March 2018

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2018

There were about 230 million Americans eligible to vote on election day in 2016. 170 million either didn’t vote or didn’t vote for Trump. This means that nearly 75 percent of American voters who could cast a vote for president didn’t vote for the man...

Report

17 Mar 2018

This report presents the findings of research commissioned by Sport NZ, and undertaken by Angus and Associates over three stages, to understand the value of sport and active recreation in New Zealand.

Report

For BusinessNZ on behalf of the Intelligent Transport Advisory Group
19 Mar 2018

New Zealand has a multibillion dollar opportunity to develop new, high-technology businesses in Intelligent Transport Systems. While there are already some areas of comparative advantage and emerging solutions, these can be accelerated and enhanced through focussed initiatives in key areas.

Other text

20 Mar 2018

The 2018 Investment Statement He Puna Hao Pātiki, shows how the Treasury is moving towards a more holistic way of assessing the government’s balance sheet, by incorporating principles from the Living Standards Framework alongside financial considerations.

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2018

Inland Revenue is seeking feedback on a proposal to ring-fence losses on residential rental properties. The intention of the new policy is to level the playing field between speculators, investors and homebuyers.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This paper explores the drivers of the continued growth of the New Zealand prison population, including consideration of crime rates, remand, sentencing and parole practices.

Discussion paper

Discussion paper on the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy to protect Western Sydney corridors
19 Mar 2018

The protection of these corridors is proposed to be achieved through a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), an environmental planning instrument that addresses matters of state or regional environmental planning significance. The New South Wales government is currently seeking the community’s feedback on this discussion...

Report

28 Mar 2018

This inquiry has found that a vast majority of women have experienced adverse events following surgery to implant surgical mesh and the majority of these have struggled to find assistance and support.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This report evaluates reform options to strengthen Australia's foreign bribery framework and examines the relevant experience in other jurisdictions. It assesses the need for increased transparency around beneficial ownership and the benefits of introducing a debarment framework in Australia.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This report recommends that the Australian government consult state and territory governments, non-government organisations and other relevant stakeholders, to develop and publicise a clear definition of cyberbullying that recognises the breadth and complexity of the issue.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on the provision of health services.

Report

28 Mar 2018

The purpose of report is to examine the treatment and harm reduction measures that are in place in Australia to assist crystal methamphetamine ('ice') users, their families and communities.

Commentary

28 Mar 2018

Peter Brent asks would a stronger prime minister pull Peter Dutton into line?

Briefing paper

30 Jun 2017

This paper describes the development of the Foundation’s Need for Legal Assistance (NLAS) indicator which uses census data to assess potential demand by geographic location.

Journal article

2 May 2017

This article reports on a pilot project at University College London, working in collaboration with the British Library, to scope out how best high-performance computing facilities can be used to facilitate the needs of researchers in the humanities.

Report

22 Mar 2018

The Indigenous Public Servant Forum brought together senior Indigenous public servants from Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the forum was to establish cross-jurisdictional networks and share experiences of both challenges and success.

Strategy

21 Mar 2018

This strategy outlines a vision for three, integrated and connected cities, that will rebalance Greater Sydney – placing housing, jobs, infrastructure and services within easier reach of more residents, no matter where they live.

Report

23 Mar 2018

This research, undertaken by market research agency, MTM London, looks at the current and future demand for repayable finance in the UK’s arts and cultural sector.

Research report

1 Nov 2016

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court, and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)....

Research report

1 Nov 2016

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)....

Research report

1 Nov 2016

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)....

Report

29 Mar 2018

This report looks at what has transpired over the period since the closure of Hazelwood and how its contribution to meeting Victoria’s electricity demand since it closed was covered. The report also considers the contribution that new large-scale renewables under construction and demand side activities...

Research report

1 Nov 2016

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)....

Research report

1 Nov 2016

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)....

Research report

29 Mar 2018

This report quantifies the health impacts that alcohol and illicit drug use places on Australia, including at-risk factors for other diseases and injuries. It estimates that alcohol and illicit drugs were collectively responsible for 6.7% of Australia’s disease burden in 2011.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

Australia’s active global engagement on development and its focus on fragile small island states and disaster risk reduction are commendable. However, successive cuts to the country’s aid budget since 2013 are impairing its efforts, according to this OECD review.

Strategy

29 Mar 2018

The National Electricity Law (NEL) requires the AER to monitor the wholesale market and report on its performance at least every two years. We are required to identify and analyse whether:

there is ‘effective competition’ within the relevant wholesale market, as defined in the...

Report

29 Mar 2018

Wholesale electricity prices in Victoria and South Australia have risen since the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), with other states in the National Electricity Market (NEM) also affected.

Evaluation

7 Feb 2018

New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.

Article

28 Mar 2018

This step-by-step guide takes you through the main tasks and what they involve to set up an outcomes management approach for your organisation. Part one covers defining how you create the change.

Research report

28 Mar 2018

New Zealand now has its first national picture of teaching and school practices, and principal leadership in English-medium schools.

Article

28 Mar 2018

This resource presents a how-to guide for non-profit organisations seeking to explore whether a merger is right for them, and if so, how to go about it - using insights and lessons learned from a recent large-scale merger in the disability sector.

Report

Addressing critical issues and planning for action
27 Jan 2018

The fourth industrial age rolling out across the globe is creating a digitally-enabled environment that will affect every company. Digital innovation has the capacity to transform practices, raise performance and increase growth across all industry sectors. The pace of change in digital technologies continues to...

Article

20 Mar 2018

After New Zealand's Trade Minister, David Parker, signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile, he gave the agreement a ‘7 out of 10’. How persuasive are Parker’s claims?

Strategy

28 Mar 2018

This strategy is intended to optimise the independence and self-determination of disabled people in New Zealand, in line with the Enabling Good Lives principles that support people with a disability to make decisions about the kind of life they want.

Research report

9 Jan 2018

For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment...

Research report

20 Feb 2018

The quadrilateral dialogue, an informal gathering between officials from the United States, Japan, India and Australia, has been revived after a decade-long hiatus. In order for the Quad 2.0 to be successful, it must concentrate on conrete, focused and tangible areas of cooperation that will...

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)is a treatment for major depressive disorder that is otherwise resistant to treatment. The aim of this article is to inform general practitioners of some scientific and practical aspects of TMS treatment.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This report contains thirty-five recommendations designed to reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improve community safety.

Research report

2 Nov 2017

This research highlights some of the challenges faced by children and young people in their middle years (eight to 12 years of age) who are being overlooked in policy and program design.

Report

27 Mar 2018

The life insurance industry is a significant part of the financial services sector in Australia. It has a noble purpose in providing financial protection to policyholders in times of need and financial distress. Despite this, there are sections of the industry that can and must...

Book

21 Mar 2018

The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.

Data portal

28 Mar 2018

This report is a data visualisation tool for tracking progress against the twenty Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. It presents data for each of the goals, and assesses progress against the goals at the national level.

Report

27 Mar 2018

Drug law reform is an incredibly complex area of public policy. This is due to the interweaving nature of the relevant issues and the challenges arising from drug use and its consequences. This complexity is also due to conflicting views about how best to address...

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This article outlines some of Canada’s healthcare responses for refugee populations.

Report

27 Mar 2018

In September 2016, the Northern Territory Government announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of onshore unconventional reservoirs, including the use of hydraulic fracturing for exploration, extraction and production. This was followed by the announcement of an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore...

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

Reviews current guidelines and literature to outline catheterisation indications, catheter types and provide a general understanding of complications associated with catheters for the general practitioner.

Research report

28 Mar 2018

This report provides forecasts of job openings by industry and occupation for new entrants to the labour market from 2017 to 2024. These job openings are estimated by accounting for both growth (or decline) in the occupation or industry, as well as the replacement needs...

Research report

28 Mar 2018

This research paper contains a brief summary of the development of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and related schemes, including VET FEE-HELP, and includes some relevant statistics, as well as a detailed chronology of changes to the scheme.

Research report

21 Mar 2018

Explores a variety of explanations that can potentially account for the 50% increase in the adult female prison population in NSW since 2011.

Journal article

16 Mar 2018

With the shift in administrations from Obama to Trump, the climate of open government data in the United States has shifted as well.

Research report

5 Mar 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience worse outcomes across a range of indicators compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.

Commentary

26 Jul 2017

Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? No, it’s not a giant apartment block on the Gold Coast. It’s not a flashy new casino. It’s not even the recently announced hotel and apartment...

Commentary

23 Jun 2017

Leaving the EU is one of the most intricate and transformative challenges that the UK has ever confronted. Brexit has significant implications for the British civil service and its capability to deliver on the government’s 12 priorities for Brexit.

Commentary

9 Aug 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil came at a huge cost. It reached US$15 billion including cost overruns of at least 75% and was the most expensive in FIFA history.

Research report

8 Mar 2018

Universities New Zealand has released this Deloitte Access Economics report that assesses the benefits of international collaboration between New Zealand and overseas universities. It finds that collaboration on joint research, and the active encouragement of staff and student exchanges between them, bring strong economic benefits...

Report

4 Mar 2018

The recommendations in this report will raise expectations and equity by creating a safety-net of core subjects all students must master. They will reduce teachers’ workloads and the volume of assessment, reduce the opportunities and incentives to teach to the test, and improve teaching and...

Report

22 Mar 2018

On 16 August 2017, the following matter was referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2017: The integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, with particular reference to:

(a) the allegations...

Report

5 Dec 2017

On 16 August 2017, the following matter was referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2017: The integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, with particular reference to:

(a) the allegations...

Working paper

22 Mar 2018

This study examines five racial and ethnic groups - people of Hispanic ethnicity and non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians, and American Indians. By analyzing rates of upward and downward mobility across generations for these groups, we quantify how their incomes change and predict their future earnings...

Report

27 Mar 2018

To determine how effectively Victoria Police oversights serious incidents involving its officers, IBAC audited more than 140 oversight files closed by Victoria Police during the 2015/16 financial year. The audit identified that there are aspects of Victoria Police’s oversight process that are concerning and which...

Guide

21 Mar 2018

This guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. Links are sorted according to Federal, State and Territory Government and non-government sources. This guide does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.

Guide

23 Mar 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of employment by industry and lists some relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

The purpose of this paper is to present a range of economic and other statistical indicators for the states and territories of Australia. To facilitate comparisons, indicators are presented in relative terms such as growth rates, percentages, or proportions of gross state product, so comparisons...

Commentary

27 Mar 2018

Scientific problems require evidence-led solutions. A new proposal to create a federal environmental decision-making body would take some of the politics out of climate policy.

Policy report

27 Mar 2018

The Infrastructure Priority List is updated regularly to reflect emerging infrastructure priorities across Australia. It provides independent, evidence-based advice to governments and industry on the projects that will most benefit our growing communities.

Book

26 Mar 2018

Artificial intelligence technologies will disrupt warfighters and warfighting, ushering in algorithmic warfare and irrevocably changing our operational art and the character of war.

Journal article

23 Jan 2018

This paper describes the rationale underpinning formative research which will inform the design of a localized smoking cessation program for Aboriginal women living in the remote Pilbara region.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This flagship ASPI publication is a comprehensive resource for academics and policymakers to build on their knowledge of counterterrorism developments in countries and regions around world.

Briefing paper

27 Mar 2018

Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.

Case study

22 Mar 2018

Education in Australia has increasingly become a highly-pressurised pursuit of success. More than ever, students are told to excel academically if they are going to succeed in life. Are we at risk of losing all joy of learning?

Working paper

4 Aug 2016

Five years on from the adoption of ‘A Public Financial Management Roadmap for Forum Island Countries’, a roadmap for Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in Forum Island Countries, this report examines experiences of PFM reform in two Pacific island countries in order to inform future...

Guide

15 Aug 2017

Introduction There is an excellent bibliography on early Solomon Islands: Sally Edridge’s Solomon Islands Bibliography to 1980, published in 1984 in Suva, Wellington and Honiara by the Institute of Pacific Studies at The University of the South Pacific, The Alexander Turnbull Library in New...

Report

18 Dec 2015

New Zealand is a committed and effective development partner that actively seeks to apply the principles of aid effectiveness in a pragmatic way considering the varying capabilities in different countries and contexts and the challenges of implementing projects of various kinds.. The report provides a...

Report

22 Jun 2015

The objectives of DAC peer reviews are to improve the quality and effectiveness of development co-operation policies and systems, and to promote good development partnerships for better impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries.

Journal article

31 Jan 2018

This paper examines the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile phones for accessing social services, particularly in response to gender-based violence, in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Journal article

6 Nov 2013

Seasonal and temporary migration programsare widely used around the world, yet there is scant evidence as to their development impacts. Absent such evidence, it is difficult to evaluate whether the proliferation of temporary worker programs in recent years is a useful development. This article reviews...

Journal article

20 Jul 2017

This article argues that public policy processes in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa have insufficiently addressed the context, problems and needs of societies to which policies have been directed.

Journal article

The purpose of this paper is to present a forward-looking case of climate change induced displacement in the Pacific Islands as a multidimensional phenomenon with a moral dimension.

Journal article

22 Feb 2018

The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face the most daunting development challenge in the world: they are extraordinarily isolated, very small, and saddled with fragmented markets, inadequate infrastructure, fragile ecosystems, and exceptionally high vulnerability to climate change. While political crises, civil strife and violence have been...

Guide

1 Jun 2017

The Kapasa is a tool for policy managers, advisors and analysts within government agencies to incorporate the needs, values, aspirations and experiences of Pacific peoples in the generic policy development process.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

To name something is to stake a claim, an action which, while having a moment of origin, requires dynamic attention to context and development. This article discusses the naming of Pacific research. It offers a brief but timely reminder of the genealogy of the field...

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This report compares Australia's pecuniary sanctions regime for competition law infringements to that of a number of other major OECD jurisdictions.

Journal article

1 Jul 2017

This study examines the challenges faced by regional accounting firms and the creative solutions they use to address them.

Thesis

This thesis is submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
31 Mar 2016

This research explores how regional small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are making greater commitments towards sustainable practices.

Research report

21 Mar 2018

This comprehensive report describes the findings from the 3,500 surveys conducted with 14-19 year old Australians from October 2016 to March 2017.

Journal article

1 Jul 2010

This study examines 2345 women in rural Victoria to determine the effects of sports club participation on quality of life. The study then compares the efficacy of club participation to other forms of physical activity.

Report

26 Mar 2018

This inquiry examined policy options that apply the principles of informed user choice, competition and contestability to the provision of human services. Desirable though they may be, applying these principles has proven to be neither simple nor without cost.

Book

13 Feb 2018

This handbook provides tools for supporting economic development of a whole local economy, rather than any single enterprise. It includes case studies from different cultures, which identify critical success factors and presents tools for understanding how the local economy works.

Research report

1 Jul 2007

This paper compares and contrasts the differences in support networks for gay men and lesbians between urban and regional areas in Victoria. It finds many gay men and lesbians in rural areas experience significant discrimination and have significantly less community support than those in metropolitan...

Report

6 Feb 2018

This report examines the capacity of New South Wales community education providers to contribute to regional and rural economic development.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.

Journal article

10 Mar 2016

This paper documents and evaluates collaborative learning processes aimed at developing farmer’s knowledge, skills and aspirations to use seasonal climate forecasting (SCF). Workshops encouraging gorup discussion and collaborative learning were held across Australian sugar production regions in 2012.

Policy report

22 Mar 2018

This report argues that leaving council tax unreformed is becoming ever more unsustainable. Local authorities across the country are increasingly cash strapped, as a consequence of government cuts to their core grant funding and limits on their ability to raise funds through council tax and...

Policy report

8 Mar 2018

This policy paper argues for a rebalancing of the business taxation system. It sets out a series of reforms aimed at achieving a fairer burden of taxation between different kinds of businesses and taxpayers, while supporting employment, wages and investment.

Journal article

29 Dec 2015

This paper explores the digital divide between urban and rural communities, and how this impacts regional development.

Research report

22 Aug 2017

This report argues that political parties and institutions must seize the recent increase in voter turnout among young women to dramatically increase the numbers of women going into local politics in the United Kingdom.

Journal article

18 Jan 2016

Though Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, there is strong evidence that shows agrarian attitudes and sentiments continue to have a powerful hold on the community. This paper attempts to gauge community attitudes towards agricultural policies and explore how agrarianism...

Report

A report prepared for the Southern Downs Regional Council.
27 Jun 2013

This study of the community preferences for the digital futures at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) was commissioned by the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the digital future in the regional context.

Journal article

20 Feb 2018

In which journal a scientist publishes is considered one of the most crucial factors determining their career. The underlying common assumption is that only the best scientists manage to publish in a highly selective tier of the most prestigious journals. However, data suggests that the...

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This new data report maps youth unemployment trends, zeroing in on twenty 'hotspots' that have the highest youth unemployment rates in Australia. A state by state analysis is also included.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This research, commissioned by Anglicare Australia, shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars, greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit, is spent keeping the wealthiest Australian households wealthy.

Website

26 Mar 2018

Researchers within USQ are working with industry and global machinery manufacturers to accelerate access to driverless tractor technology, showcasing its benefits to key agricultural stakeholders.

Website

26 Mar 2018

USQ researchers are working on several joint initiatives with partners including Cancer Council Queensland and Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia to improve cancer survivorship and quality of life for regional Queenslanders.

Policy report

25 Mar 2018

State governments have spent up to $20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid, and households and businesses are paying for it through their power bills.

Commentary

23 Mar 2018

The week’s two big political campaigning scandals — Cambridge Analytica’s data-harvesting and Labor’s funding scam in Victoria — highlight the temptations facing parties desperate to win government. For Labor, an Ombudsman’s report on the affair places valuable information in the hands of the Victorian Opposition....

Research report

22 Mar 2018

OCLC has partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division to investigate current perceptions and support among US voters and how they may have shifted since 2008 when OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support...

Journal article

20 Mar 2018

Since 2014, millions of refugees and migrants have arrived at the borders of Europe. This article argues that, in making their way to safe spaces, refugees now rely upon both physical and digital infrastructure.

Guide

BG73/2018
1 Feb 2018

This guide provides an illustrated overview of the options available for energy storage in buildings, including thermal and electrical energy storage. It discusses the attributes of these systems. It is aimed at designers, facilities managers and occupiers.

Case studies are included in order to...

Research report

1 Feb 2018

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...

Journal article

1 Jan 2018

Energy retrofits of buildings usually ignore the amount of embodied energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions needed to reduce the operating energy and related emissions. Focusing on the Greater Melbourne Area (GMA), the fastest growing capital city in Australia, this paper analyses the embodied impacts...

Research report

12 Jun 2017

The considerations and suggestions presented here are based on research and consultations with the following four countries, each of which is advanced in terms of the development of research infrastructures and research data management: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom.

Briefing paper

23 Mar 2018

Midterm elections are an important indicator of the national political climate that curb or enhance the power of the president’s party in Congress. If Republicans maintain majorities in the House and Senate, they will continue to pursue core policy priorities.

Discussion paper

3 May 2014

Australian research has barely touched upon the role played by refugee community organisations in the settlement experience of humanitarian entrants. The capacity of community organisations to relate to and understand the unique lived experiences of refugee and humanitarian entrants gives them a particularly important role...

Research report

3 Oct 2014

This report includes profiles of local projects, as well as a call for government action to address structural and systemic issues regarding housing availability and affordability.

Research report

3 Jul 2015

Since Federation, Australia has provided protection to over 800,000 refugee and humanitarian entrants. Australians from refugee backgrounds have made important social, economic and civic contributions to Australia, finding success in every field of endeavour and numbering amongst our best and brightest. The success of refugee...

Research report

6 Aug 2015

The right to a nationality is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Having a nationality also facilitates the enjoyment of many other human rights, often being a prerequisite for taking part in political life of your...

Research report

30 Nov 2016

The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds. The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or...

Conference paper

18 Aug 2017

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states...

Annual Report

Report on Australian advocacy in Geneva 2017
18 Aug 2017

How should we shape the Global Compact on Refugees and what does this mean for states, civil society, refugee and host communities and others? These questions were the focus of international discussions in Geneva in June 2017.

These meetings were part of the process...

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

In June 2017, senior staff of Settlement Services International (SSI) and Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) were involved in meetings in Canada and Geneva to learn more the Canadian model of private sponsorship of refugees and its implications for Australia. SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis and...

Policy report

3 Oct 2015

Citizenship provides refugees with a sense of meaningful security and protection, and better enables them to sponsor family members for Australian visas and travel to visit family. This research raises serious questions about discrimination in access to citizenship for refugees who came by boat to...

Policy report

3 Dec 2015

People seeking asylum have constantly expressed to RCOA their keen desire to improve their English and to undertake further education in order to contribute to Australia. There are currently around 30,000 asylum seekers living in Australia who arrived by boat and are waiting to have...

Policy report

Community views on Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum
6 Dec 2015

This report outlines the issues and concerns about Australia’s asylum policies and practices that RCOA gathered in 2014 and 2015. It provides an overview of the issues that people seeking asylum themselves have raised, as well as concerns communicated by individuals and agencies supporting people...

Commentary

22 Mar 2018

Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.

Policy report

Key recommendations from the Refugee Council of Australia
12 Sep 2016

The Refugee Council of Australia has always taken a principled stand against offshore processing. Our view has always been that the policy is cruel and inhumane, and that its human and financial cost can neither be justified nor sustained. We have also consistently maintained the...

Research report

21 Nov 2016

This paper summarises both the continuing and new concerns expressed to the RCOA during our annual national consultations and other discussions with service providers and refugee community members. It proposes alternatives for positive reforms that will benefit those seeking protection in Australia and the humanitarian...

Research report

22 Feb 2017

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful...

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

Over the ten years to 2026-27, when the total benefit to companies is estimated at $65 billion, The Australia Institute estimates the big four banks will receive a ‘gift’ of $9.5 billion, with the Commonwealth Bank alone to receive $2.8 billion.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

To facilitate further tourism industry growth, the Indonesian government is hoping to replicate the success of Bali as a tourist destination in a number of other locations spread across Indonesia.

Policy report

24 Aug 2017

This report focuses on the barriers faced by refugees and migrants imposed by the main federal employment program, Jobactive.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This report criticises Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report also recommends that organisations involved in implementing the migration programmes offer apologies to child migrants,...

Research report

3 Jan 2018

AgriFutures Australia was pleased to partner with the University of New England to conduct this research, which examines alternative approaches to cost-benefit analysis of improved quality for rural roads.

Journal article

7 Jul 2016

This article explores perceptions of social capital and sustainability of farming and its contribution to regional development.

Research report

15 Nov 2013

The objective of this paper is to identify factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia.

Journal article

24 Apr 2017

This paper adopts a narrative and integrative approach to advance the understanding of curriculum design practices, with particular relevance to distance education.

Journal article

15 Aug 2017

Field education has been identified as the signature pedagogy of the profession. Field education is also being said to be in crisis.

Commentary

22 Mar 2018

Finance’s share of the Australian economy is higher than ever, leaving us vulnerable to a growing global liquidity bubble, writes Michael Gill.

Report

15 Mar 2018

This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide.

Research report

19 Mar 2018

This report provides a compendium of knowledge on Safe System treatments and identifies real world experience in the practical application of solutions that can mitigate crash severity.

Report

21 Mar 2018

The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...

Journal article

21 Mar 2018

This article explores how Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) developed, problems with the current ILL ecosystem, and changes that can make ILL centered on users’ needs and processes rather than backend library systems.

Report

21 Mar 2018

This summary of the deliberations of the first National Manufacturing Summit provides an invaluable starting point for this year’s summit, and for the continuing policy dialogue that will be essential for making the most of Australia’s manufacturing potential.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) includes the five policy options being considered, the ACCC's preliminary recommendation, as well as a series of questions for stakeholder consideration.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

The purpose of this project is to identify ethical capability needs of Australian accounting professionals and produce policy recommendations that can inform future measures to improve ethical behaviours and culture in the profession, as well as the design of an ethical capability building program.

Book

22 Mar 2018

This resource provides an in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city.

Report

22 Mar 2018

This publication brings together recent research commissioned or undertaken by NCVER in the transition of school students into VET, their experiences and their outcomes. It explores what influences young people to undertake VET post-school, the factors that support them to complete VET and their outcomes...

Research report

22 Mar 2018

Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.

Research report

The views of WA children and young people on factors that support their engagement in school and learning
30 Jan 2018

Much effort has been put into developing resources, frameworks, policies and programs to support and engage students. This work is important and has helped many students, but by listening to the voices of children and young people, it is clear there is more to be...

Research report

22 Mar 2018

This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

For women experiencing disadvantage, the risk of poverty, homelessness and ongoing financial insecurity is heightened by the lack of fast, affordable pathways to resolve family law property disputes. Many women are simply walking away from their entitlement to a fair division of property.

Report

13 Feb 2018

This research addresses a knowledge gap about personal safety and abuse prevention by exploring the perspectives of young people with disability.

15 Mar 2018

This project is mapping inquiries into historical child abuse that have proliferated since the 1990s. Its aim is to develop a publicly available web resource containing information on inquiries across the globe.

Strategy

20 Mar 2018

This strategy document presents a vision for more inclusive and sustainable financial markets, and articulates a plan for impact investing to lead progress toward this future.

Report

15 Mar 2018

This paper is intended to serve as a prompt for Arts Council England’s consultation activity over the forthcoming months, with the intent of provoking a conversation with arts and cultural organisations about the changing context for their work.

Discussion paper

21 Mar 2018

Only one in four domestic undergraduate students were admitted to courses based on their ATAR in 2016, down from one in three in 2014. This is at odds with the message reinforced by schools, families and the media – that the ATAR is everything.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

Refugees and asylum seekers often experience mental health problems associated with their migration experience, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These may be particularly challenging to manage, especially if there are language and cultural differences between provider and patient.

Policy report

21 Mar 2018

This policy report is a statement on how tech and design can maximise opportunities for making the legal sector better. It provides a guide for individuals working in legal industries, or those hoping to get into them, to improve the way justice works.

Strategy

18 Mar 2018

Continued planning is critical if New South Wales is to have a world-class transport system with infrastructure investments that support growth and meet the aspirations for how we want to travel and live.

Strategy

1 Dec 2012

The NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan sets the framework for the NSW Government to deliver an integrated, modern transport system that puts the customer first.

Policy report

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017
2 Nov 2017

Arcadis’ 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled in partnership with research firm Cebr, tracks the overall performance of the mobility systems in 100 cities around the world. The index is built from 23 separate indicators grouped into three sub-indices: People, Planet and Profit.

Combining...

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

By identifying and building on refugees’ strengths, resilience and human capital, Professor Shergold believes NSW can deliver better outcomes for both refugees and the communities they live in.

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.

Commentary

21 Mar 2018

Hamilton paints a picture of unrelenting determination not only to control those within China but also to dominate the world using whatever means at its disposal. To Hamilton, China is “Australia’s enemy”, writes Andrew Podger.

Evaluation

28 Feb 2018

The Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) of Legal Aid NSW began delivering services in January 2016. This evaluation involved quantitative analysis of Legal Aid NSW administrative data, and interviews and focus groups with stakeholders. It examined key questions such as whether the DVU is reaching disadvantaged...

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The story of LEGO's brand resurgence, and others like it about open innovation, have important implications for implementation of strategy in the public sector.

Discussion paper

7 Dec 2017

This paper outlines the current strategic landscape, including the issues and challenges, drawing together key research to date into a consolidated document to facilitate the shaping of the policy reform and investment agenda for government across the identified drivers for change.

Strategy

A new chapter for our public library system
20 Feb 2018

The WA Public Libraries Strategy is the result of extensive research undertaken and presented in the Public Library Working Group background paper . As well as that, WALGA’s Vision 2025 also identified the need for such a strategic approach to public library development. The context...

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?

Research report

21 Mar 2018

With Cape Town working to avert its ‘Day Zero’, when water taps might be shut off, this new WaterAid report reveals millions of others around the world already face these conditions daily.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

Conversations for Change is the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria.

Each Conversation will focus on a different topic relevant to ageing and older people in our community. The initiative is a central platform in our...

Audio interview

21 Mar 2018

Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?

Research report

20 Mar 2018

On a country-wide scale, China has an adequate supply of water. Those water resources are not uniformly distributed throughout the country, however, with four-fifths of the supply located in the south. This imbalance of water resources leaves some parts of the country with high levels...

Report

Commonwealth water purchasing in the Condamine Balonne
20 Mar 2018

The Australian government bought 29 gigalitres of water for $80m in the Condamine-Balonne valley. The vendors originally insisted on $2,200 per megalitre. But after negotiation, the government paid a higher price - $2,745 per megalitre. Worse, the water has no legal status outside the farm...

Report

21 Mar 2018

Trust in our politicians is declining, and risks diminishing further with allegations of misuse of public funds. This investigation argues that the reputation of the Victorian Parliament would be greatly enhanced if an independent agency was clearly empowered to deal with such matters.

Commentary

20 Mar 2018

The removal of Aboriginal children from their homes – and where to place them – is complex and fraught process, and not fodder for politics or morning television. Jacynta Krakouer and Sarah Wise explain.

Journal article

19 Feb 2018

Using a database of recent articles published in the field of Global Health research, this article examines institutional sources of stratification in publishing access outcomes.

Report

20 Mar 2018

The panel has reviewed the performance of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in terms of reliability, security and safety over the 2016/17 period, in accordance with the requirements of the National Electricity Rules.

Research report

A case study of two Catholic schools
16 Mar 2018

While this project was based on two case study schools, the practices described in the framework can be used by all schools supporting students from refugee backgrounds who are undertaking their senior secondary school certificate of education.

Research report

12 Mar 2018

This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.

Fact sheet

19 Mar 2018

A new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia will be piloted from 1 July of this year.

Research report

1 Nov 2017

Australian cities contain millions of trees that provide amenity, important ecosystem services such as cooling and slowing stormwater, and provide habitat for birds and animals. There is growing recognition that increasing temperatures due to urban heat and climate change are a threat to some tree...

Discussion paper

20 Mar 2018

In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and decide the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer. However, to help guide retailers and customers, each year IPART recommends a benchmark range for solar-feed in...

Research report

17 Mar 2018

Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, this review by Curtin University has found.

Commentary

20 Mar 2018

Grattan Institute researchers, Brendan Coates and Danielle Wood, outline who wins and who loses from Labor’s hotly debated tax policy.

Briefing paper

19 Mar 2018

Reforms are being introduced to improve the efficiency and level of competition in consumer lending, with a goal of driving better pricing, enhanced access to finance and new products and services.

Audio interview

20 Mar 2018

"There needs to be a complete rethink of the way we allow political parties to operate," says the Chair of Digital Rights Watch, Tim Norton.

Report

A report card on preventable oral diseases and their risk factors: tracking progress for a healthier Australia by 2025
19 Mar 2018

This report card looks at the oral health of Australian adults in relation to risk factors, oral disease and adverse oral health outcomes. Australia’s Adult Oral Health Tracker will be issued regularly and will track the targets for better oral health in Australia by 2025....

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

When is an election not an election?

When Vlad the Rad locks up his opponents and intimidates the “electorate”, that’s when.

Ben Davidson gets the skinny on Putin’s Stalin-beating longevity in office with Dr Roderic Pitty.

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

How bad is authoritarianism? [clue: it’s very, very bad]

This week Rewi Lyall spoke with Dr Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University) about his conceptualisation of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘retrograde’ authoritarianism as a tool for understanding how different despotic regimes in South East Asia manage perceptions and...

Policy report

16 Mar 2018

This review was undertaken by the Editorial Policies team as an exercise to identify and compare the story choices being made by the ABC, the SBS and the free-to-air commercial services in key morning (radio) and evening (television) news bulletins.

Report

19 Mar 2018

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s design of the Threatened Species Prospectus.

Statistics

14 Mar 2018

This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2017 , with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2017.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

Analyses the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidents of ten categories of property and violent crime for the period 1990 to 2017 in New South Wales.

Evaluation

15 Feb 2018

This report is an evaluation of the New Zealand Nurse Practitioner Education programme. Overall the evaluation report is positive. Most students completed the course in the time required and achieved registration within three months of completion.

Journal

16 Feb 2018

This edition explores Vietnam's economic growth since its Doi Moi reforms started in 1986. The story of Vietnam’s domestic economic transformation since the end of the Vietnam War and Australia’s early role in that transformation sets a strong precedent upon which an economic partnership can...

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

New modelling by the energy advisory firm RepuTex shows Australia is set to beat its emisisons targets under what it calls a "do nothing" scenario, suggesting the NEG could be redundant.

Research report

19 Mar 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe the growing number of devices being connected to the internet. This issues paper aims to give a broad overview of IoT issues to increase awareness and public discussion.

Report

1 Mar 2018

This report contains the results of the economic analysis of the cost of bullying in schools in Australia. It describes the approach to complete the analysis, presents the results, and identifies the limitations.

Book

Building a sustainable future
30 Jan 2018

This new volume sets the stage for addressing development through a comprehensive measure of wealth, which underpins income and well-being. Hopefully, the results will be used by policy makers and others to improve measures of economic progress and lead to policies that improve lives for...

Book

Measuring sustainable development in the new millennium
3 Feb 2011

This book is about development and measuring development progress. While precise definitions may vary, development is, at heart, a process of building wealth—the produced, natural, human, and institutional capital which is the source of income and wellbeing.

Book

Measuring capital for the 21st Century
15 Feb 2006

This volume asks a key question - where is the wealth of nations? Answering this question yields important insights into the prospects for sustainable development in countries around the world.

Research report

28 Nov 2017

Through its decisions following my Interim Report on NSW water management and compliance, the NSW Government has embarked on an historic program of reforms to the way water compliance and enforcement is managed in the state. This second, and final, report provides advice on progress...

Technical report

5 Apr 2012

This document has been written to allow the draft Basin Plan to be assessed as to whether it will protect the essential attributes of this internationally important wetlands.

Journal article

26 Jun 2017

This article seeks to summarize research concerning Google Scholar, Google Books, and Microsoft Academic from the past three years with a mind to informing practice and setting a research agenda.

Journal article

12 Mar 2018

This article argues that in addition to strategies directly aimed at violence, policies are needed to address key predictors of violence exposure, such as social disparities, financial stress and alcohol use.

Journal article

12 Mar 2018

This article examines how health professionals can play a key role in identifying and preventing the recurrence of intentional injury.

Submission

27 Feb 2018

This submission recommends that government create more flexible policy solutions that better suit the diversity found in remote Australia, while providing local people with genuine power to determine how policy works in their community.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

This report presents research findings on the level of fraud risk affecting Commonwealth entities and the government’s approach to preventing and responding to acts of dishonesty perpetrated within and against the Commonwealth.

Report

14 Mar 2018

Although fraud is a wide-ranging category of crime, and the personal backgrounds and sociodemographic characteristics of offenders can differ considerably, both incidents and offenders display enduring features that act as red flags or indicators of dishonesty taking place.

Commentary

16 Mar 2018

Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.

Report

2 Mar 2018

This report found there is no whole-of-government capability to detect and respond effectively to cyber security incidents. There is very limited sharing of information on incidents amongst agencies, and some agencies have poor detection and response practices and procedures.

Report

9 Mar 2018

In accordance with its requirements under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008, Infrastructure Australia is committed to undertaking regular reviews of the cost–benefit analysis methodology that forms part of our Assessment Framework, which is used by Infrastructure Australia to assess submissions and proposals.

In keeping...

Guide

March 2018 update
15 Mar 2018

This document sets out the assessment framework that Infrastructure Australia uses to consider initiatives and projects for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List (IPL).

Report

15 Mar 2018

This report provides more detailed guidance to bank and non-bank lenders about compliance with the unfair contract terms laws, as they relate to small business.

Journal article

8 Jan 2018

Publishing by organisations has proliferated in the digital era, becoming a key tool in influencing public debate and part of the evidence-base for public policy and practice, yet it is often overlooked as a form of scholarly publishing. This paper looks at the way organisations...

Report

15 Mar 2018

The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.

Journal article

15 Feb 2018

The 2.5% Commitment Initiative’s goal is to increase the collective investments from academic libraries towards open common infrastructure - that is, projects that provide software or services that support open scholarship.

Audio

12 Mar 2018

With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...

Discussion paper

19 Feb 2018

The Australian government has committed $15 million over four years to assist in the establishment and maintenance of up to eight study hubs across regional Australia. This initiative responds to a key gap in university provision for remote students.

Other text

14 Mar 2018

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) exists to facilitate practical ways for the DTA and the AIIA to engage to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Statistics

9 Mar 2018

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

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This research addresses the question of how to improve women’s economic agency in Papua New Guinea, and the security of their livelihoods, without compromising their safety.

Report

13 Mar 2018

NCEA completion rates have been increasing, with more children than ever earning an NCEA diploma. However, New Zealand’s performance on international benchmarks in numeracy and literacy has been flat or declining.

Research report

13 Mar 2018

Scholars and policy experts debate Australian participation in the ‘Australia-India-Japan-United States consultations on the Indo-Pacific’ - known universally as the ‘Quad’.

Report

14 Mar 2018

What will be the next wine industry? The objective of this report is to identify emerging high potential food and beverage export categories from New Zealand.

Working paper

20 Feb 2018

This research found that firms with a high ability to learn tend to undertake research and development and be New Zealand-based multinationals. They also tend to be larger firms that employ high numbers of professionals, managers and technicians.

Working paper

1 Mar 2018

This research used administrative data on the population of New Zealand construction firms from 2001-2012, along with linked data on their employees and working proprietors, to study the relationships among worker flows, entry, and firm productivity.

Journal

12 Feb 2018

This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

One of the challenges faced by international security agencies is that individuals and groups have used the genuine humanitarian needs generated by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq to provide cover for foreign fighters and to raise funds to support terrorist groups. This is not...

Blog post

15 Mar 2018

ASEAN’s ability to adapt to new challenges that will determine its future relevance.

Report

13 Mar 2018

The purpose of this project was to forecast the return on investment over three years of a very remote, a regional and an urban Indigenous Broadcasting Service (IBS) by understanding, estimating and valuing their impact on stakeholders.

Commentary

15 Mar 2018

The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.

Research report

6 Feb 2018

This 8th edition of Tourism Research Australia's state of the industry report reviews Australia's tourism industry’s performance in 2016–17.

Report

8 Jan 2018

This report explores the issues that Western companies face in approaching the once-in-a-century opportunity that is China.

Discussion paper

27 Nov 2017

Despite significant progress, the Australian government considers there is scope for improving the native title system to increase access to native title rights and traditional lands. This paper seeks stakeholder views on a range of options to amend the Act which are intended to improve...

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

The article summarises how collaboration between national governments contributes to the health and wellbeing of refugees settling in Australia.

Report

14 Mar 2018

This report contributes to a growing body of information about the rich and diverse social, economic and cultural contributions that charities make in Australia and internationally. This report also recognises the value of Australia’s charities and strengthens capacity for evidence-based regulation.

Research report

Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, average CEO pay is back on the rise
14 Mar 2018

This report, analysing CEO pay in Australia, has found concerning trends that mirror the surge in executive pay in the lead-up to the GFC.

Report

15 Mar 2018

The opaque pricing of discounts offered on residential mortgage rates makes it difficult for customers to make informed choices and disadvantages borrowers who do not regularly review their choice of lender, this report by the ACCC has found.

Report

March 2018 update
14 Mar 2018

This AIHW web report presents the latest available information on national population screening programs, cancer incidence, survival, prevalence and mortality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Information is available as data visualisations to explore by sex, age, state and territory,...

Report

A report by the Tenants’ Union of NSW
14 Mar 2018

This report finds that while the Boarding Houses Act 2012 was an historic step forward which has brought some improvement, it has not created the real change needed for the residents of boarding houses in New South Wales.

Report

14 Mar 2018

The Justice Project is the Law Council’s national review into the state of access to justice for people in Australia, who face significant economic and social disadvantage. It is being overseen by a Steering Committee of eminent lawyers, jurists and academics, chaired by former High...

Research report

14 Mar 2018

This report examines what the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing can tell us about preschool participation among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian population.

Working paper

28 Feb 2018

This paper briefly touches on state-based and cosmopolitan theories of international distributive justice, before considering whether we need to unpack the very concept of the country, nation-state, or government to achieve the transnational provision of public goods and redistribution between rich and poor.

Audio podcast

12 Mar 2018

Based on per captia spending, Australians are the world’s most prolific gamblers. In 2017, Australians lost nearly $24 billion to gambling, more than half of which was poured into pokie machines at pubs and clubs across the country.

Research report

13 Mar 2018

On Indo-Pacific matters, the Labour Party-led government, headed by Jacinda Ardern, will no doubt take a lead from Australia’s maritime strategic vision. Its primary focus however, will continue to be on the Asia-Pacific component of the region, particularly the South Pacific.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

Growth in the Indigenous population between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses was much faster than would be predicted by our best estimates of fertility and mortality.

Discussion paper

14 Mar 2018

This issues paper is intended to encourage informed community participation by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant to the areas listed in the Terms of Reference.

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2018

This briefing paper makes recommendations about how pharmacists in Australia can be better utilised for pandemic influenza preparedness and response.

Report

5 Feb 2018

Liberal democracies in proximity to China in the Asia-Pacific region serve as good examples of what may await Europe if China further intensifies its efforts, with Australia being a particularly helpful bellwether.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

Ever wonder if Australia was alone in spending millions of dollars on publishing meaningless data on schools? This American research argues that providing data to parents within the context of a market-driven school choice ecosystem is not an effective tool for equalizing educational opportunity, but...

Commentary

13 Mar 2018

Australia has become an economy burdened down with debt. The burden may feel light now, with interest rates so low, but as they rise it will become heavier, and slow our capacity to grow.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

This issues paper has been released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the inquiry to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans.

Briefing paper

13 Mar 2018

This research used population-level data from the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey to examine whether the prevalence of problems with fines is higher for disadvantaged groups than others. It also investigated whether people’s responses to fines problems, and the outcomes they achieve for these problems, varies...

Journal article

1 Feb 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions urgently need to be reduced. Even with a step up in mitigation, the goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 °C remains challenging. Consequences of missing these goals are substantial, especially on regional scales. Because progress in the reduction...

Research report

9 Feb 2018

Nationally, the growing demand from the infrastructure sector is pushing up costs of personnel, plant and equipment, and base materials such as aggregates, cement and steel. As resources become more stretched, these pressures create an industry wide challenge.

Strategy

8 Nov 2017

The Green Building Council of Australia with the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Energy Efficiency Council, Facilities Management Association of Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne and CitySwitch have produced a policy framework addressing the potential...

Report

19 Dec 2017

This review is looking at ways to deliver a reliable power system – one that has enough electricity available when consumers need it – at the lowest cost.

Report

9 Mar 2018

This inquiry considered key issues relating to diagnostic imaging services, including geographic disparities, Commonwealth subsidies, the costs for non-subsidised services, and how governments can improve accessibility to these essential services.

Commentary

6 Mar 2018

Addressing energy use in the built environment is just one aspect of the carbon reduction challenge, according to The Footprint Company chief executive Dr Caroline Noller. Addressing the embodied carbon in building materials is also vital.

Dr Noller told The Fifth Estate international data...

Research report

15 May 2017

Media manipulation may contribute to decreased trust of mainstream media, increased misinformation, and further radicalization.

Research report

12 Mar 2018

This report argues that if the major parties and politicians want to rebuild trust with voters, they will need to change the way they do politics: stop misusing their entitlements, strengthen political donations laws, tighten regulation of lobbyists, and slow the revolving door between political...

Policy report

21 Feb 2018

Recurring confrontations with the West are one of the main factors compelling Russia to intensify its activities in the Middle East. Tactical and more targeted contacts with the region have also been determined by President Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic strategy, his perception of the Arab Spring...

Research report

12 Mar 2018

This report argues that government regulation and subsidies are driving up the prices of key household expenditure items and putting strain on family budgets.

Briefing paper

9 Mar 2018

This background paper provides information about car financing in Australia, including the range of participants and their relationship to car dealers, the relative market share of various participants, the size of the sector and the profitability of the sector.

Briefing paper

22 Feb 2018

This background paper provides information about two particular industry participants in the Australian mortgage broking market, mortgage brokers and mortgage aggregators, some features of the Australian mortgage broking industry and the main services provided by mortgage brokers and mortgage aggregators.

Article

14 Mar 2018

Each year the Fair Work Commission is presented with submissions that are used to determine the minimum wage of millions of Australian workers. The submissions presented to the Fair Work Commission however, are largely based on vested interests with powerful unions and business advocacy groups...

Commentary

9 Mar 2018

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals grim details about the prevalence of child abuse in Australia. But crucial national data on abuse in out-of-home care remains elusive.

Discussion paper

8 Mar 2018

Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...

Report

A special report to Parliament under sections 26 and 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974
8 Mar 2018

The NSW Ombudsman, Michael Barnes, has tabled this report to correct the public record in relation to the enforcement statistics published in the former Acting Ombudsman’s November 2017 special report to Parliament.

Research report

9 Mar 2018

This report is the twenty-first comprehensive annual report on child protection. It includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

Guide

9 Mar 2018

These guidelines will make it easier for systems and sectors, principals, and other education leaders to find and develop future leaders, and ensure pathways to leadership are clear and inclusive.

Research report

8 Mar 2018

Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.

Research report

1 Dec 2015

There is a general recognition that the existing housing stock represents the largest potential for energy saving and greenhouse abatement in the residential sector. However, few studies have looked at how inefficient existing houses actually are, the extent to which their level of energy efficiency...

Research report

1 Jun 2014

The value of ‘green infrastructure’ in urban landscapes is becoming increasingly recognised by health professionals, water managers, planners, policy makers and designers around the world. The rapid expansion of towns and cities contains the real risk of creating unliveable, unhealthy environments. The contention is that...

Commentary

27 Feb 2018

Developing new gas resources in New Zealand is a shortsighted strategy that could lead to stranded assets, argues Ralph Sims.

Blog post

8 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the 457 Visa will be formally abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. This FlagPost analyses one part of the visa in an attempt to understand how its credibility may have changed over time.

Annual Report

13 Oct 2016

This annual report contains details of the ACMA’s and the Office’s performance for 2015–16 and outlines the joint nature of this report and where the ACMA and the Office share resources or corporate support.

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This article argues that if palliative care is to become a universally accessible service, new approaches to funding, based on the experience of funding reforms in other parts of the health system, need to be adopted.

Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

This report includes the 2016–17 annual reports for the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Report

7 Mar 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police in managing employee mental health.

Research report

15 Jul 2016

Pacific Island countries face unique development challenges. They are far away from major markets, often with small populations spread across many islands and vast distances, and are at the forefront of climate change and its impacts. Because of this, much research has focused on the...

Research report

RRecommendations towards implementation of the Marine Protected Areas Policy on the South Island’s south-east coast of New Zealand
7 Mar 2018

The South-East Marine Protection Forum has provided this final report on marine protection on the South Island’s south-east coast to the Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries.

Policy report

7 Mar 2018

This report contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report identifies six leadership competencies critical to successfully developing business opportunities in line with the Global Goals. Research highlighted in the report underscores that women in business can play a critical role in deploying these six competencies within more gender-balanced leadership teams.

Fact sheet

6 Mar 2018

For the first time, Australia and Timor-Leste have agreed upon a permanent maritime boundary.

Report

15 May 2016

As violence against women becomes increasingly recognized as both a public health problem and a human rights violation, countries throughout the world are taking action through political and social reforms.

Article

8 Mar 2018

The erosion of long-standing Australian aid programs in many neighbouring countries means less development, poorer health outcomes, more poverty, and greater deprivation, writes Penny Wong.

Report

8 Nov 2017

Over recent years, there has been growing concern about the under-representation of women in leadership across industry.

Organisations are deploying a range of strategies to address the known issues affecting women’s advancement, such as the challenge of balancing of work and family, biases, and...

Data portal

7 Mar 2018

In response to feedback from our stakeholders, the NNTT Geospatial Services team has made more spatial data available online.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report argues that every organisation has a role to play to support its people who are experiencing domestic and family violence, and create a culture that does not tolerate violence or discrimination and actively promotes gender equality.

Article

7 Mar 2018

The recent foreign policy reset in New Zealand is underpinned by mutual respect and a set of five Cabinet-approved guiding principles: understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition, and sustainability. It is a message that will be well received in both the Pacific and New Zealand....

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This paper, written from the perspective of a school, public, and academic librarian, discusses why school librarians are essential - not only for the K-12 students, but for information professionals and users of information everywhere.

Report

8 Mar 2018

This audit examined whether Victoria’s air quality meets national standards for pollutant components such as ozone and particulate matter.

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report examines whether Victorian councils’ economic development activities help to improve the economic viability and sustainability of their municipalities.

Report

8 Mar 2018

As the Victorian government introduced new policies for managing government land in 2015 and 2016, this audit focuses on surplus land sales conducted under the new policy framework.

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report demonstrates the economic disadvantage faced by women throughout their working lives is greatly magnified in their retirement years.

Book review

28 Feb 2018

Mike Steketee reviews Andrew Leigh's new book, ' Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World .'

Commentary

7 Mar 2018

The former NSW education minister says Australia has a cultural problem when it comes to schooling.

Report

7 Mar 2018

This report finds that globally, most countries have insufficient data to be able to measure their progress against achieving the targets across the 44 internationally agreed SDG indicators, to be met by 2030. This accounts for over half a billion children. Australia is one of...

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report, and its 33 findings and 39 recommendations, reflect problems across Victoria’s youth justice system: from crime prevention, through to delays in the Children’s Court, staffing problems within youth justice centres and, finally, what happens when young people are released from detention.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This report presents seven case studies of removal and remediation of asbestos contaminated soils in a variety of settings, including large scale inner-city developments and regional landfill remediation.

Report

15 Jan 2018

This report presents eleven case studies of significant asbestos removal works in the built environment.

Research report

7 Feb 2018

The model provides a basis for separating the effects of historical climate, market and policy shocks on the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB) region, and for simulating the effects of potential future shocks.

Report

16 Jan 2018

AbSec has undertaken a limited review of parenting supports that aim to build the parenting capacities of Aboriginal parents. Specifically, six case studies have been developed reporting on the organisation and parenting program(s) delivered including the dynamics of service delivery, the rationale for program and...

Research report

6 Mar 2018

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed the re-emergence of China and India as major actors on the world stage.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This research used a new approach to modelling to better understand how Melbourne’s roads might be used in 2030, and provide a comparison to 2015.

Policy report

2 Mar 2018

This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report simulates the net hourly incomes received by UberX drivers in six Australian cities, and finds that they almost certainly earn much less than would be required under relevant minimum wage standards.

Research report

7 Mar 2018

This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over...

Report

6 Mar 2018

On 15 November 2017, the National Symposium: Seeking Asylum and Higher Education was hosted by Melbourne Social Equity Institute. This report highlights some of the main advocacy priorities and suggestions raised by participants at the symposium and offers some next steps to take on this...

Commentary

6 Mar 2018

The federal government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.

Research report

2 Mar 2018

Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).

Canberra Urban...

Strategy

A strategy to reduce foodborne illness in Australia, particularly related to Campylobacter and Salmonella
12 Feb 2018

Foodborne illness is not a local issue and a coherent approach is required to tackle the challenges effectively. The experience of countries that have focussed on reducing foodborne illness nationally indicates the best opportunity for success.

Discussion paper

9 Feb 2018

The IHPA has released this public consultation paper on the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification (ANACC). This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the potential characteristics of the ANACC system, including the patient condition and intervention characteristics that will form the key concepts...

Working paper

8 Feb 2018

The Australian Government proposes to reduce the company tax rate from 30 to 25 per cent. However, there are widespread concerns that the fiscal cost is not affordable. This paper considers alternative reforms of corporate taxation that could fund a corporate tax rate cut. We...

Report

20 Feb 2018

This report examines a number of WA government programs and projects, in an attempt to provide a clear and concise explanation of the key drivers or failures in decision making that led to the state’s operating deficits and unsustainable debt position.

Report

15 Feb 2018

This inquiry aimed to rectify the lack of external oversight by assessing the adequacy of the Western Australian Electoral Commission's administration and management of the 2017 state general election.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report examines the ACNC’s compliance and enforcement activities between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. This report uses aggregated data and de-identified information to give readers an insight into the compliance work of the ACNC, and outlines their compliance focus for the year ahead.

Report

18 Dec 2017

This review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities has been an important opportunity to analyse the use of restrictive practices, compare New South Wales with national and international standards, and to hear from consumers, carers and...

Research report

5 Mar 2018

This research paper updates an earlier Parliamentary Library publication and details the 151 by-elections for the House of Representatives held to date, including some of the factors involved in their being held. It also discusses relevant factors such as the timing of by-elections, the number...

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This Pew Research Center survey of American adults finds that the social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives.

Report

5 Mar 2018

This assessment provides useful long-term indicators of potential resource life and future supply capability. Its broad outlook should assist with government policy decisions, as well as programs and planning associated with the minerals sector and the sustainable development of Australia's mineral resources.

Research report

Report 1 of the Australian Women's Working Futures Project
6 Mar 2018

New research carried out by the Women, Work and Leadership research group, at the University of Sydney, shows Australian women rank attaining respect in the workplace as highly as overall job security.

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2018

This consultation paper provides information on the process for preparing the post-election report, including the requirements placed on the PBO and designated Parliamentary parties by the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, and the factors that will need to be considered before allowing non-designated Parliamentary parties to...

Commentary

5 Mar 2018

Labor’s shadow education minister faces the problem of working out why school reform has failed, and what a federal education minister could do about it.

Commentary

5 Mar 2018

More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.

Report

17 Nov 2017

AUSTRAC assessed the overall ML/TF risks associated with remittances sent through remittance providers from Australia to Pacific Island countries as low. This was based on the low level of criminality associated with these remittances and the generally low value of remittances being sent to support...

Policy report

22 Jan 2018

Does a case exist for a sugar tax? That is the question this report seeks to answer by reviewing the evidence of previous studies. It asks if a sugar tax, in reality a soda tax, will accomplish what it sets out to achieve - making...

Working paper

1 Feb 2018

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

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

Describes and reflects on the experience of conducting five randomised controlled trials between 2003 and 2017 in a general practice setting with minimal funding, in North Queensland.

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2018

This consultation paper sets out our proposals for two aspects of our oversight role regarding the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). It also seeks feedback on whether financial firms need any transitional relief from external dispute resolution disclosure obligations in the lead up to commencement...

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report recommends that the New South Wales public sector adopt stronger employment screening practices to help combat employment application fraud, which if left undetected, can ultimately allow other corrupt conduct to occur.

Annual Report

2 Mar 2018

This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

Aquatic and recreation centres largely identify themselves as health-promoting settings, although they have been described as ‘obesogenic’ environments for children in Canada and the UK.

Report

28 Feb 2018

This audit examined the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, assessing whether it has an appropriate design process and a sound governance framework.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.

Research report

20 Feb 2018

This paper outlines the evolution of China’s engagement with the dominant global norms of responsible behaviour.

Commentary

27 Feb 2018

Important research is looking at counteractive measures to urban heat island effect from the best materials to reflect urban heat to the best technology and urban design to keep us cool. What we can do now is make our cities, where the majority live, smarter,...

Policy report

4 Mar 2018

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.

Research report

1 Nov 2017

Telstra has partnered with the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) to conduct the latest round of quantitative research of the Australian public to garner further, refreshed evidence in relation to the role of technology in government service delivery.

Research report

28 Feb 2018

This resource presents a review of the ways in which Australia is attempting to encourage and enable individuals to look after their own health and wellbeing. The role of 'self care' in effective health management and treatment is one of the major gaps in Australia's...

Commentary

26 Feb 2018

Can the big political parties regain a sense of legitimacy, or have the conditions that sustained them come to an end?

Research report

20 Feb 2018

As the UK and the EU move to the next stage of the Article 50 negotiations, the UK faces a fundamental choice over the type of country it wants to be post-Brexit.

Report

30 Jan 2018

This report outlines how Australian libraries are supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including a number of case studies from NSLA libraries.

Working paper

10 Jan 2018

This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.

Guide

With a new preface by the Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission
23 Jan 2018

In 1987, the Law Reform Commission of Victoria (predecessor organisation of the Victorian Law Reform Commission) published a landmark guide to legal language, titled Plain English and the Law .

Although it is often cited as an important work, this publication has been hard...

Report

21 Feb 2018

This project summary provides information about the contractual and commercial aspects of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Journal article

27 Feb 2018

Cities must address climate change. More than half of the world’s population is urban, and cities emit 75% of all carbon dioxide from energy use1. Meeting the target of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to keep warming well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels requires staying...

Report

1 Mar 2018

This report recommends that the federal government establish a comprehensive review of Australia's entire VET sector, with a view to achieving adequate and sustainable ongoing funding levels, appropriate controls on private providers and a coherent and supportive policy framework.

Audio podcast

1 Mar 2018

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, talks about the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.

Research report

2 Mar 2016

This first report in the BCEC WGEA Gender Equity Insights series seeks to add to and strengthen the evidence base that exists around gender pay gaps throughout Australian workplaces. The report uses unique data reported to WGEA, capturing 4 million workers and more than 12,000...

Research report

2 Mar 2018

This third report in the Gender Equity Insights series extends and strengthens the evidence base around gender pay gaps and how these have changed over time across Australian workplaces.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

The proposed Quadrilateral Security Initiative 2.0 is an informal maritime alliance of the United States, India, Japan and Australia, which primarily involves co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.

Report

22 Feb 2018

This report acknowledges that the current regulatory framework for alcohol in the Northern Territory is not fit for purpose and that the NT government needs to deliver a cohesive approach to alcohol harm minimisation for all Territorians.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report was produced as part of an independent review of the Northern Territory's (NT) current alcohol policies and legislation. It was commissioned in response to concern about levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol related harm in the NT.

Article

2 Mar 2018

This article argues that it makes economic sense to support people from a refugee or asylum-seeking background from the moment they arrive. A few simple changes would ease the housing situation of vulnerable people.

Transcript

Speech to Lowy Institute - Martin Place, Sydney 1 March 2018
1 Mar 2018

New Zealand’s coalition government was formed with the intention of leading change rather than managing a modified status quo.

Submission

Submission to the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review September 2017
15 Sep 2017

Executive summary

SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) portals represent a new and disruptive category of entertainment service. The two leading SVOD portals in Australia are Netflix and Stan. Netflix – which is not an Australian media company and cannot easily be regulated under Australian law...

Database

25 Sep 2017

Overview

Living Culture presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) about Indigenous Australians’ engagement with First Nations arts, festivals, languages and broadcasting, and attendance at arts and cultural venues and events. The data can...

Research report

1 Feb 2018

The Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program was developed to facilitate Australian publishers’ access to international markets and audiences for Australian writers by promoting rights sales.

Research report

15 Oct 2017

The Drama Report covers the production of feature films, TV drama (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) and online drama programs in Australia by financial year.

Research report

15 Nov 2017

With the Producer Offset now 10 years old, this report collates the experiences of producers and broadcasters to analyse its effects in a time of continued change.

Research report

15 Dec 2017

This report is designed to help the industry understand its audience, and to inform anyone interested in the place that screen stories have in a modern, online Australia.

Article

1 Mar 2018

In a speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs delivered in Wellington this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given us the clearest sense yet of the direction New Zealand’s coalition government will take on foreign policy.

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2017

Remote communities offer unique challenges that mean mainstream employment and participation solutions have historically fallen short of community expectations. Remote communities feature weaker labour markets, geographic dispersion, language and cultural differences and service delivery challenges. Furthermore, Government payments are the main source of income in...

Research report

1 Mar 2018

The heads of government of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene in Sydney on 17–18 March 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This paper provides concise background to and context...

Strategy

16 Feb 2018

The State Services Commission enables the delivery of the results that make the most positive difference for New Zealanders while protecting and enhancing the standards of integrity and conduct that make New Zealand’s State Service one of the best in the world.

Research report

Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016
12 Dec 2017

The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in...

Journal article

15 Feb 2018

Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise.

Report

The monitoring and advocacy report of the Mental Health Commissioner
27 Feb 2018

The Mental Health Commissioner, Kevin Allan, says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery in his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report.

Report

A dynamic computable general equilibrium modelling assessment
27 Feb 2018

Horticulture New Zealand asked NZIER to estimate the potential impacts of an incursion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on the New Zealand economy. We used NZIER’s computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the New Zealand economy to estimate these economic impacts.

Strategy

28 Feb 2018

This resource is a guide for evaluation of programs and activities under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). The evaluation framework is intended to align with the wider role of the Productivity Commission in overseeing the development and implementation of a whole of government evaluation strategy...

Journal article

22 Feb 2018

Data-driven decision systems are taking over. No institution in society seems immune from the enthusiasm that automated decision-making generates, including—and perhaps especially—the police. Police departments are increasingly deploying data mining techniques to predict, prevent and investigate crime.

Guide

28 Feb 2018

The Network Exemption Guideline relates to a privately-owned embedded or exempt network. An exempt network is any network supplying electrical energy to a third party, but not a transmission or distribution network registered with AEMO.

Report

An investigation into sexual violence and hazing in Australian university residential colleges
28 Feb 2018

This report details an extensive history of hazing, sexual assault and harassment at university residential colleges around the country.

Annual Report

28 Feb 2018

This report analyses the different approaches to disclosure across the fintech industry and makes recommendations on best practice and identifies commitments to action.

Research report

20 Feb 2018

The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.

Technical report

1 Mar 2018

Respondents to the National Student Outcomes Survey include a number of students who were surveyed as subject completers but self-identify as graduates. These students are classified into a group based on a logistic model that predicts the eligibility of a student being a graduate, based...

Report

28 Feb 2018

FOI documents show Barnaby Joyce and Steve Ciobo’s letter of support for Adani’s coal project sent to the Chinese government was in response to Adani’s request “to help secure Chinese financing”.

Report

15 Feb 2018

Creative Nation uses official, open and web data to map the creative industries in the United Kingdom, their evolution, contribution to local economic development, the strength of their support ecosystems - including research and informal networking - and their connections with each other.

Research report

28 Feb 2018

This report argues that the time for a reckoning is here. The government must intervene to secure the hard-fought-for right of Australian workers to receive a living wage in return for their labour.