05 December 2013 | Information about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) during 2012 is presented in this publication. The figures are derived from the Student Outcomes Survey, which focuses on students' employment outcomes and satisfaction with VET in Australia.
04 December 2013 | This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.
03 December 2013 | The findings in this paper allow policy makers around the world to gauge the knowledge and skills of students in their own countries in comparison with those in other countries, set policy targets against measurable goals achieved by other education systems, and learn from policies and practices applied elsewhere.
03 December 2013 | A comparative study of political governance frameworks for local governments across Australia, this report looks at the advantages, constraints and theoretical approaches to representative democracy across Australian local government in view of on-going reform processes.
03 December 2013 | This report on the outcomes of interviews with councillors and senior local government staff of their experience of local representation follows a review of the legal frameworks governing local democratic governance. ACELG has undertaken this work with the Victorian Local Governance Association which has a track record of working on issues of local and participatory democracy.
02 December 2013 | This report reviewed results and recommendations of a project exploring youth recidivism, examining whether youth recidivism could be analysed using data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set.
02 December 2013 | In this paper, the risk and potential impact of tactical displacement by organised criminals is discussed with regard to the potential for increased attempts by organised crime groups to corrupt public servants.
02 December 2013 | This report argues that the weakness of Indonesian extremists today may be propelling them toward violence as the lack of training, experience or religious credentials leaves attacks as the only way to gain legitimacy.
29 November 2013 | This release provides selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-74 years.
29 November 2013 | This report presents the key findings from the Survey of Recently Separated Families 2012, which examined the experiences of 6,119 parents who separated between 31 July 2010 and 31 December 2011.
29 November 2013 | A franchise is an arrangement in which a ‘brand’ owner allows a franchisee to trade under that brand and typically either allows, or requires, the franchisee to use the franchisor’s business and marketing systems. This research paper examines whether the former Government’s mooted legislative amendments would effectively address an imbalance in the franchise relationship or be likely to tip the balance in favour of one party to the franchise agreement.
28 November 2013 | Identifing innovative strategies for making access to private legal assistance more affordable for most Australians, this report finds that people with modest means are most likely to be deprived of justice because they earn too much to qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford exorbitant legal fees.
28 November 2013 | This paper compares student loan and other support arrangements in Australia and New Zealand, with particular reference to the access to these arrangements by citizens of the other country.
28 November 2013 | This report is intended to inform the Victorian community about the health of the natural environment and influence government to achieve environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.