Government of Australia

Items authored

Discussion paper

9 Dec 2010

The Australian Government is committed to improving the productivity, sustainability and liveability of our cities. This long-term policy endeavour is vast, complex and should not be underestimated. Urban policy is grounded in a geographic consideration of place and the people that interact with that place....

Research report

12 Feb 2010

This is the second report of the federal government's Closing the Gap program to deal with Indigenous disadvantage.


15 Sep 2009

This report sets out a number of priority actions to assist Australians with disability, including mental illness, into work.

It recognises the importance of education and training as a pathway to sustainable employment, and the role of employers in increasing employment opportunities for people...


1 Dec 2005

The purpose of this agreement was to ensure that Indigenous people have a standard of housing, related infrastructure, essential services, municipal infrastructure and municipal services that provides a safe environment, complements healthy living practices, and contributes to improved health outcomes and quality of life.

Research report

10 Oct 2005

Curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction is one of the greatest security challenges facing the international community today. This paper highlights the extent and nature of the contemporary threat posed by WMD and Australia's multidimensional strategy to address that threat.


Items published


23 Aug 2017

This resource outlines the Australian government's response to the report by the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee, in relation to the inquiry into oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.


23 Aug 2017

This report identifies the need for a framework to underpin all digital procurement across government. This framework would simplify a range of agency practices and include reforms to digital (including ICT) panels.


20 Jul 2017

The National Cities Performance Framework will support all governments to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy. It will be key to the government's commitment to continuous improvement through City Deals.

Discussion paper

10 Mar 2017

Competitive neutrality requires that government business activities should not enjoy any net competitive advantages simply by virtue of public sector ownership. This ensures market competition drives efficient production by the lowest cost business.

Commonwealth, state and territory governments committed to implement competitive neutrality regimes...

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Research report

5 Feb 2016

Examines how young people are now engaging online, the devices they use and the services and activities that draw them online.

Summary The internet is an integral part of the lives of young people in Australia, with most going online regularly to learn,...


4 Feb 2016

Contains data on the numbers of schools, students, and staff involved in the provision or administration of school education in government and non-government schools.

Summary All full-time and part-time students. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in schools in Australia...

Research report

2 Feb 2016

Provides an overview of the health sector, presenting both contextual information and high level performance information.


This sector overview provides an introduction to the Health section of this Report, comprising primary and community health (chapter 10), public hospitals (chapter 11) and...

Research report

1 Feb 2016

Define's and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia.

Summary This paper aims to define and clarify what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Exposure to...

Research report

29 Jan 2016

This report lists 290 tax expenditures and, where possible, provides an estimate of the dollar value or order of magnitude of the benefit to taxpayers.

Introduction A tax expenditure arises where the actual tax treatment of an activity or class of taxpayer differs...