Latest Research

This paper recommends that victims of crime be given the right to instruct the DPP to seek leave to appeal sentences that they find unjustly lenient. The primary goal of this reform is to address community concern that the judiciary is out-of-touch with community standards, regarding both how harm to victims and society is construed, and how severity of punishment is to be measured.

Research report
19 Oct 2018

This options paper sets out different ways for the Australian Energy Market Operator to procure ‘standby’ electricity reserves under the Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) when a supply shortfall is forecast.

Discussion paper
18 Oct 2018

This review considers what works to support carers of older people with dementia to prevent or delay entry into residential aged care. It adopts a rigorous and systematic approach to identify and appraise the evidence, aiming to inform dementia policy.

Research report
18 Oct 2018

Despite support from police for the use of CCTV, and its popularity in public places, there has been limited research into the use of CCTV by police for investigative purposes. This study attempted to better understand police demand for CCTV footage from the NSW rail network.

Research report
18 Oct 2018

The My Health Record (MHR) system is an online folder of summary documents relating to a healthcare recipient's health that can be controlled by the individual. MHR can be used to record information such as allergies, blood test results or medical conditions a person has been diagnosed with. Proponents of MHR argue that the potential benefits outweigh the data privacy risks.

Research report
18 Oct 2018

The Family Wellbeing Study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring.

Research report
18 Oct 2018

Evidence provided to this inquiry, extensive debate in the Senate chamber, and wider discourse in the public arena, did not clearly articulate how a reduction in the corporate tax rate would directly lead to higher wages and better economic outcomes for the majority of the Australian population.

Research report
18 Oct 2018

This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries and deaths involving an automated vehicle.

Discussion paper
17 Oct 2018