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This is the fifth paper in Infrastructure Australia's Reform Series. It provides advice to Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities as they grow over the next thirty years.

Policy report
23 Feb 2018

This research examined social impact investment (SII) in social and affordable housing in Australia. It considered US and UK models, together with interviews with government experts, social impact investors and not-for-profit housing providers, to inform the analysis.

Research report
22 Feb 2018

In a year when austerity measures and natural disasters pushed many into deeper poverty and insecurity, this year’s report also shines a spotlight on economic, social and cultural rights.

Report
22 Feb 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of public sector entities in finalising unpaid fines.

Report
22 Feb 2018

This publication reports on the employees of the Victorian public sector and their actions to support the Victorian government and serve the people of the state of Victoria. The report is invaluable when seeking comprehensive information on the composition, workforce and activities of the Victorian public sector.

Report
21 Feb 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, highlights possible uses in the VET sector and reviews key challenges data linkage presents as a research methodology. Using the insights gained from past data linkage projects and taking into account the privacy and ethical concerns, a set of principles for data linkage are presented.

Discussion paper
21 Feb 2018

This paper is part 3 in a series on reunification for children in out-of-home care. It describes selected research which has documented factors which predict reunification breakdowns and considers ways in which reunification decision-making can be improved.

Research report
21 Feb 2018

In Australia, capital cities are increasingly stepping forward to offer leadership on greenhouse gas abatement to a degree not evident at the national level nor in many states and territories. This paper analyses the carbon targets, strategies, outcomes, and policies and measures that are being used by each of Australia’s capital cities.

Research report
21 Feb 2018