September 2018

Report

A report prepared for Troy Bell MP - Member for the Mt Gambier
10 Nov 2010

This report reviews the benefits and consequences of several electoral systems and how they may function in South Australia.

Working paper

17 Mar 2016

This working paper outlines the case for the South Australian House of Assembly adopting an Alternative voting plus (AV+) voting system and argues that AV+ would represent a genuine attempt at producing a majority government whilst increasing proportionally.

Report

28 Sep 2018

The Commission’s work, so far, has shown conduct by financial services entities that has brought public condemnation. Some conduct was already known to regulators and the public - some was not. Why did it happen? The answer seems to be greed – the pursuit of...

Report

Synthesis and key messages for high-level discussion: New York, 25 September 2018
25 Sep 2018

The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside...

Report

26 Aug 2018

Family and domestic violence is common and its impact is far reaching. It occurs across all ages, and socioeconomic and demographic groups, but predominantly affects women and children.

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children: 2010-2022 aims to achieve a...

Report

27 Sep 2018

With many major food producing countries experiencing a decline in cereal production in 2018, there are fears that the world could face a looming shortage of key food commodities. That fear is misplaced, however, due to the large volume of food commodities that have been...

Discussion paper

28 Sep 2018

In previous eras, both sides of politics made inappropriate partisan appointments to the ABC board. Despite the ‘arm’s length, merit based’ reforms made in 2013, the appointment process has once again become deeply politicised. Basic governance standards are being breached.

Strategy

28 Sep 2018

Following on from the detailed design work undertaken by the committee to date, this plan outlines how a National Integrity Commission would be established within the existing integrity framework.

Report

1 Nov 2017

Designed to test the robustness of a wide range of indicators and methods of assessment of engagement and impact of academic research on the wider society, this report summarises the findings from the ERA Engagement and Impact Pilot (EI Pilot) and its review, and proposes...

Report

4 Dec 2015

The overall quality of the Australian research sector is high by OECD standards but Australia’s performance is poor when it comes to translating publicly funded research into collaboration with business. We rank last out of 26 OECD countries on the proportion of businesses collaborating with...

Discussion paper

5 Sep 2018

A stochastic life-cycle model is used in this report to examine the implications for Australian retirees of full access to dividend imputation credits. We find that the availability of imputation credits can justify a significant bias towards Australian equities in retirement portfolios, largely at the...

Annual Report

Open data for all
19 Sep 2018

The 2018 Open Data report pulls back the curtain on digital government to show how New York City collects data, how data powers city operations, and how publishing that data publicly creates value in communities across the five boroughs.

This year's report features NYC...

Commentary

27 Sep 2018

There is no need to wait for royal commission recommendations to act on aged care. We can implement a national strategy to improve the sector's workforce in the next year three years, writes John Pollaers.

Journal article

27 Sep 2018

This paper replicates two previously used survey approaches to consolidate a national picture of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AmED) consumption in Australia.

Journal article

27 Sep 2018

This article finds that the level of evidence for the effectiveness of strategies to improve the use of research in policy making is low, and there remains a need for well-designed empirical studies that evaluate interventions.

Report

27 Sep 2018

This report highlights the importance of Australia’s effective and successful plant and animal biosecurity systems and border protection services to our wellbeing and economy, and adds a further perspective on new and emerging threats that need to be addressed.

Report

26 Sep 2018

Australia's international broadcasting service should be rebuilt to become again an important foreign policy instrument, to promote Australia's interests, influence and values in the Asia-Pacific, according to this report.

Journal article

27 Sep 2018

This article summarises a new framework to improve the success of technology projects: the nonadoption, abandonment, scaleup, spread and sustainability (NASSS) framework.

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2018

This discussion document sets out proposals to extend the existing information sharing agreement to include the Serious Fraud Office and the New Zealand Customs Service, so Inland Revenue may share information with these agencies where it might be an advantage in dealing with serious crime....

Audio interview

27 Sep 2018

Media commentators and business people are dismayed that the ABC has been embroiled itself in a crisis. Even though Justin Milne has now resigned as chairman, the journalists' union still believes the leadership crisis at the ABC can only be resolved with a comprehensive public...

Commentary

24 Sep 2018

The departure of Michelle Guthrie exposes the weakness of the current ABC board and its strategy, writes Margaret Simons.

Commentary

26 Sep 2018

The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Michelle Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Justin Milne's editorial interference.

Report

27 Sep 2018

The purpose of this report is to describe a mixed methods research project aimed at improving our understanding of the experience of energy vulnerable households under changes to electricity tariff structures.

Briefing paper

1 Sep 2018

This briefing paper explains the Open Budget Index (OBI) in more detail and discusses the state of budget transparency, participation and oversight in Australia, regionally and globally.

Report

26 Sep 2018

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid prescribed for severe pain that can also be used for non-medical purposes. Recent data suggest the extent of fentanyl use varies across Australia, with elevated consumption levels in some regional areas.

Report

26 Sep 2018

Australia is off-track and looks set to miss its Paris emission reduction target. National emissions are rising and the government seems unwilling or unable to agree on credible policies to reduce them.

Report

25 Sep 2018

The Chinese have created an Arab Policy Paper, which sets out some of its goals in the region. Beijing also seeks to act as a peace-maker and possible arbiter in the Middle East.

Report

27 Mar 2018

Ethical considerations are of considerable importance when conducting research on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and evaluating programming to end it. The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarise international best practice on VAWG research and evaluation (including DFAT’s own obligations).

Policy report

27 Mar 2018

This paper analyses Australia’s commitments to ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG) overseas as articulated in Australian aid policies and strategies as well as in domestic, regional and global documents.

Literature review

26 Sep 2018

By outlining global evidence of what works to prevent violence against women and girls, this literature review provides one measure that Australia can use to assess the effectiveness of its investments and programs.

Report

Building on global and regional promising approaches
21 Nov 2008

Violence against women is a serious global problem, affecting all countries of the world, including Australia. It has significant human rights dimensions, causing trauma to women, families and communities. It is both a symptom and a cause of gender inequality and discrimination. Violence against women...

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2018

This issues paper will assist interested parties in making submissions to the ACCC’s wine grape market study. The paper outlines the issues that the ACCC plans to explore during the market study, based on our previous consultation with the industry, issues raised during various inquiries,...

Collection

Fast, smart and connected: what is it to be human, and Australian, in a digital world
3 Oct 2017

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures.

In October, ANU Distinguished Professor and Intel Senior Fellow Professor Genevieve Bell continues this proud tradition and you're invited. Thirty years ago, Professor Bell left Australia to...

Briefing paper

27 Sep 2018

The widespread use of alcohol during pregnancy is a significant public health concern in Australia. Prenatal exposure to alcohol, caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy, increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and FASD.

Report

25 Aug 1977

The CSIRO is a research organisation with a number of outstanding successes over the last fifty years. Nevertheless, it exists to serve the interests of the community, rather than those of the scientists in it, and must not be allowed to lose touch with community...

Working paper

2 Jun 2017

This resource provides an extended analysis of proposed changes to the Australian Bankers Association Code of Conduct. It argues that despite rhetorical commitment to a social licence to operate, the lack of an explicit normative dimension undermines authority and legitimacy.

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

This case study describes data collection from Twitter, conducted with the intent of capturing conversations following from President Trump’s and others’ use of the #MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hashtag in Twitter posts during the first 100 days of his presidential administration.

Report

18 Nov 2016

This research found that almost one-in-three children we assist who are placed in out-of-home care later returns to us for help with criminal charges – often within months of their placement in care.

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2018

The challenge for Australia’s electricity system is to meet demand during periods of extreme heat. On very hot days, electricity demand is driven to high levels that come close to exceeding the amount of power that the NEM can provide. Rooftop solar produces electricity most...

Report

Information, insight and observation for the benefit of donors and fundraisers
26 Sep 2018

The concept of a charitable organisation may need to be reimagined, as governments look to pay for success, donors move away from hand-outs and charity leaders have begun to reposition their organisations as sustainable social enterprises, according to this report.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on the 16th and 17th August 2016. The workshop participants...

Guide

31 Aug 2018

SALT is a planned One Planet residential community set on the margins of the coastal township of Torquay in regional Victoria. Its history, location and setting is unique, local, and coastal, earning it the working name of ‘SALT’.

The SALT layout has been designed...

Website

One Planet Living is an initiative of Bioregional and its partners to make truly sustainable living a reality. One Planet Living uses ecological footprinting and carbon footprinting as its headline indicators.

Journal article

25 Sep 2018

Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), despite girls outperforming boys at school in the relevant subjects.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report presents results from applying a new technique called Contribution Analysis to local community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data. Contribution Analysis separates out the impact of different drivers of change between multiple inventory years. The drivers looked at include population/ commercial growth, energy usage...

Discussion paper

22 Sep 2018

The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed options for reforms to Territory laws being considered by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, in response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations regarding the duties and liability of institutions and the identification of...

Guide

12 Apr 2018

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is possible for many buildings and this ZNE Project Guide for State Buildings can help DGS and its agencies on the path to zero energy for new construction and major renovation projects.

A ZNE building is an extremely energy efficient...

Guide

4 Jun 2018

Residential and commercial buildings accounted for over 2,000 Million Metric Tons (MMT) of carbon equivalent emissions and 40% of the total energy consumed in the United States in 2016. New construction and major renovations in buildings have a long-term impact on emissions as many of...

Report

26 Sep 2018

This booklet brings together Devpolicy Blog posts on Pacific labour mobility from 2017 to 2018.

Guide

26 Sep 2018

In addition to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Paris Agreement invited countries to submit long term low GHG emissions development strategies (LT-LEDS) by 2020. These strategies will provide countries with the opportunity to address three pressing and interrelated policy areas; ambitious GHG mitigation, adaptation...

Journal article

The threat posed by commercial lock-up of crucial infrastructure has implications that transcend libraries and extend across the operations of higher education institutions, writes Heather Joseph.

Report

18 Sep 2018

In 2018, VicHealth partnered with the National Centre for Farmer Health, Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) and CSIRO’s Data61 to explore what the megatrends mean for young people living in rural and regional Victoria. We held workshops with young people to find out firsthand about...

Strategy

18 Sep 2018

This document fulfils a number of functions, including articulating Victoria Police’s current and future counter terrorism priorities and activities. Importantly, it also seeks to heighten awareness of, and make more transparent, Victoria Police’s counter terrorism activities and guiding principles.

Report

25 Sep 2018

This research paper provides an overview of the key mechanisms by which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can exercise their rights to land and waters in Victoria.

Blog post

11 Sep 2018

This blog post highlights a newly published systematic analysis of published literature and also an examination of information on research funders available on the website of major transnational food and beverage companies.

The researchers examined the funding transpatrency of research projects and the research...

Journal article

30 Aug 2018

This article, by Norwegian researcher, Ingeborg Rossow, looks at whether the 'total consumption model' can be applied to gambling. Originally used in studying alcohol, this model suggests there is a strong relationship between total consumption and the amount of harmful consumption in a population.

Report

24 Sep 2018

For at least a decade and a half, Chinese hackers have conducted a widespread campaign of industrial cyber espionage, targeting private sector companies in an effort to steal intellectual property, trade secrets and other information that could help China become economically more competitive.

Report

6 Jul 2017

This is the first public report to analyse Workforce Wizard and carecareers data to reveal NDIS-related trends in the disability workforce.

Report

28 Feb 2018

This report highlights the increasing use of casual and part-time workers as organisations grapple with NDIS pricing.

Report

25 Jul 2018

This update examines whether the patterns comprehensively analysed in our February 2018 Australian Disability Workforce Report (available through the NDS website) are continuing, stalling or reversing.

Report

25 Sep 2018

This analysis found that victims who are female, non-white, experiencing frequent violence and who have been abused in the past are more likely to report. Incidents that involve serious violence, an intoxicated offender and/or child witnesses are also more likely to be reported to the...

Report

25 Sep 2018

The ACCC produces quarterly petrol monitoring reports focusing on price movements in the capital cities and over 190 regional locations across Australia. It also produces industry reports that focus on particular aspects of consumer interest in the fuel market. This is the second industry report...

Briefing paper

24 Sep 2018

This resource updates information on prudential considerations and key principles issued to APRA-regulated entities in July 2015. It has been developed in response to the growing use of the cloud by APRA-regulated entities for higher inherent risk activities, and observed areas of weakness in how...

Report

Research project for Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc.
24 Sep 2018

This research project sought to identify appropriate planning responses to the rise of online platforms for short term holiday rental accommodation in coastal Australia.

Report

20 Sep 2018

As a result of this inquiry, 29 recommendations have been made, which aim to ensure that appropriate strategies and responses are swiftly implemented to stimulate the growth of the marketplace and ensure that all NDIS participants have timely access to the necessary and reasonable support...

Guide

September 2018 update
25 Sep 2018

This Guidance Note provides information for foreign investors proposing to invest in Australian agricultural land, including when an acquisition of agricultural land is a notifiable action, approval processes and compliance.

Report

20 Jun 2018

In her 2018 Acton Lecture , Debra Mullins, a Supreme Court of Queensland judge, engaged with the increasing hostility confronting religious believers — particularly Christians — when they leave the privacy of their homes and venture into the public square. In particular, she examined the...

Guide

24 Sep 2018

This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face....

Strategy

Department of Communications and the Arts reconciliation action plan 2018–2019
24 Sep 2018

This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines the actions the department will take to improve opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff. The development process was led by the department's Indigenous Staff Network and RAP Working Group and helps to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and...

Working paper

24 Sep 2018

This paper contributes to the poverty literature in Australia by presenting estimates of income poverty entry and exit rates for Indigenous people living in nonremote areas of Australia.

Conference paper

The Consumer Opinions about Research Data Sharing (CORDS) study
18 Oct 2018

Background

Health data which is routinely collected during the course of patient care, is a valuable resource to the advancement of research and can be an effective and efficient alternative to performing large-scale and costly clinical studies. Together with the growing capabilities of...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 8 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

The presentation guide policymakers on the fundamentals of how to evaluate both energy and non-energy benefits (the multiple benefits) of energy efficiency for buildings. Previous case studies that have been completed were compared to evaluate the monetised value of energy efficiency measures using numerous categories...

Draft report

24 Sep 2018

This document is intended to provide advice to the market about key elements of the design of the Nauru Health System Support Project (NHSSP). A more comprehensive design will be provided to those organisations successful at the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) stage and...

Reports

August 2018, version 1.2
21 Sep 2018

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is a set of rules and standards that accredited members of the digital identity federation must follow. It is an attempt to ensure that Australians have a safe, secure, consistent and reliable way to use government services online.

Report

18 Sep 2018

This report examines the development of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), including an overview of the agreement, suspended provisions and the anticipated outcomes and benefits.

Journal article

20 Sep 2018

This study expands on current knowledge and further defines the breadth of market influence that the top ten food companies have within the Australian food context, and how they use their brand power to create an illusion of choice for consumers.

Report

25 Jul 2018

Democracy 100: You can make a difference was crafted as an authentic and significant museum public and research program that brought multilateral leaders together to develop content for a Charter for Australian Democracy.

Briefing paper

25 Jul 2018

This Democracy 100 brief reports that Australians should rightly be proud of their hard won democratic traditions and freedoms and the achievement of stable government which has delivered social and economic wellbeing for its citizens. However, the findings herein should give all democrats pause for...

Survey

Power, powerlessness and Australian democracy
25 Jul 2018

This report provides a snapshot of the key findings of a survey conducted in February 2014, in which Ipsos asked a representative sample of Australians to consider various issues regarding Australian democracy and their role in making it work.

Article

20 Sep 2018

Web archives have been used as evidence in court cases and in the court of public opinion—often to hold politicians and governments accountable for things they have said in the past.

Conference paper

8 Dec 2016

This paper analyzed the Australian Government's response to the 2010 Report on Family Violence produced the by Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) which, at the time, represented one of the most significant documents framing the problem of domestic violence in Australia (Bacchi 2009).

By...

Report

23 Sep 2018

Powerful and well-resourced business groups, unions and not-for-profits are influencing policy in Australia to serve their interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. Stronger checks and balances on policy influence are needed, to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer.

Video

OECD Blockchain Policy Forum - Paris 2018
4 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc.

The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 7 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

Slide presentation covering the fundamentals of how energy efficiency targets and policies can be used in tandem to reduce energy use in buildings and meet energy and development goals. The slides provided guidelines to policymakers to identify, prioritise and quantify different policy options. Trainers: Brian...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 6 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

This presentation provides a guideline to policymakers on

1. How to test the claims that the building energy codes were outdated from the industry association.

2. What to do if the claims and information are correct.

The slides explained the fundamentals of...

Briefing paper

23 Sep 2018

A majority of Australians believe the Royal Commission into Banks and Financial Services has uncovered more wrong doing (70%) and is most important for Australians (65%) compared to the Royal Commission into Trade Unions.

Discussion paper

21 Sep 2018

This options paper is part of the AEMC’s review into the coordination of generation and transmission investment. Under Terms of reference provided by the COAG Energy Council, the AEMC is considering ways to improve the coordination of transmission and generation investment so new supply can...

Strategy

21 Sep 2018

The Energy Security Board (ESB) will report to ministers in December on implementing AEMO’s integrated system plan (ISP) on recommended transmission investments out to 2040.

Journal article

12 Sep 2018

The emerging ‘grand challenges’ of climate change, resource scarcity and population growth present a risk nexus to cities in the Anthropocene. This article discusses the potential that rapid urbanisation presents to help mitigate these risks through large-scale transitions if future urban development is delivered using...

Journal article

29 Jul 2018

Purpose – Rating tools for the built environment were designed to engage consumers and enhance sustainability and resilience. However, the intended outcomes of these rating systems appear to have limited implementation in the residential new housing market in Australia. The purpose of this paper is...

Interview

Professor Marcia Langton
5 Jul 2017

The Dungala Kaiela ‘Defining Goulburn Murray’ Oration is an annual event co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The Orations have rolling themes examining culture, climate change, economics and regional development, legal issues, health and society. The aim of the Oration is...

Video

Dr Moana Jackson
24 Jul 2018

The Dungala Kaiela ‘Defining Goulburn Murray’ Oration is an annual event co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The Orations have rolling themes examining culture, climate change, economics and regional development, legal issues, health and society. The aim of the Oration is...

Working paper

1 Jun 2018

Unprecedented levels of urbanisation coupled with revolutions in transport, energy, and data technology offer new opportunities to reshape cities. Cities of the future need to be planned strategically to support environmental and social well-being as well as economic productivity. To do so, cities must encourage...

Draft report

21 Sep 2018

This draft action plan was developed with input from a range of sources, including the 2015 Learning Support Update, and the Select Committee Inquiry into Identification and Support for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report discusses Housing New Zealand’s past approach to methamphetamine contamination in its properties.

Journal article

6 Sep 2018

To increase levels of biking while improving safety, cities around the world have started building barrier-protected bicycle-exclusive cycle tracks between the sidewalk and the street. With cycle tracks, the unanswered urban planning issues include whether and where to plant street trees and, if planted, whether...

Report

Australian resources — providing prosperity for future generations
21 Sep 2018

This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....

Article

10 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

Commentary

21 Sep 2018

Are the old days of majority government coming to an end?

Fact sheet

1 Dec 2016

There is an emerging discussion in policy documents and public guidance about the idea of a "whole house" (or sometimes "whole building") approach to retrofit as a way forward for the sustainability of the built envronment in the UK.

Fact sheet

From consensus to action
1 Jun 2016

Short report on Consensus Conference on Technology Enabled Healthcare organized by The George Institute India on 8 December 106 in New Dehli.

This report presents the key highlights of the Conference and recommendations for the future.

Also includes recommendations from the meeting.

Policy

Protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in communication design practice
16 Oct 2017

Australian Indigenous Design Charter : Communication Design. When working on projects involving the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture communication designers and buyers of design (non-Indigenous and Indigenous) are expected to adhere to the following ten points:

1) Indigenous led. Ensure Indigenous...

Audio interview

3 Sep 2018

The Policy Shop is a podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The right to self-determination and recognition feature prominently in debates surrounding Indigenous peoples in Australia and indeed around the world.

In this episode New Zealand Māori constitutional lawyer, Dr Moana Jackson...

Article

14 Sep 2018

Dutch cyclists rode down the world's first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year. The 30-metre (100-ft) cycling path in the 1,300-year-old northern town of Zwolle contains the equivalent of...

Strategy

21 Sep 2018

This document, the second such plan devised for the nation, outlines the Australian government's aspirations for enhancing access to information, civic participation and public accountability in the digital age.

Fact sheet

SMART Mental Health Programme
1 Nov 2017

A factsheet which describes the innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India.

Background:

The project is led by the George Institute India and funders include the National Health and Medical Research Australia, Wellcome Trust/DBY India alliance and Grand Challenges...

Strategy

21 Sep 2018

This document outlines the steps the U.S government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in this...

Report

To support the Cameron Review implementation
21 Sep 2018

This report has been prepared to provide evidence of legal need in New South Wales to assist the implementation of the Cameron Review in 2018. The evidence in this report builds on over twenty years of legal needs research undertaken by the foundation and others...

Report

20 Sep 2018

This audit assessed whether DHHS has sufficient capability in managing service agreements to ensure funded organisations deliver agreed health and wellbeing supports and outcomes to clients.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This audit assessed whether government agencies realise financial and other benefits through their use of State Purchase Contracts (SPC).

Report

19 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether the environmental and public health impacts of domestic wastewater are being effectively managed.

Report

19 Sep 2018

This audit assessed whether selected councils effectively plan for and deliver cost efficient frontline services that meet community needs. It also benchmarked corporate services expenditure and examined how councils look for and achieve efficiencies in their corporate services.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

Report

Capacity Report 2018
22 Aug 2018

This report began as a vehicle through which to showcase the capabilities of the ten organisations that founded the Global Health Alliance Melbourne. We were subsequently invited by the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the report and provide an inventory of the...

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report on climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies has found more can be done to improve consistency in disclosure practices across listed companies, with very limited climate risk disclosure outside of the top-200 companies.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report recommends that the Australian government ensure that Austroads has adequate funding to undertake research and consultation activities to inform the establishment of a nationally consistent regulatory framework for motorised mobility devices.

Report

21 Sep 2018

A three year partnership between the DVA and AIHW has been established to run from 2017–18 to 2019–20, with the aim of building a comprehensive profile of the health and welfare of Australia’s veteran population.

Report

26 Jul 2018

This publication is an edited transcript featuring the remarks made by John Howard at the launch of The Centre for Independent Studies’ Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program on 10 July 2018.

Strategy

29 Aug 2018

This strategy document outline our work priorities and focus areas, and opportunities to work with our partners. The Key Directions will in turn inform our annual business plans and will be regularly refreshed as changes in the mental health and social support sectors occur, new...

Guide

1 Sep 2018

This resource is designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.

Guide

20 Sep 2018

The advice and information in this toolkit is drawn from the wisdom and experiences of parliamentarians and advocates. This is a collection of practical tips and policy building advice that will help you shape policy for the better.

Report

2005/06 to 2014/15
19 Sep 2018

This research report reveals that 27% of total drowning deaths over the past ten years involved people who were born overseas. This includes recent arrivals, long-term residents, overseas tourists, international students, and those in Australia for work purposes.

Draft report

20 Sep 2018

The Open Government Action Plan aims to transform the relationship between government and all the people it serves. The state sector reforms that have been proposed are aimed at making exciting and meaningful change to the way government works for citizens and engages with citizens....

Report

20 Sep 2018

If the ultimate purpose of public policy is to improve wellbeing, then few areas of public policy contribute as much to the wellbeing of New Zealanders as the tax system.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This review looked at teacher registration in Australia to ensure processes are nationally consistent, rigorous and focused on teacher quality. The final report outlines 17 recommendations to strengthen teacher registration.

Report

1 Sep 2018

The purpose of the practice review was to identify current good practice in peer support delivery and future capacity building needs for disability support organisations (DSOs).

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report paints a picture of unemployment and employment services in Australia in 2018. It is based on four complementary pieces of research that have been combined to present a full picture of the main employment service in Australia - jobactive.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report examines Indonesia’s role in the evolving Indo-Pacific regional order. Bringing together a mix of leading Australian and Indonesian authors, it offers a state-of-the-art analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing Indonesia’s economic, security and diplomatic role in the Indo-Pacific.

Report

19 Sep 2018

The illegal wildlife trade is having a devastating impact on natural environments globally. This global trade has resulted in elephant and rhino species experiencing a drastic decline in their population numbers, and in the case of the northern white rhino, a complete decimation of that...

Report

19 Sep 2018

The inquiry relates, in the first instance, to two interventions by the then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, under section 195A of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).

Report

19 Sep 2018

The world of work is changing. In Australia and elsewhere, policymakers face the challenge of responding to trends and proactively preparing the nation and its workers for the employment landscape of tomorrow.

Report

25 Mar 1942

Introductory:

We were appointed by Parliament on 3rd July, 1941, to inquire into and report upon wireless broadcasting within and from Australia, with particular reference to the following questions:

(a) Should any and what change be made in the existing laws and practices...

Report

24 Jul 2018

This report documents the effects of systemic discrimination on the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people with disability. It is divided into two key sections (Sections 4 and 5). The first reviews the national and international research and policy literatures on the impacts of systemic...

Report

11 Sep 2018

The Social Science Research Council convened the To Secure Knowledge Task Force to examine the new research landscape and identify areas of action. In this, the council drew on its nine-decade history of convening and collaborating with scholars to facilitate conditions to produce world-class, independent...

Report

19 Sep 2018

As the climate warms, the number of extremely hot days is increasing. While Rockhampton is known for the consistency of its warm summer weather, the number of extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) has been relatively low. The average number of over 35 degree days...

Report

18 Sep 2018

Indonesia is an overlooked contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. Land use changes, peat fires and deforestation are the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the country. Over the next decade, however, its energy policies could see the main source of emissions shift to the...

Report

19 Sep 2018

This report supports the current review that the Australian government is undertaking into Australia’s liquid fuel security and urges the government to fully explore the links as it assesses the adequacy, reliability and affordability of Australia’s physical oil stocks.

Report

18 Sep 2018

This report presents findings from survey data collected in 2017 from participants of the two Life Patterns Project cohorts. The analysis of responses shows that one major issue unites both generations - concern about the environment and climate change.

Report

Information paper
18 May 2009

Introduction

The term ‘Family and Domestic Violence’ (FDV) covers a wide range of abusive behaviours committed within intimate relationships such as those involving family members, children, partners, ex-partners, or caregivers. It can include many types of behaviour or threats, including: physical violence, sexual...

Report

28 Aug 2018

This report examines the current 'trade war' between the US and China and assesses the consequences if it stays limited or expands globally.

Report

18 Sep 2018

This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.

Report

10 Sep 2018

This research documents the experience of child removal and its consequences for parents and examines the current service network and its capacity to support them. It reviews interventions which are being deployed in other jurisdictions to break this cycle and makes recommendations about how the...

Guide

23 Aug 2018

ICAC has released these guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with external parties to manage corruption risks, but recommends they avoid the practice if possible, due to the high level of those risks.

Report

18 Sep 2018

Taxes in New Zealand have risen four times faster than incomes in the 20th Century. Taxes now take more of our income than in almost any country outside Europe. New Zealand has become a high tax country. This report looks at how good a job...

Discussion paper

18 Sep 2018

The Ministry of Education, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are seeking input from the international education sector and individual providers on lifting the percentage rate of the Export Education Levy (EEL). The minister is required by the Education Act 1989 to...

Report

Overview of services and service provider perspectives
31 Aug 2018

This report contains the results of a mixed methods research study exploring the characteristics and activities of Department of Social Services’ funded Family and Relationship Services (FaRS) and Specialised Family Violence Services (SFVS). The results from this research will help to inform future service delivery...

Report

13 Sep 2018

This audit assessed how effectively the NSW government is progressing and reporting on the Premier's Priorities.

Report

Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the development of cities
17 Sep 2018

This report asserts that the successful development of both cities and regions is intrinsically linked. Regional development needs to be seen as part of a broader pattern of national development, with cities, towns and regions being developed as part of an integrated whole. This demands...

Submission

17 Sep 2018

The ACCC has provided this submission to the Productivity Commission, in response to the issues paper on the inquiry into the economic regulation of airports.

Report

18 Sep 2018

Pharmaceutical companies behind some of Australia’s best-known brands avoided an estimated $215 million a year in tax in Australia over a three year period - almost four times the $63 million actually paid, according to this report.

Audio

18 Sep 2018

Ever wondered why it's important to recognise the Chinese totalitarian system for what it is? This story explains why.

Report

17 Sep 2018

The update was produced in response to World Heritage Committee Decision 41 COM7 (Krakow/UNESCO, 2017) to make available the most current knowledge regarding the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties.

Report

23 Jun 2017

This analysis showed that World Heritage properties containing coral reefs have been increasingly exposed to heat stress during recent years. Nearly half (13) of the 29 World Heritage Listed reef properties were exposed to levels of heat stress that cause coral bleaching, on average, more...

Strategy

14 Sep 2018

This report shows just how much solar energy could benefit Victorian high schools. If a 100kW solar system was installed in all of the 418 Victorian public high schools, the results would be game-changing.

Discussion paper

7 Sep 2018

Digital technology could deliver enormous socio-economic benefits across Britain. At the moment, the development and adoption of these and future technologies have been almost entirely market-led, with little to no strategic policy response from governments around the world.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Affordable housing has become a major issue for all Australian and New Zealand cities. A key contributing factor is inadequate land supply. The New Zealand government introduced a National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity which seeks to improve housing affordability by increasing land supply....

Discussion paper

11 Apr 2016

Australia’s current national emissions reduction target is to reduce emissions to 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, Australia has committed to the goal of reducing global emissions to net zero emissions and to five yearly reviews...

Conference paper

9 Jul 2018

The implementation of ‘cool’ roofing materials, with high solar reflectance and infrared emittance, has received significant attention in recent years, as a method to mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce building cooling energy requirements. The effect of ‘cool’ roofs on heat transfer through...

Conference paper

29 Oct 2017

The impact of low-speed filtration on the performance of salt water chlorinators, pool cleaners, and the pool water quality, based on experimental and modelled data, is investigated. Results show that a typical salt water chlorinator and pressure pool cleaner do not work well for flow...

Journal article

19 Apr 2018

Evaluating building design options with a focus on simultaneously minimising life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and life cycle cost (LCC) is difficult due to a lack of comprehensive and accessible tools. An integrated approach where life cycle GHG and LCC performance can be balanced...

Report

1 Jan 2005

This book presents an innovative analysis of the notion of culture applied to territorial and local development.

Policy report

17 Sep 2018

This policy report argues that the Kremlin is committed to asserting Russia as a global power, although it will be tactically flexible in pursuing this ambition.

Journal article

10 Sep 2018

The effects of global warming and climate disruption are only two of a series of issues facing Pacific Island nations. Increasing GHGs and planetary temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are potentially catastrophic for these low-lying islands.

Report

17 Sep 2018

Some Australian workers are forced into early retirement as a result of unforeseen illnesses. For these Australians, early retirement decreases their superannuation balances, their long-term wealth and the quality of their retirement over the long-term.

Commentary

17 Sep 2018

Introducing yet another special agricultural employment visa might destroy the good things about the ones we've got, writes Stephen Howes.

Policy

19 Nov 2008

The necessity of establishing a political governmental programme in the field of culture grew after the Czech Republic joined the European Union.

Report

17 Sep 2018

Welcome to the September 2018 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of August 2018. Electricity Update is the companion publication to the quarterly National Energy Emissions Audit Report, the next issue which is being published alongside the Electricity Update....

Report

11 Sep 2014

Presents the first overview of the cultural relations strategies pursued by governmental and civil society actors in 26 of the EU’s strategic partners and neighbours.

Guide

Options for lowering power bills and emissions
13 Sep 2018

This guide is intended to help all Australian property owners cut their energy costs and reduce their emissions, looking at a broad range of technologies — from solar PV and batteries to heat pumps, off-site renewables and demand management systems — and indicating which are...

Guide

14 Sep 2018

The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately...

Thesis

Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
2 Apr 2018

There is growing concern about the effect that buildings are having on the environment. Mitigation strategies tend to focus on one life cycle stage, usually the operational stage, leaving the other life cycle stages, such as manufacturing and construction, largely ignored. The slow uptake of...

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research shows that a disproportionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people are named on DVOs, charged with contraventions of DVOs and significantly more likely than non-Indigenous people to receive a sentence of imprisonment for a contravention of a DVO, compared to...

Journal article

15 Jun 2018

The construction industry contributes around 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of depletion of natural resources, and 25% of wastes globally. To reduce these impacts, construction industries can adopt low-carbon alternatives for construction materials and waste minimisation strategies, including the recycling of construction and demolition...

Journal article

28 Jun 2018

This note presents a method to decompose life cycle inventories derived from integrated and mixed-unit hybrid life cycle assessment. The approach extends the decomposition method described by Wiedmann by diferentiating between impacts from industries, products and processes. The method can be used to quantify the...

Report

Living lab director and coordination
30 Aug 2018

Fifteen Living Laboratories have been developed across Australia over the past 5 years under the auspices of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. The establishment of the Living Labs has been a significant investment and this report outlines the Living Labs and proposes a model...

Policy report

17 Sep 2018

Ending homelessness is within our means. Homelessness should be rare, the experience brief, and it should not recur in cycles of repeated homelessness. With the right measures in place, homelessness is preventable, early intervention achievable, and that keeping people housed is possible.

Report

17 Sep 2018

This report shows that drug markets in Australia remain resilient, with enduring demand for illicit drugs, particularly illicit stimulants - a clear sign that the 'war on drugs' will never work and a more rational, health-based approach is required from law enforcement agencies and political...

Report

1 Dec 2008

What is a cultural policy? What actions can be taken to nurture and sustain creation in sectors such as visual arts, audiovisual and cinema, books, music or performing arts? This document outlines measures applied in France in support of the various cultural sectors.

Report

1 Jun 2009

This report develops the concept of culture-based creativity, stemming from art and cultural productions or activities which nurture innovation, and going beyond artistic achievements or “creative content” feeding broadband networks, computers and consumer electronic equipments.

Discussion paper

12 Sep 2018

The New Zealand government is committed to using a broader framing to measure New Zealand’s progress, to develop and assess fiscal policy and support decision-making.

Policy report

14 Sep 2018

This tool has been designed to help improve the way teachers and leaders engage with Pacific learners to make a major difference to their educational success.

Report

17 Dec 2012

Creativity has no borders, but States do – and therefore, visas remain a hot topic for artists and cultural professionals working internationally.

Report

1 Sep 2015

In the last twenty years, significant efforts have been made at the European level to improve statistics for the cultural and creative sectors (CCS). Yet, there remains no systematic means to fully comprehend the value of CCS and their contribution to the European creative economy...

Report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Report

16 Sep 2018

Ths report presents an overview of higher education policy and trends. Since its first edition in early 2012, the report has established itself as a widely used, one-stop source of information on higher education.

Presentation

Buildings: Session 4 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

Slide presentation documenting fundamentals of building technologies and energy efficiency products to reduce energy use in buildings.

Trainers: John Dulac and Brian Dean

Presentation

Energy efficiency in emerging economies training week
7 Aug 2018

Slide presentation capturing a broad spectrum of industry-based energy efficiency policies. Energy efficiency options for the building sector include regulation, information and incentives.

Policy report

17 Sep 2018

A strong primary health care system is fundamental to increasing efficiency, reducing hospitalisations, lowering health inequalities and ultimately improving health outcomes for all Australians. The recommendations in this report outline the right settings for system change, critical to transform our health system and strengthen consumer-centred...

Report

4 Sep 2018

This report, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service, considers the impact of boosting a range of allowance payments. It finds that the introduction of such a policy would have a range of ‘prosperity effects’, boosting the size of the economy and the number...

Report

14 Sep 2018

This report looks behind the headline unemployment statistics to reveal who is affected, why it’s no easy matter for most unemployed people to secure a job, and the disturbing growth in long-term unemployment. It also look at the chances people on unemployment payments have of...

Video

The hype. The hope. The real-world impact
14 Sep 2018

This archived webinar recording is led by the STAT national correspondent Casey Ross.

The use of artificial intelligence in health care is exploding. Hospitals, drug companies and researchers are racing to make use of its newest iterations, but rapid adoption is outpacing our ability...

Report

7 Sep 2018

At the 2018 Midsumma Carnival held in Melbourne, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby conducted a survey of attendees on LGBTIQ related family violence. There were 267 respondents in this study. The report analyses the community responses.

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights...

Report

12 Sep 2018

This inquiry focused on the current road system’s safety, while recognising that modal shifts in transport, urban planning, technology, data, users, usage and cultural factors can and will be important. It was felt that the existing road transport system will predominate for at least another...

Fact sheet

1 Sep 2018

Many school buildings are old and inefficient and there is no national benchmark for energy/water efficiency of school buildings and little guidance available for schools to increase their operational performance.

We tracked how a community-led low carbon program enabled 15 schools to maximise their...

Journal article

1 Feb 2018

A range of actors involved in energy transitions are increasingly interested in ‘community renewable energy’ (CRE) for a multitude of reasons. Energy Policy has published articles exploring CRE since 2008. CRE has proven to be a diverse field: having emerged in different contexts and having...

Report

Quantifying the benefits of city-level measures in buildings, transport and energy supply
8 Mar 2018

A fundamental challenge for establishing the case for climate action in cities is the lack of suitable knowledge, evidence and calculation tools to understand the wider benefits of climate action and the interlinkages between other urban agendas, including other social and economic priorities such as...

Presentation

Energy efficiency training week
9 Jun 2016

The content discussed how to go about developing policies that prioritised energy efficiency for building by consulting with key stakeholders. The purpose of the slides is to teach emerging professionals in the emerging economies about how targets and policies can be used in tandem to...

Blog post

6 Sep 2018

About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world.

The choices of where and how affordable homes are constructed and maintained can...

Report

Second evaluation report
14 Sep 2018

The 50 Lives project has made massive strides towards ending chronic homelessness in Perth, with the original target to house fifty of the most vulnerable homeless people met back in June 2017. This second evaluation report highlights the challenges of sustaining a tenancy after years...

Journal article

15 Sep 2018

In the new millennium, cities have become an emerging force among new forms of subnational climate governance. Of interest is how cities act unilaterally and directly in this new climate politics via the provision of relevant tools. Since metropolitan planning strategies have been considered as...

Blog post

12 Sep 2018

Global temperatures are rising. This is especially felt in urban areas due to the urban heat island (UHI) effect, where temperatures can be 10 degrees F (5.5 degrees C) higher than the surrounding countryside. This phenomenon is due to several factors that combine to alter...

Presentation

9 Jun 2016

The content of these slides was to identify, prioritise and quantify these policy options for interventions to rapidly increase energy efficiency during the change of government and the incoming government. The purpose is to teach emerging professionals in the emerging economies about building energy efficiency...

Audio interview

14 Sep 2018

Australian business has been lamenting the Federal Government's inability to land a policy to bring down carbon emissions. But just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the National Energy Guarantee was dead, one of the country's biggest superannuation funds is taking matters into its...

Case study

1 Jul 2018

From 2016 to 2018, the EmBuild project supported municipalities to develop local renovation strategies, focused on tackling their public buildings. The ultimate aim was to address the challenges of reducing energy and CO2 emissions, by driving the development and adoption of ambitious plans.

This...

Report

13 Sep 2018

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Report

Individual building renovation roadmaps
1 Jul 2018

The logbook data quest sets up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport.

The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years)....

Report

13 Sep 2018

The Sino-Indonesian relationship is complicated. While there is a mutual economic requirement to maintain bilateral relations, China’s geopolitical imperatives and Indonesia’s suspicions, coupled with its underlying ethnic tensions, combine to constrain it.

Report

2018 Helen Hughes Lecture for Emerging Thinkers
11 Sep 2018

Claire Lehmann is one of the leading figures of the so-called ‘intellectual dark web’ – which is pushing back against the stultifying political correctness promoted in academia, and defending the vital principles of freedom of speech and thought that universities used to stand for.

Report

3 Jul 2018

This report provides information about workers in services used by people affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

Report

14 Sep 2018

This is the first report from an Australian-first project combining data from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen Australia, and the National Cervical Screening Program. Screen-detected breast, cervical and bowel cancers were less likely to cause death than non-screen-detected cancers, with analyses also revealing...

Policy report

12 Aug 2013

This report which is published in the context of Project on Promoting Energy Efficincy in Buildings in Turkey, is designed for policy makers at all levels of government and other relevant stakeholders who seek practical ways to develop, support, monitor or modify energy efficiency policies...

Briefing paper

4 Dec 2017

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.

Technical report

1 Dec 2013

EnviroDevelopment is a national rating tool which provides independent verification of a project’s sustainability performance.

The EnviroDevelopment program is underpinned by the EnviroDevelopment National Technical Standards which sets out the criteria for assessment and supporting documentation requirements. The certification process is rigorous and designed...

Report

Assessing enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
12 Sep 2018

Transparency International’s 2018 progress report is an independent assessment of the enforcement of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention, which requires parties to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures.

Report

18 Jan 2018

The Australian Government notes the report by the Environment and Communications References Committee (the Committee) Game on: more than playing around .

The Government has also responded to the Senate Economics References Committee’s report on the Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System. In its response,...

Report

The future of Australia's video game development industry
29 Apr 2016

This Senate report provides an overview of key aspects of, and developments in, the Australian video game development industry.

Report

15 Jun 2004

This report on the film, animation, special effects and electronic games industries considers the need for Australian films to generate more audience appeal, the benefits of developing and exploiting intellectual property rather than relying on fee-for-service work and some of these industries’ future opportunities.

Audio presentation

28 Aug 2018

If citizens have open access to data and can shape policy will they have more faith in government and the law?

Report

13 Sep 2018

This report underlines the plight of those who survive gun violence. More than 300 people are shot in the U.S. every day and survive. Many people also suffer non-fatal gun injuries. The long- and short-term health issues related to their injuries constitute a massive public...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article examines four key areas of concern that will have to be dealt with if an effective policy on climate change-induced migration is to be developed.

Policy report

13 Sep 2018

The policy initiatives outlined in this document will provide every council and federal member with the opportunity to deliver tangible outcomes to every community in Australia.

Evaluation

27 Aug 2018

This is an outcomes evaluation of arts and sports projects for people with disability. The projects are funded by icare lifetime care, the NSW government agency that provides support to people who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Strategy

13 Sep 2018

This document sets out the Territory government's aspirational goals and themes to manage the future growth of the regions.

Strategy

13 Sep 2018

This blueprint for the aged care sector to rapidly grow Australia’s professional aged care workforce – estimated to require almost one million workers by 2050 – has been developed by an industry-led expert taskforce.

Discussion paper

13 Sep 2018

The Queensland government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry to determine how government resources and policies may be best used to reduce imprisonment and recidivism to improve outcomes for the community.

Commentary

5 Sep 2018

A parliamentary inquiry seems to be carefully avoiding the real challenge for Australia’s national museums, archives and libraries, writes David Stephens.

Report

12 Sep 2018

The findings from this survey report come at a time when digital technologies are increasingly disrupting workplace environments, and when education and training is being recognised as one of the most important enablers for successful, future-focused companies.

Report

11 Jul 2017

Certification of green building materials is a proven and effective way to incorporate, at large scale, products that are energy efficient, have minimal ill effect on indoor air quality, and/or have other green attributes into buildings. Recently, the General Office of the State Council of...

Essay

1 Feb 2017

The Rationalist Society of Australia (RSA) recognises the inherent right of all human beings to security of person, in particular their right to physical and mental integrity and bodily autonomy. The RSA rejects all non-consensual, medically unnecessary genital cutting or modifications, and calls upon the...

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report celebrates the heroes of Australia’s low-carbon economy, telling the stories of the renewables sector, the businesses, communities, and individuals who are taking matters into their own hands, creating opportunities and building a sustainable energy future.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report is to help understand what happens to people when they leave the benefit system, and whether and how their outcomes have changed over time. This research looked at outcomes for people who exited a benefit during the year from 1 July 2013 to...

Report

11 Sep 2018

This report aims to present a high-level perspective on what would be needed to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and greater offsets, in the agricultural sector. It also identifies gaps in knowledge or other barriers that need to be overcome if agriculture is...

Audio podcast

5 Sep 2018

Big Data and Big Analytics have policymakers in a frenzy. In some parts of the world this is leading to regulation that provides greater protection for privacy. But what does privacy have to do with competition?

There are heated debates about whether stricter privacy...

Report

11 Sep 2018

This report is intended to stimulate public discussion about the electricity sector. Reliable, affordable electricity is crucial to New Zealand’s economy and way of life. If for no other reason than this, the electricity sector warrants periodic examination.

Survey

12 Sep 2018

The Australian public has rightly demanded to know more about the pervasiveness and impact of workplace sexual harassment and to see concerted action taken to prevent this behaviour from occurring. Government and employers need reliable data to inform their actions and responses to workplace sexual...

Report

Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
12 Sep 2018

The annual C limate of the Nation report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This is the first report produced by The Australia Institute, after being produced for a decade by the Climate Institute.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.

Commentary

11 Sep 2018

With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.

Report

11 Sep 2018

In 2017, three of the world’s major rivers were granted legal rights. New Zealand’s Whanganui River and the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. The granting of legal rights to these rivers raises an important question, which is yet to be answered: how effective will...

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This paper introduces the major state-level regulations and policies for improving energy efficiency in buildings. The purpose of the review is to discuss the challenges and issues in policy implementation and the latest trend in adopting innovative instruments.

Report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.

Report

11 Nov 2013

In the UK, we throw away some 14.8m tonnes of food every year throughout the supply chain. This report acknowledges food waste as both an issue and a valuable resource. It aims to act as a roadmap to encourage behavioural change at all levels, within...

Report

15 Jun 2018

The aim of the Fresh Water Literacies Project was to build on primary aged students' understanding of the importance and finite availability of natural resources.

Submission

10 Sep 2018

Digital Rights Watch collaborated with Australian Privacy Foundation, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Future Wise, The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, Access Now and Blueprint for Free Speech to produce this joint submission.

Report

11 Sep 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness and value for money of Defence’s acquisition of light protected vehicles, under Defence project Land 121 Phase 4.

Report

10 Sep 2018

Motivating students to achieve is one of the major challenges teachers face in the classroom. Teachers provide their students with a plethora of learning opportunities in the hope of spurring enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and capturing and inspiring interest to pursue goals for their future aspirations....

Report

7 Jul 2016

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University into resident engagement with an onsite composting trial introduced into two apartment blocks by the City of Melbourne. The trial was conducted between February and June 2016, with one building hosting a multi-bin worm farm...

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Council House 1 (CH1) building of the City of Melbourne offices.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Town Hall building of the City of Port Phillip offices.

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2018

This discussion paper has been provided to briefly describe the key issues and areas that will be considered in the development of the 10-year plan to boost women in STEM and to provide the questions for broad consultation with stakeholders.

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2018

This review, requested by the COAG Energy Council, will look at the law and rule changes required to allow stand-alone power systems (SAPS) to be used where it is economically efficient to do so, while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.

Report

5 Sep 2018

There are more 8 000 Victorians who make a substantial contribution to Victoria as part of a committee of management (CoM). Through their volunteer labour, they maintain and oversee almost 1 500 Crown land reserves.

Crown land reserves are areas of public land set...

Report

5 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether Victoria Police has a control framework for property management that supports high performance and whether it prioritises and sustains improvement projects. It also examined whether Victoria Police stores and secures property in a way that supports frontline staff, reduces associated risks...

Report

5 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether crime data is reliable and effectively used for decision-making. The audit focused on the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Victoria Police data and the methodology used by CSA to analyse and publish crime statistics. Nine recommendations for Victoria Police were made....

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

The various concepts of productivity are perplexing abstractions for the public. Yet ultimately a country’s prosperity relies on sustained productivity growth, as is best visible in those countries where the productivity ‘machine’ has failed, and poverty and disadvantage remain people’s typical lot.

Data portal

Compare and analyse best practice policy packages for the renovation of residential buildings using specially developed criteria
28 Jul 2014

This interactive “Policy Tool for Renovation” facilitates the comparison and analysis of twelve renovation policy packages for residential buildings from Europe and the United States. Fourteen specially developed criteria have been developed, with the support of a panel of international experts, to enable this analysis....

Report

A framework for describing and measuring the wider impacts of urban climate action
27 Feb 2018

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.

Policy report

30 Jan 2018

This policy paper is the work of a national collaboration of leading experts, researchers and practitioners working in health, education, transport, public health and policy.

Technical report

17 Oct 2017

This resource provides an implementation map for one of the ten priority policy actions proposed in AHPC’s Getting Australia’s Health on Track 2016 .

Strategy

Queensland climate adaptation strategy 2017-2030
7 Jul 2017

This strategy document outlines how Queensland will prepare for current and future impacts of a changing climate that reduces risk and increases resilience.

Strategy

Queensland climate transition strategy
7 Jul 2017

This strategy document outlines how Queensland will transition to a zero net emissions future that supports jobs, industries, communities and the environment.

Strategy

11 Sep 2018

This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.

Policy report

The case for an Australian health survey
8 Mar 2018

This report is the work of a national collaboration of leading experts, researchers and practitioners working in health, education, transport, public health and policy. It outlines a national implementation strategy for an ongoing commitment to the Australian Health Survey.

Report

11 Sep 2018

This research report examines the features that should be included in strength-based programs in order to deliver the most effective outcomes for young people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Bill

Explanatory memorandum
22 Aug 2018

This explanatory note provides background to the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.

The Bill will amend the My Health Records Act 2012 (MHR Act) to strengthen the privacy framework of the My Health Record system.

The Bill will specifically:...

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

This commentary examines political and economic aspects of open access (OA) and scholarly journal publishing. Through a discourse of critique, neoliberalism is analyzed as an ideology causing many problems in the scholarly journal publishing industry, including the serials crisis.

Website

13 Sep 2016

Green Star – Communities assesses the planning, design and construction of large scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and/or community scale. It provides a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories:

governance liveability economic prosperity environment innovation

Journal article

30 Apr 2018

Reliably reducing the emissions in the building sector plays a crucial role if the 1.5°C climate target from the Paris Agreement is to be met. The observed trends show a significant increase in building energy use, especially in emerging economies. Counteracting these trends is absolutely...

Journal article

2 Aug 2018

India’s growth of energy demand in the building stock, and efforts to curb it, are placed into an international context by adapting the reporting criteria developed for the Global Alliance on Building & Construction's (GABC) Global Status Report (2017) on buildings and construction. A survey...

Conference paper

30 May 2018

Investigates what it means to design for services where the foremost virtue is an ethic of care and when service systems are becoming ever more complex.

Conference paper

30 May 2018

This paper outlines the thinking behind the use of co-design workshops to engage a range of stakeholder representatives in the design and development of a Patient Experience Improvement Toolkit.

Briefing paper

1 Apr 2018

The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.

Briefing paper

1 Feb 2018

Parental disadvantage, for example lower household income and lower education level, can affect child wellbeing and development. It has been linked to poorer child physical, emotional and cognitive development.

Briefing paper

1 Feb 2018

This Research Brief derives from the 2016 Parenting Today in Victoria Study conducted and analysed by the Parenting Research Centre, and funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Audio podcast

18 Nov 2016

Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.

Report

20 Aug 2018

This publication is an informative resource providing detailed snapshots of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position with the world (both inwards and outwards), as well as a summary of the world direct investment position.

Report

5 Sep 2018

This report, commissioned by Arthritis New Zealand, highlights the staggering expenses associated with the direct, indirect, and for the first time, wellbeing costs of arthritis.

Strategy

16 Aug 2016

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

In the broadest sense, this includes miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, physical abnormalities and an increased risk...

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

This article draws upon a unique body of empirical research conducted by co-author Masashi Yui for his as yet uncompleted PhD in public policy, documenting all cases of organisational restructuring in the country’s state sector between 1960 and 2017.

Policy report

5 Sep 2018

This paper explores the hypothesis that growth of government has become self-sustaining through the emergence of a segment of the population that both enjoys sufficient direct support from government and is large enough that political parties shape policies to curry its favour.

Report

10 Sep 2018

This inquiry provided an opportunity to explore in detail how different types of taxpayers, particularly individuals and small businesses, currently engage with Australia’s tax system and how they might like to do so in the future. This can help inform the federal government's longer term...

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

This paper presents the main findings from designing and testing a prototype of a robotic device for stroke rehabilitation; including ease of use, how acceptance and initiation of use were implemented.

Strategy

6 Sep 2018

This industry plan presents a unified vision for the Victorian community services industry and the actions required to achieve this vision.

Report

7 Sep 2018

ASIC asserts that it is working to provide a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians. Underpinning this vision is the recognition that every dollar in the financial system is other people’s money.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

Providing patients with information about their medicines is an essential part of a therapy. This paper discusses six perspectives for the design of information for patients.

Report

Report of a CNI Executive roundtable held April 11 and 12, 2018
5 Sep 2018

This report stems from the two Executive Roundtables that CNI held in conjunction with its Spring 2018 meeting in San Diego, California. It covers several best practices and policy issues for records managers and archivists struggling to meet the challenge of email preservation projects.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

This paper demonstrates an emotion-led design approach, and associated co-design methods, intended to help create medical waiting rooms where patients feel welcomed and cared-for.

Report

A white paper of the MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s research
7 Sep 2018

This MIT white paper, examines efforts in the United States and in Europe to make research and scholarship openly and freely available, provides a backdrop to the ongoing work of the taskforce - identifying new, updated, or revised open access policies and practices.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

Government bodies create programs encouraging seniors to remain active and independent for maintaining quality of life. Typically, councils engage design studios to design active ageing programs where the designer/client interaction is paramount. This study aimed to find out what happens when taking the time to...

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

This paper reports on a UK-funded research project on designing for people living with advanced dementia using mixed methodology research and evaluation.

Report

10 Sep 2018

This analysis of the latest clean energy data suggests that despite the policy turmoil, renewable energy investment is going to continue to soar in Australia.

Conference paper

16 Jul 2015

This paper outlines work on a feasibility study looking at the use of Augmented Reality to provide support and supplementary information to patients undergoing various medication regimes.

Report

10 Sep 2018

This report, measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress, calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.

Presentation

Buildings: Session 5 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

The slides were to teach the fundamentals of energy efficiency policies that can be used to reduce energy use in buildings and how energy efficiency policies can enable effective investment and finance for energy efficiency in buildings.

Video

3 Jun 2014

Castleward is a 12.1 hectare brownfield regeneration site in Derby currently undergoing redevelopment to create a new community of sustainable homes and businesses. This £100 million project is located between Derby Midland Station and the city centre. The development is a joint venture between Derby...

Technical report

14 Aug 2017

This technical guide is the BREEAM Scheme Document for Communities (BREEAM Communities 2012). It describes an environmental, social and economic performance standard against which large scale developments in the UK and internationally through the BREEAM Communities bespoke international process can be assessed, rated and certified....

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

The nearly zero-energy concept aims to achieve a significant reduction of energy consumption in the buildings’ sector, while promoting the renewable energy dissemination. In order to move beyond the individual building boundary and to consider the urban context influence, this article presents a critical review...

Journal article

22 Aug 2017

Energy policy continues not to acknowledge the gap between the calculated (i.e. the anticipated or promised) and the actual consumption associated with peoples’ everyday practices in their homes and in the building sector. Multiple explanations exist for why this ‘performance gap’ occurs. Some attribute ‘the...

Article

25 Jul 2018

We wanted to rethink how our library supported open access, so we attempted to ask ourselves and our staff why they supported “open” and how they defined “open”. By unpacking our institutional and individual understandings of “open” using design thinking principles, we were able to...

Briefing paper

7 Sep 2018

This paper collates recent statistical information on crime rates, victims, offenders, policing, juvenile justice, criminal courts and corrections in New South Wales. It is designed to provide an evidence base to inform public discussion and policy development.

Presentation

4 Sep 2018

The Bateman Lecture has an impressive record of attracting prominent economic thought leaders to the University of Western Australia.

Discussion paper

7 Sep 2018

This paper evaluates Tasmania’s current laws governing the review of administrative decisions, and seeks community input on this topic.

Report

An Evidence Check review brokered by the Sax Institute for beyondblue and funded through donations from The Movember Foundation.
30 Aug 2013

Interventions to review were identified by searching online databases and grey literature. The interventions reviewed were limited to those which specifically targeted depression and anxiety disorders, or which targeted mental illness more broadly but included an assessment of changes in stigmatising attitudes towards depression, anxiety...

Case study

1 Sep 2018

With urban infrastructure in urgent need of revitalization, it’s time for new thinking about how the civic realm can better serve public needs and meet environmental goals. Chinatown Green Street, in downtown Washington, D.C., is a unique demonstration project that on one city block combines...

Report

24 Aug 2015

This paper has been developed to provide an in‐depth understanding of the stigma and discrimination associated with depression and anxiety. It brings together the latest evidence on different types of stigma and discrimination, the debilitating impact it can have on people’s lives, and effective ways...

Report

7 Sep 2018

The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Video

4 Jun 2018

Paywall: the business of scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top...

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

The main problem in creating successful efficiency improvement policies is adjusting objectives to local development programs, dependent on public awareness. This article attempts to find a framework for the costs of changing energy policies using neural networks to identify the social-infrastructure conditions. An analysis model...

Report

30 Aug 2018

This research, funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, and carried out by the New Zealand Bar Association, has shown that female lawyers are greatly under-represented in appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Report

6 Sep 2018

This review was aimed at identifying improvements that could be made to the classification system. The system is a set of policies and rules for identifying, marking, handling and controlling access to sensitive official information. The review also recommends a new approach to systematic declassification...

Article

4 Sep 2018

Louise Johnson takes a look inside the Australian home and examines the changing character of the suburban idyll that maintains a hold on our national psyche, as the composition of its domestic spaces continues to evolve in response to the rising density of our major...

Article

4 Sep 2018

A shared desire to live more communally could encourage greater housing diversity, according to Adam Haddow. Here, he looks to student housing, “build-to-rent” models, and the new WeLive project in the USA for cues on how to conjure an alternative, more versatile Australian housing market....

Report

Strengthening educational programs to foster future water sensitive cities leaders
25 Jul 2018

The CRCWSC has invested in research to better understand how to develop the skills and knowledge required across urban water and related professionals, to enable and catalyse the implementation of water sensitive cities (WSC) approaches. The CRCWSC has also invested in developing and running a...

Database

Ranking the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies by their policies on clinical trials transparency
3 Jul 2017

The AllTrials Transparency Index ranks all the world’s major drug companies, and a selection of smaller firms, by the commitments they make to clinical trials transparency.

Guide

6 Sep 2018

This quick guide provides a brief overview of the legislative and administrative changes to parliamentary business resources (as they are now known) and updates Parliamentary Library information showing the total remuneration of Members of Parliament, ministers and parliamentary office holders.

Strategy

13 Aug 2018

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

Fact sheet

14 Aug 2018

Knowing what to do with scientific research outcomes can be tricky. But, by changing how we present research proposals or findings to government and industry, we have a real chance to influence policy making and industry practice. The fact sheet covers 9 principles:

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Report

Preparing for the looming domestic coal phase-out and falling export demand
5 Sep 2018

Coal production in Australia is likely to be on a long-term declining trajectory. Export demand is a function of economic, technological and policy developments in other countries, all of which point to the likelihood of falling coal use over time, especially for steam coal.

Report

5 Sep 2018

The projects in this booklet show there is an extensive and practical body of knowledge on climate change and that this knowledge stems from some of the best and brightest of New Zealand's primary sector scientists.

Discussion paper

Proposed healthy homes standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress, drainage and draught stopping
4 Sep 2018

The healthy homes standards will set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught-stopping, drainage and the control of moisture in residential rental properties. This discussion paper has been released to seek public comment on the proposals.

Report

4 Sep 2018

This inquiry concluded that New Zealand can indeed make the transition to a low-emissions economy. But there will be tough challenges along the way. It will require consistent and concerted effort across government, business, households and communities – up to and beyond 2050.

Report

3 Sep 2018

This report explores the challenge of teaching young people to separate fact from fiction in an age of online news manipulation. It also provides a detailed overview of recent research into news consumption trends in Australia and abroad, as well as the proliferation of misinformation...

Presentation

The TGA and IMDRF perspectives
30 Mar 2017

Archived presentation at Digital Health Show, 30 March 2017 which explores the definition of a medical device and how this applies to software.

Blog post

Smart medical devices will transform healthcare.
27 Mar 2018

At the Agency we talk a lot about My Health Record, and the casual reader could be forgiven for thinking that My Health Record is the be all and end all of digital health. But that’s far from the case. Genomics, precision medicine, AI-based decision...

Fact sheet

1 Feb 2018

As cities grapple with the impacts of heatwaves, exacerbated by the urban heat island effect and progressively amplified by climate change impacts, green spaces can cool urban areas, as well as providing many other functions and benefits to city dwellers’ health and wellbeing, and habitat...

Discussion paper

A long-term strategic vision for student equity in higher education
6 Sep 2018

This paper aims to outline the key concepts, challenges and contradictions associated with achieving student equity in higher education in an era of near universal participation, and point out possible options for resolving these challenges and contradictions.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This study is the first to consider and directly compare the social networks of non-gamblers and non-problem, low risk, moderate risk and problem gamblers. It highlights the distinct role of social influence, likely through normalisation and social selection, not just of gambling, but also experiencing...

Report

Achievements, lessons, and opportunities
21 Apr 2016

This report seeks to summarise what has been learned about implementing eHealth in Australia.

Report

6 Sep 2018

The United States and Indonesia share a healthy bilateral relationship. Given the current strains in the Asia-Pacific region and shared perceptions of a common aggressor, it is likely that the relationship will continue to strengthen.

Journal article

4 Sep 2018

This is the first study to report on child psychosocial outcomes from the large, representative longitudinal BNLA study. The findings indicate sound adjustment for the majority of young refugees resettled in Australia.

Thesis

Doctoral thesis submitted for completion of a PhD in English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London
3 Sep 2018

This thesis makes a contribution to the knowledge of open access through a historically and theoretically informed account of contemporary open access policy in the UK (2010–15).

Report

6 Sep 2018

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has made a draft rule to help customers who are having trouble paying their bills due to hardship. The rule aims to improve retailers’ hardship policies so customers can better understand their rights and get the help they need...

Discussion paper

5 Sep 2018

This consultation paper outlines the basis for developing a single Charter of Aged Care Rights and how the draft charter has been developed to date. As noted in the paper, the draft charter is aimed at stimulating feedback from this consultation.

Report

1 Jan 1964

This is the final report by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board on recommendations to the Postmaster-General on applications for a licence for a commercial television station in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Report

11 Nov 1954

This document is the final report of the Royal Commission on Television.

Report

5 Oct 1927

This 1927 Royal Commission report investigated the radio broadcasting system as it existed and concluded that direct government control over broadcasting was inadvisable. At the same time, the Commission was convinced that the system would benefit from co-operation between Class A and Class B stations...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2018

This paper explores the fossil fuel divestment movement and, on the other side of the coin, the fossil free investment movement. In addition to the benefit of aligning investments with an organisation’s purpose, it finds the returns available on local and international fossil free investment...

Report

5 Sep 2018

This resource aims to shine a light on how qualitative methods are being used in health services and medical research contexts, and how they might be used more effectively.

Report

5 Sep 2018

The growth story of the 21st Century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a strong, sustainable, inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to mount. It is time for a decisive shift to a new...

Journal article

15 Aug 2018

Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.

Report

6 Sep 2018

This report analyses projections for receipts and spending at a detailed level over the period to 2028‐29 to explain the main reasons for the projected return to surplus, fall in net debt, and increase in net financial worth over this period. This analysis takes the...

Report

The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
5 Sep 2018

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...

Report

5 Jun 2018

Reflecting on twenty years of consumer advocacy, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) asks in this report what does it feel like to be diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in Australia today?

Video

25 Jun 2014

The concept of "owning a disease" technology using wearables and the internet and business models to change patient behaviour and health outcomes.

Briefing paper

1 Mar 2018

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm over the past number of years. Members of the public have been liberated, finally able to take control over their health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

More so now than ever, lifestyle has become a major factor in...

Policy report

Ending discrimination against people with FSAD in New South Wales law and policy
4 Sep 2018

This report urges governments to conduct a review of law and policy to determine where people with FASD are excluded, and to work together with medical professionals and advocates for people with FASD and other forms of cognitive impairment, to develop a more inclusive definition...

Journal article

15 Jul 2018

This paper aims to illuminate the shared goals between open science and the study of teams by focusing on science team activities (data management, methods, algorithms, and outputs) as focal objects for further combined study.

Report

2 Apr 2018

An overview of key AI concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and potential applications to government services and operations.

Prepared as background reading participants at the March 2018 AI + Public Policy conference, this report explores the origins of AI, AI’s present-day capabilities, the challenges...

Report

1 Sep 2018

The ACT government is currently conducting a review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the ACT child protection system. This interim report oulines a number of recommendations that have already been made.

Report

10 Feb 2017

Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency builds on research in the successful predecessor “Urban Efficiency” Report and captures seven new detailed city case studies from C40 member cities. It is primarily targeted at city-level policy makers and decision makers...

Report

5 Sep 2018

This report presents the findings derived from a national survey of 2,122 Australians about their attitudes to issues of sexism and gender inequality. The survey was conducted online by Ipsos, in March 2018, with participants recruited from a combination of online panels and via social...

Report

4 Sep 2017

This document includes Parts 1, 2 and 3, which expands the latest version of the report to include families and parents, and supports and services for vulnerable children.

Report

31 Aug 2018

There are a myriad of factors that can impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Access to information on how Tasmania’s children and young people are faring at a population level can assist us to better plan and deliver policy and...

Commentary

5 Sep 2018

The ABC is experimenting with ways of deepening its coverage of regional Australia.

Report

4 Sep 2018

In order to enhance the end users' experience of public infrastructure projects, this report argues that more than ever, urban planners, engineers, architects and policymakers need to see the world through end users’ eyes.

Report

4 Sep 2018

This research paper argues that while laws and regulations are in place to manage Indonesian water resources, they are poorly implemented at the bureaucratic level and are often underfunded, which has made it difficult to reduce pressures on water security.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

This paper explores the experiences of young early school leavers undertaking vocational education to illuminate broader issues of equity and access. We argue that to overcome many of the sector’s shortcomings, policymakers and provider communities must first affirm equity and access as central to the...

Submission

10 Aug 2018

The Brotherhood is pleased to make this submission to inform the next iteration of employment services. Our contribution identifies the key factors constraining the current system and proposes a different way forward, underpinned by recommendations for reform.

Report

A spot check of government policy proposals July 2016 to July 2017
30 Jan 2018

This resource scores 94 government policies produced by 12 departments, to assess how transparent they were about the evidence behind the policy.

Report

4 Sep 2018

Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to this report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

Report

4 Sep 2018

This report recommends that NSW Procurement better understand agencies' business needs and assist them to improve capability and accountability for procurement.

Briefing paper

4 Sep 2018

This Issues Backgrounder provides a range of information on the effectiveness of section 37 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) . Section 37 prohibits strangulation, a significant form of domestic violence.

Report

4 Sep 2018

This resource uses crime script analysis to describe incidents of men’s violence against women. The results provide new insights into the situational factors present when arguments escalate to violence.

Report

Report on child migration
30 Aug 2001

This report describes a very sorry chapter in Australia’s history. It is a story which has to be told and in so doing, exposes the role of both the British and Australian Governments in bringing child migrants to this country. The British and Australian Governments...

Report

A report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children
15 Aug 2004

Upwards of, and possibly more than 500 000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last century. As many of these people have had a family it is highly likely that every Australian either was, is related...

Report

4 Sep 2018

This report explores the debate over how to strike an appropriate balance between police responsibility for managing the conduct of their members and an external agency’s oversight and investigation of complaints about police.

Report

Which jobs could change? Are you ready for the future of work?
31 Aug 2018

This resource provides background information on where the jobs most vulnerable to automation are located, based on different regional types, as well as suggesting how people can best adapt to the changing workforce.

Journal article

23 Aug 2016

This article presents an overview of green building economics and policies through a survey of theoretical and empirical evidence concerning green building practices. We define green building policy as policies that affect the entire life of the building, from design and construction to operation and...

Journal article

24 Mar 2016

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of trade policy pertaining to imported processed food on poorer health outcomes of people's in the Pacific island countries.

Strategy

4th Edition
15 Oct 2017

Australia’s National Counter-Terrorism Plan outlines the arrangements, governance and operational responsibilities of Australian governments and agencies engaged in countering terrorism.

It sits below and complements Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy and sets the framework for preventative activities, the response to, investigation of, and recovery from, terrorist...

Report

How to get cheap, secure, housing without inflating landlord profits
4 Sep 2018

Canberra’s innovative Land Rent Scheme has been singled out in this research that shows if applied nationally, government could significantly reduce the cost of secure, long-term housing.

Guide

A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team
30 Aug 2018

This guide draws on the observations and learnings of Nesta's Inclusive Innovation team, exploring why public involvement is essential and sharing seven key principles that could form the basis of a new model of public engagement in decision-making about research, technology and innovation.

Case study

1 Nov 2016

The European Union is facing a double challenge: increasing building renovation rates while aiming at achieving “deep renovations”. Increasing the current EU renovation rate from 1.2% per annum to 2-3% is essential to meet both the EU 2020 targets and the commitment undertaken in Paris...

Commentary

8 Aug 2018

Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.

Organised by the CRC for Low Carbon Living, ASBEC and the...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018

This paper applies cost–benefits analysis (CBA) and transaction cost (TC) theory to systematically evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing the green building economic incentives, with focused study on the Gross Floor Area (GFA) Concession Scheme in Hong Kong. The data of costs and benefits...

Report

5 Dec 2017

The European Heritage Label is a European Union initiative that brings cultural heritage sites with a European dimension to the fore. This report contains recommendations and explanations for the attribution of the European Heritage Label in 2017.

Commentary

3 Sep 2018

Splitting the energy and environment portfolios might sound like a backward step, but here's why it could work.

Commentary

1 Sep 2018

On any fair reading, the cases of the nannies don’t go anywhere near meeting the ministry's own guidelines for formal ministerial intervention.

Report

30 Aug 2018

This report sets out the results of research into consumers’ experiences in buying life insurance directly. The products covered by the research include term life, accidental death, trauma, total and permanent disability (TPD) and income protection insurance.

Report

30 Aug 2018

This report summarises the findings and recommendations from ASIC's review of the sale of direct life insurance products in Australia, including term life, accidental death, trauma, total and permanent disability (TPD) and income protection insurance.

Report

22 Aug 2018

This inquiry considered how well Victorian schools are preparing students to navigate the world of work and where they could improve.

Report

1 Nov 2017

Gives an overview of possible recommendations on which kind of programmes, projects and requirements could help put architecture and urban planning on the European agenda for a sustainable development of cities and as a guarantee of quality of life for European citizens.

Report

14 Oct 2017

This report examines the impact of the European Union Youth Orchestra on the professional development of young musicians, including future employment opportunities, and on their perception of different European attributes and dimensions.

Discussion paper

3 Sep 2018

The New Zealand Treasury has developed a Living Standards Framework (LSF) to assess the impact of government policies on intergenerational wellbeing. This resource is a starting point for discussions on ways to include an Asian perspective in the LSF.