Western Australia

Research report

13 Apr 2018

This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This report argues that access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.

Report

21 Mar 2018

The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...

Report

15 Mar 2018

The focus of this audit was to determine if agencies had suitable policies and practices in place for the management of gifts received. Gifts were defined as any item of value, including goods, services, money or hospitality offered to or received by an employee, without...

Audio program

12 Mar 2018

With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...

Research report

8 Mar 2018

Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.

Report

20 Feb 2018

This report examines a number of WA government programs and projects, in an attempt to provide a clear and concise explanation of the key drivers or failures in decision making that led to the state’s operating deficits and unsustainable debt position.

Strategy

A new chapter for our public library system
20 Feb 2018

The WA Public Libraries Strategy is the result of extensive research undertaken and presented in the Public Library Working Group background paper . As well as that, WALGA’s Vision 2025 also identified the need for such a strategic approach to public library development. The context...

Report

15 Feb 2018

This inquiry aimed to rectify the lack of external oversight by assessing the adequacy of the Western Australian Electoral Commission's administration and management of the 2017 state general election.

Journal article

13 Feb 2018

This study, in a representative sample of young people in detention in Western Australia, has documented a high prevalence of FASD and severe neurodevelopmental impairment, the majority of which had not been previously identified.

Discussion paper

6 Feb 2018

This blueprint for the establishment of Infrastructure WA (IWA) sets out a new approach to long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia to create jobs.

Research report

6 Feb 2018

The focus of this project is specifically on adults with intellectual disabilities who have high support needs and experience almost complete exclusion from employment, much more than other disability groups.

Research report

The views of WA children and young people on factors that support their engagement in school and learning
30 Jan 2018

Much effort has been put into developing resources, frameworks, policies and programs to support and engage students. This work is important and has helped many students, but by listening to the voices of children and young people, it is clear there is more to be...

Journal article

23 Jan 2018

This paper describes the rationale underpinning formative research which will inform the design of a localized smoking cessation program for Aboriginal women living in the remote Pilbara region.

Report

Service priority review: final report to the West Australian government
5 Dec 2017

This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This study aimed to identify the causative organisms in marine wounds sustained in the subtropical and tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Gascoyne region (north-west), Western Australia.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This Report examines whether prices are in fact high; considers the impact these prices have on regional communities; explores causal factors driving high prices; and suggests steps that Industry and Government might take to address community concerns and reduce airfares.

Strategy

30 Nov 2017

This report outlines why the Western Australian Auditor-General feels there is still time for Tourism WA to achieve its goal of doubling tourism spend - although it will be challenging.

Submission

14 Nov 2017

What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups,...