August 2018

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.

Research 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.

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.

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...

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...

Research 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.

Research 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 program

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...

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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.

Policy report

12 Sep 2016

A range of sustainability rating tools for buildings exist in Australia. In setting sustainability standards for Council buildings, this policy primarily references the GBCA’s holistic design framework and assessment tool ‘Green Star - Design and As Built’2 , which is widely used in the commercial...

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...

Research 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....

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Policy report

CFCA paper no. 47
22 Jan 2018

OVERVIEW

The response to severe child abuse (namely abuse requiring police investigation) requires many different workers across agencies and disciplinary backgrounds to work together effectively. This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics...

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.

Research 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?...

Research 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...

Journal article

15 May 2007

Minimum wages are hotly debated as ways of improving equity and boosting the wages of lower skilled workers. All OECD countries apply some kind of wage floor. Do they achieve their goals?

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 program

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 program

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 program

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 program

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 program

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 program

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.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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

2 Aug 2018

Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.

Report

3 Aug 2018

This report looks at the provision of financial services and the interaction of market participants, issues facing the consumers of financial services and the functions and activities of the regulators.

Policy

25 Jul 2018

The policy platform of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party as it heads to the state election on 24 November 2018.

Video

1 Jul 2015

Findings from the Australia's 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS).

The survey was developed by VicHealth in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Social Research Centre and experts across Australia, and supported by the Australian Government Department of Social...

Survey

29 Jun 2018

Developed and administered by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ICSA), the ‘IS Tool’ is designed to be used to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure across design, construction, and operational phases. The tool can be used as part of a self- assessment as well as...

Website

3 Aug 2018

The National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey, or NCAS, is a resource for anyone wanting to understand and prevent the serious and prevalent problem of violence against women.

It can be used by community educators, policy-makers, program planners, researchers, journalists, and students....

Guide

22 Dec 2017

This “Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities” (hereafter referred as SUC Guidelines), produced in accordance with goals of SUC, will be mainly applied to developing countries. In its early phase, the aim is to support the promotion and implementation of sustainable development of cities and...

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This report presents the methodology and results of a study investigating the consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 79 cities.

To support evidence-based climate action planning, many cities have developed sector-based GHG inventories using standards such as the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas...

Report

19 Jul 2018

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) in August 2017.

Report

19 Jul 2018

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation (AITA) facility in July 2017.

Research report

2 Aug 2018

Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.

Commentary

30 Jul 2018

California has the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which raises billions of dollars for the state. An innovative project is directing some of that revenue to bringing renewable power and energy efficiency to some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities.

The main...

Report

2 Aug 2018

This is the fourth interim report of the ACCC's inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.

Guide

A companion document to 'Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities: guidelines for researchers and stakeholders'
2 Aug 2018

This guideline is intended primarily for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities, but will also be a useful resource for researchers and for others interested in understanding more about such research.

Guide

2 Aug 2018

This guide provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Report

Acting on the social determinants of health – for a fairer distribution of health
31 Aug 2016

A compilation of 25 articles, originally published on social and health journalism website Croakey between 2010 and 2016, on the social determinants of health.

This ebook was released to mark and coincide with the 57th Boyer Lecture series by Professor Michael Marmot on the...

Essay

History and Australia’s future
1 Mar 2018

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if our citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past.

In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to...

Research report

How technology experiences and resources vary by socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity
27 Sep 2017

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the privacy and security experiences of low-socioeconomic-status populations in the United States.

Submission

31 Jul 2018

This ANZSOG submission calls for the APS to take advantage of the growth of data, better recognise the role of states, not-for-profits and the private sector in service delivery, and change its understanding of integrity.

Report

3 Aug 2018

Rough sleepers are the most visible population experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of rough sleepers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.

Research report

3 Aug 2018

New data technologies, big data analytics and intelligent software systems are transforming the way we produce, consume or distribute commodities, and increasingly, the way we access services. This report shows there are clear divides between the haves and have nots, across various measures of access,...

Policy report

3 Aug 2018

This report has been provided in response to a request by the Ministry of Health in April 2017 to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, to review the health benefits and risks of folic acid fortification...

Research report

2 Aug 2018

As Victoria moves towards developing new, risk-sensitive approaches to responding to family violence, the voices and experiences of those affected by this complex and distinct form of family violence offer vital insights into the risks faced by victims and affected families.

Research report

10 Aug 2018

This report presents an overview of homelessness in Western Australia: its nature, composition, antecedents and consequences, and the policy and practice responses that we believe should be considered address it.

Policy report

31 Jul 2018

The right to religious freedom is not the only fundamental human right. It cannot therefore be absolute, but exists alongside other rights. How different rights and freedom coexist is one of the big questions facing our nation today.

Strategy

24 Jul 2018

Resilient Sydney, is the first resilience strategy for metropolitan Sydney.

This strategy sets the direction we must take to strengthen our ability to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of increasing global uncertainty and local shocks and stresses. This strategy calls for business,...

Research report

2 Aug 2018

This review was commissioned by the Turnbull Government, in response to the growing global threat to the integrity of sport - recognising that a fair, safe and strong sport sector, free from corruption, is inherently valuable to sports participants, sporting organisations and the 14 million...

Policy report

1 Aug 2018

This paper outlines the detailed design of the Commonwealth elements of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), including feedback received from stakeholders during consultation on the draft design.

Policy report

1 Aug 2018

The proposed final design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will require retailers to contract for generation or demand response to meet a minimum level of dispatchable ‘on demand’ electricity where there is an identified gap. Retailers must also keep their emissions below an agreed...

Research report

1 Jul 2018

This report, drawing upon disability-inclusive methodologies of co-creation, development and engagement, maps the lived experiences of women with disabilities living within the war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.

Research report

2 Aug 2018

This publication presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This context report surveys the field of AFV, providing definitions of AFV and related concepts, then giving overviews of research, the state of knowledge, policies and practice regarding AFV, what we know about AFV, and methodologies used to research it.

Research report

2 Aug 2018

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.

Guide

Developing policy on firearms activities/events involving students
30 Jul 2018

The following guidance is for boards when developing a policy involving activities on and off school grounds where students are interacting with firearms in some way. The guidance will also clarify the requirements that need to be considered when drafting a school firearms policy.

Working paper

19 May 2015

Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are at the crossroads of arts, culture, business and technology and can be defined as those economic activities that strongly rely on individual creativity, skills and talent and in principal produce intellectual property in contrast to material goods or immediately...

Research report

1 Aug 2018

This analysis argues there is a need for an integrated and strategic perspective to achieve comprehensive and cohesive policymaking and implementation to enhance the security and stability of the Pacific as a strategic priority for Australia.

Report

1 Aug 2018

With a range of new technologies bearing down upon us, huge shifts in the global order under way, longer lives – and potentially longer working lives – it is vital that Australia has a flexible, adaptable tertiary education and training system which gives us the...

Research report

30 Jun 2015

This report examines the extent to which Australia's cultural and creative economy contributes to its national comparative advantage.

Report

13 Dec 2017

The aim of this review was to ensure that legal assistance is directed to people most in need, improving CLC service provision and to assist the NSW government in settling an approach to funding allocation.

Research report

24 Jun 2018

Quantitative analysis of existing cultural and creative industry data for Tasmania.

Research report

31 Jul 2018

A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did fifteen years ago, according to this research.

Strategy

National sport plan
1 Aug 2018

Sport 2030 is the Australian government’s strategic plan to invest in sport and physical activity over the next decade and beyond. It is Australia’s first national sport plan that charts a path to demonstrate how we will excel in elite sport, maintain sporting integrity, support...

Research report

24 Jun 2018

A qualitative analysis of the cultural and creative industry sector in Tasmania.

Report

15 May 2010

This report deals with two aspects of measuring the economic influence of cultural industries. One describes how to capture direct and indirect effects of a cultural activity or an investment, and the other how to attempt to see cultural economy as part of national accounts....

Strategy

Making the country resilient to a changing climate
19 Jul 2018

The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) sets the actions that the government and others will take to adapt to the challenges of climate change in the United Kingdom. It sets out key actions for the next five years.

Research report

1 Aug 2018

This important report provides an insight into the scale of youth homelessness in Australia and, perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of who these young people are and how they are impacted by homelessness.

Research report

31 Jul 2018

Afghanistan and the US share a relationship that dates back to the early 1920s. The relationship has been predicated upon providing advantage to the US - a situation that seems likely to continue into the future.

Research report

28 Jul 2014

This report aims to offer an overview of cultural and creative industries in the Chinese context, focusing on the opportunities for European small to medium enterprises.

Report

1 Aug 2018

This report argues that over the past five years, there’s been an increase in coastguard and maritime border response capabilities across much of ASEAN. The report highlights an opportunity for Australia to cooperate and collaborate with partners across the region on surveillance, maritime domain awareness...

Research report

6 Nov 2017

Provides an overview of China’s visual arts, live entertainment, film and video, video games and VR/AR sectors.

Collection

Fair Australia: Social Justice and the Health Gap
24 Sep 2016

The Boyer Lecture series, named after former ABC chairman Sir Richard Boyer, is a series of radio lectures from a prominent Australian invited to express their thoughts on major social, cultural, scientific or political issues.

The 2016 Boyer Lectures by Professor Sir Michael Marmot...

Research report

30 Jun 2018

The creative economy is a vital and growing engine of growth and employment in many countries. It spans sectors such as advertising, broadcasting, architecture, arts, crafts, design, fashion, gastronomy, music, publishing, theatre and technology. They are becoming a key force in entrepreneurship and innovation, helping...

Journal article

1 Aug 2018

This article argues that access to new therapies is a balance between evidence (determining the risk of acceptable adverse effects versus efficacy) and the speed of availability, intersected by the issue of affordability.

Report

28 Feb 2018

The National Sport Plan will establish a shared set of national expectations across these issues, and others, for the sport and physical activity sectors. This report outlines the key themes and findings from the forums and online submission process.

Research report

31 Jul 2018

This paper outlines some of the findings from the 2018 HILDA report that may have ramifications for social and economic policy.