Latest Research

This report outlines stakeholders’ views on how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.
Evaluation
11 Dec 2017
This report reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among the Australian states.
Research report
11 Dec 2017
This paper examines what quality in VET might mean from the perspectives of five key stakeholder groups - learners, employers/industry, providers, government and regulators.
Discussion paper
11 Dec 2017
This report tracks Tasmania’s progress towards the attainment of improved results in jobs, construction, exports, new businesses, housing, health status and educational achievement.
Report
11 Dec 2017
This audit recommends that Australia’s universities abolish speech codes that limit free speech; introduce policies that protect intellectual freedom, as mandated by legislation; and commit to the University of Chicago’s sector-leading statement on free expression.
Research report
9 Dec 2017
The maternal mortality rate in Australia in 2012–2014 was 6.8 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world.
Report
8 Dec 2017
This report outlines deep concerns with planning and governance for the proposed West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and, by extension, with the wider context for transport planning in Victoria.
Report
8 Dec 2017
This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.
Report
8 Dec 2017