January 2018

Research report

Report by Senior Constable Ben Bjarnesen - 2016 Churchill Fellow
11 Jan 2018

Internationally, police services, as well as support agencies, deploy a variety of techniques and strategies to address domestic violence in LGBTI communities. Each of these services has their particular strengths and challenges, as explored throughout this report.

Research report

30 Jan 2018

Freedom of speech is fundamental to a free society. Political communication is obviously an important mode of speech and accordingly, the laws and regulations that seek to restrict it are inherently concerning.

Report

13th Edition
17 Jan 2018

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty,...

Commentary

3 Apr 2017

A recent vicious attack on a 17-year-old asylum seeker in Croydon has drawn widespread condemnation and is being investigated as a hate crime. It follows a spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote in June 2016 which brought the issue of ethnic and racial...

Report

A Marsden Jacob final report prepared for Snowy Hydro Limited
31 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings of an independent study by Marsden Jacob Associates of the changing nature of wholesale energy supply in the National Electricity Market (NEM) associated with the increasing penetration of intermittent generation, and the market benefits that would be provided by the...

Commentary

28 Feb 2017

According to Donald Trump, Sweden is “having problems like they never thought possible” because of mass migration. But there is no evidence to support the American president’s claim. The crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate, and the Swedish state has actually imposed...

Report

Report for the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, Port Moresby, September 2015
15 Sep 2015

Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change on earth. The Australian and New Zealand governments need to fully recognise the dangers facing Pacific Island countries and territories, and work hand-in-hand as a united Pacific towards solutions....

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

While the open access (OA) movement is growing throughout academia and has gained traction in some disciplines, there is still skepticism on the part of researchers who question the quality of OA publishing and may associate OA journals with “predatory” journals.

Report

31 Jan 2018

This report sets out the status of precision medicine, where it is likely to go over the next five to ten years, opportunities on which to capitalise, challenges for which to prepare and the considerable potential of precision medicine to enhance medical practice and transform...

Transcript

31 Jan 2018

The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that is driving better interventions in health, education, and human services. Nick Perini from SVA Consulting talks to Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI), to find out why....

Blog post

20 Dec 2017

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and rapidly rising levels of inequality. While each by itself has serious consequences for achieving development goals, their convergence has become a subject of heightened attention.

The convening of...

Other text

30 Jan 2018

Privacy and security are both areas of major importance to civil society, so we must ask when does national security surveillance go too far and erode our civil liberties?

Audio interview

30 Jan 2018

The chairman of Innovation and Science Australia, Bill Ferris, says Australia should set itself a task to become the healthiest country on the planet.

In doing so, he says it will also become one of the most innovative nations.

The recommendation comes in...

Chapter

8 Dec 2017

Part of the terms of reference for this inquiry asked the Committee to: give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions...

Commentary

20 Mar 2012

The vulnerability of Pacific Island countries to climate change has been the subject of significant media coverage, including Kiribati’s recent request that its people be moved to Fiji to avoid rising seas.

However, despite this widespread awareness, until recently there has been limited reliable...

Strategy

A plan for Australia to thrive in the global innovation race
30 Jan 2018

This strategy document aims to contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of all Australians by strengthening Australia's innovation performance to become a leading innovation nation.

Report

24 Jan 2018

The December 2017 audit shows that Australia’s energy emissions hit another record peak in the year to July 2017, before slight reductions to September.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This strategy document outlines the development of a forward-looking program that advances the organizational outcomes of the 21st-Century research library.

Report

16 Jan 2018

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency methodology to the transpacific market.

Highlights

Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) were...

Report

30 Jan 2018

This report argues that peer competitors and armed non-state groups alike have been seemingly so impressed by Western air power that they’re developing their own. Australia's use of the skies is now contested, and we now need to be able to counter potential adversaries’ use...

Briefing paper

30 Jan 2018

This resource outlines how, across the national economy, work stoppages have become extremely rare – and the extraordinary discretionary ability of industrial authorities to restrict or prevent industrial action is an important reason why.

Research report

30 Jan 2018

The 1.5 million Australians living with Type 2 Diabetes are twice as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death, where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops working, compared to those without the condition, according to this report.

Journal article

A local/global view of academic libraries in South Africa
15 Jan 2018

This article examines the movement toward sophisticated library services, which requires amending the current practice of subject librarian specialization, which has for decades been the mainstay of academic librarianship in South Africa and many other countries in both the global south and north.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report argues that there is need for reforms to ensure that the current definition of charities, which recognises advocacy as a part of an organisation’s charitable purpose, be protected and advanced.

Report

31 May 2016

This study evaluates the technological, economic, environmental, regulatory and social feasibility of adopting algae building technology in Sydney NSW Australia as a source of renewable energy. Interview with 23 stakeholders in the built environment illustrate the drivers and challenges associated with such technology.

Technical report

Railway stations, biophilic design and the Metro Tunnel project
3 Nov 2017

Creating Healthy Places offers guidelines and strategies as to how the proposed Metro Tunnel Rail Stations may enliven the health of Melbourne’s residents and commuters.

Guide

2 Jan 2018

The fourth edition of the Human Rights Manual has been prepared to foster a deeper understanding of human rights among officers and to provide the public an explanation of how human rights policy is pursued.

Report

25 Jan 2018

The 2017 Tax Expenditures Statement lists 289 tax expenditures and, where possible, provides an estimate of the dollar value or order of magnitude of the benefit to taxpayers.

Statistics

15 Mar 2012

This report prepared by the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides Arts South Australia with a summary of data for the cultural sector in South Australia (SA).

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

Annual Report

13 Apr 2017

View the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015 (published 2017), developed by the U.S. Government to meet U.S. commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Journal article

1 Jun 2017

Background Guidelines for early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) emphasise regular testing of kidney health in high-risk individuals. However, evidence suggests that CKD is not being adequately detected or appropriately managed in primary care. Aims Assess Australian general practitioners’ (GP) current practice in...

Report

23 Jan 2018

Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. Looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead, this report harnesses the views of more than 500 industry decision makers globally, all of whom work on projects of +US$100 million.

Website

14 Dec 2017

This inquiry will examine government expenditure on consultants and other issues raised by a recent Australian National Audit Office seeking to provide greater transparency on procurement activity.

Journal article

19 Dec 2017

Background: There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impacts are realised. Several approaches are advocated for achieving this, including co-production of...

Journal article

1 Feb 2012

Introduction: In recent years in keeping with international best practice, clinical guidelines for common conditions have been developed, endorsed and disseminated by peak national and professional bodies. Yet evidence suggests that there remain considerable gaps between the care that is regarded as appropriate by...

Discussion paper

24 Jan 2018

This discussion paper is based upon a national poll, conducted in April and May 2017, to assess levels of direct engagement between Australians and their parliamentarians, and opinions on whether the number of federal parliamentarians should be increased or decreased.

Journal article

1 Jul 2017

Study Design: Retrospective medical record review to assess compliance with low back pain (LBP) care indicators.

Objective: To establish baseline estimates of the appropriateness of LBP care in the general Australian population provided by a range of healthcare providers in various real-world settings....

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This study aimed to identify the causative organisms in marine wounds sustained in the subtropical and tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Gascoyne region (north-west), Western Australia.

Journal article

Diagnostics and evidence for accelerating trends
22 Jan 2018

This paper analyzes the observed highest temperatures that occur every year at nearly 9000 stations, and how they are changing over time and especially over the past 50 and 30 years. This research found these short-term heatwaves to be increasing in most places, especially Eurasia and...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

The first of a three-part series exploring different aspects of the referendum on whether New Caledonia will become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty.

Audio program

27 Jan 2017

A parliamentary inquiry is looking at government departments' growing expenditure on consultants - whether it's necessary, how transparent it is, and whether taxpayers are being well-served.

Policy

8 Dec 2017

Citizen engagement is being promoted in many countries as a mechanism to improve the efficiency, quality and relevance of research and improve transparency and trust in science. At the same time, digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for consultation and exchange with citizens. This report...

Policy

Shared research infrastructures are playing an increasingly important role in most scientific fields and represent a significant proportion of the total public investment in science. Many of these infrastructures have the potential to be used outside of their traditional scientific domain and outside of the...

Discussion paper

25 Jan 2018

This issues paper looks at issues around the structure of the .au namespace, reserved or prohibited domain names, and eligibility for and allocation of domain names including what rules should apply to direct registration of .au domain names.

The auDA 2017 Policy Review Panel...

Policy

8 Dec 2017

International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different...

Policy

6 Dec 2017

There is a large variety of repositories that are responsible for providing long term access to data that is used for research. As data volumes and the demands for more open access to this data increase, these repositories are coming under increasing financial pressures that...

Journal article

14 Nov 2017

Transparency International considers New Zealand the least corrupt country in the world. This article takes a critical stance towards their global classification, arguing that it is a perceptions-based measure that ignores the private sector.

Policy

8 Dec 2017

Research infrastructures are long-term enterprises. They are increasingly diverse in nature, may operate under very different models of governance and financing, and within diverse and evolving financial and political contexts. They represent strategic investments which are indispensable for enabling and developing research in all scientific...

Website

29 Jan 2018

Presents the latest available data on new cases of type 1 diabetes, insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and insulin-treated gestational diabetes, as part of the ongoing national reporting using the 2016 National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register.

Strategy

29 Jan 2018

This strategy document builds upon the Turnbull Government's defence industry policy, by setting out a comprehensive system to plan, guide, and measure defence export outcomes.

Research report

24 Jan 2018

Nearly 245,000 older people died between July 2012 and June 2014. This report presents information on the cause of death patterns and any aged care services they used before their death. This is the first time this analysis has been done in Australia.

Survey

Australians name the 10 most significant historic events of their lifetime
23 Jan 2017

In the lead up to Australia Day, this survey asked Australians to reflect on our shared history and the nation-shaping events that have occurred in our lifetime, and to consider which particular aspects of our past are the most significant in terms of how we...

Report

11 Dec 2017

This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.

Research report

23 Jan 2018

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor‐General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected Major Projects carried out by the Department of Defence.

Journal article

21 Nov 2011

Objective: To describe why, when and to whom general practitioners refer women with symptoms possibly attributable to cervical, endometrial or ovarian cancers, and to identify patient and GP factors that predict referral to either a gynaecologist or a gynaecological oncologist.

Design and...

Journal article

7 Dec 2017

Abstract

Introduction: There is growing recognition among health researchers and funders that the wider benefits of research such as economic, social and health impacts ought to be assessed and valued alongside academic outputs such as peer-reviewed papers. Research translation...

Report

16 Jan 2018

Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.

Research report

25 Jan 2018

This research paper outlines the recent history of Senate electoral reform in federal elections, including examining the reasons for the most recent changes to the Senate voting system.

Working paper

24 Jan 2018

This working paper presents three case examples demonstrating the potential for overseas migration to improve population growth, sustain a skilled labour pool, and grow the economy in northern and remote Australia.

Commentary

23 Jan 2017

Evidence suggests that Australians aren’t strongly wedded to celebrating a national day on 26 January.

Audio interview

19 Jan 2018

Many of the most prominent opinions are coming from non-Indigenous Australians — let's hear how two Indigenous women with opposing views on the issue have come to their position.

Strategy

15 Apr 2016

Creative State is the Victorian Government's strategy to strengthen and grow the state's creative industries and the value they bring to Victorians.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.

Journal article

23 Jan 2017

Abstract

Background

Dietary intake of pregnant women do not appear to meet the dietary recommendations. Nutrition knowledge and practices of pregnant women and their antenatal care clinicians are factors that may be influential on dietary intakes of pregnant women.

Aim

To...

Report

19 Jan 2018

The Government is disappointed that after considering 191 submissions; holding 15 public hearings; receiving testimony from 179 witnesses; and undertaking three site visits, the Committee’s majority report and recommendations indicates a failure to understand the fundamentals of the NBN.

Policy report

25 Jan 2018

Emergency management services aim to reduce the risks of and the adverse effects from emergency events on individuals, communities and the environment1. An emergency event is one that endangers or threatens to endanger life, property and/or the environment, and requires a significant and coordinated response,...

Policy report

25 Jan 2018

The justice sector services aim to contribute to a safe and secure community and promote a law abiding way of life.

Report

1 Dec 2016

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation commissioned the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) to partner in an evaluation of its Chronic Disease Strategy to review its development and implementation over the past 10 years and to provide guidance on further work.

Report

1 Feb 2013

Commissioned by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing, this evaluation considers the $805m Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP), a federal government initiative designed to improve the capacity of primary health care services to more effectively prevent and manage chronic disease among Indigenous populations.

Website

18 Jan 2018

A university's sustainability report shows improvement in waste reduction and energy conservation.

Journal article

19 Dec 2017

The vast majority of Sudanese Australians have integrated successfully into the fabric of Australian society, yet a small number are at-risk for violence and other criminal activities. This study identifes the self-reported life experiences and offending patterns of Sudanese-Australian youth in custody.

Report

15 Nov 2015

This document answers questions about migration, displacement, and planned relocation in the context of climate change, and suggests recommendations for COP21 in Paris.

Article

2 Feb 2017

Immigration-crime research over the past 20 years has widely corroborated the conclusions of a number of early 20th-century presidential commissions that found no backing for the immigration-crime connection. Although there are always individual exceptions, the literature demonstrates that immigrants commit fewer crimes, on average, than...

Journal article

18 Dec 2016

An investigation into the immigration-crime relationship among metropolitan areas over a 40 year period from 1970 to 2010. Results indicate that immigration is consistently linked to decreases in violent (e.g., murder) and property (e.g., burglary) crime throughout the time period.

Research report

13 Jul 2015

Immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born, and high rates of immigration are associated with lower rates of violent crime and property crime. This holds true for both legal immigrants and the unauthorized, regardless of their country...

Briefing paper

15 Oct 2016

This briefing explores climate-induced migration and displacement, which is seen to be falling between the policy gaps. Existing international frameworks and national policies are yet to make the crucial link between climate change impact on the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events, environmental degradation...

Article

4 Jan 2018

As a South Sudanese migrant lambasts young African men for committing violent crimes in Victoria, a criminologist warns the media against overblowing the issue.

Report

Report of the enquiry into migrant settlement outcomes
8 Dec 2017

Each year, approximately 200,000 people from across the seas choose to make Australia their permanent home. This inquiry had a particular consideration of the social engagement of youth migrants, and what can be done to address issues arising from anti-social behaviour such as gang activity....

Policy report

23 Jan 2017

The main aim of housing and homelessness sector services is to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing — a vital determinant of wellbeing that is associated with better outcomes in health, education and employment, as well as economic and...

Policy report

23 Jan 2017

Community services provide support to sustain and nurture the functioning of individuals, families and groups, to maximise their potential and to enhance community wellbeing.

Report

24 Jan 2018

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

Policy report

23 Jan 2017

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.

Report

11 Jan 2018

An authoritative compendium of statistics on the growth, direction and commodity breakdown of Australia's trade over the past three years.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

This publication sets forward a new framework for global competence developed by OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Asia Society's Center for Global Education, and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing curriculum,...

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

This article examines cases heard in Australian courts of law involving allegations of cyber-violence to shed light on the limitations of the existing legislation in addressing such abuse.

Guide

21 Dec 2017

These guidelines are directed at non-workplace exposure to asbestos in the air and to help public health units of district health boards address public concerns and give sensible advice.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

Singapore-China relations have deteriorated since 2010, due to Singapore’s position over the disputed South China Sea and its support for the United States’ strategy of ‘rebalancing’.

Report

A Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) industry report
1 Apr 2017

Australian cities, especially the four big ones, are growing rapidly. Their growth enables many agglomeration benefits and creates many social and environmental impacts. This report examines new approaches to resolving how we can grow to create new opportunities for our children and grandchildren but at...

Case study

1 Nov 2017

Cross-cultural collaborations, or partnerships between Aboriginal and mainstream services, are regarded as particularly crucial in facilitating community engagement and breaking down barriers to service delivery.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

This paper uses China’s official definition of ‘core interests’ as a benchmark to examine three aspects of China’s diplomacy in the Pacific: main interests, means to safeguard interests, and the implications for regional powers.

Journal article

2 Nov 2017

In an era of smart cities, planning support systems (PSS) offer the potential to harness the power of urban big data and support land-use and transport planning. PSS encapsulate data-driven modelling approaches for envisioning alternative future cities scenarios. They are widely available but have limited...

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This article provides a guide for clinicians to categorise growth patterns in adolescents and recognise patients who may have a growth disorder.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

Acne vulgaris affects more than 90% of Australian adolescents aged 16–18 years, but there are many treatment options available.

Data portal

22 Dec 2017

A set of interactive maps that present data on chronic kidney disease, covering prevalence, treatment and deaths.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

Between 2008–09 and 2012–13, just over 1,200 people aged 15 and older sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in Australia, and were admitted to a specialist spinal unit.

Journal article

16 Jan 2018

Scholarly articles and the Australian media claim that 30–50% of Australian teachers leave teaching within their first five years in the role. In reality, there is no robust Australian evidence, and figures do not agree.

Website

The Greening the Greyfields project is developing tools to apply spatial information to urban planning decision-making, for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes.

The project is informing urban planning decisions related to the redevelopment of the middle suburbs, in particular those precincts characterised as...

Research report

16 Jan 2018

This independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania examines he policy context and structure of the gambling industry, trends in gambling expenditure and government revenue, the economic footprint of the gambling industry, and reports on interviews with gamblers and affected...

Interview

1 Dec 2016

The mayors of Bogotá, Cape Town, New York City, Paris, Portland and Seoul explain why climate change and social inequality must be tackled together.

Report

11 Jan 2018

This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.

Journal article

Analysis and assessment of the cooling potential of mitigation technologies using performance data from 220 large scale projects
19 Dec 2016

Local and global climate change increases the ambient temperature of cities by several degrees with important consequences on energy consumption, health and the economy. Advanced urban mitigation technologies contribute to decrease the ambient temperature and counterbalance the impact of urban heat islands. The present paper...

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

Concerns about non-use of evaluations have plagued the profession since it emerged in the 1960s to guide government decision-making about social policies and programs.

Report

21 Jan 2018

This report recommends significant changes to Tasmania’s criminal justice system, including using communication experts (intermediaries) to assist victims, witnesses and defendants who have communication needs to communicate with police, lawyers and the courts.

Journal article

20 Jan 2015

This research reports on an experiment on two small-scale metal roofs in Sydney and Rio de Janeiro to assess the thermal performance of portable small-scale modules. The findings are that green roof retrofitting could lower the cooling energy demand considerably.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

Nine in ten of all Australian businesses are small businesses, accounting for 33% of Australia’s GDP and employing over 40% of Australia’s workforce. What may surprise some, is that one third of Australian small businesses are owned by migrants.

Report

22 Jan 2018

This audit was conducted to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 federal election.

Briefing paper

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful
22 Jan 2018

This paper looks at growing extreme wealth, and those who work but live in poverty. It explores why this is happening, and gives recommendations on how it can be fixed.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

There has been discussion about the growth of casual employment in Australia over the past few decades with suggestions it is an insecure, precarious and non-preferred form of employment. This analysis sheds further light on whether preferences of casual workers are being met.

Research report

11 Jan 2018

Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.

Report

18 Dec 2017

With the first stage of the negotiations now complete and discussions set to turn to the future partnership, now is the time for the UK to decide what it wants for its long-term future outside of the EU.

Book

12 Jan 2017

World Report 2017 summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff undertook in 2016, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in focus.

Book

18 Jan 2018

This report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2016 through November 2017.

Report

18 Jan 2018

More record-breaking heat was experienced around the world in 2017, with the year joining 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the four hottest years ever recorded in the 138-year global temperature archive.

Briefing paper

30 Sep 2017

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) brought together representatives from a diverse range of culturally diverse, religious, and community groups. This is a summary of the facilitated conversation on the topic of community harmony.

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2018

This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.

Draft report

12 Dec 2017

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory has released this draft Final Report, which details the Inquiry’s draft recommendations that would mitigate risks the Inquiry has identified in regards to the potential of hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

Submission

19 Jan 2018

The Australia Institute has made this submission on the Draft Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory (the Inquiry). The submission focuses on Chapter 13 Economic Impacts of the Draft Report and the report by ACIL Allen.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report examines the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel in 2001–2015, and identifies characteristics that may be associated with suicide risk.

Report

18 Jan 2018

Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship....

Working paper

17 Jan 2018

Using new cross-country survey and experimental data, we investigate if it is possible to increase people’s support for the national government to address inequality through redistribution by providing them with information about inequality and social mobility in their country.

Journal article

15 Jun 2003

This paper introduces a project that is intended to provide information on the supply side of this sub-market through an analysis of investors and of returns in the private rental housing market in South Australia.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.

Discussion paper

A policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks and other marginal housing tenures
15 Feb 2011

Approximately 75,000 Australians live in boarding houses and caravan parks, and the majority of these are highly disadvantaged. While some households choose these forms of housing for reasons of lifestyle or location, they often serve as “housing of last resort” for individuals and households who...

Research report

15 Nov 2017

To illustrate the situation for vulnerable groups, this release continues to assess the rental affordability situation for eight Australian household types, with a focus on aged and key worker cohorts.

Report

15 Jul 1997

Technological change is placing increased pressure on the real estate industry. It has reduced the market edge of the real estate professional by democratizing information and allowing other settlement service providers to occupy priority positions in the transaction.

Journal article

15 May 2007

This paper uses census data for 1986 and 1996 to estimate the shortage of low cost private rental stock in Australia.

Website

5 Jun 2015

Vendorable is a property tech start-up designed to improve what is usually the most difficult part of the process, the beginning, when a seller is looking for an agent.

Website

15 Oct 2016

The Rent Roll Broker is a business broker specialising exclusively in the sale of rent roll portfolios and real estate agency practices in Australia.

Research report

8 Dec 2017

This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption.

Other text

11 Mar 2015

In the USA under the JOBS legislation equity crowd funding of real estate is “on a roll” and a home unit development on Sydney’s North Shore has been crowd funded in Singapore. What are the regulatory models in Australia and how does ASIC view compliance?...

Research report

4 Jan 2018

Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate over what online harassment actually means...

Commentary

10 Jun 2015

What if there were an Uber for the real estate market?

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

A new study recalculates the equilibrium climate sensitivity measure resulting in a more accurate estimate of 2.8 degrees Celsius, with a corresponding range of 2.2 to 3.4 degrees Celsius.

Report

11 Jan 2018

This survey report indicates that while there was a shift to full-time employment among undergraduates in 2017, over the longer term there has been a pronounced trend towards part-time employment among graduates, in part, reflecting trends among the wider workforce.

Journal article

30 Jun 2003

Focussing on young people and the private rental housing market, this research documents the critical role of significant adults in young people’s transition to independent housing.

Report

10 Nov 2017

This paper is a detailed analysis of the change in China’s political and policy making system as well as the emergence of key economic policy makers during the Xi Jinping era. It also explores how policy is made in China’s complexed and multilayered system through...

Evaluation

20 Dec 2017

Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.

Guide

8 Jan 2018

This quick guide provides links to essential resources relating to Australian schooling, policy and administrative frameworks, and numerous state and territory government websites.

Conference paper

11 Jul 2014

The built environment has value. Most commonly, that value is established through market prices for rent or purchase. Some elements of value, while recognised as important, are under-appreciated as it is difficult for them to be directly monetised or quantified in other terms.

Evaluation

19 Dec 2017

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Medicare electronic claiming arrangements, including an assessment of the extent to which claiming and processing efficiencies for the Government, health professionals and Medicare customers have been achieved.

Report

Building the business case for green buildings in Australia
28 Sep 2008

The aim of the Dollars & Sense of Green Buildings report is to examine international case studies and local examples of buildings to demonstrate a strong business case for building green.

Commentary

16 Jan 2018

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Maurice Newman share a deep suspicion of China’s intentions in the Pacific. Graeme Smith argues that the reality doesn’t match their claims.

Report

The Sydney Opera House: economic, cultural and digital value
16 Oct 2013

The Sydney Opera House draws tourists to Sydney and Australia that may not otherwise visit. This report assesses the economic, cultural, brand and digital value of the Sydney Opera House.

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Students with an experience of mental ill-health have been shown to be more likely to consider exiting, or exit, their course early. This can have a detrimental impact on both their future mental health as well as their education and employment pathways.

Book

1 Feb 2001

The Value of Urban Design represents a ground-breaking attempt to pin down the economic, social and environmental value of good urban design.

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2018

This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.

Research report

How high quality parks and public spaces create economic, social and environmental value
8 Jan 2014

Public space is a vital part of everyday urban life.

Audio program

17 Jan 2018

Australia's media market has long been under pressure and now the only national children's newspaper, Crinkling News, has printed its last edition.

Guide

1 Jul 2006

This booklet promotes the importance of architecture and design quality at all levels. Britain is witnessing its largest public building programme for a generation. Every city, town and neighbourhood will see a marked change in its fabric over the course of the next decade.

Essay

18 Jun 2006

The cost of bad design is a clarion call. There is no excuse for bad design, and no reason to accept poor standards, yet exemplary buildings remain the exception. The buildings and spaces being constructed now will shape the way our towns and cities function...

Report

13 Oct 2016

The second edition of the ASG Parents Report 2016 investigates the state of education in Australia from parents’ perspective, and to understand how parents feel about the current educational environment in meeting their children’s learning needs.

The 2016 report captures a broader snapshot of...

Journal article

9 Jun 2011

This discussion paper places the focus on the importance and relevance of value from an architectural perspective.

Article

6 Jun 2017

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.

Journal article

12 Jun 2015

A new research approach has proved that good design adds cash value to property.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2015

This paper proposes a method to estimate the capitalized value of the architectural design quality of a neighbourhood.

Research report

31 Jan 2018

This research suggests the single most effective strategy for achieving digital inclusion in Sarawak is to provide remote villages with reliable, affordable, publicly accessible internet infrastructure.

Report

10 Oct 2017

This report describes Australian parents’ beliefs about the capacity of the current education environment to meet the educational needs of their children. The report is based on a survey of Australian ASG members and non-members conducted in May 2017.

Annual Report

1 Nov 2017

The National Carbon Offset Standard for Events (Event Standard) is a voluntary standard to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality. It provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset and report emissions that occur as a result of an event’s activities....

Guide

1 Nov 2017

The National Carbon Offset Standard for Products & Services (Product & Service Standard) is a voluntary standard to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality. It provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions that occur as a...

Guide

1 Nov 2017

The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of organisations with operations in Australia, regardless of scale and type. From large-scale organisations with thousands of employees to local businesses, the NCOS for Organisations can be used as...

Report

1 Dec 2017

The 2017 emissions projections show Australia continues to make progress in reducing emissions.

Report

19 Dec 2017

The 2017 review, conducted by the Department of the Environment and Energy, aims to ensure the Government's climate change policies remain effective in achieving Australia’s 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments.

Blog post

25 Oct 2017

C40 mayors' open letter and their fossil-fuel-free streets declaration to achieve 'green and healthy streets'.

Strategy

24 May 2017

This strategy document outlines a more integrated approach to managing South Australia's road and rail network and improving safety at railway crossings.

Briefing paper

16 Jan 2018

This resource presents key findings from an analysis of Wave 1 data from the NSW Child Development Study, which aims to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a variety of health, educational and social and outcomes of children in NSW.

Article

Evaluating the big bets being made on autonomous and electric vehicles
5 Jan 2018

The idea of self-driving and electrified vehicles is gaining acceptance among global consumers, but is this enough to make our utopian dreams come true?

Report

8 Jan 2018

There is an opportunity for traditional public transit agencies to leverage the potential of flexible route, on-demand microtransit.

Website

21 Dec 2017

Over the past few years, a number of Australians have expressed interest in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. There have only been a limited number of well-designed clinical studies on medicinal cannabis and so it is hard for some doctors to find quality...

Report

11 Jan 2018

This resource reveals insights into how impact investors enable the organizations and projects they finance to expand and deepen their impact beyond the duration of their investment.

Article

9 Jan 2018

Commonly used in much of Europe, prefabrication is a more environmentally sustainable and socially beneficial way to build, and it’s taking off in Australia too.

Research report

15 Jan 2018

The trend in any offence can be affected by the percentage of crimes ‘rejected’ by police as not genuine. The Bureau monitors trends in the percentage of rejected incidents to see whether they could be affecting the trend in recorded crime.

Book

11 Jan 2018

This book presents and discusses a selection of papers developed from the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration’s fifth workshop held in late 2015, which focused on budget and financial management reforms, including how different nations account for the relative performance of their public...

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This research found a growing evidence base showing that adolescents’ use of pornography can negatively influence their knowledge about sex, safe sex practices, gender roles, and could lead them to have unrealistic expectations about sex.

Article

3 Jan 2018

In Denmark, they are using re-using waste heat from one place to heat entire housing estates. This is good news for both the environment and energy consumption.

Article

5 Jan 2018

In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.

“A 24-hour smart water meter can only be possible if you’re connected to the water system in the first...

Draft report

15 Jan 2018

Creative Barkly is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project (2016-2019) that aims to investigate the arts and creative sector in the Barkly, and how it contributes to economic and social development in the region.

Book

8 Jan 2018

This volume describes the state of play in Asian economic integration but also looks forward to the region’s future and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise.

Fact sheet

14 Dec 2017

This factsheet looks at what New Zealand's young international graduates do in the first ten years after they graduate, by qualification level and field of study.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

This research paper summarizes differences between the preliminary (election night count) and the final election results, compares the 2017 election result with that of 2014, shows trends in voter turnout, and analyses the demographic makeup of the 52nd Parliament.

Strategy

13 Jan 2018

This action plan outlines the Victorian government’s long-term strategy to reduce and prevent homelessness.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report contains useful data and compelling case studies from every state and territory, from public, school, special, academic and state libraries. It provides a colourful resource which libraries can use to explain how they are driving digital transformation in library management, collections, programs and...

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report covers key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet, grouped around three topic areas: access, trust and creative potential.

Audio program

26 Dec 2017

It's been two months since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. So, how is she faring, after her first one hundred days in office?

Report

13 Dec 2017

Presents the results of a performance audit to assess the New Zealand Ministry of Justice’s investment in improving court services by looking at three projects between 2012 and 2016 that were part of this approach.

Guide

15 Dec 2017

This guide has been developed to help organisations apply the New Zealand financial reporting framework, as well as assisting with the interpretation and implementation of new accounting standards applicable to certain organisations.

Annual Report

29 Nov 2017

This report outlines how advising government agencies on new uses of personal information formed a significant proportion of the Privacy Commissioner's work this year.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

Industry assistance schemes are seen sceptically in New Zealand policy circles but the NZIER modelling shows that the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, as the price of admission to international screen productions, positively influences the wider economy.

Draft report

14 Dec 2017

This draft report aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Strategy

30 Jun 2017

The Ombudsmen are appointed by Parliament to give effect to a number of key democratic and human rights measures aimed at safeguarding the rights of individuals and promoting government accountability and transparency.

In essence, we investigate, review and inspect the administrative conduct of public...

Journal article

22 Nov 2017

This paper reports on a multifaceted response to build capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of family violence and engage with referral pathways to on-site legal assistance

Commentary

10 Jan 2018

Britain’s liberal beacon, The Guardian, is scaling down but thinking big, writes David Hayes.

Research report

21 Nov 2016

This report was commissioned by the New South Wales (NSW) Child Death Review Team (CDRT) to:

• Describe child deaths in NSW from diseases for which a vaccine is currently available in Australia, over the period 2005 to 2014; and

• Provide recommendations...

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

Despite the importance of urban trees, their growth reaction to climate change and to the urban heat island effect has not yet been investigated with an international scope. While we are well informed about forest growth under recent conditions, it is unclear if this knowledge...

Journal article

11 Feb 2017

Electricity load forecasting is an important tool which can be utilized to enable effective control of commercial building electricity loads. Accurate forecasts of commercial building electricity loads can bring significant environmental and economic benefits by reducing electricity use and peak demand and the corresponding GHG...

Journal article

22 Oct 2015

The standard mathematical approach used to calculate photovoltaic (PV) array spacing contains a number of assumptions that limits its use to PV arrays installed on horizontal surfaces. This paper utilises vector analysis to develop a new method to calculate array spacing and potential system size...

Journal article

16 Feb 2017

Growth in peak electricity demand poses considerable challenges for utilities seeking to ensure secure, reliable yet affordable energy provision. A better understanding of the key drivers of residential peak electricity demand could assist in better managing peak demand growth through options including demand-side participation and...

Journal article

13 Sep 2016

One of the major obstacles to improving solar thermal cooling technologies is the high operating temperature requirements of most solar thermal cooling systems. This paper reviews recent advances that could reduce the required heat source temperatures for solar desiccant cooling to the range of 50°C–60°C....

Research report

4 Jan 2018

This research report investigated how local digital preservation practices and repository systems interoperate with distributed digital preservation (DDP) services. The survey and interviews revealed both great diversity in how digital preservation is practiced and common challenges in the intersection of local repositories and DDP services....

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report contains an overview of the ‘top 10’ ranked issues facing Australia’s leaders in 2018, combined with analysis and forecasts from KPMG experts.

Evaluation

5 Dec 2017

The Preventing Family Violence and Violence Against Women Capability Framework provides the foundational skill set required to deliver prevention of violence against women initiatives, with recognition that future development to encompass all forms of family violence will be required. As research and evidence is developed...

Strategy

5 Dec 2017

This plan outlines the Victorian government’s long-term plan to equip and support workers to prevent and respond to family violence.

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2018

Australia has fallen six positions on the international Corruption Perception Index since 2012, and recent polling shows 85% of Australians think there is corruption in federal politics.

Guide

A collection of recipes for those who love to cook with digital methods
7 Jan 2018

This guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.

Research report

31 Mar 2017

Abstract

Career guidance and positive secondary school experiences have a significant bearing on equity students’ propensity to enrol in tertiary education. This report provides new, contemporary Australian evidence on the interrelations between equity group membership­, school experiences and university enrolment in young people...

Research report

5 Apr 2017

Executive Summary

Captions can be defined as the text version of speech and other sound in traditional audio visual media such as films, television, DVDs and online videos. Captions are usually provided to enhance audio content and are typically recognised as benefitting two...

Research report

1 May 2017

Abstract

Many equity students in higher education are challenged by institutional expectations about ‘time’, with time management impacted by the competing imperatives of study, work, and personal commitments. This research focused primarily on regional and rural students, advocating an institutional emphasis on students’...

Research report

11 May 2017

Abstract

Australia-wide mentorship programs structured for equity students reported exceptional performance against evidence-based benchmarks. Mentorship programs offered by 39 universities were mapped across three stages: enabling, engagement and employment. All of the surveyed equity group programs demonstrated good or exemplary practice. Seven recommendations...

Research report

16 May 2017

Abstract

Indigenous students could be better supported in their transition, participation, retention and success in higher education with an increased emphasis on emotional support. This research recommended the supplementation of existing academic support programs with equity strategies that recognise the importance of community...

Research report

3 Jul 2017

Abstract

Work Integrated learning (WIL) students are seeking greater levels of support from universities to reflect the personal and financial stresses associated with their participation. Quantitative and qualitative data from surveys and focus groups—including students and administrators—identified the importance of institutional and community...

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017

Introduction

The major expansion in student numbers that followed the introduction of the demand-driven funding system has resulted in more students from equity groups accessing university. Between 2008 and 2015 the number of undergraduate domestic students increased by 34.7 per cent, with most...

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
13 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). It also draws...

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017

Introduction

The number of students with disability in Australian higher education have increased rapidly in the last decade, but institutions are often finding it challenging to meet best practice.

Research sponsored by the NCSEHE has uncovered new issues and challenges, as well...

Research report

3 Jul 2017

Abstract

Enhancing Vocational Education and Training (VET) to higher education pathways and transitions for Indigenous students is important. Dual-sector universities are well positioned to take the lead in strengthening pathways and transitions for Indigenous students by harnessing the opportunities and addressing the challenges...

Journal article

9 Jan 2018

This article looks at how global climate stressors, such as warming and ocean acidification, can drastically impact the structure and function of marine food webs, diminishing the production of goods and services.

Report

21 Dec 2017

This report card provides a summary of progress made in Victoria towards achieving the Basin Plan environmental outcomes.

Website

10 Jan 2018

2017 was Australia's third-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 0.95 °C above average.

Report

9 Jan 2018

China continued to be a global leader of investment in clean energy projects in 2017, defying an overall slowdown in Chinese overseas investment as the country further positioned itself to dominate in new energy technologies.

Report

10 Jan 2018

Regulators around the world are looking for ways to maintain flexibility in radiocommunications licensing while giving investors some certainty about spectrum tenure. One of the issues raised in this context is the duration of licenses. All things being equal, a longer license provides more certainty....

Research report

A report of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce – Industry 4.0 Testlabs Workstream
10 Aug 2017

This report provides a detailed overview of the relevant resources, findings and recommendations resulting from the work of the Industry 4.0 Testlabs Working Group of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce during 2016–2017.

Evaluation

24 Aug 2014

The Returning Home Back to Community from Custodial Care (RHCCC) pilot project was designed to build an improved understanding of the most appropriate model of care that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women can expect from community-based service providers who are focused on improving...

Research report

5 Jan 2018

This report explore the incentives that inspired the acquisition of RDM capacity on the part of the four research universities described in the case studies.

Commentary

5 Jan 2018

Only presidential action will resolve the impasse brought on by last year’s inconclusive election in Timor-Leste, writes Michael Leach.

Research report

8 Jan 2018

This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.

Briefing paper

4 Jan 2018

This issues paper argues that while outsourcing is not uniformly good or bad, services with a principally academic market seem to be especially susceptible to monopoly or oligopoly dynamics among commercial providers.

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

This article reviews evidence regarding the influence of flexible work time on health behaviour and outcomes as relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

Evaluation

9 Jan 2018

This project aimed to assess whether the application of an alternative court model with fixed teams of lawyers operating on a rolling basis in the NSW District Criminal Court resulted in greater efficiency.

Research report

27 Dec 2017

This report illustrates the ongoing erosion of legal rights that persists in Australia, measured by an analysis of the content of all legislation passed by the federal parliament in 2017.

Annual Report

8 Nov 2017

A sound knowledge of how informal green spaces are used, or of why they are not being used, can inform planners and decision-makers when intervening in such spaces to increase the liveability of urban neighbourhoods.

Read the full article on The Conversation

Report

8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.

Report

4 Dec 2017

The review includes the views of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s many and diverse stakeholders, and reflects the environment of dynamic change occurring in the policy, technology and social sphere of the telecommunications industry.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

3600 MW, or 14% of coal and gas generation failed during the February 2017 heatwave. Report calls for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) to require “heat safe” back-up for coal and gas plants.

New analysis shows that coal and gas failed to provide energy...

Discussion paper

30 Oct 2017

This project arose from the steady number of complaints the NSW Ombudsman has received over many years about postgraduate supervision in NSW universities. These complaints can be complex and take time and resources to examine. They often also have a personal aspect which makes them...

Report

Deadline 2020 is the first significant routemap for achieving the Paris Agreement, outlining the pace, scale and prioritization of action needed by C40 member cities over the next 5 years and beyond.

Report

1 Nov 2017

Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.

Report

An industry foresighting perspective on developments in the Australian HVAC market
1 Jan 2017

This paper provides a snapshot of future HVAC in a net-zero world, and outlines some of the main themes from the workshop discussions such as:

The changing relationship between occupants and buildings; A shift in the approach and objectives for town planners; A move...

Journal article

21 Sep 2017

In times of great transition of the European construction sector to energy efficient and nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB), a market observation containing qualitative and quantitative indications should help to fill out some of the current gaps concerning the EU 2020 carbon targets. Next to...

Report

1 Dec 2017

A child-friendly approach to urban planning is a vital part of creating inclusive cities that work better for everyone. Designing for urban childhoods inspires us to respond positively to the challenges, and sets out actions that can help take us to a more child-friendly future...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

There is concern that rising electricity prices in Western Australia have a particular impact on the standard of living for those with fixed incomes. One group thought to be particularly affected are senior citizens. This paper describes a trial that assessed the impact of SMS...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Smart Cooling in the Tropics (SCIT) was a project whose main goals were to create energy savings and improve human thermal comfort in low income households located in Darwin, Australia. The project was funded through the Australian Government’s Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...

Report

12 Dec 2017

This bitesize report looks briefly into public hospital admissions in South Australia that are potentially preventable, how they vary according to where South Australians live, and what that might say about regional inequalities. The report analyses routinely collected public hospital data.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses. Occupants of the low-energy houses purchased 45-62% less electricity, had lower utility bills resulting in financial savings...

Report

5 Jan 2018

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

The...

Research report

3 Jul 2017

Abstract

People from equity groups are underrepresented in university degrees associated with high-status professions. The reasons for this are complex and relate to poverty, familial and community norms and expectations, inequitable access to high quality and adequately resourced schooling which affects achievement, and...

Research report

29 Jun 2017

Abstract

Completion patterns of cohorts enrolled in Regional University Network (RUN) universities are influenced by the sociocultural, structural and economic implications of equity group membership. This report synthesised prior research on the sociocultural and financial context that students at RUN universities encounter, extending...

Briefing paper

14 Dec 2017

Equity Student Participation in Australian Higher Education examines trends in higher education undergraduate enrolments in Australia between 2011 and 2016. This six-year period has been a time of marked change in Australian higher education, with the demand-driven system (DDS) increasing overall student numbers, while programs...

Research report

1 Oct 2017

Young people’s attitudes to walking are generally very positive, with particularly high levels of agreement that walking is healthy (98%), environmentally friendly (97%), and enables independent mobility (78%).

The survey found the most common destinations for young people’s utilitarian walking trips are to access...

Journal article

4 Nov 2016

Cycling is a healthy, low-cost, and low-carbon alternative to motorized transport. As a relatively fast active mode of transport, cycling can overcome the distance barrier of walking, while also providing cardiovascular exercise and reducing demand for motor vehicle travel. The “cycling renaissance” has seen an...

Audio interview

3 Jan 2018

There are calls for changes to the nation's building code to ensure homes are heat stress resistant in summer.

A study has found new 'energy efficient' homes can actually be less resistant to heat than older double-brick homes.

As a result, Australian's are...

Journal article

1 Jan 2018

In Australia, heatwaves are the deadliest natural hazard and a major driver of peak electricity demand. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit one’s ability to use air conditioning. Meanwhile, increased energy efficiency...

Strategy

11 Oct 2017

The Gunaikurnai people are the traditional owners of a large area of Gippsland, in Eastern Victoria.

In 2010 the State of Victoria legally recognised the Gunaikurnai peoples’ traditional ownership of and connection to the land and waters of this region through a Recognition and...

Evaluation

30 Aug 2004

The detailed integrated National Phytosanitary Database system (NPD) was developed to provide an enabling tool for managers. The review’s field mission was able to witness the NPD being used, but only for a fraction of its functionality.

Evaluation

30 Dec 2005

The last several years have been a challenging time for the board and staff of the Small Business Enterprise Centre as they have recovered, along with the rest of the Solomon Islands, from the tensions and the subsequent arrival of RAMSI in 2003. The Centre...

Evaluation

30 Dec 2004

The Foundation for the People of the South Pacific International (FSPI) is a regional agency based in Suva. FSPI’s project V&C: Gardening Good Governance and Democracy in the Pacific (V&C) is the subject of this review. The main objective of V&C is to address threats...

Evaluation

16 Oct 2006

The Pacific Regional Policing Initiative (PRPI) program team, consisting of contracted advisers based out of Suva, are to be commended for achieving a great deal in two and a half years. The Mid-Term Review Team (MTRT) considers that for the most part the program has...

Evaluation

30 Nov 2007

The goal of the project is to enhance the management and sustainable use of marine resources for the benefit of all Cook Islanders. The purpose of the project is to build the capacity of MMR and related agencies to ensure that Cook Islands marine resources...

Evaluation

25 Jul 2007

Development of the Vanuatu Education Sector Strategy (VESS) has been led by the Ministry of Education (MoE), which used a broad, consultative approach. The Council of Ministers (CoM) approved the general directions of the VESS in April 2007.

Evaluation

30 Mar 2007

This report provides an assessment of the first-year performance of GRM International Pty Ltd, the organisation contracted by NZAID to manage the pre-award processes of two NZAID scholarships schemes in Papua New Guinea (PNG): the New Zealand Development Scholarships scheme in the Public category (NZDS-Public)...

Evaluation

15 Jul 2007

The goal of the NGO Support Fund Review was to identify a long-term direction and rationale for Government and donor engagement with NGOs and civil society. The Review also considered the NSF within a context of the developing roles of NGOs and civil society...

Evaluation

30 May 2007

The NZAID Small Project Scheme for Vanuatu has been in operation for more than five years. It is timely to review how well the scheme fits with the aims and priorities of the NZAID Vanuatu Development Programme Strategy and what its development impact has...

Evaluation

30 May 2007

VSA has received a significant proportion of its budget from the New Zealand government since it commenced operation in 1962. This review is one of a series taking place approximately every four years and was carried out to assess the extent to which VSA...

Evaluation

15 Dec 2007

For many years, the NZ Red Cross Society (NZRC) has provided personnel for both IFRC and ICRC missions through its International Delegates Programme (IDP). The Strategic Objective of the programme is: “To recruit, train, place and support appropriately skilled personnel for International Red Cross...

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This discussion paper argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared.

Working paper

20 Dec 2017

This working paper explores the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and reviews the policies and programs designed to assist refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and other countries.

Research report

A study of gender differences in Australian media
1 Jun 2016

Respondents to a survey of 1,054 Australian journalists between September and December 2015 believe discrimination remains rife in the industry.

Survey

11 Dec 2017

The Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) aids in the understanding of Australia’s international business activity, as well in evaluating the impact of international economic trends on Australian businesses.

Research report

10 Mar 2017

The Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras welcome the delivery of this major report on world’s best practice in occupational health and safety for orchestral musicians.

Evaluation

30 May 2008

This review has examined the twinning support partnership between the School of Education and the University of Waikato/InTREC consortium against:

• A strategic focus around SoE governance and management

• A process focus around the twinning

• A programme delivery focus around...

Evaluation

24 Oct 2008

This report presents the findings of a review of the Solomon Islands Curriculum Review & Reform Programme undertaken during July and August, 2008. The Review has three specific objectives:

(1) To assist the MEHRD/CDC in assessing the progress and achievements of the Curriculum Review...

Report

15 Feb 2008

Tobacco smoking is widespread in the Pacific region. The burden upon health, social and economic elements of the community is likely to be substantial. The environment for action to redress this concern has been provided by the international efforts to establish global commitment to fight...

Report

30 Mar 2008

This review was carried out from January to February 2008. The Local Government Unit Management Training Project (LGUMTP) is a three year program sponsored by NZAID.

Evaluation

29 Sep 2008

The Australian and New Zealand Pacific Regional Development Strategies provide frameworks and commitments to enhance regional approaches for better development outcomes in the Pacific. They highlight ongoing support of the Pacific Plan and the key role of Pacific Regional Organisations (PRO) in its implementation. This...

Evaluation

15 Jul 2008

This report documents a 5 year review (2003-2008) of the NZAID funded National Centre for Women and Children (NCWC) in Tonga. NZAID commissioned this review with the purpose of:

(a) analysing all issues affecting the performance of the NCWC, including management structures, support services...

Chapter

21 May 2015

A review of the Australian Urban Intelligence Network (AURIN) project: the network of researchers, planners and policy-makers involved, the online workbench of data and tools, and the urban data and analytical capability it offers.

Evaluation

16 Jul 2008

In 1997, the Government of Tonga (GOT) concluded that staff at senior levels in the Tonga civil service lacked appropriate management skills and competencies required for effective and efficient performance. GOT identified the Massey University Institute of Executive Development’s Diploma in Public Sector Management (Dip...

Evaluation

30 Jun 2008

This review of the extension services in Vanuatu is the result of a request by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock/Quarantine, Forestry and Fisheries (MAQFF) to NZAID in late 2006. The original purpose of the review was to critically analyse the performance, strengths, constraints of the...

Evaluation

9 Aug 2008

The purpose of this review is to draw pertinent lessons from NZAID’s programme of assistance to Timor Leste for the period 2001-07, which will inform development of a new country strategy.

Evaluation

30 Jan 2008

The purpose of the review of the NZAID Social and Community Development Fund (SCDF) in Timor-Leste was to determine the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the SCDF, and in light of these findings, make recommendations for any improvements.

Evaluation

29 Apr 2008

The purpose of this external review was to assess how effectively the 2007 Vanuatu Education Management Information System (VEMIS) Project’s design, mechanisms and implementation approach have been working and how to address identified areas of weakness or risk to sustainability. The goal of the review...

Evaluation

30 Mar 2008

This evaluation of the Ola Fou youth worker programme took place over two weeks in late February and March 2008. A participative methodology was used including observation of youth workers in context, a review of literature and programme documentation, focus group discussions in Fiji and...

Evaluation

30 Dec 2007

The New Zealand Government has provided assistance for an In-Country Training (ICT) programme since 1994. The programme aims to “assist the Tongan Government to provide quality, relevant and timely short-term training in Tonga that meets their priorities and NZAID policy guidelines.

The programme is...

Chapter

12 May 2017

This study results show that the Walkability PSS could support planners in several situations including testing and comparing planning scenarios for greenfield and brownfield areas, conducting consultation and/or workshops with various stakeholders and making decisions about the provision of new infrastructure.

Evaluation

30 Jan 2009

Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) is a Samoa-based not profit development organisation established to address the issues of cash poverty and reliance on remittances in rural Samoa, by finding opportunities for families to earn an income where they live.

Report

30 Jan 2009

This Review was requested by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) and the Government of Vanuatu (GOV). Its purpose is to assess the legislative and institutional environment of VCCI, its role, approach, organisational structure and capacity, the scope and effectiveness of its recent past work,...

Evaluation

30 Dec 2008

A significant barrier to the establishment of any small business anywhere is the inability to access suitable finance. As a small business advisory centre, the Samoan Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) is unique in having addressed this problem through its partnership with the local commercial...

Evaluation

2 Dec 2008

This review of the pilot project is for accountability and learning purposes and to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of project activities. The specific objectives are to:

(a) build knowledge and understanding of the project to date, including outcomes and impacts

(b) assess...

Evaluation

30 Oct 2008

NZAID, the Government of PNG (GoPNG), and Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) are signatories to a three-year Strategic Partnership Arrangement (SPA) which runs from 2006 to 2009. The review of the SPA has the following three objectives:

• To assess the overall quality...

Evaluation

10 Dec 2008

This review assessed programme performance in relation to:

Its relevance to national and regional development in the Pacific

the representativeness of the women selected for the programme

the management and financial components of the programme

Evaluation

30 Dec 2008

The purpose of this review as given in the Terms of Reference (TOR) is to provide an analysis of the performance and achievements of the Bible Society of the South Pacific’s (BSSP) Transformational Leadership Programme, as implemented by the Octagon Group. To reflection design changes...

Evaluation

6 Mar 2009

In June 2005, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) Contestable Fund was established by NZAID. The purpose of the fund was to enable New Zealand (NZ) government agencies access to funds to work in partnership with their in-country counterparts in their areas of expertise. In 2007,...

Evaluation

30 Oct 2008

The review identified a number of issues in relation to the PJDP’s management/governance and contracting arrangements, along with some other issues that were coincidental to this.

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

Research identifies that resilience, not just efficiency, should be considered explicitly in roadway project selection and justify investment opportunities related to disaster and other disruptions.

Report

30 Jan 2009

The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHnet) was officially launched at the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 2007. PIMHnet’s broad objectives are to Key components of PIMHnet’s structure and operation are achieve...

Evaluation

15 Jul 2008

This review considers impacts and outcomes of the NZAID bilateral programme to the Solomon Islands over 2003-2008, and lessons learned from the programme’s implementation. It is based on a rapid assessment of evaluative material and programme documents, supplemented by interviews with programme staff.

Part...

Evaluation

30 Mar 2009

This evaluation of the NZAID-Tuvalu Country Strategy 2002-2007 (hereafter the Strategy) aims to assess the achievements as well as identify lessons and opportunities for the new country strategy. The audience for this evaluation is NZAID and MFAT, plus the key stakeholders in Tuvalu and New...

Evaluation

15 May 2009

This report documents and analyses the results of an end-line survey of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) project in Binh Dinh province (VIE/03/P20) for the period of 2004-2008. The project was implemented by the Binh Dinh People’s Committee, under support of the UNFPA and...

Evaluation

30 Nov 2008

The CYiCL project is an NZAID funded project being implemented by Save the Children Australia. (SCA) The project was designed in 2005 started implementation in July 2006. It currently has funding up until June 2009. The project has five main objectives covering; crime prevention in...

Evaluation

15 Mar 2009

By way of background, the objectives of NZAID’s Kiribati Country Strategy for 2002-2007 and 2006-2009 were to improve educational outcomes, improve public sector performance and to apply the cross-cutting themes of gender equity, environmental improvement and human rights. The second strategy also had human resource...

Evaluation

15 Feb 2009

The NZAID Multilateral and Regional Agency Assessment Framework (MARAAF) was developed in 2002 in response to the Cabinet minute establishing NZAID, which directed NZAID to more closely target its efforts towards agencies aligned with NZAID’s poverty focus. The primary stated purpose of the MARAAF was...

Evaluation

15 Apr 2009

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) posed an important challenge to the world of development cooperation and to the field of devBy way of background, the Philippines Bilateral Strategy (PBS) received over NZD18m in financial support from NZAID over five years. The PBS had...

Commentary

2 Jan 2018

Electricity prices have become a political hot potato, and the blame game has been running unchecked for more than a year, writes David Blowers.

Transcript

23 Mar 2017

Ken Maher suggests that the architecture profession is well equipped to help government address one of the most critical challenges of our time: delivering affordable, amenable and sustainable housing that underpins strong communities.

Case study

18 Jan 2017

88 Angel Street by Steele Associates Architects seamlessly integrates optimal low energy building design with stylish and comfortable spaces.