August 2018

Report

31 Aug 2018

One of the major consequences of the abuse crisis has been the loss of trust in Church leadership and their moral influence. One of the great challenges for the future will be the restoration of that trust.

Strategy

31 Aug 2018

The Northern Territory’s suicide statistics are the highest in the country. The government is working to reduce suicide rates by half over the next ten years.

Report

31 Aug 2018

Catholic leaders have responded to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated.

Article

17 Apr 2018

Patrick Harris , University of Sydney ; Elizabeth Harris , UNSW ; Emily Riley , University of Sydney ; Jennifer Kent , University of Sydney , and Peter Sainsbury , South Western Sydney Local Health District

The way cities are designed...

Journal article

5 Jul 2018

The small island developing states of the Pacific suffer from both the high cost of fossil fuel imports and from numerous climate-related disasters. These vulnerabilities will worsen unless there is a substantial global shift away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy (RE) sources, coupled with...

Guide

31 Aug 2018

This updated guide provides an overview of Australia’s complex health system: what governments do, the role of private health insurance, how much we spend on health care, how Australian health outcomes compare internationally, the health care workforce and links to further information and resources.

Guide

31 Aug 2018

A new agreement on hospital funding has been offered by the federal Government; all but two state governments have signed. This quick guide provides an historical overview of funding arrangements for public hospitals and recent developments. It does not address funding for capital and hospital...

Journal article

14 Jun 2012

Samoa and its neighbouring Pacific Island Countries are highly vulnerable to climate change risks because their population and infrastructure are mostly located on low-lying coastal areas. Impacts of climate change are potentially disastrous to tourism, the major economic sector in the region. This research examines...

Journal article

30 May 2017

The Pacific islands is one of the most aid‐dependent regions in the world. This article examines developments in the delivery of foreign aid to the region since the year 2000, a period in which there has been considerable change in both the amount and way...

Journal article

8 Aug 2017

Fiscal‐food policies use taxes to alter relative food prices so as to change diets and are suggested for reducing non‐communicable diseases in the Pacific. Price elasticity estimates used by advocates of fiscal‐food policies are often biased and may make policy makers too optimistic about small...

Report

30 Aug 2018

Modelling was commissioned to provide a better understanding of the contribution of New Zealand’s livestock methane to warming. The commissioner is releasing the results of the modelling to ensure that wider policy discussions are grounded in the underlying science.

Report

30 Aug 2018

In April 2018, Winston Peters appointed senior Australian racing expert, John Messara, to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry. This report is the result of that inquiry.

Journal article

10 Aug 2018

Climate change is affecting Pacific life in significant and complex ways. Human mobility is shaped by climate change and is increasingly positioned by international agencies, policymakers, and governments as having an important role in both climate change adaptation and human development. We consider the potential...

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2018

The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Journal article

14 Aug 2018

The paper discusses the problems that have plagued service delivery in Papua New Guinea—both over the long term and with the rollout of the District Development Authority Act of 2014. Various principal/agent and moral hazard problems are identified as well as the persistent poor delivery...

Guide

30 Aug 2018

The Australian people deserve a government that will act with integrity and in the best interests of the people they serve. All Ministers and Assistant Ministers are expected to conduct themselves in line with standards established in this statement in order to maintain the trust...

Guide

30 Aug 2018

This guide is a comprehensive resource identifying practical and proven strategies to deliver energy and cost savings across manufacturing operations.

Guide

Promoting physical activity and health in design
21 Jan 2010

The Active Design Guidelines (2010) provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field. The Guidelines includes:

Urban design strategies for creating neighborhoods,...

Other text

A visionary path to a regenerative future
12 Apr 2018

The Living Building Challenge™ is an attempt to dramatically raise the bar from a paradigm of doing less harm to one in which we view our role as a steward and co-creator of a true Living Future. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of...

Strategy

3 Mar 2018

Setting the Agenda is the ALP's national plan for action on gender equality.

Strategy

27 Jul 2018

The National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence provide an overarching national understanding of risk and managing risk in the area of domestic and family violence. They provide a guide for jurisdictions in developing, revising or evaluating risk assessment frameworks, tools and resources...

Article

10 Jan 2017

Active scholarly citizens bring intellectual agility that allows for creative, imaginative, and just development thinking and practice.

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article reviews The General’s Goose: Fiji’s Tale of Contemporary Misadventure , by Robbie Robertson and published by Australian National University (2017).

Briefing paper

31 Aug 2018

Policy frameworks underpinning family-based interventions often assume a father deficit model, one that sees fathers as ineffective or neglectful in the area of child health and development. Our survey presents a more positive picture of fathering.

Book

25 Oct 2017

This publication brings together researchers and engagement specialists across the globe to probe questions for twenty-first century citizens in an increasing sensor-laden environment.

Draft report

30 Aug 2018

The Productivity Commission’s task in this review does not extend to examining the processes for setting the sustainable balance and associated targets in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan or measuring the impacts and outcomes of the plan. However, it does examine the preparedness of Basin Governments...

Guide

15 Nov 2016

The purpose of the City of Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework (MAIF) is to provide strategic direction on the delivery of arts infrastructure by the City of Melbourne and its external partners.

Report

13 Aug 2018

This report examines the composition of New Zealand’s tradable and non-tradable sectors in terms of gender, ethnicity, region and business size.

Discussion paper

27 Aug 2018

The reform of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) aims to promote good-faith relationships in the renting environment, and to ensure there are appropriate protections in place for both tenants and landlords.

Report

30 Aug 2018

Health justice partnerships are part of a growing movement that is seeing health and legal services working collaboratively to address a previously unmet legal need. Yet, until now, there has been no reliable data about the number, nature and scope of health justice partnerships across...

Report

28 Aug 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the efficiency of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) in detecting, investigating and preventing corrupt conduct.

Discussion paper

16 Aug 2018

This discussion paper describes how we propose to manage the priority threats that impact the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion. The proposal includes establishing a marine park which will aim to enhance the conservation of marine biodiversity and maximise environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits to...

Strategy

16 Aug 2018

The vision for the NSW marine estate is a healthy coast and sea, managed for the greatest wellbeing of the community now and into the future. This strategy document details how the Marine Estate Management Authority will achieve this vision over the next ten years....

Article

4 Apr 2017

The free association arrangement between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is a pivotal force behind the movement of Cook Islanders between the two countries. Part of the Cooks’ way of life is understanding and leveraging the different opportunities that exist across the Cook Islands,...

Article

6 Apr 2017

This is part two of a two-part paper , written by Evelyn in her capacity as a consultant on international development issues. The paper began as a panel discussion on sovereignty movements in the Pacific Islands at the Jahrestagung des Pazifik-Netzwerks, and introduces the free...

Report

29 Aug 2018

In Australia, more parents are using formal childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Yet, childcare is becoming less affordable, with fees and out-of-pocket costs growing above inflation in recent years – despite the availability of taxpayer subsidies.

Journal article

15 Jun 2016

This paper introduces the Cook Islands and New Zealand Free Association agreement and provides background to the historical and contemporary political relationships between New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

Discussion paper

28 Aug 2018

The reform of the dysfunctional land market is essential if the UK is to be a more equal, more productive and stable economy. It is also vital to creating a better-functioning housing market that delivers the affordable and quality homes the country needs.

Report

29 Aug 2018

This publication illustrates how politics, technology, budgeting and the fallibility of human decision-making all intersect to make the defence capability development and acquisition business one of the most demanding of all public sector tasks.

Policy report

27 Aug 2018

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published this statement on copyright education and copyright literacy.

Journal article

28 Aug 2018

In most established democracies, there is a desire to combine policymaking with evidence, earning a notch of legitimacy for policy and research alike. The use of evidence in policymaking is a good idea, but like many good ideas it is more complicated in practice than...

Report

28 Aug 2018

The purpose of this research paper is to contribute to an informed discussion in Australia, by bringing together and taking stock of the latest and most complete evidence measuring the prevalence of, and trends in, inequality, economic mobility and disadvantage across Australian society.

Report

28 Aug 2018

Improved relations between the two Horn of Africa countries could have a stabilising effect on Somalia, which has historically fallen victim to the inter-state rivalry.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

Many foreign policy experts have been distraught by the damage done to Australia’s international reputation by our disruptive leqadership spills, and how external messaging on good governance will be undermined.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

Governments have relied on a series of employment programs to tackle the employment gap, but these have not yielded positive outcomes.

Report

27 Aug 2018

Human Rights Council resolution 34/22 established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar (the Mission). The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Christopher Sidoti (Australia) as members. A secretariat was recruited by the Office of...

Report

28 Aug 2018

This report provides a cost-benefit analysis of establishing a pharmacy council in Queensland. The report was commissioned following a request from the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee.

Report

25 Aug 2018

Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.

Submission

27 Apr 2017

In this submission, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has identified five key policy solutions which could support a transition to high performance buildings.

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

Life insurance is a type of insurance which provides cover for death, disability, a health condition, some illnesses and injuries.

This background paper deals with the specific issues in relation to the four key forms of life insurance cover – term (death) insurance, total...

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

An important feature of the modern life insurance market is that all products, except trauma or critical illness insurance, are sold both on an individual basis as well as a group basis. There are three sectors or sales channels for life insurance: through an advice...

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

At the request of the Royal Commission, this paper discusses recent and prospective reforms affecting the general and life insurance sectors. Many of the reforms enhance ASIC’s oversight and capacity to intervene in the industry.

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the factors that influence how insurers provide general and life insurance to consumers to assist consumers manage risk. It also discusses the size and composition of the general and life insurance industries, and the main...

Report

12 Oct 2017

This paper presents rare insight as to what practical interventions can be delivered today and in the longer-term to achieve a better bang for our buck from our infrastructure spend.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018

The Large-scale International Study shows comparative availability and terms for a much larger sample of almost 100,000 books across those same five jurisdictions.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018

The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.

Article

15 Feb 2017

To maximise the benefits from its application of BIM to infrastructure projects within its annual capital program, this framework will support the effective use of BIM across Queensland Government infrastructure delivery agencies. A focus of the framework includes BIM capability development across government and industry....

Guide

23 Aug 2018

This resource argues that the continued success of multicultural Australia will depend on our ability to foster social cohesion as our population and cultural diversity grows.

Draft report

23 Aug 2018

The consultation period for public debate and input on these policies is an opportunity for discussion and improvement, in an attempt to ensure that the new, state planning policies will provide a clear vision for planning and development across South Australia.

Report

27 Aug 2018

This report presents data on returns to sentenced supervision using measures developed as part of a related Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) project—Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set to measure juvenile recidivism.

Briefing paper

28 Aug 2018

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Bill, including a comprehensive background, an analysis of several key features of the Bill, and a comparison with other jurisdictions in Australia.

Report

21 Aug 2018

This Project Summary provides information about the commercial and contractual aspects of the Metropolitan Mobile Radio Contract Extension Project (the Project).

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.

Report

28 Aug 2018

This project explores diversionary methods and law reform options that will equip courts and multi-agency teams, partnered with community owned and managed services, to construct alternative pathways into treatment and support.

Report

28 Aug 2018

This report focuses on accidental deaths caused by drugs, excluding drug-deaths that were deemed homicidal, suicidal or of undetermined intent. This is to ensure that drugs and the public health consequences that arise from them remain the primary focus of the report without the complicating...

Guide

A practical guide for librarians
27 Aug 2018

Libraries play a key role in facilitating access to reading material for people who are blind or visually impaired. This guide was conceived to enable staff in libraries of all types to take practical steps to start using the Marrakesh Treaty, and to make full...

Report

22 Aug 2018

This paper argues that evidence is growing that highly flexible electricity systems could deliver lower whole-system costs, especially given the dramatic projected falls in solar and wind power costs by 2030.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

This options paper provides evidence to support the creation of a new, federal anti-corruption and integrity framework, based on an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing framework, and community awareness, perception and views on how well corruption is being addressed at all...

Discussion paper

Electoral expenditure, political donations and public funding of political parties and candidates
24 Aug 2018

This discussion paper sets out the proposed levels of caps on electoral expenditure and political donations, as well as the introduction of partial public funding of political parties and candidates as recommended by the independent inquiry.

Report

14 Aug 2018

On 1 December 2016 the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory resolved to conduct an Inquiry under section 4A of the Inquiries Act (NT) into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the Northern Territory (‘the Inquiry’).

Report

The report of the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices
23 Aug 2018

This inquiry found that the current lawful options available to people experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering at end of life are inadequate, and can be exceptionally difficult for the dying person and for their family and friends.

Article

19 Jun 2018

Despite significant changes in Australia’s physical and social fabric in the seventy years since the RVIA Small Homes Service’s conception, Robin Boyd’s resolve to do “better with less” remains as relevant today. Rory Hyde evaluates the service’s legacy and its potential application to today’s increasingly...

Technical report

17 Jul 2018

This report outlines a systematic review of evidence that different learning environments have an impact on student learning outcomes. This review investigated how researchers measure changes in academic outcomes attributed to changes to both primary and secondary schools learning environments.

Strategy

24 Aug 2018

This document sets out the government’s plan for responding to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by the housing shortage in New Zealand.

Report

Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Report

21 Aug 2018

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s design of the Data Retention Industry Grants program, including performance monitoring, reporting, evaluation and assurance arrangements.

Report

Prepared for the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
24 Aug 2018

This report estimates how the trade and investment liberalisation undertaken by Australia over the 1986–2016 period has impacted the Victorian economy, as well as how the incidence of these reforms varies across different Victorian households.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
25 Aug 2018

The Focused Australian Study shows availability and terms of access for a sample of 546 books across the five main Australian library ebook aggregators (Overdrive, James Bennett, Wheelers, Bibliotheca and Bolinda).

This case study provides an overall snapshot of the competitive playing field in...

Briefing paper

2 Aug 2018

In Australia’s tax and social welfare system, many women face effective marginal tax rates (EMTRs) on work income which are higher than the marginal tax rates of the personal income tax structure. Even for some top income earners, high EMTRS may be produced. For example,...

Working paper

1 Aug 2018

Although coworkers are spending an increasing share of their working time interacting with one another, little is known about how the coordination of hours among heterogenous coworkers affects pay, productivity and labor supply. In this paper, we use new linked employer-employee data on hours worked...

Presentation

Presentation to the Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018 Conference
27 Jul 2018

On 27 July 2018, Professor Rhoades presented at the annual Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference.

Journal article

18 May 2018

The increasing process of urbanisation has major implications for the environment, biodiversity, and health and well-being of urban residents. Empirical evidence for urban greening benefits suggests that it is an appropriate planning and policy approach for tackling some of the problems associated with urbanisation, including...

Commentary

International standards ISO 37120 - Indicators for city services and quality of life in communities
6 Jul 2018

The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance of cities have just been published:

ISO/TC 268: Sustainable cities and communities...

Report

23 Aug 2017

This report presents a complete literature review which identifies best practice examples of planning and regeneration projects for health and wellbeing objectives, which influence policies.

Commentary

22 Aug 2018

As renewable electricity continues to grow rapidly, the proponents of coal power in federal government and the media are claiming that our electricity system needs ‘dispatchable, baseload’ power stations.

The federal government plans to obtain them either by forcibly extending the lifetimes of clapped-out...

Commentary

24 Aug 2018

Scott Morrison has proved himself adept at manipulating party-room sentiment, but his efforts so far at wooing the electorate have not been spectacularly successful, writes Peter Brent.

Journal article

9 Aug 2018

Heat-related mortality tends to be associated with heatwaves that do not allow for sufficient acclimatisation to hot temperatures. In contrast, damage functions and most heatwave emergency response plans do not account for acclimatisation. Using an excess heat measure that accounts for acclimatisation, this paper produces...

Report

Targeted review of evidence of direct and co-benefits of energy efficiency upgrades in low income dwellings in Australia
14 May 2018

The current CRC Low Carbon Living Research Project (RP3044) has the aim to encourage mainstream uptake of low carbon retrofits in social housing. The social housing sector, including public, community and Aboriginal housing, own or manage a significant proportion of residential property in Australia; the...

Journal article

23 Aug 2018

This article examines the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts on social media—may undermine elections in democracies.

Strategy

Pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia
23 Aug 2018

Recently there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken (both globally and domestically) seeking to quantify the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen. The National Hydrogen Roadmap takes that analysis a step further by focusing on how those opportunities can be realised.

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2018

This document seeks comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report recognises that an effective work health and safety (WHS) regime, which promotes continuous improvement of safety performance, is a vital contributor to the future success of the offshore petroleum industry.

Report

A report for the National Electricity Market
24 Aug 2018

The Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO) forecasts electricity supply reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over a 10-year period, to inform the decision-making processes of market participants, new investors and policy-makers, as they assess future development opportunities.

Report

24 Oct 2015

This report could be a reference for making policies that support the commercialisation of energetic algae concepts (micro and macro algae). Algae were acknowledged in many national strategies (see Germany, Netherlands, Ireland,) as an important biomass resource for biobased economy, although there was some confusion...

Report

A collection of perspectives on the provision of aged residential care without consent
23 Aug 2018

This report considers legal and ethical issues associated with residential care for older people when the care is provided in circumstances where the resident concerned has not consented. That is, situations where older people who experience dementia related conditions are “placed” in secure rest home...

Report

23 Aug 2018

This audit is a global first that explains what "diverse thinking" really means for governance, how to increase diverse thinking , the predictors of diverse thinking beyond gender and ethnicity, and how to create a diverse thinking boardroom culture and governance practice.

Report

Toitū te whenua
23 Aug 2018

This review calls for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to expanding its current roles and responsibilities in issues that affect the country, such as the safeguarding of national assets, the management of the Crown Estate, disaster recovery and urban development.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

This discussion paper recognises the growing influence and impact of the Pacific diaspora and intergenerational population on the New Zealand economy and on New Zealand’s place in the wider Pacific region. It focuses on the commonalities that Pacific New Zealanders share, while recognising the diversity...

Report

1 May 2018

This year’s Global Report on Internal Displacement explores why so many countries still struggle despite 20 years of international, regional and national policy efforts and investments.

Part 1 - On the GRID - The Global displacement landscape – Features new global figures for the...

Report

22 Aug 2018

This report details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW to develop a standardised assessment tool, define their core treatment and organisational components, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components.

Guide

21 Aug 2018

The Cabinet Handbook is designed to ensure that the Federal Cabinet observes conventions and principles and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s first stint as Liberal leader wounded him, with ultimately fatal results. Another change of leader is likely to do the same to this government.

Report

22 Aug 2018

This report examines recent trends and issues relating to Australia's household food expenditure. It includes data on food consumption by income, age and net worth, production and trade analysis, and an examination of food security issues.

Report

A national plan for change – increasing housing security for older women
23 Aug 2018

This document outlines the issues facing older women living in housing insecurity or homelessness and identifies needed changes to policies and programs.

Report

23 Aug 2018

The Justice Project, which began in early 2017, is the Law Council’s national, comprehensive review into the state of access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage. It is one of the most extensive reviews of its type in forty years.

Journal article

22 Aug 2018

Scholarly communication has tremendous potential to help build and sustain a democratic society. Nevertheless, in our race to the crossroads of scholarly communication and democracy, it is important to examine this work through the critical lens of broader librarian professional values—with particular attention to democracy...

Report

21 Aug 2018

This report presents the research findings on the reported experience of both residential households (households) and small and medium-sized businesses (businesses) connecting to and using services delivered over the NBN.

Report

22 Aug 2018

Australia needs a vibrant and innovative charities and not-for-profits sector. The review panel was conscious of the need to find a balance between supporting the sector, reducing red tape, enhancing accountability and addressing misconduct.

Discussion paper

Paper prepared for the Balance Victoria online initiative
14 Aug 2018

In this inaugural discussion paper, former Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks, and former Victorian Deputy Premier, Pat McNamara, discuss the four policy pillars of a future population decentralisation agenda for Victoria.

Report

12 Feb 2018

Heat accounts for over half of global energy consumption and is a significant contributor to CO2 emissions. Renewables play a key role in decarbonising and providing cleaner heat but currently account for less than 10% of heat supply. A range of barriers need to be...

Report

22 Aug 2018

Many women in prison have experienced intimate partner violence. As this form of violence is often intergenerational and entrenched, women in prison are widely considered to be at particular risk of ongoing victimisation following release. And yet, with support needs often unrecognised, it is likely...

Journal article

1 Aug 2018

Building energy efficiency is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact, 55 countries have included building energy efficiency in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This research uses building energy code implementation in six cities across different continents...

Policy report

22 Aug 2018

This research focuses on women in prison who have concerns about their personal safety post-release. The aim of this research is to understand the factors that influence these women to seek help, and how this might inform service responses.

Transcript

Whitlam Oration 2018
5 Jun 2018

The Whitlam Oration has become a respected platform for prominent Australians to provide serious commentary on the contemporary relevance of the Whitlam Legacy and to contribute to public debate. This Oration continues this great tradition.

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2018

This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.

The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This New South Wales summary is a companion...

Report

22 Aug 2018

This publication provides crime data over a ten-year period for Victoria’s local government areas (LGAs) with a brief overview for the whole of Victoria. The data is derived from Victoria’s Crime Statistics Agency (CSA), as recorded by Victoria Police and extracted from the Victoria Police...

Report

22 Aug 2018

This project took an iterative, inductive, community-oriented approach to investigate Aboriginal health workers’ (AHWs) cancer understandings and practice needs. This report details the findings and recommendations.

Report

An initial exploration of the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life
20 Apr 2018

The current discourse about the diminishing role of, trust in, and respect for facts, data, and analysis is often hamstrung by the use of conflicting language and unclear or undefined terms. Without a common language with which to discuss the problem, which we are calling...

Report

22 Aug 2018

The Community Development Grants Program (CDGP) was selected for audit due to Parliamentary interest in the award of program funding, including compliance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs) and the proposed benefits from projects that have been awarded funding.

Report

An analysis of MS Research Australia’s platform – the Australian MS Longitudinal Study (AMSLS)
22 Aug 2018

New findings from this research report show that while the number of Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) continues to rise – now at 25,600 – the course of the disease is shifting, with more people able to stay in work and needing less care...

Report

21 Aug 2018

With around 50,000 ships at sea or in port at any one time, the maritime transport industry is highly exposed to cyberattacks. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reacted quickly in introducing guidelines in response to terrorist attacks on shipping, but has arguably been slower in...

Commentary

22 Aug 2018

The crushing contemporary verdict on Turnbull is that he has no core set of beliefs from which to dissemble: just an emptiness that only the prestige of the prime ministership can fulfil.

Audio presentation

Doing good in indigenous Australia
4 Mar 2016

In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. Drawing on ethnography of an Indigenous health research institute in northern Australia, this seminar explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to...

Video

8 Jun 2017

In 2017 Australians stand at a crossroads. Are we heading to a truly egalitarian and shared future of prosperity, or to the bleak future portrayed in the movie Back to the Future II? Global political instability and bizarre electoral outcomes have created a climate of...

Video

Can reconciliation lead us together onto a single pathway for a more just and equitable outcomes for all?
17 Aug 2017

What is the Barak-Wonga Oration?

The Swinburne Annual Barak-Wonga Oration is named in honour of two significant Aboriginal leaders, William Barak and Simon Wonga.

The oration is a key element of Swinburne’s RAP and is designed to advance understandings in the wider...

Guide

Infographic and brochure
4 Apr 2018

Indigenous peoples are living manifestations of cultural diversity, repositories of thousands of rare languages, and essential partners in building knowledge societies and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As such, their societies, which among the most vulnerable in the world, are also the heart...

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

The Victorian Gender Equality Bill, an Australian first, aims to ensure that the public sector takes active steps to promote gender equality. This paper sets out the key reforms proposed by the Bill.

Report

21 Aug 2018

To prevent politicisation and preserve pluralism in Australian business, this report proposes that a new clarifying principle should be introduced into the language and practice of corporate governance to overtly qualify existing CSR philosophies – the Community Pluralism Principle.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

The Business Case Program for Location-Specific Heavy Vehicle Charging Trials has opened and is seeking industry-driven proposals on how best to trial a system designed to fund upgrades to the road freight network and elimate pinch points.

Report

10 Apr 2018

Like larger urban populations, rural and regional communities have also experienced significant changes with increasing forms of mobility across a number of areas involving rural-to-rural, rural-to-urban, urban-to-rural or international-to-rural migration.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

This discussion paper explores some of the changes we are considering to improve the quality of home-based early childhood education (ECE). The government wants to understand the views of all those with an interest in home-based ECE and get feedback on the proposed changes.

Report

20 Aug 2018

Understanding how issues affect young people starts with listening to them and hearing their perspectives. Many organisations and stakeholders try to work in the interests of young people without asking their views on the issues that affect them most. This report provides direct quotes from...

Commentary

20 Aug 2018

A workable, credible climate policy has been the impossible object that has brought down every prime minister we’ve had for a more than a decade – all the way back to (and including) John Howard.

Guide

21 Aug 2018

This Quick Guide provides links to information about:

- national policy and administrative framework for school education

- Australian Government funding for schools

- individual schools

- statistical sources—including student achievement statistics and other international statistics

- Indigenous school education...

Report

19 Aug 2018

The growth of Asian diaspora communities and understanding the nature of Asian-Australian giving is essential for Australia's traditional philanthropic sector to engage more closely with Asian-Australian donors to ensure common goals and visions are achieved.

Report

20 Aug 2018

This document outlines the Victorian government’s response to the inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria, and responds to each of the committee’s three recommendations.

Report

3 Jul 2018

House prices are higher in Sydney and Melbourne than in almost all other developed-nation cities, with the result that most young households cannot afford to buy a detached house. Why? This research examines some possible answers.

Report

21 Aug 2018

Existing research has largely focused on the effects of economic policy uncertainty and partisan political conflict on economic activity, employment and investment. This report extends this work to examine the effect of this uncertainty on cross-border trade and investment, with a particular focus on Australia...

Report

17 Aug 2018

This report, developed in conjunction with responsible organisations, documents the progress made in implementing the Research Training Implementation Plan actions to July 2018.

Strategy

20 Dec 2017

Structured under five Priority Issues, the Research Training Implementation Plan provides detailed information on existing initiatives in the HDR training system, areas for improvement and future actions for governemnt, higher education peak bodies and industry.

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article presents an analysis of how social media was used during Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest recorded tropical storm that left a wake of destruction and devastation in Fiji during February 2016. Social media is increasingly being used in crises and disasters as an...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

There would be little disagreement over the media’s crucial role in reporting extreme weather events and natural hazards, which have become more commonplace in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). However, for various reasons explored in this article, the media have generally failed to satisfactorily cover the...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This study explores the recovery experiences of survivors of a flash flood event, five years after a natural disaster in South East Queensland. In-depth interviews were conducted with 33 of the original cohort of 120 post-disaster interviewees who experienced sudden traumatic bereavement and/or their own...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article is of a comparative study of social adaptation in the Cyclone Winston disaster case in Fiji and rob flooding in Semarang, Indonesia. In February 2016, the largest tropical storm in the Southern Hemisphere, Cyclone Winston, struck Fiji and caused severe damage and loss...

Journal article

3 Feb 2016

This article argues for the need to introduce progressive pedagogies whilst addressing the challenges of rapidly developing technologies in the teaching of oral history at the university level.

Commentary

3 Jan 2018

Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been responsible for the development of many technologies and have substantially contributed to science.

Science is the pursuit of knowledge. Approaches to gathering that knowledge are culturally relative. Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific...

Report

9 Jul 2018

"OPCAT is an unusual treaty in that it creates no new substantive rights. Yet it could be the single most positive development this decade in improving conditions in all Australian places of detention."

When the words ‘Don Dale Youth Detention Centre’ are mentioned it...

Journal article

1 May 2016

This conceptual paper explores models of mentorship in the context of family dynamics as they are affected by social media use.

Journal article

18 May 2016

This paper reflects critically on the complex coordinates of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s success as a singular tourism magnet; notably how Bilbao and the Basque Country region played a far bigger role in it than is commonly perceived.

Briefing paper

14 Aug 2018

This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.

The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This Western Australian summary is a companion paper...

Report

16 Aug 2018

In this government response document, the Australian government asserts that it is committed to women’s economic empowerment by ensuring workplace diversity and flexibility, flexible and affordable child care, increasing the incentives for women to work, and getting women into the jobs of the future.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Drawing on a large survey of visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, this article illuminates the origins, social aims and impacts of successful attempts to push art museums beyond what Hanquinet and Savage call ‘educative leisure’.

Report

29 Apr 2016

Many Australian women face an insecure retirement. Men's superannuation balances at retirement are on average twice as large as women's. In practice this means that women, particularly single women, are at greater risk of experiencing poverty, housing stress and homelessness in retirement.

Journal article

26 Jan 2017

This paper shows how many natural forces, species, technologies and materialities became entangled in the social, cultural and political life of contemporary cities.

Video

Heating, Cooling and Methodologies for assessing District Energy Strategies
17 May 2018

Aiming at enhancing the development of district energy systems, the District Energy Initiative combines awareness raising, technical assistance, policy advice and capacity building activities to cities worldwide. The initiative is coordinated by UN Environment and has a vast network of partners from various sectors and...

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2018

Intergenerational disadvantage is a broad topic that touches on many aspects of public policy. This inquiry focusses on welfare dependence of families and the outcomes for children. The committee intends to progress this inquiry on the basis of agreed definitions of key terms, and with...

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.

Policy report

日本の低炭素・レジリエント自治体カタログ
1 Nov 2015

Report card for 35 top Japanese cities and prefectures and their various government level sustainability projects.

Valuable as a diverse set of circumstances and solutions. Includes project manager contact emails.

Journal article

26 May 2018

To date, psychology has dominated the theoretical research on loneliness but this article argues that sociology has a key role to play in broadening out the theoretical terrain of this understanding so as to create culturally informed interventions.

Submission

17 Aug 2018

Universities New Zealand has made this submission to the Ministerial Reivew of Archives New Zealand, The National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, on behalf of all eight universities.

Report

Prepared for Horticulture New Zealand
15 Aug 2018

The Pukekohe hub comprises 4,359 hectares of some of New Zealand’s most fertile and productive soils. It is a small area – just 0.01% of the size of Auckland. While Pukekohe accounts for just 3.8% of the country’s land under fruit and vegetable production, it...

Blog post

13 Aug 2018

Cities need to become ‘smarter’ if we are to save the planet. John Dora, editor of a special issue of ICE Engineering Sustainability journal on smart cities, says the ingenuity of civil engineers will be essential for their delivery.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

Through an ethnographic approach in which five young children’s visits were documented in great detail, the article considers these in the light of children’s experiences of previous exhibitionary platforms and the relevance of Mona’s museological interventions for building their dispositions to art and broadening art...

Report

15 Aug 2018

This report assessed the place of camping in New Zealand’s tourism offering and laid out recommendations for better management, covering both the short term lead-in to peak season and longer term legislative changes.

Journal article

16 Mar 2016

Using Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel Gone Girl as a starting point, this paper explores the nexus between law and media by analysing how three television series about law self-reflexively explore the media saturation of legal practice.

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2018

The Australia Institute has released new analysis of a list, compiled by the Department of Finance and distributed to crossbench Senators, outlining large companies that may benefit from the further company tax cuts for big business. The list was released under Freedom of Information laws....

Journal article

1 Oct 2016

This paper explores how authors such as John Grisham, Erle Stanley Gardner and Harper Lee, writing in the legal thriller genre, present their lawyer protagonists as critics of both the law and the legal systems of which they are a part.

Draft report

20 Aug 2018

This draft plan provides a framework to guide the actions of governments, traditional owners, water users and other interests in their endeavour to achieve economic, environmental, cultural and social outcomes for the Great Artesian Basin and its users.

Report

A review of the Strategic Management Plan
15 Aug 2015

Future Directions for the Management of the Great Artesian Basin is a review of the 2000 Strategic Management Plan and identification of key management issues that have arisen in the Great Artesian Basin (the Basin) since 2000. This report provides findings to inform the development...

Journal article

22 Jun 2017

Both the superhero and the supervillain operate outside the law. This paper considers what the prefix “super” really means in relation to these two classes, drawing on Nietzsche’s original definition of the ubermensch (superman) and its relationship to legal concepts such as the state of...

Report

Fair practices in discrimination conciliation
20 Aug 2018

This report explores the experiences of vulnerable people making complaints under NSW and Commonwealth discrimination law, and details recommended best practice for conciliation processes to ensure people who are disadvantaged are able to access dispute resolution processes equitably.

Report

17 Aug 2018

This bulletin reports on opioid, amphetamine, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia up until 2016, as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) using data from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). Data for 2015 and 2016 are not final, as the ABS applies a...

Audio

How to improve patient care and save public money at the same time
19 Aug 2018

A conversation with Stephen Duckett on his latest report. Australia could save $1.5 billion a year on health spending by improving the safety of patient care. Safer hospital care doesn’t just reduce harm to patients, it saves money for taxpayers and frees up beds so...

Report

How to improve patient care and save public money at the same time
19 Aug 2018

Australia could save $1.5 billion a year on health spending by improving the safety of patient care in hospitals. Safer hospital care doesn’t just reduce harm to patients, it also saves money for taxpayers.

Working paper

2 Feb 2018

Action by national governments is crucial for achieving sustainable, economically productive urban development. A range of benefits can be achieved through development focused on compact, accessible urban forms; clean and efficient urban transportation options; efficient building energy use and local clean energy solutions; and efficient...

Blog post

9 Jan 2018

The original policy issued by The Science Council of Japan was in Japanese, and this English article summarises the policy that outlined a roadmap to realize a healthy low-carbon society. The aim of the policy is to build a low carbon footprint and high environmental...

Report

A report for the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
19 Dec 2012

This paper is a review of how Australia can improve is evidence based policy making, in particular by using currently restricted micro datasets from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Report

Country profiles on policies to support environment-friendly innovation
2 Nov 2008

The aim of this report is to provide an empirical inventory of policies in place in Australia to promote eco-innovation. Eco-innovation policies in OECD and non-OECD countries were reviewed and compared to form these eco-innovation policies.

Report

1 Mar 2018

This manual provides a wide variety of best practices on energy efficiency policy making using different sources of data. City officials, policy advisors, energy efficiency program administrators, data analysts and other stakeholders will find specific information on 5 major topics.

Journal article

14 May 2018

It is widely recognized that the actual impact of low-carbon technologies is often lower than predicted by models alone, a phenomenon which has been coined the ‘performance gap’. Despite this awareness, in many instances estimates of both energy savings and renewable energy generation in domestic...

Report

Shaping energy transition policies to fit national objectives and constraints
6 Dec 2017

Many countries are embarking on transitions to sustainable energy systems. Others are already well underway. Their transitions will require fundamental and interrelated changes in technologies, fuels, infrastructure, policies, markets and institutions. We provide an initial exploration of the key elements of policy packages for sustainable...

Report

14 Aug 2018

The traditional use of water in our cities severely distorts the natural water cycle, consuming potable water for purposes such as toilet flushing and irrigation, whilst discharging excessive volumes of stormwater runoff and wastewater. Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) offers a new approach to urban...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018

Buildings and the atmosphere are intrinsically connected via cooling and heating systems. Global climate is projected to grow warmer, while an increasing fraction of the population living in urban centers. This introduces the challenge for new approaches to project future energy demand changes in cities....

Journal article

22 Mar 2017

Urbanisation and a changing climate are leading to more frequent and severe flood, heat and air pollution episodes in Britain's cities. Interest in nature-based solutions to these urban problems is growing, with urban forests potentially able to provide a range of regulating ecosystem services such...

Report

17 Aug 2018

Countries around the world are under increasing pressure to decarbonise their economies. There is growing interest in the production and use of hydrogen as a potential scalable and versatile mechanism for achieving this aim. If the global demand for hydrogen increases as a consequence, then...

Journal article

16 Jul 2018

Urban trees and woodlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services (ES) to society, for example, flood risk reduction, air purification, and moderation of urban heat islands. Despite this, local government budgets for tree planting and maintenance have declined in many cities throughout the world....

Guide

2 Aug 2018

This guide is intended for community members who see an opportunity to create better streets, but may be struggling to get their neighbors on board or spur government officials into action.

As part of our Transportation Program, we conducted a “scan,” speaking with 20...

Article

7 Mar 2018

Light, reflective surfaces can have a dramatic impact in cooling the surrounding air – in cities, but in the countryside too. Whitewashed walls, arrays of photovoltaic cells, and stubble-filled fields can all provide local relief during the sweltering decades ahead. But policymakers beware. It doesn’t...

Journal article

15 Jul 2018

For the first time, this paper analyzes different lab types to determine their appropriateness for addressing wicked problems. It also proposes a new lab type whose sole purpose is addressing wicked problems.

Article

14 Aug 2018

As new building developments hit fever pitch in cities around the world, this year’s Housing Futures conference tackled the issue of where and how we will live in rapidly growing urban centres. Held at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the event formed part of Architecture...

Journal article

14 Aug 2018

Urban Living Labs (ULL) are considered spaces to facilitate experimentation about sustainability solutions. ULL represent sites that allow different urban actors to design, test and learn from socio-technical innovations. However, despite their recent proliferation in the European policy sphere, the underlying processes through which ULL...

Report

16 Aug 2018

This summary outlines the major issues identified in the ANROWS research relevant to children, the factors preventing effective service delivery and the policy and practice changes recommended by the researchers. It concludes with future research directions.

Report

16 Aug 2018

This report argues that while the Indonesian government is taking a number of steps to address the issue of terrorism, there remain significant challenges in the fight against radicalism.

Guide

17 Aug 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of long-term unemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources.

Article

16 Aug 2018

Policymakers need empirical research, and a lot of researchers aspire to influence public policy, writes Stephen Easton.

Report

16 Aug 2018

This report shows variation in the total annual out-of-pocket costs for patients for their Medicare-subsidised health care delivered outside a hospital. It shines a spotlight on how much patients pay out-of-pocket for specialist, general practitioner (GP), diagnostic imaging and obstetric services (otherwise known as the...

Video

16 Aug 2018

Video from the 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’.

Report

A preliminary view of the economic impact of development
6 Aug 2018

This resource outlines the findings from a preliminary assessment by ACIL Allen into offshore oil exploration and development in the Great Australian Bight, emphasising the economic benefits that would be realised by South Australia.

Report

14 Aug 2018

This analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the impact of teaching and learning activities.

Commentary

15 Aug 2018

Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.

Report

A report on the activities of the National Anti-Racism Strategy (2015-18)
13 Aug 2018

Since 2015, race has dominated headlines and driven public debates in a way that many would not have anticipated when the National Anti-Racism Strategy was last evaluated. Globally, the rise of anti-immigrant populism has fuelled racism. Australia has not been immune from this. While our...

Discussion paper

9 Aug 2018

The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from a range of stakeholders, including industry and data users, on the ACCC’s proposed Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR).

Book

22 Feb 2018

This book provides a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary craft production, situating practices of amateur and professional making within a wider creative economy.

Strategy

2017-22 strategic plan
30 Oct 2017

The Commission’s 2017–22 strategic plan will guide the Commission’s work for the next five years to achieve our vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where everyone is respected and treated with dignity.

Briefing paper

16 Aug 2018

In Australia, there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on occupational licensing (licensing inquiry).

Report

15 Aug 2018

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on child care (childcare inquiry).

Journal article

14 Aug 2018

This research aimed to document the prevalence of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and mental disorder, and also identify demographic, mental health, and criminal justice correlates of suicidal ideation, in a sample of incarcerated adults in Australia.

Report

23 Jul 2018

Cities are becoming a major focal point in the personal data economy. In city governments, there is a clamour for data-informed approaches to everything from waste management and public transport through to policing and emergency response. This report is about why and how city governments...

Report

15 Aug 2018

This research examined the effects of ‘push marketing’ – direct promotional messages such as text messages, emails and phone calls – on wagering operators’ account-holders.

Chapter

9 Apr 2015

This chapter in "The Handbook of Service Innovation" discusses design integration programs which aim to increase the competitiveness of business through the application of design services and design thinking within the business model.

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018

While Theresa May pledged that “the days of sending vast sums of money to the EU” are over, the UK is still very much under the illusion that the days of receiving large amounts of EU money in specific sectors are not. Hopes of an...

Strategy

13 Jul 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This analysis reviews Indonesia’s recent economic performance and sets out why the present growth path is inadequate. It analyses structural problems with the current growth model and assesses to what extent Jokowi’s policy efforts have improved Indonesia’s growth trajectory.

Survey

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor provides an annual ‘snapshot’ of public perceptions of technological change. Each year it includes an in-depth focus on one particular technology: this year the focus is on stem cell research. The Monitor is based on a national survey...

Survey

27 Jun 2006

We are living during a time of rapid technological change. Emerging technologies – notably information and life science technologies – have profound social, political, psychological and ethical implications. Public perceptions of emerging technologies are potentially volatile.

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor (SNTSM)...

Survey

12 Feb 2007

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor provides an annual ‘snapshot’ of public perceptions of technological change. Each year it includes an in-depth focus on one particular technology: this year the focus is on stem cell research. The Monitor is based on a national survey...

Commentary

14 Aug 2018

Along with the vast increase in migration, most signs point to increased cooperation between Australia and India, writes Robin Jeffrey.

Survey

3 Jan 2012

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

The main findings of the 2011 Monitor are:

1. In...

Report

15 Aug 2018

This study examined the impact of approaches to wagering marketing, including inducements, on vulnerable adults. Findings from the study show that wagering advertisements and inducements increase betting expenditure.

Discussion paper

15 Aug 2018

Despite the historic inaccuracy of electricity demand and price forecasting, even in the absence of significant policy change, once again economic modelling is being used to make forecasts about the impact of changes in energy policy on the long run price of electricity in Australia....

Report

15 Aug 2018

In this second statistical report on sentence appeals in Victoria, the Council identifies all cases originally sentenced in the County Court and the Supreme Court between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 and describes the outcomes for those cases in which the sentence was...

Journal article

28 Dec 2017

Despite a surge in workplace mindfulness research, virtually nothing is known about how organizations can cultivate everyday mindfulness at work.

Report

14 Aug 2018

Timor-Leste’s high rate of malnutrition impedes the population’s ability to break the cycle of poverty and, at the national level, is a burden on national development. As a Least Developed Country, with a high poverty rate, achieving food and nutrition security is crucial for Timor-Leste’s...

Report

14 Aug 2018

While the Australian community benefits from the production of nuclear medicine and nuclear research activities, there is also a responsibility to safely manage the associated radioactive waste products from its generation. The process for finding a permanent solution for storing and disposing of Australia's radioactive...

Report

15 Aug 2018

This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys. It also presents a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes for the Stolen Generations and descendants, and differences with Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison groups, to...

Transcript

14 Aug 2018

FIRB Chairman, David Irvine AO, delivered this keynote address to the annual Infrastructure Investors’ Forum, outlining Australia’s approach to foreign investment and the national interest test.

Guide

14 Aug 2018

This guide provides critical information on how to design, operate and maintain these green wall and façade systems to maximise their water treatment benefits to ultimately increase the sustainability and liveability of cities.

Green infrastructure or technologies, essentially, represent a set of engineered elements...

Commentary

26 Jul 2018

A combination of people-centric urban design, progressive parental leave policies and heavily subsised childcare is making it easy for families to stay in Copenhagen, rather than head for the suburbs. It is in this context that Kids’ City Copenhagen was designed. Janie Green speaks with...

Commentary

14 Aug 2018

While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government wants to simplify the way the ETS works for forestry participants, increase afforestation and enable more flexibility in the scheme rules to support the right trees being planted, in the right place, for the right purpose. There are opportunities to improve the ETS...

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government is proposing improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and is seeking feedback. This consultation document sets out proposals primarily focused on improving the framework of the NZ ETS so that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps...

Blog post

4 Jul 2018

In this blog post, the authors examine the ethical, organisational, and economic strengths and weaknesses of funder OA platforms to scope the opportunities and threats they present in the transition to OA.

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2018

The ABN system was originally introduced in 2000 to provide a unique identifier for businesses to use when dealing with government, and to support the introduction and administration of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, the value and meaning of an ABN within the...

Report

30 Apr 2018

The Taskforce’s final report highlights the harm that the black economy causes to honest businesses and the community, penalising honest taxpayers, undermining the integrity of Australia’s tax and welfare systems and creating an uneven playing field for the majority of small businesses doing the right...

Report

14 Aug 2018

This report details a program of research devised to address the VRGF questions about free‐to‐play mobile apps that mimic traditional gambling games. Although these products do not involve winning real money, they can involve winning free play‐time and thus replicate a critical element of real...

Report

13 Aug 2018

To understand the implications for Australia's infrastructure, this report examines the evidence received about recent changes to the climate system, terrestrial environment and the marine environment that are relevant when considering future challenges for housing, buildings and infrastructure.

Report

How the cultural heritage community can address the federal mandate
26 Jul 2016

This report offers a series of recommendations to improve the open data infrastructure, engage a broad community of stakeholders to support the management of data as an asset, and expand collaboration that is vital to ensuring public access to data.

Audio podcast

12 Oct 2016

Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney Univeristy's Alanna Kamp about her research on the forgotten lives of Chinese Australian women in the 20th Century, the silence in our census records about their experiences, and why it matters for our understanding of Australia’s national identity.

Report

A report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives
10 Aug 2018

This report articulates a conceptual and technical framework in which current efforts to preserve email can operate not as competing solutions, but as elements of an interoperable toolkit, and identifies missing elements and areas for additional community growth.

Other text

13 Aug 2018

The federal government will again review the efficiency of the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service—ahead of their next round of funding. The Commonwealth funds the national broadcaster on three year contracts and the next funding will be announced for the three...

Report

14 Aug 2018

This publication presents information on vocational education and training (VET) undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education.

Report

17 Aug 2018

This report outlines the results of the first set of semi-structured interviews and focus groups conducted with Intensive Case Managers (ICMs) and their supervisors.

Conference paper

29 Nov 2017

Wireless communication is now integral to the social, economic and cultural life of cities and will become increasingly so as Internet of Things (IOT) technologies alter existing urban processes and generate entirely new ones. Although wireless connectivity engages almost all aspects of urban governance, management...

Report

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Report

14 Aug 2018

This report highlights the corruption vulnerabilities associated with employment practices across the Victorian public sector and alerts public sector agencies to opportunities to strengthen their systems and practices to mitigate those vulnerabilities.

Report

13 Aug 2018

One in seven university students regularly go without food and other necessities because they cannot afford them, the latest national financial survey of Australian university students has found.

Report

6 Aug 2018

In 2018, councils were required – for the second time since the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act) was amended in 2014 – to produce consultation documents for their long-term plans. This report is based on audits of the 2018-28 consultation documents. It is a...

Guide

7 Aug 2013

This guide aims to empower managers and employees to work together to build inclusive workplace cultures and effective systems for promoting mental health in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Report

13 Aug 2018

This report argues that following the emissions reduction requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement will impose significant and irreparable economic damage to Australia, without delivering an environmental dividend.

Commentary

10 Aug 2018

As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, this state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.

Commentary

9 Aug 2018

Dominic Kelly investigates the false promise of digital democracy.

Report

1 May 2016

Results of a 2016 survey in Sweden addressed to artists in the fields of visual and applied arts, dance, film, music, words and theater.

Report

10 Aug 2018

All jurisdictions have some form of legislation or policy to encourage public housing tenants to comply with rules and obligations of ‘good neighbourliness.’ This audit assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of the ‘strikes’ approach to managing antisocial behaviour in public housing environments in NSW.

Essay

12 Aug 2018

This paper explores how libraries are working to provide safe spaces for youth. In doing so, they offer useful lessons on how to overcome the challenges associated with working with a diverse group with particular needs.

Report

13 Sep 2016

Presents observations and conclusions on implementation of the key competence of cultural awareness and expression in EU Member States.

Bill

Introduction Bill
19 Jun 2018

The Family Violence Bill 2018 in Victoria, Australia creates a new statutory authority enshrined in legislation, Respect Victoria, which will work to address gender inequality as a root cause of family violence.

The new prevention organisation, will work to change the attitudes, social norms...

Report

13 Aug 2018

This publication estimates the completion rates of VET programs in Australia for both total VET and government-funded (broadly defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded programs [either Commonwealth or state recurrent funding, Commonwealth specific purpose funding or state specific funding]), in order to fill a...

Report

12 Oct 2016

This report looks at the innovative instruments which can facilitate access to finance for the cultural and creative sectors. Such instruments need to be part of well-functioning and efficient financial ecosystems.

Report

9 Jun 2016

It is timely and relevant for policy-makers to explore the topic of promoting reading in the digital environment. A few of the most relevant policy developments and opportunities, at national, EU and global levels, are examined in this report.

Conference proceedings

10 Aug 2018

The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of...

Working paper

13 Aug 2018

This working paper outlines the content of a workshop on developing a national surveillance approach for respiratory epidemics, which was held in Canberra on 3 May 2017. It is intended as a resource for policy makers, hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers and peak organisations.

Fact sheet

Factsheet
8 Aug 2018

In June 2018 the Northern Territory government asserted that is was committed to commencing discussion on developing a Treaty (or Treaties) with First Nations peoples in the Northern Territory.

Report

7 Aug 2018

This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

Report

6 Aug 2018

The recommendations in this report call on the NSW government to significantly increase drug and alcohol rehabilitation funding and services in regional, rural and remote areas. The report also recommends several measures for addressing drug and alcohol related crime throughout the state.

Commentary

4 Jul 2018

To make cities better for people and the planet, the approach must become more systemic and pragmatic, and include the global south.

More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and both the proportion and numbers continue to grow. In...

Guide

Design guidelines to support native grasslands in urban areas
1 Jan 2013

Start with the Grasslands provides guidance for the design and management of native grasslands (both large and small) within the Victorian urban context to maximise environmental and social outcomes. This guide is applicable to large-scale development of peri-urban greenfield sites, urban infill, the reconsideration of...

Report

7 Jun 2018

This report discusses the detrimental impacts of the changes on consumers, particularly those in regional Australia. The report also considers the appropriateness of communications that Bupa provided to policyholders about the changes.

Report

11 Aug 2017

Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve 'Elevate' status for their Reconciliation Action Plan 2017–2019. This is the highest level of endorsement granted by Reconciliation Australia.

This RAP outlines the vision for Swinburne and its relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2018

This document has been released as part of a consultation process to decide if a mandatory phase out of sale or distribution of plastic shopping bags is the best option for New Zealand. It is proposed that at least six months after regulations are Gazetted,...

Strategy

10 Aug 2018

The vision behind this strategy is for international education to contribute to a thriving and globally connected New Zealand, through world-class education.

Report

10 Aug 2018

This audit shows that current NEG modelling will effectively create an investment cliff for the otherwise booming renewables sector, with no investment in further renewable energy generation after 2021.

Report

9 Aug 2018

ACECQA announced that almost eight out of 10 (78%) children’s education and care services with a quality rating have an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above.

“The National Quality Framework, which includes the NQS, has raised quality and continues to...

Report

9 Aug 2018

This report details industry data on the size, growth and performance of the Australian responsible investment (RI) market over twelve months to 31 December 2017 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

Website

10 Aug 2018

In February 2018, the South Australian Government signed an agreement with the Narungga Nation, as a significant milestone towards Treaty.

Negotiations also occurred in 2017-2018 with the Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri Nations.

In February 2017, Dr Roger Thomas was appointed as Treaty Commissioner to...

Report

Summary of engagements and next steps
21 Jul 2017

This is the report of the South Australian Treaty Commissioner Dr Roger Thomas to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the Hon Kyam Maher MLC, summarising the views of Aboriginal people of the State on treaty and recommending a suitable framework to enable treaty...

Report

ASX100 companies' commitments and disclosures related to gender pay equity
27 Jul 2018

Gender pay equity is achieved when women and men receive equal pay for work of equal or comparable value. A disparity between women and men’s pay is often referred to as the ‘gender pay gap’ or ‘gender pay inequity’. The gender pay gap refers to...

Report

6 Oct 2017

In 2017, ACCR identified human rights as a key issue for research. Together with the Centre for Australian Ethical Research (CAER), ACCR has produced this detailed benchmark report, examining the performance of Australian listed companies with regards to how they manage human rights risks.

Report

6 Aug 2018

This study assessed the potential savings for demand response for wholesale customers in Victoria over a 12-month period, and found energy cost savings from 2.3% to 33.3%.

Report

11 Jul 2018

The Yarning the Way research project aimed to explore the wisdom of Indigenous Education Paraprofessionals (IEPs) in their ‘connecting’ and ‘translational’ role, particularly as this related to guiding Indigenous students towards post-school education options.

Report

6 Aug 2018

This report utilises qualitative interview data from disability service providers during the roll out of the NDIS to examine the effects of the introduction of a more competitive environment on collaborative working between providers who had historical relationships of working together.

Report

7 Aug 2018

The number of Australians consuming online content has increased since 2015. Australians are also consuming online content differently—streaming more, and downloading less. The results also show that there has been an increase in the consumption of lawful content across music, movies, video games and TV...

Report

8 Aug 2018

This project provides another example of the returns to government from small changes informed by behavioural insights. BETA partnered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to reduce work-related expense claims by $2.2 million and increase tax paid by $0.9 million with a simple letter sent...

Report

8 Aug 2018

This study used the ABARES water trade model is used to simulate what would happen to the water market under a repeat of the Millennium drought, with current water demand, environmental water recovery, trade limits and carryover rules.

Report

9 Aug 2018

The data in this publication cover the period of 1 January to 31 March 2018. For comparative purposes, it also examines this data against previously submitted data for the 1 January to 31 March 2015, 2016 and 2017 periods and also 1 January to 31 March 2018.

Website

9 Aug 2018

The Pacific aid map is an analytical tool designed to enhance aid effectiveness in the Pacific by improving coordination and accountability of foreign aid through enhanced transparency of aid flows.

Discussion paper

9 Aug 2018

The councils of the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia have agreed to formally consider the merits of the creation of a new university through a merger of the two institutions. This discussion paper sets out preliminary insights into the potential opportunities and...

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018

This briefing paper synthesises government and non-government policy and research documents that have examined the impact of recent home care reforms on older people and their carers, the aged care workforce and providers, and the wider health system. Recommendations are made to fill identified gaps...

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018

Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States. This paper argues that Australia should focus on potential partnerships and common areas of concern with US states, rather than simply relying on diplomatic engagement with the White House.

Report

15 Jul 2017

With global health care spending projected to grow by over four per cent per year, there is an urgent need for new technologies, goods and services that will improve patient care. This is an enormous and continued economic opportunity for Victoria.

Working paper

15 Mar 2018

It is unclear why royalties are the dominant mode of payment in contracts over the trade of pre-commercial technology. We evaluate possible reasons for including royalties in a contract using a dataset of 645 contracts.

Blog post

Exploring the benefits and challenges in matched crowdfunding
6 Aug 2018

In 2016 Nesta launched the Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot, to explore the potential of mixing crowdfunding donations with grant funding. The pilot saw arts and heritage initiatives raising money for a diverse range of projects; from plays and art exhibitions, to launching new...

Report

Creating new markets to benefit members and fund necessary investments
26 Jun 2018

This report addresses the question of how superannuation trustees can ensure that they are investing their assets for the public good — in particular how to fund public infrastructure.

Report

8 Aug 2018

This audit examines how well the rehabilitation services are meeting the developmental needs of children and young people in the youth detention system and reducing their risk of reoffending.

Report

8 Aug 2018

In the state of Victoria, there is a role for both the education system and for the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in the teaching and awareness of civics. The committee believes that civics and a lack of public understanding about the way our democracy works...

Infographic

4996.0 2016
4 Apr 2018

This release provides information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) for states and territories and includes data on experiences of:

violence partner violence and partner emotional abuse sexual harassment feelings of general safety.

Where appropriate, data are presented...

Report

8 Aug 2018

This review of the National Bowel Screening Programme says the roll-out is progressing well and the Ministry of Health continues to improve its processes to support this. The panel does make a number of wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement.

Conference paper

23 Oct 2013

This paper presents results of a state-wide survey about cultural planning practices in local government across Victoria, reporting on breadth of cultural planning, amount of investment, policy influences in their development and planning processes.

Working paper

2 Aug 2018

This paper investigates whether changes in funding over the past decade (measured by total expenditure per student) have had an impact on the research output, impact or ranking position of world-class universities.

Report

15 Dec 2015

This report presents the findings of an assessment of 24 cultural development plans published by councils across Victoria, based on their alignment with principles in CDN’s Framework for Cultural Development Planning.

Report

What AEMO’S Integrated System Plan Report implies about the National Energy Guarantee
8 Aug 2018

This report argues that AEMO’s modelling results show that, with efficient planning of and investment in the most efficient mix of network services, it will be quite possible to ensure that the electricity supply system of the NEM remains secure and reliable, and do so...

Report

23 Jul 2018

This project examined drones from several contrasting and complementary perspectives - not just technology, but also policy, economics and societal impact.

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2018

Abstract :

It turns out that price index functions share a basic interpretation; practically all of them measure a change in some average of quality-adjusted prices. The different options are distinguished by their choice of average, their definition of quality, and their stance...

Report

31 Jul 2018

The Victorian government funded the Victorian Refugee Health Network to complete a needs assessment of the responsiveness of the disability and refugee health service system in northern Melbourne. This report details the outcomes of the needs assessment and makes recommendations for service and policy changes...

Strategy

8 Jun 2018

The Western Australian government hopes this plan will help to achieve better outcomes for individuals and families, deliver inclusive and connected communities and create a housing system that is more responsive to a broader range of needs.

Report

1 Aug 2018

This is an update of 2016 briefing paper, The Rising Tide of Insecure Employment 2016 . Like the 2016 version, this paper provides an analysis of the most recent Australian university staffing data utilising a variety of sources.

This updated analysis shows that the...

Discussion paper

8 Aug 2018

The size of our future prosperity will be determined partly by our ability to innovate and harness new technologies. This will require a skilled workforce that can match and beat our global competitors. So, what are the skills needed for a more interconnected, global world?...

Report

8 May 2018

This research, from an inter-faculty team of professors, researchers and senior academics, considers the question of what today’s six years olds will need to thrive, and not just survive, when they finish school, given the extent of predicted technological and global change.

Technical report

8 Aug 2018

This is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. The latest national report card reveals the strong links between chronic physical ill health and mental ill health....

Guide

1 Jul 2018

Transportation infrastructure is a significant component of the landscape. The original social network, it connects us to families and friends, jobs and businesses, education and recreation, and is a vital part of the public realm. However, conventional, car-centric approaches to transportation have contributed to negative...

Commentary

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness and depression, especially in low-resource neighborhoods.
25 Jul 2018

What’s in a fence? More than you’d think. In neighborhoods where as little as about $1,000 was spent transforming a vacant lot with some grass, a few trees, and a short wooden fence, people felt less depressed and less worthless.

“The beauty of the...

Report

Report to the Australia Council for the Arts
10 Oct 2006

The aim of the scoping study was to provide an overview and analysis of new media arts and gain an accurate and comprehensive view of the sector in Australia.

Technical report

A resource to identify drug related databases and websites
19 May 2008

This report presents a comprehensive list of relevant websites and databases collated from the work of several international projects on illicit drug use.

Discussion paper

9 Dec 2006

In this draft discussion paper, Emma Dawson and Miriam Lyons outline the basic principles that should underpin our public broadcasting policy, and toss around a few ideas on how to equip the ABC and SBS to meet the needs of Australian citizens.

Report

24 Nov 2008

This paper addresses three aspects of creativity in Australian society:

Creative work: Significant numbers of people work in jobs that involve the exercise of creative skills. Is it possible to identify a creative workforce and to assess its contribution to the Australian economy? And...

Book

24 Nov 2006

As we enter a new century we face an increasingly complex world constituted by local and global networks. Our challenge is to develop new ways of thinking about social and cultural relations and about the role of the arts in a multicultural society. This book...

Website

14 Jun 2007

The Australian Government recently announced a comprehensive package of measures to significantly boost support for the Australian film and television industry, following the completion of the Review of Australian Government Film Funding Support. A series of media releases and fact sheets containing details of the...

Journal article

15 May 2008

This article focuses on risk-assessment practices in the private rental market, with particular consideration of their impact on low-income renters. It is based on the fieldwork undertaken in the second stage of the research process that followed completion of the Positioning Paper. The key research...

Report

15 Jun 2004

This research project examines how the low rent end of the Australian private rental market fared between the 1996 and 2001 Censuses. During this period a number of significant changes affected the private rental housing market. Household incomes improved. Nationally, the growth in the number...

Journal article

23 Jul 2008

Digital divide policies have been historically rooted within the information society / knowledge economy credo and as such they have been largely motivated by the anticipated value of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) diffusion. In Australia, a range of government policies have attempted to address...

Guide

17 Apr 2007

e-Consultation is emerging as a valuable tool for councils to engage with their community.

This guide is intended as a practical tool to help councils set up their own e-consultation strategies. Consultation is a dialogue amongst community and council. e-Consultation can enhance traditional face-to-face...

Preprint

27 Feb 2008

The urban renewal strategies being rolled out in all Australian capitals result in an increasing number of residents living and sharing space in city areas. This densification process calls for a closer inspection of the communication policies and initiatives and their adequacy to support the...

Audio

9 Nov 2006

Despite setbacks in the lucrative China market earlier this year, the Internet search engine company Google continues to grow and grow. So what exactly is its game plan? And why is it being referred to as a future Microsoft rival?

Audio

8 Nov 2007

This week on the Media Report a special panel discussion on the power of blogging. Among the speakers are Hugh Martin, General Manager of APN Online Australia and Pippa Leary, from Fairfax Digital.

Audio

7 Dec 2006

What does the future hold for community television? It's shaking off its hokey image and gaining more and more viewers across Australia, but at the same time it's also beginning to lose audience share as consumers switch from analogue to digital. Marooned for the moment...

Report

12 Sep 2007

This report aims to provide practical guidance for individual researchers, research institutions and funding bodies in developing and implementing legal frameworks for the management of data generated in research projects.

Audio

19 Oct 2006

Media owners appear to be scrambling to take advantage of new legislative changes. And amid the flurry, a deal confirmed yesterday between James Packer's PBL company and a group called CVC Asia Pacific has suddenly given Mr Packer an awful lot of ready money for...

Blog post

24 Nov 2009

NSW moves to automatic electoral enrolment - and the Commonwealth should follow suit, writes Antony Green.

Article

1 Feb 2010

By now everyone will know of the erratic launch of My School, www.myschool.edu.au the effort by the Rudd Government to release standardised and test-based reports for every school in Australia. The launch, crash and subsequent political (rather than aeronautical) spin was fun to watch and...

Article

9 Feb 2010

Australia's bankruptcy laws are out of step with today's credit market place, write Fiona Guthrie and Nicole Rich in On Line Opinion.

Commentary

1 Aug 2011

“Don’t tell me you’re going to spend your life looking for the soul?” Brett Evans meets the philosopher David Chalmers.

Policy report

The Hilmer Report
25 Aug 1993

This report recommends implementation of a national competition policy for Australia. The Committee of Inquiry was established in October 1992 by the Prime Minister following agreement by all Australian governments on the need for a national policy and its basic principles.

Report

Volume 1: General findings and recommendations
30 Oct 2011

The Review has had before it specific allegations within scope from 847 different people (sources). Many of these sources have more than one allegation within scope.

We have allegations across every decade from the 1950s to date. The earliest date of alleged abuse is...

Report

15 May 2012

As a group, Indigenous Australians experience poorer health outcomes than other Australians, including in the area of sexual health. Indigenous Australians have substantially higher rates of STIs, BBVs and teen pregnancy than non-Indigenous Australians, particularly for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, infectious syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C....

Report

30 Sep 2013

This report argues that strategically, New Zealand is no further ahead on public policy regarding outdoor use of GMOs than it was when the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification reported its findings in 2001. It considers New Zealand is less equipped to make a strategic...

Book

A case history of professional prejudice
15 Aug 2013

This book recounts some experiences of young Australians with catastrophic brain injuries, their families and the medical system which they encountered. Whilst most of the events described occurred two to three decades ago they raise questions relevant to contemporary medical practice.

The patients whose...

Literature review

28 Feb 2013

This literature review surveys writing about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft sector of remote Australia. The review has been compiled as a foundational text for the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies’ research project being undertaken by the CRC for...

Audio

26 Nov 2013

From online media portals to phone apps and twitter poetry, technology is transforming the written word. So how are creators and consumers navigating the digital frontiers and how will these changes affect the way we read and write into the next decade?

Guests...

Strategy

6 Mar 2014

Tertiary education offers a passport to success in modern life. It helps people improve their lives and the lives of those around them. It provides the specific tools for a career, and is the engine of knowledge creation.

The Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-19 sets...

Guide

29 Jun 2015

The recent result of the Irish referendum and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in favour of same- sex marriage has given the Australian campaign for marriage equality new momentum. The most recent same- sex marriage bill was introduced in early June 2015...

Annual Report

6 Oct 2015

The Office of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner’s Annual Report provides an account of the work of the Commissioner throughout financial year 2014-15 and includes reports on performance, delivery of outputs and investigations carried out during this period.

Report

11 Apr 2016

This report examines Chinese investment in Australia for the calendar year 2015.

The American Enterprise Institute’s China Global Investment Tracker shows that for cumulative investment from 2005 to 2015, the United States ranks first with USD 99.92 billion, ahead of Australia with USD 78.68...

Audio

1 Jun 2016

Nestled among the Richmond workers’ cottages, a stone’s throw from the MCG, is a room full of start-up companies that want to change your life.

The Angelcube incubator invests in early stage tech companies whose founders peddle like crazy to get their ideas of...

Conference paper

31 Dec 2015

Heatwaves have a mounted interest in the last decade due to their negative impacts on infrastructure, the ecosystem and public health. Population exposure to heat stress is substantially influenced by the resilience of the built environment as people spend the majority of their time indoors....

Commentary

8 Nov 2016

For several months leading up to today’s ballot, Donald Trump has taken to calling himself “Mr. Brexit,” predicting that his brand of grassroots populism ultimately will win out over an out-of-touch political class. Now that election day is upon us, it is certainly possible that...

Journal article

20 Jul 2018

A growing body of evidence suggests that contact with nature, often referred to as green or blue space (ie, vegetated areas or water bodies), is associated with multiple health benefits. Recent reviews identify various mechanisms that may underlie the observed associations. In addition to encouraging...

Commentary

6 Aug 2018

If the government offers Labor a deal it can accept, it will be rejected by the Coalition’s backbench. It’s hard to escape the obvious conclusion.

Report

1 Aug 2018

Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of almost 300 managers in four public sector jurisdictions, this report examines the role that middle managers play in operationalising gender equity-focused policies and provides suggested actions to drive best practice.

Commentary

4 Aug 2018

The final design of the National Energy Guarantee promises that the policy will drive down power prices. But there is precious little evidence for this assertion.

Report

21 Jun 2018

This report, commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, measures the medical and economic opportunity costs associated with asbestos-related disease. The report looks at the direct health care costs, as well as the cost of productivity and other losses resulting from time out of...

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2018

The Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS) is a wholesale service that allows consumers on different mobile networks to make calls or send SMS to each other. The ACCC has released this discussion paper inviting submissions on whether the MTAS should continue to be declared and...

Report

7 Aug 2018

Disruptive technologies are influencing the demand for skills in many occupations. This report provides insights into the potential implications for vocational education and training (VET) of ‘disruptive technologies’ associated with Industry 4.0 from the perspective of industry (technology users) and innovators (technology producers).

Report

6 Aug 2018

This publication is part of a set of trade statistical publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.

Report

30 Jul 2018

Previously, only government members could access public sector expertise and information for fiscal analysis. Now, all Members of Parliament can request the services of the PBO to understand the fiscal impact of their policies. This will ‘level the playing field’ for political parties, improving fairness...

Report

30 Jul 2018

The Operas partners are willing to go beyond this working group and consider engaging in follow-up projects, notably to help create a resource centre dedicated to providing the community with current information and support on scholarly communication software and tools, and to contribute to the...

Report

30 Jul 2018

OPERAS as an infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication will provide a catalogue of services to the academic community. Despite their diversity, the services should follow common rules and principles to establish a common framework where they can be included and managed. The principles concern governance,...

Submission

3 Aug 2018

This submission has been prepared by the Rationalist Society of Australia, to the Senate Inquiry into Parliamentary Prayers in Parliament.

Report

30 Jul 2018

This paper analyses the pros and cons of different models, and concludes with some suggestions for ways of bringing greater stability and sustainability to Open Access publishing models.

Report

30 Jul 2018

Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need to publish in English in order to get visibility and recognition represents an impoverishment of certain research fields, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Report

30 Jul 2018

The White Paper on Common Standards comprises desk research and identifies key operational and technical aspects to be addressed by digital research infrastructures and service providers. It particularly sketches the landscape of Open Science in Europe, focusing on the policy framework and the institutional initiatives...

Report

30 Jul 2018

This White Paper draws on experiences from OPERAS partners to illustrate researchers’ concerns and to develop a guide with FAQs and solutions to address these issues. The White Paper concludes with advocacy suggestion sheets tailored to different stakeholders involved in Open Access in the social...

Article

1 Aug 2018

City Form Lab’s research examines the theory that denser city environments tend to generate higher levels of interaction between people, establishments, and institutions than sparser city environments. They argue that density increases opportunities for “both planned and chance encounters, allowing the users of an area...

Report

Executive summary of report by working group of EU Member States experts on intercultural dialogue European agenda for culture work plan for culture 2015-2018
4 Apr 2017

In the context of the migratory and refugee crisis, this project explores the ways culture and the arts can help to bring individuals and peoples together, increase their participation in cultural and societal life as well as to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity.

Journal article

17 May 2018

There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate ways of assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship carers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering into out‐of‐home care in the Australian statutory child protection system.

Report

22 Mar 2017

The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in the area of Audience Development to the European Commission as well as to equip cultural leaders inside an organization with the means to make a transition towards a more audiencecentric organization on...

Report

A study on the economy of culture in the digital age : final report - Study
30 May 2017

Cultural and creative sectors have become well established as important assets in strengthening Europe’s economic structure and maintaining its competitiveness in the global economy. This study maps the different value chains for visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, artistic crafts, book publishing, music, film, TV...

Report

Building a knowledge base and identifying gaps for all manifestations of family violence
4 Feb 2018

This report examines 11 often under-represented communities, including women with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities, male victims, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and explores the different ways in which they experience family violence.

Report

Policies and strategies for audience development: work plan for culture 2015-2018 - Study
7 Jul 2017

Institutions and arts organisations (public and private), set up to carry out a public purpose, now find that through the impact of digitisation and internet tools, they are, in many cases, lagging behind. There is a growing sense, confirmed through the research carried out for...

Report

Report of the OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group of Member States’ experts - Study
22 Mar 2018

The innovative power of the cultural and creative sectors is essential for the further development of European economies and societies.

Other text

18 Oct 2017

This booklet provides an overview of the current state of evidence on the drivers and contributing factors of violence against women and girls, focusing in particular on the role of social norms.

It provides a summary of effective strategies for the prevention of violence...

Report

Taking an intersectional approach to address violence in diverse Australian communities
18 Oct 2017

Most of the existing evidence and primary prevention efforts in Australia are focused on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, perpetrated by men against women.

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence identified several communities whose experiences of family violence are unique.

In...

Blog post

26 Jul 2018

Civil engineers need a cohesive strategy to cope with the infrastructure demands likely to result from the surge in electric vehicle use within the next seven years, says Chris Evans of the Rolton Group.

The UK government’s commitment to ban solely petrol and diesel...

Guide

3 Aug 2018

This guide has been created to assist those communicating on climate change and energy to do so accurately and effectively. It includes some clear definitions of climate and energy concepts delivered in a manner that is widely understood by the public, and in messaging that...

Report

12 Feb 2018

Family violence is a key public health issue in Australia.

Approximately one in four Australian women have experienced violence by an intimate partner since the age of 15. Family violence can take a multitude of forms including but not limited to physical violence, sexual...

Blog post

30 Oct 2016

From ‘creative industries’ to ‘creative economy’ – how the idea of creative industries and the creative economy has changed in the last 20 years.

Thesis

3 Mar 2014

The aim of this thesis is to illustrate the development of Chinese Cultural and Creative industries, with a detailed analysis of Beijing and Shanghai realities.

Fact sheet

24 May 2018

An overview of the National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) conducted in 2017.

Includes an outline of new features in the 2017 NCAS and a graphical depiction of the survey framework.

Findings from the 2017 NCAS will be released at...

Strategy

3 Aug 2018

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.

Journal article

30 Sep 2006

This article looks at the arrival of ‘creative industries’ within mainstream policy discourse in China.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018

This discussion paper invites public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). As the review will have a significant effect on the future operations of the NPI, this paper will be of interest to stakeholders from government, industry, non-government organisations and...

Working paper

A Working Paper in support to the development of an EU-China Cultural and Creative Industries' (CCIs) platform
30 Jan 2011

Very few economic sectors have revealed as much economic potential in China and the EU as the cultural and creative industries have over the past few years.

Report

25 Jul 2018

Small business and entrepreneurship is the life blood of a dynamic and growing economy. Newer, smaller businesses can inject innovative ideas and challenge outdated methods. This report investigates the impact of Australia’s falling rate of entrepreneurship on the business structure.

Discussion paper

3 Aug 2018

Firstly, the myth. You’ve heard it before. There were a pre-Māori people in New Zealand, called the Moriori. When Māori arrived in the country they set about obliterating these peaceful Moriori inhabitants until not a single Moriori remained alive. This story is completely wrong. But...

Report

27 Oct 2015

This brochure showcases successful projects in recent European capitals of culture.

Report

6 Aug 2018

Australia’s dialogue partner relationship with ASEAN supports Australian policy autonomy and Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia. This relationship also has significant room for growth, according to this report.

Commentary

1 Aug 2018

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is beginning to have an impact in Canberra, argues Gabrielle Appleby.

Commentary