January 2019

Report

18 Jan 2019

This papers uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in two aspects of Indigenous education: school participation and Year 12 attainment.

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2019

This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...

Briefing paper

Policy brief on the future of work
7 Dec 2018

Labour markets are undergoing major transformations as a result of globalisation, technological and demographic changes. The digital revolution, in particular, is promoting new forms of employment mediated by online platforms. The scale and scope of these changes are hard to assess because conventional labour market...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000

Abstract:

Over the last fifteen years the small island nations in the South Pacific have seen the introduction of various forms of renewable energy technologies. In spite of high expectations from the development of indigenous renewable energy resources using nonconventional approaches (wind power,...

Report

14 Mar 2018

This study focuses on the risk of automation and its interaction with training and the use of skills at work.

Building on the expert assessment carried out by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne in 2013, the paper estimates the risk of automation for individual...

Commentary

16 Jan 2019

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Briefing paper

Policy briefing on the future of work
1 Mar 2018

New technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing people’s jobs and lives. They have the potential to free up workers to do more productive, less routine tasks and to provide consumers with access to more and better products and services. However, technology...

Commentary

17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Discussion paper

Electricity consumers pay the price for competition, privatisation, corporatisation and marketization
18 Jan 2019

As heatwaves across Australia heighten concern for high electricity prices as households try and stay cool, this research argues that the problem in electricity pricing is structural, and the Prime Minister’s proposed ‘big stick’ approach to breaking up electricity companies will likely exacerbate the problem,...

Report

15 Apr 2018

Finding that most seniors receiving aged care at home think workers treat them with respect, meet their personal care and support needs, and are well trained, this report also argues that better coordination between home care and health services is required, along with improvements to...

Briefing paper

18 Dec 2018

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Briefing paper

13 Dec 2018

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has developed this Snapshot to inform policy and decision makers about the workforce characteristics and diversity of people and communities that contribute to Australian agriculture.

Report

16 Jan 2019

The report provides an aggregated picture of the use and outcomes from National Research Infrastructure (NRI), including the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) projects, supporting quality research that benefits Australia.

Guide

15 Jan 2019

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Table 1 and Table 2 below). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian parliaments since the last update...

Working paper

11 Jan 2019

This paper outlines the challenges of forecasting and communicating estimates of the revenue impact of policies over the medium term. The variety of policy costings that Treasury undertakes and the benefits and shortcomings of static and dynamic microsimulation approaches are discussed, with the paper concluding...

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

The launch of the third edition of the National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in March 2018 heralds a renewed commitment to improving the delivery of preventive care, and should reinvigorate discussions on the effectiveness of Indigenous-specific health...

Report

14th Edition
16 Jan 2019

The world is facing a growing number of complex and interconnected challenges - from climate change and slowing global growth to economic inequality. This report provides an opportunity to identify priority areas for action in 2019.

Journal article

10 Jan 2019

Abstract:

Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I...

Report

16 Jan 2019

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of a $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was informed by appropriate departmental advice and a thorough processes that complied with the grants administration framework.

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.

Commentary

8 May 2018

How we analyse and talk about inequality reveals as much about ourselves as it does the state of the world.

In the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA) latest research report, How Unequal? Insights on Inequality, Nicholas Rohde and Lars Osberg argue that...

Commentary

18 May 2018

It’s been a big year for companies pushing the boundaries of technology – and not in a good way. The Cambridge Analytica scandal led to a public outcry about privacy, the Commonwealth Bank’s loss of customer data raised concerns about cybersecurity, and a fatal self-driving...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2018

The Minister for Education has appointed an Expert Advisory Group with expertise and understanding of regional communities’ needs, education and training, economic development and industry engagement.

The Terms of Reference for the Expert Advisory Group are to:

build on the work of the...

Briefing paper

23 Oct 2018

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This study explores some of the implications of RTAs on the business community in Fiji, with a special focus on exporters.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

The potential development of an oil industry in the Great Australian Bight provides a number of opportunities and challenges. Potentially, the development may affect local communities, regional economies and the environment. Developing a baseline, before any development takes place, enables changes due to the development...

Annual Report

31 Oct 2018

The paper concludes that challenges confronting the determination of land value should not deter an impost on land and that land is a base among other forms of taxation that may be equalised to assist funding in regional Australia and New Zealand.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This empirical study uses four benefits, articulated in the Australian Farmer’s Market Association Strategic Plan (2017-2019), to organise and identify consumer motivations at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper considers the patterns of inequality in wage and salaries across labour markets in Australia.

Journal article

7 Jan 2019

Access to the medical literature is essential for both the practice of evidence-based medicine and meaningful contribution to medical sciences. Nonetheless, only 12% of newly published papers are freely accessible online,1 and, as of 2014, only 3 million of the 26·3 million articles indexed on...

Strategy

30 Nov 2018

Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.

In an English-medium education and training system, English language skills underpin literacy and numeracy learning and support educational...

Journal article

8 Jun 2016

This paper discusses the history of urban infrastructure planning in the 20th century.

Working paper

A Report to The European Commission, Directorate General JRC, JRC Seville
31 Dec 2018

The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...

Article

15 Jan 2019

This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Report

Report No. 28
15 Jan 2019

The attitudes of Australians towards population growth is constantly changing. In the 28th ANUPoll, a representative sample of Australians show that more than two-thirds of adults do not think that Australia needs more people, a dramatic increase since a similar question was asked in 2010....

Briefing paper

19 Dec 2018

In 2015 the Foundation developed the Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators. These provide a census-based measure of the geographic distribution of potential demand for not-for-profit legal assistance services from organisations such as legal aid commissions and community legal centres. Following the release by...

Journal article

1 Jan 2017

This paper discusses the significance of urban rail in sustainable development through a number of case studies.

Report

12 Dec 2018

Adoptions Australia 2017–18, the 28th report in the series, covers the latest data on adoptions of Australia children and children from overseas, and highlights important trends in the number of adoptions dating back to 1993–94.

Report

The predicted human and financial costs of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2016-2031
14 Dec 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention...

Book

Frontier technologies for sustainable development
1 Dec 2018

The World Economic and Social Survey is the flagship publication on major development issues prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN/DESA).

Frontier technologies—from DNA sequencing to 3D-printing, from renewable energy technologies to biodegradable plastics, from machine...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018

This paper provides an overview of the government’s proposed model for reforms directed at improving the current federal integrity framework by creating a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. The paper outlines current integrity arrangements, provides detail on the key aspects of the proposed reforms, and explains the...

Report

The changing nature of work
1 Jan 2019

World Bank's 2019 Annual World Development Report comes at a time where the global economy is growing and the poverty rate is the lowest in recorded history. Technology brings a further wave of uncertainty as the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, both creating opportunities,...

Commentary

15 Jan 2019

With the shadow boxing continuing, Labor seems likely to inherit the Adani coal mine headache.

Report

11 Jan 2019

The 2018 GOS was primarily conducted as a national online survey among 102 higher education institutions including all 41 Table A and B universities and 61 Non-University Higher Education Institutions (NUHEIs). A total of 120,564 valid survey responses were collected across all study levels, representing...

Report

19 Dec 2018

The Department of Education and Training has recently released higher education enrolment statistics for 2017. These show a striking increase in the share of commencing overseas students to all commencing students for all Australian universities from 26.7 per cent in 2016 to 28.9 per cent...

Report

14 Jan 2019

As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.

Report

14 Jan 2019

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.

Journal article

6 Aug 2015

This paper demonstrates to transit proponents and practitioners how to facilitate infrastructure projects by optimizing induced and activated land-use change.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Trends show that the end of fossil fuel dependence is underway, and different forms of power, transport and urban development are resulting.

Report

A project conducted by the Lowitja Institute for the National Mental Health Commission
17 Dec 2018

Trauma is a pervasive and complex aspect of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and, inevitably, a part of any conversation about mental health. It operates at an individual, collective and community level, and has historical and contemporary manifestations.

The Lowitja...

Journal article

25 Oct 2016

Large-scale green urbanism in cities and their bioregions can help to reduce stress on planetary boundaries and the biosphere due to human consumption patterns.

Journal article

27 Jul 2017

This paper suggests that renewable cities are increasing in prominence as economic dependence on fossil fuels reduces.

Journal article

1 May 2006

This paper discusses strategies for reducing automobile dependence in urban centres.

Briefing paper

14 Jan 2019

There have been numerous calls to establish a national minimum data set for primary health care in Australia. Despite significant investment in the provision of primary health care services in Australia, little is known about what services are being delivered to whom, with what outcomes....

Report

15 Nov 2018

This regulatory impact assessment looks at whether to confirm agreement in principle to a mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand.

Report

Progress and lessons in emerging markets
14 Dec 2018

This report highlights key considerations and sets out how to plan a just transition process in the energy sector. It is aimed at stakeholders in the just transition, including governments, businesses, investors and civil society.

Journal article

1 Nov 2018

In the debate on euthanasia or assisted dying, many different arguments have been advanced either for or against legal reform in the academic literature, and much contemporary academic research seeks to engage with these arguments. However, very little research has been undertaken to track the...

Report

Strengths, opportunities, constraints and barriers to the commercialisation of evidence based digital health technologies in Australia
10 Dec 2018

This report argues that leveraging new technologies will be instrumental in improving healthcare access and affordability for taxpayers.

Report

11 Jan 2019

This publication provides information on the flow and distribution of government contributions that stimulate or support publicly-subsidised vocational education and training (VET) activity in Australia.

Report

Going beyond GDPR to tackle power in the data economy
28 Dec 2018

Ninety per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day.

Whole companies are built around principle of relentlessly collecting as much data about internet users as possible, and monetising...

Report

The case for a shorter working week
3 Dec 2018

Working time is once again becoming a salient political issue. The looming threat of technological unemployment, low wages, stalled UK productivity growth, an ageing society and growing care demands are all driving the debate. The New Economics Foundation has long informed the shorter working week...

Other text

12 Jan 2019

This open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds.

Report

A major study into confidence and career intentions of adolescent girls and boys
11 Dec 2018

This study explores how gender impacts self-confidence and career intentions in teenagers.

Blog post

5 Dec 2018

The National Community Attitudes toward Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) is the world’s longest-running survey of community attitudes towards violence against women. Results from the latest survey are mixed; levels of awareness have generally risen but there are still areas of concern.

NCAS is...

Commentary

4 Apr 2017

This speech by Defence Minister the Hon. Marise Payne to ANU was held at the Women and National Security Conference and discusses 'women, peace and security'. The speech covers the following topics: 1. Participation of women at all levels of decision-making, in peace operations and...

Report

1 Aug 2017

This paper discusses Australia’s position on the 2016 arbitral ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v The People’s Republic of China). Australia’s Foreign Minister has stated that this was an important test-case for how the East Asian region can...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2019

This issues paper has been released to promote a discussion on the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices.

Report

10 Jan 2019

This paper considers the structural changes to food production, transport, manufacturing and consumption that Brexit will bring about in the UK. It discusses the potential for reformulating food policy.

Report

21 Dec 2018

The trillions of dollars needed to secure the sustainable, climate-compatible pathway outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement have focused attention on private finance and investment.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis paper entitled The role of sub-state and non-state...

Draft report

10 Jan 2019

The goal of this program is to improve Indonesia's management of disaster risks and to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia's on regional humanitarian issues.

Book

3 Dec 2018

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy....

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Report

10 Jan 2019

This report assesses the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia’s superannuation system and whether better ways to allocate defaults are needed.

Journal article

25 Oct 2018

In 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) began offering postdoctoral fellowships in software curation. Four institutions hosted the initial cohort of software curation fellows. This article describes the work activities and research program of the cohort, highlighting the challenges and benefits of...

Commentary

8 Jan 2019

There are arguments against pill testing. But none are as compelling or evidence-based as the arguments for it.

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Guide

A guide to Treaty of Waitangi claims and negotiations with the Crown
16 Jun 2018

“Ka tika ā muri, ka tika ā mua—Healing the past, building a future” is a comprehensive guide to Treaty of Waitangi claims and negotiations.

Presentation

7 Jan 2019

The Policy Skills Framework (PSF) is a common description of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the modern policy professional. This framework outlines the mix of skills policy practitioners need, allowing for varying levels of experience in each component (from developing to expert/leading), acknowledging...

Policy

12 Mar 2018

This New Zealand Government Cabinet paper sets out the short-term work programme to refine the scope of the Crown/Māori Relations portfolio (the portfolio).

The Cabinet paper is made available through the Open Government Partnership New Zealand initiative.

Report

18 Dec 2017

From 2006 to 2015, over 10,000 clinical trials were conducted in Australia with more than 5 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in Australia.

Report

1 Dec 2018

From 2006 to 2015, about 2,500 clinical trials were conducted in New Zealand with more than 1.6 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in New Zealand.

Article

10 Dec 2015

The "biophilic architecture" design approach asserts that humans have an innate connection with nature that can assist to make buildings and cities more effective to live in.

Journal article

8 Dec 2017

This paper suggests that slum policy could be shifted from the Modernist high-rise slum clearance approach to a more organic, community-based renewal of the slums themselves in which infrastructure for energy, water, and waste can be brought in.

Journal article

18 May 2018

This paper seeks to show how one emerging nation can model an operational sustainability policy.

Article

World Transport, Policy and Practice Special Edition
1 Jan 2012

This special edition examines the future of transport beyond the car.

Article

20 Jul 2018

This study presents a review of the literature on the nature, challenges, and opportunities of Smart Cities, and proposes a new Smart Cities framework.

Article

9 Aug 2018

This paper builds from the findings of a focus group study to propose a smart urban regeneration model for the City of Port Louis, which could enable the old city to be restored and regenerated rather than redeveloped in modernist architecture, as has happened in...

Article

3 Sep 2018

Using Western Australian rail history, and a survey of private investment in transit globally, this paper demonstrates that new partnerships with private transport investment can invigorate the future of cities.

Annual Report

2 Nov 2016

Since 2010, United Nations Environment (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientific assessment of how actions and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories consistent with...

Journal article

25 Oct 2018

Planetary Boundaries are a proposed tool for implementing global environmental limits that help mitigate the changing state of the planet. This report considers the Planetary Accounting Framework and how it can be used to manage the global environment within this system.

Working paper

7 Jan 2019

This paper describes and tries to reconcile trends in alternative work arrangements in the United States using data from the Contingent Worker Survey supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS) for 1995 to 2017, the 2015 RAND-Princeton Contingent Work Survey (CWS), and administrative tax data...

Evaluation

Expanding access to reliable, clean energy
31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of renewable energy in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of agriculture, market development and gobal markets in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of gender equity and economic capacity in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This evaluation is one of a suite of strategic country programme evaluations that aim to provide a big picture view of achievement across the spectrum of New Zealand engagements in PNG.

Report

11 Sep 2018

This report raises a number of concerns regarding the welfare and treatment of young adults in Victorian prisons, and questions whether these standards are being met.

Evaluation

11 Oct 2018

This report covers an evaluation of Core Sector Support (CSS) between New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Cook Islands Government (CIG). The driving focus of the report is to allow the Cook Islands Government to take ownership of the Cook...

Guide

1 Aug 2018

This booklet has been prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the interests of improving government agencies’ understanding of New Zealand’s practice, with respect to international treaties and arrangements. It also provides guidance for government agencies on practice and procedures for concluding...

Report

18 May 2018

This paper proposes a refreshed policy on New Zealand's strategic relationship with the Pacific. The document includes an outline for developing deeper partnerships with Pacific Island countries; adopting the following principles of engagement; understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition and sustainability; seeking to bolster the...

Discussion paper

7 Jan 2019

This study investigates the environmental and economic implications of the Paris Agreement using G-Cubed, a multi-country, multi-sector model of the global economy. It simulates policies that would achieve the commitments of countries in each of the regions and estimates how much global carbon dioxide emissions...

Report

26 Sep 2018

This report and briefing note examine the macroeconomic outlook for Asian and Pacific economies and its main drivers, with a focus on the prospects of the region’s MICs. The report then offers recommendations for donors and development partners to adapt and tailor their instruments, modalities...

Technical report

1 Oct 2016

This report provides evidence of a high level of support for outcomes measurement on the part of community sector organisations in Western Australia, but also the challenges they face in measuring their impact. It also lists the key priorities of the community sector going forward...

Journal article

18 Dec 2018

Abstract:

Objectives: The aim of this research was to explore health professional's perspectives on the provision of follow-up cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in Queensland.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with Indigenous and non-Indigenous health professionals...

Guide

A guide for complying with the competition and consumer law in Australia
7 Nov 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has developed this guidance for sharing economy platform operators to encourage compliance with Australia’s competition and consumer protection laws.

The sharing economy is made up of businesses operating online platforms that facilitate the connection of suppliers of...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Although some national security policy makers in the U.S are pressing for an economic ‘decoupling’ of the U.S and China, the data in this report suggest separation on any significant scale would be as damaging to Amrica as to China, and perhaps much more so....

Guide

Complying with Australia’s consumer law
3 Nov 2016

If you are driving for Uber, renting accommodation via Airbnb or using similar websites or apps to find work or customers, you are part of the sharing economy and this guidance is for you.

If you are a trader this guidance will help you...

Report

9 Nov 2018

The Australian Government is proposing reforms to strengthen and improve the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) 2006 (CATSI Act). The reforms are intended to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations by reducing red tape, especially for small corporations. Other proposed changes seek to...

Report

7 Nov 2017

This is ORIC's ninth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. It collates and compares a range of data provided by corporations as part of their annual reporting.

The top 500 report analyses data from general reports submitted by Aboriginal...

Report

17 Dec 2018

Over the last ten years, Australia’s electricity supply industry has undergone significant changes. In addition to the deregulation of retail prices, NSW saw a significant rise in network investment during the early and middle parts of that ten-year period. Feed-in tariffs designed to encourage the...

Report

Report Card
7 Aug 2018

Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to a wide range of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

Released by Professsor Allan Fels AO (AHPC Advisory Board member) on 7...

Report

27 Dec 2018

This report examines the way in which the history of Australia is currently being taught in Australian universities. It is based on a systematic review of all 147 Australian history subjects taught in 2018 at the 35 Australian universities that offer programs of study in history.

Report

3 Jan 2019

This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).

Report

5 Dec 2018

This report finds that the Tai Timu Tai Pari project’s success will ultimately depend on how the marine spatial plan is used and whether its recommendations are incorporated into local and central government’s decision-making.

Report

3 Jan 2019

Viewer Access Satellite Television Service (VAST) provides free-to-air commercial and national television services to around 500,000 Australian viewers in regional Australia. This final report of the 2018 VAST service review includes the key recommendation that the service should continue to be provided through the current...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018

This paper seeks the views of organisations providing services or facilities for children and young people, peak associations, regulators, government agencies, and families, children and young people on the implementation and operation of Victoria’s child safe standards and associated regulatory framework. The standards were fully...

Strategy

2 May 2018

Released under the official information act, this paper builds a case for early, calibrated and transparent New Zealand action on Pacific climate change-relate displacement and migration.

Report

18 Dec 2018

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected projects is reported in the Statement by the Secretary of Defence and the Project Data Summary Sheets (PDSSs) prepared by...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Australian membership of the League of Nations encouraged and sometimes required thinking beyond the Empire-Commonwealth. It thus constituted a major step to full international citizenship.

Report

Compliance function - deportation and detention activities
20 Dec 2018

This review found a lack of a clear and uniform system for prioritising deportation cases and called for more emphasis to be given to lower-level compliance activities with custody as a last resort. The review also found that the current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This report assesses the cost and impact of identity crime and misuse in Australia for the 2015–16 financial year. It presents data and information from Commonwealth, state and territory agencies, as well as from the private sector and other non-government sources.

Report

30 Dec 2018

Identity crime involving the misuse of personal information affects a large number of Australians each year, as well as businesses and government agencies. The financial and non-financial consequences experienced by victims are considerable, and data indicate identity crime continues to increase in Australia.

This...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This study examined the economic scale of the problem of identity crime and misuse targeting businesses in Australia. Although little research has been conducted to assess the scale and cost of this type of crime, this study provides estimates of the direct and indirect costs...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This report presents findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology as part of the Australian Government’s National Identity Security Strategy. Identity crime is one of the most prevalent forms of criminal activity in Australia and...

Strategy

20 Dec 2018

Fisheries New Zealand has collaborated with iwi, stakeholders and a blue cod expert group to develop and finalise the National Blue Cod strategy. The overarching aim of the strategy is to work together to deliver abundant and sustainable blue cod fisheries for all.

Commentary

27 Dec 2018

Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.

Commentary

28 Dec 2018

Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.