November 2017

Report

1 Mar 2014

In the UK, substantial resources are being invested in the development and provision of services for the curation and long-term preservation of research data. It is a high priority area for a range of stakeholders, universities, researchers and research funders. There is strong interest in...

Audio interview

30 Nov 2017

Louisa Lim, a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This ACCC interim report outlines options to bring about changed dairy industry practices, to make it easier for farmers to switch to a processor that offers better terms and conditions, and improve production signals and competition at the farm gate.

Report

22 Nov 2017

Using a large firm-level dataset covering the years 2002 to 2015, this paper explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship in Australia and their evolution over time.

Report

28 Nov 2017

This document outlines COAR’s vision of positioning repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of...

Submission

14 Nov 2017

What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups,...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

A key role for the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is to prepare budget quality costings of policies proposed by members of Parliament. This paper explains the PBO’s approach and sets out how and when broader economy wide effects, also referred to as second round effects,...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

This PBO information paper provides a conceptual explanation of what a costing is, what a costing is designed to capture and how a costing estimate is generated. It has been prepared to improve understanding of what a costing represents and assist in the interpretation of...

Policy report

30 Nov 2017

This Policy Brief outlines a decision-making framework that recognises the importance of the relationship between service providers and clients, and the need for evidence-based interventions to be aligned with client needs, priorities and values.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This inquiry focused on one aspect of the Disability Strategy, the accessibility and inclusiveness of the Australian community for people with disability.

Report

28 Nov 2017

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee recommends that the submissions received to this inquiry be referred to any future Senate inquiry into contempt.

Report

29 Nov 2017

The University of Sydney has, in line with the recommendations contained within this report, already begun developing a standalone sexual misconduct policy, in order to provide better access and support to students when they require it.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This publication provides information on revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. The publication is based on 2016 data provided by the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for administering government funds for Australia’s VET system.

Draft report

24 Nov 2017

The aim of this guideline is to provide the community, industry and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment and approval of large-scale solar energy development proposals.

Report

28 Nov 2017

The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This report sets out a suite of long-term reforms that are necessary if the nation is to achieve its ultimate goal of restoring the health of river systems in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Report

29 Nov 2017

In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.

Report

28 Nov 2017

This study looks at how many commencing students have completed their tertiary studies, how many are still studying, and how many have not completed an award course. Cohort analysis reports also present outcomes of students by selected characteristics.

Technical report

23 Nov 2017

This report sets out the background, methodology and findings from the 2016 administration of the Parenting Today in Victoria survey involving 2600 parents of children aged zero through 18 years, residing in the state of Victoria.

Report

30 Nov 2017

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.

Draft report

29 Nov 2017

This report from the Australian Human Rights Commission sets out draft national principles for child safe organisations.

Report

15 Nov 2017

This paper describes the history and development of collective impact, with a focus on Australia, and includes two case studies to examine how collective impact is currently being practised in Australia.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report highlights the need for reform to the superannuation system to ensure that governance structures are such that fund members’ interests are protected.

Report

Measuring trends to turn the tide on the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Australia
29 Nov 2017

Already ten times more likely to be living in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids, this report argues that the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care is predicted to triple over the next twenty years unless urgent action is taken.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report provides information on people who present at emergency departments in Australia, including who used services, why they used them, and how long they had to wait for care.

Report

28 Nov 2017

In part two of his examination of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Lindsay Hughes examines Beijing’s message and some of its international ramifications.

Report

28 Nov 2017

This report argues that Australia will have to develop its multi-modal transport solutions, with light and heavy rail as its spine, to provide the solutions that Australia needs in shaping our cities and our regions into the future.

Strategy

27 Nov 2017

This white paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the United Kingdom.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This snapshot report shows there is growing evidence to support bystander actions that we can all take in our daily lives to prevent violence against women.

Report

28 Nov 2017

This exploratory research project was designed to better understand the safety of children/young people in care in New Zealand. It looked at the case files of 698 children and young people in care during 2015/16 and found 85 experienced harm.

Journal article

15 Sep 2014

Building on qualitative interviews with 38 postdoctoral life scientists in Austria, this article investigates how these researchers experience the temporalities of their work and career practices.

Report

A brief report card on preventable chronic diseases, conditions and their risk factors - tracking progress for a healthier Australia by 2025
28 Nov 2017

This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socio-economic status in relation to chronic diseases, risk factors and rates of death.

Report

6 Nov 2017

This report spells out just how valuable the health of the coasts is to the Territory lifestyle, livelihoods and economy, but warns that without proper protection and management, the Top End is at risk.

Report

27 Nov 2017

At a time when our use of digital technologies is increasingly redefining aspects of our personal and professional lives, this report explores urgent questions about the nature of our rights now and into the future.

Discussion paper

27 Nov 2017

This consultation paper provides information on the costing process, the factors that affect the time it takes for the PBO to respond to costing requests and the framework that the PBO applies to prioritise competing demands for costing resources.

Report

28 Nov 2017

AEMO has released its 2017/18 summer readiness report, which outlines all actions taken to best prepare the National Electricity Market to meet Australian energy consumer requirements.

Commentary

27 Nov 2017

The growing dominance of private providers has led to lower standards of care. But will baby boomers put up with it?

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Report

15 Nov 2017

This publication provides an up to date overview of the competencies required for libraries to deliver excellent learning and teaching support to their university and research communities.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

This article contemplates whether jurors’ use of social media during trial and deliberations is a frequent occurrence endangering the fair trial principle and whether viable avenues exist to sufficiently address this potential challenge in the Australian context.

Commentary

27 Nov 2017

How valuable is the introduction of new legal categories as a way of improving responses to intimate partner violence?

Data portal

24 Nov 2017

This web report provides interactive data displays on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, differences in the prevalence between certain population groups and what is happening over time.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This paper argues that the West cannot remain the West if it becomes indifferent or hostile to its religious heritage.

Briefing paper

27 Nov 2017

This paper argues that a National Integrity Commission is urgently needed to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct in federal government and the public sector.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's processes for estimating and monitoring the costs, savings and benefits associated with the Reinventing the ATO program.

Report

27 Nov 2017

This report examines commission-based fundraising in the Australian charity sector.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This paper looks at the impacts that emerging quantum technologies might have on defence.

Report

27 Nov 2017

This report describes variations in admission policies and practices and how these differences may be impacting on national data on admitted patient care in Australia’s hospitals.

Discussion paper

24 Nov 2017

This paper draws on research undertaken in 2015 among coffee smallholders in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, focusing specifically on some of the challenges faced by women coffee farmers in accessing financial services.

Discussion paper

26 Nov 2017

This discussion paper explores the conceptual relationship between adaptation and education, examining why better teaching is an adaptive process, why we need an adaptive system, and how best to create one.

Working paper

24 Nov 2017

This paper builds on earlier work by exploring the rates of diffusion of information and communications technology for Indigenous Australians using data from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset 2006-2011.

Conference paper

27 Jun 2017

In the digital era grey literature has proliferated, and has become a key tool in influencing public debate and in providing an evidence-base for public policy and practice. Despite its ubiquity and influence, grey literature's role is often overlooked as a publishing phenomenon. This paper...

Guide

24 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide provides a chronological list of bills relating to marriage equality introduced into the federal parliament, including bills restored to the Notice Paper or reintroduced in a later parliament.

Report

1 Dec 2016

This interim report presents an overview of the steel industry in Australia and the current challenges and pressures, with a particular focus on Arrium steel and the Whyalla region.

Discussion paper

24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Submission

24 Nov 2017

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has demanded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s full commitment to leadership and teaching in schools, following the release of this submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

Other text

21 Nov 2017

Australia's Agricultural Industries 2017 map provides a snapshot of agriculture's status and trend.

Report

22 Nov 2017

Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia, especially for young people (aged under 25) in outer urban areas, who face additional challenges due to lack of infrastructure, support and services.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This research looks at the travel choices of Australian young people, to examine ways to entice millennials to visit regional New South Wales (NSW).

Report

23 Nov 2017

The recently-concluded Congress of the Chinese Communist Party saw President Xi consolidate his power and set China on a revised and ambitious path, one perceived as more becoming of a superpower. Such a move also presents risks for the region and for China itself.

Report

24 Nov 2017

Australia’s 2.2 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) employ two thirds of Australian workers and create a substantial proportion of new jobs. Ensuring that businesses have access to capital is important for the growth of their businesses and to create jobs in the economy.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report reviews the actions undertaken to implement the principles and goals of the LGBTI strategy and considers the success of the strategy – and opportunities for improvement – from the perspectives of stakeholders.

Discussion paper

20 Nov 2017

Australia should transition quickly to a 100% renewable electricity grid, as it is cheaper and less risky than the alternative of building new coal-fired power stations. This can be achieved by 2030.

Guide

7 Nov 2017

These interim guidelines describe the circumstances where the EPA may use unmanned aircraft (including drones) for regulatory functions, and discusses the appropriate balance between safety, privacy and efficiency.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report is the result of a comparison of the state by state-based analyses undertaken as part of the Tariff-Tracking project, as well as reflections on the public debate on energy market developments and reasons for price increases over the last year.

Report

24 Nov 2017

Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue, second only to tobacco smoking as a risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. This report looks at the prevalence of overweight and obesity by birth cohort to examine potential differences at a...

Report

24 Nov 2017

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report analyses the major corruption issues associated with the corrections sector, drawing on research and case studies in Victoria, and from across Australia and internationally.

Commentary

4 May 2017

Cities are home to more than just people. We also need to accommodate the critters and plants who live in them.

Report

23 Nov 2017

It is well recognised that gambling can result in diverse negative consequences for many gamblers, as well as those around them and the broader community. This study aimed only to assess the costs associated with gambling.

Journal article

15 Jan 2013

Commencing in 2003, RESIDE is a longitudinal natural experiment examining the impact of urban planning on active living in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia.

Commentary

21 Nov 2017

A shock by-election in Victoria has boosted optimism among Greens. But does electoral geography support their wider hopes?

Commentary

22 Nov 2017

Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning foreign ownership of residential property in an attempt to curb housing inflation and high vacancy rates.

Journal article

1 Jan 2014

Consistent with the aims of a WA government policy, residents in walkable (i.e., liveable) neighborhoods may be more physically active.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report recommends that through the Council of Australian Governments, the Australian government should pursue a coordinated and consistent whole of government approach to strengthen federal and state legislation and regulations to address the illegal importation of asbestos.

Report

30 Apr 2005

Explores questions of how office design can create value for a business, not just through economy but also through improving the effectiveness of its people and broadcasting positive messages about its values.

Other text

30 Mar 2010

Provides a brief introduction to evidence-based design of classrooms.

Report

HEAD project: Holistic Evidence and Design
15 Feb 2015

This report demonstrates that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. It includes practical advice for designers and teachers.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers. It has been written primarily for researchers and government officials who have an interest in Australian gambling statistics.

Journal article

Final results of a holistic, multi-level analysis
20 Feb 2015

This study assessed 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those specific spaces.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This paper examines how the Australian mining sector should step up efforts aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in Africa.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report explores the correlation between the drivers of violent extremism and the different activities undertaken throughout a mining project’s life cycle in order to identify potential risks and opportunities.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

Strategy

23 Nov 2017

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive framework to advance Australia’s security and prosperity in a contested and competitive world.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report investigates how social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, is being used in VET courses. Interviews with teachers, students and employers across three registered training organisations found that social media can help to improve student engagement and lead to more course completions.

Guide

23 Nov 2017

This good practice guide explores the types of social media being used in vocational education and training (VET) courses, the benefits and pitfalls of using social media in teaching and learning as well as tips for incorporating social media into VET courses.

Audio interview

23 Nov 2017

Victoria is poised to become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying after a historic bill was passed yesterday in the state parliament.

Article

22 Nov 2017

With a third of the population living in regional Australia, a strong internet is required now more than ever to provide regional Australians with the same opportunities their metropolitan counterparts enjoy, argues Matthew Meagher.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Report

17 Nov 2017

Previously conducted in 2013 and 2015, this research and subsequent report aims to understand the changes in the general public's attitudes and beliefs regarding trust and confidence over time.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 66
15 Dec 1999

This paper examines the complex web of issues surrounding Canberra’s housing in the late 1950s.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 62
15 Apr 1998

Australian timber merchants have long played a vital role in providing building materials, credit, and product information to builders.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 65
15 Dec 1998

This paper concentrates housing and infrastructure for Indigenous Australians during the period since the 1960s and on the northern parts of Australia.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report provides further information on physical inactivity as a risk factor for disease burden in Australia. It includes a revised list of diseases linked to physical inactivity, updated estimates of their association, and a broader definition of physical activity.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 63
15 Aug 1998

This paper suggests that political infeasibility to change lifestyle and reduce consumption may not be due to failing public response as much as to structural factors in society.

Report

20 Nov 2017

Australia could miss out on 20,000 potential jobs in the electricity sector under the federal government’s projections for the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to this report.

Transcript

21 Nov 2017

On 21 November the Hon. Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence, delivered this address to the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Australia's approach to the Pacific.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 64
15 Dec 1998

This paper has two specific objectives (i) to ‘locate'disabled people in nineteenth-century Melbourne by showing where and how they lived; and (ii) to illustrate the socio-spatial relations that shaped their lives.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 59
15 Jan 1997

This paper discusses the forces generating social-spatial change in Australian metropolitan areas.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 57
15 Sep 1996

This paper considers the dangers for social science when the predictive urge extends to prophesy - using case studies of Los Angeles and New Zealand.

Report

2 Nov 2017

This Noetic Knowledge report presents what Noetic has observed and learned in the process of developing and implementing investment management. It also provides an overview of effective investment management practices to identify and realise benefits.

Report

21 Nov 2017

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, says Amnesty International in this major analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report shows increased numbers of electricity disconnections, higher levels of energy debt held by those customers not in a formal hardship program and fewer customers successfully completing hardship programs than in the previous year.

Journal article

21 Nov 2017

This article asserts that even back in the 1960s, the U.S sugar industry was covering up evidence of the harmful effects of sugar.

Strategy

20 Nov 2017

This Victorian government strategy outlines actions in three areas: energy efficiency and productivity in business, housing and a transition to high efficiency buildings.

Report

21 Nov 2017

This report provides an in depth account of customers’ experiences in the Victorian electricity and gas markets in 2016–17.

Article

17 Nov 2017

This article looks at how people’s access to neighbourhood centres and the diversity of buildings and commercial uses found there influences how, and to what extent, we interact.

Dataset

27 Feb 2012

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has been tracking community attitudes and engagement with science and technology since its benchmarking survey in 2007, Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria Research Report (prepared by Quantum Market Research). Another survey, Community...

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report examines the ongoing polarisation in Australian employment patterns, between those with full-time, relatively secure jobs, and a growing portion of people working part-time, casual, temporary, or insecure positions.

Journal article

23 May 2017

This paper demonstrates that the integration of passive features during the design/construction of sustainable buildings requires thorough modelling at the design stage as some features may have unintended consequences resulting in occupant dissatisfaction, and resulting in the building using more energy to maintain comfort.

Report

22 Nov 2017

Provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban passenger rail, including traffic levels, infrastructure and rolling stock, and railway performance.

Survey

21 Nov 2017

A survey of almost 20,000 people by the Bicycle Network has confirmed what most Australians already know - mandatory helmet laws have had a negative impact on cycling participation rates in this country.

Audio interview

21 Nov 2017

California Energy Commissioner, Andrew McAllister, says Australia is too overly focussed on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Conference paper

19 Feb 2004

This paper demonstrate the extent to which leading firms (exporters and innovators) exist outside the major metropolitan areas and analyses how these firms interact with their local economy.

Report

30 Jun 1994

This paper asks what can ameliorate or resolve complex urban and regional problems and inequality? Can urban and regional policy make a difference?

Report

Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey
21 Nov 2017

Despite the prominence of migrant worker exploitation in the media, there has been limited empirical data on the overall nature and extent of wage theft among international students and backpackers in Australia. This study begins to fill these gaps.

Working paper

15 Dec 1999

This Issues Paper discusses the relationship between citizen participation and social exclusion.

Discussion paper

8 Nov 2017

This discussion paper provides an overview of the challenges, opportunities and solutions to providing regional NSW with affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity.

Other text

11 May 1999

This ministerial statement, released alongside the 1999 Budget, summarised the then Government's approach to working with regional, rural and remote Australia.

Discussion paper

21 Nov 2017

This paper reviews the implications of the latest Trump tax plan for Australia; in particular that part of the plan that involves changes to the company tax arrangements.

Guide

29 May 2017

This good practice guide synthesises research into ATSI experiences with VET in remote areas, and looks at the factors that are important in enabling retention.

Report

21 Nov 2017

This statistical report presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2016.

Report

21 Nov 2017

This report reviews the evidence for the efficacy of biomarkers and examines overseas precedents for their regulation and the Australian context. It also reports on the opinions of the end-users of biomarkers who are ultimately responsible for their measurement being translated into improved patient care...

Working paper

1 Nov 2017

This paper considers alternative reforms of corporate taxation that could fund a corporate tax rate cut, while addressing key non-neutralities in the corporate tax system in an international context.

Working paper

1 Oct 2017

Using economy-wide modelling, this paper quantifies the substantial consumer benefits from tax reforms that reduce the corporate tax rate, narrow the base to economic rents, or replace imputation with less generous dividend tax concessions.

Literature review

31 Dec 2009

Despite rugby league’s popularity on the eastern seaboard of Australia and in the north of England, Papua New Guinea is the only country where league is considered the national sport.

Briefing paper

17 Nov 2017

Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.

Journal article

17 Dec 2010

This project aimed to = estimate the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged ≥40 years in Fiji, and determine the demographic characteristics associated with this diagnosis.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This report examined the full spectrum of policies and programs intended to address emerging risks of violent extremism, or to respond rapidly to risks after they have eventuated, and made 26 recommendations.

Report

16 Nov 2017

This study, commissioned by the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) of the Australian Federal Police, updates missing person statistics and describes the extent to which known risk factors correlate with categories of missing persons.

Strategy

20 Nov 2017

This statement describes the Victorian Government’s response to the threat of terrorism.

Book

15 Nov 2017

This book draws on an extensive, widely dispersed body of information, including much unpublished material, in order to narrate stories of the Asian diaspora communities of Torres Strait, north Queensland.

Working paper

20 Nov 2017

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

This discussion paper highlights the connection between disability and poverty, and explores how to help people with disabilities to thrive.

Strategy

17 Nov 2017

This strategy document sets out what the Broadcasting Standards Authority intends to achieve or contribute to over the next four years and how it will manage its functions and operations to meet its intentions.

Journal article

4 Nov 2017

Climate change will increasingly create severe risks for New Zealand’s coastal housing stock.

Report

18 Nov 2017

This independent report on the economic situation on Norfolk Island, following the Australian Government takeover of governance of the island last year, warns the island’s economy is heading for disaster as a result of spiralling costs and inappropriate regulation.

Journal article

4 Nov 2017

This articles argues that the risks of artificial intelligence are insufficiently articulated in New Zealand government reports to date, and that there is an obligation for New Zealand government agencies to consider the deep questions involved.

Report

20 Nov 2017

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This paper sets out the framework for parliamentary involvement in the process leading up to the ratification of an international multilateral trade treaty in each of the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership signatory countries.

Report

13 Nov 2017

The Global Innovation Index, the world's leading measurement of innovation across more than 80 indicators, shows Australia is not innovating enough. The economic and technological realities of an increasingly innovative world economy will inevitably catch up to Australia.

Discussion paper

16 Nov 2017

Rodger Shanahan and John Blaxland argue about whether Australia should maintain military operations in the Arabian Peninsula or focus on threats closer to home.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This report examines spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's access to hospitals with public birthing units and 3 other types of maternal health services. It also investigates possible high-level associations between access, maternal risk factors and birth outcomes.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a blueprint for a China-centric order in the Indo-Pacific. Australia requires policy flexibility to successfully navigate the regional changes caused by China’s gamble on BRI.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This report details how young people in Australia consume and interact with news and media and underscores the need for a national direction in addressing media-literacy skills in young people.

Report

19 Nov 2017

Several myths undermine the broader benefits that good palliative care can provide for patients.

Report

17 Nov 2017

This statistical snapshot seeks to update the contribution of small businesses to the Australian economy.

Working paper

17 Nov 2017

This working paper explores the changing nature of work and what this means for government, employers, and workers. In particular, it focuses on the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia.

Report

15 Sep 1955

In 1955, this Senate Select Committee asked the question 'is Canberra worthy of the National Capital?'

Other text

31 Dec 1918

The 1918 Plan of Canberra by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

Strategy

15 Jul 2015

This document outlines plans for the transport network in inner Adelaide, middle Adelaide, outer Adelaide (which together constitute Greater Adelaide) and regional and remote South Australia.

Strategy

A volume of the South Australian Planning Strategy
15 Jun 2010

The 30-year plan for Greater Adelaide was aimed at guiding population and economic growth, particularly in respect of land use, transport and infrastructure. It was revised in 2017.

Report

15 Jun 2009

This report summarises the technical analysis undertaken in preparation for the first Plan for Greater Adelaide (2010). It addresses a range of urban issues, including housing, transport, economic development and climate change.

Strategy

15 Aug 2006

The Planning Strategy for Metropolitan Adelaide (current from 2006 to 2010) provided direction for the land use and development activities of Councils, Government agencies and the private sector.

Strategy

15 Jan 2003

This revised Planning Strategy for metropolitan Adelaide (in place from 2003 to 2006) addressed changes in the urban growth boundary, industrial land strategy and integrated transport and land use planning.

Journal article

1 Jun 2017

Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCBs).

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

The Department of Communities has released this discussion paper as part of the preparation of a new youth strategy for Western Australia.

Report

16 Nov 2017

This report looks globally for innovative approaches that can serve as a resource for policymakers to meet emerging challenges in a highly contested public policy landscape.

Report

17 Nov 2017

Entrepreneurial learning is an emerging way of responding to the growing need to enhance student capabilities and position students for success.

Commentary

16 Nov 2017

Could the National Disability Insurance Scheme be threatened by higher-than-expected diagnoses of autism and developmental delay?

Discussion paper

8 Nov 2017

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released this discussion paper to commence a consultation process to identify profitability measures conducted by electricity and gas network businesses and the data required to calculate these measures.

Submission

6 Nov 2017

This submission includes evidence about the current status of our Australia's regions and their potential contribution to future growth.

Report

1 Nov 2017

This report argues that, rather than simply being a place that planes land, it is reasonable for WSA to be the centrepiece of a holistic development at the airport and in its surrounds, to maximise the economic and social benefits that the airport can provide....

Report

15 Nov 2017

This progress report for the NSW Parliament outlines the status of a current investigation into the enforcement of the principles and rules of effective water management.

Commentary

17 Nov 2017

It is time to accept that Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is consuming our politicians, argues Joe McIntyre.

Report

16 Nov 2017

Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani and redirecting it to other industries makes good sense economically, environmentally and politically, argues Tom Swann.

Report

16 Nov 2017

Nutrition is an important, but under-appreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.

Transcript

16 Nov 2017

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, outlines how the Harper competition reforms and the establishment of an analytics unit within the ACCC will help protect consumers from incidents of e-collusion from the rise of big data.

Report

Key findings from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2016-17 reporting data
17 Nov 2017

More employers are taking action to address pay gaps and gender imbalances that persist across the economy, according to 2016-17 workplace data released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

Guide

16 Nov 2017

This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government in 2001.

Journal article

Exploring the prospect of rebound effects
30 Aug 2017

This research identified that, while solar households generate up to 40% of their total electricity consumption, they also have higher levels of electricity consumption relative to those with no PV. The research concludes that installation of solar PV (with feed-in tariff incentive) erodes up to...

Report

15 Nov 2017

This report provides the Victorian Parliament with information about matters arising from the 2016−17 financial audit of the AFR.

Report

15 Nov 2017

In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy issue.

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

This paper provides an overview of some recent research into regional development and decentralisation, and highlights gaps that may warrant closer examination by the Select Committee.

Blog post

What barriers prevent people from moving to rural and regional locations?
8 Nov 2017

If rural and regional areas are to counteract the historical ‘pull to cities’ and compete with the dynamics of agglomeration, higher wages, greater employment opportunities and levels of services, then having a reliable supply of affordable, quality ‘to-buy’ and rental housing will play a key...

Report

15 Nov 2017

This report recommends that the Commonwealth Government examine the structure of sporting organisations in Australia with a view to maximising community involvement, and increasing the accountability and transparency of organisations that bear the custodianship of a sport.

Strategy

27 Oct 2017

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Report

16 Nov 2017

China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.

Report

25 Oct 2017

This report from ACWA gives a snapshot of the level of engagement in education of children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales.

Report

20 Oct 2017

This report is the response to the Victorian Attorney-General’s request for advice on ‘swift and certain’ approaches to family violence offenders in Victoria.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This resource outlines key findings of the research undertaken by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, regarding the enforcement of DVPOs and the implications for policy and practice, including implications for the impending National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.

Report

17 Oct 2016

This report presents the findings from analysis of market-based impact investmentactivity and performance data for a data-set of Australian impact investments activeas at 30 June 2015.

Book

14 Nov 2017

The Tomorrowland summit brought together architects, engineers, academics, scientists, investors and industry around the future of the built environment: resilience and net zero carbon buildings.

Report

30 Nov 2017

In recent years, public and policy interest in social enterprise and its impacts has grown. Yet, little is known about the characteristics and impacts of social enterprise. This report presents the first comprehensive attempt to map the scope and impacts of social enterprise in Victoria....

Bill

6 Aug 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and protect religious freedoms, and for related purposes.

Report

25 Oct 2017

Environmental law in Australia has not only been expanding but also becoming more centralised. This paper emphasises one aspect of environmental law - the listing and protection of threatened species - and analyses potential reform directions.

Discussion paper

2 Nov 2017

The paper provides an opportunity for currently funded Settlement Grant providers and other key stakeholders to provide views and ideas on the proposed changes to program settings prior to the next funding round.

Strategy

1 Nov 2017

This strategy document outlines the priorities over the coming year for Australia's current Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This report outlines a framework for more systematic monitoring of IBAC, based on best practice principles to enhance its current oversight work.

Audio

14 Nov 2017

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.

Bill

13 Nov 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and to protect freedom of thought, conscience, religion, expression and association, and for related purposes.

Report

15 Oct 2017

Australia’s strategic outlook is deteriorating and, for the first time since World War II, we face an increased prospect of threat from a major power. This means that a major change in Australia’s approach to the management of strategic risk is needed.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.

Report

13 Nov 2017

In this companion report, the Australia Council has placed the key survey findingsalongside other literature and analysis to highlight and contextualise emerging trends,and to discuss what they mean for Australian artists into the future.

Report

5 Jun 2017

This report selects three use cases to examine how blockchain systems can support new markets and business models.

Website

15 Nov 2017

The results are in. View the details of the survey results

Report

5 Jun 2017

This report explores four plausible adoption scenarios of blockchain technology in Australian in 2030.

Guide

14 Nov 2017

This guide focuses on federal electoral boundary redistributions and the process involved.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This is a summary report of the Emerging patterns in place-based approaches: International perspectives roundtable, hosted by the Centre for Community Child Health in July 2017.

Dataset

6 Jan 2017

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) made a dataset openly available (see links) showing all the Australian Salary and Wages (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) by detailed occupation (around 1,000) and over 100 SA4 regions. Sole Trader sales and earnings are also provided. This open data (csv)...

Report

23 Oct 2017

This report outlines the findings of an investigation into whether Cairns Regional Council and its councillors comply with relevant legislative and policy requirements and act reasonably in relation to the disclosure and management of councillors’ conflicts of interest.

Strategy

7 Nov 2017

This strategy document aims to create age-friendly communities across the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.

Fact sheet

7 Nov 2017

This fact sheet provides a rundown on all you need to know about the Bonn Climate Talks currently underway in Germany.

Journal

13 Nov 2017

This special issue of Policy Quarterly has five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand, five articles on various topical policy issues from a range of (mostly academic) contributors, and three articles based on student research internships.

Report

14 Nov 2017

Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

Guide

9 Nov 2017

This public statement recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay, and a range within which the NHMRC supports states and territories fluoridating their drinking water supplies.

Report

28 Jun 2017

This report looks at international experience with schools-based LGBTI anti-bias programs and makes some practical recommendations for the direction of further research so that effective programs can be agreed upon and implemented in schoolsacross Australia.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This report compiles existing research and data to present an overview of the current issues around ageing and homelessness in Australia. The report explores the precursors and drivers of homelessness for older people, and also provides solutions and recommendations to respond to the growing problem....

Submission

11 Nov 2017

Significant population growth in Melbourne and Geelong means we cannot take the health of Port Phillip the Bay for granted. This plan provides a framework for managing the bay and its catchment to 2027.

Report

13 Nov 2017

This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This report provides evidence regarding potential financial and health implications of electricity pricing and 'price signal' messaging for heat vulnerable households.

Audio interview

14 Nov 2017

Senator Ryan was elected Senate President yesterday after quitting Cabinet.

Report

13 Nov 2017

This report documents the discussions of the inaugural “Indigenous patient voices: Gathering perspectives finding solutions for chronic and end-stage kidney disease symposium.”

Guide

10 Nov 2017

Here are ten, easy-to-follow principles of good design to use when buying or renting your next house or apartment.

Guide

13 Nov 2017

This guideline is aimed at assisting police to enforce road traffic laws in relation to automated road vehicles.

Working paper

7 Nov 2017

This paper uses data from the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) to document the distribution of Indigenous students across Australian schools, as well as some of the potential effects of that distribution on literacy and numeracy outcomes.

Book

9 Nov 2017

The domestic legal authority cited for Australian Defence Force operations is the often poorly understood concept of executive power, which is power that derives from executive and not parliamentary authority. This book seeks to find the limits to the exercise of this extraordinary power.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This article discusses the role of troponin testing in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, and the role of high-sensitive troponin, which is now in widespread use.

Survey

30 Jul 2012

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor provides an annual ‘snapshot’ of public perceptions of technological change. The Monitor is based on a national survey of 1000 Australian adults aged 18 to 94. The main findings of the 2012 Monitor are:

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Survey

7 May 2014

The 2013 Monitor is the eleventh edition of the Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor. It provides a general account of public perceptions about new technologies in Australia, including trust in institutions that provide information about new technologies.

Survey

13 Dec 2016

The 2015 Monitor is the twelfth edition of the Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor. It provides a general account of public perceptions about new technologies in Australia, including trust in institutions that provide information about new technologies.

Report

12 Nov 2017

This report shares useful insights for individuals, families and organisations about what can be done today to shape a positive future of work for all Australians.

Statistics

9 Nov 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).

Report

2 Nov 2017

This report examines the New Zealand corporate reporting space and provides additional insights specific to the NZ market.

Report

8 Nov 2017

It is common knowledge that the pace of technological change is always increasing. New Zealand's ability to adapt to new technology depends on whether regulations can keep pace.

Report

13 Nov 2017

The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.

Strategy

9 Nov 2017

Oranga Tamariki aims to put children’s and young people’s needs at the centre. Children and young people need different responses depending on their circumstances and characteristics.

Book

8 Nov 2017

Calls for a rethinking of equality and efficiency in tax and social policy and provides new policy solutions.

Commentary

13 Nov 2017

The dual citizenship story is far from over — and perhaps it was Barnaby Joyce who hit the nail on the head.

Commentary

12 Nov 2017

The Howard Government’s resolution of a crisis on Nauru in 2005 points the way forward for dealing with the people currently held on Manus Island, writes Michael Gordon.

Report

5 Nov 2017

Provides a roadmap to scholars seeking to understand shifting Thai policies and for policymakers seeking to maintain a strong footing for the U.S.-Thailand alliance during a time of strategic flux.

Discussion paper

13 Nov 2017

This issues paper includes a series of questions that the ACCC is considering as part of their investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Briefing paper

NZIER Insight 74/2017
1 Nov 2017

This paper discusses the alternatives to inflation-targeting in the post-GFC environment.

Report

9 Nov 2017

The Australian government will shortly publish a foreign policy white paper. This report summarises the main issues raised by individuals and organisations who participated in consultations for the white paper.

Guide

10 Nov 2017

In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the revised system.

Guide

10 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide gives a brief history of negotiations under the Climate Change Convention, followed by an overview of the Paris Agreement and Australia’s contribution to the Agreement.

Guide

9 Nov 2017

This guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws in each Australian state and territory for the purpose of comparison.

Report

13 Nov 2017

CEDA has assembled some of Australia’s leading thinkers on the global economy, global security and global governance to analyse the current state of play and assess how Australia is responding.

Briefing paper

NZIER Insight 76/2017
8 Nov 2017

This paper examines the new New Zealand government’s proposals for immigration.

Report

A survey exploring the effect of social media and digital technology on Australians’ wellbeing
13 Nov 2017

Digital Me, is the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Australian Psychological Society, to examine issues affecting the wellbeing of Australians.

Audio interview

13 Nov 2017

Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'

Report

11 Nov 2017

Attempting to keep and reunite children with even highly dysfunctional parents at almost all costs has swung the pendulum of child protection systems too far in favour of defending parental rights at the expense of protecting children’s rights and best interests.

Audio

10 Nov 2017

The longest running cohort study of aboriginal health will be continued thanks to $12 million dollar cash injection by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Journal article

15 Jun 2016

Both medical and psychological factors have an important impact upon the psychosocial functioning of young people with epilepsy. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that distinguish young people with epilepsy and high psychosocial functioning from those with lower levels. The participants were...

Other text

30 Sep 2014

This resource explores the strategies being used in the Australian biotech industry to bring innovative new products to the market in a timely, cost-efficient and safe manner.

Journal article

15 Aug 2017

This paper describes the development of a brief scale to measure anti-intellectualism, the degree to which one experiences either positive or negative affect while engaged in epistemic activities such as conceptual integration.

Commentary

10 Nov 2017

In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?

Working paper

7 Nov 2017

This paper examines the likely impacts of the US reforms on the US and on the rest of the world, placing the US changes in the context of the global trend toward lower corporate taxes.

Audio interview

10 Nov 2017

Australians appear to have moved little in their views on same sex marriage, despite two months of heated public discussion.

Report

9 Nov 2017

Under President Obama, the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam flourished. Despite some misgivings about the future direction of US policy in the region under President Trump, Hanoi is working hard to ensure that the relationship continues to expand.

Draft report

8 Nov 2017

The Attorney-General’s Department welcomes comments and feedback on Australia’s draft combined report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child...

Report

9 Nov 2017

This report covers work-related injury by providing information on two sets of hospitalised cases. The first is hospitalised cases funded by workers’ compensation. The second, which overlaps with the first, is hospitalised injury cases where the injury was reported as having occurred while the patient...

Report

9 Nov 2017

This report focuses on acute care services provided by hospitals for sports injuries treated in Australian hospitals in 2012–13.

Guide

7 Nov 2017

This Resource Kit provides a pathway for regions interested in developing their region’s renewable energy industry, while optimising economic development benefits - attracting local investment, jobs and business growth.

Technical report

10 Nov 2017

The ILETC project conducted workshops between November 2016 and May 2017 in each of the project’s geographic regions. The purpose was to establish existing teachers perspectives and insights on concepts central to this project.

Technical report

15 Sep 2017

The first phase of this project focused on collecting baseline data on the types of learning spaces, teaching practices and learning in Australian and New Zealand schools. This report outlines the survey of school leaders conducted in late 2016.

Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This review of literature about farmer health and agricultural medicine forms part of the research for the mid-term evaluation of the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Discussion paper

10 Nov 2017

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released this issues paper and an online survey, seeking stakeholder and community views on the creation of a Sentencing Guidelines Council in Victoria.

Report

9 Nov 2017

With current gas prices in Australia soaring, fracking has the potential to relieve the burden, but implementing it will be challenging due to strong opposition, a lack of popularity and state government bans on the process.

Website

How to implement sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme
9 Nov 2017

Follow a step by step guide to undertaking sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme and help to transform your building.

Policy report

3 Sep 2017

Digital Brisbane 2.0 sets out a strategy to amplify the affability of the city, and to simply make it easier - to work, grow, learn, contribute and ultimately, live - using technology as an enabler.

Discussion paper

1 Nov 2017

The NSW Government has prepared a discussion paper about whether the consumer protection frameworks in NSW are meeting the changing needs of energy customers and what type of regulatory reform may be needed.

Commentary

7 Nov 2017

The Panama Papers looked like the culmination of a new era for leakers — and then the Paradise Papers came along. But can we expect action to follow?

Report

9 Nov 2017

This report looks at the legislated model is the best available collection model to extend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to low value imported goods, and to consider any practical improvements to support its implementation.

Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This study is a comprehensive review of comparable national and international wayfinding practices, including reviews of fifty-four practices and plans and twenty-four comparable cases to City of Sydney.

Working paper

15 Sep 1996

Brisbane data showed that domestic property went roughly equally to the next generations of men and women, suggesting the presence of a bilateral system of descent.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 45
15 Feb 1995

Examines the coincidence between suburbanisation, mass consumption and mass production during the golden era of Fordism after the Second World War.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 49
15 Apr 1995

It is incontestable that the motor age changed the face of urban life forever. What is more problematic is its role as the prime instrument of this spatial and cultural shift. To what extent did the motor car in fact accelerate a long process of...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 50
15 Dec 1995

This paper examines the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 --commonly seen as marking a shift in policy and in political rhetoric, away from public housing provision towards private home-ownership.

Report

12 Oct 2017

This study examines the impact of matched crowdfunding as a new means of getting ideas and projects off the ground, through analysis of a £251,500 matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 53
15 Jul 1996

This paper highlights the economic and demographic constraints which were placed on the Commonwealth Government in its role as the planner and developer of Canberra during the first decade after the Second World War.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 46
15 Mar 1995

This paper critically examines the Australian Urban and Regional Development Review (AURDR) which was the climax of a series of Federal initiatives in urban affairs which started in 1991.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 56
15 Aug 1996

The paper considers how the Schwartz model of helping behaviour can be extended to encompass situations where individuals have the opportunity to cooperate with others, and contribute to the provision of public environmental goods.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 41
15 Feb 1994

This paper argues that the growth of long term residence in relocatable dwellings will help polarise Australia into housing rich and housing poor.

Report

15 Mar 2011

The inquiry into whether persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are being discriminated against on the basis of their race either directly or indirectly in the private housing rental market.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 51
15 Feb 1996

This work explores the rise and fall of proposals, which were current between 1945 and 1977, for an inner suburban radial freeway network in Sydney.

Report

9 Nov 2017

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This study of green-building certification systems found that achievement of specific indoor environmental quality rating did substantively increase occupant satisfaction.

Presentation

26 Oct 2017

These slides illustrate the impact of energy efficiency improvements on the energy system, health and well-being, participant benefits and the overall economy.

Report

26 Jul 2017

This project engaged directly with people who want to explore and talk about kindness in their work, their lives and their communities, and test whether we should, and indeed could, do anything to support and encourage kinder communities.

Report

8 Nov 2017

Understanding the true meaning of Australian history, and debunking the perennial claims routinely made about the role our supposedly perpetual history of ‘racism’ allegedly continues to play in Australian society, is increasingly in the national interest today.

Report

31 May 2017

This report introduces the World GBC's vision of a world in which we achieve the ambitions set out by the Paris Agreement; every building emits no carbon emissions as it operates; and major transformation starts today and accelerates tomorrow.

Draft report

6 Nov 2017

The MRA is inviting public comment on a new planning framework for an extended Subiaco Redevelopment Area, including the Princess Margaret Hospital site, Subiaco Oval, Kitchener Park and surrounding land.

Report

8 Nov 2017

Using tools and case studies, this whitepaper builds the case for why economic development practitioners should work with small-scale manufacturers, and the synergies created when these businesses locate in downtowns and mixed use centers.

Report

8 Nov 2017

This paper outlines the latest iteration of changes within Australian child protection systems, drawing on a survey completed by child protection departments across Australia on change and reform planned or underway since July 2010.

Commentary

6 Nov 2017

Malcolm Turnbull could have responded in any of three ways to New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees. Either of the two alternatives he rejected would have been more just and humane, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki.

Report

7 Nov 2017

The results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey show that Australians are embracing streaming services and are more willing to pay for online content.

Report

6 Nov 2017

This report combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the ACT over the last decade.

Report

4 Sep 2017

This report is intended to inform the work being undertaken by the Higher Education Standards Panel on the impact of professional accreditation on Australian higher education and opportunities that may exist to reduce regulatory burden for higher education providers.

Report

8 Nov 2017

This report, examining the experiences of Asian Australian academics, found that 63% believe they are not appropriately represented in university management.

Report

7 Nov 2017

This report argues that Australia needs to reform the way we collect and use information about patient safety, to reduce the risk of more scandals and tragedies in our hospitals.

Report

26 Oct 2017

​​​​The Spring 2017 edition of the NSW economic update presents a snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian States and Territories.

Report

7 Nov 2017

This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.

Report

27 Oct 2017

This report outlines the findings from the independent economic impact assessment of a potential onshore unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory.

Report

14 Jul 2017

This interim report details the activities undertaken by the inquiry panel to date and its preliminary analysis of some of the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the Northern Territory.

Report

2 Oct 2017

This document provides a digest of the interviews carried out as part of the SCONULLeadership Task and Finish Group work on the ‘view from above’. The interviewees were either vice-chancellors or senior members of the executive of a range of universities.

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

This ACCC draft report for the communications sector market study includes the draft findings, proposed recommendations and proposed actions, in relation to a number of communications services across the retail and wholesale supply chain.

Briefing paper

6 Nov 2017

This e-brief discusses the High Court’s decision in Brown v Tasmania and its implications for protest law in NSW.

Briefing paper

1 Nov 2017

Discusses two sets of industry guidelines published by the Chinese government for Chinese companies investing in overseas mining projects.

Report

15 Dec 2016

This report provides disability service providers and funders of capability building with insights into organisations’ preparedness for the NDIS, their perceptions of existing NDIS readiness offers and opportunities to supplement those offers.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This study found that individualised discussion regarding chaperone use for intimate physical examinations is warranted, especially with patients seeing their usual GP.

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.

Briefing paper

17 Oct 2017

Evidence shows that reducing poverty leads to better health, education and employment outcomes for children, even if they have equal access to health and education.

Report

UNHCR Statelessness Report 2017
3 Nov 2017

This report explains the circumstances that have led to millions of people around the world not being recognized as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups.

Report

30 Oct 2017

Presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for prisons in New South Wales.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the transition of the Remote Jobs and Communities Program to the Community Development Programme including whether the Community Development Programme was well designed and administered effectively and efficiently.

Report

26 Oct 2017

Much of New Zealand’s public wastewater and stormwater systems were not designed for the challenges climate change will bring, from sea level rises to the predicted changes in precipitation frequency and intensity.

Briefing paper

2 Nov 2017

The new Ardern Government favours early intervention over social investment. Does this mean prevention beats cure?

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

The objective of this study was to measure participation and adherence to liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in eligible patients in a community health centre, following support from the Integrated Hepatitis B Service.

Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

This Insight sets out the five big takeways from a recent visit to China.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

The aim of this article was to heighten awareness of the role of early identification and diagnosis of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in the primary care setting.

Report

5 Nov 2017

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.

Report

5 Nov 2017

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the...

Report

31 Oct 2017

This report looks at how Jakarta's policies have affected the independence movement in Papua, human rights investigations and local elections.

Journal article

25 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from different perspectives, but...

Report

6 Nov 2017

Argues that a Universal Basic Income would be unaffordable with the current taxation system and would involve enormous additional taxation.

Journal article

15 May 2016

Releasing government data that contain personal information may threaten privacy and related rights and interests. This article explores how these privacy interests can be respected, without unduly hampering benefits from disclosing public sector information.

Journal article

20 Nov 2014

This paper examines the potential utility of the deliberative democracy methodology within the public health research setting.

Journal article

1 Feb 2012

This research aimed to determine those factors important in determining the public’s intention to donate a biological sample to a publicly funded biobank, and allow that sample to be linked with medical records.

Journal article

15 Jul 2015

This article examines the moral acceptability of genetically modified organisms for food, the media’s role in shaping public opinion, and the role public trust in organisations has on attitudes toward genetically modified organisms.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.

Strategy

15 Jan 1998

The Planning Strategy presented State Government policy for development from 1998 to the early 2000s.

Strategy

15 Apr 1991

This review, completed in 1991, set out to suggest a vision for the future development of Adelaide,

Report

1 Jan 1962

This historic 1962 plan for Adelaide was supported by extensive research into population, land use, transport, infrastructure , industry, open space and services needed for future urban development.

Article

2 Nov 2017

Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy, writes Michael Duffy for The Conversation.

Policy report

1 Nov 2016

This Policy Statement sets out how to ensure regional research systems are sufficiently robust to enable valuable research to be conducted throughout Australia.

Audio

2 Nov 2017

Girls are taking up STEM subjects at a much lower rate than girls, partly due to gender bias in the community, and it could hurt their chances in the job market down the track

Report

30 Oct 2017

This report on why many girls do not pursue study and careers in STEM has recommended a range of initiatives and programs to encourage girls’ participation in these subjects at school to better equip them to pursue careers in what are the fastest growing occupations...

Report

31 Oct 2017

Northcote has been held by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since its inception in 1927. The seat is now being hotly contested by the ALP and the Victorian Greens, among a field of twelve candidates.

Report

1 Nov 2017

The climate challenge is an opportunity - one in which the private sector is ready to invest. Businesses are increasingly finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions at a profit in sectors like renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture (CSA), green buildings, and sustainable transport, while generating...

Commentary

3 Nov 2017

Instead of telling the Senate President, Stephen Parry, that he should be transparent, for the sake of the integrity of both the government and the parliament, senior Turnbull Government members allegedly encouraged him to 'wait and see.' This can only reinforce the Australian public’s deep...

Report

25 Apr 2017

This report focuses on the data related to IP in Australia, with discussion of the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry and a side report on University-Industry Collaboration.

Report

4 May 2017

Australians are more concerned about their online privacy than they were five years ago. And it seems that Australians continue to experience the privacy risks that may travel with new technology; with around one-in-four regretting social media activity and a similar percentage knowing a victim...

Working paper

31 Oct 2017

This study aims to provide a cross country comparison, drawing out the similarities and differences between corporate tax systems, on company tax rates, company tax collections, thin capitalisation rules and collective investment vehicles.

Report

15 Jun 2001

This book of case studies pays tribute to rural and regional women taking action in their communities and across the wider society.

Policy report

8 Mar 2016

This report was prepared for the Department of the Treasury, with clear recommendations for financial reform that would improve the operating environments for Fintech companies, in turn boosting the Australian economy.

Report

3 Nov 2017

Motor vehicles represent a significant asset for most Australian adults, as well as a vital enabler for economic and social interaction. Insurance is a sensible precaution to protect against unexpected loss or damage.

Report

30 Oct 2017

The investigation received numerous submissions from current and former public housing tenants, along with advocacy groups, detailing their experiences of the Department of Health and Human Services' maintenance claims practices.

Report

The value hidden in plain sight
7 Sep 2017

This project seeks to understand the value of emergency management volunteers and volunteering to the Victorian community.

Discussion paper

31 Oct 2017

A range of policy settings already exist across the landscape of fire. Victoria’s aim is to look at this holistically before, during and after fires to develop a future-looking strategy that encompasses fire across all environments.

Draft report

31 Oct 2017

This Strategy sets out to balance economic growth, use and conservation of NSW's marine estate by identifying evidence-based management priorities and setting policy directions for managing the marine estate as a single continuous system.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This study shows that although the main Open Access (OA) policies do not include monographs, conversations about OA and monographs are surfacing and are expected to be accelerating over the next few years.

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

Future Transport is the NSW Government’s 2017 update of the 2012 Long Term Transport Master Plan. It examines the impact of new technologies and sets out a plan for a more efficient and reliable transport system.

Report

3 Nov 2017

This bulletin presents previously unpublished national trends in the number and rate of children admitted to out-of-home care (OOHC) by age and Indigenous status, from 2011–12 to 2015–16.

Book

Interdisciplinary approaches
28 Oct 2017

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design.

Working paper

15 Feb 2015

The paper calls for a thorough revision of the patent laws aiming at balancing the high risk of innovation investment with a high return, and the formation of a functional patent market, channelling funds automatically into innovation activities

Working paper

15 Jun 2015

In the absence of a global agreement to reduce emissions, Australia has adopted a carbon taxunilaterally to curb its own emissions.

Working paper

15 Jul 2015

Energy production is vital to the Australian economy, but the carbon tax policy introduced in July 2012 triggered substantial fear in the energy sectors.

Report

2 Nov 2017

The acquisition of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to replace the Australian Navy's Armidale-class patrol boats under Project SEA 1180 has attracted little scrutiny or comment. It deserves more.

Working paper

15 Jan 2016

Using an environmentally extended MONASH model and a database containing detailed energy sectors, this paper evaluates the effects of an ETS in Australia.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This report is a data-led guide to the state of small business in the UK, examining local-authority level characteristics of SME growth, productivity and other factors.

Report

21 Jul 2017

This design issues report has been produced for the Referendum Council to identify the broad parameters of a First Nations Voice that may be enshrined in the Australian Constitution in a Referendum of the Australian people.

Report

27 Oct 2017

Quality is key in early childhood education in Australia, but many early learning services aren’t meeting the standards required to have an impact.

Audio interview

26 Oct 2017

Cape York leader, Noel Pearson, says Malcolm Turnbull has broken the hearts of Indigenous Australians by rejecting the Uluru Statement.

Presentation

12 Oct 2017

This project analyses the drivers and barriers for private investment in the Pacific, exploring the possibilities and benefits of private investment, as well as the challenges it presents.

Strategy

2 Nov 2017

This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) strategic plan outlines the vision, mission and seven strategic objectives that will direct company activities for the next three years.

Literature review

14 Mar 2017

This report provides a fresh understanding of the links between labour markets in Pacific counties and those in New Zealand and Australia.

Briefing paper

2 Nov 2017

Supercharged storms, more intense droughts, rising seas and other impacts of climate change all magnify existing vulnerabilities and the likelihood of displacement, disproportionately affecting low-income countries, women, children and Indigenous peoples.

Article

18 Oct 2017

Two prominent New Zealand academics have recently returned from discussing labour mobility policies and long term sustainable development plans in Tarawa, Kiribati.

Audio

1 Nov 2017

Australian research is set to come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

Report

30 Oct 2017

Students from regional and remote backgrounds face complex, multidimensional issues in accessing and participating in higher education.

Report

1 Nov 2017

This report uses the most current data to shed light on four specific forms of violence: violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence.

Report

6 Jul 2017

This report captures the current landscape of new university presses (NUPs) and academic-led presses (ALPs) emerging within the UK.

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?

Report

17 Oct 2017

This report outlines a systematic review of all 746 history undergraduate courses taught in 2017 at the 35 Australian universities which offer history as a program of study.

Working paper

11 Oct 2017

Research suggests that parental disadvantage may be more harmful to children’s later life outcomes if it is more strongly driven by circumstances rather than personal choice.

Guide

20 Oct 2017

This is the second edition of the Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA).

Report

1 Nov 2017

This report uses linked data to provide a more complete understanding of deaths among people with diagnosed diabetes. It highlights that death rates for people with diabetes are almost double those of other Australians and that people with diabetes are more likely to die prematurely....

Evaluation

6 Sep 2017

This report presents evaluation findings of an healing program run in the Murri School, Queensland.

Journal article

18 Oct 2017

This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.

Report

6 Oct 2017

This report from the Queensland government provides a progress update of the child and family support reform program.

Evaluation

1 Nov 2017

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website.