Latest Research

This resource is the primary source of market-based data on the composition, growth and performance of Australian impact investment products. It presents the findings from analysis of impact investment activity and performance for a data-set of 51 Australian impact investment products active at 31 December 2017, with a total product value of $5.8 billion.

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19 Jul 2018

This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal, informal and supported pathways. It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.

Research report
19 Jul 2018

This report examines the broad trends within the Commonwealth tax system since 2001–02 and the risks they present.  An awareness of these risks allows policy makers to work to ensure the sustainability of the tax system over the medium term.

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18 Jul 2018

This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.

Research report
18 Jul 2018

The inquiry into service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities presented a range of complex and contentious policy issues. This paper provides insights on the lessons-learned from conducting the inquiry.

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18 Jul 2018

The focus of this study is the direct cost of offences committed by organised crime offenders, and the cost of prison sentences associated with these offences.

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18 Jul 2018

This report found that Aboriginal communities want to see significant improvement in the frequency, quality and evaluation of programs to protect and promote Aboriginal cultural rights, and calls on the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation to develop a social and emotional well-being strategy for Koori children in custody.

Research report
18 Jul 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Social Services’ implementation and evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trial.

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17 Jul 2018