Research for policy and practice is often produced and used in the form of reports and papers that are created by organisations such as government departments and agencies, think tanks, NGOs and academic centres. Yet the role and value of this material is little understood and often overlooked. This public seminar will present findings from two innovative projects aiming to enhance the value of grey literature for policy and practice. The Grey Literature Strategies ARC Linkage project and the NLA's new Australian Government Web Archive.
The Education Engagement Partnership (EEP) is a partnership of over 20 agencies working to achieve sustainable, tangible outcomes for young people aged 10 – 19, who are currently disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education, training and employment, across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Stonnington and Port Phillip. The EEP has been in operation for over 3 years and has collected data from over 1000 young people shedding light on the complex nature of youth disengagement and offering possible directions for future intervention.
The Coalition’s goal is to lift Australia’s productivity performance by cutting red and green tape as one of its central policy objectives. One of the key priorities is to reduce the regulatory burden for individuals, businesses and community organisations by $1 billion annually. This red and green tape reduction target is driving the Coalition’s regulatory reform.
New tools and technologies of the 21st Century librarian
Leveraging technology to sustain libraries as knowledge centres
Two day study group through interactive workshops and half day forum
2–3 April 2014, The Sebel Surry Hills, Australia http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E079Library.htm
A unique and highly effective format that will explore Libraries and the Future - A Hands On Guide
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Government departments and agencies across Australia are the guardians of a wealth of data, providing insight into a wide range of areas. Recognising this data as a strategic asset, it is essential to maximise their benefit, through integrating and sharing data for analysis.
This conference will give you the tools to maximise your data:
Education and training can transform people’s lives, playing an important role in health and wellbeing and providing a valuable stepping stone towards community involvement and getting a job.
NCVER has funded significant research in this area seeking to build understanding about the role of education and training in supporting all learners to achieve their potential and overcome complex disadvantage.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a key tool for all industries and businesses in the developed and developing world for the assessment of sustainability of processes and products, be it mining, processing of coal and minerals, metal extraction and power generation.
This workshop will demonstrate the application of LCA to identify energy efficiency opportunities and challenges to the mining, mineral processing and metal extraction, and power generation industries with particular reference to India and Australia.
Missioncraft is the art and science of preparing and conducting field operations. This 1-week intensive workshop presents best practices for health personnel in international disaster relief operations. The workshop is offered to selected medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers. The workshop aims to enhance skill sets required in leadership roles such as organisational team leader or medical co-ordinator. It is designed for experienced professionals in pursuit of mastery, and is not intended for medical tourists.
Attracting large-scale institutional investment to grow Australia’s supply of affordable rental housing has been a long-term goal for Australia’s affordable housing industry.
However, the cost and availability of private finance remains a major obstacle. The key is to balance the most efficient form of risk allocation with the required public good outcomes, whilst attracting the lowest-cost funds and ensure these reach long-term landlords.
After a distinguished academic career in economics, including admission as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, John King retired from full-time university duties in July 2013. To mark this event, a 'festschrift' has been organised in his honour, where eighteen peer-reviewed papers from distinguished heterodox economic scholars will be presented. While attendance at this public conference is free, to ensure your place please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most government departments and agencies are lacking effective key performance indicators to assess program effectiveness. Many entities continue to find it difficult to design and implement KPIs that are measureable, achievable, relevant and timed.