October 2017

Report

31 Oct 2017

This inquiry was concerned with the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia.

Report

31 Oct 2017

The AEMC has published this interim report for the review into the effectiveness of gas pipeline regulation.

Audio program

31 Oct 2017

A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.

Research report

15 Nov 2009

This report investigated development and enhancement of regional centres, focusing on the development of regional centres as places of economic, environmental, social and cultural innovation that enable regional Victoria to meet the challenge of predicted future population growth in Victoria.

Report

31 Oct 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s promise to adopt an America First foreign policy, US policies in East Asia — on issues from trade, to diplomatic engagement, to the North Korean nuclear crisis — now more closely resemble those of Trump’s predecessors than his campaign vision.

Blog post

27 Oct 2017

After five years, the Australian government practice of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island is about to finish.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This report looks at the important and complex areas of supply of timber to industry and compliance with regulatory standards in Victoria.

Research report

7 Oct 2008

This report looked at ways to improve local economic development, or LED, specifically in Melbourne’s outer suburban interface – most of which is at the forefront of Victoria’s record population growth

Report

17 Nov 2006

This report draws out key trends and factors of growth and competitiveness, and identifies some major dilemmas for policymakers.

Report

16 Jun 2016

OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being.

Report

11 Oct 2017

This report provides students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national landscape and inform ALIA's actions as the sector’s peak professional body.

Research report

3 Dec 2009

Why do some regions grow faster than others? This report suggests a role for public policy in ensuring that growth is maximised from the assets present in a region.

Report

12 Feb 2013

This report marks a change to how the National Housing Supply Council publishes its work. The Council will now look at specific issues and themes in this Housing Supply and Affordability Issues publication each year.

Research report

15 Nov 2005

This report provides results of the investigation of Knowledge Intensive Service Activities (KISA) in the Australian Mining Technology Services (MTS) Sector.

Report

30 Oct 2017

This report highlights the significant potential for Queensland’s clean energy future, as fourteen clean energy projects, the highest number in Australia, get under construction this year alone.

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

This report presents IPART's draft findings on the retail market for E10, along with the draft findings on the wholesale ethanol market and the form of price regulation needed in that market.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report examines the contribution of tourism to New South Wales and its tourism regions.

Report

3 Oct 2017

This report goes beyond these state-wide findings to examine the role and contribution of the Queensland tourism industry at a regional level.

Report

18 Oct 2017

Is Australia investing in tourism infrastructure? This report looks at 2016-17 across aviation, accommodation and arts, recreation and business services, finding strong investment in tourism's three main sectors.

Journal article

9 Sep 2016

This article will introduce traditional library practice for licensing multimedia content and discuss the way that consumer-licensing and streaming services disrupt that practice.

Website

29 Oct 2017

This website offers seven professionally-styled looks, using plants, that are scientifically proven to improve your air quality and make you feel more relaxed, inspired and positive.

Data portal

31 Oct 2017

The Network Opportunity Maps (NOMs) provide transparent and up to date information to identify opportunities for distributed generation, energy storage and other non-network solutions to address network capacity constraints and reduce costs for customers.

Report

1 Dec 2015

The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better meet its obligations to Samoa.

Report

1 Dec 2015

This evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better support the Cook Islands.

Report

25 Oct 2017

In an era of rising Chinese power and ambition, America’s position in Indo-Pacific Asia is at risk of decline not through war but due to inattention.

Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s healthcare recommendations might not go far enough, but they could still be too bold for the government, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

1 Dec 2015

This evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better meet its obligations to Tokelau in its capacity as a Realm state of New Zealand.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

Impact investing, or social impact investing, offers opportunities for investors with a commitment to social responsibility to invest in solutions to entrenched societal problems for both financial and social returns

Report

7 Sep 2017

This is one of three reports provided simultaneously to the Prime Minister as required by s 6(1B) of the INSLM Act. Each report concerns counter-terrorism legislation which, unless renewed, is due to expire by 7 September 2018.

The INSLM Act requires me...

Report

7 Sep 2017

This review concerns certain ‘stop, search, and seize powers’ contained in the pt IAA div 3A of the Crimes Act, which, except for a stand-alone power of emergency entry to premises without warrant, can only be exercised over ‘Commonwealth places’ and where there is a...

Report

Produced by Deloitte Access Economics for Oxfam Australia
29 Oct 2017

This report shows that while many leading and iconic Australian fashion brands are enjoying increases in revenue, the workers making our clothes – the vast majority of whom are women - are trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Statistics

17 Oct 2017

Includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate).

Article

29 Oct 2017

This newspaper article considers developments towards 'open banking' in New Zealand.

Report

3 Oct 2017

This report card assesses the reported results of Reef Water Quality Protection Plan 2013 actions up to June 2016.

Research report

24 Oct 2017

This report argues that the increasing recognition by Australia and India of the benefits that each has to offer has the potential to invigorate the relationship.

Commentary

24 Oct 2017

The political stalemate in Timor-Leste has three possible outcomes. Michael Leach explains.

Briefing paper

31 Aug 2017

The brief considers issues facing these groups of Indigenous people in their contact with police, in courts, in custody and post-release, highlighting the lack of appropriate diversionary programs at all stages of this contact.

Draft report

23 Oct 2017

The NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) has prepared this consultation draft of the new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures. The OLG is seeking the views of councils and other stakeholders on the consultation drafts prior to finalising the new model.

Briefing paper

31 Jul 2017

This research brief examines the concept of Justice Reinvestment as it was developed and is currently understood in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Briefing paper

31 Jul 2017

This paper provides an analysis as to whether the Yiriman project is an example of Justice Reinvestment and the complexities of evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of the project.

Policy report

6 Oct 2017

This paper presents some options for the details of the property taxes reform package, and then assesses their comparative efficiency and redistribution effects.

Guide

10 Oct 2016

This resource offers an in-depth yet concise guide and set of recommendations on the use of scholarly metrics that attempts to encompass the entire life cycle.

Data portal

26 Oct 2017

These dynamic data displays provide an overview of mothers and babies, maternal demographics, the antenatal period, labour and birth, and baby outcomes.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injury deaths in Australia from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2012 and provides a summary of injury deaths in 2011–12. The information is based on all causes of death recorded on death certificates.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

This report presents trends in fall related hospital care for people aged 65 and older from 2002–03 to 2012–13.

Briefing paper

30 Sep 2017

Though biological factors of sex and life-stage affect women’s nutritional needs, women’s food choices and dietary practices are strongly influenced by structural, social and economic factors. This paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food.

Website

25 Sep 2017

This web page presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey and analysis.

Research report

19 Mar 2012

This report, the result of a 2010-2011 residency, examines the future of manufacturing, policy settings and the innovation system of South Australia.

Strategy

15 Oct 2012

This report outlined a strategy for a high-value, sustainable manufacturing industry, and it details the imperatives for action by the SA Government and industry to orchestrate that change.

Report

18 Oct 2017

How will future retirees fare? This report examines the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities. Key themes for Australia are inequalities in income and health and large regional differences.

Report

5 May 2015

This report aims to give a detailed update of the status of Australian manufacturing from aninternational perspective.

Report

26 Oct 2017

This report was prepared investigate the impact of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms on court outcomes for domestic violence assaults in New South Wales.

Report

23 Oct 2017

Australian businesses have made significant progress in improving diversity in leadership in recent years. But, there is still much more that needs to be done.

Research report

26 Oct 2017

Accurate soil moisture content data is invaluable having many practical and academic uses, including in agricultural development, natural disaster prediction, and civil and military works.

Draft report

24 Oct 2017

This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).

Commentary

26 Oct 2017

Tony Blackshield looks at what the High Court’s recent decision in the Lapoinya Forest case can tell us about its evolving attitude to free speech?

Report

26 Oct 2017

This final report into road safety in Australia looked at road and vehicle design and the impact of the freight transport industry.

Journal article

25 Oct 2017

This Regional Graphic paper seeks to represent Australia’s immigrant geography by mapping the largest overseas-born population for regions of Australia using recently released 2016 Census data. The maps reveal a strong regionalization in migrant populations.

Journal article

25 Sep 2017

Metropolitan planning and development of Australia’s cities has been strongly influenced by what could be termed the “North American model” of low-density, car-dependent suburban development on greenfield master-planned housing estates. But this is all set to change.

Commentary

26 Oct 2017

The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?

Audio interview

27 Oct 2017

New Zealand's new Labour Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, gives her first Australian interview since taking power.

Report

26 Oct 2017

Australia’s mothers and babies 2015—in brief presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies.

Report

23 Oct 2017

Police use a variety of techniques in their investigation of serious violent crimes, such as homicide, robbery, assault and sexual assault. This paper systematically reviews experimental and quasi-experimental research on the effectiveness of these investigative techniques.

Report

23 Oct 2017

In this study, adult police detainees were interviewed about their views and experiences of CCTV through an addendum to the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program.

Report

23 Oct 2017

Findings in this report suggest that police detainees in Australia are largely supportive of the use of police body-worn cameras (BWCs), but this was predicated on a number of operational and procedural requirements.

Other text

26 Oct 2017

This brief summarises findings about “The Invisible Children” – the complexity and challenges facing country children and families, the gaps in and fragmentation of services, the growing disparities in outcomes between children in urban and rural and remote areas, and the critical role that the...

Report

23 Oct 2017

This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.

Presentation

11 Aug 2017

This presentation outlines arguments for reinstating a Mildura passenger rail service.

Report

19 Oct 2017

This paper looks at what Research Information Management (RIM) is, what is driving RIM adoption, and the library’s role in RIM.

Research report

5 Oct 2017

This summary details findings on race betting activity in Australia. These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

Policy report

26 Oct 2017

The Law Council of Australia considers that any regional responses to the flow of asylum seekers into and within the Asia-Pacific region must comply with the agreed standards set out in international legal instruments.

Presentation

26 Jun 2017

Report of a workshop designed as an interactive session for policy people to experiment and explore opportunities for including citizen/client involvement early within the policy cycle.

Audio interview

26 Oct 2017

Dr Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, outlines the ‘21st century skills’ or general capabilities, why they matter and whether they can be measured.

Article

26 Oct 2017

What do successful community leadership programs look like? SVA shares insights from programs it has reviewed.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

This evidence summary describes the human health impacts of climate change for New Zealand and how the building blocks of our health will be disrupted.

Report

26 Oct 2017

The Turnbull Government appears to be actively soliciting financing from foreign governments and investors towards Adani’s coal mine and rail line, projects it plans to subsidise.

Research report

23 Oct 2017

The research report shows that, despite ongoing simplification efforts, serious issues with thecurrent financial reporting regime for Australian charities remain.

Report

26 Oct 2017

This survey collects information about employers’ use and views of the vocational education and training (VET) system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs. Information collected is designed to measure employers’ engagement and satisfaction with the VET system....

Report

1 Sep 2017

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people...

Discussion paper

20 Oct 2017

This resource aims to harmonise land use planning with the government’s overall strategy for developing the Northern Territory.

Report

20 Oct 2017

This inquiry was established to inquire into and report on matters relating to tolling regimes for roads in New South Wales.

Report

26 Oct 2017

This expenditure report provides estimates of the levels and patterns of Australian, State and Territory government expenditure on services relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Data are available for 2015-16, with historical data provided for 2012-13, 2010-11 and 2008-09.

Report

25 Oct 2017

This report presents tabulations of road deaths and road death rates for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations and Australian states and territories.

Research report

A report of the Youth Justice Coalition NSW
25 Oct 2017

This research found that young people on the Suspect Targeting Management Plan (SMTP) experience inappropriate forms of over-policing, disproportionate to the future risks they are alleged to pose to society.

Report

25 Oct 2017

This review examined whether current systems provide assurance that aged care recipients receive appropriate care and that failures of care are rapidly identified and addressed.

Journal article

6 Oct 2017

This article proposes further research framed by the need to better understand how different parts of the response impact on outcomes for children and families affected by abuse.

Report

24 Oct 2017

This report calls for a conversation about gambling and contact with the criminal justice system.

Policy report

Identifying early intervention and prevention pathways for child protection concerns raised in pregnancy: Preliminary Findings from Child Protection Departmental Case File Reviews
22 Oct 2017

This study aimed to provide a better understanding of the concerns being raised to the Department of Child Protection about unborn children, to examine patterns of risk factors, to identify subsequent child protection involvement for these children, and to study patterns in the data to...

Research report

An analysis of hospital admissions between 1998/99 and 2003/04 from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
15 Sep 2006

This report is one of the first to investigate acute health care service utilisation amongst a population from a refugee background in Australia. It compares hospital admissions and related outcomes between Victorian residents born in a number of refugee-source countries and those born in Australia....

Research report

31 Jul 2007

Asylum seekers go through an extensive assessment process in Australia. Those who are found not to be refugees are removed from Australia by process of law. For those who are seriously ill, removal is a particularly distressing event, leading to a future heavy with the...

Research report

30 Mar 2008

This report aims to make a useful contribution to national debates about the directions of refugee resettlement policy, with a particular focus on recent Victorian experience and policyimplications.

Research report

A study of how resettled youth with refugee backgrounds access, interpret and implement sexual health information
15 Dec 2008

This study identifies issues that are specific to young people with refugee backgrounds, due to their experiences of forced migration and displacement and to the challenges of the post-migration context in Australia.

Research report

31 Oct 2009

This report describes the key findings of a longitudinal study (2004—2008) investigating the experiences of settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived young people with refugee backgrounds settling in Melbourne, Australia.

Research report

30 Aug 2011

Between 2008 and 2010, the SettleMEN study followed a cohort of 233 recently arrived men from refugee backgrounds living in urban and regional areas of South East Queensland with the aim of documenting their health and settlement experiences. This report presents the key findings of...

Research report

A study conducted by the Refugee Health Research Centre, La Trobe University for the Department of Human Services, Victoria
15 Dec 2005

The findings of this research are intended to provide policy makers, service providers and organisations working with refugees, with an overview of the broad issues affecting refugee seniors as well as detailed information on the needs of specific communities in Victoria.

Research report

Commissioned by the State Services Commission (NZ)
30 Jun 2017

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) programme is designed to measure and lift the performance of state services in New Zealand. This report constitutes the first independent assessment of the PIF.

Research report

11 Oct 2017

This report offers a guideline for designers and practitioners for replacing some of the traditional architectural products with equivalents made with organic waste as a resource. It also explores the extent that cities and urban districts could become self-sustaining.

Report

25 Oct 2017

US–Russia relations are more problematic and acrimonious than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

Report

24 Oct 2017

This report has drawn together the work of authors from multiple disciplines to explore the global phenomenon that is people smuggling. It has been developed to provide readers with a clear, concise and obtainable understanding of the issue and its complexity.

Research report

24 Oct 2017

Aged care homes are places where our most frail and vulnerable older people live. How do we ensure the highest possible standards of care in aged care homes?

Report

24 Oct 2017

This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia's economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if...

Report

1 Dec 2015

he evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery in Niue, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better meet its obligations to Niue.

Annual Report

24 Oct 2017

Outlines the activities the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security undertook during the past year to monitor Australia's six intelligence agencies.

Research report

14 May 2015

This evaluation assesses how effectively and efficiently the support New Zealand has provided to the Solomon Islands' Curriculum Development Division has delivered on its expected achievements, and how relevant the support is to improve access to, and the quality of, basic education.

Research report

30 Oct 2015

This evaluation assessed the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the assistance provided by New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office to Pacific Islands’ officials responsible for drafting legislation.

Policy report

17 Oct 2017

Imagine Tony Abbott resigned to become a lobbyist tomorrow. He would be seeking to influence the political position of his party for his commercial benefit and the commercial advantage of his clients over their competitors. And if he did, he would be completely within the...

Book

20 Oct 2017

The mutual isolation of Anglophone and Francophone scholars has formed a barrier to systematic comparison of the relationship between large-scale mines and local-level politics in Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia, despite their geographical proximity.

Journal article

15 Jul 2005

Introduction to a special issue of Parity that looked at the experiences of homeless young people in rural parts of Australia

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article seeks to redress the lack of consideration of welfare matters in the context of admission to the legal profession.

Journal article

15 Jul 2005

Youth homelessness is widely acknowledged as an area of concern and it has received reasonable focus and research attention in metropolitan areas. However, the particular concerns and needs of rural youth have not generally been investigated or documented.

Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This article details the Australian Defence Force's revised approach to operational art.

Website

23 Oct 2017

The UK SCL represents an important step towards accelerating scholarly communication of research by allowing authors to retain their rights, enabling maximum re-use.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Active transport (such as walking and cycling) can play a part in reducing non-communicable diseases, but very little is known about how general practitioners can contribute to promoting active transport.

Working paper

15 Jun 2003

This report provides a select review of previous government intervention approaches and experiences in pursuit of regional development.

Research report

15 Nov 2013

This report compares recent spatial changes in population, jobs and commuting patterns for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and investigates how these changes match up to the strategic planning goals for each city.

Research report

15 Oct 2011

This report is the second in a series of investigations into spatial changes in population, employment and commuting in our largest cities.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article describes the technical basis of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), and compares the performance characteristics of NIPT with existing screening tests.

Research report

19 Oct 2017

The long and complicated history between Timor-Leste and Australia over the Timor Sea offers two salient lessons for contemporary maritime order in Asia.

Discussion paper

20 Oct 2017

This discussion paper looks at the serious risks the Tasmania’s salmon industry faces if its environmental and social impacts are not managed.

Presentation

9 Sep 2017

India's Act East policy reinforces regional integration, security and prosperity, but it isn't sufficient to address the emerging security challenges in the region.

Draft report

21 Oct 2017

This draft Framework is a long term strategic plan for the development of Fishermans Bend out to 2050. It will guide investment and development by the State Government, local government and the private sector.

Audio podcast

20 Oct 2017

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration.

Report

24 Oct 2017

This report uses data from the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2016 to provide an understanding of the different issues and challenges facing young people from different socio-economic backgrounds across Australia.

Other text

5 Sep 2017

The Australian Government is inviting proposals for faster rail links between cities and surrounding regional areas.

Report

23 Oct 2017

We must think seriously about how to prepare for, and cope with, increasing bushfire risk under a hotter climate, argues this report.

Report

19 Oct 2017

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled...

Submission

15 Feb 2015

The Commission’s Issue Paper deals with the review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (the MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (the TTMRA).

REIA’s response focusses on real estate professionals and addresses the Commission’s terms of reference to recommend ways to further improve the...

Submission

15 Dec 2012

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement Proposal for National Licensing for Property Occupations (RIS). This submission is endorsed by REIA’s member REIs, representing 80% of the Australian real estate profession –...

Submission

15 Jul 2014

The overriding objectives of the proposed standards are to be flexible and responsive to industry, less onerous, reduce costs for RTOs and less of a regulatory burden for RTOs. Furthermore the national training system is to be industry led, using appropriately skilled trainers and assessors...

Submission

15 Jun 2011

REIA is firmly of the view that the size of deposit covered by the Financial Claims Schemeshould not be reduced from its current level of up to $1 million per depositor per authoriseddeposit-taking institution.

Submission

15 Jul 2015

The Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) is seeking submissions on, amongst other things, the use of cheques in an evolving payments system where the use of cheques, in general, is declining with electronic payments being preferred for many, but not all, transactions. The REIA notes...

Research report

1 Feb 2015

This evaluation concludes that if New Zealand government funding was not available, without a commensurate increase in budget from Cook Island Government or other sources, current activities could not be sustained or progress to achieve desired outcomes maintained.

Research report

1 Apr 2003

This project is about operationalising the outcomes of a previous commercially focused AHURI project, “Policy Options for Stimulating Private Sector Investment in Affordable Housing Across Australia” which is being prepared for the Affordable Housing National Research Consortium. The project is concerned with providing a blueprint...

Research report

A case study on populism
15 Oct 2017

This report examines the 'resurrection' of Pauline Hanson and the One Nation Party, discussing Hanson's charismatic appeal and controversial policies in the context of populist traditions and the political party system in Queensland.

Report

23 Oct 2017

The Mobilong prison radio pilot was an action research community project that involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of prisoners, and culminated in a CD to be used to assist new prisoners through their induction at the prison.

Research report

13 Mar 2015

The New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS) aims to assist Pacific island countries to provide their citizens with access to specialised medical treatment.

Blog post

14 Oct 2009

Every year in Australia, hundreds of people complete compulsory state and territory Government Registration Courses to enter the real estate industry ether as sales staff, property managers or support staff.To many people, the real estate industry may seem ideal career in that you do not...

Research report

5 Mar 2015

This evaluation finds New Zealand's tourism support programme to align closely with the tourism sector priorities of the Cook Islands government and industry.

Research report

1 Jun 2015

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of New Zealand’s support for laboratory strengthening in the Pacific.

Journal article

18 Oct 2017

This article examines an alleged terrorist plot uncovered in Sydney in late July 2017 and assesses its implications for the Islamic State’s approach to external operations.

Draft report

A metropolis of three cities - connecting people
20 Oct 2017

This draft plan is built on a vision where the people of Greater Sydney live within thirty minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places.

Report

22 Oct 2017

This report presents the emissions and fuel consumption test results from thirty different passenger and light commercial vehicles on Australian roads.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report aims to demystify what it means to be an 'advanced manufacturer.'

Book

Delivering innovative and sustainable housing
19 Oct 2017

This publication offers thoughtful perspectives on how housing demand, diversity and affordability have changed in recent years and the resulting need for more diverse housing delivery.

Report

11 Oct 2017

With population growth pressures adding to the challenge for Melbourne, how do we ensure we take the right road to the future for the world’s most liveable city?

Report

18 Oct 2017

This audit examined whether Victoria’s operating theatres are being used efficiently and whether the Department of Health and Human Services' leadership of the health system is driving efficiency.

Report

5 Jun 2017

While there has been much innovation over the past decade (and longer) to improve affordable housing, efforts have been isolated and not joined up across the system. A tipping point has been reached. There is a need and opportunity for a diverse group of committed...

Research report

23 Oct 2017

This research, which aims to enhance understanding of student choice and entitlements to training from the students’ perspective, has collected and analysed data from over 150 students in Victoria on how they make their VET choices and contrasted this with the existing literature on choice...

Research report

17 Oct 2017

India, Australia and the United States can play an important role by co-operating more closely in maintaining a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean Region.

Research report

23 Oct 2017

This study explores the views of 6492 NSW primary and secondary school students’ post-school aspirations. It explores when VET begins to feature in students’ thinking about their futures, the kinds of students who think about VET, and under what conditions.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This research summary brings together the key findings from two research projects looking at the aspirations, intentions and choice of students considering vocational education and training.

Research report

19 Oct 2017

In order to maintain and expand an agricultural sector capable of providing a secure source of food for the long-term future of the nation, Australia must consider a broad range of development opportunities and be prepared to take calculated risks.

Report

17 Oct 2017

5G is an improved mobile network technology that will open up more flexibility and use cases for a broader range of industries. Deloitte Access Economics has analysed the benefits and impacts of 5G for the Australian Mobile and Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

Audio program

22 Oct 2017

Will speeds provided by the new 5G network make home internet connections redundant?

Report

19 Oct 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of controls being implemented or developed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access decisions are consistent with legislative and other requirements

Research report

23 Oct 2017

In 2012–13, hospital admitted patient expenditure was estimated at $45.0 billion, and accounted for almost one third (31%) of total health expenditure.

Annual Report

20 Oct 2017

This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of Communications and the Arts for the financial year ended 30 June 2017. It has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

ASIC is engaging in a consultation process to refine and update the National Financial Literacy Strategy for 2018.

Website

20 Oct 2017

Stronger and clearer safety rules governing the flying of drones have been introduced by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Report

26 Sep 2017

This report presents statistics on the number of secondary offences throughout the data period (2011–12 and 2015–16) and sentencing outcomes for those offences.

Report

18 Oct 2017

Globally, one of the fastest growing forms of gambling is online and interactive gambling. In 2012, it was estimated that Australians' expenditure on online gambling amounted to approximately $1.5 billion.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report examines the state of Australia’s rail industry and how government procurement, including through the Australian Rail Track Corporation, and other policy levers can improve the value for money, competitiveness, stability of work and capability of the rail manufacturing industry.

Report

19 Oct 2017

The committee is investigating how the increased investment in defence will deliver benefits and opportunities for regional economies and communities. This report focuses on evidence received in Darwin and Katherine.

Article

20 Oct 2017

When New Zealand’s 37-year-old Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern is formally sworn in as Prime Minister there will be some, on both sides of the Tasman, who will try to question her legitimacy. Those doing so will reveal they do not understand New Zealand’s proportional representation...

Policy report

30 Sep 2017

This report examines the New Zealand health reforms of the early 2000s, central to which were the creation of primary health organisations (PHOs) and a programme to subsidise primary care for all New Zealanders.

Conference paper

30 Jul 2017

This paper uses global company case analysis to identify the drivers and enablers that shape the international production networks of two automotive companies, BMW and Volvo Cars.

Conference paper

14 May 2017

This paper investigates how medium-size engineering service companies working traditionally in national markets have engaged with challenges of globalisation and competition from multinationals.

Research report

AHURI Final Report No. 170
15 Jul 2011

This report is concerned with the nature of housing occupancy for households that rent, particularly low-income and vulnerable households.

Journal article

16 Jun 2014

This article proposes that single housing tenure categories do not enable an understanding of the ways in which households use, occupy and own residential properties in the context of broad demographic, economic and social changes.

Adapting work on sub-tenure housing choice, housing tenure is...

Journal article

7 Oct 2010

This paper re‐appraises the role of the private renting in the housing system drawing on a review of public policies toward the sector in six countries.

Journal article

6 Nov 2010

Explores the relevance of the concept of a liberal welfare regime to housing provision through an exploration of the interactions between governments, private markets and households in rental housing in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Research report

19 Oct 2017

This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.

Research report

AHURI Final Report No. 24
15 Sep 2002

The research examined and reviewed demand subsidy models for private renters in Australia compared to New Zealand, Canada and the US.

Working paper

AHURI Positioning Paper No. 32
1 Jun 2002

This paper reports on a research project that compares and evaluates different demand subsidy models for private renters, to enable a more informed debate in Australia about the future of RA.

Other interactive resource

30 Sep 2016

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has developed a Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) Index that offers users the ability to benchmark cities (at the metropolitan or municipal scale), based on performance against a range of urban water indicators that characterise the water...

Research report

31 Aug 2017

This research looks at how water sensitive urban design (WSUD) has been adopted in modern statutory planning frameworks and whether current frameworks are sufficient to maximise the uptake of WSUD opportunities in Australia’s cities.

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

This review critically evaluates the types and concentrations of key illicit drugs found in wastewater, surface water and drinking water sources worldwide, and what is known on the effectiveness of wastewater treatment in removing such compounds.

Journal article

21 Sep 2017

This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It introduces a framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in their local area.

Journal article

25 Aug 2017

Through a series of interviews with key stakeholders, this paper investigates the nature and extent of office to residential conversions in Sydney, as well as the political, economic, social, environmental and technological drivers and barriers to conversion.

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

This paper aims to encourage discussion on a more connected and smarter future and position Queensland as a leader in smart and innovative infrastructure planning, delivery and utilisation.

Report

19 Oct 2017

Australia’s welfare 2017 is the 13th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the well-being of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.

Commentary

there is no sustainability without community engagement
31 Jul 2017

This paper argues that the issue with community participation is that we are trying to create sustainable outcomes that improve social and ecological wellbeing within the same worldview or framework that created the degradation.

Commentary

19 Oct 2017

An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences, writes Lorana Bartels.

Report

19 Oct 2017

This report shines a spotlight on what the job market is really like for those facing the greatest barriers to work – people who may not have qualifications or experience to draw on, those trying to re-enter the workforce after a long break, or those...

Discussion paper

19 Oct 2017

Media analysis in this report shows that over the last year, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has overwhelmingly focused its energy on promoting coal and opposing cleaner energy sources like renewables.

Briefing paper

17 Oct 2017

The aim of this brief is to provide policy-makers with an analysis of current literature relating to the effects to be expected from hospital implementation of eHealth technologies.

Report

19 Oct 2017

This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.

Audio interview

19 Oct 2017

Tasmanian Senator, Jacqui Lambie, is on a mission to tighten rules around political lobbying.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

This article is a qualitative review of literature on ‘Cultural Ecosystem Services’ (CES) - The less tangible benefits obtained from ecosystems. It identifies key characteristics of CES, challenges to CES research, and lessons for the future of urban green space research.

Other text

17 Oct 2017

The Energy Security Board (ESB) has provided advice to ministers on reliability, affordability and meeting Australia's international commitments. This comes in response to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s recent report on the risks to reliability in the electricity market.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation. It highlights the opportunities and challenges for Canada to exceed its Paris Agreement target.

Report

19 Oct 2017

This report examines the revenue, expenditure, net capital investment and the net debt position across all levels of Australian government over the forward estimates period. It provides an update to the national fiscal outlook, based on Commonwealth and state government budget updates.

Research report

13 Oct 2017

This longitudinal study report examines how arson may differ according to both the socio-economic characteristics of regions and the personal experience of crime.

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

The proposals in this paper focus on the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). They seek to both simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and to lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives.

Strategy

18 Oct 2017

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan responds to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy (Dec 2016) and outlines the Victorian Government’s priorities over the next five years and beyond.

Report

19 Oct 2017

The scale, pace and nature of the changes that the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia. To reach the estimated 475 000 participants in the scheme by 2019 20, the NDIA needs to approve hundreds of plans a day and review hundreds more. The...

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report describes how Myanmar’s security forces are carrying out a systematic, organised and ruthless campaign of violence against the Rohingya population as a whole in northern Rakhine State.

Blog post

18 Oct 2017

On 16 October 2017, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly elected fifteen new members to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, including Australia for the first time.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report highlights the meat industry’s strong economic credentials and cultural value to Australian consumers.

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a health concern in indoor air. Most Australians spend more than 90% of their time indoors where concentrations of many VOCs are usually higher than outdoors. This study characterised indoor VOCs and investigated the effects of the dwelling characteristics,...

Audio interview

18 Oct 2017

For the first time ever, complaints about internet services to the TIO are higher than complaints about mobile phones.

Research report

18 Oct 2017

This report highlights collective work in investigating heart health disparities among disadvantaged individuals and communities and innovative strategies that will reduce key inequalities.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

This study aimed to estimate the potential health gains and savings in health care costs of an Australian city achieving its stated travel targets for the use of active transport.

Working paper

1 Jul 2017

This paper applies the concept of an Inequality Deflator to evaluate the relative value of capital versus individual income. As the shareholders of businesses are typically higher income earners than the average person (and the typical consumer), money transferred to business owners or shareholders will,...

Working paper

1 Sep 2017

This paper asserts that broader analysis of more tax instruments confirms that the relatively larger excess burden of company taxes ultimately falls on households.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report is the first national report to present key data specific to brain and other central nervous system (CNS) cancer.

Discussion paper

17 Oct 2017

This discussion paper seeks input from all Victorians on design of a ban of single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags. It also seeks input on managing other plastic pollution.

Report

18 Oct 2017

In Australia, and many other parts of the world, the demand for palliative care services is increasing due to the ageing of the population and the increases in the prevalence of cancer and other chronic diseases that accompany ageing.

Annual Report

18 Oct 2017

The past year has seen a significant increase in the number of complaints, after five years of decline. The Ombudsman has responded to this with an increase in staff numbers and changes to the structure of the organisation.

Report

15 Oct 2017

This independent review reports on how the artificial intelligence (AI) industry can be grown in the United Kingdom.

Report

16 Oct 2017

Like most Australian cities, Melbourne faces many challenges as it strives to be a 'liveable' place to reside for its citizens.

Report

16 Oct 2017

Transforming Health was a major South Australian state government change initiative to improve the metropolitan Adelaide public acute hospital system. It ran between 2015 and 2017, with the aim of aligning better models of health care delivery with new and upgraded hospital facilities.

The...

Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

This is the public version of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's annual report, providing insight into ASIO’s outcomes and activities

Commentary

16 Oct 2017

Exaggerated fears about China’s intentions reflect a misunderstanding of what’s happening in the region, writes Graeme Smith.

Report

7 Sep 2017

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has reviewed the ‘declared areas’ provisions in div 119 of the Criminal Code and recommends that the laws be continued, subject to some changes.

Discussion paper

9 Sep 2017

The CEWH has released this discussion paper and is seeking feedback on what type of environmental activities the community would like to be considered when developing a framework for future investments.

Research report

12 Oct 2017

This report attempts to address recent evolutions in the fast-paced field of coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners grappling with the issue.

Research report

16 Oct 2017

Provides a detailed snapshot of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Morphine is widely prescribed for patients with cancer, although a number of attitudes have been cited as barriers to its use, including fear, addiction and associations with death. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of these beliefs, and assess the extent...

Report

3 Dec 2014

This report outlines key indicators assessing the quality of life, health and well-being of residents in metropolitan Melbourne.

Commentary

16 Oct 2017

Vital Signs is a report series that gathers good-quality data about a city from reputable sources to provide a snapshot of its community, explains Catherine Brown.

Report

16 Oct 2017

The first part of the report provides a background to the Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS) and My Health Record systems. The second part of the report considers issues arising out of the misappropriation of the Medicare card numbers.

Research report

10 Oct 2017

So far, Australia’s economic relationship with Indonesia has failed to reflect the full geostrategic importance of the wider relationship.

Research report

12 Oct 2017

China loses or wastes at least six per cent of the food that it produces.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article describes the first scholarly empirical study of public attitudes tobankruptcy to be conducted in any jurisdiction.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

The aim of this study was to examine how GPs in rural areas talk about overweight and obesity with their patients, specifically to identify key barriers to effective conversations.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This paper concludes that civil society organizations in Bangladesh are often politicized and co-opted by different political parties.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

Drawing from in-depth interviews and existing literature on Kenyan constitutional reform struggles, this paper illustrates how alliances between the different identities and movements were forged to allow for a common struggle.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

The term ‘cultural icon’ is generally used to refer to individuals or images, objects, visual sign, monuments, space etc. In semiotics the term ‘icon’ is used to refer to a sign that bears close resemblance to the object that it stands for. Icons are particularly...

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been busy since the late 2000s studying the way aid donors manage their relations with development civil society organisations (CSOs). More than studying these relations, they have made some very detailed, managerialist suggestions about how CSOs...

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This study explores the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This paper examines the cultural context of social movements involving these youth activists. It mainly studied the campaign against the Sino-Hong Kong Express Railway development project.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This article outlines the limitations of the mainstream corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the potential of grassroots social movements to make TNCs accountable.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This piece presents an imaginary scenario taking place in any typical primary school around Australia. It was developed for the special issue of Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Journal, on fake news and alternative facts, to show how these may arise in everyday practices.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

During the first quarter of the 20th Century a small group of black intellectuals, artists, and musicians abandoned the United States for Paris. The rumor was that the French did not believe in racist theories – that France offered blacks social and economic opportunities not...

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This paper contemplates the nature of journalists’ information practices in the 21st Century and relates these to the roles of information and social media in civil society.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This paper analyzes the distribution of alternative facts and fake news as a phenomenon characterizing post-fact society and how journalistic work processes may promote and legitimize the distribution of misleading content.

Research report

17 Oct 2017

This report presents information on people aged 10–16 who were in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.

Research report

28 Sep 2017

This report highlights a range of potential changes to migration policy that would mean the system would better meet the needs of the South Australian economy and its businesses.

Research report

13 Oct 2017

Regions have much to gain by lifting the workforce participation rate of their older population. This discussion paper helps define how our ageing workforce is impacting different regions and the potential payoffs for regions.

Draft report

6 Oct 2017

The QPC has released this draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Report

16 Oct 2017

3.6 million Australians (15%) have experienced food insecurity at least once in the last twelve months, with three in five of these individuals experiencing food insecurity at least once a month.

Report

13 Oct 2017

This paper examines the electoral process to serve on UN organs and bodies, exploring the opportunities for representation and what it often takes to ensure that candidacies are successful in an inherently competitive field.

Audio program

16 Oct 2017

Julie Bishop has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

Journal article

16 Oct 2017

This article concludes that the incidence and multiplicity of keratinocyte cancer in Australia are very high, causing a large disease burden that has not previously been quantified.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.

Report

11 Oct 2017

This report tracks investment in, and performance of, the national research system in an international setting, combining a variety of indicators to present a multifaceted factual view of the UK’s comparative performance in research.

Research report

16 Oct 2017

A major urban greening initiative across six local councils has dramatically reshaped western Melbourne’s tree cover, making the area more liveable and cooler, this RMIT University study has found.

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

This e-brief provides an overview of recent developments in electoral law reform in NSW.

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

This Issues Backgrounder summarises the benefits and drawbacks of unsolicited proposals, outlines the most recent NSW unsolicited proposals guideline, and reports the findings of recent NSW Audit Office reviews.

Strategy

14 Oct 2017

This strategy document outlines how Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system.

Website

15 Oct 2017

This web portal allows victims to report instances of image-based abuse and give them access to immediate and tangible support that has previously been unavailable.

Report

14 Oct 2017

This review report identifies options to improve the security of Medicare card numbers within the Department of Human Services' HPOS system, while continuing to support access to health services without unnecessarily increasing the administrative workload faced by health professionals.

Other text

Keynote address to the Annual Conference of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Brussells
26 Sep 2017

What is the role of science as an institution in a world where trust in institutions, elites and experts may be in decline? How can we ensure respect for the place of scientifically derived knowledge?

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The aim of this project was to undertake a comprehensive review of family violence cases managed by inTouch that involve women (victims) who have or are experiencing family violence whose migration status is temporary.

Journal article

8 Mar 2017

This article considers both the efficacy and ethics of piracy, placing ‘guerrilla open access’ within a longer history of piracy and access to knowledge.

Report

31 Jan 2015

The report provides insights into Islam and Muslims so as to put the issue of Muslim aged care into proper perspective; it also provides opportunity to clarify some concepts in the context of Muslims, such as culture, ethnicity, and spirituality.

Guide

3 Oct 2017

This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.

Audio program

15 Oct 2017

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

Policy report

12 Oct 2017

Customer stewardship is the collective management principles and practices that focus on delivering quality long-term customer outcomes. This paper proposes the establishment of a customer stewardship framework for infrastructure assets that aims to strengthen the chain of responsibility, accountability and transparency for long-term customer outcomes....

Audio program

15 Oct 2017

The vision of the Ministry of Social Development is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. But many beneficiaries are taking to social media to talk about its lack of humanity.

Report

16 Oct 2017

This ACCC preliminary report into the electricity market highlights significant concerns about the operation of the National Electricity Market, which is leading to serious problems with affordability for consumers and businesses.

Research report

14 Oct 2017

This report argues that schools should invest in evidence-based, cost-effective policies to improve literacy and numeracy results.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This overview of the Iran nuclear deal provides a basic overview of what is involved and outlines Australia's policy position.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This quick guide provides a snapshot of current international defence engagement with Myanmar by the following countries—Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and India.

Discussion paper

10 Oct 2017

The federal government is seeking feedback on implementation arrangements for the measure to extend the demand driven funding system to approved sub-bachelor courses at public universities.

Strategy

12 Oct 2017

5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile wireless communications technology. This paper outlines the immediate actions for the federal government to take that will support the timely rollout of 5G in Australia.

Commentary

13 Oct 2017

Michelle Guthrie’s vision for ABC current affairs is a mixed bag - with the history missing, writes Jane Goodall.

Briefing paper

12 Oct 2017

This paper looks at policies that Australian governments can implement to overcome the structural barriers that offer incentives to support electric vehicles.

Report

13 Oct 2017

This report on Assisted Reproductive Techonology in Australia and New Zealand reveals that for the first time, more babies are born from IVF treatment using frozen embryos.

Journal article

10 Oct 2017

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents,...

Report

12 Oct 2017

This international survey shows that many people in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia struggle with preparing for retirement for similar reasons.

Research report

13 Oct 2017

This research investigates the incidence of being persistently NEET among those aged 15–24, the socio-demographic characteristics associated with the NEET state, and the outcomes at ages 20–24 for those who had one or more periods of being persistently NEET from ages 15 through to 19,...

Report

9 Oct 2017

The Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report published by Professionals Australia is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide of Engineer salaries and remuneration available in Australia.

Article

25 Sep 2017

I recently attended the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service conference in Brisbane, and was surprised that at Australia’s premier forum on primary health care (PHC) there was not one presentation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the impact of its rollout...

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article examines the impact of state/territory policy support on the uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians.

Research report

15 Sep 2009

There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.

Working paper

15 Feb 2016

This article demonstrates that climate change is exposing and exacerbating vulnerabilities within the structure of the Wheatbelt, which, in turn, is undermining the viability of traditional modes of family farming and forcing many farmers out of the agricultural sector.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report found that the world continued to generate more value from its energy use in 2016, but argues that the current level of efficiency gains will erode quickly if the pace of policy delivery does not accelerate.

Research report

AHURI Final Report No. 6
1 Jan 2002

For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important – and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged – decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...

Report

14 Sep 2017

The Australian Energy Statistics is the authoritative and official source of energy statistics for Australia to support decision making, and help understand how our energy supply and use is changing.

Guide

21 Sep 2017

From large-scale mixed-use developments with hundreds of offices and dwellings to smaller university precincts, this precincts standard can be used to achieve carbon neutrality and showcase climate leadership.

Journal article

9 Aug 2006

This paper investigates a different aspect of housing supply, the private provision of rental housing through investment in existing properties.

Guide

12 Oct 2017

The purpose of the Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 is to implement a board governance structure for certain superannuation funds that requires at least one third of trustee directors to be independent and that the chair also be independent.

Journal article

15 May 2007

This paper reports on research into the relationship between labour market change and the private rental market in non‐metropolitan South Australia for the period 1990 to 2000.

Journal article

1 Feb 1999

This paper considers the changing environment for private rental housing in Australia and examines the nature of investors and the size of their investment in the housing stock, as well as the impact of their investment strategies on the operation of the housing market.

Research report

30 Jun 2013

This project was developed in response to the anecdotal evidence of the poor standard of rental accommodation available to low income earners of the western suburbs of Melbourne, coupled with the lack of tenant-initiated repairs disputes at VCAT.

Article

4 Aug 2015

It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night. But even though we’re...

Discussion paper

8 Dec 2014

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...

Report

Report to the Estate Agents Council
15 Apr 2008

This report presents the Allen Consulting Group’s research, analysis and findings of its study into segmentation in the market for estate agency services in Victoria.

Research report

Mapping urban policy implementation and evidence-based national liveability indicators
12 Oct 2017

Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.

Report

HOUSING ASSISTANCE DATA DEVELOPMENT SERIES
15 Mar 2009

This report presents data from the 2007–08 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) private rent assistance data collection.

Report

HOUSING ASSISTANCE DATA DEVELOPMENT SERIES
15 Jun 2007

In 2005–06 private rent assistance was provided for just under 134,000 households across Australia. Of the $78.4 million spent, about $49 million was provided in bond loans, and $23.6 in rental grants and subsidies. This compares to $79.2 million spent in the previous year, $50.7...

Report

30 Jun 2011

Almost 497,000 low-income households are spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs, and are classified as being ‘in housing stress’. With 45% of low-income private renters and 42% of low-income mortgagees in housing stress, housing assistance is increasingly an essential ‘safety net’...

Report

30 Jun 2008

Rent assistance to tenants in the private rental market is provided through two programs: Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) and Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) private rent assistance (PRA).

Policy report

NZIER INSIGHT 71-2017
11 Oct 2017

We think voters should be given better information about the fiscal consequences of political parties’ election promises. We offer some observations and suggestions on how.

Research report

11 Oct 2017

We examine the phenomenon of globalisation as it affects New Zealand. We look at its impact on New Zealand and ask whether it is a force which has had its day (peak globalisation) or is it continuing to morph and evolve.

Research report

12 Oct 2017

This resource compares re-offending rates in NSW between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years).

Statistics

Catalogue No: 8663.0
22 Apr 2004

This publication presents results from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses involved in real estate services. The survey was conducted in respect of the 2002–03 financial year. The 2002–03 Real Estate Services Survey is the fifth ABS survey on this topic, with...

Statistics

Catalogue No: 8663.0
24 May 2000

This publication presents results, in respect of the 1998–99 financial year, from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses in the real estate services industry. It is the fourth ABS survey of the industry with previous surveys being conducted in respect of 1995–96,...

Statistics

Catalogue No: 8663.0
10 Sep 1997

Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that, at the end of June 1996, there were 8,082 businesses in Australia's real estate agents industry, an 11 per cent rise since June 1993.

These businesses generated $3,370 million in income. Most of...

Statistics

Catalogue No: 8663.0
2 Aug 1995

This publication presents results from an ABS survey of businesses in the real estate services industry.

Audio program

12 Oct 2017

The High Court of Australia has ruled that current sentencing practices are one factor to be considered in a judge's decision making, but not the controlling factor.

Audio interview

12 Oct 2017

Tougher English language requirements for foreign students will protect the reputation of Australia's education sector, according to Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

Report

10 Oct 2017

This project aimed to identify emerging Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and Automated Driving (AD) applications and assess their potential safety benefits for Australia and New Zealand.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This discussion paper outlines a new tertiary model that would enable workers to more easily retrain and reskill over the course of their working lives.

Report

27 Sep 2017

This study provides detailed insight on digital for arts and cultural organisations to affect change within their own work, along with an in-depth analysis of the major trends to guide policy makers and sector support organisations.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

The City of Sydney has released this discussion paper, which proposes a long-term vision and details strategies for Sydney’s night time economy and cultural life.

Policy report

14 Sep 2017

This report argues that regulatory barriers to building more new homes that exist at the state and local government levels must be pared back, helping to contribute to the wealth of lower and middle income households in Australia.

Working paper

24 Aug 2017

Australians are a generous bunch – with around 14.9 million adults (80.8%) donating $11.2 billion to charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) over twelve months in 2015–16.

Article

9 Oct 2017

Research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms of providing safe indoor temperatures, especially during hot summer months.

Strategy

3 Oct 2017

This report sets out Nesta Impact Investments’ revised impact framework based on lessons from five years of impact investing.

Guide

21 Sep 2017

This is a voluntary building standard to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality. It provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions that occur as a result of the operations of a building.

Report

18 Sep 2017

This report argues that we need to think about data differently - moving away from ideas of data as a commodity to be bought and sold, and more as a common good that can deliver significant personal and public benefits.

Commentary

10 Oct 2017

There needs to be more of a focus on the adverse effects of lower wages for the economy as a whole, argues John Quiggin.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

This study estimates fatal and nonfatal disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2011 and compares it with non-Indigenous Australians. Most of the disease burden was from chronic diseases (64%), particularly mental and substance-use disorders, injuries, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases.

Audio program

11 Oct 2017

There is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.

Report

Plan International Australia national survey of girls aged 10 to 17-years old - October 2017
11 Oct 2017

This survey of Australian girls (aged 10 to 17 years old) offers a rare insight into how they experiences their world.

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

This study presents the first evidence of altered brain structure and function at the time of medical clearance to return-to-play (RTP), with greater changes in brain function for athletes with a longer recovery time.

Research report

9 Oct 2017

The report comprises seven chapters on key topics related to the conservation and current management of Leadbeater’s Possum and the forest habitats on which the species depends.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

The number of smoking-related deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is predicted to continue to increase, and to peak over the next decade, resulting in thousands of premature deaths.

Briefing paper

10 Oct 2017

The Early Review looks at what is and isn’t working well and identifies key areas where FACS and the homelessness sector can work together to improve outcomes for clients.

Report

11 Oct 2017

In the 2017–18 Budget, the projected return to surplus in 2020–21 is predominantly due to a projected increase in personal income tax revenue. This report analyses the expected increase in average tax rates for individuals in different parts of the taxable income distribution and examines...

Article

20 Sep 2017

This article presents a genealogy of the term open access, focusing on the separate histories that emphasise openness and reusability on the one hand, as borrowed from the open-source software and free culture movements, and accessibility on the other hand, as represented by proponents of...

Report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidencebased principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
11 Oct 2017

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs.

Statistics

28 Sep 2017

The number of offences recorded by police in Victoria in the year to 30 June 2017 was 533,194. This is down 0.6% from 536,287 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Report

4 Oct 2017

This report argues that the notion that large brands are dying is simply not true. Nor has the world fundamentally changed in a way that favours small brands over big.

Statistics

9 Oct 2017

Most Australians support a Clean Energy Target and they want it to build renewables, including most voters for the Coalition and One Nation, according to this polling.

Briefing paper

5 Oct 2017

Reports new ways that anti-retroviral therapy in Papua New Guinea is being refracted through Christian moral discourses.

Report

10 Oct 2017

The 2017 threat report includes insights into how the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) works and highlights some of the ways in which we have both proactively and reactively responded to cyber threats.

Systematic review

A systematic literature and selected program review on social cohesion, community resilience and violent extremism 2011-2015
15 Dec 2016

This report presents the findings of a selected program review of national and international programs designed to redress exclusivism, strengthen social cohesion systematic and inclusion, and counter violent extremism.

Briefing paper

28 Sep 2017

The release of the 2016 Australian national census data allows comparisons with data from the 2006 and 2011 censuses. What do the data reveal about Pacific Islander communities in Australia?

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Examines prevalence rates of lifestyle risk factors in the Western Victorian Primary Health Network (WV PHN) general practice patient population and the corresponding levels of clinical advice and counselling.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This study tests the acceptability and feasibility of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of absolute cardiovascular disease risk in general practice.

Research report

Report of the mural, street art and graffiti review project
1 Nov 2014

The aims of the report are to review the City of Sydney’s current policies and practices towards graffiti and street art, and to make recommendations about how these policies and practices could be improved.

Draft report

10 Oct 2017

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is currently reviewing fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. This report sets out the draft fare decisions and recommendations.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article aims to to understand how section 14A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) should be read and understood.

Report

12 Sep 2017

This report draws on specifically commissioned research involving more than 1300 RACGP Fellows from all parts of Australia, as well as information from the MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life) Survey and a range of government publications, to provide a unique overview of...

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article argues that in Australia there is an absolute constitutional duty to provide reasons for judicial decisions and examines whether the general practice of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the High Court complies with that duty when deciding applications for leave...

Report

10 Oct 2017

This summary highlights key findings from research which examined different aspects of employer-supported training. It also touches on related work which examines employer perspectives of workforce training and work which evaluates training funded through the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) program.

Research report

5 Oct 2017

Northern Australia contains three major subterranean water systems, with one each in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Each of these systems is unique.

Research report

10 Oct 2017

This report analyses the trends in crime clear up rates and methods of proceeding against offenders over the decade from 2007 to 2016 in New South Wales.

Technical report

18 Sep 2017

This study analyses data from the 2011-12 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) for Australia to investigate which individual, labour force and firm characteristics are important in explaining participation in employer-supported training.

Report

22 Jun 2017

This review of the National Landcare Program considered evidence obtained in 2016 from sources including individuals, community and industry groups, government agencies and expert advisory groups. It will inform the government’s consideration about investment in natural resource management from 2018.

Report

28 Sep 2017

This audit examined whether the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) is meeting its obligations efficiently and the effectiveness of Commonwealth shareholders in monitoring value for money.

Discussion paper

3 Oct 2017

This consultation paper includes detailed information on the currently proposed delivery arrangements for Regional Land Partnerships.

Commentary

5 Oct 2017

Large-scale arrests by Chinese police in Fiji throw light on China’s justice system, writes Graeme Smith.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Several Australian local government franchises still include rules that have been abolished at the Federal and State levels, such as property qualifications, votes for corporations, and various forms of plural voting.

Briefing paper

4 Oct 2017

This paper is designed to aid policy-makers and other health system stakeholders to understand the concept of low-value healthcare and why disinvestment activities are important.

Report

27 Sep 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the design process and monitoring arrangements for the National Innovation and Science Agenda by the relevant entities.

Research report

5 Oct 2017

This paper explores how the links between economic and security considerations are intensifying in Asia.

Research report

5 Oct 2017

This paper argues that plans for a Sovereign Defence Industry must not be a catch-all list of defence industry we want to maintain for a variety of legitimate reasons, but should comprise that industry support required in country for defending Australia in the most challenging...

Research report

4 Oct 2017

Australia's 12 million females experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.

Report

9 Oct 2017

Under new arrangements to monitor the prices, costs and profits of unleaded petroleum products, the ACCC has prepared this short report on the Brisbane petrol market.

Research report

4 Oct 2017

Australia's 12 million males (in 2016) experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.

Audio program

8 Oct 2017

Why did Chinese police enter Fiji and deport seventy-seven of their own citizens? Hagar Cohen investigates.

Research report

29 Sep 2017

This study aimed to determine the effect of various possible reforms on the pending case backlog in the Sydney registry of the NSW District Criminal Court using a simulation model.

Report

22 Sep 2017

This summary provides stakeholders with woody vegetation change summary statistics for all SLATS mapping between the first mapping period of 1988–91 and up to the most recent 2015–16 mapping period.

Strategy

3 Oct 2017

The Victorian government is seeking views from the community and industry on the proposed approach to managing e-waste in Victoria.

Report

Research priorities summary: phase one
21 Sep 2017

The findings highlighted in this report outline a research agenda to inform community engagement in infrastructure. This is a research agenda with a difference - it has been designed by almost 200 professionals working in and with Australia’s infrastructure sector, with the guidance of researchers....

Draft report

9 Oct 2017

The basic premise of HFE - fiscal equity in the Australian federation - has broad support, although it is now under significant strain as Western Australia's share of the GST has fallen to an extreme low.

Research report

28 Sep 2017

Looks at the number and structure of jobless households in New Zealand, and examines some of the characteristics of the individuals living in these households.

Strategy

14 Aug 2017

The Centre for Social Impact’s focus over the next five years will be on reducing social inequality and understanding and addressing key complex social problems.

Report

14 Sep 2017

The objective of this Independent Review of the governance of CPA Australia is to ensure claims that impact the reputation of the organisation, the value of the accreditation, and the confidence of members are properly reviewed and addressed.

Research report

6 Oct 2017

Many consider Airbnb as one of the most disruptive developments in tourism over the past decade. This BCEC feature report looks at the rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years and how it has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe....

Journal article

21 Sep 2017

More than three quarters of pollution flowing into New Zealand's freshwater catchments comes through small streams that currently aren't required to be fenced off, according to this study.

Report

26 Sep 2017

The report notes that when countries and their leaders make 'learning for all' a national priority, education standards can improve dramatically.

Report

8 Sep 2017

This report argues that as humans and machines collaborate more closely, and AI innovations come out of the research lab and into the mainstream, the transformational possibilities are staggering.

Report

6 Oct 2017

Xi Jinping, a politically daring Chinese leader, is certain to win a second five-year term at the 19th Party Congress. However, his harsh line against his opponents, and his timidity on the economy, may come back to haunt him in his second term.

Research report

1 May 2017

People with disability in NSW, who need help managing their finances, often lack support to make decisions about money. This evaluation shows that a funded agency is needed to help people take a more active part in deciding how to spend their money.

Report

The Department of Education and Training's second report to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission
6 Oct 2017

Integrity reform is essential to building and sustaining trust in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and its stewardship of public education.

Report

27 Jan 2017

Operation Dunham investigated allegations the tendering process in relation to the Ultranet – in particular, the awarding of a contract to a private company, CSG Services Pty Ltd (CSG) – may have been compromised due to senior officers within the education department having a financial...

Report

6 Oct 2017

Total spending on health in Australia was $170.4 billion in 2015–16, $6.0 billion (3.6%) higher in real terms than in 2014–15. This was the fourth consecutive year that growth was below the ten year average of 4.7%.

Journal article

15 May 2016

Availability of primary healthcare and bulk billing across northern New South Wales is highly variable. Areas with low service availability should be targeted by policy.

Journal article

22 Aug 2017

An Australian case study is presented of an ongoing conflict between Alcoa World Alumina, a multi-national mining company and the impacted stakeholders of Yarloop, a small rural community in Western Australia.

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

The aim of the current research was to review the scope of research methodologies applied in ‘young driver’ and ‘teen driver’ research and their reporting in four peer-review journals in the field between January 2006 and December 2013.

Discussion paper

5 Oct 2017

The development of an implementation policy for Direct Registration will allow Australian internet users the choice to register a domain name directly before the dot in .au - for example, yourname.au

Report

5 Oct 2017

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.

Guide

4 Oct 2017

This resource provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in the Sydney Opera House's 'Decade of Renewal.'

Discussion paper

28 Sep 2017

This discussion paper is seeking feedback on a package of measures aimed at countering illegal phoenixing.

Commentary

4 Oct 2017

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?

Research report

27 Sep 2017

This study offers insights to help Australia’s not-for-profit leaders continue to create ripples of change that over time will build the capacity of communities locally, nationally and indeed globally.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report finds that on balance, both non-compliance from day one and two decades of political pressure have steadily reduced restrictions and undermined the National Firearms Agreement’s original intent.

Report

3 Oct 2017

This report finds that the inevitable closure of ageing, inefficient, polluting coal plants provides a critical opportunity to move to a modern 21st Century electricity system.

Book

5 Oct 2017

The OECD believes that there is a strong need for further policy action to close gender gaps in education, employment, entrepreneurship and public life.

Discussion paper

3 Oct 2017

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is asking road transport agencies, police, and industry to provide input on how Australian governments should amend driver laws to facilitate the introduction of automated vehicles.

Report

4 Oct 2017

Penalty rates are a long-standing and important part of Australia's workplace relations framework. They are rightly seen as an important mechanism to ensure that people are adequately compensated for missing out on family activities, on social and family gatherings, and participating in community events.

Report

26 Sep 2017

Now more than ever, academic libraries are being asked to demonstrate value to their institutional stakeholders, funders, and governance boards. This report demonstrates how libraries are now measuring library contributions to student learning and success, and recommends where more research is needed in areas critical...