Latest Research

While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on effective quasi-market interventions for managing market failures and gaps.

Research report
22 Oct 2018

This discussion paper presents an overview of the circular economy, how it can be applied in New South Wales, and the benefits it could bring.

Discussion paper
22 Oct 2018

There is growing interest in quantifying the economic contribution of cultural and creative industries both in Australia and internationally. Measurement of this activity can inform policy makers about how such industries contribute to economic outcomes relative to other industries.

Working paper
19 Oct 2018

This brief describes the current state of Australian agriculture, with the aim of providing key information and statistics in one place. It covers six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.

Briefing paper
19 Oct 2018

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 paper outlines proposed reforms to the water resource regulatory framework and shows how different elements might fit together to provide a comprehensive and contemporary management framework.

Discussion paper
19 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