Latest Research

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, policies and measures that are being used by each of Australia’s capital cities.

Research report
21 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 aggregate-level analysis finds no evidence that the Bail Assessment Officer intervention had an impact on the granting of bail at first appearance, bail refused days or time on remand.

Research report
21 Feb 2018

This report examines the 2016–17 annual reports of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.

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

Vocational education and training (VET) plays a vital role for young people in the transition from school to both further education and employment. Difficulties with this transition can result in unemployment, underemployment and social exclusion that may affect young people for the rest of their lives and have long-term undesirable social and economic implications.

Report
20 Feb 2018

The evidence presented in this discussion paper suggests that the capacity of our school system to act as catalyst for inclusion, equity and opportunity for Indigenous students is weakening. Rather than being places which bring people and communities together, evidence suggests that schools are yet another place where children grow further apart.

Discussion paper
20 Feb 2018

The Disability Support Pension (DSP) represents a large component of social security spending for the Australian government. This report examines the factors underlying the recent decline in DSP expenditure, highlighting the impacts of changes in government policy.

Report
20 Feb 2018