July 2017

Guide

28 Jul 2017

This guide suggests that examines the Manchester Arena and argues that Western countries remain vulnerable to terrorism that exploits radicalised local nationals, trained and directed from overseas, targeting mass gathering events.

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

This article argues that a public-health advocacy model to regulate alcohol advertising proves a success in WA and could be replicated elsewhere.

Report

A trusted partnership – celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Australia – Japan Agreement on Commerce
28 Jul 2017

This report outlines how one of Australia's oldest economic partners is building on established ties to support the next wave of innovation and growth.

Report

27 Jul 2017

This study reports on the economic value that the crocodile farming industry contributes to the Northern Territory (NT) in 2014/15.

Report

11 Jul 2017

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).

Policy report

Released by SSC under our commitment to open government
13 Jul 2017

Report of the investigation into the treatment of public servants within the New Zealand Ministry of Transport.

Statistics

31 Jul 2017

The Winter 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.

Policy report

27 Apr 2017

Examines the reasons for the increase in the prison population in New Zealand since 2013 and recommends alternatives.

Journal article

11 Jul 2017

Methamphetamine death rates doubled in Australia from 2009 to 2015. While toxicity was the most frequent cause, natural disease, suicide and accident comprised more than half of deaths.

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

This paper highlights key issues and outlines preliminary views for an inquiry into the collection of GST on low value imported goods.

Other text

27 Jul 2017

Amidst all the enthusiasm for 'innovation,' there is only limited understanding of what makes governments innovative. What factors support public sector innovation?

Report

29 Jul 2017

The review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

Fact sheet

28 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of young people under supervision during 2015–16, based on their last known address.

Report

18 Jul 2017

This study finds that Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory Australian Adaptation (YLS/CMI-AA) data did not significantly improve the predictive accuracy of static risk-based models of recidivism for Indigenous or non-Indigenous offenders.

Report

25 Jul 2017

This research found a high rate of police administration of the Domestic Violence Safety Action Tool in the first 12 months of implementation.

Report

31 Jul 2017

Provides in-depth insights into the financial psychology of Australians based on a survey of 1,500 households.

Report

20 Jul 2017

Reviews the classification of child exploitation material for sentencing purposes to determine whether any improvements can be made.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.

Report

Report 20: 2016–17
29 Jun 2017

This audit assessed whether Queensland is reducing the gap in education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Fact sheet

Youth justice fact sheet no. 92
28 Jul 2017

This fact sheet summarises some of the similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In 2015–16, the most common principal offence among young people was theft, while among adults it was illicit drug offences.

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Attempts to develop northern Australia by subsidising capital-intensive industries like irrigated agriculture have a long and unimpressive history.

Commentary

28 Jul 2017

In the wake of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, it is important that policies around trade and investment support national efforts to adapt to global warming while trying to curb it, writes Adrian Macey.

Other text

20 Jul 2017

Productivity Commission Chairman, Peter Harris, presented this speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.

Commentary

28 Jul 2017

Surgery grips the imagination, but most of the vital healthcare work goes on elsewhere, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

Six case studies on Facebook's internet "On Ramp" initiative from Africa, Asia and Latin America
27 Jul 2017

When Facebook launched its 'Free Basics' app aimed at helping people without Internet access, they said that the app would serve as an “on ramp” to using the whole global Internet. This research by Global Voices suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app...

Report

27 Jul 2017

The July 2017 report is the second in a series of nine public reports. This data provides statistically valid datasets of methylamphetamine usage and distribution patterns across 37 sites in capital city and regional areas across all states and territories except South Australia and the...

Report

11 Jul 2017

Reliable information on who is using the courts and tribunals and for what purpose is essential in planning an affordable, responsive civil justice system to resolve everyday problems.

Report

23 Jun 2017

Kiwis are increasingly concerned about inequality – paradoxically, inequality has barely changed in 20 years.

Journal article

1 Oct 2016

On the 4th of May 2016, the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) held a forum to launch the May edition of Parity, titled ‘The Future of Youth Homelessness Support’.

Guide

A reflective practice resource and toolkit for services providing intensive and targeted support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
10 Jun 2017

This publication is intended as a reflective practice resource and toolkit for services providing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Journal article

1 Apr 2016

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding their first incidence of...

Report

27 Jul 2017

How will the changing nature of work and the transformation enabled by new technologies and the knowledge economy play out in Australia? To better understand these impacts on our cities and inform our policy and planning responses, this report builds a knowledge cities index (KCI)...

Journal article

1 Apr 2015

Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance abuse problems, violence...

Article

1 Apr 2015

Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in further training, or getting a job difficult in the extreme.

Report

14 Jun 2017

Australia's only government body charged with hearing complaints of human rights by Australian business abroad is failing. This report finds that the Australian National Contact Point is tucked away in Treasury and barely resourced. The majority of complaints are dismissed at the initial assessment stage....

Journal article

1 Sep 2012

The Geelong Project is one of eleven innovations projects funded under the Victorian Government's Homelessness Action Plan. The development of a community of schools and youth services model in Geelong preceded this funding opportunity, but the alignment of significant funding with an important community-driven research...

Journal article

15 Dec 2016

A mixed-methods pilot study was undertaken to (1) to gain insight into children's experiences using a children's rating tool and structured interview process, developed in this study; and (2) to determine the feasibility of conducting research with children aged 12 years and under at the...

Fact sheet

24 Jul 2017

Freight rates are a key factor influencing freight mode choice and the costs of freight-reliant business sectors, such as mining, construction, and the retail and wholesale trades. As such, they affect the profitability of Australian industry. This Information Sheet presents an estimate of interstate freight...

Discussion paper

Putting people at the centre of major planning decisions
11 Jul 2017

This guide has been produced to help South Australians develop the new Community Engagement Charter for Planning. This Guide includes information on what a Community Engagement Charter is, what the principles of good community engagement are, and some examples of good community engagement practice in...

Policy report

Part B: program - 2017 update
18 Jul 2017

The State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) Parts A and B outline the Queensland infrastructure priorities to grow the economy, create jobs and provide quality services to Queenslanders. It provides a framework to allow government to plan and prioritise infrastructure investment and delivery in a fiscally responsible...

Policy report

19 Jul 2017

The Infrastructure Pipeline is Building Queensland’s independent assessment of infrastructure proposals under development by Queensland Government agencies, including departments, government-owned corporations and nominated statutory authorities.

Policy report

18 Jul 2017

A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.

Guide

Bringing good ideas to life
24 Jul 2017

These guidelines set out the criteria for submitting market-led proposals for infrastructure or services, what is expected of proponents at each stage of the process, what proponents can expect from government at each stage of the process, and how proposals are to be assessed by...

Journal article

1 Sep 2012

The impact homelessness has on the lives of young people has been the subject of a number of studies in Australia.

Guide

5 Jul 2017

Developers in the ACT are currently required to consult with the community before submitting a development application (DA) to the planning and land authority on a major project. This draft guidelines attempts to set out how this consultation should take place.

Report

26 Jul 2017

This report reveals the most important skills young Australians will need to be work smart in the future.

Report

25 Jul 2017

The seventh instalment of ‘The Australian Seniors Series’ explores the extent to which Australia’s over 50s are adapting to emerging social etiquette expectations and their attitudes towards these changes.

Report

30 Mar 2017

Multinational corporations face a maze of gender pay gap reporting requirements—meeting them is vital

Discussion paper

17 May 2017

Despite some advances, reforms to sexual assault law and policy have not translated into significant change and shortcomings of the system continue to undermine and restrict survivors/victims ability to access protection, redress and justice for these crimes.

Book

A year of speeches from public service leaders
16 May 2017

This book is a thought leadership piece, intended to encourage debate and discussion in the workplace around excellence in public administration in Australia.

Policy report

BEST EN Think Tank XIV Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism; BEST Education Network
30 Jun 2017

Consider the prospects for sustainable tourism and recreation in the National Parks of New Zealand.

Report

AHURI Final Report 286
25 Jul 2017

The study forecasted future expenditure on housing assistance programs.

Report

3 Feb 2017

This report project examined ways to build multi-stakeholder capacity that would result in returning pupils to primary schools at the end of a 30-year period of war and conflict.

Report

15 Jul 2017

This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of the Multiagency Investigation and Support Team (MIST).

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

This paper warns that overdiagnosis in cancer screening programs can harm healthy people and undermine screening program goals.

Working paper

1 Jul 2017

This paper looks at the arguments for and against corporation tax in the context of Australia, which has had for thirty years a dividend imputation system for corporate-shareholder taxation.

Audio interview

26 Jul 2017

One of the most polarising figures in Australian public life takes her leave today, after five controversial years as Australia's human rights protector.

Commentary

25 Jul 2017

The Big 4 are stifling competition and economic growth. Pro-business writers are joining the push to dilute their power, writes Brett Evans.

Commentary

25 Jul 2017

John Quiggin looks at if we will have to learn to live in a patrimonial society?

Commentary

25 Jul 2017

A major economics conference wound up talking about the topic on everyone else’s lips, writes Tim Colebatch.

Journal article

Report

1 Oct 2012

The impact of service integration on client outcomes in the homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol sectors.

Report

A report prepared by Creative Partnerships Australia for the Department of Social Services to assist the work of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership
12 Jul 2017

This research draws on the experience of collective giving groups located across Australia and includes perspectives of organisations that host giving groups as well as charities which received grants from the giving groups.

Report

25 Jul 2017

This review report makes a number of recommendations to make it easier for customers to take advantage of competition and make the best energy choices for their household or business.

Article

25 Jul 2017

This guide outlines how the ABC approached research on the Christian church and domestic violence.

Fact sheet

21 Jul 2017

There are an estimated 2.1 million businesses in Australia and between 12,000-16,000 of these are Indigenous-owned.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

This article outlines an evidence review, looking at barriers and drivers to the adoption and implementation of government one-stop-shops.

Blog post

12 Jul 2017

This article explores different perspectives on the relationship between alcohol, drugs and domestic/family violence.

Video

14 Apr 2017

There’s strong evidence to suggest that digital technology is altering human physiology. Host Madeleine Morris is joined by neuroscientist and psychologist Olivia Carter, and philosopher of science Michael Arnold – plus an audience full of questions – to talk brains, technology, policy and wellbeing.

Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

This paper examined the offences police recorded for 10 to 17 year old alleged offenders on the first day they were ever recorded for any offences, where that day was between 2012 and 2016.

Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about young offenders who offend with one or more other people over the past 12 months, including data on demographics and offence types.

Report

21 Jul 2017

This report shows that a federal ICAC may not be effective in exposing or investigating corruption and misconduct unless it holds public hearings.

Report

25 Jul 2017

For Australia to successfully influence the Trump administration, Australian political leaders will need to invest more personal time in Washington with the figures that command the president’s attention

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2017

The emergence of public policy for native title over the past quarter century, built on a complex array of conceptual foundations which derive from Indigenous tradition, the common law, statute law, anthropology, history and politics, invites the question: what next?

Audio podcast

18 Jul 2017

Dennis Richardson AO has served as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as Australian Ambassador to the United States and as Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

Report

20 Jul 2017

The National Cities Performance Framework will support all governments to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy. It will be key to the government's commitment to continuous improvement through City Deals.

Report

16 Jul 2017

Revision of the federation is imperative to allow the states to reclaim full control over both funding and policy responsibility for health.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This audit assessed whether the Department of Employment effectively designed and monitors the progress of the jobactive program.

Report

15 May 2017

Examines the availability and consumption of local content and local news in regional Australia.

Report

21 Jul 2017

The battle for Marawi in the southern Philippines is likely to have long-term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia.

Report

24 Jul 2017

Just under 600 Australians between the ages of 15 and 54 died from accidental overdose of opioids, with the majority (70 per cent) being due to opioids other than heroin, including strong prescription painkillers.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This audit assessed whether the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations supports good governance in Indigenous corporations consistent with the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Report

17 Jul 2017

This report assesses whether there has been progress in community sector outcomes measurement in Western Australia.

Report

12 Jul 2017

Musculoskeletal conditions were found to be the fourth leading contributor to total burden of disease in Australia, with back pain and problems, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the greatest contributors to the musculoskeletal burden.

Report

Report from OECD Affordable Housing Database
21 Feb 2017

This report from the OECD Affordable Housing Database presents comparative data on homelessness levels.

Blog post

21 Jul 2017

Prior to the current term of Parliament, only five parliamentarians had ever lost their seats due to Constitutional eligibility reasons.

Policy report

13 Jul 2017

This report outlines some demand-side solutions that use energy more wisely, which could potentially secure hundreds of megawatts of electricity supply.

Briefing paper

21 Jul 2017

This report exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.

Discussion paper

21 Jul 2017

This paper examines aspects of the present use of trusts with a view to outlining the extent of the problem and examining who benefits.

Report

21 Jul 2017

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Ministerial Advisory Panel was given the responsibility of developing a safe and compassionate voluntary assisted dying framework for Victoria.

Report

17 May 2017

The purpose of this interim report is to reflect the range of views that the Voluntary Assisted Dying Ministerial Advisory Panel has noted and will be considering in the development of its recommendations for the introduction of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria.

Policy report

9 May 2017

Recommends ways to improve the strength of New Zealand's financial sector and the regulatory framework.

Commentary

21 Jul 2017

This article argues that there needs to be more transparency, oversight and strong steps toward developing a robust framework of accountability for both the government and private spyware companies.

Journal article

15 Jan 2000

This paper summaries the speciŽfic characteristics of rental ownership in Australia, drawing on a recent national survey of landlords carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and identiŽfies the key factors responsible for the persistence of this pattern of ownership.

Report

The Melbourne children’s knowledge translation and research impact project final report
31 May 2017

This report presents findings from the Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation & Research Impact Framework project.

Report

6 Jul 2017

Raising awareness about the risk of suicide among construction workers and encouraging them to talk to each other about mental health is having a positive impact, according to new UniSA research.

Report

19 Jul 2017

This report recommends that the Australian government undertake a comprehensive, whole-of-government review into the potential economic, security and environmental risks presented by flag of convenience vessels and foreign crews.

Report

18 Jul 2017

Examines the Australian government's policy response to human trafficking, looking specifically at law enforcement as well as the government's international engagement on the issue.

Journal article

27 Feb 2017

This exploratory study quantifies peer-reviewed article access, the potential for immediate article archiving, and the presence of discovery aids in news releases at a large research university.

Discussion paper

23 Jan 2017

Following the Victorian Parliamentary Committee's Inquiry into end of life choices, the Victorian government has appointed a Ministerial Advisory Panel to develop voluntary assisted dying legislation for introduction into Parliament in 2017. This discussion paper seeks feedback on the Parliamentary Committee's recommendations to help create...

Strategy

14 Jul 2017

This CSIRO report argues that businesses of tomorrow must unlock greater value from Australia’s resources through harnessing science and technology and creating new offerings that meet the emerging needs of global customers.

Thesis

15 Jun 1998

The purpose of this study was to explore, describe and analyse nursing practice in a remote area. The research was undertaken at Warburton, an isolated community mainly inhabited by the Ngaanyatjarra people in the Central Desert of Western Australia. An ethnographic design was chosen for...

Thesis

15 Jun 2008

This research examines how board members of regional development agencies in Australia interpret and perform their governance role, and considers what this tells us about the nature of regional development governance.

Report

Report of research findings
15 Aug 2009

This project found that FIFO employees and partners were generally no more likely to have high stress levels, poor relationship quality or poor health behaviours than DC employees or community samples.

Blog post

20 Jul 2017

Through its profitable exploitation of planning system loopholes on affordable housing obligations, Lendlease has achieved notoriety within UK affordable housing advocacy circles. And just how this came about is a tale with direct implications for Sydney.

Report

29 Jun 2017

This report reveals teachers are concerned about the influence commercialisation is having in schools.

Report

NZIER report to DCANZ February 2017
23 Feb 2017

This report provides an overview of the dairy sector’s contribution to the New Zealand economy.

Article

20 Jul 2017

After ten years in the sector, SVA Consulting reflects on the strategies and interventions that deliver the most impact.

Policy report

19 Jul 2017

This strategy is intended to make it easier for carers of disabled people to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

Report

20 Jul 2017

Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

Commentary

20 Jul 2017

Drawing inspiration from the British "Home Office" model is worrisome for the immigration portfolio, writes Adele Garnier.

Working paper

10 Jul 2017

This working paper analyses the trends in household expenditure on communications services, as well as pricing and inclusions for both fixed and mobile services.

Report

11 Jul 2017

This research contributes to a better understanding of the market for multigenerational homes in the UK. It analyses the scale and types of multigenerational households currently found in the UK and explores the experiences of British families living in this way.

Report

20 Jul 2017

This new research shows that women’s average superannuation balances at retirement are less than half of men’s.

Journal article

2 Jun 2017

This paper explores voluntary delayed entry to state schools in Queensland through analysis of quantitative data gathered by the Department of Education and Training, and parental decision making around delayed entry via qualitative data sourced from an Australian parenting website.

Report

3 May 2017

This study has found that borrowing into older age is likely to move from niche to mainstream within the next decade. The report reveals that current economic trends such as house price inflation, tighter credit conditions and low real wage growth mean we can expect...

Discussion paper

31 May 2017

The ACCC has released this issues paper, seeking feedback on electricity pricing, competition and customer issues.

Report

6 Jul 2017

This report includes research from Australia and overseas that demonstrates how the crucial skills identified can be developed through outdoor learning and nature time.

Report

Final report stage 1 pilot project 2012-2013
14 Oct 2013

This research has been designed to test, document and apply standard measures for the determination of client outcomes in case managed community care for older people.

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The discussion paper highlights key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students. It aims to create a springboard for fresh ideas to improve outcomes for these students.

Report

18 Jul 2017

This report provides data and analyses for the first 12 months of the operation of the CARAlert system from 17 March 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Briefing paper

19 Jul 2017

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced its assessment on the additional capital required for the Australian banking sector to have capital ratios that are considered ‘unquestionably strong’.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This article demonstrates food insecurity needs to be addressed using a systemic innovation and complexity approach.

Working paper

27 Jun 2017

Using over 5,000 observations on house sales in Wellington, New Zealand, this paper looks at the willingness to pay for an extra daily hour of sun, on average, across the year.

Report

29 May 2017

This report provides details of the research undertaken in 2015-16 to develop and test the Australian Community Care Outcome Measurement tool (ACCOM), a set of measures of community care suitable for use in the Australian context.

Strategy

12 Jul 2017

This plan guides the NSW government’s land use planning priorities and decisions over the next twenty years. It represents a collaborative approach that closely integrates and aligns with the strategic planning for Canberra.

Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

Intelligence review report author, Michael L'Estrange, says there is 'a logic' to new Home Affairs portfolio.

Article

17 Jul 2017

Vacant housing rates are rising in our major cities. Across Australia on census night, 11.2% of housing was recorded as unoccupied – a total of 1,089,165 dwellings. With housing affordability stress also intensifying, the moment for a push on empty property taxes looks to have arrived.

Report

19 Jul 2017

This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.

Article

14 Jul 2017

As cities continue their relentless sprawl, how do we retrofit existing suburbs to move toward a sustainable future?

Technical report

18 Jul 2017

This Regional Land Supply Assessment report analyses land supply in the Geraldton urban area, taking into account regional business and economic trends, lot activity and dwelling approvals, current residential densities, constraints to development and the potential timing of future land releases.

Briefing paper

TTPI – Policy Brief 1/2017
1 Jul 2017

This brief draws mainly on OECD data from 1980-2014 and on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data about social security payments to households.

Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

The incoming Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, insists his new super-portfolio is all about protecting Australia and not advancing political agendas.

Report

17 Jul 2017

This review examined the environment in which the intelligence community operates, and consider how effectively it serves Australia’s national interests.

Journal article

20 Jun 2017

This analysis includes recommendations for reform to improve clarity and consistency in the law and reduce barriers that may exclude persons with dementia from participating in ethically approved research.

Report

19 Jul 2017

This report introduces the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities.

Report

18 Jul 2017

This Australian Energy Market Commission resource reports on drivers that impact new investment in generation and electricity transmission networks. It recommends that the review progress to a second stage.

Report

18 Jul 2017

This report assesses how many offenders contravene their Community Correction Order (CCO) by committing a new, imprisonable offence, or by failing to comply with another term or condition of the CCO.

Journal article

2 Jul 2017

This article reviews recent genetic discoveries about the basis of human obesity.

Report

Implications of a geohazard along the mid-west coast of Western Australia
15 Jul 2017

This report has identified that migrating sand dunes, up to 4 km wide and 20 m high, pose potential threats to roads, homes and infrastructure in Western Australia's mid-west.

Report

28 Jun 2017

This study, commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has found that a move towards smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.

Report

17 Jul 2017

Managing young people in detention will always be difficult. Almost all the young people who are held at Banksia Hill face complex layers of dysfunction, disengagement. This review discusses behaviour management practices at Banksia Hill and the impact of the transformation project.

Report

17 Jul 2017

The consensus view of the Referendum Council is that the recommendations in this report for constitutional and extra-constitutional recognition are modest, reasonable, unifying and capable of attracting the necessary support of the Australian people.

Report

AHURI Final Report 285
28 Jun 2017

This research presents evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels - housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption.

Report

17 Jul 2017

Strategies to attract more men to the teaching profession and increase the number of Indigenous teachers have been highlighted in this report

Policy report

7 Jul 2017

Provides an evaluation of privacy and other risks associated with integrating data in this official New Zealand project

Journal article

16 Jun 2017

Finds that a significant proportion of the existing housing stock in New Zealand is unsuitable for the disabled

Report

Survey of Organisational Processes & Procedures 2016
4 Jul 2017

Whistleblowing processes – or processes for encouraging and protecting staff to speak up about wrongdoing concerns and integrity challenges – are vital to integrity and good governance systems in organisations.

This report presents initial analysis of the strength of organisational processes for responding to...

Draft report

14 Jul 2017

The Australian government invites all interested parties to comment on a consultation draft of a revised English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards.

Report

14 Jul 2017

This report uses recent data to compare health care system performance in the U.S. with that of ten other high-income countries and considers the different approaches to health care organization and delivery that can contribute to top performance.

Guide

14 Jul 2017

This quick guide summarises the history of the concept of an Australian department of homeland security since 2001.

Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

This report questions estimates of the impact on employment and revenue if Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) were phased out of Tasmania.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This report presents information on the disease burden of chronic respiratory conditions using data from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011.

Report

17 Jul 2017

New research shows that the development of Adani and other Galilee basin mines would reduce NSW coal royalties by over $10 billion to 2035.

Briefing paper

15 Jul 2004

This report provided ​the first assessment of the value of national parks, marine parks and forests for tourism and recreation in Western Australia.

Thesis

15 Dec 2004

The extent to which physical planning and design supports the social and civic life of neighborhoods and communities is an area of longstanding debate within the planning literature. New Urbanism and smart growth suggest that the planning and design of a public realm can have...

Thesis

18 Jan 1999

This thesis argued that built forms act as symbols of people's needs and therefore human aspects of architectural and urban designs are associated with the affordances of ecological places.

Working paper

15 Apr 2007

This discussion paper touches on the complex effects of rapid population change in coastal communities and draws some parallels to other parts of the country and internationally. It offers an opportunity to consider the ‘big picture’ and suggests some signposts for possible future directions.

Thesis

15 Jun 2010

This study revealed a number of individual, family, community and workplace factors that impact on individual experiences of and adaptation to the FIFO lifestyle.

Submission

28 Apr 2008

We appreciate the opportunity to raise issues on housing affordability in Australia and note that your terms of reference raise the following specific issues:

• the taxes and levies imposed by state and territory governments;

• the rate of release of new land...

Working paper

15 Aug 2008

This working paper touches on some of the predominant benefits, costs and tensions associated with the arrival of Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation as identified through in-depth interviews with over sixty ‘premine’ Shire of Ravensthorpe residents.

Database

14 Jul 2017

We digitise and archive records of the many small languages of the world. We have worked to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities and conforms to international standards for digital archiving. While our original focus was the Asia-Pacific region, we now...

Data portal

4 May 2017

Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) provides comprehensive information about land use, employment and economic activity across the City of Melbourne, making it a valuable research tool.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This new edition of 'That’s it - I’m Leaving' brings the coverage of ministerial departures up to early-2017, encompassing the last 25 years of departures since the last edition was published in 1992.

Journal article

22 Jun 2017

This article argues that online students may not be receiving the flexible and accessible learning that online education is purported to provide.

Report

29 Jun 2017

This 2017 Electricity Forecasting Insights provides independent electricity consumption, maximum demand, and minimum demand forecasts for each National Electricity Market (NEM) region over a 20-year forecast period (2017–18 to 2036–37).

Report

30 Jun 2017

This in-brief report summarises results on the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel using fifteen years of data and identifies characteristics that may be associated with risk of suicide.

Report

27 Jun 2017

This report encourages a broader rethink on ways the NSW government can better leverage data to inform decision making on new services and better infrastructure.

Report

13 Jul 2017

There is a lot of economic opportunity for Victorian companies to develop and manufacture new drugs, devices and digital health solutions that will shape the future of healthcare.

Strategy

13 Jul 2017

This plan outlines the actions that the Victorian government is taking to encourage investment in the energy sector and to ensure Victorians continue to benefit from a renewable, affordable and reliable energy system.

Report

Providing a comprehensive, up-to-date indication of key electricity trends in Australia
12 Jul 2017

This report, by renowned energy analyst Dr Hugh Saddler, reveals a stunning correlation between domestic electricity prices and gas prices, despite gas making up only 10% of electricity generation.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 36
15 Jun 1993

This paper reviews the housing cost data available in Australia, and derives and presents series of real price indexes for 1979-92 and real rent indexes for 1980-92 for most of the capital cities. It shows a dramatic increase in the annual cost of owning relative...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 37
15 Jul 1993

A comparison of house prices brought by English auctions and private negotiations produced evidence that the pricing mechanism matters, with the price maximizing choice a function of the level of market interest.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 38
15 Jul 1993

Beginning with a description of Elizabeth, an outer suburb of Adelaide, as a ‘ workers’ city, this paper asserts the central importance of women's activities, whether in households or wider territories, in the making, defining and defending of place.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 39
15 Aug 1993

This paper reports the results of an econometric analysis of the choice between home owning and renting in Australia.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This analysis demonstrates that the alpine resorts help boost economic activity in regions and generate economic activity for Victoria.

Report

SPRC report 10/17 - Prepared for Health Services Union, Australian Services Union and United Voice
13 Jul 2017

This report examines the prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, regulators and others with information about key design characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs).

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2012

The Noetic Group undertook a range of lessons learnt studies and post activity reviews of disasters, incidents and crises over the past decade.

Report

Report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
12 Jul 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commissioned the Telethon Kids Institute to collaborate on a report examining the question of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s past and contemporary vulnerability to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

Looking at social media posts on Yik Yak, this article looks at common threads of social dynamics, expectations of quiet space, and frustration with studying, all of which increase our understanding of student experiences in US and international libraries.

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2013

This Noetic Note presents what Noetic has observed and learned in the process of developing and implementing investment management.

Discussion paper

16 Jun 2017

This resource examines how to integrate militarised equipment into the United States' many police forces.

Submission

Infrastructure Australia Business Case
14 Oct 2008

This submission argued that the Commonwealth should support infrastructure works and a comprehensive infrastructure assessment of infrastructure on the Swan and Canning Rivers that is vulnerable due to climate change.

Working paper

15 Aug 2007

This paper examines local engagement in management of both the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It outlines the results of a baseline survey about attitudes, perception, activities and knowledge of the natural environment of people living in western side of the Fitzgerald biosphere...

Fact sheet

23 Jun 2017

This resource suggests that there are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.

Commentary

12 Jul 2017

Taking private donations out of the equation would help restore trust in the political system – and we’re already partway there, writes Mike Steketee.

Commentary

11 Jul 2017

Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?

Report

10 Jul 2017

This report argues that reform is required to allow for greater flexibility over penalty rates in what is currently a highly centralised system.

Discussion paper

19 Jun 2017

Data Governance Australia is developing a Code of Practice as part of an on-going effort to set leading industry standards, promote a culture of best practice, and to drive innovation by increasing consumer confidence and trust in the data practices of organisations.

Report

12 Jul 2017

Australia’s first risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector has revealed how serious and organised criminals can, and have, exploited our financial system to engage in criminal activity.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This report outlines the need for reforms to Tasmanian legislation around the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’.

Guide

10 Jul 2017

This guide looks at the Australian federal political funding and disclosure system.

Report

30 Apr 2017

A head-to-head comparison, between B2B and B2C email marketing organisations.

Report

Report no.2 of 2017-18
11 Jul 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess whether Defence has a fit-for-purpose framework for the management of materiel sustainment.

Audio

2 Jul 2017

After decades of debate, deliberation and inaction Sydney is finally to have a second airport at Badgerys Creek. So what makes a good airport and what could Sydney learn from the best airports in the world?

Blog post

10 Jul 2017

With the first major release of 2016 census data, it’s possible to take a detailed look at the latest population density numbers in Melbourne. This post explores how and where Melbourne’s density is increasing, with some surprising results.

Policy report

2 Jun 2017

Provides the Queensland Government’s detailed response to the Renewable Energy Expert Panel’s final report recommendations on increasing renewable energy production to 50%.

Policy report

30 Nov 2016

The Renewable Energy Expert Panel sought to provide advice on credible pathways to achieving a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland by 2030, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating economic development opportunities in the state.

Discussion paper

6 Jul 2017

This report aims to provide robust data to rate Sydney’s performance in comparison with 33 of peer cities. It identifies transport and population growth as key issues for Sydney.

Report

12 Jul 2017

This inaugural report of the Community Safety Trustee sets out the new approach and covers the five key elements of the Community Safety Statement: reducing harm, increased connection to the community, putting victims first, holding offenders to account and improving Victoria Police capability culture and...

Report

10 Jun 2017

Governments are turning to public sector innovation labs to take new approaches to policy and service design.

Statistics

7 Jul 2017

Provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these to Australian averages.

Discussion paper

7 Jul 2017

The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia's superannuation system. This paper was released to assist participants in preparing a submission.

Discussion paper

6 Jul 2017

The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake a 12-month Inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system. This paper outlines the broad scope of the inquiry and is intended to assist people preparing a submission.

Report

The Australian digital inclusion index 2017
1 Aug 2017

The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index provides the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date.

Report

11 Jul 2017

In the battle against Islamic State in west Mosul, Iraqi and US-led coalition forces failed to take adequate measures to protect civilians.

Survey

11 Jul 2017

Fifty-three federal parliamentarians agreed to the Fitzgerald Principles of good governance, 36 declined to participate and the remaining 137 did not reply.

Report

11 Jul 2017

Thailand’s status as a relatively stable and predictable partner, in both business and geopolitical terms, is now imperilled.

Report

11 Jul 2017

This report argues that the policy response to Mexican organised crime will need to be more agile than the measures contained in Australia’s current National Organised Crime Response Plan.

Report

The Electronic Frontier Foundations's seventh annual report on online service providers’ privacy and transparency practices regarding government access to user data
10 Jul 2017

While many technology companies continue to step up their privacy game by adopting best practices to protect sensitive customer information when the government demands user data, telecommunications companies are failing to prioritise user privacy when the government comes knocking.

Report

7 Jul 2017

As Fiji prepares to chair climate talks in late 2017, Pacific leaders are gathering in Suva to consider what policies to push for. One should be a moratorium on new coal mines.

Article

11 Jul 2017

The Greater Tokyo area has a population of 38 million – almost 60% more than the population of Australia. Yet Tokyo remains one of the world’s most liveable metropolises. How can Australian cities replicate this conjuring feat while retaining their own high levels of liveability?...

Report

30 Jun 2017

This volume presents a comparative study of US alliances in Europe and Asia from the perspectives of US allies: the challenges, opportunities and shifting dynamics of these fundamental pillars of order.

Audio podcast

30 Jun 2017

Dr Andi Horvath meets Dr Seona Candy – an academic at Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and an expert in the importance of urban green areas. As the EcoCity World Summit comes to Melbourne, Dr Candy says our focus on building...

Report

29 Jun 2017

This report, produced by a task force drawn from large banks, insurance companies, accounting firms and pension funds, aims to identify the information needed to appropriately assess and price climate-related risks and opportunities. It includes four widely adoptable recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures that are...

Report

20 Jun 2017

This study offers a sophisticated tool to investors to align their capital allocation decisions with the company’s exposure to climate risks.

Report

Report no.1 of 2017-18
10 Jul 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s arrangements for the preparation and reporting of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions estimates and projections.

Audio

10 Jul 2017

Islamic schools across Australia want to introduce a curriculum model which empowers students to become confident young Australian Muslims.

Report

Fall 2016 research report
1 Jun 2017

After careful analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, this study found that Wikipedia-based assignments enhance students’ digital literacy and critical research skills, foster their ability to write for a public audience, promote collaboration, and motivate them more than traditional assignments.

Article

11 Jul 2017

Research with the Regional Australia Institute, examining the latest 2016 Census data, found 151 regional local government areas were helping to offset declining population in regional areas by attracting international migrants.

Report

Afghanistan's current situation, drivers of migration and returnees experience
10 Jul 2017

Afghanistan is currently experiencing widespread conflict, intensifying violence, political instability, human rights abuses, lack of rule of law and good governance, economic hardships, and a serious refugee crisis. This report concludes that it would be impossible for Australian, European and other governments to guarantee the...

Report

19 Jul 2017

This study helps to explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.

Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This paper argues that the benefits of bipartisanship in the management of defence and security policy are overstated, and that the effects of the norm are often counter-productive and even harmful to the conduct and management of Australian policy.

Journal article

7 Jul 2017

Presents an analysis of recent trends in secondhand smoke exposure in cars among year 10 New Zealand children.

Report

28 Jun 2017

There is now tension in the environmental movement about whether nuclear power should in fact be part of a low-carbon energy future.

Report

24 May 2017

This report has been produced by the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance as an advocacy document to show what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity.

Strategy

10 Jul 2017

The strategy paper calls on Australian governments to agree on a national framework for corridor protection to guide coordinated and meaningful action, to identify and protect land required for delivering future infrastructure.

Article

5 Jul 2017

New Zealand’s Lab+ experiment has been testing the concept of what integrated services could look like into the future. The team’s Australian lead, Pia Waugh, explores three models of user-centric services that came out of the research.

Report

10 Jul 2017

This paper reviews current NSW Government and national policies on suicide prevention.

Report

28 Jun 2017

This report introduces Social Return on Investment and highlights the importance of measuring social impact.

Report

28 Jun 2017

Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.

Guide

10 Jul 2017

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests.

Briefing paper

30 Jun 2017

The South China Sea fishery is being depleted at an unsustainable rate and in a destructive manner.

Survey

10 Jul 2017

New polling of seven electorates belonging to senior Cabinet Ministers, including the Prime Minister, reveals strong opposition to a federal subsidised loan for Adani’s coal project, and support for instituting a moratorium on new coal mines.

Report

6 Jul 2017

This paper evaluates the prospects for the development of a strategic energy partnership between Australia and Germany based on the potential for Australia to emerge as Europe’s major supplier of liquefied natural gas.

Report

9 Jul 2017

This report argues that Australia faces a number of major demographic and technological challenges which require substantial reforms to our industrial relations framework.

Article

7 Jul 2017

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from ‘venture’ and ‘funder’.

Report

4 Jul 2017

This report aims to provide a deeper understanding of what a "just transition" away from coal production and use might look like in practice. It provides six historical case studies of regional coal mining transitions that have occurred or are ongoing in Europe and the...

Other text

7 Jun 2017

This statement sets out the Victorian government's position on the future use of brown coal in a low emission context.

Article

5 Jul 2017

Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.

Survey

19 Jun 2017

Summary of results from a survey, conducted by Environmental Justice Australia, to feed into reform of the Environment Protection Act and EPA.

Report

5 Jul 2017

Property crowdfunding seems like the perfect alternative to invest in property with limited funds available, but is it?

Guide

30 Jun 2017

This guide provides information about what Infrastructure Australia does and how initiatives and projects are assessed, to enable proponents to develop their submissions.

Report

7 Jul 2017

The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) considers that the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is an appropriate way of funding emergency services. This review has identified a number of ways in which the accountability and transparency of the allocation of ESL expenditure could be improved.

Policy report

23 Feb 2017

This report identifies a number of important issues surrounding government procurement and makes recommendations with regard to the better provision of government infrastructure in the future.

Working paper

30 Jun 2017

This paper argues that a new approach to competition policy is necessary, switching emphasis from ‘increasing competition wherever possible’ to ‘optimisation’. Consumers, industry, the environment and society will be the beneficiaries.

Survey

3 Jul 2017

The purpose of this survey was to investigate how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries are supporting campus entrepreneurship, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Report

Report 12
29 Jun 2017

This important report reveals the common information system weaknesses that can seriously affect the operations of government and potentially compromise sensitive information held by agencies.

Report

23 May 2017

This report has been prepared in order to provide the Attorney-General with recommendations to improve service delivery at the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, and access to justice.

Report

5 Jul 2017

This report sheds some light on the activities that take place on beyondblue’s mental health support forums.

Survey

6 Jul 2017

The Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey is designed to provide information on household and small business consumer sentiment with a focus on the three key areas of satisfaction, confidence and activity.

Journal article

4 Jul 2017

This paper endeavours to define the fundamental structures that generate differences between market actors and residents within the North Lakes MPC.

Journal article

1 Mar 2017

This article explores the characteristics and contexts of social media work and the different approaches of organisations as they enter a second wave of application.

Journal article

28 Aug 2016

While tertiary students commonly experience distress that substantially impacts functioning and performance, few seek help. Innovative strategies are needed to promote wellbeing and address this distress.

Report

Report to the Minister of Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
30 Jun 2017

This report examines events in March 2017, where large areas of the Plane Basin in the Mackay region received very heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

Report

20 Jun 2017

This report analyses the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Report

Health services series no.78
6 Jul 2017

This AIHW report presents information about public and private hospital statistics in Australia for 2015-16.

Report

6 Jul 2017

With the purported aim of saving lives at sea by preventing dangerous crossings, European governments have provided the Libyan coastguard with training and assets and have encouraged it to intercept refugees and migrant boats trying to reach international waters.

Report

6 Jul 2017

This paper provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these with Australian averages.

Report

5 Jul 2017

This publication features the ten commissioned research reports from the 2016 research grants funding round, as well as three progressive projects from the inaugural NCSEHE Equity Fellows Program.

Report

Shared responsibility, resilience and adaptation
5 Jun 2017

This report, from the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet of the Tasmanian, is the result of the decision to undertake a strategic review into the Tasmanian floods of June and July 2016 that affected many Tasmanian communities and businesses.

Guide

4 Jul 2017

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched the guide to help charities, donors and fundraisers with their use of crowdfunding websites.

Blog post

5 Jul 2017

How can programs supporting young women’s leadership make a tangible difference in the day-to-day lives of young women?

Report

29 Jun 2017

The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest, argues Daniel Wild in this report.

Report

28 Jun 2017

This publication highlights trends in the Australian labour market and provides guidance about job search and the skills employers value.

Strategy

5 Jul 2017

The Victorian government has released new details of Australia’s first Support and Safety Hubs, which will be established in Victoria to protect women and children from violence.

Report

23 Jun 2017

The vision underpinning this interim report is for an integrated and sustainable community pharmacy sector, which is adaptive to the inevitable changes in health care given Australia’s ageing population, rapid advances in technology and ongoing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) reform.

Report

30 Jun 2017

This study assessed whether women and minorities are discriminated against in the early stages of the recruitment process for senior positions in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Report

30 Jun 2017

This report presents the results of a literature review on bail support programs and services commissioned by the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate as part of their Justice Reform Strategy.

Report

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 535
30 Jun 2017

This paper outlines the regulatory requirements of different U.S states for managing medicinal and recreational marijuana use, and the costs and benefits of these measures.

Commentary

5 Jul 2017

Dig a little deeper, and the Census figures tell us unexpected things about more than one Australia, writes Tim Colebatch.

Commentary

4 Jul 2017

If one is really interested in providing more housing for people on low to moderate incomes, the community sector is the way to go – not public housing, argues Terry Burke.

Report

Report no.02/2017
5 Jul 2017

This report, prepared by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), provides detailed projections of receipts and payments over the period beyond the forward estimates to 2027–28 to explain the drivers of the 2017–18 Budget aggregates.

Report

Prepared for Independent Brewers Association by Essential Economics
4 Jul 2017

Independent brewers generate $740 million in annual economic output, according to this economic report prepared for Independent Brewers Australia.

Discussion paper

The impact of the South Australian bank levy
4 Jul 2017

This report from The Australia Institute’s senior economist, Matt Grudnoff, reviews the economic impact of the South Australian government’s proposed bank levy.

Discussion paper

Hangarau Matihiko
28 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Education now invites submissions on the draft Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko (DT HM) curriculum.

Report

20 Jun 2017

A better understanding of soil microbiology is essential if agricultural production is to meet the needs of a growing world population.

Report

22 Jun 2017

Monetary policy is the process by which the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the Reserve Bank) controls the money supply to ensure price stability in goods and services and confidence in the currency.

Report

28 Jun 2017

This report argues that there is now a chance for Army to catch its breath and reflect more deeply and strategically about how it approaches gender issues in the longer term.

Report

27 Jun 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ implementation of myGov as at November 2016.

Report

7 Jun 2017

This report into migration policy settings takes a closer look at some of the concerns raised by business owners and representatives about ways in which the current design of the skilled migration system means that it can’t adequately assist South Australian businesses facing skills shortage,...

Report

29 Jun 2017

This audit assessed whether the Department of Health effectively procured services to operate a National Cancer Screening Register.

Report

26 Apr 2017

This report considers key challenges facing South Australia which are related to current migration policy settings.

Report

30 Jun 2017

As a geopolitical entity, a model of economic success, a cultural and moral ideal, and as a superior form of governance the West seems to have lost its way. Paul Dibb brings a lifetime of experience as both policy maker and scholar to examine these...

Report

29 Jun 2017

Despite massive growth in conservation reserves on private land and Indigenous areas, Australia is failing to adequately protect its unique biodiversity, according to this new national survey.

Report

Emerging evidence, insights and lessons
30 Jun 2017

This report indicates many elements are needed to achieve best practice reporting on violence against women.

Report

3 Jul 2017

This report outlines a detailed examination of the viability of high efficiency low emission (HELE) coal generation and its potential contribution to Australia’s energy mix.

Journal article

29 Jun 2017

This paper examines the role of court judgements on efforts in Australia to regulate the harmful use of alcohol.

Report

30 Jun 2017

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun.

Discussion paper

30 Jan 2017

This discussion paper seeks comments to inform the review of electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria.

Commentary

3 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult., writes Liz Allen.

Report

30 Jun 2017

Facing a future of relative decline, changing power balances and alliance uncertainty, Australia must make ASEAN and Southeast Asia its priority for economic, political and security cooperation.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Looks at the relationship between the degree of urban influence and population change in New Zealand.

Journal article

23 May 2017

This study's findings suggest that societal inequality is reflected in people’s minds as dominance motives that underpin ideologies and actions that ultimately sustain group-based hierarchy.

Working paper

29 Jun 2017

This paper focuses on the ABC's first year under its new Managing Director against the backdrop of its recent history.

Article

3 Jul 2017

The Fraser, Howard and Abbott governments tended to “stick to their knitting,” treating cities, urban policy and public transport as the realm of state governments. Turnbull is bucking this trend.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Presents findings on whether population decline is inevitable for New Zealand’s rural and peripheral areas.

Journal article

3 Apr 2017

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors ('reading analytics') and their implications for reader privacy.

Book

30 Jun 2017

This collection brings together diverse and deeply practical contributions to the forthcoming policy debate on the Australia–EU Free Trade Agreement, highlighting potential points of difficulty and possible gains from the agreement.

Report

30 Jun 2017

Presents key information on Australia's 2016 federal election, which was held on 2 July 2016 and saw Malcolm Turnbull returned as Prime Minister of a Coalition Government with a slim minority in the House of Representatives.

Report

30 Jun 2017

Summarises results on the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel using 15 years of data and identifies characteristics that may be associated with risk of suicide.

Discussion paper

3 Jul 2017

A scan of water, sanitation and hygiene services and challenges in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Report

28 Jun 2017

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people using drugs, and to their families and friends. This report presents information for 2015–16 about publicly funded AOD treatment service agencies, the people they treat,...