Western Australia

Report

17 Jul 2017

Behaviour management practices in youth custodial facilities have received national media attention following an ABC’s Four Corners program in July 2016 about the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre (Meldrum-Hanna, 2016). The following day the Royal Commission into the...

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15 Jul 2017

This report is a documentation of the rates and directions of migration of limesand dunes in parts of Western Australia. With the application of ArcGIS, georeferenced maps and aerial images from 1960 to 2010 were used to measure and monitor the locations of a selection of mobile dunes along the...

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Report

07 Jul 2017

Emergency services are critical to protecting and preserving the lives, livelihoods and properties of Western Australians. Delivering and funding emergency services in a state as large and diverse as Western Australia is a complex and difficult task. The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) funds many...

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Report

29 Jun 2017

This is my ninth annual Information Systems Audit Report. The report summarises the results of the 2016 annual cycle of audits, plus application reviews completed by our Information Systems audit group since last year’s report.

The report is important because it reveals the...

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Audio program

20 May 2017

The art of remote Australia is often the wallpaper in the background when corporate giants do their pieces to camera in TV news bulletins or live crosses.

Even politicians don't mind being filmed against those vibrant, shimmering canvases with their waterholes, dreaming tracks and...

Research report

09 May 2017

The ACMA undertook quantitative research in 2016 to examine the role of AM radio in the contemporary communications environment. Radio in the bushA study of radio listening in remote Western Australia explores the radio listening habits of people living in remote and very...

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Commentary

Article

04 May 2017

The federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial, which began in selected communities in South Australia and Western Australia from March 2016, is a...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

Social enterprises continue to make significant impacts to the lives of many Australians. A recent study has shown there are an estimated 20,000 social enterprises operating in Australia, present in every industry (Barraket, Mason and Blain 2016). Although they are a growing presence in our...

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Audio interview

28 Mar 2017

Australia's east coast gas crisis has prompted calls from big industrial energy users to set aside some gas for domestic consumers, replicating a policy already in place in Western Australia.

The oil and gas industry is fighting any such move, and has made its opposition clear in the days...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

In mid-2013, Swinburne University of Technology set out to increase Indigenous participation in higher education using online learning platforms and new methods of student support. More than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students participated in the ...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

In the words of one former participant, the Kimberley Girl program has become a “rite of passage” for young Aboriginal women in the region. Produced by Goolarri Media Enterprises, and now entering its fourteenth year, Kimberley Girl continues to change lives for the better. Like its Pilbara...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

In the words of one former participant, the Kimberley Girl program has become a “rite of passage” for young Aboriginal women in the region. Produced by Goolarri Media Enterprises, and now entering its fourteenth year, Kimberley Girl continues to change lives for the better. Like its Pilbara...

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Discussion paper

05 Mar 2017

This paper examines the evidence available from peer-reviewed journal publications regarding the broad array of health concerns associated with unconventional gas mining and whether two Western Australian governmental reports, used to contribute to policy decisions on unconventional gas,...

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Briefing paper

01 Mar 2017

This is a one page policy brief resulting from a NHMRC project Lessons from the Best. Six continuously highly improving (CQI) Indigenous primary health care services were studied in partnership with the servie and key policy agents. The results about the factors supporting continuous quality...

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Evaluation

Website

16 Feb 2017

An independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website (www.gdhr.wa.gov.au) was undertaken by John Scougall Consulting Services in 2016 with the support of an expert cross-agency reference group.

The...

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Research report

23 Jan 2017

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Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.

The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...

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Audio program

30 Nov 2016

The West Australian Treasurer, Mike Nahan, will head to Friday's treasurers' meeting with a newly minted plan to privatise the operator of WA's power network.

The plan would see 51% of Western Power sold off in a float on the Australian Stock Exchange.

It'll be a key state election...

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Journal article

30 Nov 2016

The local government system in Western Australia has two unique characteristics. It is the only state in Australia where there has not been significant reform of the sector. In addition, it is the only state where legislation contains binding provisions for a poll of electors on local government...

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