Latest Research

NAPLAN data provide parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with important information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.
Report
13 Dec 2017
Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?
Research report
13 Dec 2017
After a long-term downward trend, adoption numbers are rising, particularly for children who are already known to their adoptive parents, according to this report.
Report
13 Dec 2017
Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.
Research report
13 Dec 2017
This is the second interim report of an inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. It focuses on the operation of the east coast gas market, where there are continuing immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report
13 Dec 2017
This paper explores some of the challenges and constraints within the Australian system of apprenticeships to adequately respond to industry 4.0. It also presents some of the current directions in government policy and explores opportunities within industries and the training system itself to...
Conference paper
13 Dec 2017
This paper draws on a detailed survey of Australian attitudes to democracy and government. It is also informed by input from about thirty eminent Australians from diverse backgrounds, who gathered in Melbourne last month for a special roundtable on democracy.
Discussion paper
12 Dec 2017
This research found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy, in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.
Research report
12 Dec 2017