August 2017

Briefing paper

14 Aug 2017

To begin, this report on the building scale considers the most important issues in both individual dwellings (e.g. apartments) and higher density buildings as a whole, and how these can influence the quality of life of lower income and vulnerable residents.

Briefing paper

The place for lower income and disadvantaged households in a dense city
14 Aug 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South...

Briefing paper

The place for lower income and disadvantaged households in a dense city
14 Aug 2017

This final report focuses on policies, processes and economies that operate at the regional scale and their impact on lower income and disadvantaged households. It considers policies that affect the structural features of housing markets, policies and investment affecting urban regions, and the governance arrangements...

Strategy

25 Jul 2017

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.

Report

25 Aug 2017

Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children's experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.

Report

25 Aug 2017

This Australian government response document supports a number of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations and acknowledges the importance of further consultation with stakeholders on future copyright reforms.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This paper addresses shortcomings in the scholarship about ‘wicked problems’, and suggests ways of tackling them.

Journal article

29 Aug 2017

Do you have a problem with chronic back pain? This research interrogates the long-held question of what informs our subjective experiences of bodily state.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report has been prepared following an inspection of Casuarina Prison, conducted in late 2016. It concludes that the prison is meeting reasonable expectations in relation to security and the safety of staff and prisoners. However, it is over-stretched at almost every point.

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

This consultation paper seeks feedback from insurers, credit providers, car dealers, insurance and finance brokers, consumers, consumer representatives and other interested parties on options for reform to the sale of add-on insurance and warranties through caryard intermediaries.

Report

Survey

31 Aug 2017

People living with dementia and carers experience embarrassing situations, feel strongly disconnected, feel less competent and sometimes feel useless, this survey has found.

Research report

11 Aug 2017

This research report that aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. It draws on the experiences of women with disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse and have used tertiary response services.

Report

31 Aug 2017

This publication uses statistical techniques to estimate completion rates for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) programs.

Commentary

30 Aug 2017

George Williams is Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales. This is the full text of his address to the National Press Club on 30 August 2017.

Report

30 Aug 2017

The current status of the disability accommodation market is fragmented and underfunded. As a result, it is an inflexible market where consumers have limited choice in their housing options.

Journal article

23 Mar 2017

The research addressed this question by focussing on participation in swimming and the influence of watching the London 2012 Olympic Games; an event which sought to create a legacy of mass sport participation.

Report

6 Jun 2017

While many new approaches to improving student attrition outcomes have been tried and there has been some improvement in retention in Australia and other countries, the improvement is not universal across the institutions, and there remains a persistent level of attrition in the sector.

Audio

29 Aug 2017

As last Sunday's shooting death of a three-year-old girl in Sydney shows, Australia's gun control and gun violence prevention system has flaws.

Literature review

An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health
30 Jun 2017

This review was conducted to identify the most effective interventions to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm among at-risk Aboriginal youth.

Report

29 Aug 2017

This report introduces a conceptual framework for defining what is involved in the ROI calculation and provides a guide to what type of information and data are required to calculate the returns to training for government, employers and individuals.

Guide

30 Aug 2017

This guide has been released to assist applicants, architects, building designers and planners when designing and assessing apartment developments in Victoria.

Audio interview

30 Aug 2017

The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa

Audio interview

29 Aug 2017

New Zealand's Labour Party has unveiled its biggest promise of the election campaign, promising to make tertiary education free for the first three years of study.

Report

26 Jul 2017

This report investigates current local and international incident management techniques and proposes an Australasian incident management framework that supports network operations planning.

Report

15 May 2009

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region.

Report

15 Jul 2011

The publication provides an update across a wide range of subjects such as population, economic, social, education, transport, infrastructure, climate and natural resources for regions north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

This information sheet presents Australian data on how realised rates of fuel consumption vary over time, and how the rates depend on key vehicle characteristics such as number of cylinders, fuel type and vehicle age.

Briefing paper

15 Nov 2005

This paper presents and analyses statistical information relating to social capital in Australia and its regions. It also explores the relationship between social capital and the economic and social wellbeing of Australia's regions.

Report

29 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop exploring the potential of Digital Health Technologies.

Briefing paper

5 Jun 2005

This information paper makes a case for the adoption of taxable income as an indicator of economic activity in Australia's regions. It presents statistical analyses and case studies to demonstrate the superiority of taxable income over either population or employment as an indicator of regional...

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2004

This report presents and analyses a range of statistical information about skills, education and employment trends in Australia’s regions over the period 1991 to 2001.

Research report

24 Aug 2017

India’s soft power resources can be nurtured and better used to advance its foreign policy interests, if the government unobtrusively provides infrastructural support for soft projects and refrains from interfering in the cultural and social lives of its citizens.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2003

The distribution of a region's economic activity across industries is considered a major determinant of the region's level of income, the resilience of its economy and its ability to grow. This information paper presents and analyses statistical information about the industry structure of employment in...

Video

10 Aug 2017

This presentation aimed to bring together key housing stakeholders for informed discussion. It shares the outcomes of applied research related to housing, planning and infrastructure.

Discussion paper

11 Aug 2017

As part of CASA’s review of drone regulations, this discussion paper has been released to engage the community and aviation industry on the issues and concerns which have been raised either directly with CASA, or indirectly through a number of forums

Report

17 Aug 2017

This report examines the social and technological drivers of change in the transport sector. It argues that technologies in isolation will not be the silver bullet that solves transport problems, rather they will form part of an integrated mobility network that must also include high...

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Appropriate educational interventions aiming patient awareness and empowerment are needed to improve self-monitoring of blood glucose.

Discussion paper

29 Aug 2017

In the first instalment of the United States Studies Centre's new debate series, James Laurenceson and Jared Mondschein go head to head over who is Australia's most important economic partner, the United States or China?

Research report

Prepared for the NSW Environment Protection Authority
23 Aug 2017

This research looked at where, why and how much food waste is currently generated by food retail and wholesale businesses, such as supermarkets and grocers. The research report also suggests ways the NSW EPA could support industry to maximise their efforts.

Audio podcast

14 Aug 2017

Is there a way to think about terrorism without politics? Do counter-terrorism responses make us safer? What are sensible ways to sift through news reports about acts of terror? Andrew Zammit takes us through these and other questions.

Blog post

15 Aug 2017

In this post, the author argues argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open, but non-profit too.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This short article discusses in broad terms what new technologies could mean for New Zealand in terms of productivity and economic development.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Discusses two approaches that could potentially be taken to solving New Zealand’s environmental problems –one essentially regulatory, and the other essentially economic.

Journal article

1 Jan 2016

This study reports on attitudes towards tax evasion and welfare fraud in Australia and New Zealand. The study challenges extant policy arrangements that allow for different outcomes where crimes result in similar harm.

Journal article

29 Aug 2017

The principle of legality has in recent years become an increasingly important tool of statutory interpretation, but it has been applied inconsistently.

Article

Can the Australian Bureau of Statistics be trusted with voters’ data?
21 Aug 2017

By putting the Australian Bureau of Statistics in charge of the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Government is failing to learn from its previous privacy blunders, Monique Mann writes.

Article

13 Aug 2017

Provides a commentary on the New Zealand criminal justice system's treatment of tax evasion compared with welfare fraud - in the context of reactions to Metiria Turei's admission of welfare fraud.

Report

15 Apr 2014

This report examines the long term economic viability of the Pilbara region. It gives an audit of infrastructure, policies, programs and initiatives, with a gap analysis of need and a comparison against other places in Australia and around the world.

Discussion paper

11 Aug 2017

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has commenced work developing an incident-based view of crime to better reflect the volume and public experience of crime in Victoria.

Journal article

31 May 2017

This paper reports on recent research on young people’s experiences of growing up in tourist destinations. Their experiences are nuanced and diverse, disrupting socially constructed distinctions between the rural and the urban.

Commentary

28 Aug 2017

'Doxing' has a complicated history, but the type of identity-seeking that occurred in the wake of Charlottesville was once mostly the work of the media. Collette Snowden explains.

Research report

15 Aug 2014

For young people with cognitive disability who live in regional Australia, very little is known about what helps and what hinders belonging and connection in their communities. This research addressed this gap in our knowledge by working collaboratively with young people.

Strategy

29 Aug 2017

This AIHW Corporate plan 2017–18 to 2020–21 highlights the achievements planned to occur during the 2017–18 year that will help to provide Australians with quality, nationally-consistent health and welfare information.

Article

28 Aug 2017

There are arguments migrants can help drive growth in the regions and many who have chosen a new life in the country say it was a change for the better.

Report

29 Aug 2017

Housing affordability issues are likely to persist in some capital cities and could have longer term economic implications for Australia, while the issue of land supply needs greater focus, according to this CEDA report.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Adolescents with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy should be regularly reviewed in a paediatric cardiology department; however, general practitioners should understand the diagnostic and treatment principles for this condition.

Discussion paper

28 Aug 2017

This consultation paper has been released by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to engage stakeholder views on reforms targeting consumer choice and more efficient electricity network pricing outcomes.

Report

28 Aug 2017

This paper analyses trends in Australia’s productivity performance and disaggregates productivity growth into industry contributions to evaluate how structural change is affecting productivity growth.

Report

18 Aug 2017

This report shines a light on inadequate governance and mismanagement of key areas of responsibility within the Central Goldfields Shire Council.

Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

This research should inform policymakers, staff, faculty and administrators about the goals and expectations that Pacific Islander student-athletes bring with them to college, in order to better serve and support this population.

Audio

28 Aug 2017

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

Report

28 Aug 2017

This risk assessment is aimed at improving the NPO sector’s own risk awareness and help NPOs to protect themselves from fraud and criminal activity.

Research report

What we do and don’t know about mines, closures and rehabilitation in Victoria
28 Aug 2017

State government agencies often lack basic information on how many mines are in operation, with still less published on closures and abandonments.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This audit assessed whether selected grant programs are being administered efficiently by the Australia Council in relation to suitable comparators.

Research report

28 Aug 2017

This report argues that Australia has a vested interest and particular experience and expertise to contribute to the Global Compact on Refugees in order to institute a more effective and equitable response to asylum seekers and refugees.

Report

30 Jun 2017

This report summarises the research that has been undertaken on Sovereign Funds in the Pacific and draws out key findings, lessons and opportunities for funds to move closer to “best practice”.

Report

30 Jun 2017

Third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands, this report suggests a 'reference portfolio' approach as a benchmark governance choice for Pacific Island funds

Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

This discussion paper has been released to generate feedback on the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies, and whether the current voluntary code represents best practice, contains sufficient monitoring and review mechanisms, and if it should be mandatory for all collecting...

Guide

Guidelines for planning and adaptive responses
15 Aug 2017

These Guidelines were prepared to provide coastal transport infrastructure authorities and organisations with targeted information about climate risks for both assets and operations. The Guidelines also contain practical information pertaining to strategies and measures for building resilience of assets and operations to climate risks and...

Report

22 Aug 2017

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations received from the community, businesses and stakeholders during this consultation program...

Report

22 Aug 2017

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP).

Journal article

19 Jul 2016

Libraries have a mission to educate users about copyright, and library publishing staff are often involved in that work. This article investigates a concrete point of intersection between the two areas – copyright statements on library-published journals.

Briefing paper

3 Jul 2016

The purpose of this note is to highlight the crucial, but under-recognised, role of generic competencies and to emphasise their potential to enhance innovation and the State’s competitive advantages.

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2016

This report seeks a more nuanced understanding of WA’s current innovation system and its constituent networks and clusters. It argues that this is needed before effective policies are developed.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2007

The extent of Western Australia’s current links with China, the historic nature of China’s transformation and the likelihood of severe disturbances along the road – provide both major opportunities and big risks for Western Australia.

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2000

The last half of the century has seen massive changes in the global economy which have, in turn, driven transformations in the Western Australian economy. Some industries, like whaling, have disappeared. Others, like the wool industry, are shadows of their former glory. The resources boom...

Policy report

15 Jun 2004

The primary objective of this research was to work with key stakeholders and the communities affected by Fly-in/Fly-out (FIFO) operations to develop a more sustainable and mutually advantageous future by arriving at strategies to maximize identified benefits and minimize identified negative impacts of FIFO in...

Report

23 Aug 2017

This report documents how hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured since an offensive began in June (2017) to recapture Raqqa, the 'capital' and main stronghold of the armed group, Islamic State (IS).

Report

Royalties for Regions Six Year Impact Survey (2008-2014)
23 Jun 2014

The Royalties for Regions program represented a paradigm shift in how the royalties generated from the mining and petroleum industries were to be reinvested in the future of regional communities. This report seeks to understand what impact Royalties for Regions program delivery has had in...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 1997

At first glance the Constitution of Western Australia seems a dry, legalistic assembly of rules for the organisation and conduct of government. Unlike the emotive "we the people . . ." opening of the constitution of the United States of America, there is little to...

Presentation

30 Jul 2012

This presentation looks at the context and history of the FIFO phenomenon, and relates these to neighbourhood, community and family. It argues for the need to build a sociology of communities that fosters healthy individuals and connected and supportive communities.

Briefing paper

15 Sep 2011

Negative stereotypes about the extractive industries constitute a cultural risk for operations, damage good-doers, and discourage other companies from imitating them. This paper discusses the concept of a cultural license to operate, which addresses these cultural risks.

Report

24 Aug 2017

This paper argues that the strategic challenges facing East Asia are being amplified by economic uncertainty and by the narrow reliance of governments on their ability to deliver growth for political legitimacy.

Research report

15 Jun 2007

This report aimed to inform the minerals industry and policy makers about key trends and issues relating to Indigenous employment in the minerals industry.

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

This paper argues that the requirement for purpose-driven and mission-specific cyber security education is increasing, and recommends that this become a focus of new initiatives in cyber security education.

Strategy

An assessment of industrial and community infrastructure in major resources regions
15 May 2009

This report forms part of the Mineral Council of Australia’s Vision 2020 Project – a project with the objective of addressing capacity constraints to growth that have afflicted the minerals industry in the past.

Conference paper

21 Nov 2003

This paper will examine three occasions when Australia has experienced asset-price bubbles: the land bubble in Melbourne in the 1880s; the Poseidon nickel bubble of 1969–1970; and the stock and property market bubbles of the late 1980s.

Report

15 Sep 2012

This paper explores the implications and policy issues arising as the mining boom passes through three phases. It puts forward essential elements of economic outcomes and needed policy responses as the mining boom runs its course.

Survey

15 Aug 2015

A survey of FIFO workers to canvass information relating to working conditions, redundancies, shift and roster patterns, employer support, relationships, R & R and mental health.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

This e-brief outlines recent wage growth trends in NSW and Australia, and the potential contributing factors. Low wage growth would pose challenges to policymakers : for example, lower incomes and government revenue, and rising inequality. The paper concludes with summaries of key policy proposals that...

Report

24 Aug 2017

This report discusses Australia’s energy continuity needs from a complex system-of-systems perspective and details several systemic vulnerabilities that contribute to potential gaps in the resilience of our energy supply.

Report

AOC Independent Cultural Review
24 Aug 2017

This review is a comprehensive document, based on the experiences and perceptions of staff and stakeholders, to frame and assess the Australian Olympic Committee's ethical framework.

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2017

The objective of this review of Australian and children’s screen content is to provide policy options to government on the most effective support mechanisms for the Australian screen production sector.

Research report

15 Jun 2017

The unregulated use of restrictive practices in aged care settings is unlawful and amounts to elder abuse. This paper explores the laws, policies and practices in relation to the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.

Audio

24 Aug 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose a proposed bid for the Ten Network by current shareholders, Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This article addresses two key New Zealand Superannuation policy-relevant questions. Is it sensible to raise the age of eligibility? And is the timing – delaying adjustments until 2037- 40 – appropriate?

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This article briefly discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Considers the issues which would lead to more effective and more sustainable immigration policy for New Zealand.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Considers the New Zealand housing market, current policy issues and shortcomings in housing quality and the quality of policymaking.

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

This article examines the extent of variation in delivery of recommended STI screening investigations and counselling within Aboriginal primary health care (PHC) centres; and identify the factors associated with variation.

Report

A report by Deloitte Access Economics for the Australia China Business Council and sponsored by ANZ
8 Jun 2017

This report outlines how the majority of new Chinese investment is in services and consumption-led activities, which are assisting Australia in its transition to towards broader sources of growth.

Journal article

22 May 2017

This paper describes a developmental evaluation to support and refine a novel interactive dissemination project using aggregated CQI data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare centres in Australia.

Audio interview

23 Aug 2017

Is Pauline Hanson's latest stunt, wearing a burqa into parliament, the start of a serious debate?

Policy report

30 Jul 2017

Written for service managers and policy makers, this report presents findings from quantitative analyses to investigate organizational factors associated with better performance at clinic level of syphilis testing.

Discussion paper

22 Aug 2017

This paper argues that given the growing instability of Australia’s strategic environment, it is urgent that our political class fulfil their responsibility to openly debate what principles this country stands for, how we will act and what costs we will pay to protect other states...

Journal article

23 Aug 2017

This article presents a case study in establishing an information literacy instruction and assessment program for first-year university students at the University of Colorado.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) have been subject to Alcohol Management Plans since 2002/03, with significant penalties for breaching restrictions. ‘Sly grog’ and ‘homebrew’ provide access to alcohol despite restrictions. This paper describes how this alcohol is made available and the risks and impacts involved....

Discussion paper

2 Aug 2017

The Law Council of Australia is undertaking a comprehensive national review into the state of access to justice in Australia.

Article

23 Aug 2017

More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.

Report

23 Aug 2017

This resource outlines the Australian government's response to the report by the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee, in relation to the inquiry into oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.

Research report

23 Aug 2017

This project builds on previous Australian and recent international research to develop a set of budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians and their families.

Report

17 Aug 2017

This NSW Auditor-General audit report finds that there is no overall policy framework for palliative and end-of-life care in the state, nor is there comprehensive monitoring and reporting on services and outcomes.

Research report

14 Aug 2017

The phenomenon of the rapidly growing cohort of American men who are out of work is not unique to the United States. Australia, it seems, has its own silent crisis in male employment.

Article

18 Jul 2017

Australian and UK researchers sought to understand what it’s like to live in purpose-built low-energy housing.

Audio interview

9 Aug 2017

Recent research has suggested that low-energy homes can not only save you money, but most importantly they can increase people’s quality of life

Conference paper

17 Feb 2017

This paper reveals the barriers that lower income households face in improving their residential energy efficiency and in achieving low carbon living. It puts forward policy suggestions on how some current assistance and incentive programs encouraging low carbon living could be adjusted.

Discussion paper

15 Apr 2017

In this paper, we investigate the role that a Contract-for-Difference (CFD) feed-in tariff might play in underpinning increased investment in renewable energy in Australia.

Discussion paper

31 Jul 2017

This discussion paper presents a scan of the current status of water, sanitation and hygiene services and challenges in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Research report

A report prepared for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Government of South Australia, October 2016.
15 Jan 2017

This report outlines the values of biodiversity in the viticultural/agricultural region of McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide, with a focus on the processes of erosion and the uses of agricultural biodiversity, or agrobiodiversity, within local production systems.

Journal article

15 Jan 2017

This study analyzed the air quality improvement through several green infrastructure scenarios consisting of trees, green roofs and green walls considering a case study area in Melbourne, Australia.

Guide

20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages.

Policy report

14 Aug 2017

This report attempts to paint an overall picture of social housing need in New Zealand and the building response needed to address this.

Guide

15 Nov 2016

This paper will outline regenerative development, describe the process of using the LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) Framework, and highlight a project in Victoria, Australia, where regenerative development and LENSES have been used to guide the master planning process

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report primarily looks at two issues: the use of its powers by the RSPCA Victoria; and its expenditure of government funding.

Interview

Regenerative development in a nutshell
8 May 2017

Regenerative Development is an approach that encourages communities to support and create positive relationships that will benefit society and our environments by allowing the system to evolve and adapt to changing circumstances.

Report

23 Aug 2017

This audit assessed whether state planning is meeting the needs of the rapidly growing population for birthing, maternal and child health, funded kindergarten services, and related infrastructure, in greenfield growth areas and established suburbs.

Policy

13 Aug 2017

This policy establishes a baseline of what is expected to achieve good design, across all projects in NSW.

Commentary

22 Aug 2017

The citizenship debacle engulfing the Nationals, and in turn the Coalition government, has as much to do with trust and integrity as it does with the constitution. Being consistent is important in business and in government.

Research report

23 Aug 2017

This report proposes a new scheme, ‘Social Emergency Lending,’ to help Australian households under financial stress borrow money at very low interest rates.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report follows public hearings held in Sydney in June and August 2016, which inquired into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in certain divisions of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Report

22 Aug 2017

This study found that 10% of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous twelve months and 5% had attempted suicide.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2013

This paper examines the resource economy, including both resource extraction and value added of industries that provide inputs to resource extraction and investment, such as business services, construction, transport and manufacturing.

Briefing paper

15 Jul 2016

This report examines the economic resilience of the Bunbury economy and the implications for the formation of local economic policy.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This briefing paper shows that since 2001 Broome has had a growing, and diverse economic base. It identifies areas of comparative and competitive advantage.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This report examines the Geraldton economy, identifying areas of comparative and competitive advantage.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This report examines the Greater Bunbury economy, identifying areas of comparative and competitive advantage.

Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This report examines the Karratha economy, identifying areas of comparative and competitive advantage.

Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This report examines the Port Hedland economy and identifies areas of competitive and comparative advantage.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

The aim of this article is to address the preferences of young people with a chronic illness in dealing with doctors. It also covers ways in which GPs might frame chronic illness management to young patients and their families to optimise care.

Briefing paper

15 Jul 2014

This report provides a detailed examination of the role of broader scale changes in the composition of employment, as measured by occupational structure, and localized place-based labor market characteristics to account for employment growth for member of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) over...

Briefing paper

Regional capitals in the WA settlement hierarchy
15 Aug 2013

Recent trends in employment dynamics and economic specialization support the notion that diverse economies tend to be more resilient. Teasing out this relationship suggests a more complex story: what a locality specializes in may be as important as how diverse that economy is, implying that...

Briefing paper

Regional capitals in the WA settlement hierarchy
15 Mar 2013

This report provides an overview of the population dynamics of Western Australia over the past decade, situating the members of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) within this broader geographical context.

Briefing paper

Regional capitals in the WA settlement hierarchy
15 Oct 2013

This report provides a detailed examination of the role of broader scale socio-economic processes and place-based competitiveness in accounting for local employment growth for member of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) over the period 2001- 2011.

Briefing paper

Regional capitals in the WA settlement hierarchy
15 Jul 2014

This report identifies the regional capitals of Western Australia based upon a conceptually meaningful regionalization, where regions are defined by (a) the Western Australia Regional Development Commissions, (b) functional economic regions.

Draft report

15 Mar 2012

This document attempts to capture and assess Transient Worker Accommodation in the Pilbara in order to inform infrastructure and essential service planning.

Briefing paper

20 Jul 2010

This paper sets out to examine the prospect of transitioning the regional mining towns of the Pilbara (particularly Karratha and Port Hedland) into desirable, liveable and affordable cities.

Guide

Version 1 August 2017
21 Aug 2017

The ACCC has published this guidance for retail service providers on how to advertise speeds for fixed-line broadband services, including clearly identifying typical peak speeds.

Discussion paper

15 Mar 2010

This discussion paper set out major topics for the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce including examining the scope and timing of major resources projects; analysing the expected demand for labour and consider supply issues; and developing a plan to address labour and skills shortage issues...

Article

21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses.

Report

15 Jun 2014

There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are doing their bit to build opportunities for Indigenous people. Many are running small to medium sized businesses developing and maintaining partnerships with big business in the resources industry. Getting it right brings some of...

Research report

15 Feb 2013

This report shows that on the whole mining resident populations are growing and diversifying.

Journal article

19 Apr 2017

While it is clear that administrative regulations can control matters that are morally or politically controversial, the processes by which they are made in Australia do not generally require transparency or public participation, the primary features of deliberative democracy.

Strategy

17 Oct 2011

More than 60% of minerals operations in Australia have neighbouring Indigenous communities. The MCA’s vision is a thriving minerals industry working in partnership with Indigenous communities for the present and future development of mineral resources and the establishment of vibrant, diversified and sustainable regional economies...

Report

Bradshaw Review
3 Jul 2017

This report proposes a number of recommendations aimed at addressing stock theft, rural trespass and illegal hunting. These include enhanced penalties for existing offences, an expansion of current regulatory requirements and significant changes to the way the NSW Police Force is currently structured to address...

Research report

5 May 2016

The Australian Department of Defence engaged the RAND Corporation to identify and review international contestability practices.

Research report

15 Feb 2013

This report summarises the findings of a three-year study investigating the social dimensions of autonomous and remote operations technologies in the Australian mining sector.

Literature review

15 Apr 2011

This review of literature explores the emerging human factors trends with automated mining equipment.

Research report

15 Apr 2011

This interim report details the outcomes of interviews conducted with technology developers, mine site and corporate mining personnel, regulators and mining human factors academics/consultants.

Conference paper

2 Nov 2010

This project is aimed at understanding how new technologies can be developed in ways that take into account the human factors issues related to remote controlled/ automated mining equipment.

Book

18 Aug 2017

This volume brings the debates about women’s wealth in the Pacific back to the fore by critically revisiting and engaging with ideas about gender and materiality, value, relationality and the social life and agency of things.

Briefing paper

15 Mar 2012

Social infrastructure and service delivery is critical to maintaining sustainable communities. This short report discusses the impact of the resources boom on social infrastructure planning and delivery.

Working paper

21 Aug 2017

This paper has four main aims: to identify a subset of community functioning measures and develop an index or set of indices; to analyse the distribution of community functioning by remoteness, sex and age; to analyse the factors associated with community functioning; and to analyse...

Report

15 Jun 2013

This report investigated the size and distribution of the non-resident or long distance commuter workforce by industry and geography over time. While this report provides a national perspective, it is the nine sampled mining regions that form the focus of the report.

Research report

15 Jun 2013

Australian resource companies make a variety of investments in communities to support a social licence to operate. This report presents an approach that draws on social return on investment methodology. It argues that by understanding the value created by social investment, companies can create better...

Research report

15 Jan 2009

The purpose of this study is to recommend a suitable approach to modelling/analysing regional resource projects to ensure that the economic impacts of a FIFO versus a residential workforce are understood.

Strategy

25 Jul 2017

This Roadmap outlines Queensland's vision for the sector to become a global leader in the development of commercially valuable solutions for the energy and resources industry worldwide.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This report argues that South Australia's cycling assets could be leveraged to grow the SA bike economy - connecting state priorities in tourism to regional development and health. It argues the bike economy could be a ‘smart specialisation’ for the state.

Report

18 Aug 2017

An independent review recommended that the Australian Government cease the Regional Development Australia Program. Instead, the Australian Government will refocus the RDA Program so that RDA Committees move beyond their previous planning role and into a more active and facilitative role, effectively being brokers for...

Policy report

12 Dec 2016

A review of the Regional Development Australia program recommends that the program cease operation and be replaced by a new Australian Regional Business Advisory Board, a network of Directors of Regional Development, a Regional Collaboration Fund and a Regional Investment Commissioner.

Report

15 Aug 2017

This audit assessed how effectively selected public sector entities manage risk, and found that they have met or mostly met the majority of the 22 specific requirements of the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy.

Report

Part 1 - The economic transition of the fast growing outer suburbs
21 Aug 2017

This report is designed to deepen the understanding of the role and function of the fast growing outer suburbs and how investment will benefit them and have a national impact.

Book

18 Aug 2017

While there was a lot of talk about inequality before the 2014 general election in New Zealand, and during the campaign, concern about inequality appeared to have no tangible effect on the election outcome.

Policy report

12 Jul 2017

Investigates the political and economic aspects of the Auckland Unitary Plan in the context of historical and contemporary processes of capitalist displacement of the poor and marginalised.

Guide

14 Aug 2017

White Spot Disease (WSD) is a viral infection caused by Whispovirus that causes death in up to 80% of affected farmed prawns. Australia was considered free of WSD until an outbreak in December 2016 but it has had an almost constant presence in biosecurity policy,...

Research report

21 Aug 2017

This report debunks claims from Government, Opposition and industry leaders about Australia’s apprenticeship system being in crisis.

Research report

18 Aug 2017

The paper explains Australia’s interests in the South China Sea, and examines the 2016 arbitral ruling alongside Australia’s, China’s and the Philippines’ responses.

Research report

17 Aug 2017

This paper highlights some of China’s interests and activities in the Australian Antarctic Territory, which include undeclared military activities and mineral exploration.

Strategy

20 Aug 2017

The objective of this strategy is to protect the lives of people working in, using, and visiting crowded places by making these places more resilient to terrorism.

Guide

18 Aug 2017

This quick guide provides an update on Australian government measures and funding for countering violent extremism (CVE).

Report

18 Aug 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.

Research report

18 Aug 2017

This report explores the concept of entrepreneurialism in the twenty-first century, noting particularly the challenges implicit in the implementation of entrepreneurial practices, including teaching and learning for entrepreneurship, specifically for the vocational education and training (VET) system.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Britain has spiralled into political failure since voting to leave the European Union. What happened, and what happens next? David Hayes takes a look.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...

Article

15 Aug 2017

A Universal Basic Income may be a good idea – but we will still need social security that works.

Strategy

18 Aug 2017

This report describes a pathway for tackling cement emissions, involving five strategies. It describes the role of governments and industry in supporting a rapid shift to a zero carbon cement industry.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Considers the main policy problems facing education in New Zealand prior to the 2017 general election.

Journal article

28 May 2016

This article aimed to document how objectively measured attributes of the urban environment are related to objectively measured physical activity, in an international sample of adults.

Journal

14 Aug 2017

Focuses on some of the important policy issues facing New Zealand as it enters the 2017 general election.

Journal article

21 Jul 2017

This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media.

Report

17 Aug 2017

Despite being Australia's third largest agricultural industry, many dairy farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to cover costs and continue in the industry. Over the last decade, the farm gate milk price has been relatively stable, while the cost of production has increased significantly.

Report

17 Aug 2017

This Senate Committee report looks at ways of protecting and strengthening multiculturalism and social inclusion in Australia.

Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2017

The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.

Website

Local government disability inclusion resource
17 Aug 2017

The local government disability inclusion resource has been designed for use by all local governments around Australia.

Article

17 Aug 2017

The SVA Fundamentals for Impact enable organisations to assess whether they are being effective and how to do better.

Journal article

9 Aug 2013

This article is the first to apply 'the quest' as a metaphor for the student's doctoral experience and offers a new way of interrogating that experience which will be of use to those involved in supporting research students.

Research report

16 Aug 2017

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.

Report

15 Aug 2017

The NDIS eligibility criteria for people with mental illness is a central concern for all stakeholders. This report found that whilst the current eligibility criteria could be improved to provide greater clarity, the apparent reliance on diagnosis, rather than functional needs, is likely to result...

Journal article

16 May 2017

Publishing Services at the University of Graz is an example of how seizing the moment and letting things happen naturally facilitated the creation of something new.

Report

16 Aug 2017

The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to prepare this report, with the intention of raising awareness of the economic cost of hearing impairment in Australia and to inform policy making.

Website

15 Aug 2017

GEN is a one-stop-shop for aged-care data. This website improves availability and accessibility of information for the community and stakeholders, by making it accessible for all levels of users.

Research report

31 Jul 2017

This report from the (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy focuses attention on the capacity of rural public libraries to deploy Internet-enabled computing technologies and other resources to meet the needs of their residents.

Audio interview

17 Aug 2017

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide.

Research report

9 Aug 2017

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.

Discussion paper

16 Aug 2017

The proposals outlined in this discussion paper would require large corporations and other entities operating in Australia to publish annual statements outlining their actions to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

Thesis

21 Oct 2011

This research investigated why leaders would differ in their approaches to downsizing by exploring downsizing strategies while considering leaders’ characteristics and organisational culture in Australian universities.

Report

15 Aug 2017

This Senate committee report found that immediate, as well as longer-term action, is required to address suicide by veterans.

Guide

14 Aug 2017

These guidelines are intended to assist in determining appropriate land use planning in relation to bushfire prone areas across the State of Western Australia; specifying the requirements to be met at each stage of the planning process; and ensuring that necessary bushfire protection measures are...

Strategy

11 Aug 2017

The Mayor wants London to be the world’s greenest global city. This draft London Environment Strategy sets out bold policies and proposals in six policy areas and the transition to a low carbon circular economy to make this vision a reality.

Report

14 Aug 2017

This report examines how foreign investment entering the Australian economy gives rise to a more advantageous set of employment outcomes.

Strategy

11 Aug 2017

Shaping SEQ responds to a need for coordinated regional planning to manage growth sustainably, and ensure prosperity and liveability. It is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments.

Report

New South Wales Auditor-General's report
10 Aug 2017

This audit reviewed the performance of the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL). It found that the OSL does not currently have a strategic focus to improve land planning outcomes and also needs to address significant financial risks by implementing a proper, long-term financial strategy....

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

This paper argues that to ensure any corruption and misconduct in our federal government and public sector is investigated and exposed, a federal anti-corruption commission will need strong investigative powers, broad jurisdiction similar to the New South Wales ICAC and other successful state-based commissions, and...

Report

15 Jul 2013

The development impacts of mining have traditionally been reported with reference to production, investment, employment, taxation and royalties, and direct effects on the economy. In more recent years, greater emphasis has also been placed on local development impacts, such as the procurement of local goods...

Research report

15 Apr 2013

This report is about measuring temporary populations, in contrast to the permanent population measured by the Census undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) every five years.

Presentation

6 Oct 2008

This presentation described the reasons behind the fly-in fly-out phenomenon and the effect on rural communities.

Research report

15 Jul 2007

This report looks at strategies for attracting and retaining skilled and professional staff to remote locations. It reviews issues including housing, utilities, lifestyle and community trends in remote locations. It reviews a number of strategies and suggests some practices that may have been overlooked.

Report

27 Feb 2004

This report reviewed and made recommendations for the improvement of the Western Australia's occupational safety and health framework that applies to issues arising from extended working hours.

Strategy

15 Oct 2015

This Great Southern Regional Investment Blueprint will guide the region’s progress towards its vision for the period to 2040. To do this, it establishes a strategic framework for development across the region in all facets of life.

Article

15 Jun 2008

The resources boom has prompted much discussion of Australia having become a two-speed economy. There are concerns that the gains from the boom accrue largely to mining-related sectors and the states where these are concentrated, while the rest of the country is being hit by...

Briefing paper

15 Nov 2009

This briefing paper provides background on the the social challenges experienced in Queensland resource communities. It provides a compendium of strategies and working examples, drawn from case studies that aim to avoid and mitigate adverse impacts and enhance the positive social impacts of resource developments....

Report

15 Jun 2010

This report is the outcome of a year-long process which brought together over 200 leaders from the private sector, government, academia and international and non-governmental organizations in a strategic dialogue structured by scenario planning methodology to consider the following central question: “How will the environment...

Working paper

15 Feb 2012

This paper examines real commodity prices, suggesting four super-cycles during 1865-2009 ranging between 30-40 years with amplitudes 20-40 percent higher or lower than the long-run trend.

Article

12 Aug 2017

Country Australia is losing out on full-time jobs, forcing its young to head for the cities

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Explores some key questions to ask of potential future governments in relation to health policy in New Zealand

Research report

15 Dec 2012

This paper addresses the challenge of rebooting the mining boom. It argues that inefficiencies which developed or were sustained over the high price phase of the boom can no longer be sustained over the next decade.

Report

14 Aug 2017

This report finds that although there are comparatively few formal expulsions from Victorian government schools every year, for those students who are expelled, this is a significant punishment which can have a profound impact on their lives.

Report

13 Aug 2017

Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships, particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity, the United States remains Australia’s indispensable economic partner.

Since its founding, Australia has...

Research report

15 Aug 2017

This trial of smart home control in 46 households shows limits to use for managing home energy bills and electricity demand.

Report

14 Aug 2017

This report provides governments and stakeholders involved in local and place-focused renewal with conceptual framing and case study examples that can help inform and shape new community collaboration initiatives for their own contexts.

Research report

15 May 2014

This paper examines the underlying structure of the Western Australian economy and its transformation over the past ten years. The industries examined are mining and petroleum, manufacturing, services, construction, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism, energy, water, waste; and non-market activities such as public administration and safety,...

Research report

25 Jul 2017

Profiling 1,465 registered charities which reported that their main activity in 2015 was aged care.

Report

24 Jan 2017

Royalties for Regions provides a dedicated regional development investment fund – facilitating economic, business and social development. This Royalties for Regions Progress Report highlights the range of projects undertaken across the State in 2015-16

Guide

3 Jul 2014

The Royalties for Regions program commenced in Western Australia in 2008. The objective of the program is to promote and facilitate economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia through the operation of the Royalties for Regions Fund.

Report

A survey of attitudes and perceptions about living in regional Western Australia
15 Dec 2013

The purpose of the Living in the Regions 2013 survey was to ascertain what attracts people to the regions, to understand the barriers to living in the regions, to measure the quality of life in regional Western Australia, and to use that information to inform...

Report

15 Feb 2017

Australian Trade by State and Territory 2015-16 presents international trade statistics for each state andterritory of Australia as collected by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and theAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Research report

30 Jun 2017

Insights from a survey of almost 1,500 disability service workers and their experiences of working under the NDIS.

Research report

18 Nov 2013

This research, by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (the Department), working with the Western Australia Police (WA Police) and specialist family and domestic violence crisis and support services, sought to explore the association between Fly-in/Fly-out (FIFO) work arrangements and family and domestic...

Conference paper

19 Oct 2011

This paper examines the costs of extractive company‐community conflict and draws insights from how companies are responding to mitigate or avoid the occurrence, extent and costs of such conflict.

Article

15 Aug 2017

Effective guidance on the retrofitting and redesign of built environment energy systems must occur across scales, from rooftops to wider electricity grids. So what is the role of planning? What challenges and actions must planners consider for the renewable energy transition to be effective?

Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

This Information Sheet presents estimates of kilometres and lane-kilometres of road length for AustralianStates and Territories back to 1910. It allows a clearer picture of the growth in the value of Australian road infrastructure over time - which is substantial.

Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

As part of recent research activities, BITRE has had occasion to compile a list of transport- and infrastructure-related privatisation and public–private procurement projects over the last 30–40 years. BITRE has identified 197 economic infrastructure and transport privatisations and PPPs completed by Australian, state and territory,...

Article

11 Aug 2017

Is it really cheaper to fly internationally than to an important regional centre like Alice Springs? RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look.

Article

14 Aug 2017

The first step to bringing the NDIS back on course is to be aware of the deeply entrenched biases that lead people to act in ways that disregard the dignity and equal value of people with disabilities.

Guide

Zero emissions - achievable & affordable now
14 Jul 2017

This Zero Carbon Communities guide is for community groups and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emission targets.

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

Is the Shangri-La of mental health reform just over the horizon, or have we embarked instead on a fool's errand?

Report

14 Aug 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system, in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

This options paper explores a range of options for the arrangement and improvements for Hanging Rock.

Research report

8 Aug 2017

China faces a multitude of issues related to air, water and soil pollution. These issues will impinge on its ability to continue to expand its agricultural sector.

Thesis

A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Education at the University of Canterbury
31 Oct 2014

This thesis developed a behaviour screening procedure to identify those students at risk of anti-social behaviour.

Statistics

10 Aug 2017

Presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

This paper provides an overview of data linkage and its relevance to general practice physicians.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Despite statins being so commonly used, little is known about the ‘real-world’ information needs of consumers using statins.

Report

13 Aug 2017

This report outlines the findings of the independent panel review, which found that Victorian consumers are not gaining the benefits of a competitive retail market. The review has recommended a suite of reforms and initiatives, with eleven key recommendations to place the consumers back on...

Research report

10 Aug 2017

Multiple research methods were used to develop options for specialist schools to enhance mainstream school inclusion.

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2017

This consultation paper outlines initiatives to assist Indigenous prisoners to access the support they need on their release.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This report examines the internal audit functions of all seven Victorian state government portfolio departments and assesses how well they use their internal audit resources.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This audit assesses whether V/Line regional passenger services are efficient and meet the needs of public transport users, and whether it is adequately prepared to sustain and improve performance in the future.

Discussion paper

15 Aug 2011

Australia’s macroeconomic performance during the decade was much more stable than during the earlier mining booms, reflecting a stronger institutional framework.

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

The Productivity Commission sees the main purpose for this inquiry as being to check that the legislated model is the best means to extend the GST to low value imported goods, and to identify any practical improvements to support effective implementation.

Report

15 Jun 2015

As local economic development is often not a statutory responsibility of governments, and as it is also a multi-sectoral form of public intervention, it is also an arena for substantial innovation, where leadership sets the agenda and builds the context for progress.

Report

29 Jul 2017

This review report contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian government assistance to industry.

Briefing paper

15 Jan 2008

This paper describes the benefits of fly-in, fly-out operations to regional areas.

Discussion paper

3 Aug 2017

The Australian government has announced a review of Australia’s space industry capability, to enable our nation to capitalise on the increasing opportunities within the global space industry sector.

Research report

15 Nov 2013

This study looks at the representation of women and Indigenous employees in the resource sector workforce in Western Australia.

Report

15 Dec 2013

This study presented the outlook fot the Western Australian resources sector in 2013. It flagged some troubling economic signs, as well as increasing energy and infrastructure needs.

Report

15 Apr 2012

This publication examines FIFO trends in the Western Australian context, literature on the subject, new directions in FIFO integration and provides examples of current practices of PICC member companies.

Report

15 Mar 2007

This report describes trends in working hours in the mining sector.

Research report

10 Aug 2017

This paper reports on trends in NSW state finances between 2002-03 and 2017-18 (inclusive). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (56th) Parliament and previous three Parliaments.

Working paper

10 Aug 2017

This paper argues that Indigenous economic wellbeing can be partly improved by addressing broader macroeconomic factors.

Audio interview

5 Aug 2017

Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do? Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes...

Research report

Report for Victorian Council of Social Service
15 Apr 2017

Australian households have faced sharp increases in energy prices over the past decade. Household water bills have also increased. Higher numbers of households are experiencing electricity and/or gas disconnections due to non-payment of bills and joining energy retailer hardship programs to remain connected. As a...

Report

10 Aug 2017

This report looks at a range of work that is underway across the disability, health and ageing sectors to strengthen and safeguard the rights of vulnerable Victorians.

Working paper

15 Feb 2017

This paper aims to identify the issues at stake in rail contract negotiations and to suggest improvements to existing contracts to protect the public interest.

Research report

13 Jul 2017

This report examines the diffusion of information using social network analysis of four key staff at BBNC. This demonstrates a supplementary method whereby rural networks can add to the formal fire safety education available in the community.

Evaluation

15 Jan 2017

After significant bushfires, East Gippsland Shire Council implemented a new approach to disaster recovery using an "asset based community development" approach. This report provides an evaluation of the Project, presenting key findings and recommendations to inform implementation of similar models in future fire affected communities....

Commentary

10 Aug 2017

One divisive figure in Australian politics could decide the result of the same-sex marriage postal vote.

Report

10 Aug 2017

This report argues that accessibility, transparency, affordability and competition are crucial features of a well-functioning general insurance market.

Report

9 Nov 2016

Sovereign Funds (SFs) are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large part of fiscal revenues.

Report

8 Aug 2017

The report investigated the economic consequences of inadequate sleep, finding that inadequate sleep is highly prevalent in Australia, with an estimated 39.8% of Australian adults experiencing some form of inadequate sleep.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs (full article)

Governments internationally are pushing out the ages at which pensions can be claimed and influential bodies such as the OECD are pointing to the inevitably of longer working lives as...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2017

Commissioned by The Committee for Sydney and authored by KPMG, this report examines achievements that have been made since 2014 and identifies areas that need to be addressed to enable Sydney (and Australia) to become a strong and prosperous fintech ecosystem.

Other text

9 Aug 2017

This paper provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved in child protection and out-of-home care, and is based on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Child Protection data 2015-16 (AIHW 2017a; 2017b).

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2017

The report explores the association between low alcohol prices and high levels of alcohol-related harm in the Northern Territory. It examines the impact of floor prices implemented in other countries to consider how similar policies might work in Australia.

Report

22 Mar 2016

News of farmer suicides has reached media forums and reports, there has been a Senate enquiry into suicide and there have been studies and intervention programs focusing on rural suicide. Yet the number of farmer suicides is not reducing.

Policy report

26 Jul 2017

Considers prevention and intervention issues in youth suicide in New Zealand.

Literature review

15 Mar 2011

This report consists of a literature review and analysis of the existing research concerning countering violent extremism.

Journal article

7 Feb 2014

To illuminate and explore complex connections between subjectivity, moral worth and affect in relation to understanding farmer suicide, this article draws on theory and literature on agrarian discourses of masculine subjectivity and shame to analyze empirical data from interviews with farmers during times of environmental,...

Policy report

Report for Export New Zealand
11 Jul 2017

A brief report outlining the benefits of trade and trade liberalisation for New Zealanders.

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

This paper presents a critical review of articles drawn from literature pertaining to elder abuse, to identify current directions leading the development of empirical research in this field.

Journal article

27 Nov 2015

This article reviews the social work literature on ICT, draws on research on tele-psychology and tele-education, and provides suggestions on how to enhance engagement with ICT by social workers to implement and provide mental health services and supports tailored to community values, needs, and preferences...

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

This article examines in-depth interviews with six families in rural South Australia, that were conducted to explore their experiences of caring in the community and future post-parental care plan for their son/daughter with an intellectual disability.

Blog post

25 Jul 2017

To understand the major barrier to making our cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly places, just stand in the centre of almost any Australian city and look up. The chances are you will be in the shadow of a tall building totally reliant on air-conditioning...

Draft report

10 Aug 2017

This ACCC draft report contains a number of key findings and recommendations for improving consumer protection and promoting competition in new car retailing and associated markets.

Report

15 Mar 2017

This report shows that universities, individually and collectively, are taking action to increase women’s leadership in senior roles.

Journal article

10 Jul 2017

This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.

Research report

10 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of national-level, state and territory findings, as well as comparisons across public housing, state-owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing tenants.

Strategy

9 Aug 2017

Social Impact Investing is an emerging, outcomes-based approach that brings together governments, service providers, investors and communities to tackle a range of policy (social and environmental) issues.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This report outlines the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s findings into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity.

Briefing paper

9 Nov 2016

This paper explores the link between the unequal distribution of caring work between women and men and the unequal outcomes in workforce participation, job opportunities, gender pay gaps and the gap in superannuation savings.

Discussion paper

27 Feb 2017

The purpose of this Accreditation Systems Review is to build upon the information collated through the NRAS Review and provide advice to the Ministerial Council on the governance, structure and cost-effectiveness of accreditation systems in the National Scheme.

Guide

3 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The ALRC has been asked to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.

Report

26 Apr 2017

This resource is intended to help digital archivists understand the priorities, techniques and culture of information technology so that they can be the most effective collaborators possible.

Discussion paper

5 Aug 2017

This paper is part of TTF’s contribution to the debate around how to conserve our natural areas while also unlocking the economic benefits that can be delivered by nature-based tourism.

Discussion paper

1 Apr 2016

Companies often have a safety value. But what is the value of a "value" statement without the means to deliver?

Policy report

3 Jul 2017

Australia needs to embrace digital health technologies and focus on data integration and standardisation.

Book

8 Aug 2017

What are offices doing to our health? Are they providing a healthy environment in which to be spending such a large chunk of our lives? Are they conducive to human sustainability? This book aims to be a guide to better, healthier offices.

Research report

Four Cooperative Research Centres and the Lowitja Institute: the story so far
9 Aug 2017

This report outlines the journey and the successes of the Lowitja Institute and the CRCs, and showcases how their cumulative efforts have pioneered a new way of conducting health research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Audio interview

9 Aug 2017

Australia now has the world's highest electricity prices, so there's never been a better time to know exactly what you're paying and if you can get a cheaper deal.

Report

8 Aug 2017

This paper provides an international comparison of the costs, scope, and effectiveness of criminal justice in Australia.

Report

9 Aug 2017

Australian politicians must stop and listen to the voices of real people suffering under horror power price rises, Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This report has been developed to further raise awareness around the challenges that Australians with RLC (Rare or Less Common) cancers face and to recommend feasible actions to improve health outcomes for them.

Working paper

15 Apr 2014

The cost of housing in Western Australia has been a recurrent theme in discussions in West Australian homes, businesses and the policy environment. A long held perception is that housing affordability in the state has spiralled out of control, with rents along with house prices...

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

This article outlines the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers with regards to the provision of personal health information within employment, and how medical practitioners can assist in advocating for their patient.

Research report

15 Jun 2011

On 7 March 2011, a research team at Queensland University of Technology, led by Professor Kerry Carrington launched a study into the social impact of mining in Queensland. The study surveyed perceptions about how mining projects reliant on a non-resident workforce, are impacting on Queensland...

Submission

9 Oct 2011

This submission is informed largely by our ARC Discovery research project Safeguarding Rural Australia: Addressing Masculinities and Violence in Rural Settings (2008-2011) which set out to study reasons underlying the high mortality and morbidity rates for violent related harms among men in rural Australia. We...

Research report

15 Sep 2010

This is the first of a series of reports analysing spatial trends in population, employment and commuting in our five largest cities.

Journal article

2 Aug 2017

This article argues that, despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA.

Research report

Minerals Futures Cluster discussion paper
15 Jun 2010

This paper argues that the principles of a combined Neighbour of Choice model can be applied to any corporation/company and its localised, geographic communities or communities of interest.

Report

8 Aug 2017

This audit examined the effectiveness of measures taken to strengthen the protection of Australia’s missions and staff overseas.

Thesis

15 Jul 2011

There has been growing interest in the implications of paternal fly-in/fly-out employment (FIFO) for families and children. The current research had a dual aim, first to investigate children’s well-being in relation to family functioning and paternal FIFO employment characteristics and, second, to access children’s own...

Working paper

15 Jul 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.

Commentary

8 Aug 2017

Some state governments are now investigating more integrated sectoral and spatial planning strategies, initially through shifting public sector jobs to regional centres.

Commentary

7 Aug 2017

Backers of 5G promise breathtaking speed and ultra-reliability. But does Australia need its own vision for the new wireless networks? Jock Given takes a closer look.

Audio interview

8 Aug 2017

Long-awaited media reforms are due for debate in the Senate, and it can't come soon enough for the struggling television network, Channel Ten.

Working paper

Motu Working Paper 17-14; This article has been prepared for a forthcoming chapter of The Handbook of Well-being, edited by Ed Diener, Shige Oishi and Louis Tay
4 Aug 2017

A literature review of how formal institutions affect self-reported well-being.

Working paper

3 Aug 2017

This paper describes the policy changes to the New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) since 2008 that directly affect forestry; assesses the effectiveness of the scheme; explores who is benefiting from it; and outlines issues facing forestry in the ETS moving forward.

Strategy

27 Jul 2017

The NSW Government proposes to establish the Greater Parramatta Priority Growth Area by including it in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006. This interim Plan identifies how more jobs, homes and essential services will be accommodated in the priority growth area...

Blog post

3 Aug 2017

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and managed by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Report

8 Aug 2017

The Turnbull Government has released the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum report, highlighting how support for people living with dementia can be improved.

Website

20 Jan 2017

The Atlas provides long-term averages of solar resource (global, diffuse and direct normal), the principal climate phenomena that determines solar power generation. It allows these averages to be compared across global sites, aiding the exploration, prospection, site selection and pre-feasibility evaluation.

Article

2 Aug 2017

Geothermal or geoexchange energy uses underground temperatures to make heating and cooling more efficient, and researchers are piloting this technology in one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure initiatives, the Metro Tunnel Project

Journal article

14 Jul 2017

Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but recommended best-practice preventive care is not consistently provided to Indigenous Australians.

Guide

8 Aug 2017

This guide provides a brief overview of the youth unemployment data available for small geographic areas.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

This paper provides a review of the most recent science on sleepwalking to guide clinical decision-making.

Guide

7 Aug 2017

This quick guide outlines what the Government has said about the creation of the new portfolio and some of the changes that might be involved in establishing the Home Affairs portfolio, and provides links to some responses and reactions to the announcement.

Report

8 Aug 2017

Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.

Briefing paper

8 Aug 2017

An interdisciplinary exercise generated three overarching policy recommendations to improve cyber security in Australia: create and enforce technology security standards, craft international agreements to address cyber security challenges, and improve risk awareness to keep users safe online.

Article

4 Aug 2017

This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.

Research report

8 Aug 2017

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and...

Video

Global urban lectures: S04E07
27 Jun 2017

Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – are thriving economically, yet have poor housing affordability outcomes, including an increasing number of low and moderate income households who cannot afford rents or mortgage repayments. This lecture compares recent partnerships for affordable housing, and perceived benefits of a...

Discussion paper

1 Apr 2016

Creating greater resilience is seen by many as one of the biggest challenges facing the modern digital age.

Report

15 Feb 2017

Understanding and awareness of elder abuse as a significant problem is well understood but not comprehensively documented by key government and non-government agencies within South Australia

Report

10 Jun 2017

Advancing knowledge and understanding of contemporary cultural employment and activity, this research focuses on artists and cultural practitioners, exploring how they work and survive.

Briefing paper

7 Aug 2017

The ‘Canberra knows best’ approach does not work across the full range of national security issues.

Report

28 Nov 2011

The ‘Young children and the Media’ project aims to provide parents/carers with information and resources to help them make informed choices to ensure that their young child’s media experience is a positive one.

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

An evidence-based approach to cancer screening is vital to avoid misleading biases and reliance on intuition, experts say.

Audio

7 Aug 2017

There are calls for more training for teachers to help them deal with problematic sexual behaviour in primary schools.

Audio

7 Aug 2017

Unions and civil liberties groups have described the federal government's new social media policy for public servants as reprehensible and absurd.

Statistics

31 Jul 2017

Presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.

Research report

NZIER report to the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Infrastructure New Zealand, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Ports of Auckland Ltd, National Road Carriers Association
3 Aug 2017

Takes a detailed look at the social and economic costs of congestion to Auckland’s lifestyle and economy.

Research report

1 Aug 2017

This paper explores the domestic and international engagements agreed to by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi and those that, by omission, raise concerns.

Research report

Report commissioned by the Ministry for Women, New Zealand
27 Feb 2017

This study examines the gender pay gap in New Zealand.

Conference paper

Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference, Wellington, 12-14 July 2017
31 Jul 2017

Examines how the research capability of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since 2003.

Policy report

Clearing the pathway forward
5 Jul 2017

Proposes a new model drug law for New Zealand.

Research report

2 Aug 2017

How often need we re-discover the power of education and training in addressing youth unemployment and disengagement?

Journal article

1 Dec 2016

A close examination of the detailed roaming provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement raises a number of questions about their interpretation, implementation and broader significance.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Seven per cent of Australian adults report avoiding wheat products for the relief of symptoms. The objective of this study was to explore the experiences, symptoms, influences and beliefs that may explain the tendency for this behaviour to occur pre-dominantly in the absence of a...

Guide

4 Aug 2017

This quick guide outlines the broad arrangements around private health insurance that exist today. It provides brief information on the industry and regulatory arrangements, private health insurance membership and types of cover, government surcharges and incentives, and key features of private health insurance in Australia....

Report

3 Aug 2017

This review is intended to guide the strategy to strengthen and modernise Victoria’s youth justice system.

Report

3 Aug 2017

In order to explore and elevate Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition, the Lowy Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations convened nearly two dozen Southeast Asian scholars and policymakers from around the region to discuss their perspectives.

Guide

1 Aug 2017

This guide provides detailed insights for the in-house profession, and includes case studies of pro bono legal services provided by some of Australia’s top organisations and guidance on how to create an effective in-house pro bono program.

Report

2 Aug 2017

During 2016, the Australian Payments Network commissioned significant research on online card fraud to better target preventative measures. This research focused on the impact of CNP fraud on consumers, learnings from other countries on CNP fraud prevention, and how the online payments landscape, CNP fraud...

Report

1 Aug 2017

This interim report from the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group outlines the actions taken to support diversification, job creation and economic development in the Circular Head region.

Conference paper

12 Sep 2013

This paper seeks to advance the empirical grounding of rhythmanalysis through a comparative study of nine selected street intersections in London, New York and Melbourne.

Commentary

3 Aug 2017

With state and federal governments focused on big-ticket medical spending, can local initiatives fill the gaps?

Report

3 Aug 2017

This document discusses the gaps in Australia’s emergency management legislation and the coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia. It analyses key legislation from the UK and US jurisdictions and reveals important lessons that could be adopted in Australia.

Briefing paper

4 Aug 2017

Polling conducted by The Australia Institute asked Australians about the federal government’s handling of the global financial crisis (GFC).

Research report

14 Jul 2017

This report highlights the true "health" in the health and safety of the tunnel construction industry.

Research report

15 Jun 2003

The primary objective of this research project is to assist the mining industry manage workforce turnover more effectively, especially in fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) operations. The study draws on data from three mines in Western Australia and six in northern Queensland.

Presentation

Address to the Sydney Institute
23 Feb 2010

Australia has experienced a sequence of mining booms since the European settlement of Australia. These have been a powerful force in shaping the Australian economy. This speech reviews the effect of these booms.

Report

20 Nov 2013

Using data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, this article explores labour force outcomes for the working aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Briefing paper

25 Jan 2001

This article provides an overview of the history of mining in Australia.

Report

3 Aug 2017

This report provides a high-level analysis of how big data capabilities can be used and managed by Australia’s national security community.

Report

16 Dec 2016

The 2017 Australia Benchmark Report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business.

Report

2 Aug 2017

This report publishes data on 60,600 courses of radiotherapy that were delivered in Australia in 2015–16.

Report

1 Mar 2012

This report and associated documents explore and analyse the approach to modifying the surrounding landscape of a home in order to improve accessibility through innovative home modification solutions within a community care context.

Guide

15 Jun 2017

Economically stable, resilient and diversified, Australia is a low-risk environment in which to do business. Investors in the agribusiness and food industries will find a transparent regulatory environment and close trade and cultural links to the Asia-Pacific region.

Discussion paper

15 Apr 1999

In 1997, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs commenced an Inquiry into Indigenous Business. However, after a Commonwealth election held late in 1998, the government decided not to continue the Inquiry and its investigations have not been published....

Discussion paper

Positions and Consultation paper 5
20 Jul 2017

This ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce position paper outlines reforms to enhance ASIC’s access to telephone intercepts for the investigation and prosecution of serious corporate law offences.

Discussion paper

15 Jul 1996

In the late 1980s, the Government introduced the Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP), which aimed to reduce the differences in socioeconomic status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and to reduce Indigenous welfare dependency (Commonwealth of Australia 1987). As one arguable aim of the policy is...

Report

15 Jun 2002

This report considers changes in country communities and how this effects policing services. It argues that if police are to be viewed by their community as the primary problem solvers, they must have the skills to fulfil the expectations of their community. This requires country...

Technical report

15 Apr 2012

This report examined the economic and social impacts of a move towards the automation and remote operations of key functions in the mining industry.

Discussion paper

2 Aug 2017

This discussion paper, by the Black Economy Taskforce, outlines a number of additional policy ideas which draw on recent public and stakeholder consultations.

Guide

15 May 2007

This handbook aims to provide the reader with the good practice “essentials” for managing stakeholder relationships in a dynamic context, where unexpected events can and do occur, and facts on the ground change.

Report

30 May 2017

The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes.

Research report

2 Aug 2017

This research developed a housing need simulation to quantify the need for affordable housing and identify the supply required to meet the demand for housing. This information is important for resource allocation, market monitoring, setting affordable housing targets, housing assistance budgeting and evidence for affordable...

Report

3 Aug 2017

This report characterises Australia’s current climate science capability and identifies how well the climate science sector is positioned to meet current and future demands for weather and climate knowledge.

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

Science panels still rely on poor proxies to judge quality and impact. The authors of this article argue that this results in risk-averse research.

Report

3 Aug 2017

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former NSW minister for infrastructure Anthony Kelly and former members of Parliament, Edward Obeid Sr and Joseph Tripodi, engaged in serious corrupt conduct in relation to their actions concerning a public private partnership (PPP) proposal...

Report

2 Aug 2017

This report provides findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia.

Report

2 Aug 2017

This report showcases the spirit of volunteerism in Australia, presenting the accounts of many volunteers who continue visiting detention facilities despite difficulties, so they can bring people hope and get their voices and concerns heard.

Working paper

2 Aug 2017

This working paper examines trends in incomes, employment, and demographics across Australia over the past decade. The trends outlined have been influenced by broader economic forces: a mining investment boom that boosted investment and incomes in particular regions; and the continuing shift of consumption and...

Thesis

15 Jun 2002

The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may impact on aspects of schooling.

Thesis

15 Jun 2005

The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin houses “Alberta's oil sands (who) lie like a black ribbon across a 120-million-year -old seashore, now buried below lush wetlands and virgin boreal forest” (Lustgarten, 2005). The oil sands are an important source Canadian crude oil, placing Canada second in...