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Policy report

30 Sep 2107

Colorado Health Institute vice-president Amy Downs spent seven months in New Zealand between February and August 2017 as an Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow in Public Policy and was hosted by Treasury.This is her report of her findings, which examines and reports on the reforms of the early 2000s...

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Annual Report

20 Oct 2017

Note that figures in tables and in the text of this report may be rounded. Figures in the text are generally rounded to one decimal place, while those in tables are generally rounded to the nearest thousand. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding....

Research report

19 Oct 2017

This paper journeys through the fifty year history of a proposed rail link between Melbourne and its airport at Tullamarine.

The paper is separated into three sections. The first section is presented in broadly chronological order and discusses: 

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Report

19 Oct 2017

Welfare in Australia

The Australian Government and state and territory governments spent an estimated $157 billion on welfare in 2015–16 (cash payments, welfare services, and unemployment benefits), up from $117 billion in 2006–07. This is an average growth rate (in real...

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Commentary

19 Oct 2017

A recent High Court decision surrounding the adequacy of a sentence handed down in an incest case has sparked debate over whether Victoria’s sentencing regime is too lenient.

The state’s Victims of Crime Commissioner, Greg Davies, argued the decision confirmed sentencing in Victoria had “...

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Discussion paper

19 Oct 2017

The Minerals Council of Australia featured in 1,594 Australian news stories in the last year mentioning coal. This was three times more than iron ore, far more than any other mineral.

Yet only 16 of the MCA’s 45 members mine coal at all. Just 3 are entirely focused on thermal coal. The...

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19 Oct 2017

Applied Aged Care Solutions (AACS) was engaged by the Department of Health to review the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and provide recommendations on potential modifications that could be made to:

- Reduce subjectivity in the needs assessment...

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Report

19 Oct 2017

This report provides a national perspective on the fiscal outlook, examining outcomes across all levels of Australian government on a consistent basis.  
The first part of the report highlights how the national fiscal outlook has changed since jurisdictions released their 2016–17 Budgets....

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Strategy

18 Oct 2017

Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan...

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Report

19 Oct 2017

Key points
•    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a complex and highly valued national reform. If implemented well, it will substantially improve the wellbeing of people with disability and Australians more generally.
•    The level of commitment to the success and...

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