December 2017

Evaluation

15 Nov 2010

A Community Initiatives Scheme (CIS) was foreshadowed in the NZODA Cook Islands Country Strategy 2001-2006, which recommended a new flexible, responsive mechanism for supporting civil society be introduced and managed by the New Zealand High Commission in Rarotonga. Its purpose was to provide support to...

Evaluation

15 Sep 2009

The main purpose of this review of the current arrangements between the SWAp partners is to broadly assess the extent of success of the SWAp.

Evaluation

15 Sep 2010

The strategy, agreed with the Government of Vanuatu, sets out the areas of focus (education, governance, economic development and water) and the intended focus of spending.

Evaluation

15 Dec 2009

In response to the 2000 coup in Fiji and the ensuing violence, femLINKPACIFIC was formed with the aim of giving a voice to women affected by the crisis. Since 2007, the organisation has become more structured focusing on the development of women’s rights, peace and...

Evaluation

15 May 2010

In the wake of civil conflict, Papua New Guinea (PNG) was faced with significant poverty and injustice. To help address this, Oxfam New Zealand (ONZ) committed to work in partnership with Community Based Organisations (CBO), establishing the Oxfam Highlands Programme (OHP) in 2003. This programme...

Evaluation

15 May 2010

Following a review in 2008, the objectives were revised to expand the project, strengthen community commitment and capacity to manage the Mobile Playgroup Project (MPP), build the capability of community volunteers and put more focus on the management of the project.

Report

30 Apr 2010

This review was conducted on behalf of three donors - New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. Donors commissioned the review to assess the extent to which the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) has delivered on its mandate.

Evaluation

15 May 2010

Since its founding in 1973, Trade Aid Importers Ltd (TAI) has imported handcraft and commodities from partners in Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Pacific.

Evaluation

31 May 2010

Agriculture provides employment for the vast majority of people in the rural sector who make up approximately 80% of the total population.

With the relatively small resources at its disposal, FSA addresses the broader issues facing the position of agriculture in Vanuatu with vision...

Report

15 Jun 2009

This review was originally scheduled for November 2008, close to the end of a three year USD$2 million support through UNFPA to strengthen reproductive health in Papua New Guinea.

Report

15 Mar 2010

Primarily, the evaluation aimed to assess whether the TIT had improved teacher practice and competency, and to identify lessons learnt for future teacher training in Solomon Islands. By identifying discernible changes in teacher behaviour, before and after teachers undertook the course, the evaluation focused on...

Evaluation

15 May 2010

The Evaluation of the Vanuatu Correctional Services Project was commissioned by the three key partners involved in the Project: the Government of Vanuatu (VanGov), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Trade (MFAT) (NZAID Programme), and the Department of Corrections (NZ). The purpose of...

Report

15 Jun 2009

A partnership that was formed between the Small Grants Programme (SGP), a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), resulted in the signing of a cost-sharing agreement between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and...

Evaluation

15 Mar 2010

This is a report of an evaluation of the Arrangement from inception to August 2009. All activities associated with the implementation of the Arrangement were evaluated, including recommendations 4 - 21 and 28 - 38 of the Health Report prepared by the New Zealand Ministry...

Evaluation

18 Apr 2010

The Community Policing Pilot Programme (CPPP) has been operating since September 2008 as a local project within the United Nations Police (UNPOL) component of the UN Mission in Timor Leste (UNMIT). Initially planned for one year, at the time of review it had been running...

Report

15 May 2010

In September 2004, the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) released its Asia Strategy to provide a framework for New Zealand’s Official Development Assistance (NZ ODA) in Asia (2004 - 2015).

At that time NZAID was a newly established semi-autonomous body, with a...

Evaluation

15 Mar 2010

This review of ADAF-PSD was commissioned by NZAID and undertaken by a consultant. Ten ADAF-PSD projects were analysed for this review, consisting of 4 completed projects in Cambodia and Vietnam, and 6 on-going projects in Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, China, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Evaluation

15 Dec 2009

The purpose of reviewing the BCPP after two years of Phase Three implementation was to continuously improve the project and ensure its continuing relevance to the newly established Bougainville region and alignment with other law and justice developments on Bougainville. The Review was also intended...

Evaluation

15 Dec 2009

In response to the 1999-2003 political tensions and unrest in Honiara, the Honiara City Council (HCC) Institutional Capacity Building Project (the Project) was founded in 2006. The Project was designed to support the HCC in rebuilding its institutions, improving the HCC’s governance and basic service...

Report

15 Oct 2009

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is committed to achieving universal access to education up to year nine level by 2015. However, the Solomon Islands experienced a period of ethnic tension followed by civil conflict and a breakdown in governance in 2006. This unrest, in conjunction...

Evaluation

20 May 2010

NZAID contracted an external evaluation team with the combined purpose of assessing the results achieved under the ISP for learning and accountability, informing the MJCA and the Samoan LJS about outstanding institutional strengthening priority needs, including any gaps that have not previously been identified.

Report

15 Nov 2010

The Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) is a locally-based organisation that contributes to economic and social-well being in Kiribati through provision of training for occupations seeking work in the local marine sector.

In 2006 the New Zealand Aid Programme contracted the New Zealand Maritime...

Evaluation

30 Jun 2011

This evaluation of the partnership between the School of Education (SOE) at the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) and the University of Waikato was commissioned to examine the partnership from its inception in mid-2006 to its completion at the end of 2010, against...

Evaluation

15 Aug 2011

The 2004 Tsunami and the ensuing major earthquake in 2005 propelled the island of Nias very quickly and suddenly into domestic and international attention. In effect, it ended Nias’ isolation as the island was flooded with massive humanitarian response. The two disasters and the flooding...

Evaluation

15 Feb 2011

To provide Cook Islanders with access to specialist services not available the Cook Islands, since 1994, the New Zealand Government has funded and initially managed medical specialist visits to the Cook Islands. Between 2004 and 2008, these visits took place under the Medical Specialists Visits...

Report

15 Jun 2011

The Tonga Police Development Programme (TPDP) – a partnership between the Governments of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia – came about following riots in Nuku‟alofa in 2006. Two scoping missions were carried out in 2007. These missions outlined the scope of work that needed to...

Report

14 Aug 2011

The NZ Aid Programme has contributed to funding the Secretariat’s salary, travel and operational costs since 2004/5. The current contract expires on 31 December, 2011 and this Stocktake of MFAT’s funding to the Secretariat from 2004/5 to date is intended to feed into MFAT’s determination...

Evaluation

15 Jul 2011

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an assessment of the relevance, effectiveness, value for money, efficiency and sustainability of the programme.

Evaluation

15 Feb 2011

This report presents the findings of a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker pilot training programme. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the pilot had achieved the intended outcomes and, if it had (at least in part), identify if any...

Evaluation

The Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) aims to help develop basic health laboratory capacity in the Pacific region and smaller South-East Asian countries in a way that is appropriate, affordable and sustainable for the health care setting in which laboratory services will be used.

Evaluation

17 Dec 2010

This report documents the findings and recommendations of the review of three trade and development projects undertaken in the Greater Mekong sub-region.

The broad purpose of the review was to identify how the selected projects have contributed to increasing access to markets for local...

Evaluation

15 Aug 2010

Over 2003-2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) committed nearly $NZ 2.5 million to fund two projects aimed at improving the mental health status of young people.

Evaluation

29 Nov 2010

The Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF), founded in July 2002, is a not-for-profit regional organisation advocating for people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the Pacific Region.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)...

Report

20 Dec 2017

The primary purpose of financial statements is to provide relevant and reliable information to users about a reporting entity’s financial position. In the public sector, the users of financial statements include Ministers, the Parliament and the community. ‘The objectives of a financial statements audit in...

Briefing paper

21 Dec 2017

‘Blue carbon’ refers to the carbon storage potential of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass beds. While efforts to protect coastal ecosystems are very important for biodiversity conservation, local economies and climate adaptation and mitigation, the carbon impact of Australia’s initiative is...

Book

How clearer thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our lives
22 Dec 2011

Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments....

Report

21 Dec 2017

This inaugural unclassified report, produced by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, highlights the way serious financial crimes are impacting on the Australian community.

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This compendium examines the France–Australia relationship, bringing together experts from each country to explore our shared histories and plot a course for where we might take the relationship in the future.

Journal

15 Aug 2003

This issue examines the role of local government in regional development.

Journal

31 Jan 2004

This issue of Sustaining Regions reflects the diverse pathways and challenges confronting regions: from tourism to cluster development.

Journal

15 May 1993

This issue focuses on regional policy in Western Australia: ranging from the development of an innovatory industrial estate and promotion of the remote North-West, to small business promotion and local government reorganisation.

Research report

15 Apr 2016

The Executive and membership of AGLIN are encouraged to review the research findings presented in this report and to work together to consider the range of strategies which will build the capacity of and secure a strong and relevant future for the association, and by...

Report

21 Dec 2017

This report summaries the results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 52
15 Mar 1996

New forms of information and communication technology are linking the household to an increasingly complex public realm of formal and informal, spatial and non-spatial relationships.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 43
15 Nov 1994

This essay traces the history of Melbourne's alte nineteenth-century boom and bust—tracking the building cycle, explaining the city's slow recovery, and paying close attention to participants.

Report

21 Dec 2017

This feasibility study confirms that the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible.

Report

21 Dec 2017

This report focuses on information about public hospital elective surgery waiting lists. It presents information on overall activity, what elective surgery was provided and how long people waited for elective surgery.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report has been prepared to deepen insights and provide examples of the impact of globalisation, as well as technological and societal trends on the library field.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This issues paper, reviewing the the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 (Tas), covers the laws relating to people with disability, unable to make decisions about their personal and financial matters or medical treatment.

Other text

20 Dec 2017

In November 2017, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner wrote to all 39 Vice Chancellors to request information about what actions their university had taken in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Change the course report. This audit document outlines the responses.

Research report

30 Oct 2017

This study examines the views of senior executives and policy managers about the future of government library services.

Journal article

1 Jan 2005

Housing affordability among low-to moderate-income private tenants has been declining over the past 10 years in Australia.

Journal article

16 Sep 2015

A tax rule whereby losses on a rental property are deductible against personal taxable income (commonly known as ‘negative gearing’) is an almost uniquely Australian practice.

Journal article

31 Aug 2010

Many caravan parks have closed in recent years and this trend is continuing. There are various reasons for this but it is mainly due to the escalating value of land, particularly in urban and coastal areas making it more valuable for other forms of development...

Journal article

13 Mar 2015

Out of 37,000 enterprises operating within the Australian real estate industry, well over 50% of those are franchised outlets suggesting franchising popularity.

Article

12 Sep 2015

‘THE Uber of real estate’ could break the industry by saving you tens of thousands where agents pocketed an extra $68 million in commissions just last month.

Website

1 Jan 2016

Like many modern success stories, the First National Real Estate network traces its roots to humble beginnings.

Submission

9 Dec 2017

At the root of the tens of thousands of stories that lead people to the door of the Salvos every year is the need for a stable home. This simple goal is foundational for family and community life. This submission explores how to make it...

Journal article

1 Jun 2013

There is relatively little research into the housing experience of refugee immigrants to Australia as a category or into variations in their housing careers according to cultural backgrounds.

Journal article

3 May 2012

In this article, we examine the problem of how to support energy and water saving upgrades for sustainable home improvement in Australia's private rental sector.

Article

28 Aug 2014

Australia’s real estate industry is heavily steeped in bricks-and-mortar shop fronts and all the antique marketing techniques to match.

Report

19 Dec 2017

This report looks at the challenges faced by consumers, in terms of the affordability and out-of-pocket medical costs associated with private health insurance, including trends in the decline and downgrading of coverage.

Report

20 Dec 2017

This review of IBAC’s early years demonstrates that IBAC has been successful in exposing serious corruption in some of Victoria’s major state government agencies. There is no doubt that Victorians have been surprised and disappointed in the waste of public funds, along with the concerning,...

Briefing paper

1 Nov 2002

This document draws together key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value.

Report

3 Oct 2008

This inquiry investigated the links between liveability and the competitiveness of the State, and consider ways in which the Government can best enhance Victoria’s status as an attractive, vibrant and inclusive place to live, while ensuring that sustainability issues are taken into account.

Discussion paper

18 Dec 2017

This discussion paper is a sociological account of the history of successful urban Aboriginal community development by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people in the city of Newcastle.

Submission

A submission to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission's 'Inquiry into Enhancing Victoria's Liveability'
19 Mar 2008

The focus of this submission is on the quality of the built environment and its importance for enhancing liveability.

Report

Guidelines to help auditors take account of good design in public sector built environment projects
31 Dec 2005

This guide aims to provide auditors with an understanding of the value of good design in construction, and a firm basis for examining whether good design has been achieved in a particular project.

Report

31 Dec 2008

This report found that ‘green value’ impacts on property valuations through lower building operating costs, ease of sale and rent, tenant retention and improved overall occupancy rates.

Book

20 Dec 2017

This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This audit report considers whether Queensland's approach to strategic transport planning enables effective use of transport resources and a transport system that is sustainable over the long term.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This technical report summarises transport activity patterns across Melbourne, both now and in the future.

Journal article

13 Dec 2010

The private rental sectors (PRS) in Australia and the UK differ substantially in terms of size and composition, institutional settings, and historical role in their respective housing systems.

Research report

1 Sep 2017

The real deal: Rising house prices and low interest rates have supported industry growth

Journal article

16 Jan 2014

It is often taken for granted that governments intervene in the housing market to address social need and affordability concerns, but is this conceptualisation sufficient to capture the processes that inform housing policy-making?

Journal article

1 Feb 2007

Australia has a significant private rental market with over a quarter of households renting their home from a private landlord.

Journal article

23 Nov 2007

Real Estate Investment Trusts are being introduced throughout the world. This paper examines whether their introduction will promote private investment in rented housing.

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

The socio-economic circumstances and health of people with disabilities has been relatively ignored in public health research, policy and practice in Australia and internationally.

Research report

1 Mar 2005

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs, they also contribute to higher level outcomes, such as improved social and economic wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.

Conference paper

31 Dec 2009

Market structure and technological innovation theory think that there are close relationship between market structure and technological innovation.

Research report

1 Feb 2014

Residents in outer-metropolitan areas have lower average income, poorer health and educational outcomes, lower employment participation rates and higher levels of youth disengagement than residents in inner-city areas.

Journal article

1 Sep 2007

In this study, based mainly on 17 in-depth interviews, I explore the financial implications of being an older private renter in Sydney.

Journal article

2 Aug 2012

For older Australians being dependent on the private rental market is usually associated with serious financial hardship and insecurity.

Blog post

14 Jun 2015

DFA has just released the latest analysis of survey results which shows that nationally 35% of all First Time Buyers are going direct to the Investment sector.

Journal article

14 Jul 2010

The impact of housing inheritance on housing provision has been overlooked in previous work, which has concentrated on quantifying housing wealth and ascertaining whether or not it results in or contributes to social stratification.

Website

1 Dec 2017

Are real estate agents covered by the Privacy Act?

Journal article

9 Oct 2013

Mainly stimulated by concerns over inadequate housing supply, both the UK and Australia have recently seen renewed policy-maker interest in channelling ‘institutional investment’ into rental housebuilding.

Website

1 Jan 2016

Investors and Borrowers have used private mortgages as an investment and for funding in Western Australia for over 100 years.

Journal article

1 Jan 2004

Caravan parks in Australian capital cities have provided a source of housing at the lower end of the market for many years.

Journal article

1 Jan 2005

This study seeks to determine an appropriate form of yield analysis as a means of improving the supply of low cost rental housing within Australia.

Journal article

4 Sep 2006

Housing need in Australia has typically been measured using a normative measure of the percentage of income spent on housing costs.

Journal article

30 Nov 2006

This essay addresses the impacts of electronic tenancy databases upon social relations in the field of private rental tenancy in Australia.

Article

14 Mar 2016

A long-time Atlanta real estate agent, Janie Slater has been selling homes on and off since 1994.

Website

This visualisation provides interactive and synchronised maps and graphs, which allow online data analytics characterising bicycle trips in all Greater Capital Cities in Australia.

Article

7 Dec 2017

Beyond the benefits of dockless bike sharing for people’s mobility and health, these services are producing an ever more useful byproduct: journey data, which could be a powerful tool for city planners and policymakers

Journal article

3 Dec 2017

Crowdsourced data hold great potential in creating metrics which can support city planning.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report examines the relentless growth in the sheer volume of quantitative and qualitative data and analysis, coupled with advancements in data governance and stewardship, which are propelling improvements and innovations at many colleges and universities.

Research report

15 Dec 2017

This report, which was commissioned and funded by Arts Council England, looks at the position of literary fiction today.

Chapter

11 Jan 2017

This paper explores four modelling challenges and proposes future trends for agent-based modelling of urban systems to better support planning decisions.

Technical report

11 Dec 2017

Mixed use urban arterials account for a large proportion of high-severity crashes in Australia and New Zealand, particularly involving vulnerable road users. Austroads commissioned research to help identify solutions that might be applied on these arterial roads to improve safety through the provision of Safe...

Research report

13 Dec 2017

This study reviewed recent literature and data to synthesise the following Safe System intersection design principles: minimise conflict points, remove/simplify road user decisions, minimise impact angles, and minimise entry and impact speeds.

Briefing paper

19 Dec 2017

In Australia, the National Medicines Policy (NMP) provides a framework for the way we use medicines across our health services with an aim to deliver medicines and related services while achieving optimal health outcomes and value. The policy identifies key objectives to achieve its aim:...

Report

19 Dec 2017

This resource provides a statistical overview of five kinds of theft offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria between 2012–13 and 2016–17.

Report

Literature review

15 Dec 2017

This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours (PSBs) and sexually abusive behaviours (SABs) exhibited in Australian children and young people.

Report

19 Dec 2017

This report questions using averages to represent flows in the Barwon-Darling and challenges the NSW Water Minister’s claims about how much water is going into maintain river health.

Strategy

A blueprint for a post-2020 national health agreement
18 Dec 2017

To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, the AHHA recommends that Australia re-orientate the healthcare system over the next ten years by enabling outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare.

Video

18 Dec 2017

To produce evidence with ‘impact’, and know how to ‘make evidence count’, we need to understand the policy process and how evidence is produced and used in a complex system.

Video

18 Dec 2017

What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...

Video

18 Dec 2017

What aspects of the current system hamper the effective flow of knowledge and good governance, how can they be reformed and what advocacy is required?

Video

18 Dec 2017

Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics CEO, presents his views on the slow pace of change surrounding the greater adoption of the concept of evidence-based policy.

Research report

19 Dec 2017

This report examines the non-medical use of prescription or over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs for non-therapeutic purposes.

Journal article

1 Jan 2003

Each working day in South Australia, four families are forcibly evicted from their homes by bailiffs. The number of forced evictions doubled in the short period between 1997 and 2000.

Journal article

2 Apr 2000

Racist stereotypes place Aboriginal people at a disadvantage when seeking accommodation in Western Australia’s private rental market.

Report

Addressing discrimination and other barriers for low-income and disadvantaged households
1 Jun 2008

This position paper is intended to propose a number of measures to address the multiple and systemic barriers faced by low-income and disadvantaged households in the current private rental market in Victoria.

Blog post

17 Jun 2015

When will we see the Uber of real estate? Is there an industry disruption around the corner?

Report

1 Jul 2012

The Rental Report provides key statistics on the private rental market in Victoria. The major source for the statistics presented in the Rental Report is the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority which collects data on all rental bonds lodged under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC)....

Report

19 Mar 2015

Trends in rents The Melbourne Rent Index (MRI) increased by 1.0 per cent in the March quarter. In the twelve months to March 2015, the MRI increased by 2.1 per cent.

Journal article

3 Jun 2013

Mobility is often overlooked in debates about spatial disadvantage, which tend to focus on place. In this paper, the focus is on residential mobility and the ways in which it derives from, and contributes to, processes of social disadvantage.

Journal article

1 Mar 2001

Tax arbitrage opportunities in rental housing markets arise when high bracket taxpayers exploit the tax shelter and conversion features of the tax treatment of rental housing and as a consequence offer low bracket taxpayers rental housing at a cost lower than if they purchased the...

Journal article

15 May 2007

There is disturbing evidence of a contraction in the stock of low income private rental housing. In this paper we offer evidence indicating that federal government tax preferences, economies of scope and higher operating costs are part of the explanation for this contraction.

Journal article

1 Oct 2005

Many countries have undergone a broad retreat from the use of indirect (supply) subsidies to meet low-income housing-affordability problems, shifting to direct subsidies often linked to means-tested income-maintenance systems.

Journal article

1 Apr 2003

The tax treatment of housing can have important implications for the relative attractiveness of investment in housing.

Journal article

16 May 2013

This paper examines factors influencing Australian landlords’ decisions to retain their rental investments.

Research report

1 Jul 2005

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs they also aim to contribute to improved social and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Dataset

18 Dec 2017

Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.

Journal article

13 Aug 2004

The possible existence of investor clientele groups has received little attention in the real estate finance literature. In this paper we develop a clientele model, which in equilibrium produces a clustering of investors by tax characteristics.

Journal article

11 Oct 2006

There is evidence of a shortage of low-rent housing stock in Australia.

Journal article

6 May 2008

Despite the perception that Australia's private rental market serves principally as a short-term transitional housing tenure, 40 per cent of households in this sector have rented for longer than ten years.

Research report

1 Aug 2009

Between 2001 and 2006, Australia’s private rental sector grew by 11 per cent bringing the total number of private renter dwellings to 1.47 million.

Journal article

12 Apr 2007

An increased reliance on market forces has led to a reassessment of the role of the private rental market in a number of countries.

Journal article

22 Aug 2016

This article provides new evidence on the supply of private rental dwellings affordable for low income households in Australia in 1996 and 2001 and on shortages or surpluses of affordable dwellings in each period.

Article

16 Jul 2015

Australia’s crowdfunding scene recently took the spotlight with the news that CoAssets, a Singapore-based real estate crowdfunding platform, would publicly trade shares on NSX, an Australian stock exchange.

Article

26 Feb 2016

Estate Baron, an Australian real estate crowdfunding platform, now has no limit on the number of investors that can participate, which has allowed the company to bring the minimum investment down to $2,000.

Research report

The supply of, and demand for, affordable dwellings
15 May 2011

This report aims to provide relevant information to assist policy-makers in addressing accesss to affordable housing in the private rental market.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) shows this year's federal deficit has improved by $5.8 billion compared to forecasts in the May budget, but it is still going to hit more than $23 billion.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

Crime across most of New South Wales has remained stable or fallen over the last two years.

Book

15 Dec 2017

This volume situates ‘mobilities of return’—that is, the movement of people ‘back’ to places that are designated, however ambiguously or ambivalently, as ‘home’—as a starting point for understanding the broader context and experience of human mobility, community and identity in the Pacific region and beyond....

Guide

18 Dec 2017

This quick guide provides a list of key Australian sources, and some high level international resources, that assist in understanding the Australian energy market.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

The liability of internet intermediaries, particularly Internet Service Providers, for the unlawful online actions of third party users is a persistent theme and problem of cyberlaw. This article identifies and analyses the limits on the new statutory jurisdiction to grant no-fault injunctions.

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2017

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has released this consultation paper as part of its examination of the current operation of the relevant laws and processes in Victoria governing neighbourhood tree disputes.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article considers the case for a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in New Zealand and potential next steps for achieving this.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

This article argues that the Trump Administration adopted a far more positive approach towards Australia in the nine months since the Trump-Turnbull telephone call, partly due to the outpouring of congressional support for Australia in early February.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

This article argues that the adoption of neo-liberalist ideology and the assumptions of this ideology were the driving force behind the increased use of contractors by Australia’s Department of Defence.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The report is the result of interviews with more than 200 Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, providing an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes and experiences.

Briefing paper

14 Nov 2017

On 21 September 2017, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was introduced into the NSW Legislative Council. This paper compares it with a similar Bill in Victoria.

Report

13 Dec 2017

This audit examined the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s use of settlements to resolve taxpayer disputes.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The AEMC predicts national residential electricity prices will fall on average over the next two years from mid 2018, as more variable wind and solar generation comes online - offsetting this year’s price increase.

Guide

14 Dec 2017

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender.

Report

Recommendations for an accessible, equitable and responsive family law system which better prioritises safety of those affected by family violence
7 Dec 2017

This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitableand responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

Parliament House, which was officially opened in 1988, is the home of the Parliament of Australia. This paper presents a chronology of key events in Australia's Parliament House during 2016.

Policy report

30 Nov 2017

Reports on the current situation for tamariki Māori (New Zealand Māori children) with particular focus on social and economic conditions.

Policy report

14 Dec 2017

Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

An estimated 35 000 fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults smoked every day in 2014–15 compared with if daily smoking remained at 2004–05 prevalence. This substantial reduction will lead to thousands of lives saved.

Commentary

15 Dec 2017

Governments have yet to create a coherent strategy to help the almost three million Australians providing informal care, writes Lesley Russell.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia is undergoing profound social change instigated by King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed. This paper examines the factors that may have brought about the need for change and some of their possible consequences.

Draft report

11 Dec 2017

This draft strategy continues the long-standing national commitment to tackling risky alcohol use and related harm in the community, through a combination of law enforcement, prevention, early intervention and health care strategies.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report asserts that a national conversation around evidence-based care and eliminating unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures through better discussions between clinicians and consumers is certainly taking hold.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report recommends that the federal government consider whether having a principal contractor (rather than the specialist services themselves) providing first responder services represents value for money and best-practice.

Essay

15 Nov 1992

The paper outlines the systems used in Queensland, and suggests a possible approach to land-use planning for hazardous establishments that incorporates the ideas of total risk management.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This report recommends that the Australian government immediately replace the current CDP compliance and penalty regime with obligations that are no more onerous than those of other income support recipients.

Essay

15 Nov 1992

This paper presents a historical perspective on regional planning in south east Queensland.

Report

15 Dec 2017

The Royal Commission has presented the final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

The ACTU-Lend Lease Foundation is a unique example of a partnership between Australia's peak union body and a large corporation.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

This paper provides an overview of development policies and practices adopted by governments in Western Australia.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

This article published in 1993 discusses local council amalgamations under the Kennett liberal government.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

This article explores a range of practical study design considerations that need to be addressed if bottom-up input is to be effectively engaged in the regional development planning process.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

This article discusses funding arrangements for RDOs arguing that insecure funding has a deleterious effect on staff and governments.

Report

17 Dec 1993

In 1993, the (then) Industry Commission reported on impediments to regional adjustment of industry, and on ways of facilitating the efficient movement of people and businesses within and between regions.

Journal article

15 Oct 1993

This article offers brief comments on the key recommendations of the Industry Commission report of 1993 which focused on impediments to regional development in Australia.

Research report

15 Sep 2017

Presents the initial results of a survey of staff working in Ministerial offices in New Zealand.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the improvement of the safety of drinking water in New Zealand, lessons to be learned from the Havelock North outbreak, and changes which should be made to achieve those goals.

Audio presentation

14 Dec 2017

The overwhelming majority of Australians say they care deeply about our built heritage, but recent battles over heritage listed Melbourne properties reveal that the protection and preservation of our buildings is fraught.

Research report

15 Dec 2017

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States each have some combination of parliamentary/congressional, independent and judicial oversight of their intelligence agencies, in addition to accountability through the executive branch. However, there are differences in the nature and scope of each of...

Book

23 Nov 2017

The authors of the volume are a range of academics and past public servants from different jurisdictions, which allows previously hidden stories and processes of multi-level governance in Australia across different periods of government to be revealed and analysed for the first time.

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2017

This discussion paper provides an overview of how mine rehabilitation is currently regulated in NSW, and seeks public feedback on proposals to improve rehabilitation outcomes for state-significant mining developments.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report concludes that much expenditure in regional areas does little to facilitate adjustment and long term development - and that governments could coordinate better and evaluate their activities in Australia's regions.

Research report

13 Dec 2017

Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.

Research report

13 Dec 2017

Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?

Strategy

15 Jul 2008

The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century (2008) built on the original Canberra Plan (2004) and included new issues including climate change, water security, housing affordability and skills shortages.

Strategy

includes the Canberra spatial plan, Building our community: the Canberra social plan and The economic white paper for the Australian Capital Territory
14 Mar 2004

The Canberra Plan (2004) included an Economic White Paper, The Canberra Social Plan and The Canberra Spatial Plan.

Report

31 May 2012

The New Zealand Government has supported Save the Children’s East Sepik Women and Children’s Health Programme (ESWCHP) since 1997. From the outset, this programme focused on developing a community-supported network of Village Health Volunteers (VHV) to provide primary health care in remote village settings in...

Strategy

15 Jul 1984

This metropolitan plan for Canberra was developed in 1984, following a review of the 1970 'Y-plan'.

Evaluation

30 May 2012

This evaluation determined the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the Delegates Programme from 1 July 2008.

Journal article

19 Sep 2007

In recent years, there has been a radical reinterpretation of the role of ‘policy making’ and ‘service delivery’ in the public domain.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This report examines whether the level crossing removal project is cost-effective in terms of whether it has improved, or is expected to improve, the safety and efficiency of the state’s road and rail network.

Evaluation

1 Oct 2012

This independent evaluation was conducted to inform NZMFAT and LMNZ about the progress to date of the Bougainville Healthy Community Program; the lessons learned; and suggestions for future design of a next five-year phase and implications for rollout in PNG. The evaluation focused on village...

Evaluation

30 Nov 2012

Following the renewed emphasis in 2008 on sustainable economic development as a core driver in the NZ Aid Programme, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) began exploring options for strengthening its engagement in economic development in the Pacific Island Countries...

Evaluation

29 Mar 2012

This evaluation measures progress to date towards the achievement of the goals of the Cook Islands Education Master Plan 2008-2023, to inform future planning and decision making. The focus of the evaluation is on outcomes identified by the Ministry of Education, the Department of...

Evaluation

30 Aug 2013

The Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) is a 5-year Private Sector Development project that was initially funded by Irish Aid only and planned for 4 years. Since early June 2013, the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAid) started to additionally support the project which...

Evaluation

30 Mar 2013

This is a report on the mid-term evaluation of the Consolidating Cooperative and Agribusiness Recovery (COCAR) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Timor-Leste. The evaluation was conducted during the period December 2012 – February 2013, by a...

Report

15 Dec 2013

This report presents the findings of post installation reviews for three solar-hybrid power systems installed on the atolls of Tokelau.

This report was commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

Report

20 Apr 2013

In 2008-2009, AusAID jointly with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT) entered into a funding agreement with the Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman Office to support the Pacific Ombudsman Alliance (POA). AusAID and NZMFAT agreed to contribute a total of AUD1.86 million...

Evaluation

12 Feb 2013

This is an Independent Evaluation (IE) of the Bougainville Community Policing Project (BCPP)’s activities during 2009-2012. BCPP is managed and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and implemented by the New Zealand Police (NZ Pol).

The...

Evaluation

23 Sep 2013

This report evaluates the 2010-2013 NZAP funded Lafaek Community Media for Rural Economic Development project undertaken in selected sucos (villages) and aldeias (communities) in the districts of Bobonaro, Covalima, Ermera, and Likisa in Timor Leste. Implemented by CARE International Timor Leste, the project aimed...

Evaluation

15 May 2013

This evaluation focuses on the achievement of outputs and short-term results, and progress towards longer-term results of the Pacific Judicial Development Programme 2010- 2012. It did not consider impact as it is too soon to assess programme impacts. It will be used by MFAT...

Report

21 May 2013

Kiribati is a country facing numerous economic, social, demographic and environmental challenges. It is a country with limited natural resources. Infertile soils, severely restricted land and water resources coupled with limited economic prospects renders Kiribati a developing nation. Kiribati’s population are geographically spread across 32...

Report

8 Jan 2013

This report documents the findings and recommendations of the Joint Review of the Australia and New Zealand funded AUD$20.3 million Mama Graon – Vanuatu Land Program (MGP), commissioned by the Governments of Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand in late 2012. The MGP was designed...

Evaluation

15 Oct 2013

The Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ) is the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Timor-Leste. The PDHJ is an Independent NHRI, which has a mandate to cover human rights, good governance and maladministration. It is empowered to review complaints, conduct investigations and...

Evaluation

14 Feb 2013

This programme level strategic evaluation covers police work in the Pacific region funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and implemented by the New Zealand Police during the period 2005-2011. The evaluation’s purpose was to assess...

Report

9 Aug 2013

We were commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to undertake a strategic evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for Pacific fisheries. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide:

• A retrospective evaluation of the New...

Journal article

10 Dec 2017

This study examines the association between health enhancing and threatening, and social and physical aspects of the neighbourhood environment and general practitioner (GP) assessed morbidity, in order to find out whether the effects of environmental characteristics add up or modify each other.

Report

Version 2 - for public discussion
11 Dec 2017

The mission of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems is to ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are advanced...

Report

Emerging issues in the context of regional planning
14 Sep 2017

Focusing on the Australian capital region, this report argues that there is an opportunity now for regional planning that can integrate climate change adaptation, population growth, housing and infrastructure demand, services, and biodiversity conservation.

Report

13 Dec 2017

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to bring together its members and produce this publication to share how they are addressing climate change through the implementation of low carbon solutions in their direct operations.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a...

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2017

This report provides a summary overview of occupational skills information practices in selected countries and organisations, with the aim of highlighting the approaches adopted by each to the design, content, update and provision of skills information. In addition, it showcases good practice in ensuring such...

Report

12 Dec 2017

This inquiry examined the effectiveness of the lethal and non-lethal measures taken in Australia to protect the public from dangerous species of sharks.

Report

24 Nov 2017

The research stories profiled in this resource are drawn from across the broad scope of interdisciplinary research that takes place at the University of Melbourne. They provide a snapshot of the challenges and opportunities society faces, and illustrate the ways our research activities are tackling...

Report

6 Dec 2015

The National Ice Taskforce was established on 8 April 2015 to advise the Government on the impacts of ice in Australia and drive the development of a National Ice Action Strategy. The Taskforce presented its interim findings to the Council of Australian Governments on 23...

Other interactive resource

12 Dec 2017

A new platform mapping environmental conflicts developed by RMIT urban researchers helps to support just transitions from coal to clean energy without disadvantaging workers and communities.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program is a key initiative in establishing an objective evidence base on illicit drug use and the level of use of a number of legitimate substances.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This web report outlines the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2016–17.

Journal article

16 Feb 2017

While Perth’s climate has been getting drier, its citizens maintain a commitment to green lawns and a resistance to water restrictions. This article traces the historical origins of this desire for "lawnscapes".

Report

13 Dec 2017

This is the second interim report of an inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. It focuses on the operation of the east coast gas market, where there are continuing immediate and longer-term concerns.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This article provides general practitioners with a framework for considering major depressive disorder in a child and recommendations for treatment.

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2017

Australians lose more money gambling than anyone else in the world. The number, variety and distribution of gaming machines in Australia is therefore key to understanding our relationship with gambling.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This article describes how eczema manifests in school-aged children, focusing on when to suspect triggers and how to manage these from a general practice perspective, and when to refer the child on to specialist services.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This article describes the legal, ethical and professional considerations surrounding proffering a dermatological opinion in the case of suspected melanoma outside the clinical setting.

Report

13 Dec 2017

After a long-term downward trend, adoption numbers are rising, particularly for children who are already known to their adoptive parents, according to this report.

Report

13 Dec 2017

NAPLAN data provide parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with important information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.

Report

28 Jul 2015

This poll aimed to gauge the Australian community’s views on the benefits of good design for public buildings and public spaces.

Book

12 Dec 2017

The case studies in this book offer the first detailed surveys of efforts to teach responsible drinking practices to Aboriginal people by installing canteens in remote communities, and of the purchase of public hotels by Indigenous groups in attempts both to control sales of alcohol...

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines Australian high-growth firms (HGFs) and their relationship to innovation. HGFs are defined as firms that experience rapid growth over a three year period, measured in terms of turnover, employment and research and development expenditure.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This information report seeks to provide greater transparency on procurement activity in the Australian public sector.

Conference paper

Paper prepared for the 4th KRIVET International Conference on Apprenticeships in Seoul, Korea, 28th September 2017. Reproduced with permission.
13 Dec 2017

This paper explores some of the challenges and constraints within the Australian system of apprenticeships to adequately respond to industry 4.0. It also presents some of the current directions in government policy and explores opportunities within industries and the training system itself to create change....

Annual Report

4 Dec 2017

Reviews the activities of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, tasked with assessing the appropriateness or effectiveness of Australia's national security laws, for the reporting period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.

Journal article

16 Dec 2016

This paper considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices, identifying interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in administering the Low Emission Technologies for Fossil Fuels (LETFF) program.

Chapter

31 Jul 2013

This essay discusses how developers can make a more than satisfactory return from lifting their investment in urban design.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

Casts a critical but constructive eye over a defence procurement saga that cost the Australia hundreds of millions of dollars, but ultimately equipped the Navy with ships that have since served around the world.

Research report

27 Nov 2017

Examines extremism in the Philippines by looking at seven suspects arrested in connection with the September 2016 bombing in Davao, and assess their patterns of recruitment and radicalisation, training, financing and coordination with other parts of the pro-ISIS coalition, especially with the Maute brothers who...

Research report

13 Dec 2017

This paper examines the concept of e-diasporas, which refers to social media based manifestations of diaspora communities.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

Research report

What next for Papua New Guinea?
6 Dec 2017

This paper examines scenarios for Papua New Guinea's political future.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

Papua New Guinea's new government faces a rapidly changing external environment as it struggles to manage a significant domestic economic downturn and unprecedented pressures on the national budget.

Report

A report prepared for Infrastructure Australia
9 Dec 2017

Infrastructure Australia commissioned this report on the optimal settings required for economic, environmental and health regulation in the Australian urban water sector, and the opportunities for regulatory improvement.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This paper briefly reviews several key infrastructure sectors in Papua New Guinea - telecommunications, transport, energy, and urban water - to provide snapshots of their status, identify challenges, and where possible make relevant international comparisons.

Report

9 Dec 2017

Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This paper analyses Papua New Guinea's economy by considering macroeconomic stability as well as fiscal policy and debt.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This paper examines some of the key trends in Papua New Guinea's security environment with a view to considering how they are likely to affect the country's political and economic stability.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This paper charts social trends in Papua New Guinea and the impact they will have on political stability, policymaking and development.

Policy report

12 Dec 2017

Looking at over a decade of education expenditure, it is clear that governments are not approaching education investment in a coherent and thoughtful way. We see ad hoc, piecemeal spending across the system.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This analysis attempts to address how key trends in Papua New Guinea's politics will impact upon both the bureaucracy and regulatory environment.

Article

4 Dec 2017

Trips to and from public transit are called "last mile" trips, and are arguably one of the most important for pedestrians and the smooth functioning of public transit systems.

Article

2 Apr 2015

To support making walking both accessible and safe, sidewalks / footpaths should be constructed with these eight complementary and interconnected principles in mind.

Strategy

13 Jan 2017

This document provides an action plan that responds to the trends affecting the current and future performance of the U.S.'s transportation system.

Evaluation

29 Apr 2014

This evaluation examines if and how the ELTO and ELTSO programmes (2009-2013) can be enhanced to increase their strategic results to New Zealand, and to participating countries. This included determining what strategic value the programmes have had, and are likely to have, what changes have...

Report

30 Jun 2014

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific Programme (CLGF Pacific) is a regional programme supporting decentralisation and advocating for local government in Commonwealth countries. The second phase of the CLGF Pacific programme has been funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme since 2011. The CGLF Pacific...

Evaluation

25 Mar 2014

In late 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Sapere Research Group (Sapere) to conduct an evaluation of the ILP. The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of support and determine whether a further phase of New Zealand Aid...

Report

5 May 2014

The Government of Lao PDR is committed to using tourism to promote sustainable economic development. It’s approach is to encourage independent travellers to pioneer new patterns, then to assist local communities to participate in enterprise around these patterns.

New Zealand has been...

Report

10 Feb 2014

This evaluation was commissioned by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who were also the lead donor on this activity.

This review was undertaken in the final year of the Pacific Institutional and Network Strengthening Programme (PINSP). The review found the programme’s...

Report

7 Mar 2014

The Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) programme is a partnership between New Zealand and Solomon Islands. It is implemented by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)....

Evaluation

10 Mar 2014

This independent evaluation of the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) has been undertaken to inform future decisions in support of TBEC. It assesses how effectively TBEC has delivered its services and what difference this has made, and makes suggestions and recommendations on improvements to enhance...

Fact sheet

15 Jun 2014

The fisheries sector is a key driver of growth in the Pacific. The New Zealand Aid Programme works with Pacific Island countries to increase returns through the sustainable management of fisheries resources. An independent evaluation found that New Zealand support for regional agencies has produced...

Report

3 Nov 2014

The report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of New Zealand’s support for the Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) from 2010 to 2014. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide information to assist MFAT to review its engagement with the MTC, and...

Report

10 Nov 2014

This is a Joint Evaluation of the Timor-Leste Community Policing Programme (TLCPP) and the Hametin Koperasaun Hamutuk Polisia ho Komunidade (HAKOHAK) Project for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Both programmes are four-year programmes; TLCPP focuses on strategy, training and operations...

Report

15 Dec 2014

This report presents the results of a retrospective evaluation of the MFAT/IN NZ funded Protection of Children from Commercial Sexual Exploitation project in Accra in Ghana.

The purpose of the report is to independently assess how well the project was implemented using...

Report

15 Mar 2014

This paper provides a synthesis of our evaluation of tax revenue reform in the Pacific. It gathers, in summary form, the key outcomes of the evaluation, from the following papers:

• Evaluation of tax reform in the Pacific, dated 31 March 2014 (“the evaluation”)....

Strategy

19 May 2015

Preventing the risk of asbestos exposure is important to all Australians. While the states and territories have taken steps to minimise exposure, predominantly in the workplace, this is the first time a national approach to asbestos eradication, handling and awareness is being pursued. The...

Report

27 Nov 2017

This report shows that the transparent and coordinated approach taken by all governments has had a positive impact, as they work towards the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Australia.

Statistics

Report

4 Dec 2017

The Australian Public Libraries Statistical Report is an annual NSLA project that identifies and measures the usage and activities of Australia's public library services and the services they offer.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

Briefing paper

12 Dec 2017

Recent polling suggests that there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC.

Draft report

5 Dec 2017

This draft plan outlines proposed investments in road and rail infrastructure and new technologies to meet manage increasing movement of goods.

Research report

12 Dec 2017

This research found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy, in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.

Strategy

28 Nov 2017

In the short term, this infrastructure plan will help industry with its own planning and workforce management and inform decision-making across all levels of government.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.

Strategy

30 Nov 2017

This report outlines why the Western Australian Auditor-General feels there is still time for Tourism WA to achieve its goal of doubling tourism spend - although it will be challenging.

Policy

7 Dec 2017

South Australian Liberal Steven Marshall MP has announced a policy of state funding for Regional Development Australia boards if elected in March 2018.

Discussion paper

12 Dec 2017

This paper draws on a detailed survey of Australian attitudes to democracy and government. It is also informed by input from about thirty eminent Australians from diverse backgrounds, who gathered in Melbourne last month for a special roundtable on democracy.

Essay

10 Dec 2017

This resource argues that there is evidence of growing complacency and reform fatigue, including backsliding on fiscal policy in Australia.

Report

15 Dec 2015

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an independent evaluation of its country programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau. The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its...

Report

15 Nov 2015

The New Zealand Aid Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has identified infrastructure investments as one of the enablers of growth. Renewable energy is one of the key underpinnings of its growth strategy for infrastructure. One of the 12 Investment Priorities of...

Evaluation

15 Dec 2015

The purpose of the process evaluation of its 2011-2015 renewable energy infrastructure investments is to independently inform the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of improvements and learnings that can be made to the planning and management of such Activities. This includes...

Report

15 Nov 2015

Selected infrastructure investments completed between 2004-2013 by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were evaluated. The purpose of the evaluation is to independently inform MFAT of improvements that can be made within current infrastructure investments in the Pacific and lessons learned...

Report

11 Dec 2017

This report tracks Tasmania’s progress towards the attainment of improved results in jobs, construction, exports, new businesses, housing, health status and educational achievement.

Presentation

8 Dec 2017

Cooling Western Sydney is a Sydney Water study on the role of water and other technologies in mitigating urban heat in western Sydney.

Report

21 Nov 2017

In this paper we provide an overview of recent research on the factors that drive the performance of registered training organisations (RTOs), with a view to identifying areas for future research.

Discussion paper

11 Dec 2017

This paper examines what quality in VET might mean from the perspectives of five key stakeholder groups - learners, employers/industry, providers, government and regulators.

Commentary

8 Dec 2017

Australia's new copyright legislation is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough to create an environment that fosters Australian innovation, argues Kylie Pappalardo.

Research report

9 Dec 2017

This audit recommends that Australia’s universities abolish speech codes that limit free speech; introduce policies that protect intellectual freedom, as mandated by legislation; and commit to the University of Chicago’s sector-leading statement on free expression.

Research report

11 Dec 2017

This report reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among the Australian states.

Report

Service priority review: final report to the West Australian government
5 Dec 2017

This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report makes twenty recommendations which aim to strengthen the effectiveness of the NDIS to ensure that children can be appropriately supported to reach their full potential.

Report

5 Dec 2017

Using AusPlay data collected from July 2016 to June 2017, this publication delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the difference between male and female patterns of behaviour.

Evaluation

11 Dec 2017

This report outlines stakeholders’ views on how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.

Report

8 Dec 2017

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The maternal mortality rate in Australia in 2012–2014 was 6.8 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world.

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industry, but new research shows there has been no improvement in work-related fatality rates in the sector in NSW for at least 15 years.

Chapter

5 Nov 2017

This chapter shows how and why Australian firearm legislation altered very little for 65 years, but changed dramatically in 12 days. It explains the ‘perfect storm’ of horror, outrage, law and leadership which forced policy reversal, and details the lightning legislative adjustments now held up...

Report

7 Dec 2017

The purpose of these reports is to provide additional detail on the impacts of economic scenarios on the medium-term budget position, including the effects on major revenue and expenditure areas of the budget.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. The digest sets out the measurement challenges around the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.

Briefing paper

1 Dec 2017

With appeal to both domestic and international markets, the ACT has seen strong growth in overnight visitor numbers from both markets over the past few years - exceeding national growth rates.

Journal article

7 Dec 1994

Rural development, regional development, balanced development, decentralisation, regional adjustment - under one label or another for over a hundred years these regional policy issues have been in and out of the parking lot from which the issues to construct and reconstruct the political agenda in...

Guide

Transforming public spaces to promote physical activity — a key contributor to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe (2017)
14 Nov 2017

As cities continue to expand in population, there is a growing need to develop ways of supporting physical activity in dense urban settings.

Survey

Report

1 Oct 2017

This report outlines the responses of local government employees following research into their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.

Journal article

7 Dec 1994

This paper briefly reviews of the forces of change in the New Economy that rural development organisations need to understand and summarises a number of economic development "pitfalls," that many rural American development organisations have experienced.

Report

An investigation into allegations of serious corruption involving Victorian vocational education and training, and public transport sectors.
8 Dec 2017

This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.

Journal article

7 Dec 1994

This paper focuses on the structures involved in regional development, and some interactions between them. It examines in order regional development organisations, or RDOs, and their management, then government and its role in regional economic development and RDO structures.

Journal article

7 Dec 1994

This paper will concentrate on the Mariculture developments around Jurien, making particular reference to the process used to develop a sustainable industry.

Report

6 Dec 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the arrangements established by the Department of Education and Training to monitor the impact of Australian government school funding.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report calls on the Victorian government to bring the degrading practice of routine strip searches in women’s prisons to an end, arguing that there are modern and less intrusive alternatives available that can be implemented without compromisingprison safety.

Guide

7 Dec 2017

This guide, developed by practitioners from cities across North America, sets an 'all ages and abilities' criteria for selecting and implementing bike facilities.

Discussion paper

4 Dec 2017

This paper identifies a set of reform proposals that the NSW government is considering, designed to strengthen protections for consumers buying property off-the-plan.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report outlines deep concerns with planning and governance for the proposed West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and, by extension, with the wider context for transport planning in Victoria.

Journal article

16 Jan 2014

This paper draws on findings of a study on security of occupancy to discuss the ability of private renters to exercise control over their dwellings in Australia.

Journal article

15 May 1994

In 1992, Albury Wodonga Development Corporation instigated an innovative research programme - an input- output study - to accurately identify the structure and linkages of the regional economy; and a business opportunities programme - to identify import replacement and new industry activities.

Journal article

15 May 1994

Discusses the emergence of Rural Development Organisations (RDOs) in small rural communities around Australia.

Journal article

15 May 1994

This paper describes forecasts generated by the MONASH model of the Australian economy.

Journal article

15 May 1994

This paper describes forecasts generated by the MONASH model of the Australian economy.

Journal article

15 May 1994

This article, published in 1994, explains some of the management and policy approaches adopted in NSW to improve the quality of water supplies and protect the environment.

Journal article

16 May 1994

This editorial (published in 1994) reviewed some of the provisions of the Keating government White Paper 'Working Nation'.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

Neoclassical economics is an imposing theoretical edifice. But at another level it provides detailed operational guidance for public policy. At this operational level it is a technocratic tool that gives the appearance of scientific precision and evidence-based policy to underpin the day-to-day work that public...

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

How can you moderate dietary fat intake to protect against cardiovascular disease? This review examined the evidence for the association between dietary fat consumption and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Commentary

6 Dec 2017

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.

Commentary

7 Dec 2017

Proposed criminal offences, with regard to foreign interference in Australian politics and national security, will significantly expand the scope of existing laws against espionage and treason. This will make it easier to prosecute spies and other foreign nationals who seek undue influence over Australian business...

Briefing paper

7 Dec 2017

Empowering people to self-manage their pain on a daily basis is key to managing chronic pain, reducing pain-related disability and facilitating return-to-work.

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

This study looks at the impact awareness about links between obesity and cancer have on public support for food policy initiatives, like better labeling or taxes on unhealthy foods.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected as part of PIRLS 2016. Where appropriate, this report makes comparisons with the results of other countries and with the international average, to better understand Australian achievement in reading literacy and its context.

Report

5 Dec 2017

The Third Offset strategy is perceived as a solution to matching the US defence budget with US strategic ambitions — to find means of sustaining its military-technological advantage in this new era of great power competition. For Australia, the Third Offset’s success or failure will...

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report shows that: health-adjusted life expectancy increased comparably to life expectancy; and that people in remote and very remote areas and people in the lowest socioeconomic group expected both shorter lives and fewer years in full health compared with their counterparts in major cities...

Report

6 Dec 2017

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) helps senior leaders in the New Zealand State Services lead performance improvement in their agencies and across the system. This is the full report of the review of the Ministry of Health.

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

This article explores the application of evidence based risk communication to community messaging about naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).

Audio program

7 Dec 2017

The Senate majority report on the cashless welfare card is "disappointing" as it does not reflect submissions, says researcher Elise Klein.

Working paper

4 Dec 2017

This paper focuses on the Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. The card aims to restrict cash and purchases to curb alcohol consumption, illegal drug use and gambling.

Report

4 Dec 2017

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the changing size and spatial distribution of the Indigenous population of Australia, comparing the results of the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

Survey

7 Dec 2017

Now in its 16th year, the results from this survey build on knowledge gained from past reports, while also providing a snapshot of how young people feel currently about their own lives and broader national issues.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.

Policy report

Fisheries project
4 Dec 2017

This report addresses the issue of depletion of recreational fishing stocks in New Zealand.

Commentary

5 Dec 2017

The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.

Conference proceedings

Official volume of proceedings
24 Oct 1917

The first Australian Town Planning Conference and Exhibition took place in Adelaide, remarkably, during war time. It marked a growing interest in town planning and questions around the growth of cities in Australia.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This case study publication details the successful practices used by universities to reach prospective university students from the target equity groups (pre-access or outreach), help them get into university (access) and provide support once they commence study (participation), and approach completion (attainment).

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report builds on the research of previous years and represents the most comprehensive record to date of the Australian charity sector.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report presents information on admitted patient hospitalisations that were completely or partially funded by private health insurance in Australia’s public and private hospitals over the past ten years.

Fact sheet

1 Dec 2017

The heavy downpours across south-east Australia are yet another reminder of how extreme weather events place lives, property and critical infrastructure at risk. This briefing paper describes the influence of climate change on extreme rainfall.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report found that short-term fuel issues and longer-term market challenges have combined to cause sustained high prices for wholesale electricity in New South Wales.

Research report

15 Jun 2008

This report outlines barriers experienced by vulnerable people in finding affordable accommodation. The authors make recommendations that could make it easier for people to find lower-end rental accommodation within Victoria.

Research report

4 Dec 2017

The primary purpose of this report is to summarise some of the opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of autonomous vehicle technology. While the report was produced in a New Zealand context, the findings are lessons for all cities.

Strategy

4 Dec 2017

As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.

Strategy

6 Dec 2017

Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.

Guide

30 Nov 2017

This draft 'Green Infrastructure' strategy has been prepared to guide the planning, design and delivery of Green Infrastructure in urban areas across New South Wales.

Research report

5 Dec 2017

Indonesia has been ignoring its leadership role in ASEAN, even though that organisation has the potential to be a valuable tool for extending Indonesian influence.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report sets out initiatives that seek to position the Gold Coast to retain its competitive advantage.

Blog post

5 Dec 2017

The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...

Research report

7 Oct 2016

This report has uncovered serious health and wellbeing concerns for those who work in the Australian entertainment and creative industries. Mental health problems, drug and alcohol use, and suicidality are prominent. Indicators of anxiety and depression symptomology are well over the general population norms; suicide...

Report

10 May 2017

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in August 2014 to investigate the adequacy of the child protection system in South Australia.

Audio interview

5 Dec 2017

Former politicians and political advisers who become lobbyists for the corporate sector should be subject to strict "cooling off" periods, warns the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Report

5 Dec 2017

Transparent and accountable mining can contribute to sustainable development. Thisbegins with corruption-free approvals – the very first link in the mining value chainwhen decisions are made about whether, where, and under what circumstances topermit mining, including who is awarded licences or contracts.

Report

8 Sep 2017

Information sharing has been at the heart of the Troubled Families programme from the start, providing the intelligence local programmes need to identify families, understand their needs and demonstrate their progress. Local authorities depend on local public services providing access to their data and intelligence...

Report

23 Jun 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Engagement Programme launch event was held at Five Ways House, Birmingham on the 27th March 2017. Delivered by the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing (the Centre), the event marked the launch of a period of intensive...

Report

29 Jun 2017

The aim of this project is to reduce reliance on emergency services, by educating and supporting the local community through its programme of healthy, safe and secure visits and organised events.

Journal article

15 Aug 2004

This article summarises a select review undertaken by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE 2003) of previous government intervention approaches and experiences in pursuit of regional development.

Journal article

15 Aug 2002

This research outlines a typology for sustainable locaI enterprise development, which identifies the key roles of both individual innovators and local institutions.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report examines the conduct of the Federal Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield, and whether he conformed to the Principles of the Ministerial Code of Conduct, in relation to his knowledge of former Senator, Stephen Parry's dual-citizenship status.

Journal article

15 Aug 2002

This article examines a number of regional issues using information from a range of fields of research and using broad timeframes.

Journal article

15 Mar 2002

The Progress Rural WA programs aimed to widen community leadership and were designed to encourage participants to be transformational leaders; to empower those around them and support them in the process of change.

Report

Investigating the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement
4 Dec 2017

This resource outlines the results of a major survey into the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement.

Journal article

15 Mar 2001

Regional diversity is a hot topic in Australia’s policy agenda. There is growing evidence that the economic and social circumstances of Australians vary significantly by region. As a result of this disparity, policies may increasingly need to target particular regions.

Income inequality in Australia...

Journal article

15 Mar 2001

The research asked the question: what are the factors that contribute to an innovative culture in local government organisations?

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research reveals that almost half of Victoria Police employees who responded to a survey say they fear that reporting internal corruption will result in personal repercussions, with 18% fearing losing their job if they report police corruption.

Research report

5 Dec 2017

This research looks at why young, early school leavers are not considering VET as a means of gaining skills, and why, if they do start a VET course, some disengage and drop out.

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2017

The ACCC has released this discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the migration plan to facilitate the rollout of 'fibre to the curb' for the NBN, together with some other proposed variations to the plan.

Report

4 Dec 2017

Most of the findings in this report are based on the 2017 Annual Market Survey, which saw 516 disability service providers share their experiences. The survey focuses on the 2016-17 financial year, and highlights the key concerns of the sector, as well as what’s needed...

Research report

15 Jun 2017

CSIRO developed the Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) to provide a comprehensive view of transport logistics costs and benefits due to infrastructure investments and policy changes in agriculture supply chains in Australia.

Conference paper

3 Dec 2017

This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.

Report

16 Nov 2017

This study sought to identify what is currently known about the occurrence of restrictions in Australian licensed online wagering operators and the impact of these on consumers’ behaviour.

Policy report

13 Aug 2015

This policy document commits the South Australian government to explore and trial ways that build on the start already made in democratic reform.

A key initiative will be four 'deliberative democracy projects' where non-government organisations or business will work with the government and the...

Working paper

1 Dec 2017

The complex system of occupation and industry-specific minimum wages has the potential to close the gender wage gap by ensuring equal minimum pay for equal jobs, but it also has the potential to widen it by discriminating against jobs more commonly held by women.

Commentary

4 Dec 2017

A shift to a property tax will make the housing market fairer and more efficient, and researchers have come up with a practical way to do it, writes Peter Mares.

Guide

1 Dec 2017

This guide seeks to encourage policy makers, planners, designers, and operators to think beyond compliance and the physical and governance boundaries of services and infrastructure, and focus instead on people's accessibility needs across the whole of their public transport journey.

Other text

1 Dec 2017

This document presents the Draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Research report

4 Dec 2017

Long-term unemployment remains a threat for young Australians, but blaming them for this situation is not supported by the facts.

Report

3 Dec 2017

This web report uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to examine access to a range of health services by people with disability aged under 65 who lived in the community.

Report

3 Dec 2017

Is competitive pressure in Australia weak? How costly to Australia is market power? This report assesses the evidence and proposes policies to increase competitive pressure.

Strategy

14 Feb 2017

The Victorian Government's Social Enterprise Strategy, the first-of-its-kind in Australia, has been developed to improve and expand on existing support for the sector and to position Victoria to lead the country in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth through social enterprise.

Social enterprises...

Report

1 Dec 2017

This investigation has found combustible cladding is widely used on buildings throughout Victoria. This report sets out interim recommendations to ensure Victorians are safe in their homes, their property is protected and buildings comply with the law.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This study, examining the progress made against the landmark Baume Report’s recommendations, has found that despite substantive progress on drink driving, governments have failed over the last four decades to make any significant headway in implementing effective alcohol policy to tackle the price, promotion and...

Guide

1 Dec 2017

This guide enables you to form or join a 'Livewell Group' with friends, neighbours, work colleagues or others you know, and help each other to reduce your carbon emissions.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This Report examines whether prices are in fact high; considers the impact these prices have on regional communities; explores causal factors driving high prices; and suggests steps that Industry and Government might take to address community concerns and reduce airfares.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report makes recommendations aimed at maximising the competitiveness of the Australian steel industry and levelling the playing field so that Australian steel has the best opportunity to compete fairly in an increasingly globalised market.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report identifies the obstacles in the path of national progress and recommends policy solutions that will drive prosperity.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This research argues that there is definite potential for Indigenous-owned businessto act as a major stimulant for economic development.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

In 2014 the New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry on regulatory institutions and practices concluded that ‘The performance of New Zealand’s regulatory system is in need of improvement – in particular around developing and maintaining the capability needed to effectively implement regulation and the need to...

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report examines Indigenous mortality and life expectancy during the period 2001 to 2015, based on evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report examines the education, training and communications initiatives undertaken by the three agencies the committee oversees: the newly created Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.