May 2017

Report

30 May 2017

This evidence review aimed to identify current best evidence about the effectiveness and content of programs and practices, in Australia and internationally, aimed at treating children with problem sexual behaviour (aged under 10), harmful sexual behaviour (aged 10–17), and children who have sexually offended (aged 10–17).

Discussion paper

Findings from a survey of women in rural medicine
15 Feb 2001

Rural medical workforce shortage it is critical to have recruitment and retention strategies in place in NSW to suit the diversity of medical practitioners, male and female. During 2000 the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) surveyed female and male general practitioners and female specialists working...

Working paper

15 Jun 1999

This paper aims to contribute to our understanding of Australian household saving—to consider the motives for Australian household saving and the form in which household savings are held.

Discussion paper

15 May 2005

This paper uses household-level data to examine what determines the ownership of residential property and the holding of property debt by households in Australia.

Conference paper

20 Apr 2000

This conference paper, from the General Manager Aboriginal & Community Relations Rio Tinto Limited, explores aspects of negotiation between mining companies and Aboriginal Australians.

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2003

This paper uses household level data from the HILDA survey to relate households' leverage to their observed characteristics. It also models the decisions to own a home and to have debt against it.

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2001

Australia’s household sector appears to hold a greater proportion of its wealth in dwellings than do households in other countries. Average dwelling prices in Australia also appear to be high relative to household income, but dwellings in Australia are not noticeably higher in quality than...

Data portal

31 May 2017

In this portal, you can access an updated set of Family Violence Database dashboards containing interactive visualisations of key measures of family violence, detailed Excel data tables with these key measures available to download and explanatory materials and definitions for the information in these pages....

Audio interview

31 May 2017

Some of the biggest players in Australian media will launch a bid today to convince the Senate to pass the federal government's long waited media reform package

Strategy

19 May 2017

The NSW Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy.

Report

26 May 2017

Disproportionate rates of Indigenous imprisonment are unfair, unsafe and unaffordable, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Report

24 May 2017

This research looks at examples of charities leading the way, in order to inject new thinking into the sector about how charities can respond to these challenges.

Report

A graphical summary of the 2017-18 Budget relative to the 2016-17 MYEFO, showing the impact of key policy decisions and other factors
31 May 2017

These charts provide a visual summary of the key drivers of the change between the 2016–17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and the 2017–18 Budget.

Article

26 May 2017

NSW households looking to reduce their energy bills by using power at off-peak times may want to think again, as new research suggests that time of use electricity tariffs could prove a costly mistake.

Report

30 May 2017

This is the first national report on 22 newly developed Indigenous eye health measures, and examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Commentary

31 May 2017

Commentary by ShelterSA Executive Director, Alice Clark.

Report

29 May 2017

This study, conducted by Shelter SA, the peak body for housing in South Australia, constitutes the first methodical look at rooming housing in South Australia since 2003.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 10
15 Jan 1989

This paper describes the state of metropolitan planning in Adelaide in the late 1980s.

Article

30 May 2017

Leaked documents reveal Commonwealth bureaucrats are considering a proposal to simplify how public hospitals are funded in Australia.

Discussion paper

Addressing physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK
30 May 2017

This report compares and assesses the policies that regulate the physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Journal article

17 Feb 2017

Using a sample of 201 randomly selected rural adults (18–94 years, 66% female), this study explores rural South Australians’ barriers to help-seeking for skin cancer detection.

Briefing paper

15 Jul 2003

This paper addresses the question of how changes in stock market wealth and housing wealth affect consumption expenditure in Australia. We approach the problem using a panel of Australian states, for which we construct data on housing and stock market wealth.

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets

Journal article

1 Jan 1997

This article identifies and discusses some of the main technical factors affecting both poverty measurement and distributional analysis.

Journal article

1 Jan 1995

Discusses some of the challenges, frustrations and obstacles experienced by remote area nurses (RANs).

Conference paper

16 Apr 1998

Will the current superannuation arrangements in Australia provide adequate retirement incomes for women?

Research report

State of the State 2017
18 May 2017

This report finds that the resilience of New Zealand households should be an explicit focus of government policy.

Chapter

26 Feb 2014

Despite significant advancements in the legal framework for Native Title and stated commitments to corporate social responsibility towards local Indigenous populations, this study suggests that Indigenous communities leveraged minimal benefits from the mining boom in terms of employment opportunity.

Journal article

1 Jan 2002

This study supports the theory that undergraduate rural clinical experience can have a positive influence on the recruitment of health professionals to rural areas.

Report

24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. This audit examined the effectiveness of ICT strategic planning in the public health sector.

Working paper

Department of Health and Aged Care occasional papers: new series no. 7
15 Aug 1999

This paper focuses on projecting acute care hospital costs for public and private patients, and government expenditure on benefits paid for Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items and Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) items in the context of an ageing population.

Research report

22 May 2017

This report advises how to remove the access to justice barriers faced by injured people in New Zealand.

Research report

23 May 2017

This study aimed to find whether the Safer Pathway program is more effective in reducing domestic violence related offences (e.g. physical assault, threats of physical assault, intimidation) than the conventional response to such offences.

Journal article

15 Jan 2000

The aim of this document is to provide some direction and support to new non-Aboriginal teachers in remote Aboriginal community schools in the Northern Territory.

Research report

30 May 2017

As a result of the NSW Police Force conducting more mobile roadside drug tests, the number of persons charged and consequently found guilty of drug driving has rapidly increased since 2015.

Statistics

Statistical bulletin no. 03
28 May 2017

This paper examines the demographics of methamphetamine users and their employment, education and health outcomes.

Audio

14 May 2017

As the government talks up its commitment to infrastructure, some experts are querying whether the nation’s biggest transport project will solve the problem it was designed to fix. Paddy Manning investigates.

Report

National economic and social impact survey 2017
24 May 2017

This new survey of 1380 Salvation Army clients across the nation paints a very bleak picture of what life is like for a huge number of struggling Australians.

Strategy

30 May 2017

This update to Adelaide's 2010 plan responds to new imperatives for the city, including an ageing population, changing housing preferences and the need for a more widespread public transport network.

Research report

Research report and recommendations for healthcare providers and community workers
18 Apr 2017

This resource looks at how sexual and reproductive health is experienced and understood by recent migrant and refugee women.

Research report

22 May 2017

Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national jurisdictions responsible for almost one fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions are putting a price on carbon. This report reviews key developments and prospects of existing and emerging carbon initiatives.

Technical report

23 May 2017

This report concludes that a strong carbon-price is necessary to meet the world’s agreed climate goals in the most cost-effective way while fostering growth.

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not given a voice in the convention debates of the 1890s, which led to the drafting of the Constitution in 1901, and few were able to vote for it. This Discussion Paper sets out some of the different...

Strategy

26 May 2017

This statement, following the Uluru constitutional convention, calls for establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution and establishment of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations people.

Discussion paper

24 May 2017

This paper provides a high-level but comprehensive review of the status, as of mid-2016, of the artisanal and small-scale mining industry in post-conflict Bougainville, drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted during 2014–16.

Guide

CFCA Resource Sheet - May 2017
1 May 2017

This is a glossary of common terms used within LGBTIQ+ communities.

Report

Inquiry into the re-identification of coal workers' pneumoconiosis in Queensland
29 May 2017

This report contains 68 recommendations, as well as several findings, into the re-identification of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), or 'black lung disease,' in Queensland — a disease long thought eradicated.

Report

24 May 2017

The inquest into the deaths arising from the Lindt Café siege examined the circumstances surrounding, and issues arising in relation to, the deaths of Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Haron Monis in December 2014.

Research report

25 May 2017

Presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.

Research report

18 May 2017

This booklet aims to broaden the discussion around tax in New Zealand and covers a range of policy and theory topics.

Technical report

22 Mar 2017

This report shows the economic value of informal care in Australia and it clearly validates the importance of carers.

Report

24 May 2017

This report presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year.

Research report

24 May 2017

This report is about seeking ways to address the challenge of what data to collect and how to use it to support the generation of evidence about what works best in education, and the application of this evidence to inform decision making.

Journal article

29 May 2017

This study finds that the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents has increased over the past decade, and that a national policy framework is needed to reduce the incidence of premature deaths among Australians living in nursing homes.

Research report

29 May 2017

The 2016 US presidential election demonstrated the increasingly complex cyber and information environment in which democracies are operating.

Article

26 Sep 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a landmark commitment on climate change during his state visit to the United States., writes Alex Lo.

Strategy

Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women
1 May 2017

The Victorian government has released this strategy which aims to prevent and address family violence and all forms of violence against women.

Report

25 Apr 2017

This report looks at improving public transport customers’ experience by exposing the operations of government-owned bus and rail services to a competitive tender process, and selecting the best operator to provide services.

ANAO Report No.52 2016–17
23 May 2017

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the management of underperformance in the Australian Public Service (APS) and identify opportunities for improvement.

Research report

23 May 2017

This resource provides an overview of the young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds arriving in Australia between 2015 and 2016.

Report

24 May 2017

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2014 is an annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.

Report

1 Apr 2017

This in-depth investigation by Amnesty International reports that the Chinese authorities continue to enforce an elaborate secrecy system to obscure the shocking scale of executions in the country, despite repeated claims it is making progress towards judicial transparency.

Evaluation

1 May 2017

Based on the final project reports provided by grant recipients, there is clear evidence the programme assisted local councils and community groups to increase their energy efficiency. While the current Australian Government does not plan to introduce an emissions trading scheme (ETS), these projects are...

Research report

21 Apr 2004

This report is intended to help Australians address the question, ‘Has life in our country got better, especially during the past decade?’

Discussion paper

15 Aug 2003

This technical paper considers the housing, services and infrastructure needs created by population trends in the Greater Perth area.

Policy report

1 Jan 2007

This is the twelfth edition of the Report on Government Services since it was commissioned by Heads of Government (now COAG) in July 1993.

Discussion paper

6 Dec 2013

What is income inequality and what are the implications for Australian policy makers?

Guide

9 May 2017

This guide draws on a wealth of resources including the latest and seminal ideas on leadership. It is intended for emerging and established leaders across the social purpose ecosystem, from not-for-profits through social enterprises to socially responsible businesses.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 3
15 May 1988

Public ownership and development of land is a powerful means of controlling the development of an urban area, avoiding high speculative costs of land for housing and public purposes, and siphoning increases in land values that accompany urban growth into the public purse. This paper...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 2
15 Apr 1988

This paper looks at regulation as the primary instrument of planning in Australia. It examines some of the strengths and weaknesses of statutory processes and regulations, analyses their success in achieving urban policy objectives.

Working paper

15 Dec 1991

This paper looks at the history of owner occupation in Australia and discusses the costs and benefits - to individuals and to the community.

Article

25 May 2017

What steps can the government take to help access more private capital to address some of our greatest social issues?

Audio

25 May 2017

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia.

Annual Report

9 May 2017

Main Points

The most significant reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework in 40 years were introduced in 2015‑16. The reforms were focused around building a stronger compliance program and a fees system to fund it, while maintaining an assessment system based on the...

Strategy

9 May 2017

This resource outlines the Australian Government investments that will benefit those who choose to live, work and invest in regional Australia.

Video

25 Oct 2016

This video presents a summary of findings from studies conducted by the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU) and the Centre for Children and Young People (SCU).

Research report

Results for HAM version 1.0
10 May 2017

This paper presents key findings about housing affordability trends at a national level and for the three most populous

Website

10 May 2017

This online resource provides a picture of shifts in affordability, broken down by region and territorial authority (and by ward in Auckland) in New Zealand.

Briefing paper

5 May 2017

This evaluation found that Practice First has facilitated a shift in organisational culture within FACS towards a focus on child centred practice and increased engagement with children, carers and other agencies.

Report

9 May 2017

The Black Economy Taskforce has been established to develop an innovative, forward-looking, whole-of-government policy response to combat the black economy in Australia, recognising that these issues cannot be tackled by traditional tax enforcement measures alone.

The black economy refers to people who operate entirely...

Evaluation

Prepared for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services
20 Jul 2016

This report describes the evaluation of the implementation and service system outcomes of Practice First across 24 CSCs in NSW. The evaluation used four methodologies, with findings from each triangulated to strengthen conclusions.

Audio interview

11 May 2017

Prime Ministers have long turned to a big vision when trying to shore up their stocks with voters or their own party. That usually means throwing their support behind big infrastructure projects, like fast trains or second airports.

$75 billion has been committed to...

Article

10 May 2017

In this commentary piece, a number of CIS authors give their view on the federal budget for 2017-18.

Report

5 May 2017

This report, on Stage 1 of the inquiry into the outbreak of gastroenteritis in Havelock North in August 2016, focuses on identifying what happened, what caused the outbreak, and assessing the conduct of those responsible for providing safe drinking water to Havelock North.

Research report

7 Mar 2017

This research paper provides an examination of Victorian electricity and gas energy sources, markets and current issues facing consumers, participants, regulators and governments.

Research report

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an overview of the changing nature of youth offenders and youth offending and the pressures that these have placed on the youth justice system, as well as the related policy developments of the Andrews Government.

Article

25 Apr 2017

The European Union (EU) has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing- the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)(link is external) and the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD). They are expected to apply to organizations within and outside Europe by May 2018. Is your...

Strategy

9 May 2017

Outstanding science and research is a critical foundation of an innovative and prosperous modern society. Globally competitive research depends on access to first-class research equipment, systems and services, collectively referred to as research infrastructure.

Australia today is the beneficiary of internationally recognised and highly...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 5
15 Jun 1988

This working paper describes the development of the 1988 metropolitan strategy for Sydney, its planning objectives and instruments. A comment on the paper focuses on the six major pressures on the formulation of the strategy and asks a series of critical questions of each.

Working paper

URU Working Paper No. 30
15 Feb 1992

This paper describes the planning of Elizabeth by the South Australian Housing Trust: especially planners' attempts to "improve" working-class residents through a proper arrangement of urban space.

Briefing paper

25 May 2017

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 61
15 Oct 1997

Which historical changes are imprinted in the contemporary Australian city centre? This working paper places the development of Australia's capital city centres in historical context and describes major historical themes of city centres since World War II.

Briefing paper

Issues backgrounder no.2/May 2017
12 May 2017

This resource provides a timeline of privatisations that have occurred in NSW since 1989.

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

This paper explores the challenges that arise through the multidisciplinary nature of evidence-informed policy making.

Briefing paper

Briefing Paper No 2/2017
17 May 2017

This paper reviews and compares abortion law across all Australian jurisdictions.

Submission

The operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016
20 May 2017

The Regional Universities Network submission argues that when Government regional development investment is focused in an area with a regional university, the prospect for long term benefit is magnified.

Policy

18 May 2017

This report describes the Australian Government's approach to regional policy and investments in regional development.

Fact sheet

Information sheet 86
24 May 2017

How much do Australians spend on owning and operating a vehicle and how does this vary between regions? This information sheet provides a snapshot of household spending on transportation.

Policy report

27 May 2017

This report considers whether fisheries regulation and management are impeding productivity improvement and investment. It looks at ways to use resources to maximise community welfare and sustainability into the future.

Research report

27 Mar 2017

This report on the Regional Australia Institute's [In]Sight Human Capital Index focuses on life-long learning. It provides, for each region, an overall assessment of the skill level of the engaged workforce.

Journal article

8 May 2017

This article considers the management of exclusive economic zones in New Zealand under proposed legislation

Guide

RIS3 Guide
15 May 2012

How do European policy makers design, draft and implement national/regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation?

Research report

23 May 2017

Australia’s ageing Stolen Generations are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma, and need a new policy approach to assist them and their families to heal.

Journal article

8 May 2017

This article considers the process used by the New Zealand government for the creation of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.

Audio interview

19 May 2017

University of South Australia behavioural economist, Michelle Baddeley, explains why we herd when making consumer decisions, and what we can miss out on when we do.

18 May 2017

These case studies demonstrate that while workplace bullying can come in many different forms, there are a number of common approaches that have been successfully employed to help turn the tide on bullying in the workplace and improve workplace cultures.

Research report

Published with the assistance of the New Zealand Law Foundation
28 Feb 2017

This report aims to explain the role and importance of enforcing compliance of environmental law in New Zealand.

Article

29 Jan 2017

Medications that trigger sleepwalking may inadvertently put the patient at risk of injury to themselves and/or others, and contribute to poor treatment adherence. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to identify drugs that may increase the risk of sleepwalking.

Report

16 May 2017

This paper looks at the capital gains tax (CGT) discount by federal electorate to find out which electorates are the biggest winners from the CGT discount and which electorates are getting little benefit.

Report

8 May 2017

Links between Bangladeshi and Southeast Asian extremists appear to be growing, fuelled by ISIS and increasing population movements across the region

Discussion paper

17 May 2017

This issues paper considers a new approach to the problem of repeat drink driving through the introduction of a specialist, problem-solving court.

Commentary

19 May 2017

First Nations have reclaimed the recognition process in the lead-up to a landmark gathering at Uluru this month.

Report

22 May 2017

Australia and other Western countries have to come to terms with their limited role in shaping the outcomes of the battle for hegemony in the Arab Middle East.

Conference paper

22 May 2017

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

Report

10 May 2017

This audit examined how effectively two central agencies and three portfolio agencies support better practice public participation approaches across their areas of responsibility. 

Research report

21 May 2017

Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of power blackouts and restrictions across eastern Australia this summer, but there is an acute danger of politicians panicking and rushing to decisions that push electricity prices higher and make it harder to reduce Australia’s emissions.

Policy

Vegetation SEPP
10 May 2017

Explains the context and objectives of a proposed policy to control clearance of native trees and plants in urban areas of NSW.

Journal article

15 May 2017

This article demonstrates that existing model simulations provide a basis for rapid and rigorous analysis of the effects of different levels of warming on large-scale climate extremes, using Australia as a case study.

Report

18 May 2017

This report outlines why opening up the Galilee Basin for coal mining is fundamentally at odds with global efforts to tackle climate change effectively and protect Australia from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

Report

18 May 2017

This report investigates AEMO’s gas-and-electricity-system modelling results, as well as the communications that followed.

Report

12 May 2017

The Road transport industry profile contains summary data relating to injuries incurred by workers employed in the road transport industry as well as work-related fatalities.

Survey

18 May 2017

The Australia Institute surveyed 1,408 Australians about asylum seekers and refugees.

Journal article

14 May 2017

Thunderstorms have been recognised to precipitate asthma attacks for over 30 years. Events have been reported from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Previously, the largest documented outbreak occurred in June 1994, when 640 patients presented to London emergency departments within a 30-h...

Research report

1 May 2017

This paper provides some background to the importance of the separation of the legislature, executive and judiciary, and examines how modern parliaments in the Westminster system, including the Victorian Parliament, are faring in their attempt at preserving and maintaining a degree of independence from the...

Report

17 May 2017

This report provides a comprehensive range of performance information and other statistics about activity in Australia’s public and private hospitals.

Report

3 May 2017

The purpose of the annual administrative report is to account for the performance of the two schemes that make up the Renewable Energy Target and to explain how it is administered in accordance with legislation.

Journal article

15 May 2017

This Canadian study seeks to discuss the link between gestational diabetes to outdoor air temperatures.

Article

15 May 2017

There are many reasons why work won’t simply disappear, but we need to talk about how it is distributed

Research report

AHURI Final Report 281
18 May 2017

This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness.

Report

Shooting at Australia's refugee centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea
14 May 2017

The briefing directly contradicts initial claims made by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Papua New Guinea Police, suggesting that soldiers only fired bullets into the air during a shooting incident at the Manus Island detention centre in April 2017.

Report

1 May 2017

This release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that pensioners and working parents have been priced out of the rental market in all metropolitan areas across Australia.

Case study

17 May 2017

These case studies from across the US illustrate how strategic decisions about land use and transportation can make communities more resilient from the ground up.

Report

1 Apr 2017

Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to this new report.

Report

6 Jun 2017

This report argues that the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia.

Website

15 May 2017

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15 - 19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’.

Research report

15 May 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) eighth annual report on scam activity highlights the significant harm scams continue to cause to the Australian community. This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community.

Briefing paper

1 Mar 2017

This is a one page policy brief resulting from a NHMRC project Lessons from the Best. Six continuously highly improving (CQI) Indigenous primary health care services were studied in partnership with the servie and key policy agents. The results about the factors supporting continuous quality...

Submission

Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia
6 Oct 2011

Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry outlines some positive impacts of FIFO workers, including the reemergence of the Busselton Regional Airport.

Report

AHURI Final Report 280
15 May 2017

This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market.

Research report

1 Nov 2016

A guide for local governments to help business to become more socially and environmentally responsible.

Policy report

1 Mar 2017

Bees play a vital role in food production through pollination. This report explores threats to the bee industry.

Research report

10 May 2017

This research paper is designed to answer some of those frequently asked questions about who was the first, youngest, oldest, most often (and so forth) in Australian federal politics. The focus is on records for the Commonwealth Parliament, although a few significant records relate to...

Policy report

21 Apr 2017

Considers corporate disclosure of risks facing Australian businesses due to climate change or transition to low-carbon.

Report

ANAO report no. 49 201 6–17
1 May 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Department of Education and Training established the Apprenticeship Training – alternative delivery pilots program in accordance with the Commonwealth Grants and Rules Guidelines.

Report

ANAO report no. 50 2016–17
1 May 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the child support collection arrangements between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Discussion paper

1 May 2017

This discussion paper attempts to provide some insight into the creation of two new provinces in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2012.

Briefing paper

Insight Series Vol 4 - Maritime piracy and kidnapping in the Sulu-Celebes Sea
1 May 2017

This paper seeks to explore the significance of maritime piracy and kidnapping in the Philippines, the emergence and significance of the ASG within the tri-border area, the Philippines government response to maritime piracy and kidnapping and the future implications and opportunities for the broader Indo-Pacific...

Working paper

Motu working paper 17-10
1 May 2017

This report is the first national assessment of the indirect impacts of the NPS-FM on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

Working paper

Motu Working Paper 17-09
1 May 2017

This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets.

Audio interview

16 May 2017

Some new scientific journals have emerged which will publish whatever you want - for the right price.

Report

11 May 2017

In this audit, the Victorian Auditor-General assessed whether the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) is effectively planning for and managing school infrastructure.

Report

7 May 2017

This report argues that the Medicare Levy is a fiscal fiction, as the levy revenue accounts for a mere fraction of government spending on Medicare.

Journal article

19 Apr 2017

A comparative analysis on the constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples in four jurisdictions.

Audio podcast

12 May 2017

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has become a symbolic battleground between liberal internationalism and a rising tide of populist nationalism.

Its future is under threat after the Hungarian government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced new higher education laws, which the...

Journal article

1 Jan 2016

The authors describe the process and results of an ongoing Open Access Fund program at the Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Audio interview

10 May 2017

An Australian drug policy expert say the federal government's plan to drug test people on the dole is a policy mistake.

Evaluation

1 Sep 2006

This report evaluated the UK's Key Worker Living programme which aimed to lower housing costs for key workers.

Guide

8 May 2017

This Quick Guide identifies information and key concepts that are used in the Budget Papers and related materials, and o

Dataset

ATO jobs database analysis (2002-2014)
1 Jan 2017

This data shows count of employees by 100 regions within Australia over 12 years (2002 - 2014).

Policy report

27 Feb 2017

Flying-foxes are a keystone species within Australia’s mammal populations and the ecosystems that they affect. They are an integral part of the ecosystem and are important dispersers of pollen and seeds of a wide range of Australian native plants across the eastern seaboard.

Two...

Journal article

8 May 2017

Introduction

In 2012 the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Affairs) Act (EEZ Act) established a discretionary consenting regime for resource activities and development in New Zealand waters beyond the territorial sea – the exclusive economic zone. The act sought to strike...

Article

17 Apr 2017

Our cities are increasingly beset by a lack of affordable housing, inequality, lagging infrastructure – the list goes on. To the rescue, we now have the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how can they help?

Read the full article...

Journal article

8 May 2017

Introduction

The optimal size of government is an important political and economic issue. However, because no long-term government expenditure series has official standing, New Zealand is often a missing case in comparative studies of government expenditure. Although government expenditure data is available from...

Article

1 May 2017

The politics of property prices are shifting rapidly beneath the Turnbull Government. After declaring that housing affordability would be the centrepiece of next month’s federal budget, the government has been backtracking.

The shift in rhetoric isn’t surprising. Despite all the talk of options on...

Article

8 May 2017

Introduction

Creating new conservation law that more holistically and comprehensively supports hapü and iwi leadership in conservation management should be embraced as a critical step towards reversing the decline of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biodiversity. Treaty of Waitangi settlement statutes (for example, the Te...

Discussion paper

8 May 2017

Building on his in depth reporting in Mosul in late 2016 and early 2017, Matt Brown explores the fight for this vital city in Iraq and the challenges that face the Iraqi Army, Iraqi people, their government and the wider coalition forces, including Australia, who...

Audio interview

21 Apr 2017

We exist in a world where 30 percent of people are starving while the planet's human population continues to surge. Our natural resources like water and arable land are shrinking and pollution and dramatic changes in climate are increasing, all alongside whilst there are concerns...

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

A component of Australia’s recent national reform agenda for mental health services is the directive to the Primary Health Networks to develop and implement stepped-care models of service delivery.

The current guidance proposes that interventions are aligned to mild, moderate and severe illness categories....

Journal article

12 Apr 2017

Introduction

On 28 August 2012, an Australian platoon of 24 soldiers travelled 23 kilometres north of Tarin Kowt to Wahab Patrol Base in Afghanistan to join an Afghan National Army (‘ANA’) outpost in Taliban territory. The mission was to engage in a 10...

Research report

9 May 2017

The ACMA undertook quantitative research in 2016 to examine the role of AM radio in the contemporary communications environment. Radio in the bush — A study of radio listening in remote Western Australia explores the radio listening habits of people living in remote and very...

Audio presentation

1 May 2017

Newspapers have not fared well under the onslaught of technological innovation. Cuts in newsrooms continue around the world and go hand in hand with the rise of clickbait and social media becoming the major platforms of news delivery.

Is there any way of ensuring...

Working paper

15 Mar 2017

Participation in flexible contract work has increased dramatically over the last decade, often in settings where new technologies lower the transaction costs of providing labor flexibly. One prominent example of this is the ride-sharing company Uber, which allows drivers to provide (or not provide) rides...

Journal article

8 May 2017

Marine spatial planning is a well-established approach internationally, and has been used to assist in the application of an ecosystem-based management approach to the marine environment.

Discussion paper

27 Jan 2017

The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact investing market.

This discussion paper proposes that the Australian Government could primarily support social impact investing by creating an enabling environment for private sector-led social impact...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations and findings...

Report

24 Apr 2017

Abstract

The concept of a 'Healthy Welfare Card', now renamed as the Cashless Debit Card (CDC), was a recommendation of the Forrest Review into Employment and Training.

It was seen as a development from income management which has been occurring in parts...

Research report

30 Apr 2017

Abstract

The Gonski Report has not been implemented – there is no such thing as ‘Gonski funding.’ The current school funding benchmark is unreasonably high. There were several fundamental issues with the Gonski Report to begin with. There are viable alternative school funding...

Report

1 May 2017

Executive summary

What is the problem?

Donald Trump’s election as US president is accelerating a profound global transformation that has huge consequences for Australia. Unlike his predecessors, Trump is less willing to defend the liberal international order that has been of...

Research report

8 May 2017

Aim: To describe a simulation model of the NSW prison system and demonstrate its utility as a tool for examining the effects of changes to the criminal justice system that influence the number of prisoners in custody.

Method: The model consists of...

Statistics

29 Apr 2017

The Autumn 2017 edition of the NSW Economic Update presents a current snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian States and Territories.

For the fifth consecutive quarter, New South Wales has been the best performing State in...

Research report

3 Apr 2017

The provisions relating to bail in Victoria are already very strict. I do not consider that the Bail Act 1977 (the Bail Act ) needs a major overhaul in terms of its theoretical underpinnings. In particular, I consider that there should continue to be a...

Guide

3 May 2017

Introduction

This guide provides a brief overview of underemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of quick guides, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data....

Research report

1 May 2017

My first advice was directed largely to legislative reform in accordance with the Terms of Reference. This advice deals with broader systemic issues that arise directly out of the consideration of the operation of the bail system, including Terms of Reference 4 to 7. It...

Article

3 May 2017

The concentration of disadvantaged people in certain parts of cities is almost always seen as undesirable by urban researchers and policymakers. But is this always the case?

Our research demonstrates that it isn’t. Concentrations of people who are often classified as “disadvantaged” –...

Journal

8 May 2017

Editorial:

This issue of Policy Quarterly explores the governance of the least governed reaches of our planet, the open ocean. Our oceans are notoriously difficult to govern and even harder to manage for several reasons. First is their sheer scale – they cover...

Research report

8 May 2017

Key points

Extraordinary growth in data generation and usability has enabled a kaleidoscope of new business models, products and insights. Data frameworks and protections developed prior to sweeping digitisation need reform. This is a global phenomenon and Australia, to its detriment, is not...

Briefing paper

8 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.

Executive Summary

With Brazil struggling to revive its stagnant economy, there...

Report

3 May 2017

NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited and its parent company, Fairfax Media Limited, sought approval to merge the New Zealand operations of NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited. The Commission is not satisfied that the merger will not have, or would not be likely to...

Research report

31 Mar 2017

This report outlines the findings from a national study commissioned by the Australian government to determine the high-level factors that impact on the success and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds at regional universities.

The study found that the eight factors were:...

Journal article

15 Dec 2016

We survey the history of practices, theories, and trends in archiving for the purposes of language documentation and endangered language conservation. We identify four major periods in the history of such archiving. First, a period from before the time of Boas and Sapir until the...

Guide

2 May 2017

Australia’s Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) provides loans to students studying approved higher education courses. The scheme allows students to defer the costs of tuition until their taxable income reaches a certain level at which repayments commence. HELP is regulated by provisions in the Higher...

Survey

3 Apr 2017

The Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score report describes a sample of 145,975 Australian adults who have completed the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score online survey between May 2015 and October 2016. The CSIRO Healthy Diet Score is a scientifically-validated food survey designed to assess compliance with...

Discussion paper

15 Mar 2017

The Climate Change Authority has released this issues paper for consultation.

The authority has recommended further work be done on how to better coordinate action to reduce emissions, improve environmental outcomes and benefit agricultural productivity.

In the first phase of the research, this...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Incarceration rates are increasing almost everywhere and, while women and girls make up only a small percentage of the overall prison population, there has been a significant increase in their representation – especially over the past 20 years (Carlton and Segrave, 2013). Despite the fact...

Survey

4 May 2017

Aim: To examine the experience of court users of two metropolitan courthouses in New South Wales.

Method: 311 court users were surveyed regarding their awareness, understanding, contacts, and satisfaction with services at court. The sample included defendants (33.1%) , victims (10.6%), witnesses...

Journal article

9 Jan 2017

The divergent and complex nature of the Australian community broadcasting sector complicates any attempt to measure its social impact, as does the general lack of consensus within academic debates on how best to measure, record, and demonstrate the sector’s long-term effects (Jallov 2005). This article...

Journal article

15 Dec 2016

The issue of climate change has been a major focus of reporting in the Western media for some years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been at the centre of much of this coverage. But while reportage of the most recent report...

Commentary

Article

4 May 2017

The federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial , which began in selected communities in South Australia and Western Australia from March 2016, is a significant innovation in tackling the health and socioeconomic disadvantages in communities with high rates of social security dependency for long periods...

Research report

30 Apr 2017

On 21st–22nd November 2016, the ACFID Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community of Practice hosted a forum in Canberra entitled Stories of Change through Effective Development Practice. The ninety participants included community representatives, development practitioners, academics and government representatives.

The forum explored successful community-led...

Commentary

4 May 2017

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This project reviewed policy and research about family day care and home-based childcare in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It examined the structure, funding and regulation of home-based child care and recent policy developments, investigating the implications for the accessibility, affordability and quality of...

Journal article

31 Oct 2016

Racist discourse has significantly shifted away from the use of overt racial language and has predominantly become a coded and subtle discourse. This article highlights how paying attention the ways in which language is used in its social and cognitive contexts can provide social work...

Research report

14 Oct 2015

The BusinessNZ Energy Council, in conjunction with a wide variety of organisations – business, academia, government and non-government - has prepared two different and equally plausible scenarios of New Zealand’s energy future out to 2050. The purpose is to help us think about what our...

Discussion paper

24 Mar 2017

The Australian Government is committed to addressing climate change while at that same time ensuring we maintain energy security and affordability. The Government recognises that in reducing emissions and meeting our international commitments there are economic impacts to be balanced. Through effective policies, ambitious and...

Journal article

20 Apr 2017

Digitizing large collections of Cultural Heritage (CH) resources and providing tools for their management, analysis and visualization is critical to CH research. A key element in achieving the above goal is to provide user-friendly software offering an abstract interface for interaction with a variety of...

Research report

3 May 2017

This report presents the first stage of a new measure of the strength of organisational processes for responding to staff wrongdoing concerns, based on responses to the Survey of Organisational Processes and Procedures conducted in 2016 by Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses...

Research report

2 May 2017

This report profiles almost 19,000 of Australia’s smallest charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), each of which reported an income of less than $50,000 in 2015.

Key findings

In 2015, 37.1% of Australia’s 50,908 charities had an income...

Briefing paper

20 Feb 2017

The purpose of this paper is to facilitate a discussion between the panel and Territorians about the Terms of Reference by identifying the potential risks of the hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional shale reservoirs and its associated activities in the Northern Territory.

In this...

Website

1 May 2017

This website contains hundreds of news articles, videos, analysis and in-depth reports on the right of artists to freedom of expression, as well as with issues relating to human rights and artistic freedoms generally.

Briefing paper

4 May 2017

This paper offers recommendations for the development of Australia’s national cyber information sharing system.

Commentary

4 May 2017

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has unveiled big changes to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). With about A$50 billion in outstanding student debt, the goal is to curb costs.

Assuming parliament passes the changes, all students will have to pay more and repay...

Commentary

Article

27 Apr 2017

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work in the last 12 months - starting as early as 45 years of age.

We conducted a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years...

Research report

21 Apr 2015

The longevity revolution is underway, inexorably. The number of Australians aged 65 and over is projected to more than double by 2055, when there will be around 40,000 people aged 100 and over. Life expectancy continues to increase. In 2055, men can expect to live...

Working paper

24 Mar 2017

This paper outlines the origins of tax expenditure analysis in the 1960s, the key debates at that time and over subsequent decades, and the current state of tax expenditure analysis. The paper suggests that the pros and cons of tax expenditure analysis were comprehensively worked...

Research report

9 Dec 2016

This monograph presents trends in Australian public opinion on politics over an extended period of time. In most cases, our trends run from 1987 until 2016; in some cases, the same questions have been asked in surveys conducted in 1967, 1969 and 1979, allowing us...

Commentary

Article

3 May 2017

One of the most vexed questions about the last election, at least among conservatives, is whether Tony Abbott could have won if he had remained prime minister.

And the answer? No, he couldn’t have. At least, not if you accept newly released findings from...

Discussion paper

4 May 2017

Summary

• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

• On...

Discussion paper

4 May 2017

The vision of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is compelling:

• choice and control for people with disability and their families;

• double the funding for disability support to respond to the high need for services and equipment;

• an insurance...

Journal article

16 Mar 2015

Abstract: Based on interviews with Australian parents and service providers and examination of parenting resources, this study examined the respective influence of cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism on parenting in the early years. This analysis found, contrary to research on children's social identities, that ideas of...

Research report

1 May 2017

This May 2017 report is the latest in a series of Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia reports, by KPMG and The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. It analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in 2016 and includes specialist contributions from Knight Frank, providing...

Research report

10 Apr 2017

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown in breach of its Treaty obligations by failing to prioritise the reduction of the high rate of Māori reoffending relative to non-Māori. The Tribunal says the undisputed disparity between Māori and non-Māori reoffending rates is longstanding and substantial....

Survey

21 Dec 2016

AusPlay is an independent research project at the population level which measures all types of activities in a consistent and comparable way. The ASC will use AusPlay information to fill in the gaps in national sport and physical recreation data on children, following the Australian...

Guide

1 Jul 2014

This document offers discussion and analysis that indicates present access to health services by males is less than optimal, and there are indeed opportunities to improve access and ultimately male health.

Research report

14 Dec 2016

Imagine the difference it would make if Australia’s arts and cultural heritage collections were all easily available online. If, simply by taking a smartphone out of their pocket, turning on their PC or swiping their tablet:

- Artists could take inspiration from vintage designs...

Research report

14 Dec 2016

This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.

The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre (MAACC)...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report measures the quality of New Zealand's waterways; water quantity and flows; biodiversity in rivers and lakes; and the cultural health of fresh water. It is the first dedicated report on fresh water in New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series and will be a baseline...

Research report

15 Aug 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) engaged Promontory Australasia to assist in strengthening the standards of whistleblower protections across the banking industry.

Promontory did not conduct a formal survey of practices in international banks. We also did not assess whistleblower practices in all Australian banks,...

Discussion paper

3 May 2017

As a regional community, Tasmanians have historically enjoyed higher rates of home ownership than their mainland counterparts. However, as wages continue to stagnate, housing prices start to increase, and the state attracts more investment, the number of Tasmanians owning and occupying their own homes is...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

This report has been produced by Deloitte Access Economics and commissioned by Anglicare Victoria for the Home Stretch campaign. It is a study of the socio-economic costs and benefits of extending care exit from the age of 18 to the age of 21 in Victoria....

Journal article

15 Dec 2016

Abstract

Purpose

Associations between cellular telephone use and glioma risk have been examined in several epidemiological studies including the 13-country INTERPHONE study. Although results showed no positive association between cellular telephone use and glioma risk overall, no increased risk for long-term users,...

Research report

2 May 2017

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system—in conjunction with voluntary superannuation contributions and a means-tested, government-funded age pension—forms an integral part of Australia's retirement income policy.

As such, the committee is deeply concerned by recent analysis by Industry Super Australia that indicates that employers failed to...

Audio podcast

3 May 2017

For over a quarter of a century Australia has escaped recession. It is a remarkable achievement, close to a global record. Yet despite continuous growth, Australia scrambles to make ends meet. This is the eighth year of a national budget deficit.

So with a...

Audio

3 May 2017

The once mighty Fairfax media company is taking the axe to its newsrooms across the country. It will cut about 125 journalists at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age in Melbourne The Australian Financial Review, and websites Brisbane Times and WAToday.

That is on...

Research report

3 May 2017

Freedom of expression in Turkey is under sustained and increasing attack. Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016, academics, journalists and writers who criticize the government risk criminal investigation and prosecution, intimidation, harassment and censorship. The severity of the Turkish government’s repression of the...

Research report

2 May 2017

Australians continue to debate the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to reduce Sunday and holiday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. This report investigates the prevalence of weekend work in other sectors of Australia’s economy - and confirms the overall economic importance of extra...

Video

2 May 2017

The notion of personal privacy in a digital society may be out of date. While many of us say we still want it, we willingly share our data – and dislike paying to protect it. Governments and online businesses covet our personal information. Meanwhile, almost...

3 May 2017

For over a quarter of a century Australia has escaped recession. It is a remarkable achievement, close to a global record. Yet despite continuous growth, Australia scrambles to make ends meet. This is the eighth year of a national budget deficit.

Research report

3 May 2017

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance's annual report into press freedom in Australia outlines the challenges faced by journalists and media organisations.

In the survey produced for the report, almost half of the respondents (48%) said they’d experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in...

Commentary

Article

3 May 2017

What are the major drivers of Twitter take-up, in Australia and elsewhere? Do we connect around shared interests, shared location, or pre-existing offline relationships? And when, in the eleven-year history of the platform, did these structures form?

These are the questions that guided a...

Research report

3 May 2017

Recent shifts in the media ecosystem raise new concerns about the vulnerability of democratic societies to fake news and the public’s limited ability to contain it. Fake news as a form of misinformation benefits from the fast pace that information travels in today’s media ecosystem,...

Research report

28 Apr 2017

This AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia provides the first comprehensive examination and assessment of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness.

Government funding is the dominant form of...

Journal article

6 Apr 2017

As members of the ‘fourth estate’, journalists have enjoyed certain limited protections for themselves and their sources under the laws of various countries. These protections are now uniquely challenged in the context of metadata retention and enhanced surveillance and national security protections. This article examines...

Essay

1 May 2017

Over the last sixty years Australia has developed an effective public policy framework that strategically connects Australian broadcasters, Australian screen content and an independent production and creative sector that produces it. Yet the ABC, Australia’s most important cultural institution, operates outside of this framework. Using...

Video

1 May 2017

More than two centuries into the American experiment, there is still vigorous disagreement about the reasons for protecting speech, and about whether we protect it enough, or too much. Technological change is transforming this debate because it is transforming the way we communicate. On May...

Website

1 May 2017

Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states. Because it is well known, its influence over governments is growing. Many heads of state and government...

Evaluation

28 Apr 2017

When announcing the review on 30 November 2016, the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison said, ‘We will ensure that the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) provides an equitable return to the Australian community from the recovery of petroleum resources without discouraging investment in exploration and...

Commentary

Article

Audio podcast

2 May 2017

Founded in London in 1997, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is one of the world's leading social enterprise development organisations. A charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle complex social problems, SSE has supported the development of over 2,000 enterprises in five...

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

Formation of Australia’s National Drug Strategy (NDS) included an extensive consultation process that was open not only to community and public health stakeholders, but also to representatives of the tobacco and alcohol industries.

Australia is bound by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries....

Research report

28 Jul 2014

AUSTRAC has prepared this report to raise awareness and strengthen the national response to the serious threat of terrorism financing. The report is based on a classified national risk assessment of the Australian terrorism financing environment completed by AUSTRAC in 2014 in collaboration with a...

Audio

2 May 2017

Gene editing technologies are fast becoming a reality, so much so that the Australian Academy of Science is calling for a national discussion around how to best manage it.

Scientists are on the cusp of being able to wipe out or reduce the population...

Research report

30 Apr 2017

Primary care in Australia is a renovator’s opportunity. Avoidable hospital admissions cost the health system more than $320 million each year. Providing better care for people with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions could save a significant proportion of this, as well as...

Report

27 Apr 2017

This Analysis examines the durability of contemporary resource nationalism in Indonesia. It argues that structural features of the post-Suharto political economy have sustained the nationalist policy trajectory that emerged during the boom.

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discusses case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

Overview

For 200 years Australia has utilised foreign investment to develop its economic potential....

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Introduction

Civic engagement today takes place in a rapidly evolving information ecosystem. More and more, traditional forums for discussion, the exchange of ideas, and debate are mirrored online on platforms like Facebook – leading to an increase in individual access and agency in...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Introduction

Since 2010, Jemaah Islamiyah, the organisation responsible for the first Bali bombing, has been building a clandestine military wing while broadening its traditional base through above-ground preaching and recruitment on university campuses. It is not an immediate threat. Since 2007, it has...

Discussion paper

1 May 2017

Overview

This Discussion Paper looks at the shifting media landscapes in four Melanesian countries in 2015 — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It charts and links the key developments, and considers their potentially wide-ranging impacts on policy, politics, free speech...

Research report

12 Apr 2017

Overview

When the Commonwealth, state and territory governments all agreed to adopt a generic Australian Consumer Law (ACL), they opted to retain their own consumer regulators to administer and enforce it. The ‘one-law, multiple-regulator’ model (box 1) commenced in January 2011.

This...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Overview

Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible. In foreign policy at least, it’s more appropriate to ask whether at the 100-day...

Commentary

Article

28 Apr 2017

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries – including during the presidential elections in the US and France – and pledged to clamp down on such “information operations”.

In a white...

Research report

1 May 2017

Aim: To develop a statistical model which enables court administrators to determine the future impact on trial court delay of changes in the backlog of pending trials.

Method: Data on the size of the pending caseload between January 2011 and June 2016...

Commentary

Article

28 Apr 2017

Introduction

Timor-Leste is a country increasingly able to stand on its own two feet. At least, that is the sense within Timor-Leste. The success of Timor-Leste’s presidential elections in March 2017 and the prospect of successful parliamentary elections again in early July have...

Website

1 May 2017

Victoria’s first family violence workforce census gives workers the opportunity to have a voice on the key issues affecting them and to shape the 10-year Family Violence Industry Plan (10) .

Questions relate to demographics and occupational data, qualifications, access to professional development, workload,...

Presentation

1 May 2017

The Policy Project hosted a roundtable for senior officials with experts on co-production in government, Professor Tony Bovaird (Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham) and Dr Elke Loeffler (Chief Executive of the nonprofit Governance International).

The session was designed to understand what is...

Evaluation

20 Apr 2017

The objective of this study is twofold. First, to investigate the extent to which debt loading is potentially being used to reduce tax revenues in Australia, and to compare it to savings from Centrelink’s Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity measures. Second, to discuss the effectiveness of...

Research report

1 May 2017

Executive Summary: The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme has been a feature of the Australian Government research and innovation agenda for 25 years.

The programme has been subject to many reviews, each initiated to determine whether it was delivering on its stated objectives. In...

Research report

26 Apr 2017

Although the 2016 US presidential primaries garnered profound dissatisfaction with the nomination process, leading to widespread accusations of unfairness within both parties, most voters will forget our current system’s issues until the 2020 election. But in a new paper, Brennan Center fellow, Roll Call columnist,...