Research

28 November 2014

This issues paper examines possible changes to the law of self-defence in Tasmania, and invites submissions from the public.

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28 November 2014

This report presents information on the youth detention population in Australia, focusing on quarterly trends from June 2010 to June 2014.

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27 November 2014

This paper argues that China will seek a greater role in global economic governance processes, but will pursue a combination of approaches involving both existing Bretton Woods Institutions and new forums.

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27 November 2014

This paper looks at one group of large industrial firms in Tasmania and their claims that the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is costing them $20 million.

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27 November 2014

This report finds that deep funding cuts and uncertainty about Government plans have created one of the largest scale upheavals in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.

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27 November 2014

Senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary—$195,130 from 1 July 2014.This research paper explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for the allowance.

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27 November 2014

Large-scale seizures of cocaine, heroin and amphetamine-type substances (ATS) do not result in any reduction in overdoses on these drugs or on arrests for use and possession of these drugs, according to this report.

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26 November 2014

This snapshot presents the latest data on use of public Wi-Fi hotspots - publicly accessible wireless internet connections, offered free of charge or on a fee-for-service basis, to users with an internet-enabled Wi-Fi device.

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26 November 2014

Trying to tell whether a preventive health program will be as effective—and cost-effective—as its proponents claim is a difficult task for policymakers and voters. This paper offers a toolkit to assist in their evaluations, in the form of eight questions to ask of any preventive health proposal.

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26 November 2014

This white paper aims to help inform digital government strategies and policies to encourage the development of public sector and independent service brokers.

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