July 2018

Research report

17 Jul 2018

Research has demonstrated that alcohol misuse has a significant impact on police time and resources, the health sector and the Australian community more broadly. Despite growing interest in the topic and the number of studies that have been completed, there remain significant limitations to the...

Report

17 Jul 2018

This report profiles eighteen Australian and British firms, from small start-ups to international conglomerates, who have been successful in expanding to either country. These firms are across industries as diverse as defence, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and training.

Audio program

18 Jul 2018

In a deal that confirms the financial viability of published newspapers remains pressured, Fairfax Media and News Corporation Australia have agreed to share their printing sites.

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

The My Health Record (MHR) system promises to make Australia a leader in providing citizens with access to their own health records.

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.

Report

18 Jul 2018

The inquiry into service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities presented a range of complex and contentious policy issues. This paper provides insights on the lessons-learned from conducting the inquiry.

Research report

18 Jul 2018

This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.

Report

14 Jun 2018

This report assess proposed reforms in the context of the current housing market in New South Wales, and provide commentary on the potential impacts on development costs, the forward supply and affordability of new housing.

Strategy

13 Jun 2018

Victoria's infrastructure strategy has updated, as progress continues on Victoria’s key infrastructure projects. New initiatives have also been included, reflecting the ongoing investment in maintaining Victoria’s liveability and prosperity.

Report

18 Jul 2018

This report examines the broad trends within the Commonwealth tax system since 2001–02 and the risks they present. An awareness of these risks allows policy makers to work to ensure the sustainability of the tax system over the medium term.

Report

A report for the Foodprint Melbourne project, University of Melbourne
13 Sep 2016

Deloitte Access Economics undertook an economic analysis of Melbourne’s foodbowl for the Foodprint Melbourne project. The final Foodprint Melbourne report draws on the findings of this economic analysis.

Research report

14 Jun 2016

This report summarises research findings about what it takes to feed Melbourne - how much land, water, and energy and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and food waste generated.

Research report

8 Dec 2015

The first release from the Foodprint Melbourne project investigated the importance of city-fringe farmland, and highlighted the potential threat to supplies of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables as Melbourne grows to a population of over 7 million people by 2050.

Report

17 Jul 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Social Services’ implementation and evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trial.

Strategy

22 Jul 2018

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Bendigo, Victoria, and outlines the broad steps Bendigo should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of nine months of research, analysis and engagement with 31...

Strategy

16 Jul 2018

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Greater Sydney, NSW, and outlines the broad steps the city should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of a project by the Cooperative Research Centre...

Research report

16 Jul 2018

This report presents the findings of a study that examined the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in Victoria, how these vary with age and gender, and how these have evolved from 2010 to 2016.

Policy report

Report of the CSIRO Secondary Industry Committee
1 Jan 1972

In November 1971, the Advisory Council decided to establish a committee, known as the CSIRO Secondary Industry Committee, to review the present relationships between CSIRO and secondary industry and to report on future developments in this field.

The terms of reference emphasized such areas...

Strategy

17 Jul 2018

This report argues that Townsville has strong momentum towards achieving its vision of a future water sensitive city. However, strategic attention is needed to overcome the social and institutional barriers that could impede further on-ground progress.

Article

17 Jul 2018

Damian Madigan’s Established Manors speculation, a winning entry in the New South Wales Government’s Missing Middle Design Competition, employs the tropes of suburban alterations and additions in order to create four dwellings from two existing bungalows. This alternative model for densification has the potential to...

Report

10 Jul 2018

The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive...

Report

Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings
15 Jul 2018

This report paves the way for an important conversation that focuses on achieving a quality, safeguarding and oversight framework that successfully prevents and addresses violence against people with disability in institutional settings.

Report

Report of the Chief Health Officer 2018
19 Jun 2018

This report focuses on key improvements in the health of Aboriginal children in NSW in the first five years of life, and highlights some of the services and programs that have helped to achieve these.

Journal article

23 Apr 2018

This article provides a conceptual model for the pathways by which climate change could operate to impact geographies and property markets whose inferior or superior qualities for supporting the built environment are subject to a descriptive theory known as ‘Climate Gentrification.’ The article utilizes Miami-Dade...

Report

SDG 11 Synthesis report, High level political forum 2018
9 Jul 2018

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...

Research report

30 Apr 2018

This report addresses growing demand for lithium-ion technology, currently used in vast quantities in electronic and household devices. The report says that Australia could become a world leader in the re-use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

Strategy

17 Jul 2018

This document outlines a cost-based, engineering optimisation plan by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), that forecasts the overall transmission system requirements for the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the next twenty years.

Journal article

1 Jul 2018

Drawing on interviews with international students and a range of stakeholders across Australia, this article uses 7-Eleven as a case study to illuminate systemic barriers that prevent temporary migrants from accessing remedies for unpaid entitlements within existing legal and institutional frameworks.

Statistics

9 Jul 2018

This compendium of statistics on merchandise exports and imports analyses the growth, direction and commodity breakdown of Australia's trade over the past three years.

Commentary

13 Jul 2018

Australia's consumer watchdog has concluded that rooftop solar incentives have distorted the market unfairly for those who cannot afford solar panels, and has recommended the scheme ends ten years early.

Commentary

15 Jul 2018

Has stricter vetting really reduced Australia’s migrant intake?

Research report

29 Jun 2018

This report looks at Indonesia’s efforts to respond to the late 2017 violence against the Rohingya that led to one of the largest, fastest refugee flows on record, with more than 700,000 people flooding into Bangladesh in a matter of weeks.

Report

17 Jun 2017

Australia is losing the education game. We will not return to the winner’s list until we address inequity in our schools. Funding lies at the core of that inequity.

Discussion paper

16 Jul 2018

This discussion paper looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational inequality.

Guide

13 Jul 2018

Occasionally problems can arise when you receive goods or use services. You have rights under the Aged Care law but the consumer law also includes protections that may help you if things go wrong. You have rights and you can stand up for them.

Research report

13 Jun 2018

Describes the type of bail conditions imposed on defendants in New South Wales and the nature of bail breaches.

Research report

20 Jun 2018

Both crime victim survey data and recorded crime data suggest that the victimisation rate for domestic and family violence has declined in NSW over the time period examined.

Briefing paper

16 Jul 2018

Australia’s population is ageing and with this trend comes the burden and complexity of increasing physical illness and disability. This burden escalates as a person nears death and as a consequence, the cost of care becomes disproportionately high in the last year of life. Currently,...

Journal article

1 Jul 2018

This article seeks to examine briefly the association between fossil fuels and global climate change, the consequent environmental changes and the predicted public health effects.

Report

25 Jun 2018

This publication focuses on the proportion of underemployment for part-time workers. It brings in underemployment rates and levels to provide context. It explores personal, household and job variables, to build a picture of who the underemployed people are.

Discussion paper

12 Jul 2018

In many regards, it’s never been better time to be an older person in Victoria. Statistically people are living longer, in large part thanks to improved public health outcomes and medical advancements.

Research report

16 Jul 2018

Over 63,500 courses of radiotherapy were delivered in Australia during 2016–17. 50% of all radiotherapy patients started treatment within nine days.

Research report

11 Jul 2018

New Zealand's economy expanded by 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, in line with consensus expectations. Household spending was flat in the quarter despite an increase in spending on services.

Research report

29 May 2018

Access to fair wages has been facing a relative decline in the past few years, challenging social mobility and the egalitarian society that Australia has prided itself on being.

Strategy

Navigating from potential to delivery
12 Jul 2018

The Australian government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together.

Report

3 Apr 2018

This report argues that Australia is a politically stable, neutral location for the arbitration of disputes between parties in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This report summarises and responds to stakeholder submissions to the issues paper released in May 2018. It highlights the lack of publicly available information to inform the review and lays the case for the AER to use its information gathering powers to request this information...

Report

Report from the Connect and Engage small business consultation program
6 Jul 2018

This project was designed to identify ways in which the Fair Work Commission’s guides, resources and services could be improved to meet the needs of the small business community, within the scope of the current legislative framework.

Guide

A guide for policy-makers, researchers, and advocates on measuring population-level progress towards the prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia
20 Dec 2017

This resource provides guidance to policy makers and researchers on how to comprehensively track short, medium, and long-term progress toward prevention at the population-level.

Discussion paper

7 Mar 2018

This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

Strategy

A national resource to support the prevention of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
13 Jul 2018

This resource contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. This is a national resource, intended to encourage, guide and support a national effort by many organisations and stakeholders, at...

Journal article

4 Jul 2018

This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.

Report

13 Jul 2018

The 'lost filing cabinet' incident that triggered this review would have been very serious for any public service agency, but was especially so for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), given its position at the apex of Commonwealth agencies.

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2018

This paper estimates that development of the Galilee Basin would reduce coal mining jobs by 9,000 in the Hunter Valley (NSW), 2,000 in the Bowen Basin (QLD) and 1,400 in the Surat Basin (QLD), compared to a scenario with no Galilee mines out to 2035.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales....

Journal article

5 Jul 2018

While relocatable, prefabricated learning environments have formed an important component of school infrastructure in Australia, prefabrication for permanent school buildings is a new and emerging field. This review of prefabrication for schools is timely. In 2017, Australia’s two largest state education departments committed to prefabrication...

Article

3 Jul 2018

Innovations in the transport sector continue to introduce new opportunities to enhance travel experiences in our cities.

The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. This is facilitated by business models that offer a range of new mobility services...

Conference paper

24 Jun 2018

This paper introduces the concept of product essentiality within sustainable operations management studies. It investigates the influence of location, gender, and family income on the perception of essentiality of ordinary goods and services. A total of 81 items, were classified according to a binary position...

Commentary

13 Jul 2018

Editorial independence is hard won and under constant pressure from outside the newsroom. In public-sector broadcasting, the pressure comes from the federal government, which provides the funding and has powerful means of subjecting the broadcaster to intense political pressure, writes Denis Muller.

Research report

4 Jul 2018

This paper forms part of a research project that examines cybercrime laws in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Its aim is to assess whether these laws are fit for purpose, and to gauge their impact on the economy, security and civil...

Journal article

4 Jul 2018

This manuscript reports descriptive findings of transport behaviours among teenagers in Southland, New Zealand, and discusses the implications of these for public health and policy.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2018

This resource outlines how rooftop solar delayed and reduced peak demand in the National Electricity Market (NEM) this summer. This improved the reliability of the grid, covering for coal-fired power plants during breakdowns.

Blog post

13 Jul 2018

When we talk about the government data that needs to be protected for national security reasons, classified information—related to defence and intelligence services—often takes precedence. But what about the protection of unclassified, open-source government data?

Journal article

3 Jul 2018

Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects of timing, location and material contexts. However, current energy policy and change initiatives often...

Policy report

12 Jun 2015

This resource outlines a blueprint for creating an Asia research and innovation network.

Policy report

2 Dec 2015

This policy paper outlines ways to strengthen incentives for industry and universities to support industry driven research.

Report

11 May 2018

The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. The framework will...

Commentary

11 Jul 2018

Are we seeing the destruction by stealth of the anti-siphoning rules?

Report

21 Jun 2018

This report outlines key programs and initiatives in multicultural affairs from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 across Victorian government departments.

Report

9 Jul 2018

On 27 February 2018, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud MP, announced a review of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) performance and governance. EY were selected by the department to conduct the review in March 2018. EY considered AWI’s delivery on core objectives...

Report

How Australia will deliver the benefits of digitally enabled health and care
2 Jul 2018

The framework for action is the implementation plan for the National Digital Health Strategy and details how all those in the digital health ecosystem are working together to help empower people, and those who care for them, with modern digital services and products.

Research report

13 Jul 2018

The NDIS emerged from years of discussions about problems with the existing disability support arrangements, the need for reform, and proposals for new models of disability support. Key developments in the realisation of the NDIS are outlined in this paper.

Transcript

Speech delivered at the Australian Conference of Economists, 12 July 2018
12 Jul 2018

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, delivered a speech to the Australian Conference of Economists, discussing a number of inquires the ACCC is involved with, including: the digital platforms inquiry, the retail electricity prices inquiry, and the consumer data right.

Literature review

22 May 2018

This review examines the effectiveness of strategies designed to improve breastfeeding considering their impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration.

Audio program

13 Jul 2018

Unless you opt-out by mid-October, the Federal Government will create an online record of your health details that it can access for the rest of your life and beyond - even if you ask for it to be deleted. Privacy advocates are warning people to...

Research report

13 Jul 2018

This report examines the overlap between alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services and youth justice supervision from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016. The research found that about 1 in 3 young people under youth justice supervision accessed an AOD treatment service.

Policy report

20 Jun 2018

This position paper explains the rationale for recommending action on assistive technologies before the finalisation of the NDIS rollout.

Working paper

1 Jul 2018

We examine Australia's Mature Age Worker Tax offset (MAWTO), a targeted earned income tax credit of up to $500 to incentivize participation of older workers that existed from 2004-05 to 2014-15. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that MAWTO increased labor market participation by around...

Report

11 Jul 2018

This report aims to identify key behavioural drivers and barriers for engaging in voluntary, behaviour-based offender programs and to understand the behavioural characteristics and experiences of unsupervised offenders and what impacts their motivation and likelihood to engage in future support.

Discussion paper

28 Mar 2018

This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.

Report

20 Jun 2018

The Perinatal Services Inquiry engaged in the significant task of examining the quality and safety of perinatal services in Victoria, including services dealing with high risk and premature births, and the quality and safety of current methods to reduce infant and maternal mortality.

Research report

11 Jul 2018

As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.

Guide

7 Jul 2018

IFLA's Net Neutrality Toolkit aims to provide readers (libraries and library associations) with a clear yet coincise description of what net neutrality is, and ideas of how librarians can fight to maintain a free, unhindered internet.

Strategy

Safe, seamless and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia
15 Aug 2017

This strategy is the product of detailed consultation and co-production with patients, consumers and carers – and the healthcare professionals, industry, organisations and innovators who serve them. It draws on evidence of clinical and economic benefit from many sources within Australia and overseas.

Report

13 Jun 2018

Digital health technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver and receive health and social care. Advances in digital technology provide a tangible opportunity to improve health care quality, consumer outcomes and experience.

Report

13 Oct 2017

This report showed more than half of young women (56%) thought female politicians were treated unfairly by their male colleagues. One in three young men surveyed also agreed this was the case.

Report

4 Jul 2018

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2016 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the Melbourne Declaration. It describes the national policy and reporting context for school education in Australia and reports against the nationally agreed key performance measures (KPMs) for...

Report

Report on the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group
14 Jun 2018

This report outlines the proceedings and outcomes of the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group, held in Perth in November 2017.

Briefing paper

11 Jul 2018

This Bill would amend the Act to insert the words ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ into paragraph 8(1)(c). The amended Act would require the Board ‘to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is fair, balanced, accurate and impartial according to...

Guide

Improving information provision to customers using behavioural insights
9 Jul 2018

BETA has partnered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop a guide to help NBN providers present information to consumers more clearly. This guide challenges the assumption that people need more information to make better decisions, and suggests that less, clearer and more...

Briefing paper

11 Jul 2018

This Policy Brief outlines a different approach for addressing the complex nature of childhood vulnerability in communities experiencing high levels of disadvantage – a place-based collective impact approach.

Report

11 Jul 2018

The Victorian government acknowledges findings of historical abuse within state government institutions and the ongoing psychological and physical harm suffered by many survivors. The Victorian government is taking responsibility to ensure that these failures to protect children never happen again.

Report

10 Jul 2018

This paper argues that India’s reaction to any possible sanctions imposed on it for continuing its development assistance and trade with Iran will not deter it from furthering its relations with Tehran.

Strategy

17 Nov 2016

Biosecurity 2025 is a partnership between people, organisations, Māori, and central, local and regional government. Its aim is to make our biosecurity system more resilient and future-focused to protect our taonga and New Zealand from pests and diseases.

Report

Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry - final report
11 Jul 2018

This report finds that there is a serious electricity affordability problem for consumers and businesses. The report sets out 56 recommendations to reset the National Electricity Market, boost competition, reduce costs and improve consumer and business outcomes.

Report

10 Jul 2018

This is the ninth national report on organisations funded by the Australian government to provide health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Report

Exploring the benefits, risks and alternatives
6 Jun 2018

Service providers seldom have time to explore the debates, complexities and nuances surrounding the diagnosis of child mental health conditions. This paper is designed to encourage practitioners in the child and family welfare sector to examine their own understanding of diagnostic systems, and to critically...

Report

Research summary
10 Jul 2018

Leaving home is a key part of the transition to adulthood. There is evidence in many countries, including Australia, that young people are remaining at home for longer. This paper explores this issue using Australian data, considers factors driving the trend, and implications for young...

Blog post

8 May 2018

Governments keep saying they will ‘work with’ Indigenous interests. But they struggle to do so – not just politically, but administratively as well. Using boundary spanning methods will help, but can existing public servants make the transition?

Strategy

6 Jul 2018

This document constitutes the One Planet SWF Working Group’s Framework. It is the outcome of consultations among the founding members and with other institutional investors who are working towards the integration of climate change issues in the asset management sector.

Report

10 Jul 2018

This paper uses twenty-five years of data from the National Homicide Monitoring Program to describe the characteristics of homicide incidents perpetrated by offenders aged 10–17 years.

Case study

8 Jun 2018

In the spring of 2010, with a close state election contest on the horizon, the leadership of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services both saw a chance to win political support for innovation in the youth homelessness sector.

Commentary

2 Jul 2018

Have Australian conservatives lost sight of the core features of their own philosophy?

Reports

7 Jun 2018

The evaluation summaries in this collection are part of a project which aims to build the business case for the economic and health costs and benefits of implementing healthy food and drink policies in healthcare settings.

Report

27 Jan 2011

This report aims to provide all concerned with an informed, comprehensive, balanced and worldwide view of fisheries, aquaculture and related issues.

Report

6 Jun 2013

Using the latest available statistics on fisheries and aquaculture, this edition presents a global analysis of the sector’s status and trends. It also examines broader related issues such as gender, emergency preparedness and the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture.

Report

17 Jun 2014

This new edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) highlights the significant role that fisheries and aquaculture plays in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty.

Report

6 Jul 2016

This edition uses the latest official statistics on fisheries and aquaculture to present a global analysis of trends in fish stocks, production, processing, utilization, trade and consumption. It also reports on the status of the world’s fishing fleets and analyses the make-up of human engagement...

Report

4 Jul 2018

The 2018 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.

Research report

The foundation for teaching and learning
9 Jul 2018

While most people expect to work a 38-hour full-time week, our public school teachers are working far more. In fact, teachers are working an average of 54 hours per week (43 hours at school and 11 hours at home), due to the increasing administrative demands...

Strategy

26 Feb 2018

The VicHealth healthy eating strategy 2017–2019 is part of VicHealth’s organisational goal to have one million more Victorians with better health and wellbeing, including 200,000 more Victorians adopting a healthier diet by 2023.

Technical report

10 Jul 2018

This technical report outlines the collection and analyses of internet job-postings data, how they compare with other sources of data and their limitations.

Journal article

9 May 2018

The purpose of this paper is to describe an initiative by Cancer Australia and Menzies School of Health Research to develop Australia’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework, using a process of co-design with relevant stakeholders.

Report

Measuring the impact of travel times and station location on job and housing accessibility
10 Jul 2018

The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.

Audio interview

10 Jul 2018

New Zealand's recently released Strategic Defence Policy Statement has some frank language about China's actions in the South China Sea and its wider ambitions, and Beijing isn't happy about it.

Strategy

1 Apr 2018

NYC’s forested natural areas provide important benefits to the city including high-quality recreation, enhanced biodiversity, and improved air and water quality. The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) have developed a 25-year Forest Management Framework...

Briefing paper

1 Jul 2018

The Women, Peace and Security agenda is recognised as a prerequisite for the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda and as essential for transformative change towards security, human rights and development.

Briefing paper

1 Jul 2018

National Action Plans require a consistently understood and communicated vision statement. A clearly articulated vision facilitates a coordinated, whole of government approach to effective implementation. In fact, the NAP’s vision should be the primary driving force for designing the plan: its outcomes, activities and measures...

Guide

30 Jun 2018

The intent of the graphic format of this document is to make the policy clearer and more accessible to a diverse audience, including the community, designers, planners, and developers.

Briefing paper

16 Jun 2018

It is important to recognise that adolescent girls’ experience of the peace and security agenda is different from that of younger children, boys, men and even adult women. Adolescent girls can be powerful agents of social change. They have the desire and the capacity to...

Briefing paper

11 Jun 2018

This issue paper assesses the conceptualisation of the conflict prevention pillar in Australia’s first National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (2012-2018).

Briefing paper

11 Jun 2018

This paper outlines some of the critical issues to consider when enhancing violence prevention through WPS in the form of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

Research report

A venue and infrastructure needs analysis
30 Apr 2018

This research was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing an up-to-date, wide-ranging understanding of its future needs for creative space, especially with regard to cultural creation and production.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...

Report

5 Jul 2018

This report seeks to answer key questions about the eastern Australia energy cost challenge and provide recommendations for a lower cost energy future.

Report

6 Jul 2018

This occasional paper provides an overview of energy storage technologies already in Australia and on the horizon, and the opportunities for Australia to lead the world in these fields.

Blog post

5 Jul 2018

There is an accepted need to bridge the gap between academic research and public policy. Knowledge brokers, individuals or organisations sympathetic to both research and policymaking cultures and able to mediate between the two, represent one way of doing so.

Discussion paper

9 Jul 2018

This is the Productivity Commission’s fourth investigation of the economic regulation of airport services since 2000. It presents an opportunity for a fresh look at whether existing arrangements are fit for purpose. The commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to...

Report

6 Jul 2018

The review considered the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility's (NAIF's) policy settings, with particular reference to its investment mandate, and assessed the implications on NAIF's project identification, selection and assessment processes, including risk settings.

Briefing paper

9 Jul 2018

This paper argues that while President Trump’s disregard for human rights has pervaded U.S policy, the administration’s chaos has allowed some human rights and democracy concerns to be driven by lower-level State Department activity, including at the embassy level and through legislated programs, and through...

Audio interview

9 Jul 2018

Another round of 'culture wars' could be about to begin — with religious freedom the new flashpoint.

Research report

2 Jul 2018

The aim of this report is to illustrate ways in which state and territory governments might safeguard some of the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia.

Guide

1 Oct 2008

Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, a phenomenon known as the “heat island effect.” As cities develop, more vegetation is lost and more surfaces are paved or covered with build­ings. The change in ground cover results in less shade and moisture to...

Website

1 Jan 2018

Cool roofs and pavements can help cool down buildings and cities. Replacing roofs and pavements with more reflective materials could reverse the urban heat island effect. Cool, reflective roofs and pavements are readily available, typically pay back within one year when the roof is ready...

Policy report

6 Jul 2018

This Policy Statement updates New Zealand’s strategic Defence policy settings to reflect the Coalition Government’s foreign policy and national security priorities.

Report

6 Jul 2018

This document provides the findings of a review by Sir Brian Roche KNZM to assess Defence's ability to deliver capability investments effectively.

Report

19 Jun 2018

There is a sense that the established order in global affairs is shifting. The articles commissioned for this volume, the first of a new annual series, have been written by Chatham House experts and reflect their perspectives on selected aspects of this transition.

Report

4 Jul 2018

This report examines how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated for non-government schools, which informs the base level of taxpayer funding they receive. The report recommends technical changes to one element of the formula used to distribute funding for non-government schools and systems, based on...

Journal article

15 Apr 2018

Cities are investing billions of dollars in climate change adaptation to combat the effects of sea‐level rise, temperature extremes, increasingly intense storm events, flooding and water scarcity. Natural ecosystems have enormous potential to contribute to city resilience, and so, actions that rely on this approach...

Report

1 Jun 2018

This is the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) tenth statutory Progress Report to Parliament – an important moment to reflect on the UK's achievements in tackling climate change to date. 2018 also marks the tenth year since the Climate Change Act came into force and,...

Research report

6 Jul 2018

This paper analyses the role of industrialised countries, specifically Australia and New Zealand, and their efforts and policies aimed at assisiting vulnerable Pacific island communities over any future climate-induced migration.

Submission

4 Jul 2018

In this submission, IFLA underlines the need for flexible exceptions and thus welcomed the introduction of a fair use exception, and alternatively an extended fair dealing exception that among its purposes recognised “library and archive use”, “certain educational uses” and “text and data mining”, among...

Report

5 Jul 2018

This paper examines sentencing and treatment practices for juvenile sex offenders in Australia and the challenges of reconciling the imperatives of rehabilitation, accountability and community protection.

Research report

6 Jul 2018

This is the third national report on the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with updated data available to report on 14 measures. It shows that while the mortality rate from cardiac conditions is falling among Indigenous Australians, it...

Working paper

6 Jul 2018

The veteran-centred model is based on the AIHW’s person-centred model and supports a person-centred approach to understanding the experiences and outcomes of Australia’s veterans. This working paper shows how the AIHW person-centred model can be relevantly applied to the veteran population to support holistic analysis...

Commentary

2 Jul 2018

Australia’s landscapes are dotted with mature eucalypts that were standing well before Captain Cook sailed into Botany Bay. These old trees were once revered as an icon of the unique Australian landscape, but they’re rapidly becoming collateral damage from population growth. Mature eucalypts are routinely...

Report

6 Jul 2018

This audit shows current policies will reduce National Electricity Market (NEM) emissions to 22% below 2005 levels in 2019-20, effectively meaning electricity sector has an emissions reduction target of only 4% to 2030.

Research report

5 Jul 2018

This report argues that countries need to develop multilateral, co-operative management practices and initiatives for shared water resources, including the fostering of transboundary water sharing agreements.

Commentary

5 Jul 2018

The official figures show that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners.

Research report

1 Jul 2018

This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and how national governments can support and empower them.

Briefing paper

5 Jul 2018

This topic paper describes the broadband network and explains basic broadband service metrics and performance measures. The paper also considers the underlying technology and how this has developed over time and improved broadband performance in New Zealand and internationally.

Report

Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
2 Jul 2018

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has conducted the international treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and recommends that the House take note of its report.

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report, based on a survey of public sector innovation (PSI) units in Australia and New Zealand undertaken in February 2018, suggests that the actual number of PSI units worldwide may be significantly higher than previously thought.

Commentary

3 Jul 2018

Viewed warmly on both sides of politics and in the media, the federal finance minister is playing a vital role for the government.

Report

4 Jul 2018

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for 2.5 million households across England. At its worst, fuel poverty can contribute to premature winter deaths – around 10,000 deaths in 2016–2017 were related to cold homes.

Report

4 Jul 2018

The UK’s vote to leave the EU arose in part from deep social and geographical divides across the country. But could the decision to leave impact upon those same inequalities?

Report

The Lord Darzi Review of health and care: final report
15 Jun 2018

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if this plan for investment and...

Commentary

4 Jul 2018

From the 20th Century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.

Submission

Australian NGO Coalition submission to the Human Rights Committee
18 Sep 2017

This report to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee examines Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It has been prepared by a coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) from across Australia.

Article

31 May 2018

New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes.

“Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also...

Blog post

20 Jun 2018

As the international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 starts today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - and ahead of ICE’s Global Engineering Congress in London in October - we explore the 5-fold multiplier effect that investment in water infrastructure can...

Report

5 Jul 2018

This report shows how the Great Barrier Reef could be hit with repeat coral bleaching events every two years by 2034, under current greenhouse gas pollution rates.

Research report

5 Jul 2018

This research paper contains a summary of the federal elections (House of Representatives and Senate) held from 1901 to the latest in 2016 and updates the Senate tables affected by the special counts of Senate votes in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania...

Case study

25 Jun 2018

The UK’s first energy positive office, opened at Swansea University today, integrates a range of commercially available technologies to generate, store and release solar power.

The two-storey Active Office demonstrator, on Bay Campus, was built by SPECIFIC, an academic/industry consortium led by Swansea University...

Report

5 Jul 2018

This report assesses the influence of the current system of Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) on productivity, efficiency and economic growth; the incentives for the states to undertake reforms that improve the operation of their jurisdictions; and on the states’ abilities to prepare and deliver annual...

Blog post

7 Jun 2018

NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for...

Report

5 Jul 2018

This statistical report tracks the outcomes of apprentices and trainees from when they commenced their training and shows contract completion rates for apprentices and trainees who commenced training in 2013 have decreased to 52.7% (down from 55.4% for those commencing in 2012).

Report

4 Aug 2016

This document focuses only on behavioural interventions, not structural changes or policies, such as flexible working arrangements, return-to-work options, cadetships and targeted positions.

Report

Report on the trial undertaken by the Behavioural Insights Unit, Allianz and the Department of Education
2 Aug 2016

It is widely recognised that long-term absence from work is harmful to physical and mental wellbeing. Returning safely and quickly to work has strong benefits for the individual, their family, employer and the broader sustainability of the workers compensation system. In March 2013, the Department...

Commentary

28 Jun 2018

Two years after launching the award-winning Cool Streets project in Sydney’s Blacktown, Libby Gallagher remains a staunch advocate for the role that street trees play in mitigating the impacts of climate change and making better cities.

Read the full article at Foreground

Report

28 May 2018

This report showcases the BIU's major projects since the last report in 2016, and sets out some of the lessons learned along the way.

Research report

1 Apr 2018

Across the world, the role and functionality of urban water utilities has evolved over time, in response to urban challenges. The role of the urban water sector in each region has generally begun with water supply, and then been followed by sewerage, drainage, environmental protection,...

Discussion paper

5 Jul 2018

This consultation paper sets out the problems and complexities that consumers face when navigating current regulatory and institutional arrangements and proposes reforms to address these problems.

Report

15 Nov 2017

The 2016 Valuation Report reflects significant improvements to the underlying model to provide greater understanding of the welfare population and their expected outcomes.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This report documents the findings of the 30 June 2017 actuarial valuation of the Australian income support and social security system. This valuation is part of the work undertaken by the Department of Social Services to implement the Australian Priority Investment Approach to social welfare,...

Article

4 Jul 2018

Prompts to help you reflect on how well you know your clients and what they need, drawing upon the SVA Fundamentals for Impact.

Social-purpose organisations exist for those who benefit from their actions – in most cases people with some form of need. Therefore,...

Report

2 Jul 2018

In a changed labour market and with an ageing population, understanding the attitudes and needs of employers is vital to assisting unemployed older Australians to get and keep jobs.

Report

2 Jul 2018

Analysis of interviews with jobactive staff showed that employment services staff face considerable challenges and competing demands.

Report

2 Jul 2018

Analysis of interviews with mature age jobseekers showed that there is disjunction between what these jobseekers say they need from employment services and what they get.

Report

2 Jul 2018

This research summary brings together the findings from a Brotherhood of St Laurence study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers to get work.

Research report

4 Apr 2017

This research was undertaken to gain insight into the mental health and wellbeing of Airds residents during the time of housing renewal and how to best support their needs, through the views of local service providers and volunteers.

Guide

28 Jun 2018

This guide provides information to assist non-professional evaluators with commissioning or assessing evaluation processes and outputs. It explains the importance of understanding the context of evaluation, and determining an organisation’s level of “evaluation-readiness.”

Guide

28 Jun 2018

This resource is intended to act as a quick reference guide to key statistics on violence against women in Australia for use by the media and other commentators, including government officials, academics, sector leaders and community advocates.

Briefing paper

2 Jul 2018

This paper argues that it is evident that Australia’s attraction as a location to conduct R&D has diminished, with the net tax benefit available for non-refundables now being amongst the lowest on a comparison of international R&D tax regimes.

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018

The federal government welcomes stakeholder feedback on the exposure draft legislation and associated explanatory materials. In addition, this accompanying consultation paper outlines key areas where the government requests specific feedback on the implementation of the reforms.

Report

4 Jul 2018

The Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has tabled this second biennial report on the implementation of her investigations’ recommendations. The report covers the 125 recommendations made to state and local government bodies between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018.

Research report

NCSEHE 2017 Equity Fellowship final report
18 Jun 2018

Seventeen recommendations for strengthening evaluation in Indigenous higher education are presented in this report. These recommendations span research, policy and practice contexts, and often sit at the nexus between them.

Research report

NCSEHE 2017 Equity Fellowship final report
4 Jul 2018

Remote students often have unique knowledge, capabilities and perspectives that are a valuable part of a wider Australian culture. There is a compelling case to explore the great potential that remote Australia, its cultures and people have to offer.

Fact sheet

4 Jul 2018

This fact sheet focuses on hospitalised cases where a person was injured in an unintentional crash involving types of transport that operate on land.

Fact sheet

19 Jun 2018

This fact sheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against men in 2014–15.

Commentary

4 Jul 2018

Energy justice is a social issue, and by leaving it up to vulnerable people to sort it out for themselves, we as a society risk making it even worse.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...

Research report

5 Jul 2018

This research is the final report of the AHURI inquiry into ‘Pathways to Housing Tax Reform in Australia.’ It features real-world modelling and implementation time frames to steer tax settings that progress the efficiency, equity and sustainability of housing tax policy, and also presents meaningful,...

Research report

4 Jul 2018

Conducted by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, this new study is part of the first ever comprehensive investigation of the quality and utility of NSW’s civil court and tribunal administrative data system for informing policy and practice.

Report

4 Jul 2018

This report discusses the findings from ASIC’s review of credit card lending in Australia between 2012 and 2017. In particular, it looks at consumer debt outcomes over this period, the effect of balance transfers, and the operation of key reforms for credit cards that commenced...

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018

Discussion paper and roadmap Stage 1 for commercial, institutional, and government buildings and fitouts

Discussion paper: The world passed another global-warming milestone in 2016 (NASA, 2017), with temperatures rising to their hottest on record for the third year in a row. Now is the...

Policy report

3 Jul 2018

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

The National Construction Code is a...

Submission

25 Jun 2018

Submission to the Senate Committee into the Obesity epidemic in Australia from the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement.

Working paper

4 Jun 2018

Hiroshima University researchers have investigated perceptions of the public benefits of international students at Japanese universities.

Report

3 Jul 2018

This report sets out recommendations by the commission to improve the economic regulation applied to full and light regulation transmission and distribution gas pipelines. If implemented in full, the package of recommendations will assist pipeline users and prospective users to negotiate lower prices and better...

Report

18 Jun 2018

Affordable housing is a key challenge facing many developed cities, worldwide. Parts of New Zealand, particularly Auckland, are amongst the least affordable cities in the world. This paper largely focuses on the responses to alleviate the affordability issue.

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018

The population is getting older. The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. This discussion document has been released seeking community input...

Commentary

3 Jul 2018

It’s a battle to get noticed by Australia’s small group of Trumpian voters, but David Leyonhjelm might have worked out how, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

2 Jul 2018

Children's access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.

Report

8 Jan 2018

This report presents the results of CAUL's 2017 research publication repositories (RPR) survey.

Report

27 Jun 2018

This audit assessed whether the state’s unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves are being effectively managed to minimise human and environmental health risks from contamination on these sites.

Strategy

3 Jul 2018

This seasonal watering plan is based on proposals developed by catchment management authorities and Melbourne Water, drawing from scientific river and wetland studies and community engagement.

Report

3 Jul 2018

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

Report

3 Jul 2018

This report argues that Donald Trump's stoking of the politics of grievance and resentment will continue to corrode domestic support for a more ambitious U.S foreign policy and in future, allies will have to think about the nature of American power differently.

Report

3 Jul 2018

The findings from this research support tailored prevention efforts for adolescents and adults. Emphasis should be placed on primary and secondary prevention efforts that are currently less developed in Australia, compared to tertiary responses.

Research report

A report to the Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians
29 Jun 2018

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks, in terms of the way they respond to the values, principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice.

Report

3 Jul 2018

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common, costly and often detected too late to be reversible. This report compares the most reliable national estimates of the prevalence of CKD to date from two national surveys.

Strategy

3 Jul 2018

This strategy report, developed by the VCCI, in partnership with a team of industry experts, sets out how Victoria’s transport system can meet the challenges of strong population and trade growth.

Research report

3 Jul 2018

Reduced violence in homes and communities, tough criminal laws and criminal sentences and a higher minimum wage were all issues that rated more important to Victorians compared to other states in a nation-wide poll.

Research report

2 Jul 2018

This research presents overwhelming global evidence that tobacco firms are developing new ways to get kids hooked on nicotine products and more needs to be done.

Report

Inquiry based on Auditor-General's report 42 (2016-17)
15 Oct 2017

As technology evolves, more and more government services are being delivered online. New technology can deliver efficiencies to services and products, but it also carries new and significant risks. With increasing volumes of data being collected and used by various government systems, the security of...

Report

28 Jun 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of cyber risks by the Department of the Treasury, National Archives of Australia and Geoscience Australia.

Research report

22 May 2017

This baseline report is the first report released as part of the Journey to Social Inclusion Mark II (J2SI Mark II) research study.

Briefing paper

2 Jul 2018

Reduced Sunday and holiday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers have failed to ignite the 'boom' in employment, as promised by employer groups who supported the change.

Report

What a supply-side analysis of religion might reveal about the place of religion in Australia
12 Jun 2018

Religion is not dead, and non-belief is not the new normal. Affirmation of religion’s significance through a supply-side analysis can, in turn, serve to strengthen contemporary calls for more adequate protections for religious liberty, which have come under threat in Australia in recent times.

Report

29 Jun 2018

The 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) was held in New York from 12 to 24 March 2018. The priority theme for CSW62 focused on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women...

Research report

30 Aug 2018

This report is expected to be published in August 2018

Please note: The initial report on this project can be accessed here

Guide

17 May 2018

The Heritage Council of NSW, in partnership with the NSW Government Architect, have developed this Draft Design Guide for Heritage that is intended to make it easier to manage heritage design works.

Guide

13 Jun 2018

This guideline provides information for councils, the community and other stakeholders on the contents of a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), how it is made, and how it is implemented.

Research report

29 Jun 2018

Victorian children with a disability continue to experience discrimination, exclusion and disadvantage in mainstream government schools, according to this report.

Report

1 Jul 2018

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to this Grattan Institute report, that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about the future of energy costs.