinations are bedeviled by structural and operational limitations in local planning processes. The Malaysian experience provides a salient case in point. This article...

Journal article

27 Jul 2012

Tourism is viewed as the panacea for rural decline. A critical dimension of this is the recreation of rural places as spaces of consumption as opposed to agricultural production. This transition draws explicitly upon the discourse of the rural idyll, which positions rural places as...

Journal article

29 Sep 2014

The residential sector is the third largest sector of final energy use in Australian urban areas, accounting for about 12% of the country's total final energy consumption. What are the main determinants of energy consumption in the residential sector? This paper sheds light on this...

Journal article

31 Mar 2015

Bali is well known as the Paradise Island on the earth. Its unique landscape and culture attract large number of tourists from all over the world. Due to large number of tourist’s inflow several new developments are taking place in Denpasar city to support tourism...

Journal article

31 Dec 2015

Bali is well known as the Island of Paradise on earth. Its unique landscape and cultural practices attract large number of tourists from all over the world. Bali's cultural heritage is the main attraction for tourists and tourism is the main source of the local...

Journal article

19 Jul 2013

Over the past decade human understanding of the potential variety and range of climate change impacts has expanded. For example, besides physical and environmental impacts it is clear that climate change is a driver of social change. This is particularly apparent through the creation of...

Guide

30 Nov 2015

This guide provides an overview of Victoria’s community energy sector and the regulatory context in which community energy project groups operate. It reviews the project development process from concept to implementation, exploring community engagement, technologies, financial considerations and business models that may be used to...

Journal article

3 Apr 2017

Background

The aim was to identify a typology of drinkers in New Zealand based on alcohol consumption, beverage choice, and public versus private drinking locations and investigate the relationship between drinker types, harms experienced, and policy-related variables.

Methods

Model-based cluster...

Guide

1 Dec 2015

COMMUNITIES ARE AT the forefront of the energy transition: citizens are increasingly asking their cities to develop and act on ambitious plans, and community leaders are seeing the social, political, and economic benefits of doing so. Even so, no standard roadmap or methodology exists to...

Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS). The focus is on ensuring the...

Report

27 Apr 2017

The findings of the 2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot show that for people on low incomes housing options in the private rental market are extremely limited, and that the chances of finding a place that could be called home are even worse. Combined with the lack...

Research report

26 Apr 2017

Queensland's criminal justice system prevents, detects, and investigates crimes. It delivers judicial processes, manages prisoners and offenders, and provides rehabilitation services.

The Queensland Police Service and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (through its Queensland Courts Service, Queensland Corrective Services, and Office of the...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) Annual Alcohol Poll (the Poll) assesses Australians attitudes towards alcohol, alcohol consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harm, and perspectives on various alcohol policies. In 2017, the Poll was carried out by Galaxy Research for the...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

The JusticeLink dataset is a rich and comprehensive, but currently underutilised, resource that, in our preliminary assessment, adequately represents many aspects of the business of the Local Court. The dataset also has the potential to illustrate how the court is being used by different entities...

Website

17 Oct 2016

These single page community profiles are based on a project from 2012, when the National Judicial College of Australia, through its National Indigenous Justice Committee, funded a project to create a resource that could be used to inform courts and lawyers about many of the...

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

Dynamic simulation modelling is increasingly being recognised as a valuable decision-support tool to help guide investments and actions to address complex public health issues such as suicide. In particular, participatory system dynamics (SD) modelling provides a useful tool for asking high-level ‘what if’ questions, and...

Audio program

27 Apr 2017

The Ten Network has signalled grave concerns about its survival in a tough advertising market, as it posted a half-year loss of $232 million.

Australia's third-largest network is pinning its future on $200 million in debt financing guaranteed by News Corporation co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch,...

Briefing paper

21 Apr 2017

Responding to the needs of people who are most at risk of poor health outcomes is a priority for governments and communities across Australia. While definitions vary, there is widespread agreement in the literature that the commissioning of health services is more than traditional planning,...

Briefing paper

20 Apr 2017

The rising prevalence of chronic disease requires a concerted focus to better integrate care and to achieve better health outcomes and greater system efficiencies. Achieving and evaluating these improved patient outcomes and system efficiencies will take both time and investment, and will challenge existing models...

Briefing paper

12 Apr 2017

The disease burden of dental caries among children is substantial. Children, particularly those under 10 years of age, experience a high rate of potentially preventable hospitalisations compared with other age groups. This is despite strong evidence that early risk assessment, timely and regular dental care...

Commentary

Article

19 Apr 2017

A recent report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees raised concerns about the erosion of retirement income by ongoing rental or mortgage payments.

The report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is timely, given the Australian aged pension system is predicated on...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

About 400,000 Australian households live in social housing, which covers public housing, community housing, Indigenous community housing, and Indigenous housing provided by governments.

The sector has many issues, including:

• In public housing, many dwellings fail adequacy standards, and numerous tenants are dissatisfied...

Book review

26 Apr 2017

In 2016 and early 2017, a number of articles were referenced on the TJ Ryan Foundation website about the current state and future of higher education. Examples included Dean Ashenden’s Inside Story article ‘ Powerhouse or Gravy Train? ’, which argued that credentialism has been...

Article

24 Apr 2017

Since 2014, North Korea has dramatically altered its missile testing patterns, launching missiles much more frequently and from a variety of new locations. Recognizing the importance of understanding the proliferation implications of these patterns, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies ( CNS ) has...

Research report

30 May 2016

This Evidence Check rapid review examined consumer enablement, defined as the specific components that combine to make a consumer engaged.

The review explores this construct in the chronic disease population in relation to its determinants; the tools and instruments demonstrated to be valid, reliable...

Research report

26 Apr 2017

The Tasmanian Attorney-General, Vanessa Goodwin, asked the Sentencing Advisory Council to examine and provide a report on sentences imposed by the Tasmanian courts in cases where a person is seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle crash, and to provide advice...

Website

20 Apr 2017

Media Diversity Australia is a nationwide, not-for-profit organisation, that seeks to promote balanced representation in Australian media that reflects the community it serves.

Commentary

Article

24 Apr 2017

A lot happened in poltics over the past fortnight. But not much happened in Newspoll.

TODAY’s Newspoll, conducted between last Thursday evening and Sunday and published in the Australian, has the primary vote virtually identical to a fortnight ago: the Coalition sits on...

Audio program

24 Apr 2017

When you turn on your TV news, or tune into your favourite radio show - who's presenting? Chances are, they're white and middle class.

However more than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and nearly half have at least one parent born overseas....

Research report

13 Apr 2017

This analysis of warship service life options comes at a time when Australia is planning to embark upon a substantial naval shipbuilding venture. It looks at the implications of warship service life for the overall cost-of-ownership and the operation of the Royal Australian Navy as...

Guide

20 Apr 2017

Introduction

This guide provides a quick overview of data sources for key statistics relating to the Forestry sector–production, trade and employment. Two primary sources of relevant statistics are released regularly. ABARES (the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences) publishes Australian...

Research report

12 Apr 2017

Summary

The 2016 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS) is the most recent in a series of surveys of social housing tenants. The 2016 NSHS sampled tenants in public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) between April and June...

Research report

24 Jun 2016

Abstract This report considers the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. It provides new data on the extent of out-of-field teaching overall and in a selection of subject areas, based on further...

Journal article

12 Apr 2017

Introduction

In Australia, child protection law and family law perform different functions in relation to children. On one hand, child protection law is legislated by the states and territories and is considered to be an area of public law. Child protection law can...

Journal article

12 Apr 2017

Introduction

There has been a rapid expansion in the type and volume of information collected for security purposes following the terrorist attacks on the United States of America (‘US’) on 11 September 2001. This event has been described as precipitating a program of...

Research report

10 Apr 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the OneSKY tender was conducted so as to provide value with public resources and achieve required timeframes for the effective replacement of the existing air traffic management platforms. To form...

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

Abstract

The history of ocean renewable energy developments in Australia is reviewed. A layperson’s description of the physical operating principle is given for the main classes of technology that have been tested in Australian waters. The Australian marine domain possesses among the world’s...

Journal article

9 Mar 2017

Abstract : Seasonal variation of manic and depressive symptoms is a controversial topic in bipolar disorder research. Several studies report seasonal patterns of hospital admissions for depres- sion and mania and variation in symptoms that appear to follow a seasonal pattern, whereas others fail...

Journal article

24 Dec 2016

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of victim vulnerability factors and gender on risk assessment for intimate partner violence (IPV). 867 cases of male and female perpetrated IPV investigated by Swedish police officers using the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of...

Evaluation

5 Jan 2017

The Financial Consumer Rights Council (FCRC): Dignity and Debt Financial Difficulty and Getting Older initiative was designed to address the effectiveness of one-on-one financial counselling sessions with Older Persons, including provision of consumer advocacy and information about financial hardship protections to those entering aged care,...

Book

14 Feb 2017

This publication is the fifth in a series of Queensland political chronicles published by the TJ Ryan Foundation since 2012. Through a collection of themed chapters, the book’s authors provide an ‘overview’ assessment of the second year in office of the Palaszczuk Government in Queensland....

Discussion paper

2 Feb 2017

In response to Peter Brent's analysis in Inside Story (14 July 2016) of state-based voting trends witnessed at the 2016 federal election, Swinburne University's Paul Rodan offers a longer view of how electoral behaviour at state and federal polls has intersected at different times. Rodan...

Strategy

5 Apr 2017

Minister's foreword

The Business Growth Agenda (BGA) sets out the Government’s work to build a productive and competitive economy, focusing on the six key inputs businesses need to succeed, grow, and add jobs: export markets, investment, innovation, skilled and safe workplaces, natural resources,...

Research report

28 Feb 2017

The purpose of this research was to estimate the impact on the New Zealand government's fiscal costs and revenues of transitioning households along the housing continuum; from social renting towards owner-occupancy.

This report details our estimations comparing the fiscal impact to the New Zealand...

Literature review

30 Nov 2016

This literature review describes the social and economic associations of various forms of housing tenure, mainly homeownership and renting and analyses over a hundred and twenty international studies, focusing on the effects of housing tenure on health, employment, crime, welfare, wealth and education.

The...

Research report

12 Apr 2017

The report is in two sections. The first is a summary report written from my Office with the assistance of the Departmental Science Advisors from the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment. This overview avoids technical detail but tries to explain the...

Research report

20 Apr 2017

The key to the affordable housing industry’s future is that governments, in consultation with affordable housing providers, establish a clear industry vision with defined policy objectives, and specify medium-term growth strategies and targets to realise that vision.

Whether involving new finance or the redirection...

Guide

15 Aug 2015

The Clinical Ethics Capacity Building Resource Manual is aimed at institutions such as hospitals and clinics and provides information and tools for use in:

facilitating building clinical ethics capacity, managing operational issues associated with clinical ethics services, and providing ethics consultation, including a review...

Strategy

7 Dec 2012

Outlining a bold vision for a nanotechnology enabled Australian Economy; the research strategy highlights a range of existing and emerging nanotechnology applications. The strategy includes eight key recommendations for strategic investment and coordination considered essential for supporting Australian nanotechnology research and effective translation of that...

Journal article

13 Jul 2016

Websites offer new opportunities to provide health-related information to rural communities. However, how acceptable they are to this population is unknown. This paper describes the consumer-led development of a website that provides rural-specific information on psychosocial care for rural South Australians affected by cancer, and...

Research report

15 May 2008

The project, Improving the Participation of Women in the Philosophy Profession, investigates some possible causes for an anomaly: that more than half of the students enrolled in undergraduate philosophy subjects in most Universities are women, and yet there is only a small proportion of women...

Journal article

13 Apr 2016

Cancer Council Australia has been publishing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cancer since 1994 but in 2010 transitioned to online guidelines using a custom-built wiki platform to facilitate dissemination and ease of updating the guidelines. We hypothesised that to facilitate the translation of guidelines into...

Research report

21 Apr 2017

The purpose of this study is to examine the regional geography of Australia's economic transition, since the mining investment boom, to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base and the factors which will influence...

Journal article

16 Jan 2012

Public health adviser, David Roder, and Cancer Council Australia CEO, Ian Olver, believe the reduction in breast cancer mortality in Australia reflects both treatment and screening effects.

Journal article

30 Aug 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this review is to update the MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) guidelines for controlling nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy of low or minimal emetic potential.

Methods

The antiemetic study group of MASCC met in Copenhagen...

Journal article

2 May 2013

Purpose

This study aims to identify key issues associated with the provision of psychosocial care from the perspective of rural Australian cancer patients and determine culturally appropriate methods that may reduce barriers to service use.

Method

Seventeen purposively sampled adult South Australians...

Research report

19 Oct 2004

This booklet aims to provide a guide to the research community wishing to conduct ethical research in palliative care. The need for this booklet has arisen in response to the expanding provision of palliative care services and associated research in Australia.

In October 2000...

Journal article

31 Aug 2012

Background: The majority of women in rural India have poor or no access to cervical cancer screening services, although one–quarter of all cervical cancers in the world occur there. Several large trials have proven the efficacy of low-tech cervical cancer screening methods in the...

Journal article

30 Dec 2016

As Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an enabler that can improve productivity of a construction project by facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, there has been an effort to promote BIM adoption in Australia, and yet the Australian construction industry is remained behind in adopting the BIM...

Journal article

31 May 2016

Despite significant investments, community-driven development (CDD) projects have yielded mixed successes in different countries and localities, underscoring the need to improve the project model. Recognising the importance of critical success factors (CSFs) in this exercise from different stakeholders’ perspectives and at a project-level ‘micro’ view,...

Journal article

31 Dec 2014

Purpose – This paper aims to develop a fuzzy risk assessment model for construction projects procured with target cost contracts and guaranteed maximum price contracts (TCC/GMP) using the fuzzy synthetic evaluation method, based on an empirical questionnaire survey with relevant industrial practitioners in South Australia....

Journal article

1 Apr 2015

Heat waves have significant impacts on both ecosystems and human beings. This is compounded by future climate scenarios which indicate more frequent and severe heat waves in certain locations. There are members of communities that are more vulnerable to the effects of heat waves such...

Journal article

12 Mar 2013

This paper explores how French native speakers experience moving between languages and cultures internationally for work purposes. Examining the narratives of professionals who have relocated to Australia from France using performance narrative inquiry methods, I argue that bilingual speakers strategically draw on multiple linguistic and...

Journal article

12 Nov 2013

Climate change predictions indicate more extremes in weather conditions in the coming decades with more frequent and severe heat waves in certain locations including Australia. It is likely that the more vulnerable members of the community will be at risk during heat waves in the...

Journal article

15 Sep 2011

Abstract

Background

This study explores the experiences of internationally educated nurses using English as a second language, recruited by advanced economies to supplement diminishing local workforces, as they progress from language learning programs to clinical settings.

Objective

Understanding...

Website

18 Apr 2017

This study by US company WalletHub looks at the environmental policies across the US. It uses the three dimensions of environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate-change contributions with 20 metrics from clean air levels to lowest energy use per capita. Each metric was graded on...

Journal article

2 Dec 2016

In Australia, the trend of being energy efficient within modern multi-storey buildings has been more popular in recent years. However, lack of attention has been given to the residential housing in terms of the perceived benefits and actual performance. This research is to investigate the...

Presentation

21 Apr 2017

This study is a survey of residents in the newly created community of Waimahia Inlet in South Auckland, New Zealand. The overall objective of the research is to determine if quality of life has improved (or not) since moving into Waimahia. It is an area...

Article

10 Apr 2017

Each year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the US's consumption an duse of energy. The energy flow chart, based on 2016 results, shows that Americans used more renewable energy compared to the previous year, while energy consumption was nearly...

Journal article

28 Feb 2012

This article aims to identify and analyze the key benefits of adopting Guaranteed Maximum Price and Target Cost Contracts (GMP/TCC) over and above the traditional lump-sum contractual arrangement through an empirical questionnaire survey conducted in South Australia and compared with the findings in Hong Kong....

Research report

15 Feb 2017

Due to increases in life expectancy we are now facing what could be the longest ever retirement period in history. With this welcome trend comes new challenges, such as the need to meet increased demand for health and aged care services at a time when...

Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of...

Video

30 Mar 2017

The closure of the Hazelwood power station is scheduled for 31st March 2017. It has delivered cheap electricity to the National Electricity Market (NEM) for decades but contributed substantially to Australia’s emissions. The community of Morwell and the surrounding LaTrobe Valley has relied on the...

Blog post

21 Apr 2017

The Panama Papers has received the Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Reporting category. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) – the Washington D.C.-based organization that coordinated the project – interpreted this as a prize to collaborative journalism itself. The use of technology was its...

Report

29 Mar 2017

Australia is currently bidding for another term on the United Nations Security Council in 2029–30 as well as seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2018–20. But Australia’s broader engagement with the United Nations is patchy and underwhelming. It needs to be upgraded...

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’ experiences, conceptions of...

Guide

19 Apr 2017

Enabling children and young people to understand, identify and raise their safety concerns with a trusted adult and within safe organisations is vital. However, there is little advice provided to adults and institutions about how this might be done in child-centred and child-informed ways. Drawing...

Survey

19 Apr 2017

The Australian government has released this comprehensive cyber security survey, published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), of Australian government and major businesses of national significance.

This report should be viewed as a companion to the ACSC 2016 Threat Report . Both reports...

Discussion paper

10 Mar 2017

Competitive neutrality requires that government business activities should not enjoy any net competitive advantages simply by virtue of public sector ownership. This ensures market competition drives efficient production by the lowest cost business.

Commonwealth, state and territory governments committed to implement competitive neutrality regimes...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

This is the final report of a project undertaken by the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), and commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH), to develop options and recommendations for future funding models to be adopted for the residential aged care in...

Commentary

Article

19 Apr 2017

TPG Telecom Ltd has announced it intends to become Australia’s fourth mobile network operator, along with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

TPG Telecom Ltd has purchased spectrum licenses for A$1.26 billion and will spend another A$600 million building the network infrastructure. However, it has emphasised...

Audio interview

19 Apr 2017

You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia.

The result so shocked Peter Lewis, the respected pollster who runs Essential, that he ran the question a second time.

But...

Journal article

27 Oct 2016

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the Internet's default inter-domain routing protocol that manages connectivity among Autonomous Systems (ASes). Over the past two decades many anomalies of BGP have been identified that threaten its stability and reliability. This paper discusses and classifies these anomalies and...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

This report analyses for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school. The findings are based on a survey of 540,000 students in 72 participating...

Journal article

15 Jul 2013

This work introduces decentralized query processing techniques based on MIDAS, a novel distributed multidimensional index. In particular, MIDAS implements a distributed k-d tree, where leaves correspond to peers, and internal nodes dictate message routing. MIDAS requires that peers maintain little network information, and features mechanisms...

Journal article

15 Jan 2015

Keyword search is the most popular technique for querying large tree-structured datasets, often of unknown structure, in the web. Recent keyword search approaches return lowest common ancestors (LCAs) of the keyword matches ranked with respect to their relevance to the keyword query. A major challenge...

Journal article

30 Dec 2015

In a world of wide-scale information sharing, data are described in different formats, i.e. data structures, values and schemas. Querying such sources entails techniques that can bridge the data formats. Some existing techniques deal with schema mapping and view complementary aspects of the problem. Important...

Journal article

1 Jul 2016

Social networks are a vital mechanism to disseminate information to friends and colleagues. In this work, we investigate an important problem-the personalized influential topic search, or PIT-Search in a social network: Given a keyword query q issued by a user u in a social network,...

Audio program

20 Apr 2017

Gambling experts have hailed a potential plan to impose strict limits on television gambling advertising.

The ABC understands the federal cabinet is poised to impose the restrictions, but it's already facing resistance from the nation's biggest sporting codes.

Journal article

15 Mar 2016

The Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) web portal federates groundwater data for the State of Victoria, Australia, thus making legacy data, government datasets, research data and community sourced data and observations visible to the public. The portal is innovative because it was developed outside of the...

Fact sheet

19 Apr 2017

This factsheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against women in 2013–14. Rates of assault among women were highest for those aged between 15–19 and 50–54. Over half (59%) of all these women were assaulted by bodily force, and for assaults by bodily force and involving...

Journal article

30 Jan 2017

The peer review system is the norm for many publications. It involves an editor and several experts in the field providing comments for a submitted article. The reviewer remains anonymous to the author, with only the editor knowing the reviewer´s identity. This model is now...

Audio interview

13 Oct 2016

Welcome to Techtopia, our segment on the technologies set to disrupt our future and the sometimes unexpected questions we may need to ask about them.

Today, perhaps our most challenging topic yet: brain chips and other neurotechnologies that offer the possibility not only of...

Research report

29 Jun 2016

Art Centre finances are recovering: There are signs of a sustained recovery in sales in Art Centres. However, most Art Centres are very small businesses, with limited resources to deal with shocks and change. While around half of all Art Centres trade at a loss,...

Research report

29 Mar 2017

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of...

Research report

28 Jun 2016

The Northern Territory’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has developed a number of initiatives that engage inmates in formal employment training. This agenda is reflected in the ‘Sentenced to a Job’ initiative and through the Berrimah Construction Services (BCS) program, formerly known as BIITEBUILD. As...

Research report

30 Sep 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is a distinctive feature of Australia’s cultural and creative landscape and a sizeable component of Australian identity. While the political dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art remain much contested, the aesthetic and economic aspects are better established....

Policy report

13 Apr 2017

The Scaling Humanitarian ICTs Network (SHINE) funded by Sida, set out with the theory of change that the quality and efficiency of humanitarian aid can be improved in a variety of contexts through the adoption of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs). With applications in Ethiopia, DRC,...

Research report

23 Feb 2017

This study is aimed at improving the safety, comfort, productivity and energy efficiency of enterprise buildings in remote communities. Two building types, besser block and steel frame, were investigated in both hot arid and hot humid climate zones of northern Australia.

Key outcomes and...

Commentary

Article

18 Apr 2017

The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers.

The new scheme will be made up of two...

Strategy

31 Aug 2016

The Corporate Plan 2016–20 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

Fact sheet

8 Mar 2017

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

Technical report

6 Jan 2017

Value capture is the public recovery of a portion of increased property and other value created as a result of public infrastructure investment. Capturing a portion of that value to fund transit projects is an increasingly viable and desirable option. TCRP Research Report 190: Guide...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

Executive Summary This is the fourth report produced by Baptist World Aid Australia examining labour rights management systems in the fashion industry. It grades 106 companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour,...

Policy report

4 Apr 2017

Historical approaches to energy and development are out of date and out of time. Achieving universal energy access by 2030, as envisioned in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), will require a thoroughly different approach that focuses on radically accelerating access to energy at the country...

Working paper

19 Apr 2017

We analyse the relationships between subjective wellbeing (SWB), wages and internal migration. Our study addresses whether people make (revealed preference) location decisions based on SWB and/or wage prospects. We present both a theoretical intertemporal location choice model and empirical analyses using the Australian longitudinal HILDA...

Working paper

19 Apr 2017

When people migrate women become happier, men become richer.

Empirical studies have consistently documented that while married men tend to lead more prosperous careers after moving than before, migration tends to be disruptive for the careers of married women. However, there has been little...

Policy report

15 May 2016

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are uniquely positioned—and publicly committed—to ending energy poverty. However, MDBs’ common approach to energy access often overlooks the particular ability that decentralized renewable energy (DR energy or DRE) enterprises have to radically alter the access timeline. Seeking the fastest path to...

Research report

18 Apr 2017

This report shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness and young females twice as likely as males to report high psychological distress....

Commentary

Article

5 Apr 2017

Anyone following the news on climate policy might well incline to despair. Not only is the Turnbull government continuing to promote the idea that coal is the energy source of the future as well as the past, but many of its backbenchers also think that...

Commentary

Article

11 Apr 2017

Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and cyclones filling our news feeds all too frequently.

Thanks to the relatively recent development of event attribution in climate science, researchers can now confidently attribute the increase...

Research report

19 Oct 2016

Short-term holiday letting has been a traditional activity, especially in holiday areas, for many years. Managed by property owners themselves or by local agents, it has sometimes flown under the regulatory radar, occurring with limited impact and scrutiny whether or not it was actually a...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

Former Public Service Commissioner, Stephen Sedgwick AO, was appointed by the ABA to review how bank tellers and other customer-facing bank employees, their managers, and third parties are paid by banks.

The review was charged principally with examining product sales commissions and product based...

Research report

15 Dec 2000

This research was undertaken by ASFA with the cooperation of the Council of the Ageing (Australia), the peak community organisation for older persons. The interviews were undertaken by Ageing Agendas.

The research examines some of the dimensions of ‘adequacy’ and retirement income from an...

Working paper

15 Sep 1998

A case study in a rural Australian township attempted to determine indicators verifying the existence of social capital. Social capital is provisionally defined as the networks, norms, and trust that constitute the capacity of individuals, workplaces, groups, organizations, and communities to...

Research report

15 Jun 1994

The lack of adequate services and facilities in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has rightly received a great deal of attention in recent years and, while marked improvements have been made, housing and infrastructure developments still fall far short of the...

Conference paper

4 Jul 1997

Discussions of rural communities often attribute values or images to them that imply their intrinsic 'goodness'. Such attribution of value is reminiscent of the ideals which farming is often held to enshrine, and which has been called 'agricultural fundamentalism': the notion that the occupation and...

Journal article

23 Feb 2017

Internationally, there are few studies that have trialled structured intervention programmes designed to prevent excessive weight gain or combat existing overweight/obesity for young people living in out-of-home care. The Healthy, Eating Active Living (HEAL) programme was designed to address this limitation and is, to our...

Journal article

27 Nov 2016

Since 2008, mature welfare states have, to varying degrees, pursued a strategy of welfare reform that has reconfigured the dominant praxis of social citizenship. Drawing on qualitative data from two studies, this paper explores what bearing this has had on the political subjectivity of welfare...

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

A growing body of research quantifies the recent impact of fiscal consolidation and public service reform in liberal welfare regimes. However, less is known about how this is affecting the common terms upon which citizenship status is granted and experienced. With this in mind, this...

Guide

20 Dec 2013

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Research report

27 Nov 2014

The Art Economies Value Chain (AEVC) project seeks to understand the production and trade of visual art products. The source of the visual art products is remote and very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; however, the markets for these goods span the globe....

Research report

27 Nov 2014

Funding from Federal and State/Territory sources reaches more than 90% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote Australia. Funding for the sector is dominated by Federal sources (79%), though in some regions this is nearly 100%. Eighty-seven Art Centres in remote Australia shared...

Research report

27 Nov 2014

The total number of artists estimated to be working with Art Centres is 13,196. The Art Centre data represented 80% (n= 10,338) of the estimated total population of Art Centre artists. Approximately 70% of artists were female, and 30% of artists were over 55 years...

Research report

27 Nov 2014

Survey respondents indicated some confidence in the future, expecting art product sales to increase by 15% over the next five years. Art product sales had been slow over the last five years; sales were down by a mean of 13.5% for both private and public...

Research report

13 Apr 2017

This report updates and extends estimates of the burden due to overweight and obesity reported in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to include burden in people aged under 25, revised diseases linked to overweight and obesity based on the latest evidence, and estimates...

Journal article

10 Feb 2017

Migration continues to be pictured in public debates as a failure to adapt to changes, while policymakers explore adaptation measures as a means to reduce migration pressures, and scholars have contended that migration processes exist within a larger framework of strategies for adapting to damaging...

Research report

13 Apr 2017

This research summary provides evidence of the changing nature of apprenticeships over a twenty year period (1996—2016), with a focus on a comparison of trade and non-trade apprentices and trainees. There is particular emphasis on measures which have unlocked flexibility in the system — such...

Journal article

17 Apr 2017

Planning for an effective response to the next pandemic is complex and requires extensive engagement between public health experts, clinicians, diagnostic laboratory staff, general and at-risk communities and jurisdictional and federal agencies. An effective response also requires access to real-time data, management of uncertainty, clear...

Research report

11 Apr 2017

This report looks at ways to help public authorities apologise for mistakes.

Many of the people who approach the Ombudsman are upset, not just about an authority’s mistake, but with the way the authority responded to their concerns. They want the authority to acknowledge...

Video

11 Apr 2017

The Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, addressed the issue of housing affordability in a lecture hosted by AHURI at the State Library in Melbourne on Monday 10 April 2017.

Transcript :

Captions available.

This video was edited to provide the...

Research report

12 Apr 2017

This report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Patents for new products, processes and technologies are a useful indicator of innovation performance within an industry.

The report assesses...

Research report

15 May 2015

Peak agencies have received $39.5 million in funding from State, Territory and Federal Government sources in the decade from 2003/04 to 2012/13. This is around 24% of total funding to the sector. Peak agencies auspice funding on behalf of art centres; outside of these auspiced...

Research report

10 Jul 2015

Social inclusion, where economic growth includes both genders, is the objective of most societies. There are over 14,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote Australia. Based on the sample of the Art Centre artists with gender data (n=3,406), over 70% of artists are...

Research report

15 Jan 2016

Arts worker employment is highly valued by employees: Personally, professionally and socially, all arts workers rated their employment highly. A wide range of professional, personal, social and cultural benefits are generated for arts workers: Tangible and intangible benefits were created. Tangible benefits included financial independence,...

Research report

6 Apr 2016

Summary of findings:

Stability: Around 90% of independent Aboriginal artists have been working for five years or more and many for over 20 years. Modest production and sales: Most artists work part time, with low levels of sales. In the week before their interviews,...

Annual Report

7 Apr 2017

This is the 2016 annual report for ORCID, which includes information about membership, usage and adoption, engagement activities, integrations, technical updates, financials, and more.

Journal article

15 Sep 2013

Work stress is recognized globally as a social determinant of worker health. Therefore we explored whether work stress related factors explained national differences in health and productivity (gross domestic product (GDP)). We proposed a national worker health productivity model whereby macro market power factors (i.e....

Journal article

15 Jan 2012

Psychosocial safety climate is an emerging construct that refers to shared perceptions regarding policies, practices, and procedures for the protection of worker psychological health and safety. The purpose of the research was to: (1) demonstrate that psychosocial safety climate is a construct distinct from related...

Journal article

2 Nov 2012

Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) refers to a specific organizational climate for the psychological health of workers. It is largely determined by management and at low levels is proposed as a latent pathogen for psychosocial risk factors and psychological strain. Using an extended Job Demands-Control-Support framework,...

Journal article

15 Mar 2012

Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) arises from workplace policies, practices, and procedures for the protection of worker psychological health and safety that are largely driven by management. Many work stress theories are based on the fundamental interaction hypothesis – that a high level of job demands...

Commentary

Article

7 Feb 2013

Many religions try to justify their religious discrimination as a right, derived from the freedom to practise one's religion - but such a right impacts adversely on others. Invidious discrimination, such as that occuring in many religions, should be condemned.

Read the full article...

Submission

6 Jul 2012

Our research has revealed that risk factors for bullying exist at many levels, and claims arise for numerous reasons, not just due to bullying behaviour. Psychosocial safety climate acts as a leading indicator and also buffers the impact of bullying on worker wellbeing. Ongoing surveillance...

Journal article

1 Dec 2016

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate factors that inhibit and facilitate discussion about alcohol between general practitioners (GPs) and patients.

Design: Data analysis from a cross-sectional survey.

Setting and participants: 894 GP delegates of a national health seminar series held...

Journal article

15 Apr 2016

Abstract

Background:

Discussion of religion and/or spirituality in the medical consultation is desired by patients and known to be beneficial. However, it is infrequent. We aimed to identify why this is so.

Aim:

We set out to answer...

Journal article

4 Nov 2013

This article argues that digital guidelines can be easily updated with new evidence, continuously reviewed and widely disseminated.

Technical report

31 May 2014

This AURIN Technical Report #4 document provides an updated specification of the AURIN Core Infrastructure as operationalized at end of May 2014. It is an updated version of the previous Technical Report (TR3, 2013). This document details the technical components of the AURIN e- Infrastructure...

Journal article

1 Jul 2013

Indigenous Australians living in remote areas have little access to the Internet and make little use of it. This article investigates the various dimensions of Internet take-up in remote Indigenous communities in Australia and considers the implications for broadband policy. It focuses specifically on the...

Journal article

15 Jun 2012

In this article we argue that the legal reshaping of public and private cannot at this stage be reconciled with the expectations of online writers who seek to conceal personal identity or to address a private audience. As bloggers, social networkers and other online content...

Journal article

15 Aug 2012

In the light of new and complex challenges to media policy and regulation, the Australian government commissioned the Convergence Review in late 2010 to assess the continuing applicability and utility of the principles and objectives that have shaped the policy framework to this point. It...

Journal article

2 May 2012

The following is an edited transcript of an interview with lead investigators on the Media Piracy in Emerging Economies project. The discussion took place online in June 2011.

Journal article

25 Apr 2012

This special issue of Television and New Media showcases current research on informal media production and distribution networks. Situated partly or wholly outside regulated, consolidated, and policy-governed audiovisual industries, the networks studied here include video circuits in West Africa, new media infrastructures in the Caribbean,...

Journal article

13 Apr 2012

From the perspective of copyright holders, piracy represents lost revenue. In this article we argue that piracy nevertheless has important generative features. We consider the range of commercial opportunities that piracy opens up outside of the media industries, identifying four overlapping fields of legal anti-piracy...

Journal article

13 Jul 2012

This study describes the development of a decision framework to support multi-disciplinary information and knowledge management model which focuses on integrated design and delivery solutions for all construction supply chain actors.

Journal article

22 Mar 2013

Purpose

Within the context of globalization, industrial competitiveness has played a decisive role in determining a country's status in the world. Porter's Diamond Model is the most popular competitiveness theory currently available for explaining the achievement of a country's industrial and firm's competitive...

Journal article

3 Apr 2013

This research aims to identify the relationship between housing supply and monetary policy within the context of global economic turbulence by a vector error correction model with a dummy variable.

Journal article

15 Dec 2012

Sustainable development is a significant research theme in various fields. With the developments to theory, the fundamental concept of sustainable development has expanded from only the environment perspective to now including economic, social and environment perspectives. As a resource-intensive industry, the policy, processes and practices...

Journal article

15 Apr 2012

This paper seeks to explain how clients deal effectively with challenges on private single dwelling projects by achieving learning.

Commentary

Article

The privatisation of urban infrastructure in Australia is an ironic story. The vehicles of urban infrastructure – the utilities and the state-owned enterprises – were so central to the life of cities that they became perfect entities for private sell-off. We now live with the...

Research report

30 Apr 2013

The report discusses some emerging trends within cities that demonstrate that it is possible to decouple urban development and rising rates of resource consumption, in other words resource decoupling.

Journal article

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the well-being impacts of social enterprise, beyond a social enterprise per se, in everyday community life.

Design/methodology/approach

An exploratory case study was used. The study’s underpinning theory is from relational geography, including Spaces of...

Journal article

Background

Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether psychological well-being and resilience are linked to participating in particular kinds of...

Journal article

This paper outlines a community participation process that was developed to engage rural community stakeholders in designing new health services. The paper explains what led up to the process and provides critique around applying the process for other health services and in other communities. Internationally,...

Journal article

Objectives

The purpose of this study was to scope the literature that exists about factors influencing oral health workforce planning and management in developing countries (DCs).

Methods

The Arksey and O'Malley method for conducting a scoping review was used. A...

Journal article

Abstract

Background

Inequitable distribution of the medical workforce is an international problem that undermines universal access to healthcare. Governments in many countries have invested in rural-focused medical education programs to increase the supply of rural doctors.

Methods

Using...

Journal article

Abstract

Context

Internationally, community participation is highlighted in health policy reform as good for rural communities. Implicit in this policy is the message that the complexities of the rural environment are too difficult for easy solutions and that community participation will...

Journal article

17 Jul 2015

The green agenda for cities and the economy in general is a major focus of global institutions and is increasingly a major national and urban priority. Core issues and best practice for built environment businesses were collated from published studies and used in a survey...

Journal article

10 Apr 2014

Evidence continues to mount concerning the contribution that carbon emissions from human activity are making to climate change, the costs that this will impose on future generations if unabated, and the challenging GHG mitigation targets and strategies required to minimize temperature increase. There are multiple...

Journal article

6 Jun 2013

This paper examines the early phases of a 21st century energy transition that involves distributed generation technologies employing low or zero carbon emission power sources and their take-up within Australia, with particular reference to the major cities and solar photovoltaics (PV). This transition is occurring...

Journal article

Introduction

Colorectal cancer (CRC) and its treatments can cause distressing sequelae. We conducted a multicenter randomized controlled trial aiming to improve psychological distress, supportive care needs (SCNs), and quality of life (QOL) of patients with CRC. The intervention, called SurvivorCare (SC), comprised educational...

Journal article

Abstract

Background

Radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer has many known and distressing side effects. The efficacy of group interventions for reducing psychological morbidity is lacking. This study investigated the relative benefits of a group nurse-led intervention on psychological morbidity, unmet needs,...

Journal article

As the global burden of cancer increases healthcare services will face increasing challenges in meet the complex needs of these patients, their families and the communities in which they live. This raises the question of how to meet patient need where direct clinical contact may...

Guide

The Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma are the result of a systematic review of the literature guided by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) methodology. Recommendations for the management of this asbestos-related malignancy have been made on the basis...

Journal article

6 Apr 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

High levels of distress and need for self-care information by patients commencing chemotherapy suggest that current prechemotherapy education is suboptimal. We conducted a randomised, controlled trial of a prechemotherapy education intervention (ChemoEd) to assess impact on patient distress, treatment-related...

Research report

29 Feb 2012

In this paper, the authors examine the links between human resource management, including learning and development practices, and building innovation capacity. The survey component of the research found only limited evidence for the links between human resource management and innovation capacity, although some management practices...

Working paper

The Qualitative Data Model Working Group was established in January 2010 with the charge “To develop a robust XML- based schema for qualitative data exchange (compliant with DDI) and encourage tools development based upon these needs.” This report describes the preliminary model developed by that...

Conference paper

A well performing housing sector is critical to national economic and social objectives. The Australian housing sector is failing. Significant inefficiencies in the construction process has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in average construction time over the last fifteen years which has resulted...

Journal article

We present a study of which baseline to use when testing a new retrieval technique. In contrast to past work, we show that measuring a statistically significant improvement over a weak baseline is not a good predictor of whether a similar improvement will be measured...

Journal article

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a type of meta-data found in many Electronic Patient Records. Research to explore the utility of these codes in medical Information Retrieval (IR) applications is new, and many areas of investigation remain, including the question of how reliable...

Journal article

We analyze 18- million rows of Wi-Fi access logs collected over a 1-year period from over 120,000 anonymized users at an inner city shopping mall. The anonymized data set gathered from an opt-in system provides users' approximate physical location as well as web browsing and...

Journal article

Finding a place of interest (e.g., a restaurant, hotel, or attraction) is often related to a group information need, however, the actual multiparty collaboration in such searches has not been explored, and little is known about its significance and related practices. We surveyed 100 computer...

Journal article

We examined whether the microblog comments given by people after reading a web document could be exploited to improve the accuracy of a web document summarization system. We examined the effect of social information (i.e., tweets) on the accuracy of the generated summaries by comparing...

Journal article

Retrieval systems with non-deterministic output are widely used in information retrieval. Common examples include sampling, approximation algorithms, or interactive user input. The effectiveness of such systems differs not just for different topics, but also for different instances of the system. The inherent variance presents a...

Journal article

The question of which type of computer science (CS) publication—conference or journal—is likely to result in more citations for a published paper is addressed. A series of data sets are examined and joined in order to analyze the citations of over 195,000 conference papers and...

Journal article

Search engine users typically engage in multiquery sessions in their quest to fulfill their information needs. Despite a plethora of research findings suggesting that a significant group of users look for information within a specific geographical scope, existing reformulation studies lack a focused analysis of...

Journal article

Purpose

This paper aims to report the results of a study investigating the relevance criteria used by health care professionals when seeking medical images.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 29 participants using a think‐aloud protocol and face‐to‐face interviews and analysed...

Journal article

Evaluation is instrumental to developing and managing effective information retrieval systems. For this process, enlisting crowdsourcing has proven viable. However, less understood are crowdsourcing's limits for evaluation, particularly for domain-specific search. The authors compare relevance assessments gathered using crowdsourcing with those from a domain expert...

Journal article

Introduction. Evaluation is highly important for designing, developing and maintaining effective information retrieval or search systems as it allows the measurement of how successfully an information retrieval system meets its goal of helping users fulfil their information needs. But what does it mean to...

Journal article

In this paper we present results from an investigation of religious information searching based on analyzing log files from a large general-purpose search engine. From approximately 15 million queries, we identified 124,422 that were part of 60,759 user sessions. We present a method for categorizing...

Journal article

This paper describes a brief history of the research and development of information retrieval systems starting with the creation of electromechanical searching devices, through to the early adoption of computers to search for items that are relevant to a user's query. The advances achieved by...

Survey

17 Mar 2017

New polling shows that despite a concerted campaign from sectors of the federal government and coal and gas industries, public support remains very high for renewable energy, and for the strengthening of state and federal targets.

Journal article

Cloud computing allows to utilize servers in efficient and scalable ways through exploitation of virtualization technology. In the Infrastructure-as-a-Server (IaaS) Cloud model, many virtualized servers (instances) can be created on a single physical machine. There are many such Cloud providers that are now in widespread...

Journal article

With the global adoption of smart mobile devices equipped with localization capabilities and broad popularity of microblogging facilities like Twitter, the need for personal privacy has never been greater. This is especially so with computational and data processing infrastructures such as clouds that support big...

Research report

Digital data presents researchers and ethics committees with familiar and novel ethical issues. Accepted strategies for managing issues such as privacy and confidentiality, and informed consent, need rethinking. The qualities of digital data, including its mobility and replicability, present new kinds of ethical issues which...

Audio program

The Federal government is giving its strongest indication yet that its Centrelink income management trial could be expanded.

The Cashless Debit Card quarantines 80% of welfare payments and cannot pay for alcohol, gambling or be used to withdraw cash.

A growing number of...

Commentary

As we head towards a southern hemisphere winter, many people are wondering if it’s worth getting the flu vaccine.

Generally speaking, if you are vaccinated, you’re less likely to get the flu. But that’s not the whole story.

For most healthy people, it’s...

Research report

22 Dec 2016

Overview

This book offers a practical guide for policy advisors and their managers, grounded in the author’s extensive experience as a senior policy practitioner in central and local government. Effective policy advising does not proceed in ‘cycles’ or neatly ordered ‘stages’ and ‘steps’,...

Guide

Outlines key information about the Anzac landing in Gallipoli and provides further resources.

Working paper

Rational: Chronic disease is a major agent in the gap in expected life span of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, which some see as the result of self-inflicted lifestyle choices. This need not be the case, however.

Method: An economic optimisation model is...

Literature review

Working paper

This report is a review of current literature and research on climate change projections, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, energy futures and carbon economies in remote Australia. It is intended to inform research frameworks and directions for the research project Climate Change Adaptation, Energy Futures and Carbon...

Literature review

Working paper

This report reviews the existing literature about the temporary mobility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Australia. It follows a number of other literature reviews on this topic, including Habibis et al. (2010), Memmott et al. (2004) and a comprehensive survey article...

Guide

Introduction

In February 2017, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced a list of significant anniversary dates which will be the focus of commemoration during 2017. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website provides, where known, further information about the location and nature of...

Working paper

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) allows people to learn from past experiences, improve service delivery, plan and allocate resources and demonstrate results as part of accountability to stakeholders. M&E also assists in keeping projects on track, providing a basis for reassessing priorities and creating an evidence...

Literature review

Working paper

This purpose of this paper is to initiate discussion about remote education as a system. The school is an integral part of any education system, as are the political, economic, cultural and socioeconomic factors that generally occur outside of the school boundary. In particular, this...

Journal article

Abstract

News coverage of Islamic extremism is reigniting debates about the media’s role in promoting prejudice toward Muslims. Psychological theories of media-induced prejudice date to the 1950’s, and find support from controlled experiments. However, national-scale studies of media effects on Muslim prejudice are...

Literature review

Working paper

Australia is committed to ‘closing the gap’ in disadvantage in remote Australia. The question for agencies, organisations and businesses is how to close the gaps that have grown over the past 200 years. What is required is ‘something truly different in the market that makes...

Research report

Overview

Achieving intended sentence outcomes depends on how efficiently and effectively the court's prison sentence is administered.

Some sentence calculations are simple. Others are more complex, involving considerations such as multiple convictions, specific sentence requirements under various State and/or Commonwealth legislation, and...

Research report

30 Mar 2017

Summary

Water is an essential constituent of healthy, productive soils. It serves to bind and secure the physical particulates in soil structure and is the medium by which natural chemicals and essential trace element nutrients are transported to plants. Without water, plants cannot...

Research report

This report presents the findings of a 2015 Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship research project. It discusses cross-system collaborative efforts in the US, Scotland and Denmark to keep young people in school and out of the justice system and puts forward 12 recommendations for improvements...

Presentation

31 Mar 2017

Opening remarks

The Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO’s) coverage of environmental matters reflects the responsibilities of the Australian Government and the AuditorGeneral’s mandate for conducting performance audits. The approach adopted by the ANAO to auditing environment programs and activities is similar in manner...

Research report

Introduction

The Commission published its inaugural Snapshot Report on asylum seekers, refugees and human rights in October 2013. The intent of the Report was to provide parliamentarians, key commentators and the community with a clear understanding of the human rights issues that arise...

Research report

15 Apr 2017

This report proposes principles to guide contemporary media and communications policymaking in democratic countries seeking to improve the contributions those operations and systems make to society. It articulates statements of principles to inform the development of policy objectives and policy mechanisms and to provide consistency...

Research report

The inuence of social media platforms and technology companies is having a greater effect on American journalism than even the shift from print to digital. There is a rapid takeover of traditional publishers' roles by companies including Facebook, Snapchat, Google, and Twitter shows no sign...

Working paper

We estimate whether there are productivity gains from ultrafast broadband (UFB) adoption and whether any gains are higher when firms undertake complementary organisational investments. Using an IV strategy based on proximity to schools (that were targeted in the UFB roll-out), we find that the average...

Working paper

As is the case in most developed countries, the population of New Zealand is ageing numerically and structurally. Population ageing can have important effects on the distribution of personal income within and between urban areas. The age structure of the population may affect the distribution...

Working paper

15 Apr 2017

We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show that fibre broadband increases primary schools’ passing rates in standardised assessments by roughly one percentage point. Estimates are robust to alternative specifications,...

Journal article

The intelligence leaks from Edward Snowden in 2013 unveiled the sophistication and extent of data collection by the United States’ National Security Agency and major global digital firms prompting domestic and international debates about the balance between security and privacy, openness and enclosure, accountability and...

Technical report

This report commisioned by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) from an Independant Panel of experts focuses on the design, construction and land influences on the performance of Wellington’s Statistics House during the 14 November Kāikoura earthquake in New Zealand.

Statistics House is...

Commentary

Article

If the great clean energy ideas of tomorrow are not supported at their birth the renewables revolution won’t happen. That’s why investor support is so important, writes Dan Cass.

Commentary

Article

In order to win hearts and minds the renewable energy industry needs to shift from describing technologies to illustrating the benefits they bring, writes Dan Cass.

Research report

The Parentline service provides benefits to both parents and to children living in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Parents report that the service assists them in developing confidence in how to manage parenting issues and concerns, offers reassuring and professional information and it provides an...

Research report

Within the construction industry, as elsewhere, organisations develop strategic plans for increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – but what makes for a good plan?

Eighteen people with significant Indigenous economic participation or social procurement experience from industry, government and...

Research report

The objective of this report, commissioned by Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA), was to begin a national conversation as to how investing in coordinated strategies to increase family-based prevention and early intervention services can be utilised in Australia to better address priority health and...

Research report

This report presents the Ministry’s employment forecasts to 2025. Employment is forecast to grow by 1.9 per cent annually, adding about 48,000 workers on average per year to the workforce in the next 10 years. Employment growth is projected to remain above the long-run average...

Research report

This report was commissioned by the Blind Foundation to analyse the economic impact of improved access to employment for people with disabilities (PWD) in New Zealand. Two scenarios were considered:

Scenario 1 models the impact of increasing employment among PWD to show what might...

Research report

This short report summarises Statistics New Zealand's investigation into the effect of motherhood on women’s pay in New Zealand. It is intended to guide future research in this area by measuring the difference in the gender pay gap between parents and non-parents of both sexes....

Commentary

Article

Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having...

Audio program

There are calls for a national approach to overcoming childhood obesity, with concerns that some kids are missing out on important advice about exercise and nutrition.

Experts say that part of the problem is that there is no Medicare Item Number, making it difficult...

Audio program

Fairfax has announced a further shakeup of its media business in a bid to reduce its editorial budget by $30 million.

Editorial staff at mastheads including The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are again facing redundancies, though it's not yet known how many...

Audio interview

The ACTU is gearing up for a major campaign in the lead up to the next election to change the workplace laws.

The push for stronger worker protections comes as union battles break out on a number of fronts, including over the cuts to...

Journal article

In recent years multiple novel influenza A strains have emerged in humans. We reviewed publically available data to summarise epidemiological characteristics of distinct avian influenza viruses known to cause human infection and describe changes over time. Most recently identified zoonotic strains have emerged in China...

Research report

Making change within government is not easy. Our research interviewed over 150 people working across all tiers of government across Australia. As result, Hacking the Bureaucracy provides an overview to what innovation is taking place inside government and the steps and best practices that motivated...

Working paper

This report presents key finding of research about monitoring and evaluation methodologies for which Ninti One has been contracted by FaHCSIA. It also provides recommendations and advice on the subject. The analysis and recommendations draw on the experience of Ninti One and the Desert Knowledge...

Research report

A comprehensive understanding of vegetation and fire dynamics and their interactions is important for effective land management in central arid Australia, the majority of which is vegetated with natural and semi-natural (grazed) vegetation. The potential loss of fire-sensitive populations of tree and shrub species and...

Report

15 Dec 2016

Each year through this publication CEDA delivers for members a reflection on the most influential and interesting speeches on the CEDA stage.

With a Federal Election here in Australia, and unexpected international events, from the Brexit result to the election of Donald Trump as...

Research report

15 Nov 2013

In 2009, the Australian Feral Camel Management Project was established with support from the Australian Government to manage the impacts of feral camels on:

• nominated environmental sites, which are generally rangelands water sources and surrounding vegetation (Figure 2)

• pastoral vegetation and...

Research report

19 Aug 2014

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP) was a partnership of 20 organisations, supported by the Australian Government, that was contracted in 2010 to reduce the density of feral camels, with the primary aim of decreasing the threat to the ecological and biodiversity value at...

Research report

Case study

The New South Wales Department of Juvenile Justice (JJNSW) has piloted the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) in Werrington and Newcastle. The program adheres to the international evidence-based Multisystemic Therapy (MST) approach. The ISP targets chronic juvenile offenders and seeks to empower caregivers to enhance parenting...

Research report

On 13 October 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and interim report by 28 November 2016 and final report by 1 February 2017:

(a) the experience of closures of electricity generators and other large...

Annual Report

This Choosing Wisely Australia report details their achievements since launching last year. The report argues that there is a strong appetite in the community for better conversations about the appropriate use of tests, treatments and procedures. More and more people are engaging in the concept...

Strategy

With the Australian economy undergoing rapid structural change, the nation and its policy-makers are faced with the question: where will the jobs of tomorrow come from? Supporting and growing those Australian industries that are well-placed to innovate and create the next wave of employment growth...

Commentary

Article

The former leader of the Liberal party, John Hewson, has recently made several bold claims in the Australian media about the centrality of the economics profession, arguing that “we need economists more than ever to understand the world.” He argues that his economist colleagues are...

Journal article

This article argues that mental health services need to be designed according to the specific needs of Indigenous families, including support for those who are suffering distress related to forced removal.

Research report

All figures in this report, unless otherwise credited, are based on the output of the Desktop database of Bloomberg New Energy Finance – an online portal to the world’s most comprehensive database of investors, projects and transactions in clean energy.

The Bloomberg New Energy...

Research report

Inclusionary zoning (the rules that require affordable housing in new developments) raises fears of a negative impact on neighbouring properties.

We analysed detailed house price data from Queenstown for 2008-2016 and found no significant negative impact on house price changes. The difference in house...

Research report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) initial National Transportation Noise Map shows that more than 97 percent of the U.S. population has the potential to be exposed to noise from aviation and Interstate highways at levels below 50 decibels or roughly...

Journal article

28 Mar 2017

This paper assesses the emergence of a global ‘infrastructure turn’ and its implications for urban scholarship.

Website

1 Jan 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate solar and living roofs on most new construction. With the passage of this legislation, between 15% and 30% of roof space on most new construction projects will incorporate solar, living roofs, or...

Journal article

This paper uses discourse analysis to explore individuals’ use of two discourses in Scottish rural health community participation. It explores interview texts from a community participation project to design new services. Findings show that some community members employ discourses of rural localness and tradition to...

Journal article

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate a community paramedicine program in rural Ontario, Canada, through the perceptions and experiences of consumers.

DESIGN:

An observational ethnographic approach was used to acquire qualitative data through informal discussions, semi-structured interviews and direct observation...

Journal article

This article explores what happened, over the longer term, after a community participation exercise to design future rural service delivery models, and considers perceptions of why more follow-up actions did or did not happen. The study, which took place in 2014, revisits three Scottish communities...

Journal article

The article examines the representation of housing risk in contemporary Australian policy discourse through a critical analysis of two policy texts from the recent Victorian Coalition government (2010–2014). Drawing on governmentality theory and contemporary debates on neoliberalism, it examines how these policy texts perpetuate a...

Journal article

3 Mar 2014

A major challenge for urban Australia and its fast growing cities in particular is the provision of an adequate supply of appropriately located, affordable and sustainable housing across a range of dwelling types. A related challenge involves attempts by the metropolitan planning agencies in the...

Journal article

19 Mar 2013

Consumption is a transcending challenge for the 21st century that is stimulating research on multiple pathways required to deliver a more environmentally sustainable future. This paper is nested in what is a much larger field of research on sustainable consumption and reports on part of...

Journal article

1 Jan 2012

This article analyzes data from a major household survey in Melbourne, Australia, to assess the relative importance of each of the five sets of predictors—individual (structural and attitudinal) and contextual (household, dwelling, and locational)—to an explanation of urban resource consumption that encompasses water, energy, housing,...

Research report

This Global Status Report by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) reconfirms the significance of building energy consumption as a contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also shows that efforts to decarbonise the building sector through the implementation of comprehensive policy...

Chapter

15 Jun 2014

This chapter aims to update the knowledge on the building sector since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) from a mitigation perspective. Buildings and activities in buildings are responsible for a significant share of GHG emissions, but they are also...

Journal article

Buildings are key to low-carbon development everywhere, and many countries have introduced building energy codes to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Yet, building energy codes can only deliver results when the codes are implemented. For this reason, studies of building energy codes need to consider...

Conference paper

The building sector has been identified as a sector with large potential for delivering energy savings and mitigation of GHG emissions. Yet it has been unclear what the specific role of building energy efficiency codes play in achieving these savings. Thererfore, between July 2011 and...

Conference paper

The Malaysian building sector approximately consumes 53% of national electricity generated, and emits 5,301 ktons of greenhouse gases (GHG) with an annual growth rate of 6.4%. While voluntary codes of practice for energy efficiency and use or renewable energy exist for non-residential buildings, Malaysia has...

Journal article

17 Mar 2016

The separation of Australian housing production from its consumption has long-term consequences for sustainability in the built environment, and for anticipatory adaptation to climate change. This article investigates how the institutional structure of the Australian private housing development industry influences its risk profile and its...

Journal article

The Australian government is constructing a National Broadband Network (NBN), which at an estimated cost of $43 billion will be Australia's largest ever infrastructure project. The NBN, if its full benefits are to be realized, raises a number of important, but largely unexplored, questions for...

Journal article

Super city amalgamations are cast as a contemporary solution to the challenges of planning across borders. In 2010, Auckland was ‘super-sized’ into a unitary metropolitan authority to govern, plan, and manage the metropolitan city region. We argue that this super-sizing comprises a mode of ‘governance...

Research report

9 Apr 2017

Overview

The consumer-directed aged care (CDC) reforms are an important opportunity to showcase the benefits of market-based reforms to often sceptical and change-averse members of the public. Given the broader implications, this report warns that the CDC reforms could fall short of their...

Research report

This paper provides a comprehensive set of statistical tables regarding the 2016 Federal election held on 2 July 2016

The tables contain: national, state and regional summaries; electoral division details; two-party preferred figures; and party strengths in the respective Houses of Parliament

There...

Research report

‘Life expectancy’ measures how many years, on average, a person of a given age can expect to live if current death rates do not change. While life expectancy is an important indicator of population health, people’s health and wellbeing are also increasingly being considered in...

Book

Overview

This book represents the first consolidated history of vocational education and training in the Northern Territory. Not only does the story present a chronological account of events, people and institutions, it also offers an explanation of how the system actually works and...

Research report

6 Apr 2017

Summary

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network believes that roughly 70 million people will require food aid across 45 countries in 2017. There are four countries (Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) that house 5,000,001-10,000,000 people that need emergency food assistance while also...

Research report

4 Apr 2017

Summary

The Indian Ocean has always been, and will remain, on the strategic radar of great powers. Given its strategic location with abundant oil, mineral resources and fisheries, and being a hub of vast seaborne global trade and oil routes, it has turned...

Research report

There is a strong perception that the system of detention in the Northern Territory is failing.

It is failing our young people, it is failing those who work in the system and it is also failing the people of the Northern Territory who are...

Research report

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is required to inquire into, among other things, ‘what institutions and governments should do to achieve best practice in encouraging the reporting of, and responding to reports or information about, allegations, incidents...

Discussion paper

15 Aug 2013

The ACCC is considering the implementation of a monitoring and reporting program in relation to the performance of broadband Internet services in Australia, subject to securing financial support.

A broadband performance monitoring and reporting program would involve testing data transfer rates and other quality...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2014

On 4 June 2014 the ACCC released a position paper on the design specifications for a possible fixed-line broadband performance monitoring and reporting program in Australia. This paper represents the conclusion to a consultation process commenced in late 2013 and specifies the key attributes that...

Research report

Summary

In July 2016 the Department of Human Services (DHS) - Centrelink launched a new online compliance intervention (OCI) system for raising and recovering debts. The OCI matches the earnings recorded on a customer’s Centrelink record with historical employer-reported income data from the...

Research report

The ACCC recently completed a pilot broadband performance monitoring and reporting program (Pilot Program). The Pilot Program tested approximately 90 Melbourne-based home fixed-line broadband connections on various technologies over a three-month period, with a particular focus on the technical and practical elements of introducing a...

Commentary

Article

A new report released by Friends of the Earth Australia points to serious problems with Commonwealth legislation governing the push to establish a national nuclear waste facility in South Australia.

The report - written by Monash University fifth-year law student Amanda Ngo -’ concerns...

Research report

The number of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide saw a dramatic drop in 2016, mainly due to shifting policies in Asia, according to a new report released today by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and CoalSwarm. The report is the third annual survey of the...

Research report

This study investigated the most appropriate and beneficial shared home ownership models for people with disability. While shared ownership brings potential benefits such as can enhancing housing choice, security of tenure and sense of ownership, it can expose people to debt risks. Capital investment by...

Journal article

9 Dec 2016

Reduction of the dependence of modern society on fossil fuels is urgent. Electric power from wind and solar energy can be stored in a rechargeable battery. What is needed to reduce greenhouse gases is a safe, low-cost rechargeable battery with a high volumetric energy density...

Transcript

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, addressed the issue of housing affordability in an hour-long lecture hosted by AHURI at the State Library in Melbourne on Monday 10 April.

Article

28 Feb 2017

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars...

Journal article

1 Sep 2013

Since Clifford Lynch’s infamous call to arms (2003), academic libraries have been wasting their time trying to change the scholarly communication system on the feeblest of rationalizations. Proper librarians know that the current system is obviously the most sustainable, since it’s lasted this long and...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

The report identifies four phases of variable renewable energy (VRE) integration, each with certain characteristics and operational priorities.

Journal article

The adoption of open access (OA) policies that require participation rather than request it, is often accompanied by concerns about whether such mandates violate researchers’ academic freedoms. This issue has not been well explored, particularly in the Canadian context. However the recent adoption of an...

C40 offers a Case Study Library – making it easier than ever for city officials, researchers, and urban stakeholders to explore the growing collection of more than 500 unique, world-leading solutions taking place across C40 cities. These case studies are sourced from publications like the...

Journal article

15 Mar 2017

Thirty years of public health research have demonstrated that improved indoor environmental quality is associated with better health outcomes. Recent research has demonstrated an impact of the indoor environment on cognitive function. We recruited 109 participants from 10 high-performing buildings in five U.S. cities. In...

Research report

Report series commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
5 Apr 2017

This first of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016 focuses on monetary giving by philanthropists and by philanthropic institutions including trusts, foundations and evolving forms of collective giving.

Research report

This research reports on key findings from an international investigation into what others are doing around the world in OECD countries to engage young people, particularly girls, in STEM. This research was conducted by Barbara Cail STEM Fellows, Ms Chapman and Dr Vivian, who travelled...

Research report

5 Apr 2017

Introduction

This publication is an initiative of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific. The RCG seeks to not only link the region with the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, but also to provide...

Research report

The 2016 Urban Development Program Report provides an updated analysis of supply and demand for residential and industrial land across metropolitan Melbourne.

The past five years have seen historically high housing growth throughout Melbourne's growth areas and established areas, with dwelling approvals averaging approximately...

Research report

11 Apr 2017

Overview

On 28 February 2017, 42-year-old Australian national Haisem Zahab was arrested and charged with foreign incursion offences for allegedly assisting Islamic State (IS). He was reportedly seeking to develop defensive technology to detect coalition laser-guided munitions in Iraq and Syria and to...

Commentary

Article

Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.

The positioning of critical infrastructure is crucial to our understanding of the world we live in and how we...

Commentary

Article

Opposition to proposed road projects has become a feature of state and federal elections.

In our recently published paper, we compared road projects in Melbourne (East West Link), Sydney (WestConnex) and Perth (Perth Freight Link). Based on observational, policy and media analysis, we found...

Research report

Sydney is in the grip of a housing affordability crisis. Not only does Australia’s biggest city possess some of the world’s most expensive real estate, it’s also going to need 725,000 new homes to cope with projected population growth over the next two decades....

Statistics

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...

Strategy

Executive summary

New Zealand’s population is ageing and an increasing number of people are living longer. All sectors recognise the imperative to prepare for these trends. In the health sector, our system needs to change to meet the growing demand for palliative care,...

Research report

Describes the key themes which emerged during a consultation process for policy options for the regulation of electronic cigarettes in New Zealand.

Introduction

The Ministry of Health has consulted on policy options for the regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), including possible amendments...

Research report

24 Mar 2017

Our indicator reports monitor changes over the Transforming Health program implementation. We selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps :

Too many deaths occur in our hospitals...

Research report

Every year the Productivity Commission releases its Report on Government Services (RoGS), providing information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. RoGS includes a Health volume that covers primary and community health, ambulance, public hospitals and mental health.

This report...

Research report

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. Around 178,000 first and later year undergraduate students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs) participated in the 2016 SES. The survey is designed to collect...

Research report

14 Jun 2016

A fundamental shift is occurring in the management of cyber risk. The idea that cyberattacks are increasingly likely—and perhaps inevitable—is beginning to take hold among executives and boards. Business leaders are realizing that we have interconnected our world mostly using technologies designed for sharing information,...

Commentary

Article

The global focus on US President Donald Trump has largely been on his inflammatory rhetoric and relative inexperience. A less substantive body of commentary has considered his policy platform, including his economic policies.

Trump is not the first to identify increased infrastructure as a...

Technical report

This report describes the assessment carried out by VEAC of conservation values of state forests in the four regional forest agreement areas in eastern Victoria. The approach taken for this assessment was to add value to the substantial existing knowledge of biodiversity and ecological values...

Research report

15 Jun 2014

During the past decade, Australian governments have widely promoted adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and energy efficient measures (EEMs) by households and businesses as a way to reduce reliance on grid - supplied energy and shift energy use outside peak periods. However, it is...

Research report

Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a family-strengthening program that helps build positive relationships between parents, schools and the broader community. At its core is an evidence-based eight week program designed to facilitate social support, greater parental self-efficacy, better child behaviour and improved educational outcomes....

Research report

This research report provides an analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote tourism enterprise approaches to creating value for visitors in remote Australia. This report is part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Product project and was developed by the Cooperative Research...

Research report

The Art Economies Value Chain (AEVC) project was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) and supported by Southern Cross University and Curtin University. The AEVC research seeks to understand the production and sale of visual art from Aboriginal and Torres...

Research report

Agreements negotiated under the regime created by the Native Title Act (1993) are often seen as having the potential to address disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and promote Aboriginal economic independence. This applies particularly to regional Western Australia, where remote communities...

Research report

Intensifying climate change remains the biggest threat to coral reefs around the world, with rising sea surface temperatures driving widespread bleaching events, according to the Climate Council’s latest report.

This report shows worsening bleaching events are also placing tourism and global economies at risk,...

Research report

4 Apr 2017

The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is the first national survey that directly links the experiences of graduates to the views of their direct supervisors. The ESS is undertaken on a systematic basis by asking employed graduates who participated in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) four...

Working paper

13 Apr 2017

We use linked employer-employee data from 2004–2012, combined with individual qualifications data from 1994–2012, to study how graduates with different skills fare in the labour market in the six years after studying. We find that graduates experience improvements in earnings, and that they systematically move...

Research report

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), in partnership with the Small Business Commissioners in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and in association with the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) and the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM),...

Audio program

The revelation that internet company TPG is planning to become Australia's fourth main mobile phone company has sent shockwaves through the telecommunications industry.

TPG plans to spend around $1.9 billion to build a new 4G mobile phone network, and the news has sent Telstra's...

Blog post

There have been reports that the Government was considering winding up the Work for the Dole program as part of this year’s Budget. However, in a subsequent media release, Federal Employment Minister, Michaelia Cash, stated that the gGovernment will not be abolishing Work for the...

Blog post

Nobody ever published scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences to get rich. But these days the question is how publishers can afford to produce them at all, especially as the main customers for those books—academic libraries—face ever-shrinking budgets, and the open-access movement has...

Journal article

3 Apr 2017

Abstract:

Since the early 2000s, there has been an explosion in the usage of the term open, arguably stemming from the advent of networked technologies — including the Internet and mobile technologies. ‘Openness’ seems to be everywhere, and takes many forms: from open...

Journal article

15 May 2004

The authors investigated empirical research into occupational stress interventions conducted in Australia within the past 10 years. They focused on evidence published and the quality of the evidence base. All intervention studies were conducted in the public sector. Only 1 study reached the gold standard...

Conference paper

10 Apr 2001

The health needs of rural communities have been increasingly recognised as an area of concern, particularly due to the lack of accessible and available mental health and social services. High levels of need for psychological intervention have been identified, however only recently have strategies concerning...

Journal article

1 Jun 2011

Abstract

Objective

To compare workplace conditions and levels of occupational stress in two samples of Australian nurses.

Design

The research adopted a cross‐sectional design, using a structured questionnaire.

Setting

Health centres in very remote Australia...

Journal article

15 Dec 2007

This study used the Job Demands–Resources (JD-R) model, developed in the context of occupational well-being in the paid workforce, to examine the antecedents of burnout and connectedness in the formal volunteer rural ambulance officer vocation ( N = 487). Structural equation modeling using self-reports provide...

Journal article

25 Jul 2011

Orientation: Job characteristics are well accepted as sources of burnout and engagement amongst employees; psychosocial safety climate may precede work conditions.

Research purpose: We expanded the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) model by proposing psychosocial safety climate (PSC) as a precursor to...

Journal article

1 Apr 2016

The purpose of learning in Islamic schools should be to facilitate transformation on the path to ma’rifatu'Llah . Transformation over compliance would therefore best characterise those behaviour management models most appropriate for Islamic schools. But unfortunately, behaviour management models are often adopted in Islamic schools...

Commentary

Article

23 Nov 2015

There has been relentless media criticism of Islam and Muslims since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

Since then, we have heard of an increased level of physical and verbal abuse hurled at Australian Muslims. We have been overwhelmed by calls from parents...

Journal article

1 Oct 2015

During the last 30 years ‘Islamic’ or Muslim schools have sprung up in Europe, North America and Australia. Reasons for the establishment of these schools generally pertain to Islamic faith and quality of education. Parents desire their children to be positive participants in, and contributors...

Annual Report

17 Mar 2017

After one full year of operations, Digital Rights Watch has released its inaugural annual report.

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

Abstract

In recent years, public agencies have frequently deployed behavioural insights to generate benefits for society, through encouraging citizens to comply with official requests, and more generally encouraging them to cooperate with public agencies to help deliver outcomes of collective benefit. In parallel,...

Commentary

Article

5 Jul 2002

In this paper from the recent Media, Terrorism and a Culture of Peace conference, Peter Mares looks at how the media participated in a manufactured panic

ON 10 NOVEMBER 2001 Australians voted in an extraordinary federal election. Rather than focussing on traditional domestic...

Commentary

27 Nov 2002

Historian Ken Inglis, author of This is the ABC, looks back, and forward...

THE ABC first went to air on 1 July 1932. The seventieth anniversary has set off much rejoicing, on the air and around the country. One of the oldest ABC...

Article

11 Feb 2003

Tim Rowse reflects on three conferences about Indigenous rights and the campaign for a treaty.

Other text

20 Jun 2003

LET ME start this presentation by quoting a few of the front page headlines that have appeared in the British press during the past few months.

Stop the asylum invasion. New shambles over asylum. Poison gang are asylum seekers....

Article

9 Sep 2010

Lyn Carson argues that citizen assemblies do have a lot to offer if they are done the right way.

The real test of a democracy is not whether it can overcome its disagreements, but how it...

Guide

9 Nov 2010

Overview

The consumer movement of the 20th century greatly advanced consumer rights such as the right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to safety, the right to be informed, and the right to choose. In the digital age of the 21st century,...

Guide

9 Nov 2010

The importance of meeting the needs and expectations of consumers is well established – the happier customers are, the better. Yet there is strong evidence to suggest that the customer experience in the telecommunications industry is suffering. This Guide outlines statistics and policy on customer...

Guide

10 Nov 2010

Support is growing for the idea that broadband Internet access will lead society towards a digital economy and revolutionise access to work, health, education and other essential services.

Is broadband access a basic consumer right? How fast does that Internet access need to be?...

9 May 2013

The NT government’s abolition of the Banned Drinkers Register has divided opinion in Central Australia, writes Eleanor Hogan in Inside Story.

Alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory, and in Alice Springs in particular, has long been notoriously high. In 2000, prior to the implementation...

Guide

18 Dec 2013

The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Education section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits according to Google analytics

The most popular report from the Education section in 2013 was about the role of expertise in public debate....

Guide

18 Dec 2013

The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Health section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits on Google analytics.

Disability was a key area of interest for Policy Online readers in 2013. This likely reflects its increased political salience,...

Guide

18 Dec 2013

These are the ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's International section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits on Google analytics

Reports on asylum seekers feature heavily, as do reports on global environmental problems, and government reports on foreign...

Guide

18 Dec 2013

The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Social Policy section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits on google analytics.

The most popular topic was asylum seekers, reflecting how prominent the issue has been in Australian politics. Other reports...

Guide

18 Dec 2013

The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Indigenous section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits according to Google analytics.

The most popular Indigenous reports in 2013 focused on health issues, and on the limited progress so far in...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

In mid-2013, Swinburne University of Technology set out to increase Indigenous participation in higher education using online learning platforms and new methods of student support. More than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students participated in the Indigenous Futures Collaboration project between 2014 and 2016,...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

Concrete is the second most used material after water and the production of cement is responsible for 5–8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The development of low-carbon concretes is pursued worldwide to help the construction industry make its contribution to decarbonising the built environment and...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

This CRC for Low Carbon Living project investigates the role that media plays in shaping home renovation practices. This second report tells the story of the Home Renovators’ Media World. It provides a more detailed and nuanced understanding of the roles of media in home...

Strategy

30 Jun 2014

Overview

The Minister for Planning, the Hon John Day MLA, launched the State Planning Strategy 2050 in June 2014.

The State Planning Strategy provides the strategic context for planning and development decisions throughout the State.

Prepared by the Department of Planning...

Research report

3 Apr 2017

Summary

Diabetes is associated with a range of potential complications, including foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. Nearly half of lower limb amputations involve above or below knee amputation; the remainder, which are classified as minor, involve toes or feet. Diabetic foot ulcers...

Conference paper

30 May 2016

The frequency and intensity of urban heatwaves (UHWs) have been growing worldwide due to climate change and the exacerbating effects of urban heat islands (UHIEs). UHWs have many negative impacts, including excess negative health outcomes (e.g. morbidity), energy (consumption and peak demand) and water consumption....

Conference paper

7 Dec 2016

Heatwaves are Australia’s most deadly natural hazard and the principle driver of peak electricity demand in South Australia. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit the use of air-conditioning. Meanwhile, the desire for...

Journal article

3 Apr 2017

Background: Changes to the software used in general practice could improve the collection of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of all patients, and boost access to healthcare measures specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples provided directly or indirectly by general...

Research report

29 Mar 2017

The articles in this Strategic Insights paper, originally published on the ASPI Strategist website throughout March 2017, include analysis about what women, peace and security (WPS) means for Australia’s defence and national security.

The authors of individual pieces are Elisabeth Buchan, Amanda Fielding, Jenny...

Research report

31 Mar 2017

Introduction

This Research paper updates the Parliamentary Library’s Federal Election Results 1901–2014 paper published in 2014. It contains a summary of the federal elections—House of Representatives and Senate—held from 1901 to the latest in 2016. Brief comments on each election are provided in...

Briefing paper

3 Apr 2017

Overview

Sydney’s house prices have long been a concern for policymakers and the wider community. Debate continues over the causes of Sydney’s sustained house price growth, though most agree that some combination of demand fundamentals and supply constraints have led to the house...

Statistics

3 Apr 2017

Introduction

This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2016, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2016. The data were extracted from the Computerised...

Journal article

24 Jan 2017

For a generation, governments around the world have been committed to sustainable development as a policy goal. This has been supported by an array of new policies ranging from international agreements, to national strategies, environmental laws at many levels of government, regional programs, and local...

Research report

3 Apr 2017

Aim: To report on the age profile of the NSW offender population with particular attention given to older offenders.

Method: This is a descriptive study utilising criminal court data from BOCSAR’s Reoffending Database and inmate census data from Corrective Services NSW....

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

Abstract

This paper explores the nature of relations between public officials and community workers, drawing on empirical data from a study on Indigenous patrols in New South Wales, Australia. Patrol workers interact with public officials from various state entities who are tasked with...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

Overview

Research from the Australia institute has calculated the impact of the recent Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates on the Commonwealth Budget.

The paper from Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, found reduced income tax collection from...

Research report

31 Mar 2017

Summary

A growing and ageing population and an ageing health workforce creates challenges for New Zealand to have the right health professionals in the right place, at the right time for our future needs.

Health Workforce New Zealand’s mandate is to build...

Research report

30 Mar 2017

Summary: This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care.

We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex conditions...