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This bulletin looks at the numbers and rates of young people aged 10 and over who were in youth detention in Australia due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. It focuses on trends over the 4-year period from the June quarter 2014 to the June quarter 2018.

Report
19 Dec 2018

This chronology of events has been compiled from published sources and includes images and links to audiovisual and documentary records. Appendix 1 presents a list of key legislation passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 2017.

Report
18 Dec 2018

Statutory trusts have been considered and proposed by a number of inquiries as a means of ensuring prompt progress payments to subcontractors, and ring-fencing payments in the event of insolvency of their contractor. The ASBFEO has considered the various arguments for and against cascading deemed statutory trusts and, on balance, supports their implementation in the construction sector.

Working paper
18 Dec 2018

This is the fifth interim report of the ACCC's inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.

Report
18 Dec 2018

This draft report sets out the Commission’s emerging thinking and draft recommendations to enable distribution businesses to provide stand-alone power systems to their existing customers where it is economically efficient (for example, in remote locations), while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.

Draft report
18 Dec 2018

This plan signals an exciting new phase in kiwi conservation, with a focus on protecting kiwi populations in the wild and increasing the populations of all eight kiwi species.

Strategy
17 Dec 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Clean Energy Regulator’s administration of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Report
17 Dec 2018

This report report makes the case for the need to create a community of practitioners invested in exploring and building the nascent field of public interest technology. Interviews with academics and practitioners identified that a key barrier to growing the field was a lack of shared principles, or even a definition of public interest technology as an academic discipline.

Policy report
17 Dec 2018