Latest Research

Decades of reform to service delivery across Australia has introduced a diversity of publicly and privately provided services, aimed at improving both access and quality. But the gaps between regions and metropolitan areas on many measures of service provision and socio-economic outcomes are persisting. The smaller and more remote the community, the greater these gaps are.

Briefing paper
10 Dec 2018

This report outlines the ACCC's concerns regarding the market power held by Google and Facebook, including their impact on Australian businesses and, in particular, on the ability of media businesses to monetise their content.

Report
10 Dec 2018

The overarching aim of this research project is to address the following research questions:

  • What is the international migrant contribution to business ownership and entrepreneurship in regions? and;
  • How could the prevalence and impact of migrant entrepreneurship in regions be enhanced?

The project has been specifically designed to:

Briefing paper
10 Dec 2018

This report recommends that universities abolish concerning policies, introduce policies that safeguard free intellectual inquiry and sign on to the University of Chicago’s sector-leading statement on free expression.

Report
10 Dec 2018

This report explores the reasons employers are using unaccredited training, why they chose this form of training over others and whether it is meeting their skill needs.

Report
10 Dec 2018

This policy document embodies a circular economy, shifting away from ‘take, make, use and dispose’ to a more circular approach where Australia maintains the value of resources for as long as possible.

Policy report
10 Dec 2018

This report presents updated information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people aged under 21 in the Northern Territory, between July 2012 and December 2017. These services were funded by the Australian government and delivered by the Northern Territory government.

Report
10 Dec 2018

In the past few decades other non-standard or non-traditional forms of employment such as labour hire, employees on short-term contracts, and engagement of independent contractors have emerged as hiring options for employers. This snapshot sheds light on the significance and contribution of different forms of employment to the Australian economy.

Report
10 Dec 2018